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Officials ID driver killed in collision with cement truck

May. 21, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

MEAD, Neb. (AP) — Eastern Nebraska officials have identified a woman killed in a crash Monday in Saunders County. The Saunders County Sheriff's Office says 48-year-old Johanna Benting, of Fremont, died in the crash on Highway 92 between Mead and Wahoo. Officials say the crash occurred just before 7 a.m....

Nebraska man imprisoned for sex assault of runaway teen

May. 2, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who'd run away from her Iowa home. Dodge County District Court records say 38-year-old Joe Lockett was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years to 20 years and a day. Lockett had pleaded guilty in January after taking a...

Winners of AP Great Plains News and Photo Contest

Apr. 30, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

The winners of the 2018 Associated Press Great Plains News and Photo Contest have been announced. Twelve daily newspapers in Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota submitted 419 entries in the contest. A list of winners can be found at: https://discover.ap.org/contests/great-plains The Associated Press is a...

Former officer pleads not guilty in child sex assault case

Apr. 26, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A former Fremont police officer accused of sexually assaulting a child has pleaded not guilty. Dodge County District Court records say 33-year-old Austin Williams entered the pleas Thursday to two counts of sexual assault of a child and to related charges. A trial date wasn't set. His...

1 worker killed, 1 injured in fall at future chicken plant

Apr. 19, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and another injured when they fell while working on a future chicken processing plant in Fremont. First responders were called around 9:40 a.m. Thursday to the Costco site. Fremont police say the two men fell about 40 feet (12.2 meters) from a...

Moos, Frost, Hoiberg to hit road for Big Red Blitz on May 30

Apr. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos, football coach Scott Frost and new basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will make appearances next month in three areas of the state directly impacted by the March floods. Their daylong tour May 30 is called the Big Red Blitz and begins at Divots...

Hundreds of homes in 2 Nebraska towns ruled uninhabitable

Apr. 5, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 600 residences in the eastern Nebraska communities of Bellevue and Fremont have been ruled uninhabitable. Broken or overtopped levees loosed torrents of river water to inundate parts of both communities last month. Fremont City Administrator Brian Newton told the Omaha...

Flood forces 2 Nebraska Passport stops out of 2019 program

Apr. 4, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two Nebraska Passport stops affected by widespread flooding have withdrawn from this year's program. The Nebraska Tourism Commission said Thursday that Niobrara State Park in Niobrara and The Tow Line, a bar and grill at the Fremont State Recreation Area, will no longer participate....

Agency sets briefings for public entities seeking flood aid

Apr. 1, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Briefings have been scheduled for public entities in Nebraska seeking grants to help them recover from flood damage. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency briefings are for state agencies, counties, cities, towns, sanitary improvement districts, public power districts, natural...