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More Nebraska prison staff test positive for virus

Dec. 5, 2020 12:44 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Another three Nebraska prison workers have tested positive for COVID-19, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services on Friday announced. Two of the sick staffers work at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, and the other ill staffer works at the Lincoln Correctional...

Former Lincoln police officer files harassment lawsuit

Dec. 4, 2020 4:58 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Lincoln police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging that female officers have been harassed and discriminated against and police officials have done nothing to improve a toxic culture toward women. Sarah Williams alleges several female officers have also...

Lincoln officer, trooper hurt after suspect rams cruiser

Dec. 3, 2020 5:17 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb . (AP) — A Lincoln police officer and Nebraska state trooper were injured Thursday when a suspect rammed a cruiser while trying to flee, Lincoln police said. Lincoln Officer Erin Spilker said police received reports early Thursday of a man acting erratically at several convenience stores. The...

Lancaster County jail locked down after virus outbreak

Dec. 2, 2020 10:13 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — One of Nebraska's largest county jails is locked down after an outbreak of the coronavirus among inmates, and a state prison inmate with the virus has died. Lancaster County officials said Tuesday that their jail was locked down as a precaution after 12 inmates tested positive for...

Lincoln man killed in motorcycle crash west of Milford

Nov. 30, 2020 1:27 PM EST

MILFORD, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man died in a motorcycle crash near Milford in southeastern Nebraska last week, authorities said. The crash happened Wednesday night on U.S. Highway 6 just west of Milford, killing 20-year-old Luke Anderson, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. Seward County Sheriff Mike Vance...

Nebraska pays $850K to 2 attacked by prison escapee

Nov. 28, 2020 5:04 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has agreed to pay $850,000 to a woman and her daughter who were attacked by one of two convicted sex offenders who escaped from maximum security prison by hiding in laundry carts. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the attorney for Cindi and Christine Allen called the June...

Allen scores 22, leads 2nd-half surge in Nebraska victory

Nov. 28, 2020 2:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Teddy Allen scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half when Nebraska pulled away for a 79-57 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday. Allen, a junior JC transfer who began his career at West Virginia, was 9-of-17 shooting with five steals for 13 total in three games. Trey...

7 of Nebraska's 10 largest cities have local mask mandates

Nov. 27, 2020 12:26 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Seven of Nebraska's 10 largest cities have imposed mask mandates to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, though Gov. Pete Ricketts has resisted ordering them to be worn throughout the state. The cities issued the orders as the number of virus cases, hospitalizations and deaths...

Authorities searching for missing Nebraska inmate

Nov. 27, 2020 11:54 AM EST

Authorities are searching for a Nebraska inmate who did not return Thursday to the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln as scheduled from his work assignment. Brandon Imes, 33, was serving a one-year sentence on charges from Gage County that include possession of a controlled substance, the Lincoln Journal Star ...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020 file photo, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks during a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. Gov. Ricketts and other state officials unveiled the state's plan to distribute a coronavirus vaccination on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at the Capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik File)

2 more Nebraska cities require masks amid COVID-19 surge

Nov. 25, 2020 5:29 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two more of Nebraska's biggest cities joined the growing list of communities that have passed local mask requirements in the face of the governor's refusal to issue a statewide mask order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The leaders of Grand Island and La Vista voted Tuesday...