Woman who shook infant son sentenced to 12-24 years

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) – A western Nebraska woman has been imprisoned for shaking her infant son, damaging his eyes and causing other injuries. The North Platte Telegraph reports that Shawlen Johnston was given 12 to 24 years at her sentencing Monday in North Platte. She told officers in in December 2018 she believed that…read more »

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Stolen vehicle recovered, two arrested in Gothenburg

GOTHENBURG, Neb. (NSP) – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two people with the assistance of Gothenburg Police officers. At approximately 7:30 a.m. Sunday, a trooper was patrolling near Gothenburg when he observed a vehicle matching the description and license plate information of a car that had…read more »

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Person who tests positive for COVID-19 transferred to Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Officials say another 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 Lackland Air Force Base in Texas but was being flown Monday afternoon…read more »

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Warren Buffett confident despite coronavirus outbreak

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Warren Buffett says the economy is slowing amid fears about the virus outbreak in China, but he remains confident in the long-term future of American business. The billionaire appeared on CNBC Monday after releasing his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders over the weekend. Buffett said the reports he gets from…read more »

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Activists with assault rifles stir fears at Nebraska Capitol

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Some Nebraska lawmakers are expressing shock and outrage that gun owners were allowed to bring loaded, semi-automatic rifles into the state Capitol to protest bills that would have imposed new restrictions on gun ownership. Some lawmakers say they viewed the demonstration as an intimidation tactic during…read more »


Troopers join searches for contraband at Lincoln prison

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – More than three dozen Nebraska State Patrol troopers joined prison personnel in searching for contraband in the wake of assaults on two staffers at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. Officials say the searches Sunday and Monday uncovered homemade alcohol, items that will be tested for the presence of drugs and…read more »