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Nebraska man pleads guilty to threatening election official

Jun. 16, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man pleaded guilty Thursday to posting several threats on an Instagram page associated with an election official in Colorado. Travis Ford, 42, of Lincoln, posted the threats in August 2021. The official was not identified but U.S. Attorney Cole...

Nebraska's capital city rescinds LGBTQ fairness ordinance

Jun. 14, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The City Council in Nebraska’s capital city has rescinded an anti-discrimination measure that extended protections to sexual orientation and gender identity, just four months after unanimously approving it. The Lincoln City Council voted 4-3 Monday to...

Man charged in Nebraska crash that killed 2, injured 20

Jun. 07, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A young man was arrested and charged Tuesday with two counts each of manslaughter and driving under the influence causing injury in a Memorial Day weekend crash in Lincoln that killed two women and injured 20 bystanders, police said. Kyvell Stark, 18, of Omaha,...

Police: Driver in fatal Nebraska crash had used marijuana

Jun. 01, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — One of the drivers in a crash that killed two women and injured 20 bystanders watching classic cars cruise down a Nebraska street tested positive for marijuana, police said. The 18-year-old Omaha man was driving a Ford Taurus that smashed into a Toyota Corolla...

Police ID 2 women killed in Nebraska crash that injured 20

May. 31, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police have identified the two women killed over the weekend when two cars crashed during an annual Memorial Day “cruise” night and injured 20 people when the cars struck a crowd of bystanders in Nebraska's capital city. Lincoln Police said Tuesday that...

2 killed, 20 injured after car barrels into Nebraska crowd

May. 30, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two people were killed and 20 others were injured after a crash that sent two cars careening into a crowd of bystanders while an annual Memorial Day weekend “cruise” night was wrapping up in Nebraska’s capital, police said Monday. Two women, ages 20 and...

Man sentenced to 70 years to life in Lincoln officer's death

May. 25, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man was sentenced to 70 years to life in prison Wednesday for the shooting death of a police officer in 2020. Felipe Vazquez, now 19, shot Officer Mario Herrera when he tried to escape from police who were serving an arrest warrant for him at his...

Police identify 2 killed in Lincoln triple shooting

May. 25, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police identified two men killed in a triple shooting in Lincoln over the weekend. Patricio Urias, 42, and Zachariah Palomo, 26, died in the early Sunday morning shooting inside a home near 30th and P streets, police said late Monday in a news release....

Man who killed Husker football player grandad dies in prison

May. 24, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man with a long history of mental illness when he killed the grandfather of two Nebraska football players more than two decades ago has died in prison. Russell Harms died in the Nebraska prison system's Reception and Treatment Center in Lincoln on Monday,...

Pool noodle fight over the name Josh again attracts hundreds

May. 23, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple hundred people grabbed their pool noodles and headed to a Nebraska park again this weekend to battle over the right to the name Josh. The event started as an online joke when Josh Swain from Tucson, Arizona, sent out a tweet challenging anyone who...