FATAL STABBING-NEW TRIAL
2nd trial begins in Norfolk stabbing death case
MADISON, Neb. (AP) - A second trial has begun for a 24-year-old man accused of stabbing to death another man in Norfolk.
A nonjury trial got underway Monday morning for De'Aris Trice (trys).
In July 2013 the Nebraska Supreme Court overturned Trice's second-degree murder conviction in the killing of 27-year-old Timothy Warren on Dec. 26, 2010. Trice had been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
The high court said Trice's jury should have been allowed to consider whether the killing was intentional but provoked by a sudden quarrel and therefore constituted manslaughter.
New health clinic sought for Fremont area
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - A Fremont-based organization has joined forces with Good Neighbor Community Health Center in Columbus to set up a community health clinic in Fremont.
Community Health Services and Good Neighbor intend to seek grant funding for a federally qualified clinic that would be a satellite operation run by Good Neighbor to serve primarily low-income people in Dodge, Saunders and Washington counties.
Executive director Terra Uhing (YOO'-ing) of the Three Rivers District Health Department says the clinic would be set up at the department's location in Fremont.
The Fremont Tribune says the federal grant application must be filed by Oct. 7 and that officials should hear by May whether the grant was approved. The joint group is seeking $650,000 a year for three years.
Platte County officials order courthouse air test
COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - Platte County officials want to know the source of a strange smell at the courthouse and whether it's dangerous.
The Columbus Telegram reported Sunday the Board of Supervisors has approved an air quality assessment by environmental firm Cardno ATC. The test will cost up to $2,000 and its date hasn't been set.
County officials say visitors and employees to the treasurer's and sheriff's offices have complained of the unspecified odor and humidity over the past few months. Those offices are adjacent to each other in the courthouse.
Supervisor Tom Martens says the inside air quality will be compared to the outside and to various federal guidelines. He says the testing should determine if the air poses any health risks.
Nugent holds youth outdoors camp in South Dakota
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - Rock 'n' roll legend Ted Nugent says he doesn't plan to expand his outdoor camps for children because he wants to ensure the camps are of high quality.
Nugent is an avid hunter and conducts four youth camps each year, in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado. The Daily Press & Dakotan reports that more than 200 children and parents took part in the Ted Nugent Kamp For Kids on Sunday at the National Field Archery Association Easton Archery Center in Yankton.
Nugent says he gets requests to conduct camps in all 50 states and across Canada. But he says that since his name is attached, he has to be hands-on in ensuring that the participants at the existing camps get the best-quality tutoring possible.
Neb's Pierson-El B10 special teams player of week
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - De'Mornay Pierson-El of Nebraska has been named the special teams player of the week in the Big Ten.
The freshman from Alexandria, Virginia, totaled 150 yards on five punt returns in the Cornhuskers' 55-19 win over Fresno State. His 86-yard return for a touchdown in the second quarter broke the game open, and he followed with a 51-yard return to set up a field goal.
Pierson-El is ninth nationally in punt returns with an 18-yard average.
He's the second straight Nebraska player to be named special teams player of the week. Punter Sam Foltz won the honor last week.
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