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Virus outbreak reported at Blair nursing home north of Omaha

Virus outbreak reported at Blair nursing home north of Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials in the Omaha bedroom community of Blair are reporting a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home, with at least 24 residents and eight staff members infected. The Three Rivers Public Health Department reported the outbreak at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair. The facility is licensed for 108 assisted living and…Read more »

Motorcyclist dies in southwest Omaha crash with car

Motorcyclist dies in southwest Omaha crash with car

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car at a southwestern Omaha intersection. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened late Monday afternoon at 132nd and Harrison streets, when a car made a car made a left turn in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle’s driver,…Read more »

Grand Island Man Sentenced in Wire Fraud

Grand Island Man Sentenced in Wire Fraud

LINCOLN, Neb. (DOJ) – United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Tyler Goehring, 27, formerly of Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 5 years of probation by Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard for wire fraud.  Goehring was also ordered to serve 4 months of community confinement and 4 months…Read more »

Nebraska authorities ID body of man found in Lexington pond

Nebraska authorities ID body of man found in Lexington pond

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) – Authorities in south-central Nebraska have identified a man whose body was pulled from a sandpit pond near Lexington last week. The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office tells television station NTV that the body is that of 24-year-old Eduardo Farias-Garcia, of Lexington. Sheriff’s officials found his body Sept. 14 in the pond south…Read more »

Nebraska campaign mailer uses photo of wrong person

Nebraska campaign mailer uses photo of wrong person

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska state senator who is running for a new term made an embarrassing error in a recent campaign mail piece attacking his opponent. The mailing by Sen. Andrew La Grone, of Gretna, criticizes his legislative challenger, Jen Day, of Omaha. But the photo that purports to show Day is actually…Read more »

Nebraska man sentenced to 4 years in prison for child porn

Nebraska man sentenced to 4 years in prison for child porn

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A south-central Nebraska man has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Federal prosecutors say that 65-year-old Robert Rose, of Guide Rock, was sentenced last week in Lincoln’s federal courthouse. He also was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution, and he must register as a sex…Read more »

UNK grad student receives Mari Sandoz Research Award

UNK grad student receives Mari Sandoz Research Award

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society selected University of Nebraska at Kearney graduate student Broc Anderson as the 2020-21 recipient of its Mari Sandoz Research Award. Anderson, who is pursuing a Master of Arts in history at UNK, received a $1,000 grant to conduct research that emphasizes new insights on Sandoz or new approaches…Read more »

Nebraska man charged in protester’s death dies by suicide

Nebraska man charged in protester’s death dies by suicide

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An attorney for a white business owner who was charged in the fatal shooting of a Black man during civil unrest in Nebraska says the man has died by suicide. Police say Jacob Gardner’s body was found Sunday outside a medical clinic in Hillsboro, Oregon. Attorney Stu Dornan said it was…Read more »

More than 40% of Nebraska virus deaths are at nursing homes

More than 40% of Nebraska virus deaths are at nursing homes

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 40% of the deaths linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska have been at nursing homes. A total of 185 deaths linked to the virus have been reported at nursing homes in the state, which is reporting 442 deaths overall. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a federal database shows that…Read more »

Nebraska prisons say 6 more workers test positive for virus

Nebraska prisons say 6 more workers test positive for virus

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Six more state corrections employees have tested positive for the coronavirus as the number of cases in the state prison system continues to grow. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said three employees at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln and three employees at the state Diagnostic and Evaluation Center tested…Read more »