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Former housing authority director gets probation, jail time

Jan. 28, 2020 1:39 PM EST

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A former director of the North Platte Housing Authority has been given three years of probation and 24 days of jail time. The North Platte Telegraph reported that Jennifer Smith, 44, was sentenced Monday. She'd pleaded no contest to felony theft. Prosecutors dropped other charges...

Nebraska Panhandle collision claims the life of car driver

Jan. 28, 2020 10:21 AM EST

ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) — A highway collision in the Nebraska Panhandle has claimed the life of one driver and seriously injured another. The collision occurred around 6 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 385, just northwest of Alliance. A northbound car crossed the center line and rammed into an oncoming pickup...

Rollover crash kills man, injures woman in Dawson County

Jan. 28, 2020 9:28 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A rollover accident killed one person and injured another along Interstate 80 in central Nebraska's Dawson County, authorities said. The crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. Sunday, about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) east of Lexington. A westbound pickup truck ran into the median and then...

Virginia crews recover bodies of 2 missing canoers

Jan. 28, 2020 8:54 AM EST

YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — Divers in Virginia have recovered the bodies of two men who went missing after their canoe flipped near the Poquoson River early Monday. A third man managed to make it to shore. The men’s bodies were found after 5:30 p.m., about 600 yards (549 meters) offshore in York County,...

3 people taken to Omaha hospital after Plattsmouth fire

Jan. 28, 2020 6:37 AM EST

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — Three people were taken to an Omaha hospital after being rescued from a residential fire in Plattsmouth, authorities said. The fire was reported about 12:30 p.m. Monday at a home about two blocks west of City Hall. The Omaha World-Herald reported that two females, ages 13 and 18,...

Jury selection begins for man charged with killing student

Jan. 27, 2020 5:21 PM EST

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Jury selection began Monday for a man accused of killing a Peru State College student whose body has never been found. Attorneys began selecting the jury at the Gage County Courthouse in Beatrice for the trial of Joshua Keadle, 38, according to the Lincoln Journal Star, Keadle has...

Michigan guard Zavier Simpson plays against Penn State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan's Zavier Simpson suspended, will miss Nebraska game

Jan. 27, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan point guard Zavier Simpson has been suspended for an unspecified violation of team policies and will miss Tuesday night's game at Nebraska. “While we are disappointed with what has transpired with Zavier, we know there are always lessons to learn and grow from. We...

Past AP prep football coach of the year winners in NC

Jan. 27, 2020 4:14 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Winners of The Associated Press prep football coach of the year award for North Carolina: 2019_Glenwood Ferebee, Charlotte Vance 2018_Todd Willert, East Forsyth 2017_Sam Griener, Charlotte Harding 2016_Reggie Lucas, Wake Forest 2015_Mike Palmieri, Charlotte Mallard Creek 2014_Mike...

Nebraska bill to help human trafficking victims advances

Jan. 27, 2020 2:18 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers took a new step Monday to try to help survivors of human trafficking but stopped short of putting any new money into the initiative. Lawmakers advanced a bill, 46-0, to create a competitive grant program for groups that provide services to human trafficking victims....

Driver in crash that killed 3 of her passengers takes deal

Jan. 27, 2020 11:39 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A driver involved in a central Nebraska collision that killed three people in her car is scheduled to be sentenced April 3 in Lexington. Station KRVN reported that Angelique Kampmann, 21, of Platte Center, pleaded no contest Friday to three counts of attempted vehicular homicide and...