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More Nebraska prison staffers test positive for coronavirus

Sep. 21, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials announced five more staffers in the Nebraska Department of Corrections recently tested positive for the coronavirus, as numbers from state health officials show 442 people have died and more than 41,000 have tested positive for the virus. Four of the prison...

Nebraska man sentenced to 4 years in prison for child porn

Sep. 21, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A south-central Nebraska man has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Robert Rose, 65, of Guide Rock, was sentenced last week in Lincoln’s federal courthouse, federal prosecutors said in a news release Monday. He also was ordered to...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 21, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World Herald. September 18, 2020 Nebraska must do a far better job in preparing inmates for release into society It’s striking that Nebraska elected officials have plenty of disagreements on how to solve the state’s woefully burdened prison system, yet one key goal on which they agree never...

An honor guard with the American Legion Post 374 of Millard wear face masks against COVID-19 present arms during the graveside service of David Owen Cary at the Omaha National Cemetery in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: New Zealand to end restrictions except in 1 city

Sep. 20, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the largest city, Auckland, which will continue to have some restrictions for at least another 16 days. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement Monday after...

Nebraska man charged in protester’s death dies by suicide

Sep. 20, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A white business owner charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a Black man during protests in Nebraska has died by suicide days after his indictment, his attorney said Sunday. Jacob Gardner, of Omaha, Nebraska, was found dead Sunday outside a medical clinic in Hillsboro, Oregon,...

More than 40% of Nebraska virus deaths are at nursing homes

Sep. 20, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 40% of the deaths linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska have been at nursing homes, but the overall rate of deaths in the state's nursing homes has remained relatively low compared with national figures. A total of 185 deaths linked to the virus have been confirmed at nursing...

Nebraska prisons say 6 more workers test positive for virus

Sep. 20, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Six more state corrections employees have tested positive for the coronavirus as the number of cases in the state prison system continues to grow. Three employees at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln and three employees at the state Diagnostic and Evaluation Center tested...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, front left, shakes hands with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, front right, after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Big Ten's third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference's regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Huskers get tough draw; UCF rising star

Sep. 19, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

For the second straight weekend, the Big Ten made news without playing. Last week, the conference was in the process of putting together a restart plan for football. On Saturday, the Big Ten released its schedule 3.0, doing it a little bit at a time on Fox's Big Noon Kickoff pregame show. The Big Ten also took...

Nebraska inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

Sep. 19, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska inmate who tested positive for the coronavirus has died as state prison officials battle a surge in cases. State Corrections Director Scott Frakes didn’t identify the inmate but said he was in his 50s and had several underlying health conditions. He died Friday at a...

Charges upgraded, second suspect arrested in Omaha death

Sep. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man charged in the death of a teenager at an Omaha motel is now facing a second-degree murder charge, police said Friday. Mason Beaverson, 20, originally faced a manslaughter charge in the Sept. 4 death of of 17-year-old Evan Latto at a Motel 6. Police say witnesses told investigators...