OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police say a 30-year-old Omaha man accidentally shot his pinky finger after falling asleep holding his new handgun. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the accident happened early Tuesday. Police say the man told officers he awoke around 4:30 a.m. to a loud bang and realized he had shot his left pinky finger. No one else was injured.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate at a central Nebraska county jail has died after being taken to a hospital with an unknown illness. The North Platte Telegraph reports that 48-year-old John Jones Jr. died Sunday after reporting that he was ill and being taken to North Platte hospital. Jones was jailed on a stalking charge at the Lincoln County Detention Center in North Platte.
PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - A woman accused of being drunk when she caused a fatal collision in eastern Nebraska last year has announced that she will plead guilty to felony motor vehicle homicide. Omaha television station KETV reports that 22-year-old Paige Seaton turned herself in to the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday after her bond was raised to $1 million by a judge on Tuesday. The Oct. 4 crash on state Highway 50 killed 15-year-old Alexandra Linscott, of Eagle, and critically injured Linscott's mother.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Gov. Pete Ricketts is asking for all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of the late Nebraska Supreme Court Justice John Wright. Flags are to be lowered from sunrise until sunset Thursday. Wright died Sunday after a long, undisclosed illness. He was 72.
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