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Zika Virus Hits Nebraska

Two travel-related cases of Zika virus have been reported in Nebraska. Health and Human Services officials say the cases in Douglas and Sarpy counties are the first in the state. The people infected are women in their 20s

Objections to Governor's Property Tax Plan

There are objections to Governor Ricketts' property tax plan. The state's largest agriculture groups are backing the plan, but Mayor Beutler and officials from other communities have problems with it, saying it would limit their flexibility.

No One Hurt in Rollover

Police say it was luck that kept anyone from getting hurt in a crash near 14th and Salt Valley View. A semi was on Salt Valley View Thursday when the driver turned into the intersection to head north on 14th Street.

Lincoln Police Offficer Dragged

A Lincoln police officer was dragged outside a car in the south Menards parking lot at 8900 Andermatt Drive.

Berkshire Purchases More Shares Of Phillips 66

Image result for berkshire hathawayBerkshire Hathaway has purchased nearly 1.7 million more shares of Phillips 66 to give it ownership of almost 14 percent of the oil refiner.  The conglomerate Warren Buffett leads reported making the latest purchases this week. 

County Asks Committee To Delay Growing Pains

Image result for lancaster county boardLancaster County has gone over 300,000 in population. State Law requires 7 members on the county board instead of five, and a civil service commission at that level.  A bill in the legislature would push those changes back to 400,000. 

Woman Jailed For Poisoning Boyfriend's Mother

Image result for judges gavelA Minnesota woman who admitted pouring carpet cleaner in the ice tea of her boyfriend's mother has been sent to jail in Nebraska. Online court records say 26-year-old Amanda Nelson, of Worthington, Minnesota, was sentenced Wednesday in Gage County District Court.

Sky Lantern Ban Headed To Final Vote

Image result for sky lanternsA bill that would ban small, flame-powered paper air balloons in Nebraska is headed to a final vote in the Legislature.   Senators gave the measure second-round approval Thursday with a voice vote.   

Zoo Will Open March 5th

Image result for lincoln children's zoo lincoln neA year ago, when warm temperatures were present in early March in Lincoln, the zoo office was flooded with phone calls, wondering why they weren't open.  In response, President and CEO John Chapo announced the zoo will open March 5th this year.

Residential Parking Ban Lifted

Image result for snow plows lincoln neGood news for those who park in the street. The residential parking ban on the odd-numbered or south and west sides of the street has been lifted.  It followed an even-number ban....and city officials say both are mostly complete.