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Former teacher gets 50-100 years for student sex assaults

Jul. 23, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former first-grade teacher at an Omaha elementary school has been given 50 to 100 years in prison for sexually assaulting students. Douglas County District Court records show that 31-year-old Gregory Sedlacek was sentenced Tuesday. He'd pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault...

Former teacher gets 10-20 years for child porn possession

Jul. 23, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A former suburban Omaha middle school teacher has been given 10 to 20 years for possessing hundreds of images of child pornography. Sarpy County District Court records say 46-year-old Roger Jaeger was sentenced Monday in Papillion. He'd pleaded no contest to four counts. Prosecutors...

TD Ameritrade fiscal 3Q jumps 23%; CEO to leave next year

Jul. 22, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. reported Monday that its fiscal third-quarter earnings jumped 23% and said it's searching for a new CEO. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said that it earned $555 million, or $1 per share, in the quarter. That's up from $451 million net...

TD Ameritrade CEO to leave company early next year

Jul. 22, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is looking for a new CEO. The Omaha, Neb.-based company said Monday that current CEO Tim Hockey has decided to leave the firm in February. Hockey agreed to stay that long to help with the transition after a search for the new chief executive is conducted....

2 people injured by Omaha apartment blaze

Jul. 22, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two people were injured by an apartment fire in north Omaha. Firefighters rescued one person trapped in the second-floor apartment early Monday morning. A resident of a nearby apartment suffered smoke inhalation. Both were taken to Nebraska Medical Center. The names of...

Gage County may put its drug dog back to work

Jul. 21, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — The Gage County Sheriff's Office may resurrect its K-9 program and put its drug dog back to work. The officer who'd handled the 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, Buster, announced last month that he was leaving the department. The county Board of Supervisors voted to let Buster's handler,...

Fishing With Friends event set at Omaha's Zorinsky Lake

Jul. 21, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled a Fishing With Friends event for Thursday at Omaha's Zorinsky Lake. It's an opportunity for people with little or no fishing experience to learn some skills. Bait, equipment and instruction will be provided. Participants can learn how...

McCook woman coping with West Nile Virus 16 years later

Jul. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Sheri Ord hopes she killed the mosquito responsible for her battle with West Nile disease. "One stupid mosquito." Sheri recently told the McCook Daily Gazette. "Little booger anyway." Sheri doesn't know which mosquito was responsible for her contracting West Nile fever, so she really...

Millard program teaches social skills to autistic students

Jul. 20, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Millard Public Schools District in Omaha intends to offer new programs this coming school year to enhance the social skills of students with autism and other intellectual or developmental disabilities. The programs will use recreation specialists and volunteer peers to teach basic...

Native artist creates Nebraska's First People license plates

Jul. 20, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Long before Donel Keeler saw his art staring back at him from the bumpers of automobiles, he saw it hanging in Morrill Hall and earning prizes at Native art shows. Colorful scenes of buffalo and antelope and Indian hunters — created in the ledger art style — black and...