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North Carolina man gets prison for enticing Nebraska girl

North Carolina man gets prison for enticing Nebraska girl

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving to Nebraska to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex. Federal prosecutors for Nebraska said in a news release that 27-year-old Alexander Kingston, of Monroe, North Carolina, was sentenced Tuesday in Lincoln’s federal court after earlier pleading guilty…Read more »

Hepatitis A outbreak tied to berries spreads to 1 more state

Hepatitis A outbreak tied to berries spreads to 1 more state

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A hepatitis A outbreak tied to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores now includes 16 confirmed cases in six states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 16 cases of hepatitis A, including seven in Nebraska, as part of the outbreak in Nebraska, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri and…Read more »

Nearly 800 Nebraska inmates sign petition panning conditions

Nearly 800 Nebraska inmates sign petition panning conditions

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nearly 800 Nebraska State Penitentiary inmates – more than half the Lincoln prison’s population – have signed a petition sent to state officials and various news outlets decrying conditions at the prison. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the petition pans penitentiary administrators for putting the prison in modified lockdown. Because…Read more »

8 Nebraska State Fair workers lose jobs amid restructuring

8 Nebraska State Fair workers lose jobs amid restructuring

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) – Eight full-time employees at the Nebraska State Fair have lost their jobs. The Grand Island Independent reports the workers were fired last week as fair officials restructure the organization amid financial problems. State Fair Executive Director Lori Cox says the restructuring will save about $520,000 in personnel costs. Before the…Read more »

Bennet volunteer firefighter injured fighting car fire

Bennet volunteer firefighter injured fighting car fire

BENNET, Neb. (AP) – A Bennet volunteer firefighter is recovering after being injured while responding to a car fire east of Lincoln. Bennet Rural Fire Department Chief Tim Norris tells station KLKN that an explosion from the car Sunday night injured 19-year-old Chad Peterson. The force of the explosion knocked Peterson back and caused a…Read more »

Signs seek to slow traffic at Papillion intersection

Signs seek to slow traffic at Papillion intersection

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) – The city of Papillion is using signs to try to slow traffic at a downtown intersection where a 10-year-old girl was fatally hit by a car earlier this year. The Omaha World-Herald reports that six yellow crosswalk yield signs were bolted to the street on Monday at the intersection. The city…Read more »

Over 500K pot vapes seized in 2 years as busts rise in US

Over 500K pot vapes seized in 2 years as busts rise in US

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too. Authorities across the country have seized at least a half-million marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the last two years. That’s according to an Associated Press tally derived from…Read more »

Omaha police investigating death of man in yard as homicide

Omaha police investigating death of man in yard as homicide

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Omaha police are investigating the death of a man found in a yard as a homicide. Police were called Monday morning to a report of a person down in the Millard neighborhood. Medics declared the man dead.¬†He was identified as 21-year-old Dustin Moheng.¬†Police said they are investigating the death as a…Read more »

Man pleads no contest in crash that killed UNL band member

Man pleads no contest in crash that killed UNL band member

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Lincoln man has pleaded no contest to motor vehicle homicide charges stemming from a 2018 crash that killed a member of the Cornhusker Marching Band. Waltrivelish Watson pleaded no contest to the charge Monday and faces up to three years in prison at his sentencing next month in Lancaster District…Read more »

New religion course at UNL includes proposing worship space

New religion course at UNL includes proposing worship space

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A new course at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will focus on the world’s religions and will ask students to use their new-found knowledge to propose a common worship space on campus. The Lincoln Journal Star reports the course called “When the World’s Religions Came to Lincoln” will start in spring 2020.…Read more »