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Nebraska inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

Nebraska inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska prison inmate has died after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Omaha World-Herald reports that State Corrections Director Scott Frakes didn’t identify the inmate but said he was in his 50s and had several underlying health conditions. He died Friday at a Lincoln hospital, where he had tested positive…Read more »

Charges upgraded, second suspect arrested in Omaha death

Charges upgraded, second suspect arrested in Omaha death

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man charged in the death of a teenager at an Omaha motel is now facing a second-degree murder charge. Police also said Friday they had arrested a second person in connection with the case. Twenty-year-old Mason Beaverson originally faced a manslaughter charge in the Sept. 4 death of of 17-year-old…Read more »

Nebraska’s unemployment rate drops to 4%, lowest in U.S.

Nebraska’s unemployment rate drops to 4%, lowest in U.S.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s unemployment rate for August dropped to 4%, the lowest rate in the country. The state Department of Labor reported Friday that the rate was down from a revised July rate of 4.9%. The declining rate reflects an increase of 4,084 nonfarm jobs in the past month. Nebraska’s unemployment rate is…Read more »

USDA plans additional $14B for farmers reeling from virus

USDA plans additional $14B for farmers reeling from virus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The federal government says it will give farmers an additional $14 billion to compensate them for the difficulties they’ve experienced selling their crops, milk and meat because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released details of its plan Friday, saying it will provide “financial assistance that gives…Read more »

Investigators Find Controlled Pills at North Platte Business

Investigators Find Controlled Pills at North Platte Business

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the CODE Task Force, have arrested a North Platte man on multiple charges following the execution of search warrants on Thursday. Thursday morning, investigators with the CODE (Cooperative Operation for Drug Enforcement) Task Force served a search warrant at a business at 1909…Read more »

Omaha public schools to start in-person classes next week

Omaha public schools to start in-person classes next week

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Students in Nebraska’s largest public school district will begin going back into the classroom next week for the first time since March. Omaha Public Schools announced in an email this week that some schools will open to in-person classes starting Wednesday. The Omaha World-Herald reports that in-person classes will begin for…Read more »

Trial moved for Missouri man charged in brothers’ deaths

Trial moved for Missouri man charged in brothers’ deaths

KINGSTON, Mo.. (AP) – The trial of a Missouri man accused of killing two brothers from Wisconsin is being moved because of extensive pre-trial publicity. Online court records show that a change of venue was granted Tuesday relocating Garland Nelson’s trial to Johnson County from Caldwell County, where the crime happened. Nelson is facing the…Read more »

Omaha petting zoo will get its animals back

Omaha petting zoo will get its animals back

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An Omaha petting zoo will get nine seized animals back after citations against it were dropped. City Prosecutor Matt Kuhse told the Omaha World-Herald that Scatter Joy Acres meets the definition of a zoo, meaning it meets the exemption in city ordinance that allows the housing of non-domesticated animals. The animals…Read more »

Omaha protest leader held on $1 million bail in sex case

Omaha protest leader held on $1 million bail in sex case

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An Omaha City Council candidate who led protests after a controversy at a cafe this summer is being held on $1 million bail after being charged with sexual assault of a minor. Twenty-seven-year-old David Mitchell was arrested Tuesday and had his bond set on Thursday. Omaha police say a 20-year-old woman…Read more »

Survey: Economy sees improvement in rural parts of 10 states, still weak

Survey: Economy sees improvement in rural parts of 10 states, still weak

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new monthly survey of bankers shows the economy making some improvements but remaining weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The Rural Mainstreet Survey’s overall index remained negative at 46.9 in September, even though it improved from August’s 44.7 and marked continued improvement since March, when the…Read more »