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Two Rivers Releases Updated Risk Dial

Two Rivers Releases Updated Risk Dial

KEARNEY, Neb. (TRPHD) –This is a special early edition due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Two Rivers Public Health updated the weekly risk dial on Thursday, November 25. The level of risk has elevated farther into the red “Pandemic” level. Many factors go into determining the level of risk each week. The following factors contributed to…Read more »

Gov. Ricketts Thanksgiving Message

Gov. Ricketts Thanksgiving Message

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day, which will be celebrated November 26, 2020. “Thanksgiving is a time for us to express gratitude to our Creator and to one another for the many blessings we have received. This year, we are especially grateful for our healthcare workers…Read more »

Nebraska prison inmate with COVID-19 dies

Nebraska prison inmate with COVID-19 dies

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska prison inmate who had COVID-19 and other medical problems has died. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the inmate, who was in his 70s, died Monday at a hospital in Lincoln. The inmate’s name was not released. The cause of death has not been determined. A grand jury will investigate.…Read more »

Bond denied in fatal attack at Nebraska fast food restaurant

Bond denied in fatal attack at Nebraska fast food restaurant

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A 23-year-old man charged with fatally shooting two employees at a Nebraska fast food restaurant and wounding two others has been denied bond. Roberto Carlos Silva Jr. made his first court appearance Tuesday in Saturday’s attack at a Sonic Drive-in restaurant in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue. The Omaha man has…Read more »

Petition seeks to recall Lincoln mayor, council members

Petition seeks to recall Lincoln mayor, council members

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A petition drive in Lincoln seeks to recall the mayor and most of the city council, an effort spurred by the city leaders’ actions during the coronavirus pandemic. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that LNK Recall organizers on Monday took the petitions to the County-City Building as the council held a…Read more »

Nebraska man sentenced to 47 years for sex trafficking teens

Nebraska man sentenced to 47 years for sex trafficking teens

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man who was convicted of sex trafficking two teenage girls was sentenced Tuesday to 47years in federal prison. The Lincoln Journal Star reports 33-year-old Devin L. Ashford of Lincoln was convicted by jurors in August of sex trafficking of a minor; production of child pornography; sex trafficking by means…Read more »

Nebraska police chief defends officers in fatal traffic stop

Nebraska police chief defends officers in fatal traffic stop

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha’s police chief said two officers acted appropriately when a Black man was fatally shot during a Nebraska traffic stop last week because the man repeatedly didn’t comply with their commands, but video of the confrontation won’t be immediately released. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Monday the officers followed department policy…Read more »

More charges filed in deadly attack at Nebraska restaurant

More charges filed in deadly attack at Nebraska restaurant

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have filed additional charges against a 23-year-old man in a shooting at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two employees were killed and two others were wounded. Roberto Carlos Silva Jr. was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, arson and four…Read more »

Report: Black Nebraskans more likely to be arrested, jailed

Report: Black Nebraskans more likely to be arrested, jailed

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new report from researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha shows that Black Nebraskans are far more likely to be arrested and placed behind bars. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Black people also are significantly underrepresented among those receiving diversion or intervention services rather than jail time. The…Read more »

Lawsuit: Firm did not protect meatpacking workers from virus

Lawsuit: Firm did not protect meatpacking workers from virus

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of meatpacking workers has filed a lawsuit alleging that a small Nebraska plant failed to take adequate precautions to protect them from the coronavirus. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the federal lawsuit on Monday against Noah’s Ark Processors in Hastings, Nebraska. The lawsuit says the plant has made…Read more »