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Arrest Made in Assault on Jogger

Arrest Made in Assault on Jogger

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Kearney Police Department: “At approximately 11:00 p.m., on Friday, July 12, officers of the Kearney Police Department were dispatched to the 2700 block of 8th Avenue in Kearney in response to an assault that had occurred at that location. It was determined that a 31-year-old Kearney woman…Read more »

Emergency officials urge flood victims to document damage

Emergency officials urge flood victims to document damage

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – State emergency officials are urging south-central Nebraska residents and local governments to document any damage they experienced from flooding earlier this month. Officials with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency say they’re still collecting damage reports from local emergency management offices. They recommend documenting damage by photograph or video, if possible. They…Read more »

Board completes process of removing country treasurer

Board completes process of removing country treasurer

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) – The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has completed the process of removing the country treasurer for committing what the board called “misconduct in office.” The board voted 5-0 on Monday to declare that Lori Koertner had neglected her legal duties. The action was legally required to complete its May 13…Read more »

Mayor accused of assault, threatening officer’s job

Mayor accused of assault, threatening officer’s job

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) – The mayor of Broken Bow is accused of threatening the job of a police officer investigating a fight outside a bar for which the mayor has been charged. Custer County Court records say Jon Berghorst is charged with two misdemeanors: assault and oppression under the color of office. He’s hasn’t…Read more »

Report: Speed, alcohol factors in crash that killed teens

Report: Speed, alcohol factors in crash that killed teens

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) – Investigators say they found evidence of alcohol use and excessive speed in a crash that killed four Gretna teenage girls and seriously injured a fifth. A report released Tuesday by the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office says the car was traveling 90 mph at the time of the June 17 crash. That’s…Read more »

Nebraska woman arrested, fined for climbing Mount Rushmore

Nebraska woman arrested, fined for climbing Mount Rushmore

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Nebraska woman has been fined $1,000 for climbing the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Authorities say Alexandria Incontro scaled the massive granite sculpture Friday with bare feet and no rope, making it to about 15 feet (4.5 meters) from the top. The Rapid City Journal says Incontro…Read more »

ACLU of Nebraska launches website for transgender people

ACLU of Nebraska launches website for transgender people

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska residents who identify as transgender now have a website where they can get state-specific information about their rights and available resources. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska on Monday launched a new website, transNebraska.org . It was funded in part by the Omaha Community Foundation. The website includes information…Read more »

Omaha woman accused of allowing girl to be abused

Omaha woman accused of allowing girl to be abused

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An Omaha woman accused of allowing a 13-year-old girl to be sexually assaulted will stand trial on sex trafficking and child abuse charges. Omaha television station KETV reports that a judge on Tuesday found there is enough evidence for prosecutors to try 21-year-old Britnee Gossett. Police say the girl had been…Read more »

Residential Flood Refuse Curbside Collection

Residential Flood Refuse Curbside Collection

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the City of Kearney: “Curbside residential flood related refuse collection will continue this week for those affected. Please set large appliances aside, as those have to be picked up separately. Refuse should be placed on the curb, away from mailboxes and other landscaping, and away from parked cars.…Read more »

Counties Assess Damage in Aftermath of South Central Nebraska Flooding

Counties Assess Damage in Aftermath of South Central Nebraska Flooding

LINCOLN, Neb. (NEMA) – Damage assessments are ongoing in the south central counties affected by heavy rains and flooding July 8-12. Local governments and individuals are urged to continue to document damage that occurred as a result of flooding. Local emergency management offices will compile information on the damage that occurred in individual counties and…Read more »