Jan 10, 2020 1:05 PM

Authorities release name of worker killed at co-op site

Posted Jan 10, 2020 1:05 PM

BURR, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a worker killed in an accident at a cooperative's location in southeast Nebraska's Otoe County.

He was identified as Paul Sliger, 49, who lived in Syracuse, the Otoe County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

First responders were sent around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday to the Frontier Cooperative site in Burr following a report about a tire exploding. They found the worker later identified as Sliger dead when they arrived and a customer with minor injuries

Sliger had connected an air hose to inflate a large commercial tire and walked away in order to work on another tire, the sheriff's office said. When he returned, a piece of the steel wheel struck him as the tire exploded. The customer was treated at the scene for his minor injuries.

Federal safety regulators will be investigating.

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Jan 10, 2020 1:05 PM
Nebraska task force finds dozens of firearms, narcotics during parole search

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.-Investigators with the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force have seized dozens of firearms and controlled substances from the properties of a convicted felon in Upland.

On Wednesday, investigators accompanied parole officers to the home of Donald Greuter, 54, in Upland. During the parole search, parole officers located two long guns, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. At that point, parole officers turned over the evidence to law enforcement and ended their search. Greuter was arrested by Task Force personnel for possession of controlled substances and possession of deadly weapons by a prohibited person.

Investigators then executed a search warrant on the home and discovered 30 additional firearms, over 1,000 rounds of ammunition, methamphetamine, marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, and drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. Greuter was lodged in Franklin County Jail. This Task Force operation included personnel from the Kearney Police Department, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nebraska State Patrol