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Memorial planned for 2 Nebraska boys murdered in 1983

Memorial planned for 2 Nebraska boys murdered in 1983

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Sarpy County plans to put up a permanent memorial for two young Nebraska boys who were brutally murdered in 1983. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Monday that the memorial will serve as a reminder of their lives and represent the county’s commitment to seeking justice for…Read more »

Man arrested in deadly attack at Nebraska Sonic restaurant

Man arrested in deadly attack at Nebraska Sonic restaurant

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 23-year-old man in the fatal shooting of two people and wounding of two others at a Nebraska fast food restaurant. Roberto Carlos Silva Jr., of Omaha, was booked into jail early Sunday on suspicion of first-degree homicide and arson charges in the attack Saturday night at a…Read more »

Lincoln man accused of waving chain saw at neighbor

Lincoln man accused of waving chain saw at neighbor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man is accused of waving a chain saw at a Black neighbor and yelling racial epithets at her. The Lincoln Journal Star reports a woman was entering her apartment building Saturday afternoon when a 41-year-old man allegedly confronted her with a chain saw, told her to leave the property…Read more »

Pair sentenced for Nebraska pharmacy fire bomb plot

Pair sentenced for Nebraska pharmacy fire bomb plot

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Nebraska pharmacist has been sentenced to nine years in prison and a Maryland drug dealer to 14 years for a convoluted plot to firebomb a competing pharmacy so they could divert more prescription narcotics to the black market. Hyrum Wilson and William Burgamy each were sentenced Friday for their respective…Read more »

Missing Child Recovered in Lincoln

Missing Child Recovered in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. – Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have recovered a missing child and arrested one person in connection with the incident. The investigation began when NSP received a report of a missing child via social media. Investigators were able to determine the location of the suspect in Lincoln and obtain a search warrant…Read more »

Methamphetamine Seizure in Traffic Stop Leads to Several Arrests

Methamphetamine Seizure in Traffic Stop Leads to Several Arrests

HAMILTON COUNTY, Neb. – An investigation that followed a traffic stop on Interstate 80 has led to several arrests. The investigation began with the discovery of 14 pounds of methamphetamine and two handguns during a traffic stop near Giltner earlier this month. At approximately 8:40 a.m., Thursday, November 5, a trooper arrested two people after…Read more »

8th Annual Give Where You Live Giving Day is First Thursday in December

8th Annual Give Where You Live Giving Day is First Thursday in December

KEARNEY, Neb. – Online early giving has begun for the Kearney Area Community Foundation’s (KACF) eighth annual giving day called “Give Where You Live” on December 3, 2020.  This year, $120,000 in challenge match funds and prizes will be awarded to nonprofits participating in Give Where You Live. This community-wide event will benefit a record-breaking 178…Read more »

Road Construction on Airport Road

Road Construction on Airport Road

KEARNEY, Neb. – The City of Kearney and Nielsen Contracting announce that the southbound lane of Airport Rd. between 39th St and Hwy 30 will be closed to through traffic beginning Friday, November 20 and will reopen on Friday, November 27, weather pending. The purpose of the closure is for concrete repair. The northbound land will…Read more »

14-Year-Old Apprehended After Pursuit in Omaha

14-Year-Old Apprehended After Pursuit in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) apprehended a juvenile following a pursuit in Omaha Wednesday evening. At approximately 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a westbound Nissan Altima speeding at 100 miles per hour on Interstate 80, near the Interstate 680 interchange. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle accelerated…Read more »

Second person has died from injuries in Filley house fire

Second person has died from injuries in Filley house fire

FILLEY, Neb. (AP) — A second person has died from injuries received in a southeastern Nebraska house fire last month. Beatrice radio station KWBE reports that 20-year-old Tyler Reed, of Filley, died in a Lincoln hospital Sunday, more than three weeks after the Oct. 24 fire in Filley that also killed 20-year-old Courtney Knepp, of…Read more »