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Man gets 19-20 years in prison for killing infant son

Man gets 19-20 years in prison for killing infant son

MINDEN, Neb. (AP) – A south-central Nebraska man has been imprisoned for killing his infant son. Kearney County District Court records say Christopher Preston was sentenced Wednesday in Minden to 19 to 20 years and given credit for 491 days already served. Preston had pleaded no contest to negligent child abuse resulting in death. Prosecutors…Read more »

Nebraska state officials issue warning about COVID-19

Nebraska state officials issue warning about COVID-19

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – State officials have issued a warning for people in Nebraska who recently traveled to one of 10 countries that have experienced an outbreak of COVID-19 and are asking them to self-report to state or local public health officials. Officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday they…Read more »

Condition of 2 patients with COVID-19 in Nebraska improving

Condition of 2 patients with COVID-19 in Nebraska improving

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Officials say the condition of two of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Omaha after being evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan has improved significantly. Two of the 15 people being monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center were being cared for at the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit…Read more »

Nebraska tomato plant pleads guilty in immigration case

Nebraska tomato plant pleads guilty in immigration case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Federal prosecutors for Nebraska say a northern Nebraska tomato-growing and packing plant accused of hiring people living in the country illegally has pleaded guilty, as has the owner of an area restaurant accused of supplying illegal workers. Prosecutors say O’Neill Ventures pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to harboring undocumented workers. A…Read more »

Nebraska advances bill to help first responders with PTSD

Nebraska advances bill to help first responders with PTSD

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Firefighters, police officers, county sheriffs and other first responders could get more access to services to help them deal with traumatic experiences under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers. The bill won first-round approval in the Legislature Wednesday on a 42-0 vote. The proposal would require the state to offer reimbursement…Read more »

Suspected arrested in shooting death of teenage Lincoln boy

Suspected arrested in shooting death of teenage Lincoln boy

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Police have arrested a 24-year-old man suspected of shooting to death a teenager five months ago in Lincoln. He’s suspected of killing 15-year-old Ali Al-Burkat. He was shot around 10 p.m. Sept. 29 while riding with others in a vehicle north of downtown Lincoln. Al-Burkat died later at a hospital. He…Read more »

Cybercriminals target Lincoln health care company

Cybercriminals target Lincoln health care company

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Lincoln health care company targeted by cybercriminals says there’s no evidence of any patient data being compromised. NRC Health says it immediately shut down its system Feb. 11 to contain the ransomware attack. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that NRC Health says it’s made significant progress in restoring services to…Read more »

Another COVID-19-infected person being transported to Omaha

Another COVID-19-infected person being transported to Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Officials say for the second time this week, a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 after being evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan will be transferred to an Omaha hospital. The University of Nebraska Medical Center says the person had been monitored at Travis Air Force Base in California,…Read more »

Study begins in US to test possible coronavirus treatment

Study begins in US to test possible coronavirus treatment

By JOSH FUNK Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and is eventually expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the world. Half the patients will receive the antiviral medicine remdesivir while the other half will receive a…Read more »

Lincoln to pay landlord for officers’ damage to door

Lincoln to pay landlord for officers’ damage to door

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Lincoln City Council has decided to pay a landlord more than $950 to repair an apartment door police busted through in error. The Lincoln Journal Star reported that the officers waited 30 seconds last year before breaking into the apartment. The person inside hadn’t heard them, and the apartment number…Read more »