Jan 23, 2020 12:07 PM

Authorities release names of York collision victims

Posted Jan 23, 2020 12:07 PM

YORK, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of a driver who was killed and another who was injured in collisions with a semitrailer on the south end of York.

The crash occurred a little after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at a U.S. Highway 81 intersection. Police said in a news release that a car driven by Leon Neemeyer, 77, of York, pulled onto the highway and was struck by the northbound truck. Both vehicles then went into the southbound lanes, where the truck struck a sport utility vehicle driven by Linda Jaeger, 62, also of York.

York police said Neemeyer was pronounced dead at the scene. Jaeger was taken to a hospital. Police said the truck driver, Zachary Pohlmeier, 25, of Hastings, wasn't injured.

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Jan 23, 2020 12:07 PM
Lincoln man gets 15.5 years for enticing a minor

A Lincoln man has been sentenced to federal prison following his arrest as part of a human trafficking sting.

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Travis Larkin, 29, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in Lincoln.  Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Larkin to 15 ½ years in prison for attempting to entice a minor.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Larkin will serve a 20-year term of supervised release.  Larkin, a registered sex offender, had a prior conviction for attempted sexual assault of a minor under the age of 12. 

Larkin responded to an online advertisement to have a sexual encounter with a minor.  Larkin made an agreement with whom he believed to be the child’s mother to pay her $200 to have sex with her 15-year-old daughter.  Larkin was intercepted by the FBI and the Lincoln Police Department on the way into the hotel where he was to meet up with the minor.  In his possession at time of arrest were alcohol, condoms, a little over $200 in cash, and a sex toy.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking Task Force and the Lincoln Police Department.