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Man accused of $9,400-plus theft from school organization

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An Omaha man has been accused of stealing more than $9,400 from a parent-teacher organization. Douglas County Court records say 40-year-old Bradley Whitmore is charged with theft. Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. The records say Whitmore took the money from the organization…read more »

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Kearney Classic Car Collection closing doors in 2021

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Classic Car Collection Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to close the Classic Car Collection in the summer of 2021 due to lack funding from major partners and low visitation numbers at its museum. In an effort to fulfill our current contractual obligations with Cabela’s and with our donors, including…read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »