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Man gets 19-20 years in prison for killing infant son

Feb. 27, 2020 8:13 AM EST

MINDEN, Neb. (AP) — A south-central Nebraska man has been imprisoned for killing his infant son. Kearney County District Court records say Christopher Preston was sentenced Wednesday in Minden to 19 to 20 years and given credit for 491 days already served. Preston had pleaded no contest to negligent child...

Suspected arrested in shooting death of teenage Lincoln boy

Feb. 27, 2020 6:05 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police have arrested a 24-year-old man suspected of shooting to death a teenager five months ago in Lincoln. He's suspected of killing 15-year-old Ali Al-Burkat. He was shot around 10 p.m. Sept. 29 while riding with others in a vehicle north of downtown Lincoln. Al-Burkat died later at...

Creighton coach Greg McDermott gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Butler in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

No. 10 Creighton's streak puts 1st Big East title in sight

Feb. 27, 2020 2:11 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A season that started with low expectations could finish at unprecedented heights for Creighton. The 10th-ranked Bluejays are one of the hottest teams in the nation heading into their final three regular-season games. They've knocked off four Top 25 opponents while winning nine of their...

Tut scores 19, Ruffin 18 as Omaha tops North Dakota in OT

Feb. 26, 2020 11:02 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wanjang Tut scored 19 points as Omaha edged North Dakota 84-83 in overtime on Wednesday night. Marlon Ruffin added 18 points for the Mavericks and JT Gibson chipped in 15. KJ Robinson had 12 points for Omaha (16-14, 9-6 Summit League), which has won four in a row. Filip Rebraca tied a...

Nebraska tomato plant pleads guilty in immigration case

Feb. 26, 2020 7:00 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A northern Nebraska tomato-growing and packing plant accused of hiring people living in the country illegally has pleaded guilty, as has the owner of an area restaurant accused of supplying illegal workers. The office of U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly said in a news release that O'Neill...

Nebraska state officials issue warning about COVID-19

Feb. 26, 2020 5:45 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State officials issued a warning Wednesday for people in Nebraska who have recently traveled to one of 10 countries that have experienced an outbreak of COVID-19 and asked them to self-report to state or local public health officials. Officials with the Nebraska Department of Health...

Nebraska advances bill to help first responders with PTSD

Feb. 26, 2020 4:15 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters, police officers, county sheriffs and other first responders could get more access to services to help them deal with traumatic experiences under a bill Nebraska lawmakers advanced Wednesday. The bill won first-round approval in the Legislature on a 42-0 vote. The proposal...

Condition of 2 patients with COVID-19 in Nebraska improving

Feb. 26, 2020 3:35 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The condition of two of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Omaha after being evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan has improved significantly, officials said Wednesday. Two of the 15 people being monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center were being cared for at...

Cybercriminals target Lincoln health care company

Feb. 26, 2020 1:21 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln health care company has been targeted by cybercriminals, but company officials said there's no evidence of any patient data being compromised. NRC Health said it immediately shut down its system Feb. 11 to contain the ransomware attack, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. The...

Officials to seek bids on Lincoln-Omaha commuter bus service

Feb. 26, 2020 8:02 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State officials will seek bids this spring from companies to run buses between Lincoln and Omaha, a service aimed at the thousands of people who commute between the cities daily. A state feasibility study has put the more than 15-year-old idea closer to getting the green light, project...