Feb 10, 2020 5:24 PM

State again forced to close highway in eastern Nebraska

Posted Feb 10, 2020 5:24 PM

SCRIBNER, Neb. (AP) - State officials were forced to again close a flooded stretch of rural highway in eastern Nebraska.

A 9-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 275 between Scribner and West Point had been closed Friday because ice jams had backed up the nearby Elkhorn River, causing the flooding. The Nebraska Transportation Department reopened the highway on Saturday.

But more flooding forced it to be closed again Sunday afternoon to through traffic in both directions.

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Man accused of fatally beating man who'd dated same woman

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A 49-year-old man is suspected of beating to death Lincoln man who'd been dating the same woman.

Lincoln police arrested the man Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter. Court records don't yet show that he's been formally charged.

He's suspected of killing Jonathan Olson, 44, last fall. Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said Olson and the man had been in relationships with the same woman and that Olson had gone to the man's home Oct. 11 to retrieve personal property. The man assaulted Olson that day, witnesses said.

Olson died at a Lincoln hospital six days later.