PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) - Classes in an eastern Nebraska district are resuming after two threats of school attacks. Chief Cass County Sheriff's Deputy Brad Lamm says the second threat that prompted the closure of the Plattsmouth schools Wednesday didn't appear to be credible. Lamm says the second threat wasn't connected to the first, in which investigators determined that a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were planning an attack at Plattsmouth High School.
UTICA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of two of the four people killed in a collision on an icy interstate in eastern Nebraska. The crash occurred Tuesday on Interstate 80 in York County. Authorities said Wednesday that one victim has been identified as 32-year-old Alejandra Arellano Galaz, of Hastings. The other was identified as 39-year-old Mario Suarez Garcia, of Edgewater, Colorado. The names of the two other victims won't be released until relatives have been notified.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska lawmaker aims to create legislation designed to encourage fast-growing technology such as bitcoins or blockchains. Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue says the measure would prohibit cities or villages from taxing or regulating the technology, instead leaving it up to the state. So-called ledger technology is a secure digital transaction of currency or information. States including Vermont, Utah and Arizona have similar laws.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - One of two men accused of sexually assaulting a drunken teenager at a Lincoln house party has been sent to prison. Court records say 23-year-old Marcus Steed was sentenced Tuesday to five to 10 years and credited with 335 days already served. The other man, 23-year-old James Shrader, is scheduled to be sentenced March 21. Prosecutors say the girl was assaulted at a St. Patrick's Day party last year at Steed's residence.
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