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Two prison workers injured when assaulted by an inmate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Two Nebraska State Penitentiary staff members were seriously injured when they were assaulted by an inmate on Saturday. The state Department of Correctional Services says an inmate punched a staff member in the head and knocked him out. The inmate continued to assault the staff member and used pepper spray on…read more »

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Corps closes Missouri River levee break near Rock Port

ROCK PORT, Mo. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District says work crews have closed the final breach of a Missouri River levee in the far northwest corner of Missouri that broke open during massive flooding last year. The break just southwest of Rock Port was one of several along the levee…read more »

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Suspect arrested from December church fire

SHELTON, Neb. – Authorities have arrested a 39-year-old man in connecting with the December 11 fire that destroyed a historic church north of Shelton. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s office says Mathew Poehler was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony second-degree Arson for the fire that fully consumed the Zion Lutheran Church at 24975 Sioux Road.…read more »

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Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office receives grant for in-car camera

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation, Highway Safety Office (NDOT-HSO) to purchase one in-car camera system according to Mark Segerstrom, Administrator for the NDOT Highway Safety Office. “In-car cameras have become vital for law enforcement these days. The industry is becoming more technologically…read more »

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Tests: 11 people evacuated to Omaha test positive for virus

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Federal experts confirmed that 11 of 13 people evacuated to an Omaha hospital from a cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for COVID-19. The University of Nebraska Medical Center announced Thursday night that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had verified test results completed Monday by the Nebraska Public…read more »

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57 leave quarantine at Guard camp, head to Omaha airport

ASHLAND, Neb. (AP) – Officials say the 57 Americans who’ve been held in quarantine at a Nebraska National Guard camp left the location Thursday. They landed at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield on Feb. 7, having flown from the Wuhan region of China. They soon were bused to Camp Ashland. On Thursday morning, all of those in…read more »