Jan 10, 2020 3:16 PM

Mountain lion reported near Omaha suburb of Gretna

Posted Jan 10, 2020 3:16 PM

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities in an Omaha suburb said Friday they're adding an extra patrol near the community because of mountain lion sighting.

The Thursday morning report near Gretna has been deemed valid, the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said, urging people to call the sheriff's office if the big cat is spotted again.

Authorities have notified with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Mountain lions have been spotted before in the Omaha metropolitan area. In May 2015 police shot and killed one in southwest Omaha. In October 2003 a mountain lion was captured near a busy intersection in western Omaha.

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Jan 10, 2020 3:16 PM
Authorities release name of worker killed at co-op site

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.