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Gov. Ricketts, DHHS CEO Smith Present Demographic Data on Coronavirus Disease

Gov. Ricketts, DHHS CEO Smith Present Demographic Data on Coronavirus Disease

Gov. Ricketts (podium) and DHHS CEO Dannette R. Smith (standing, far left) at this afternoon’s press conference.  LINCOLN (Press Release) –Today, at an afternoon press briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts shared new demographic data on coronavirus cases and fatalities.  The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in partnership with Local Health Departments, has been…Read more »

University of Nebraska announces fall semester plans

University of Nebraska announces fall semester plans

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The University of Nebraska’s Lincoln campus will begin the fall semester online for one week, before students return for on-campus instruction for the first time since the shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The Lincoln Journal Star reported that the university announced plans for the fall semester that include remote learning starting…Read more »

Child, caretaker walking by road hit and killed in Nebraska

Child, caretaker walking by road hit and killed in Nebraska

FRIEND, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska State Patrol says an 11-year-old child and his caretaker were hit and killed by a truck as they walked along a road in southeastern Nebraska. The patrol says the crash happened just before 9 p.m. Thursday in Friend, killing Isaac Speece, of Friend, and his 53-year-old caretaker, Crystal Gerdes,…Read more »

Test Nebraska releases testing site locations, dates and times

Test Nebraska releases testing site locations, dates and times

LINCOLN, Neb. – Test Nebraska has released an online schedule of testing site locations, dates and times available for the remainder of the month of May at TestNebraska.com. A list of remaining locations, dates and times follows: Omaha                  5/23, 5/26 and 5/30               8 a.m. – 6 p.m.              455 N. 10 St.                68102…Read more »

Court rejects bid to revive cancelled US pipeline program

Court rejects bid to revive cancelled US pipeline program

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A U.S. appeals court has turned down a request by the Trump administration to revive a permit program that allows new oil and gas pipelines to be built across water bodies. Industry representatives say the decision could delay more than 70 pipeline projects. The case originated…Read more »

Nearly 129,000 Nebraskans have lost jobs since mid-March

Nearly 129,000 Nebraskans have lost jobs since mid-March

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Nearly 5,900 Nebraska residents applied for unemployment benefits last week, a number that appears to be stabilizing after a record-setting surge driven by the coronavirus pandemic. The new numbers bring the total number of claims in Nebraska to 129,000 since mid-March, although not all of those people are still unemployed. The…Read more »

Police: Pedestrian lying in street killed after being hit

Police: Pedestrian lying in street killed after being hit

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Omaha police say a man is dead after being hit by at least one vehicle early Wednesday morning. Police say officers were called to a neighborhood in north Omaha just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police say a witness saw the man, later identified as 31-year-old Edward Johnson, lying in the street…Read more »

Texas man, ex-Nebraska outfitter sentenced in hunting sting

Texas man, ex-Nebraska outfitter sentenced in hunting sting

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A Texas man and former Nebraska hunting guide has been sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay more than $80,000 for his part in an illegal hunting operation. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Jordan Cook, of Boerne, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday in Omaha’s federal court after he pleaded guilty to…Read more »

Nebraska troopers arrest 4 from Illinois after 174 mph chase

Nebraska troopers arrest 4 from Illinois after 174 mph chase

GIBBON, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska State Patrol says it has arrested four people from Illinois – including a driver accused of leading troopers on a chase exceeding 170 mph. The patrol says the arrests came Monday night, about 24 hours after a trooper had tried to pull over a Chevrolet Camaro for speeding on…Read more »

Athletic trainer gets jail for giving alcohol to minors

Athletic trainer gets jail for giving alcohol to minors

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) – A woman who worked as an athletic trainer has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for giving alcohol to Plattsmouth High School students. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 27-year-old Ashley Torske, of Bellevue, was sentenced last week in Cass County after she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of contributing…Read more »