News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - An 18-year-old man has made a plea deal in the stabbings of two Nebraska Youth Center employees in North Platte. Keenan Lambert pleaded no contest yesterday to felony assault and use of a deadly weapon. Prosecutors say Lambert and a 16-year-old boy stabbed Diana Johns and Robin Schneider last July, stole an employee's vehicle and fled.
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Work is scheduled to resume next week on U.S. Highway 77 from Nebraska Highway 112 to Beatrice. The Nebraska Department of Roads says work will include bridge, concrete, shoulder, sidewalk and curb repairs. The project is expected to be finished this fall.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man has been sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling money from an AIDS support group. Thirty-five-year-old Jason Armstrong has also been ordered to pay more than $140,000 in restitution to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Armstrong is a former case manager for the Nebraska AIDS Project.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The interim fire chief in Omaha has been named permanently to the post. Mayor Jean Stothert announced yesterday that Bernie Kanger will lead the Omaha Fire Department. Kanger has been with the department since 1991. He served as battalion chief before he took on the interim role last August.
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