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Nebraska panel to hold hearings on policing, racial equity

Jun. 4, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will hold two hearings next week to hear public input about law enforcement and racial equity in the state. Members of the Legislature's Judiciary Committee will convene Monday at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha's Aksarben Village. They'll meet Tuesday at the...

Virus hits 11 workers, 1 patient at Lincoln Regional Center

Jun. 3, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eleven employees and one patient have tested positive for the coronavirus at the state-run psychiatric hospital in Lincoln. Officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said they expect to confirm more cases as testing continues with patients and staff at the...

More Nebraska prison employees test positive for coronavirus

Jun. 1, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

More Nebraska prison employees have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing to 14 the total number of employees in the state’s 10 prison facilities who've tested positive for the virus. The two new cases are those of staff members employed at the state prison at Tecumseh, the Nebraska Department of...

Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night

Jun. 1, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and flared near the White House. City and state officials...

A woman flashes the peace sign while walking backwards in a cloud of tear gas during a protest at 72nd and Dodge Streets on Friday, May 29, 2020. Protests have been erupting all over the country after George Floyd died earlier this week in police custody in Minneapolis. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Curfew imposed after fatal shooting during Omaha protests

May. 31, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are imposing a curfew and the Nebraska national guard is being mobilized to help police after a man was killed during a demonstration in downtown Omaha over the death of George Floyd. The shooting occurred at around 11 p.m. Saturday in the city's Old Market area and...

A protester throws a window cleaner at police standing guard of an Ez Go gas station after the station was damaged following a protest of the killing of George Floyd, early Saturday, May 30, 2020 in Lincoln, Neb.  Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.  (Justin Wan/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Protests in Nebraska's biggest cities lead to 24 arrests

May. 30, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Protests in Nebraska's two largest cities over George Floyd's death in Minneapolis resulted in two dozen arrests, injuries to police officers and damage to businesses and police cars. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts condemned vandalism and violence in Lincoln and Omaha Friday nigt and early...

University of Nebraska announces fall semester plans

May. 29, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska's Lincoln campus will begin the fall semester online for one week, before students return for on-campus instruction for the first time since the shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The Lincoln Journal Star reported that the university announced plans for the...

11th Nebraska prison employee tests positive for COVID-19

May. 26, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Another Nebraska prisons employee has tested positive for COVID-19, according to state officials. A staff member at the Lincoln Correctional Center recently tested positive for the virus and is self-isolating at home, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said Monday...

Lincoln Police identify 31-year-old man who was fatally shot

May. 24, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police have identified the 31-year-old man who was killed in a shooting in a Lincoln alley. Lincoln Police say Michael Whitemagpie died after the shooting around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Officers found the Lincoln man with gunshot wounds in an alley. Friends and first responders were unable...

31-year-old man fatally shot in Lincoln alley, police say

May. 23, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 31-year-old man has been killed in a shooting in a Lincoln alley. The Omaha World-Herald reports that police responded to the alley shortly before 4:30 a.m. Saturday and found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Friends and first responders were unable to save...