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Nebraska court rejects lethal injection protocol challenge

Nebraska court rejects lethal injection protocol challenge

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The lethal injection protocol that was used to execute a Nebraska prisoner last year has survived a legal challenge from death penalty opponents who had hoped to overturn it to prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment. The Nebraska Supreme Court sided Friday with state officials who adopted the new…Read more »

Nebraska patrol says man hit by semi while walking on I-80

Nebraska patrol says man hit by semi while walking on I-80

SUTHERLAND, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska State Patrol says a man whose vehicle had run out of fuel was struck and killed by a semitrailer as he walked down an Interstate 80 lane in western Nebraska. The patrol says troopers were sent around 3:10 a.m. Friday to check a report of a truck in the…Read more »

Leaves don’t go in the street

Leaves don’t go in the street

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from City of Kearney Stormwater Project Manager, Dan Lillis: “City streets are not the dumping grounds for leaves. Why should you be concerned? Organic matter such as grass and leaves can cause odors in neighborhood creeks and drainage problems that lead to flooding. Lawn Care professionals and residential home…Read more »

Nebraska warrant issued for semi driver in fatal crash

Nebraska warrant issued for semi driver in fatal crash

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – A warrant has been issued for a California man involved in a construction zone crash in Nebraska that killed three people. The Kearney Hub reports that 34-year-old Kenneth Kratt, of Madera, California, has been charged in Nebraska with three counts of felony manslaughter. Charging documents accuse Kratt of driving recklessly at…Read more »

Authorities ID man killed in Buffalo County crash

Authorities ID man killed in Buffalo County crash

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – Authorities have identified a person killed in a central Nebraska crash as a 38-year-old Elm Creek man. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office says Robert Boswell was driving a car west Thursday morning on a county road just east of Kearney when he crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound…Read more »

Colorado woman indicted in allege sell of human fetuses

Colorado woman indicted in allege sell of human fetuses

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) – Federal officials in California have indicted a Colorado woman who is suspected of trying to sell three human fetuses and a fetal skeleton online. KUSA-TV reported that 38-year-old Emily Suzanne Cain pleaded not guilty to charges Tuesday before appearing in San Francisco federal court Wednesday. Federal court records say the…Read more »

Some US farmers get a reprieve at end of challenging year

Some US farmers get a reprieve at end of challenging year

By DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Many farmers in the Midwest and South whose planting this year was besieged by wet weather are getting a reprieve, though a few Northern states have seen their harvest prospects go from bad to worse. Minnesota and the Dakotas have seen snow and rain in recent…Read more »

Nebraska’s average composite ACT score drops slightly

Nebraska’s average composite ACT score drops slightly

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Officials say Nebraska’s average composite ACT score dropped for the 2019 graduating class but is among the highest of the 15 states that test almost all students. The Nebraska Education Department said in a news release Wednesday that the 2019 figure was 20, down a tenth of a point from 20.1…Read more »

U.S. Census Bureau opens its Nebraska office in Lincoln

U.S. Census Bureau opens its Nebraska office in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The U.S. Census Bureau has opened its Nebraska office in Lincoln as it prepares for the 2020 count. The bureau will be hiring thousands of temporary workers to gather and help process the count. Dennis Johnson is deputy director for the Census’ Denver region, and he says filling positions could be…Read more »

UNK event focuses on landmark Supreme Court decision

UNK event focuses on landmark Supreme Court decision

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the UNK Communications department. “A Nebraska newspaper’s role in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case will be discussed 7 p.m. Oct. 24 during an event hosted by the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Carol Lomicky of Kearney, a former journalism professor who taught at UNK for three decades,…Read more »