News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CST
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has hired a Utah college administrator as its first vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion. The university said Monday that Marco Barker will begin his work in Lincoln on April 1. Barker is chief diversity officer at Westminister College in Salt Lake City.
HERSHEY, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a woman who fell from a moving vehicle in western Nebraska has died. The North Platte Telegraph reports that the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was notified about the incident a little after 6 p.m. Monday. It occurred just north of the roundabout on Link 56C on the south side of Hershey. Chief Deputy Roland Kramer says the vehicle driver was taken in for questioning and for drug and alcohol testing. No names have been released.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Despite some wintry weather, Nebraska farmers have harvested much of the state's corn, soybean and sorghum crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that 88 percent of corn had been harvested as of Sunday. That's four days behind last year's harvest and five day behind the five-year average. Farmers had harvested 97 percent of Nebraska's soybean crop, which is a little behind near 100 percent harvests last year and the five-year average. The sorghum harvest was at 91 percent.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Officials have set a January moving day for veterans to move into the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney. Plans are for the 95 or so residents at the Grand Island Veterans Home to eat breakfast at their old home and lunch at their new home 34 miles west in Kearney on Jan. 16.
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