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Boy, 11, died after being struck by SUV, Fremont police say
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in Fremont. The accident occurred around 3:35 p.m. Monday. Fremont police say a 16-year-old was headed east on Military Avenue when the SUV he was driving struck the boy. Police say there was no crosswalk where the accident occurred. Police say the boy was taken to a Fremont hospital and then flown to an Omaha hospital, where he died. The 11-year-old was identified as Andrew Perez-Martinez, of Fremont. The teenage driver's name hasn't been released. Fremont police and the Nebraska State Patrol are investigating the accident.

Woman killed, 4 other people hurt in Dawson County collision
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 49-year-old Kearney woman has been killed in a south-central Nebraska collision. The accident occurred around 8:35 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 30, about five miles east of Lexington. The Dawson County Sheriff's Office says a westbound sport utility vehicle crossed the center line and struck an oncoming pickup. The SUV then rolled and came to rest on the passenger side. The Sheriff's Office says the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified as Lisa Antillon. The pickup driver and three other people were taken to a Lexington hospital.

Testimony seeks changes in Nebraska segregation rules draft
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Those who have testified at a Nebraska Department of Correctional Services hearing on restrictive housing say there are changes needed in the proposed solitary confinement rules. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that former inmates, American Civil Liberties Union officials and state Ombudsman's office representatives told a hearing officer there are concerns that the 19-page draft policy on segregation is too broad, continues the use of long-term segregation and doesn't have a timeline or enough detail. The department developed the rules and regulations after the state passed a law in 2015 requiring a long-term plan for use and reduction of restrictive housing. Republican state Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus introduced the law. He says the proposed regulations have a lot of steps, no appeal process and no real mandate to change what's going on now.

Nebraska primary to winnow field in down-ticket races
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters are picking a Republican nominee for an Omaha congressional district and narrowing the field in more than a dozen legislative races in the state's primary election. The polls will be open Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Don Bacon and Chip Maxwell are running for the GOP nomination in the Omaha-based 2nd District. The winner will face first-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford in the November general election. Voters will also pick candidates in 13 legislative races with more than two contenders. The top two vote-getters in each race will advance to the general election. The Legislature is officially nonpartisan, but Republicans hold 36 of the 49 seats and both parties hope to pick up more.

The Latest: Forecasters warn of tornado risk in Ohio Valley
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Parts of the Great Plains and Ohio Valley could see severe weather Tuesday as two storm systems make their way across the country's midsection. The Storm Prediction Center says central and northern Texas — including the Dallas-Fort Worth area — could see large hail and powerful winds Tuesday. In the east, Kentucky, southern Ohio, southern Illinois and southern Indiana are all at risk for bad weather, including tornadoes. So far, the risk is lower than on Monday, when powerful storms spawned tornadoes across the Great Plains, killing two people in Oklahoma. In all, the Storm Prediction Center received 23 reports of tornadoes in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The storms also downed trees and damaged buildings in northeast Texas, and dropped softball-sized hail in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Warrant issued for burned Omaha man lists murder charge
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An arrest warrant alleging murder and four counts of attempted murder has been issued for an Omaha man recovering from burns. Police said Monday that 32-year-old Antone Page will be taken into custody after he leaves a hospital. Court records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. Page is accused of stabbing 48-year-old Steven Edwards on Friday and then touching off a fire after splashing gasoline around an apartment and onto Edwards and others there. An Omaha police officer responding to a 911 call fired four gunshots at the apartment door lock so he and other officers could get in. Another officer used a stun gun to subdue Page and pull him from the apartment. Edwards died at a hospital a few hours later.

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