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Woman pleads no contest in wreck that killed motorcyclist

May. 14, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A Bellevue woman pleaded no contest Friday to misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide in a wreck that killed a motorcyclist. Susan Barrett, 74, was charged after the Sept. 21, 2020, crash that killed Nicholas Scarpino-Vestal, 23. ...

Nebraska AG reaches $200,000 settlement with Omaha provider

May. 14, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities have reached an out-of-court settlement with an Omaha mental health provider accused of submitting false Medicaid reimbursement claims. Kathleen Wiley agreed to pay $200,000 under the agreement in exchange for the state dropping...

Nebraska tax collections fall below projections in April

May. 14, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government collected slightly less tax revenue than expected in April, according to state officials. The Nebraska Department of Revenue reported April net tax collections of $525 million, less than 1% below the certified forecast of...

Omaha man sentenced to prison for friend's shooting death

May. 14, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison for the shooting death last year of his friend. Keat Thon, 20, was sentenced Thursday for the July 30 shooting death of 19-year-old Nuer Yuek in the basement of Yuek’s home, the Omaha...

Canadian National ups offer to seal deal for US railroad

May. 13, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Canadian National sweetened its offer to buy Kansas City Southern railroad Thursday and derailed rival Canadian Pacific's bid for the railroad that handles traffic in the United States and Mexico. Kansas City Southern said Thursday that it determined...

Virus variant first identified in India found in Nebraska

May. 13, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials said an extremely contagious variant of the coronavirus that was first identified in India has been confirmed in the state. The first case of the virus variant, officially known as the B.1.617 variant, was found in a...

Arizona man arrested after several threats made in Nebraska

May. 13, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Arizona man was charged Thursday in connection with a series of threats made to schools and other institutions in the Omaha area last month. Andrew Isaac Abrams, of Tucson, Arizona, was charged with transmitting a series of threats in interstate...

Senators OK sports betting, but not on Husker home games

May. 13, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sports fans in Nebraska may soon be able to bet legally on nearly all collegiate and professional events, but not on the Huskers when they play at home. Lawmakers tweaked a gambling regulation bill on Thursday that would allow sports betting,...

Nebraska prison food worker accused of inmate contact

May. 13, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state prisons food service worker has been arrested on suspicion of unauthorized communication with a prisoner, Nebraska officials said. Nicole Schwab, a food service specialist at the Lincoln Correctional Center, was arrested Wednesday, the...

Man accused of fleeing police, hiding at Omaha's zoo

May. 13, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 33-year-old man is accused of fleeing police and trying to hide at Omaha's zoo. KETV-TV reports that officers on patrol Tuesday noticed a wanted man driving a Chevy Silverado. When they tried to stop him, the man sped away. ...