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Man awaiting trial in death of mother dies in Lincoln prison

Jan. 6, 2021 2:05 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Columbus man being held in a Nebraska prison on a murder charge in the October death of his 90-year-old mother has died behind bars, state prisons officials said. Bryce Kummer, 62, died Monday at the Nebraska Diagnostic and Evaluation Center in Lincoln, the Nebraska Department of...

Protesters hold signs spelling the name of Casey Goodson Jr., a Black man fatally shot Dec. 4 by a white Ohio sheriff's deputy, on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Protests were planned Friday and Saturday over the death of Goodson. Columbus police and the U.S. Justice Department are investigating the shooting. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

U.S. marshal calls his post-shooting remarks 'premature'

Dec. 11, 2020 7:19 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A U.S. marshal said Friday that his description of the fatal shooting of a Black man by a white sheriff's deputy as justified was premature and based on insufficient information. U.S. Marshal Peter Tobin said he made statements based on “insufficient information” he...

Snow in central Nebraska causing slick road conditions

Dec. 11, 2020 2:01 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A late fall snowstorm caused slick conditions on roads and highways in central Nebraska on Friday. The Nebraska State Patrol said on its Twitter page that several vehicles had slid off Interstate 80 and other roadways as snow fell on the region Friday morning. Heavy snow fell in a...

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...