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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials have reported two more COVID-19 deaths in the state, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 98. Of the two deaths reported Sunday, one was in Douglas County. No information was immediately available on the second death. The state is also reporting more confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said the number of confirmed cases in the state increased by more than 80 on Sunday to 8,315. The actual number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

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MAY 6, 2020 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.) — A collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of the suspect involved in a pursuit Tuesday near Brady. 

At approximately 7:50 p.m. Tuesday evening, a trooper located a Chevrolet Silverado, which had been reported stolen in Cozad. The trooper observed the vehicle speeding at 100 miles per hour as it was traveling westbound on Highway 30 in eastern Lincoln County. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled. 

The trooper initiated a pursuit, which turned north on Haythorn Road before circling back and returning to Highway 30 westbound. As the vehicle continued driving at approximately 100 miles per hour, NSP dispatch was able to confirm the identity of the suspect. Troopers then discontinued the pursuit. The entire pursuit lasted approximately nine minutes. 

Wednesday morning, a local resident located the Silverado, which had been abandoned on Tin Camp Road, south of Highway 92 in McPherson County. The McPherson County Sheriff’s Office responded and confirmed that it was the vehicle that had been stolen and had been involved in the pursuit with troopers Tuesday evening. 

Several law enforcement agencies, including deputies from the McPherson, Logan, and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Offices, the NSP Aviation Support Division, and NSP Police Service Dog Division, reported to the scene to assist in a search of the area to locate the suspect. Law enforcement received a report that the suspect was at an abandoned farmstead and were quickly able to locate him and take him into custody without further incident at approximately 2:25 p.m. 

Shawn Grizzle, 33, of Cozad, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, theft by unlawful taking, willful reckless driving, and as a habitual criminal. Grizzle was lodged in Lincoln County Jail. Additional charges are pending from Dawson County. 



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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraskans may begin enjoying recreational vehicle camping by reservation only at select state park areas starting May 20, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Limited RV camping will be available at select park areas where social distancing and group-size recommendations can be maintained to help ensure compliance with the state’s public health directives amid the COVID-19 health situation. A list of the available park areas will be posted on the agency website and updated as additional areas are established.

“We sympathize with those who have been affected by this virus and the rippling effects of trying to contain it, and we appreciate the patience and understanding of people who are passionate about camping,” Game and Parks Director Jim Douglas said. “We are pleased to now be able to allow limited RV camping, and we look forward to restoring more opportunities when the time is appropriate and as conditions allow. Our priority remains to protect the health and well-being of all Nebraskans.”

Those RV campsites will have the following requirements:

-- Designated sites, which will be spaced at least 25 feet apart, can be reserved online beginning May 17 at OutdoorNebraska.org and prepaid. First-come, first-served and tent camping will not be allowed.

-- Only self-contained recreational vehicles, with factory features that allow them to hold potable water, contain wastewater/sewage and connect to electrical service, will be allowed to reserve a site.

-- No parks’ showerhouses or modern restrooms will be open until further notice. Vault toilets and RV dump stations will be open.

-- Each campsite will be limited to eight guests, and the length of stay will be limited to seven days.

-- Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA) near Grand Island and Danish Alps SRA near Hubbard will not be available, as they are near communities with high COVID-19 incidence. Park areas may be added to or deleted from the list as warranted and upon recommendations of health officials.

Game and Parks retains the ability to scale back the number of campsites if social practices are not followed or if public health officials determine there is an increased incidence of virus in any region of the state.

Park grounds remain open to the public for day use and a park entry permit is needed for each vehicle entering a park.

State designated beach and swimming areas will be closed until further notice, in part due to recent incidents involving large gatherings and lack of social distancing on beach areas at multiple state park venues. Other waterfront areas will remain open for day use and fishing as long as social distancing and the 10-person gathering size limit are maintained.

In addition, current Game and Parks closures for cabins, lodge rooms, group shelters, undesignated campsites, and tent camping at state park areas and wildlife management areas will be extended at least through May 31, with possible further extension.

People with park reservations for camping or lodging affected by the extended closure can contact Game and Parks for a refund or to reschedule.

Game and Parks will continue to evaluate closures and opportunities that can be restored following state guidelines and local directed health measures. More information, including a list of closures, and answers to frequently asked questions, can be found at OutdoorNebraska.org.


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OMAHA, Neb. — Two Nebraska meat processing plants have announced temporary closures in the wake of a surge in coronavirus cases among meatpacking plant workers. Tyson Foods pork plant in Madison and a Cargill beef plant in Schuyler announced Monday that they would temporarily shut down production to deep clean the plants. Tyson said it will await the results of workers who had been tested for COVID-19 last weekend before deciding when it will reopen. The plant closures will affect more than 3,000 workers and will likely slow the ability of producers to get hogs and cattle to slaughter.

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OMAHA, Neb. — Authorities say an Omaha man who was test-driving a motorcycle died after crashing it into a wall. The 31-year-old Jake Dunwoody was taking the bike for a spin in the Center Mall parking lot Monday afternoon when he crashed it into a concrete wall. A witness told police that Dunwoody had made several circles in the lot and seemed to be getting more comfortable with it when he picked up speed and hit the wall. Police say Dunwoody was taken to an Omaha hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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(CDHD Release) - Central District Health Department reports that as of today, May 5, 2020, the number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed by laboratory is 1,350, and there are 39 deaths (2 new deaths).

There are 15 cases in Merrick County, 50 cases in Hamilton County and 1,285 in Hall County.

There are a total of 31 deaths from Hall County, 8 from Hamilton County, and 0 in Merrick County.


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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Officials with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department in central Nebraska say a woman has died in a weekend crash near North Platte. The department says in a Facebook post that the crash happened just before 4 p.m. Saturday, when a southbound pickup truck pulling a camper on U.S. Highway 83 left the road and rolled. Investigators say four people in the truck were injured and taken to a North Platte hospital. The driver, 64-year-old Susan Wong of Spokane, Washington, died from her injuries. The three others are expected to recover.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska relaxed some of its social-distancing restrictions in the Omaha area and more than half of the state’s counties, but Gov. Pete Ricketts is imploring people who are still living in more heavily regulated areas to stay put. Ricketts is asking residents in hard-hit areas, such as Grand Island and Dakota City, not to venture out of their regions out of concern that they might spread the coronavirus. Unlike many other states, Ricketts has imposed public safety restrictions in Nebraska on a regional basis.

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Grand Island, NE - The Central District Health Department on Monday afternoon reported to KRGI News that there are now 1,320 total positive lab confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the three county area that the district serves. That's an additional 150 cases from last Friday May 1st to Monday, May 4th. The CDHD also has no additional deaths to report. The lives claimed due to Covid-19 complications remains at 37. Breakdown by county is as follows. Hall 1,247, Hamilton 50, Merrick 13. 



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KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy who escaped from a Kearney juvenile center was recaptured but three other escapees remain at large. The Nebraska State Patrol says one juvenile was arrested early Monday after a pursuit near Grand Island. Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas says a trooper tried to stop a speeding car on Interstate 80 but the driver sped away. During the pursuit, the car reached speeds of more than 125 mph before another trooper successfully deployed spike strips. He and the others escaped from the he Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney on Sunday night. 

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