Three family members arrested in toddler death

By:  Newsroom

A Franklin County toddler died after he was taken to the hospital Monday night.

The Nebraska State Patrol say 2-year-old Joseph Rinehart, of Naponee died of head and internal injuries caused by blunt force trauma. Officials say the boy's mother, 24-year-old Laura Rinehart, and his grandparents, Peter and Nancy Draper, were arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death.

Rinehart was being held in the Phelps County jail. Peter Draper was in the Franklin County jail, while Nancy Draper was in the Hall County jail.