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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 »

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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 »

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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, 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 »


Omaha school to become hub of counterterrorism research

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been chosen to lead a team of universities and other partners in studying counterterrorism and terrorism prevention. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate announced Monday that the university has won a $36.5 million, 10-year grant. The university will spearhead a…read more »

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Suspect in 2000 Omaha shooting death ordered to stand trial

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A man charged in a nearly 20-year-old Omaha homicide has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a judge on Monday ordered 51-year-old Christopher Martin to stand trial for the Dec. 5, 2000, shooting death of his then-neighbor, Todd Schumacher. Schumacher was…read more »

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Michigan man imprisoned in Nebraska for woman’s crash death

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) – A Michigan man has been sentenced to 14-20 years in a Nebraska prison for the crash death of a 71-year-old woman. Sarpy County District Court records say Abram Sollman was sentenced Monday in Papillion. He’d been convicted in December of vehicular homicide while driving drunk, drunken driving and reckless driving. Sollman,…read more »


Corps increasing water flowing into lower Missouri River

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The amount of water being released into the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam will be increased again to free up more space in the reservoirs upstream before spring. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that the amount of water flowing out of Gavins Point on the Nebraska-South Dakota…read more »