News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini has received a one-year contract extension through February 2019. Athletic department spokeswoman Chris Anderson on Friday confirmed the extension, which was first reported by CBSSports DOT com. Anderson said terms were not immediately available for release last night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have approved a committee to investigate the state's handling of Nikko Jenkins, who is accused of killing four people in the Omaha area after his release from prison. Senators adopted a resolution yesterday that would create a special committee to look at the circumstances of the case, and review the Department of Correctional Services' rehabilitative and mental health programs.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the July 2012 shooting deaths of a man and his two teenage sons. A jury reached the verdict yesterday in the case of 35-year-old Anthony Davis after several hours of deliberations. Davis was convicted on three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony.
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a barn fire near Beatrice that killed two horses inside. Beatrice Rural Fire Chief Jim Engel tells KWBE radio that firefighters were sent to the scene around 3 p.m. Thursday. There is no estimate yet on the cost of damages.
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