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Suspected Lincoln Gang Member Gets Prison for Murder

A suspected gang member has been sentenced to prison for helping beat to death two Lincoln men last year. Online court records say 20-year-old Ricky McLaughlin III was given 20 to 30 years for manslaughter, 40 to 50 years for use of a deadly weapon and four to five years for an unrelated sex assault. He and Tyler Thornburg took plea deals to reduce their second-degree murder charges. The men

Small School District Wants Bond for School Built in 1928

Voters in a small central Nebraska school district will decide in November whether to support a $4.35 million bond issue. The Sumner-Eddyville-Miller School District proposed the bond issue to pay for improvements at a school built in 1928.

More Charges in Fatal Accident

Authorities plan to file more charges after the third member of a Hastings family died several days after a semi collided with their SUV. Clay County Attorney Ted Griess says that 26-year-old Tiffany Isom died from injuries she sustained in Thursday's crash in Clay County. Isom's parents, 53 year-old Gary Isom, and his wife, 52 year-old Susan Isom, were also killed. Their 16-year-old son was seriously injured.

New Exhibit at Quilt Museum

A new exhibition at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln will shed light on the role stitched signatures can play in depicting people's lives. "Signature Cloths" will open on Friday at Quilt House, 1523 N. 33rd St. The exhibition focuses on sewn signatures as visual symbols and as a method of social engagement.

Nebraska City Bank Robber May Be "AK-47" Bandit"

Authorities say a man who robbed a bank in Nebraska City earlier this month matches the description of the "AK-47 Bandit" who has robbed banks across several western states. No one was harmed in the Aug. 22 robbery of the First National Bank branch in southeast Nebraska. Authorities held a news conference Sunday because the robber may be the same man who robbed banks in California, Idaho and Washington.

Man Arrested for Shooting 76-Year-Old Man

Omaha police have arrested a suspect in this weekend's shooting death of a 76-year-old man. Police said Sunday that 41-year-old Ray Hubbard has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in Saturday's shooting. Officer James Shade says there was an argument before shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in northeast Omaha. Paramedics took L.B. Liggins to the hospital where he died.

Jack Hoffman Enrolled in New Clinical Trial for Cancer Drug

The 8-year-old boy who became an Internet sensation for his touchdown run in Nebraska's 2013 spring football scrimmage is now one of a handful of children enrolled in a cancer treatment trial. The World-Herald reports that Jack Hoffman is the fourth child enrolled in the clinical trial at Boston Children's Hospital. He is one of 14 children in the world who have taken the medication.

Historic Willa Cather Letters to be Digitized

Letters from Willa Cather, the renowned author of "My Antonia" and "O Pioneers," are expected to be available online in January 2018. The letters will be digitized under a grant of nearly $272,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. "The Complete Letters of Willa Cather" will be published online as part of the Willa Cather Archive.

Public Benefit Applications Backlog Catching Up

Nebraska officials say they're close to catching up on a backlog of public benefit applications that has prompted a federal lawsuit and an investigation by lawmakers. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Russ Reno says the agency expects to have all of the delayed paperwork finished by late October or early November.

Man Shot Dead in Lincoln Apartment

Lincoln Police are investigating a fatal shooting. It happened early Saturday morning around one. 21-year-old Maurice Williams was killed inside a LionsGate Apartment at 5101 Vine Street. He was taken to Bryan LGH West, where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.