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Woman who twisted 5-year-old boy's genitals gets jail

Jun. 5, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Bellevue woman who pleaded no contest to attempted child abuse after police say she twisted the genitals of her boyfriend’s 5-year-old son has been sentenced to two months in jail. Hollie Budka, 50, was also sentenced Wednesday to two years’ probation, the Omaha...

South-central Nebraska man killed when truck rolls over him

Jun. 5, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

SUTTON, Neb. (AP) — A Sutton man has died after a parked pickup truck rolled backward and hit him, police said. The accident happened late Thursday morning in Sutton, killing 65-year-old Duane McCauley, the Omaha World-Herald reported. An investigation showed McCauley was standing between the rear of the...

More Nebraska prison employees test positive for COVID-19

Jun. 5, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More employees in Nebraska’s prison system have tested positive for COVID-19, as state health figures show the overall number of cases in the state surpassing 15,000. A news release Friday from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said two more state prisons employees...

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...

Omaha mayor reinstates curfew a day after ending restriction

Jun. 4, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A day after she rescinded a curfew, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert on Thursday announced she would reinstate the restriction for Friday night and Saturday night. Stothert said she took the action after learning from police of five events planned Friday and a large gathering expected Saturday...

Nebraska sees fewer new jobless claims, but still high

Jun. 4, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Fewer people filed new claims for unemployment in Nebraska last week, but the number is still higher than it was before the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Labor reported 5,135 new claims during the week that ended May 30, which is 677 less than...

Nebraska teen gets probation for crash that killed girl

Jun. 4, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — The teenage driver of an SUV that crashed last summer in eastern Nebraska, killing a passenger, was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years of probation. Dylan Maguire, who was 14 at the time of the crash, appeared in court for a hearing before Washington County Juvenile Judge Francis W....

6 more virus deaths, 255 new cases reported in Nebraska

Jun. 4, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Six more people have died from the coronavirus in Nebraska and state officials have confirmed 255 new cases, according to the state's online tracking portal. The number of known cases rose to 14,866 and the number of deaths has reached 187 as of Wednesday night. More than 112,400 people...

Nebraska truck driver killed in northern Kansas crash

Jun. 4, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

JEWELL, Kan. (AP) — A Nebraska truck driver has been killed in a crash in north-central Kansas, authorities there said. The crash happened around noon Wednesday on K-14 Highway in rural Jewell County, killing Scott Sell, 50, of Hastings, Nebraska, Salina radio station KSAL-AM reported. The Kansas Highway...

Demonstrators leave a rally and head toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

Jun. 4, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule. — Demonstrators march to U.S. Capitol during peaceful protests in...