Armando Lerma, who did not return to the facility after his work assignment May 12, was arrested Thursday in Plymouth, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said in a news release.
“This would be a really big deal for us because here in Gage County for tourism we have a lot of historical museums and things like that, but recreational tourism is really popular right now,” one official said.
Advanced with a veto-proof 35 votes, the bill from Sen. Myron Dorn of Adams would help Gage County satisfy its $28.1 million debt sooner.
Sens. Tony Vargas and Anna Wishart sought assurances that putting aside money equal to the first two years of a four-year project would not tempt the administration to “buy a shovel” or otherwise move forward on a new prison.
A Wymore man has been identified as the inmate who died in custody at the Gage County Detention Center last week.
Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson is currently recovering at home after a week at Beatrice Community Hospital.
The county expects to collect a total of $5.98 million from the carriers to put toward the $28.1 million judgment.
Storms are expected to develop near the Kansas-Nebraska border and move northeast through the afternoon and evening.
An 85-year-old Liberty man was driving an ATV, turned at an intersection and hit the side of an eastbound semitrailer, investigators said.
A woman in her 80s died Thursday after being transferred to Lincoln, and a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions died Tuesday at Gold Crest Retirement, Public Health Solutions Director Kim Showalter said.
"We realized that the church building was just a place," one congregant said of Sunday's drive-thru service in Beatrice. "We are the church, you know?"
St. John Lutheran Church hosted a rainy drive-in Easter church service at the Gage County Fairgrounds on Sunday. Cars filled the lot to watch …
“It was shocking. It gives you that oh-my-God feeling,” said the daughter of a man at an Adams retirement home diagnosed with COVID-19. “A lot of people think this is a joke. They don’t understand the impact it is having on people.”
Executive Director Jeff Fritzen said his staff and residents are following recommended preventive actions.
An assisted-living center in Adams reported 14 positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday night.
During a video conference meeting Monday, the Beatrice City Council approved the bid from Lincoln-based Hampton Commercial Construction to complete the project.
A Nebraska Supreme Court decision Friday in a lawsuit over how much, if any, an insurance company should have to pay in the Beatrice 6 case re…
BEATRICE — The lighting ceremony at the Gage County Courthouse has evolved over the last 32 years to include several additions.