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Districts taking 1st step toward repairing hike-bike bridge

Districts taking 1st step toward repairing hike-bike bridge

SOUTH BEND, Neb. (AP) – Work is expected to begin this winter on a pedestrian-bicycle bridge over the Platte River southwest of Omaha that was battered during the flooding earlier this year. The Lied Platte River Bridge near South Bend has been closed since March. Trees flattened a few hundred feet of bridge railing and…Read more »

Nebraska couple gets probation for malnourished baby’s death

Nebraska couple gets probation for malnourished baby’s death

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) – An eastern Nebraska couple has been sentenced to five years of probation for the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David Krutina Jr. and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina also were sentenced Monday to perform 80 hours of community service. They live in…Read more »

Man sought for 3 crash deaths in Nebraska held in California

Man sought for 3 crash deaths in Nebraska held in California

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – A California man accused of causing a crash that killed three people in south-central Nebraska has been taken into custody. Jail records in California’s Madera County say 34-year-old Kenneth Kratt remained in custody Tuesday after his arrest Friday. He’ll be returned to Kearney, Nebraska, to face three counts of felony manslaughter.…Read more »

Nebraska announces new approach to juvenile offenders

Nebraska announces new approach to juvenile offenders

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska is changing the way it handles juvenile offenders following an incident in which teenage girls damaged a state-run housing unit in Geneva. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on Monday unveiled a new Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center System, with campuses in Kearney, Geneva and Lincoln. Nebraska already…Read more »

6-year-old burned when she fell into fire pit

6-year-old burned when she fell into fire pit

ROCA, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a 6-year-old girl was burned when she fell into a fire pit at a pumpkin farm and event center south of Lincoln. Medics were sent to Roca Berry Farm around 6 p.m. Saturday. The girl was taken to a Lincoln hospital for treatment of what were described as minor…Read more »

Guardsmen help search Lincoln prison for contraband

Guardsmen help search Lincoln prison for contraband

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Officials say nearly three dozen Nebraska National Guardsmen helped search the Lincoln Correctional Center for contraband. Sunday’s search was the second time in just over a month that an outside state agency helped the Nebraska Correctional Services Department look for outlawed items, including weapons, drugs and cellphones. The department didn’t say…Read more »

Iowa authorities recover body of missing Nebraska kayaker

Iowa authorities recover body of missing Nebraska kayaker

HARRISON COUNTY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa authorities have recovered the body of a missing kayaker from Nebraska. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the body of 33-year-old Cody Bengford of Bellevue, Nebraska, was recovered on Saturday – less than a day after he was reported missing. Authorities say Bengford was reported missing after he…Read more »

Nebraska senators: More revenue could mean property tax cuts

Nebraska senators: More revenue could mean property tax cuts

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers who want to lower property taxes and replenish the state’s rainy-day fund could have a slightly easier time accomplishing those goals next year, but many are still worried about the impact of major flooding and the struggling farm economy. Key lawmakers said they’re hopeful…Read more »

Tips for Nebraska motorists to avoid deer collisions

Tips for Nebraska motorists to avoid deer collisions

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska game and wildlife officials are offering tips to motorists to avoid collisions with deer this fall. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says deer are more active now as crops are being harvested and deer breeding season is in full swing. The agency suggests motorists try to anticipate the possibility…Read more »

2 Omaha police officers collapse after checking cruiser

2 Omaha police officers collapse after checking cruiser

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Omaha police are investigating what caused two officers in the city’s Northwest Precinct to collapse within minutes of each other. Television station KETV reports the incident happened Thursday when the first officer became lightheaded and collapsed while doing a pre-shift inspection of his cruiser. The other officer went to check the…Read more »