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Police release name of man killed in Lincoln hit-and-run

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a 44-year-old man who was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a Lincoln street. Police identified the man Monday as Sean Cover, who lived in Lincoln. Officers were sent around 9:30 p.m. Saturday to check a report about a man down in a…read more »

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Ricketts: April will be another ‘tough month’ for Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – (AP) Gov. Pete Ricketts has extended Nebraska’s statewide restrictions on social gatherings until at least April 30 and urged residents to brace for another “tough month” in April, when the number of new coronavirus cases is expected to peak. Ricketts said Monday that state health officials predict that the number of cases will…read more »

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Warrant issued for woman accused of stealing from employer

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – (AP) Authorities have been looking for a 44-year-old woman suspected of embezzling more than $137,000 from her Grand Island employer. Hall County Court records say Rhonda Rowe is charged with felony theft. She’s accused of stealing from Grand Kubota while working there from August 2018 into this past January. The court records…read more »

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New Case of COVID-19 in Buffalo County

HOLDREGE, Neb. – A case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was identified today in Buffalo County.  The individual is a female in her 60s. She is currently self-isolating at home. Two Rivers Public Health Department is conducting further investigation at this time. People who are concerned they may have COVID-19 should self-isolate and call ahead…read more »

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COVID-19 Update 03/30/20

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – A Directed Health Measure was issued for Hall, Hamilton, Merrick, Polk, Seward, York and Butler counties over the weekend in response to the COVID-19 death of a Hall County woman in her 60s with underlying health conditions. The DMH enforces limits on public gatherings, closes restaurant and bar dining rooms and…read more »

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Report says Nebraska’s February jobless rate steady at 2.9%

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s unemployment rate for February remained unchanged at 2.9%, a figure that officials say doesn’t yet reflect the unemployment claims that skyrocketed nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic. A state Labor Department report released Friday says the preliminary February rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from the February 2019…read more »

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Nebraska State Fair director stepping down from position

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska State Fair’s executive director is stepping down and will serve as a consultant for the rest of her contract, which runs through next January. The State Fair Board voted Friday to accept Lori Cox’s departure after running the event for two years. Cox took a medical leave of…read more »

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Nebraska man caught in act of rape pleads no contest

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) – A central Nebraska man caught in the act by sheriff’s deputies of raping a woman has pleaded no contest to first-degree sexual assault and other charges. The Kearney Hub reports 56-year-old David Boyles, of Mason City, also pleaded no contest in Dawes to violating a domestic protection order. In exchange for…read more »