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This 1993 photo shows Caril Ann Fugate. She was 14 when she accompanied her 19-year-old boyfriend, Charlie Starkweather, on a bloody journey that left 11 people dead, including her mother, stepfather and baby half sister, before the pair was arrested in Wyoming. (Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Woman seeks pardon for role in string of killings in 1950s

Jan. 29, 2020 3:14 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A woman who accompanied her older boyfriend during a string of killings recounted in the Bruce Springsteen song “Nebraska” is seeking an official pardon, saying she was 14 years old at the time and that he had threatened to kill her family if she didn't obey. Caril Ann...

Authorities ID Lincoln couple as victims of I-80 crash

Jan. 29, 2020 11:03 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of a Lincoln man who was killed and his wife, who was injured, in a rollover accident along Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. The Dawson County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Brendan Troutman, 33, and his wife as Tiya Troutman, 28. The...

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...

Lincoln district taking another step toward fire recovery

Jan. 27, 2020 9:45 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln school district is about to take a major step in the recovery from a fire that destroyed the district office more than eight years ago. The school board is expected to vote next month on a nearly $1.15 million construction project agreement to build a backup data center,...

Lincoln attorney again charged with bilking vulnerable adult

Jan. 26, 2020 11:06 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln attorney has again been charged with bilking a vulnerable adult out of thousands of dollars. Christine Vanderford, 47, is accused of stealing more than $36,000 from a 70-year-old woman before the woman's 2018 death in a Lincoln hospice center, the Lincoln Journal Star...

Commission schedules youth fishing instructor workshops

Jan. 26, 2020 10:34 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled workshops for youth fishing instructors. Instructors are part of the Youth Fishing Program, a statewide team of volunteers and Game and Parks staffers who host educational fishing events. The volunteers will have access to Game and...

Attorney accused in another case involving vulnerable adult

Jan. 24, 2020 12:35 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln attorney accused of theft and abuse of a vulnerable adult is facing another, similar accusation. Christine Vanderford has pleaded not guilty in the first case and is awaiting trial. Prosecutors have said Vanderford took more than $60,000 without authorization from a...

Nebraska jobless rate remains 3.1% for 6th straight month

Jan. 24, 2020 10:51 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s unemployment rate of 3.1% didn't change in December, marking the sixth straight month it has held steady, officials said Friday. The preliminary December rate was three-tenths of a point higher than the adjusted December 2018 rate of 2.8%, according to a Nebraska...

Authorities: 1 driver died after trucks collided on I-80

Jan. 24, 2020 7:46 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A truck driver died after his semitrailer collided with another on Interstate 80 when both vehicles went out of control on the west side of Lincoln, authorities said. The crash occurred around 10:40 p.m. Thursday when the drivers lost control of their eastbound trucks in the dicey...

Nebraska lawmakers confirm new economic development director

Jan. 23, 2020 12:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's new economic development director was confirmed Thursday by lawmakers who praised him for his business experience. Senators voted 42-0 to put Tony Goins, of Lincoln, in charge of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. Gov. Pete Ricketts appointed Goins in July....