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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a suspicious package detected Wednesday morning at an Air Force base near Omaha contained nothing threatening. The U.S. Air Force said in a news release that a military K-9 alerted security personnel to the package inside a commercial vehicle that was undergoing a routine check at an Offutt Air Force Base gate. Military and civilian investigators checked into the package and concluded that it held nothing harmful. Officials have not released any information about the vehicle or the person or people in it.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The school board has scheduled a special election Feb. 11 so voters can decide whether to issue $290 million in bonds to build two more high schools, an elementary and other facilities.The board voted unanimously Tuesday for the bond resolution and authorized district officials to buy two parcels for the high schools. One will be in northwest Lincoln, the other in southeast Lincoln.If the bond issue were to pass, the northwest high school would open in 2022, the other in 2023. The Lancaster County election commissioner will decide whether the election will be conducted solely through the mail or by traditional balloting.
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) - A trial has been delayed again for a woman who survived a central Nebraska collision that killed three passengers in the car she was driving. Dawson County District Court records say Angelique Kampmann has pleaded not guilty to three counts of manslaughter, driving under the influence and causing serious injury and one count of driving under the influence, first offense. Her original trial starting date was June 18. That had been changed to Tuesday. It's now been set to begin Feb. 11. The collision occurred Oct. 16 last year on U.S. Highway 30 between Overton and Elm Creek.
BURNHAM, Maine (AP) - Maine State Police say that a charter bus with 35 people on board overturned on Interstate 95 after the driver fell asleep and that four passengers suffered minor injuries. Police say the bus drifted off the road late Tuesday, overturned and came to rest down an embankment in Burnham. The group was headed to Orono, Maine, from Schenectady, New York, for a Christmas concert on Wednesday night. The driver, 65-year-old Charles Barry, of Omaha, Nebraska, was cited by troopers on a charge of failing to maintain control of the bus. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
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