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Stargazing woman who fell off bridge taken to Omaha hospital

Jan. 21, 2020 11:23 AM EST

WAVERLY, Neb. (AP) — A woman who fell off a bridge while stargazing has been transferred from a Lincoln hospital to one in Omaha, authorities said. Lindsay Kroger, 37, of rural Lincoln, had gone with five other people to the bridge about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) southeast of Waverly to look at the sky...

Nebraska regent Hawks says he won't seek 4th term on board

Jan. 21, 2020 6:51 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A University of Nebraska Board of Regents member has decided not to seek another six-year term. Howard Hawks made the announcement Monday. He was first elected in 2002 to represent District 2, which includes part of Douglas County and nearly all of Sarpy County. "Nearly 20 years ago, I...

Wisconsin man returns to rural roots, trains to be doctor

Jan. 20, 2020 1:01 AM EST

RAYMOND, Wis. (AP) — After a few years of working in insurance in the big city, Brady Dangelser of Raymond is working to return to his rural roots and his original dream of becoming a doctor. Dangelser, who graduated from Catholic Central High School in Burlington in 2011, finished his premed requirements...

Nebraska could tax escort services to hit human traffickers

Jan. 19, 2020 12:04 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker who has fought for years to restrict human trafficking in Nebraska is now trying to hit traffickers in the wallet with a proposed sales tax on dating and escort services. The bill introduced last week would eliminate a sales tax exemption for the services, which...

Townsend has career-high 32, leads Denver past Omaha 91-76

Jan. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jase Townsend had a career-high 32 points as Denver snapped its 10-game losing streak, beating Omaha 91-76 on Saturday. Townsend made 8 of 10 3-pointers and the Pioneers were 11 of 20 from 3-point distance. Ade Murkey had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Denver (5-15, 1-5...

TSA: Arizona man tried to board Omaha flight with loaded gun

Jan. 17, 2020 4:09 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Arizona man was allowed to board his flight after a loaded handgun was found in his bag at a security checkpoint at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, federal authorities said Friday. A news release from the federal Transportation Security Administration said the .45 caliber gun —...

Omaha woman says man tried to abduct her as she was jogging

Jan. 16, 2020 4:26 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Omaha are looking for a man they believe tried to abduct a woman as she jogged around Hanscom Park near the city's midtown area. The incident happened Sunday evening, when the 23-year-old woman reported that a man in his 30s driving a dark-colored car approached her as she was...

2 men sentenced for stealing U.S. Postal Service truck

Jan. 16, 2020 7:51 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two more men accused of stealing a U.S. Postal Service truck in Grand Island while kidnapping its driver have been sent to prison. Sidney Britt, 38, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 20 years. He'd pleaded guilty to robbery and using a firearm for a violent...

Inmate who didn't return from Lincoln job hunt is captured

Jan. 16, 2020 6:17 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have captured an inmate who didn't return from a job hunt in Lincoln. Anthony Durand had been given permission to leave the state's Community Corrections Center-Lincoln on Jan. 6, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said. But he didn't return. The department...

Omaha area health officials investigating string of TB cases

Jan. 15, 2020 6:52 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials in eastern Nebraska say they're investigating a string of tuberculosis cases in the Omaha area. The Douglas County Health Department said Wednesday that 13 people have tested positive for latent tuberculosis, and one child has a confirmed active case of the lung...