OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Law enforcement officials near Omaha have seized about 20 pounds of marijuana, cocaine and hash from a car heading to Iowa. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says deputies discovered the drugs in a car they pulled over early Wednesday morning in eastern Omaha. Officials say they found 14 pounds of marijuana in numerous heat-sealed bags inside a black trash bag, nearly five pounds of cocaine and 23 containers of hash.
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Gage County will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a $28.1 million judgment awarded to six people wrongfully convicted of murder. Radio station KWBE reports that county board made that decision Wednesday, a day after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the county's appeal for a review by the full court. The ruling poses major financial problems for Gage County, which collects about $8 million a year in taxes and hired a bankruptcy attorney shortly after the verdict.
PROSSER, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a man driving a utility vehicle died after it collided with a semitrailer in south-central Nebraska. The accident was reported around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, about a mile southwest of Prosser. The Adams County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Alexander Williams was trying to cross a rural road when his vehicle and the truck collided. He lived in Prosser. The uninjured truck driver was identified as 20-year-old Ethan Woerner, of Burr Oak, Kansas.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the West Des Moines-based grocery chain discovered potential salmonella contamination on Monday night and pulled the product from its shelves. The recall includes 16-ounce and 48-ounce containers of Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad produced between June 1 and July 13.
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