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Lawmakers Defend Gubernatorial Candidate Krist

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Twenty-one Nebraska lawmakers have signed a letter defending Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist against Republican allegations that he drank alcohol on the job. The letter was signed by current and former senators who served with Krist in the Legislature. The senators say they never saw Krist impaired by alcohol when he…Read more »

Congressman Fortenberry Questions Google Over Kids’ Privacy on YouTube

Congressman Fortenberry Questions Google Over Kids’ Privacy on YouTube

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children’s privacy. Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for more details about how the service collects data. Their…Read more »

Colorado Meatpacker Recalls Ground Beef After E. Coli Death

Colorado Meatpacker Recalls Ground Beef After E. Coli Death

Eds: APNewsNow. Edits headline, summary and story. Adds distribution points. AP photos planned. FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds (60,000 kilograms) of ground beef after an E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the beef was produced and…Read more »

Nebraska Agencies Are Aiding Refugees Living In Squalor

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Social service agencies are scrambling to help up to 500 refugees who may have to find new places to live because of the squalid conditions in their Nebraska apartment complex. Omaha housing inspectors pored over the Yale Park Apartments on Thursday because of nearly 100 complaints filed by occupants who’ve been…Read more »

Computer Virus Hampers Beatrice City Workers

Computer Virus Hampers Beatrice City Workers

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) – Officials in the southeast Nebraska city of Beatrice have been working on restoring phone and internet service lost to the work of a hacker. City administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer says it seems a computer virus was installed around 3:30 Monday morning. He said Tuesday that city departments lost phone and internet service…Read more »

1,000 Pounds of Pot Seized in Sarpy County

1,000 Pounds of Pot Seized in Sarpy County

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say deputies arrested two men after marijuana with an estimated street value of up to $5 million was found after a traffic stop in eastern Nebraska’s Sarpy County. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy pulled over a panel van Wednesday on Interstate 80. A Douglas County K-9 taken…Read more »

Ex-Doctor Faces the Death Penalty

Ex-Doctor Faces the Death Penalty

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The sentencing of a former doctor convicted of killing four people in Nebraska was briefly delayed after the lead judge in the case suffered a medical emergency. A three-judge panel issued a death sentence Friday to 45-year-old Anthony Garcia. The Indiana man was convicted of murder for two attacks five years…Read more »

Man Taken to Hospital After Fireworks Started Building Blaze

Man Taken to Hospital After Fireworks Started Building Blaze

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a man was taken to a hospital he was rescued from the roof of a burning building in Lincoln. The apartment building blaze was reported around 1:40 p.m. Saturday. Investigator Damon Robbins says the fire started when a man began lighting fireworks after a “psychological emergency.” The man escaped…Read more »

Judge Lets Ex-Inmate’s Prison Riot Lawsuit Proceed

Judge Lets Ex-Inmate’s Prison Riot Lawsuit Proceed

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A lawsuit filed by a former inmate who says he was traumatized by a deadly Nebraska prison riot will be allowed to proceed. Lancaster County District Court records say a judge has rejected a state bid to dismiss the lawsuit filed by John Wizinsky, who left state custody in June 2016.…Read more »

Omaha Archdiocese To Share Investigative Records On Priests

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha intends to cooperate with the Nebraska attorney general’s request to review its investigative records. Archbishop George Lucas received Attorney General Doug Peterson’s request Tuesday for records that go back to Jan. 1, 1978. The archdiocese talking to Peterson’s office about further defining the scope of…Read more »