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Man arrested in fatal June shooting in north Omaha

Aug. 23, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say they've made an arrest in the June shooting death of a man in north Omaha. In a news release Friday, Omaha police say 23-year-old Bol Kueth was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Jal Dak Kun. Police say Kun and another man were found in...

Omaha Police: Man who fired shots at officers found dead

Aug. 23, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say a man who fired shots at officers trying to arrest him has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot. Police say officers sought to serve a California arrest warrant for kidnapping on 49-year-old Terrance Lovelle Newsome around 3 p.m. Thursday. Police say when officers...

Nebraska court upholds state's approval of pipeline path

Aug. 23, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's highest court lifted one of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline in the state on Friday when it rejected another attempt to derail the project by opponents who wanted to force the developer to reapply for state approval. The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the...

Police: 11-year-old riding bike killed by truck in Blair

Aug. 23, 2019 12:51 PM EDT
BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old boy was killed riding his bicycle in eastern Nebraska. Blair police say the boy was struck by a truck Friday morning. His name hasn't been released, but police say he was a student at Otte Blair Middle School in Blair. The accident is being investigated.

Woman gets probation, restitution order for bar fire

Aug. 23, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

ARNOLD, Neb. (AP) — A woman accused of setting fire to a bar she was buying in central Nebraska has been given five years of probation. Custer County District Court records also say 54-year-old Jane Chestnutt was told at her sentencing Thursday that she must pay nearly $5,900 in restitution to the man from...

Motorcyclist killed in northeast Nebraska highway crash

Aug. 23, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

MADISON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist died after crashing along U.S. Highway 81 in northeast Nebraska. The crash was reported a little before 10 p.m. Thursday, just south of Madison. Madison County Sheriff Todd Volk says the motorcyclist was headed north when his bike went out of control,...

Northeast Community College fundraising for new ag facility

Aug. 23, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — Northeast Community College is raising money to build new agriculture facilities on the college's Norfolk campus. Officials said Thursday what will become the Agriculture and Water Center of Excellence will give students an opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art facilities. The...

No raise for official who used state car for personal trips

Aug. 23, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has denied a pay raise for the director of the Nebraska Natural Resources Department, who auditors say used a state vehicle for personal trips and falsified expense reports. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Jeff Fassett is paid $152,000 a year. He didn't get the...

Authorities ID driver killed in collision near North Platte

Aug. 22, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have identified the driver of a car killed in a collision with a semitrailer south of North Platte. Officials tell station KNOP that the crash happened around 7:05 a.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 83, about 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) south of North Platte. Investigators...

Shots fired at Omaha officers serving warrant; no injuries

Aug. 22, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say officers serving a search warrant in north-central Omaha had shots fired at them, but no one was injured. The shooting around 3:30 p.m. Thursday sent two nearby schools into lockdown and prompted a standoff. That standoff was still underway by late Thursday afternoon....