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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — One person died after two vehicles collided east of Scottsbluff. The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s office said the crash happened around 9 a.m. Saturday on Highland Road about 3.5 miles east of Scottsbluff. The sheriff’s office said an eastbound vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a westbound vehicle. One person died in the crash and another person was seriously injured and taken to the hospital in Scottsbluff. Officials didn’t immediately release the names of the drivers involved in the crash.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials have reported two more COVID-19 deaths in the state, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 98. Of the two deaths reported Sunday, one was in Douglas County. No information was immediately available on the second death. The state is also reporting more confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said the number of confirmed cases in the state increased by more than 80 on Sunday to 8,315. The actual number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

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Grand Island, NE - Grand Island Police responded to 331 Nebraska Avenue on Thursday, May 7th to what would start out to be a verbal altercation between Alexander Babella and Levi Kullums. The incident would carry into the early morning hours of Friday, May 8th. Babella discharged a firearm at Levi Kullums which lead to causing serious bodily injury to Kullums hand and stomach. Alexander was arrested for attempted murder - 2nd degree, assault - 1st degree, and use of a deadly weapon (firearm) to commit a felony. 

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Grand Island, NE - On Thursday morning Grand Island Mayor Roger Steele provided a Covid-19 update alongside Central District Health Department Director Teresa Anderson. Mayor Steele also read a statement that was provided by CHI Health St Francis President Ed Hannon. President, CHI Health St. Francis Ed Hannon. "From the perspective of CHI Health St. Francis, we are seeing great declines in the number of patients presenting to the hospital emergency room or the Respiratory Fast track. As a matter of fact, the volumes of these patients has declined to the single digits seen each day, and we have closed the Respiratory Fast Track that was set up to deal with the influx of patients. The number of patients in inpatient beds who have tested positive is half of what is was at our peek on April 18th. We continue to have 50% of our ICU beds and ventilators available over the past several days. Below watch & listen the update from Thursday morning.

(May 7th) Covid-19 Update from Grand Island’s City Hall

Posted by KRGI News on Thursday, May 7, 2020

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraskans may begin enjoying recreational vehicle camping by reservation only at select state park areas starting May 20, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Limited RV camping will be available at select park areas where social distancing and group-size recommendations can be maintained to help ensure compliance with the state’s public health directives amid the COVID-19 health situation. A list of the available park areas will be posted on the agency website and updated as additional areas are established.

“We sympathize with those who have been affected by this virus and the rippling effects of trying to contain it, and we appreciate the patience and understanding of people who are passionate about camping,” Game and Parks Director Jim Douglas said. “We are pleased to now be able to allow limited RV camping, and we look forward to restoring more opportunities when the time is appropriate and as conditions allow. Our priority remains to protect the health and well-being of all Nebraskans.”

Those RV campsites will have the following requirements:

-- Designated sites, which will be spaced at least 25 feet apart, can be reserved online beginning May 17 at OutdoorNebraska.org and prepaid. First-come, first-served and tent camping will not be allowed.

-- Only self-contained recreational vehicles, with factory features that allow them to hold potable water, contain wastewater/sewage and connect to electrical service, will be allowed to reserve a site.

-- No parks’ showerhouses or modern restrooms will be open until further notice. Vault toilets and RV dump stations will be open.

-- Each campsite will be limited to eight guests, and the length of stay will be limited to seven days.

-- Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA) near Grand Island and Danish Alps SRA near Hubbard will not be available, as they are near communities with high COVID-19 incidence. Park areas may be added to or deleted from the list as warranted and upon recommendations of health officials.

Game and Parks retains the ability to scale back the number of campsites if social practices are not followed or if public health officials determine there is an increased incidence of virus in any region of the state.

Park grounds remain open to the public for day use and a park entry permit is needed for each vehicle entering a park.

State designated beach and swimming areas will be closed until further notice, in part due to recent incidents involving large gatherings and lack of social distancing on beach areas at multiple state park venues. Other waterfront areas will remain open for day use and fishing as long as social distancing and the 10-person gathering size limit are maintained.

In addition, current Game and Parks closures for cabins, lodge rooms, group shelters, undesignated campsites, and tent camping at state park areas and wildlife management areas will be extended at least through May 31, with possible further extension.

People with park reservations for camping or lodging affected by the extended closure can contact Game and Parks for a refund or to reschedule.

Game and Parks will continue to evaluate closures and opportunities that can be restored following state guidelines and local directed health measures. More information, including a list of closures, and answers to frequently asked questions, can be found at OutdoorNebraska.org.


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The Mayor’s office issues the following order regarding the operation of parks and recreational facilities effective May 7, 2020 until further notice.

OMAHA, Neb. — Two Nebraska meat processing plants have announced temporary closures in the wake of a surge in coronavirus cases among meatpacking plant workers. Tyson Foods pork plant in Madison and a Cargill beef plant in Schuyler announced Monday that they would temporarily shut down production to deep clean the plants. Tyson said it will await the results of workers who had been tested for COVID-19 last weekend before deciding when it will reopen. The plant closures will affect more than 3,000 workers and will likely slow the ability of producers to get hogs and cattle to slaughter.

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OMAHA, Neb. — Authorities say an Omaha man who was test-driving a motorcycle died after crashing it into a wall. The 31-year-old Jake Dunwoody was taking the bike for a spin in the Center Mall parking lot Monday afternoon when he crashed it into a concrete wall. A witness told police that Dunwoody had made several circles in the lot and seemed to be getting more comfortable with it when he picked up speed and hit the wall. Police say Dunwoody was taken to an Omaha hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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