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Toppin scores 21 to carry Dayton over Omaha 93-68

Nov. 19, 2019 9:52 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin had 21 points and Ryan Mikesell scored 16 to lead five Dayton players in double figures as the Flyers defeated Omaha 93-68 on Tuesday night. Rodney Chatman added 13 points, Trey Landers 11 and Ibi Watson 11 for the Flyers (3-0). JT Gibson had 21 points for the Mavericks...

Ex-UNL athletic director’s son sentenced in child porn case

Nov. 19, 2019 6:43 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The 20-year-old son of a former University of Nebraska-Lincoln athletic director has been sentenced to six months in jail in a child pornography case. Jack Eichorst pleaded no contest in September to two misdemeanor counts of child pornography possession by someone under 19. The Omaha...

Nebraska inmate being treated for undisclosed ailment dies

Nov. 19, 2019 4:30 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Prison officials in Nebraska are investigating the death of an inmate who was being treated for an undisclosed medical condition. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says in a news release that 57-year-old Amos Loyd died Monday evening at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in...

Military dedicates new headquarters for nuclear control unit

Nov. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EST

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The new, $1.3 billion headquarters for the command unit that controls the nation’s nuclear-armed forces has been dedicated at an Air Force Base south of Omaha. Officers and enlisted men joined civilian dignitaries for ceremonies Monday at Offutt Air Force Base. The...

Nebraska jobless mark of 3.1% unchanged for 4th month

Nov. 19, 2019 12:20 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s unemployment rate of 3.1% remained unchanged in October, the fourth month in a row at the figure, according to a report released Tuesday. The preliminary October rate was four-tenths of a point higher than the adjusted October 2018 rate of 2.7%, the Nebraska Labor...

1 person convicted, 1 acquitted in immigration case

Nov. 19, 2019 8:05 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A jury found one person guilty and acquitted another after a trial stemming from immigration raids in northern Nebraska. The August 2018 raids targeted businesses that officials say knowingly hired — and mistreated — immigrants who were in the U.S. illegally. Mayra...

Former bank employee sentenced for theft

Nov. 19, 2019 6:37 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman accused of stealing from the bank she was working for in Fremont has been given 12 months and a day in prison. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Erica File was sentenced Monday in Omaha for theft by a bank employee. She also was ordered to pay more than $12,100 in restitution. Federal...

Remains found in Nebraska linked to Missouri killings

Nov. 18, 2019 8:02 PM EST

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Human remains discovered in a Nebraska stock trailer appear to be from one of two Wisconsin brothers who were fatally shot by a Missouri farmer, authorities said Monday. The Lincoln County sheriff’s office in North Platte, Nebraska, announced that a local rancher found the...

Lincoln mayor signs order adding to discrimination rules

Nov. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Lincoln has signed an executive order that bans discrimination against city employees based on gender identity or expression. Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird signed the executive order Monday in a move that strengthens a city policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual...

Nebraska National Forest fire blackens just under 604 acres

Nov. 18, 2019 9:50 AM EST

DUNNING, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say firefighters have completely contained a fire that blackened just under 604 acres (244.4 hectares) in the Nebraska National Forest, west of Dunning. A National Forest Service says no one was injured fighting the blaze Sunday. Firefighters from several area departments...