Aug 13, 2019 11:10 AM

Nearly 200 will lose jobs with closure of E. Nebraska plant

Posted Aug 13, 2019 11:10 AM

DAVID CITY, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska company that manufactures electrical wiring assembles will close, putting nearly 200 people out of work.

The Lincoln Journal Star reported Monday that Fargo Assembly said in a letter to the Nebraska Department of Labor that it will close its plant in David City. The letter sent last month means 186 full-time workers and three part-time workers will lose their jobs on or before Nov. 29.

The company, based in Fargo, North Dakota, didn't respond to requests for comment.

David City Mayor Alan Zavodny expressed "shock and disappointment" at the closure.

Fargo Assembly, which has had a plant in David City since 1981, was bought in 2017 by Electrical Components International, based in the St. Louis area. Since that purchase, ECI has closed other Fargo Assembly plants.

David City, located about 35 miles northwest of Lincoln, has a population of 2,900.

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Lincoln police cite mother who'd left 2 kids in hot car

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Officers have cited a 29-year-old mother who they say left her two children in a hot car while shopping at a store on the south side of Lincoln.

A woman who'd spotted the sweating children in the car a little before 5 p.m. Sunday told police she asked the older child, who was around 11, to unlock a car door. The child did, so the woman was able to get the child and a month-old sibling into her air-conditioned car to wait for officers. The

National Weather Service says the Lincoln temperature at the time was 86 degrees (30 Celsius).

Officer Angela Sands says the children's mother was cited for child negligence. Sands says the mother estimated that she'd been in the Kohl's store for 15 to 20 minutes.

Authorities say a 1-year-old child died after his mother mistakenly left him inside her vehicle in the parking lot of her Columbus workplace.