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University employees told private data is on stolen laptop

Jul. 17, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln employee's laptop that was stolen during a trip to Rome contained personal and financial information of more than 900 current and former employees, the school said. Those affected work or worked for the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural...

Chiropractor, prep track standout win buffalo chip toss

Jul. 17, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — A Chadron chiropractor and a former Chadron High School track standout have won top honors in the World Championship Buffalo Chip Throw contest during the 43nd annual Fur Trade Days celebration in Chadron. Station KCSR reports that 35-year-old Eric Landen won the men's title Saturday...

Police say man died after crashing car in eastern Omaha

Jul. 17, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a driver died after crashing his car in eastern Omaha. The crash occurred around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday on a city street just east of Interstate 480. Police say the northbound car ran off the pavement to the west, struck a stop sign, a fence and then a tree. Alcohol use and...

Former Lincoln officer gets jail time for drunken driving

Jul. 17, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Lincoln police officer has given seven days in jail for drunken driving, first offense. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Matthew Brodd was fined $500 at his sentencing Tuesday. He lost his license for six months and was told he could apply for house arrest. He'd pleaded...

Report: Speed, alcohol factors in crash that killed teens

Jul. 16, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Investigators say they found evidence of alcohol use and excessive speed in a crash that killed four Gretna teenage girls and seriously injured a fifth. A report released Tuesday by the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says the car was traveling 90 mph at the time of the June 17 crash....

Omaha woman accused of allowing girl to be abused

Jul. 16, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman accused of allowing a 13-year-old girl to be sexually assaulted will stand trial on sex trafficking and child abuse charges. Omaha television station KETV reports that a judge on Tuesday found there is enough evidence for prosecutors to try 21-year-old Britnee Gossett....

Board completes process of removing country treasurer

Jul. 16, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has completed the process to remove the country treasurer for committing what the board called "misconduct in office," after auditors said she accumulated a backlog of millions of dollars' worth of unbanked property tax checks. The board...

Gov. Ricketts to host Nebraska economic development summit

Jul. 16, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is set to host the state's annual economic development summit. Ricketts will also unveil a new website Wednesday designed to attract and retain talented workers. The Nebraska Governor's Economic Development Summit was created to bring together business...

ACLU of Nebraska launches website for transgender people

Jul. 16, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who identify as transgender now have a website where they can get state-specific information about their rights and available resources. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska on Monday launched a new website, transNebraska.org . It was funded in part by the...

Emergency officials urge flood victims to document damage

Jul. 16, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State emergency officials are urging south-central Nebraska residents and local governments to document any damage they experienced from flooding earlier this month. Officials with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency say they're still collecting damage reports from local emergency...