May 8th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an outbreak linked to the ice cream turned deadly.
Results of a Food and Drug Administration investigation released this week showed the company had found 17 positive samples of listeria on surfaces and floors in its Oklahoma plant dating back to 2013. The FDA said Friday that it "was not aware of these findings" before doing its own inspection this year.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” A man walked into an Omaha jail and told staffers that he was involved in his mother's death, police said Friday as officers searched a river and its banks for the woman's missing 5-year-old son.
LINCOLN--Thursday, May 7 brought long awaited hope for supporters of the
Nebraska Agritourism Promotion Act.
The bill, LB 329, introduced by Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala, aims to
encourage people to let others on their land for argitourism purposes and
would limit landowner liability.
After being on the agenda for two weeks, the bill advanced in the
Legislature on a 33-1 vote.
Under the bill, a landowner wouldn't be held liable under certain
situations involving injury or death due to inherent risks, such as
stepping in a hole made by prairie dogs.
LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) â€” Authorities say they have not found the 5-year-old son of a woman whose body was found in southeast Omaha and whose infant brother was found alive in a dumpster near a suburban Omaha apartment complex.
Omaha police Lt. Darci Tierney said Friday that officers are still looking for Josue Ramirez-Marinero, who was the subject of an Amber alert issued Thursday. The vehicle he was believed to be traveling in was found Thursday afternoon in Omaha.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska will be able to play its baseball series against Purdue at Haymarket Park in Lincoln after all.
The athletic department announced Friday that the three-game series would start Saturday at 12:05 p.m. That's two hours earlier than originally scheduled. The game was moved up because of a forecast calling for rain.
Officials said Thursday it would be doubtful the series could be played at Haymarket because of an 8-inch rain that left the field under water. Coach Darin Erstad and his staff looked for an alternate site for Saturday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska officials say they've taken action to protect residents of two nursing homes run by an ailing Utah company.
The office of Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says a judge in Brown County on Thursday placed Ainsworth Care Center into receivership with Klaasmeyer & Associates in Omaha. A judge in Burt County did the same with Logan Valley Manor in Lyons. Under receivership, Klaasmeyer & Associates will take over management and operation of both homes.
LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) â€” Investigators have confirmed a woman whose body was found in southeast Omaha is the mother of an infant found alive in a dumpster and his brother, who is missing, Omaha police said Thursday.
An Amber alert issued for the older boy, 5-year-old Josue Ramirez-Marinero, has been canceled, though the boy hasn't yet been found and is believed to be in danger. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt and sweatpants.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has made good on his promise to veto a proposed 6-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase.
The Republican governor rejected the measure shortly after lawmakers gave it final approval Thursday. Ricketts argues in his veto message that measure contradicts the public's desire for tax relief.
The bill would incrementally raise the tax over four years to help pay for road and bridge repairs, generating an estimated $76 million a year once fully implemented.
PITTSBURGH (AP) â€” Nebraska guard Tarin Smith is transferring to Duquesne.
Coach Jim Ferry announced Wednesday that Smith has signed a financial aid agreement and will be with the team this fall. Smith must sit out the 2015-16 season per NCAA transfer rules. He will have three seasons of eligibility with the Dukes.
Smith averaged 4.5 points and 1.6 rebounds in 2014-15 for the Cornhuskers and was one of only four players to see action in each of Nebraska's 31 games.
LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) â€” Investigators believe a woman whose body was found in southeast Omaha is the mother of an infant found alive in a dumpster and his brother, who is missing, Omaha police said Thursday.
An Amber alert has been issued for the older boy, 5-year-old Josue Ramirez-Marinero, who is believed to be in danger. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt and sweatpants and may be traveling in a silver Jeep Cherokee with Nebraska plates SRH941.