Nov 29, 2019 5:36 PM

Wyoming trooper rescues driver from burning truck

Posted Nov 29, 2019 5:36 PM

-Photo courtesy: Wyoming State Patrol facebook page

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper rescued a person from a burning vehicle near Wheatland.

Lt. Kyle McKay tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that a pickup truck lost control on an icy stretch of Interstate 25 early Tuesday and went down an embankment.

McKay says Trooper Samuel Szott arrived to find the front end of the truck engulfed in flames and a person slumped over the wheel. Another person pulled over to help.

McKay says Szott opened the door and pulled the unresponsive driver out of the vehicle.

The driver, who was not identified, was transported to a hospital in Wheatland. His condition and the extent of his injuries were not clear.

Continue Reading North Platte Post
Nov 29, 2019 5:36 PM
Nebraska man gets 7 years for child porn possession

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man accused of possessing and sharing child pornography has been imprisoned.

Prosecutors say 60-year-old Jeffrey Ehlers was given seven years behind bars at his sentencing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln. He also is required to serve 12 years of supervised release after leaving custody and register as a sex offender.

Authorities say Ehlers came to their attention when a group home leader told Bellevue police that an underage girl was having an inappropriate relationship with a man. Investigators eventually gained access to Ehlers’ desktop and laptop computers and found more than 600 image files containing the porn.

There also was data that showed Ehlers had been sharing porn with other people on social media.