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Ex-Omaha weatherman accused of targeting health director

Ex-Omaha weatherman accused of targeting health director

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A former Omaha TV weatherman and spokesman for a former mayor has been accused of emailing death threats to the director of Douglas County Health Department over her handling of the new coronavirus outbreak. The Douglas County Sheriff’s office says Ronald Gerrard Penzkowski was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of making…Read more »

Survey suggests pandemic draining vigor from Midwest economy

Survey suggests pandemic draining vigor from Midwest economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A survey of supply managers in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains is showing more signs of the coronavirus pandemic’s disruptive economic impact. A report released Monday says the Mid-American Business Conditions index sank in March to 46.7 – its lowest reading since September 2016. The survey’s confidence index…Read more »

Police say accidental fall from ladder killed Lincoln woman

Police say accidental fall from ladder killed Lincoln woman

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A fall that killed a 38-year-old Lincoln woman has been called an accident. Police say officers went to the woman’s home around 1 p.m. Saturday to check a disturbance. As officers talked to someone on one side of the house, neighbors told them someone was coming out a second-story window on…Read more »

Prison officials: 27-year-old inmate dies at hospital

Prison officials: 27-year-old inmate dies at hospital

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – State prisons officials say a 27-year-old Nebraska State Penitentiary inmate has died at a Lincoln hospital. A news release from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says Jackson Hendrick died around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officials did not say in the release why or when he had been taken to the hospital,…Read more »

Survey suggests pandemic draining vigor from Midwest economy

Survey suggests pandemic draining vigor from Midwest economy

OMAHA, Neb. – (AP) A survey of supply managers in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains is showing more signs of the coronavirus pandemic’s disruptive economic impact. A report released Monday says the Mid-American Business Conditions index sank in March to 46.7 – its lowest reading since September 2016. The survey’s confidence index plunged…Read more »

UNDERSTANDING THE STATE’S DIRECTED HEALTH MEASURE

UNDERSTANDING THE STATE’S DIRECTED HEALTH MEASURE

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the City of Kearney Police Department: What is a Directed Health Measure (DHM)? • Specific community enforcement measures necessary to prevent the spread of communicable disease, illness or poisoning. The objective of this order is to reduce morbidity and mortality, minimize disease transmission; protect health care personnel and…Read more »

Disputed Canada-US oil pipeline work to start in April

Disputed Canada-US oil pipeline work to start in April

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A Canadian company says it plans to start construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline running from Canada through the U.S. Midwest in April. Calgary-based TC Energy says the provincial Alberta government will invest over $1 billion to cover construction costs through 2020. The company plans to begin at…Read more »

Nebraska officials: Shooting death appears to be accidental

Nebraska officials: Shooting death appears to be accidental

GORDON, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska State Patrol and Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting death that officials believe was accidental. The patrol says in a news release Tuesday that the shooting happened earlier this month, on March 15, at a home in Gordon in northwestern Nebraska. The patrol says initial investigation shows…Read more »

15-year-old charged with murder in Lincoln man’s knifing

15-year-old charged with murder in Lincoln man’s knifing

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A 15-year-old boy has been accused of stabbing to death a Lincoln man earlier this month. Court records say the teenager was arrested Monday and is charged with second-degree murder and a weapons count. The Associated Press generally doesn’t name juveniles accused of crimes. Police say officers sent to a central…Read more »

Corps: Some levees damaged in 2019 still vulnerable

Corps: Some levees damaged in 2019 still vulnerable

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) – With flood concerns already high in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning that many levees on the Missouri and Kansas rivers that were damaged during last year’s devastating floods remain vulnerable to high water. The National Weather Service has said Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri and eastern…Read more »