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Health inspectors shut down Coco Key

OMAHA — County health inspectors have shut down an Omaha indoor water resort after discovering myriad problems.

Coco Key Water Resort will be closed for at least a month following the Douglas County Health Department inspection Friday.

Problems found included loose concrete in the “lazy river” feature, a chemical imbalance in a hot tub, a missing first aid kit and life guard certifications, broken shower heads, sand in the bottom of a pool and malfunctioning water pumps.

The closure follows a temporary pool closure about four months ago after an earlier inspection.

General manager Mario Mandolfo says the water park, which is part of the Ramada Plaza hotel by Wyndham Omaha, will be repaired and shortcomings resolved. The hotel portion of the property remains open.

Teen who fired at trooper sentenced to 6-8 years

OMAHA — A teen accused of firing a gun at a Nebraska trooper and fleeing in a stolen car has been sentenced to 6 to 8 years in prison.

Shane Kildow, 18, was sentenced Wednesday in Douglas County District Court. Kildow had earlier pleaded no contest to attempted assault of an officer, car theft and a weapons count.

Prosecutors say Kildow was 17 when he fired a handgun at least four times at the trooper who tried to pull him over northwest of Omaha in February 2017.

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Kildow led police on a high-speed chase before crashing the stolen car he was driving in Valley. He fled on foot before being caught with the help of a police dog. The trooper was not injured.

72-year-old dies after altercation in Hastings

HASTINGS — Authorities say a 72-year-old man died after a physical altercation in Hastings.

Officers were sent to help an unresponsive man at about 1 p.m. Tuesday. They and medics tried to revive him, but he died later at a Hastings hospital.

The man’s name hasn’t been released.

Police say officers arrested a 57-year-old man on suspicion of assault by mutual consent.


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