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Police in Kearney ID man killed, other injured in shooting

Jan. 18, 2022 08:15 AM EST

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Police have identified a man who was killed and another who was injured in a shooting in central Kearney over the weekend. In a news release, Kearney police identified Jared Shinpaugh, 31, of Lexington, as the man killed and Joseph Garcia, 29, of Lexington, as...

Jackson-Davis leads Indiana to rare road win

Jan. 17, 2022 21:03 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis had 23 points and 12 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double and Indiana defeated Nebraska 78-71 on Monday night, a rare road win for the Hoosiers. The win was the first on the road for the Hoosiers, who had lost their first four...

Body of Gretna man who went missing in snow storm is found

Jan. 17, 2022 18:14 PM EST

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — The body of a Gretna man who went missing after crashing into a snow plow during a storm was found on Monday, Sarpy County authorities said. Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis said a volunteer found the body of 45-year-old Jason Schram near a fence line within a...

Ex-Florida St QB Chubba Purdy announces transfer to Nebraska

Jan. 17, 2022 17:36 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Florida State quarterback Chubba Purdy announced his decision to transfer to Nebraska on Monday. Purdy is the second quarterback headed to Nebraska through the transfer portal. Casey Thompson announced his move from Texas on Jan. 7. Purdy...

Ex-Omaha Archdiocese chancellor faces new theft charge

Jan. 17, 2022 15:25 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former chancellor for the Roman Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Omaha who is already charged with two felony counts has been charged with a new count of theft after authorities say he stole more than $100,000 from a church in Sarpy County. The Rev. Michael...

Police: Man arrested in death of older man in Columbus

Jan. 17, 2022 14:22 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Police in Columbus reported they've arrested a man on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of an older man whose body was discovered after officers were led to it. Michael Keener, 28, was arrested Sunday afternoon after officers were called to an...

Sheriff says 1 man killed in rollover crash near Madison

Jan. 17, 2022 12:34 PM EST

MADISON, Neb. (AP) — A driver has died in a rollover crash near Madison in northeastern Nebraska. The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when a car went off the road near a rural intersection about 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) northwest of Madison and rolled, Madison County...

Police in Kearney say 1 man killed, 1 injured in shooting

Jan. 17, 2022 08:32 AM EST

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — One man died and another was injured in a shooting in central Kearney, police there said. The shooting was reported just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday a couple of blocks north of Pioneer Park, with people reporting several gunshots fired, according to a news released...

Nebraska meatpacking worker dies after being hurt on the job

Jan. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska meatpacking plant worker died after he was injured on the job. Grand Island police said 48-year-old Esteban Mantilla of Grand Island died at the hospital where he was taken after he was hurt Friday afternoon. Police and paramedics were called to...

Republican state senator to challenge Fortenberry in primary

Jan. 16, 2022 17:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Republican state senator and former speaker of the Legislature is challenging Congressman Jeff Fortenberry who is facing federal charges as he runs for re-election. State Sen. Mike Flood announced Sunday that he will challenge Fortenberry in the state's First...