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New effort seeks to protect Nebraska felon voting rights

Sep. 28, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska on Monday began sending notices to thousands of felons informing them of their right to vote after learning of a case in which the state incorrectly notified an Omaha man that he wasn't eligible to cast a ballot. The ACLU launched the public...

Man being booked into Omaha jail fires gun, injures self

Sep. 28, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man being booked into the Douglas County jail fired a gun that officers discovered during a strip search and wounded himself, the county Department of Corrections director says. Department Director Mike Myers said in a statement that the incident occurred Sunday night when Omaha police...

Nebraska reports 901 new virus cases, 2 deaths over weekend

Sep. 28, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska reported 901 new coronavirus cases and two new deaths linked to COVID-19 over the weekend. The state’s online virus tracker on Monday showed 44,063 in Nebraska have tested positive since the outbreak began, including 467 new cases on Sunday and 434 new cases on Saturday. ...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 28, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

Omaha World Herald. Sept. 27, 2020 Laurie Smith Camp leaves an admirable legacy as a jurist and mentor The law is an immensely important bulwark for our society. It enables justice, safeguards freedom and restrains excessive government action. Federal judges, tasked with interpreting constitutional principles...

Omaha police arrest 2 over fatal shooting near apartments

Sep. 28, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have arrested two men in connection with the the fatal shooting of 20-year-old man near an apartment complex in the south part of the city. Police said they responded to a report of shots being fired at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday near the Arbor Villa Apartments and found...

Ex-Nebraska trooper charged in hitting of drunken driver

Sep. 27, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska state trooper who was shown on video hitting a drunken driver from Colorado with his service rifle has been charged with a federal crime. Lindsey Bixby, of Ellsworth, was charged Friday with deprivation of rights, U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly said in a news release....

2 dead in Nebraska accident involving commercial truck

Sep. 26, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two people are dead following a traffic accident Friday evening involving a commercial truck hauling a dumpster in Nebraska. A preliminary investigation found that the commercial truck driven 40-year-old Christopher Anderson, a Douglas County resident, didn't make a curve and struck a...

2 killed in Nebraska traffic accident

Sep. 26, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — Two people were killed Friday evening in a traffic accident just north of Wahoo, Nebraska, authorities said. The crash happened at about 7:29 p.m. when a 2010 Chevrolet Impala driven by 71-year-old Lawrence Machof rural Weston was southbound on Highway 109 and crossed Highway 92. It was...

This undated photo from the Wyoming Fish and Game Department shows an employee holding freshwater mussels. Biologists in July, 2020, released about 2,400 pocketbook mussels to attempt to reintroduce the species to the Laramie and North Platte rivers in southeastern Wyoming. (Wyoming Game and Fish Department via AP)

Biologists seek to restore mussel to southeastern Wyoming

Sep. 26, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reintroduced a native species of mussels to rivers in southeast Wyoming this summer after finding none in the state during recent surveys. The plain pocketbook mussel is commonly found throughout the Mississippi River Basin, including the Laramie...

Nebraska reports 453 new virus cases, no new deaths

Sep. 25, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska public health officials have confirmed 453 new cases of the coronavirus but no new deaths, according to the latest available data. The total number of known cases has reached 42,731 as of Thursday evening, according to the state's online tracking portal. Of those cases, 462...