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Lincoln County treasurer arrested amid theft investigation

Jul. 30, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A little more than two years after voting to removed the county's elected treasurer, the Lincoln County Board is facing the prospect of removing its hand-picked replacement after she was arrested amid a theft investigation. Police arrested...

Offutt Air Force Base again requiring face masks indoors

Jul. 30, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha has announced it is reinstating a mask mandate, requiring all employees, contractors and visitors to wear a face mask indoors. The requirement applies to everyone, even those who have been vaccinated for...

EXPLAINER: Evictions are expected to increase in Nebraska

Jul. 30, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September has been the...

Greater Omaha Packing recalls 295K pounds of raw beef

Jul. 30, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha meat processor has recalled more than 295,000 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Greater Omaha Packing’s recall Thursday....

Huskers open practice out to end streak of 4 losing seasons

Jul. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four straight losing seasons, the last three under Scott Frost, have humbled the Nebraska Cornhuskers. On the eve of the first preseason practice, the tone from Frost and his players was what would be expected from a team predicted to finish fifth...

Nebraska largely scraps gender identity lessons after uproar

Jul. 29, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials announced Thursday that they have largely scrapped plans for gender identity lessons in public school curriculum after an uproar from conservatives who argued that the topics weren't appropriate for children. The new draft...

Patrol: Man arrested for jumping fence at Governor's Mansion

Jul. 29, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police arrested a 31-year-old man who jumped the fence surrounding the Governor’s Mansion in Lincoln and sat down in the mansion’s back yard, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon, when Gov. Pete...

Omaha man sentenced to prison for sex trafficking minor

Jul. 29, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to a single count of sex trafficking of a minor has been sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison. Glenn Whitney, 26, was sentenced Wednesday in Omaha’s federal court to 250 months in...

Auburn man sentenced after leaving woman he hit with car

Jul. 28, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

AUBURN, Neb. (AP) — An Auburn man who left a woman in a ditch after he hit her with his car was sentenced Wednesday to four years and nine months in prison. Dustin Pierce, 34, was convicted in May of hitting Katelynne Hendrix, 23, a wife and mother of two young...

Family's suit alleges prosecutors' comments led to suicide

Jul. 28, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The family of a white Nebraska bar owner who killed himself after being charged in the fatal shooting of a Black man during 2020 protests over racial injustice is suing local prosecutors, alleging their comments led to his suicide. Jake Gardner's...