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UNK Statement on death of Dick Collins

UNK Statement on death of Dick Collins

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the University of Nebraska-Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen has issued the following statement on the death of longtime Loper Athletics employee Dick Collins of Kearney. Collins died Tuesday at Kearney Regional Medical Center. He was 73. “Dick’s passing is a devastating blow to UNK…Read more »

Five Arrested Following Traffic Stop in Red Willow County

Five Arrested Following Traffic Stop in Red Willow County

MCCOOK, Neb. – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested five people following a traffic stop on Highway 6 near McCook Tuesday evening. At approximately 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper performed a traffic stop on a Dodge Journey that was driving without its lights on. The vehicle also had no license plates. During the…Read more »

Hastings mayor hospitalized after virus-related symptoms

Hastings mayor hospitalized after virus-related symptoms

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Hastings says he has been admitted to a hospital after experiencing severe symptoms he attributed to a coronavirus infection. Mayor Corey Stutte issued a statement Tuesday through the city saying he was taken Monday to a Hastings hospital after an incident that included a fall, seizure, an irregular…Read more »

Lincoln man pleads not guilty to shooting death of father

Lincoln man pleads not guilty to shooting death of father

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and a weapons count in the shooting death of his father last summer in Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 21-year-old Adolfo Ortiz entered the plea last week in a hearing he attended via video from his jail cell. His…Read more »

Trial delayed for Lincoln man charged in 2019 killings

Trial delayed for Lincoln man charged in 2019 killings

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Trial has been delayed for a man charged with first-degree murder and other counts in the Lincoln home-invasion killings of two people in 2019. Trial for 30-year-old Rubin Thomas had been set to begin Feb. 1, but Lancaster County judges recently decided to nix jury trials in February because of the…Read more »

Lincoln man charged, accused of seriously injuring baby girl

Lincoln man charged, accused of seriously injuring baby girl

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been charged with felony child abuse after police and doctors say he left his 3-month-old daughter with serious injuries, including a brain bleed. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 20-year-old Malcom Lofton was arrested Thursday after the girl’s mother rushed the baby to a Lincoln hospital after…Read more »

Nebraska proposal would make Election Day a state holiday

Nebraska proposal would make Election Day a state holiday

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker has introduced a bill that would declare Election Day a state holiday and automatically register eligible residents as voters when they renew their driver’s licenses. The measure by Sen. Eliot Bostar, of Lincoln, follows a handful of states that have made it a holiday to help ensure that…Read more »

Police: Victim of shooting at Omaha motel died at hospital

Police: Victim of shooting at Omaha motel died at hospital

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man has died following a shooting at a southwestern Omaha motel. Police say in a news release that the shooting occurred shortly after 4 a.m. Monday at a Motel 6 near 109th and J streets. Arriving first responders found a man with gunshot wounds who was taken by…Read more »

New technology at security checkpoints in Omaha airport

New technology at security checkpoints in Omaha airport

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is using new credential authentication technology at security checkpoints in Omaha’s Eppley Airfield to confirm travelers’ ID and their flight information in near real time. Michael Fowler is TSA’s federal security director for Nebraska. He says the technology is better able to identify fraudulent driver’s licenses and…Read more »

Patrol: Man killed in crash near Overton

Patrol: Man killed in crash near Overton

OVERTON, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says a North Platte man has died in a rollover crash on Interstate 80 near the south-central village of Overton. The Omaha World-Herald reports the crash happened early Monday, around 2:30 a.m., killing 47-year-old Alfred Leon. The patrol says Leon was exiting I-80 near Overton when he…Read more »