GERING, Neb. (AP) - A 20-year-old Gering man has been charged with sexual assault after police say he sent lewd messages to teenage girls. The Nebraska State Patrol says Anthony Stricker sent text messages to several teens in March and April, asking the girls to send nude pictures of themselves. Troopers say the investigation also showed Stricker had sex with a 14-year-old girl.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A judge has given probation to a Lincoln woman who slapped a police officer while being escorted from the business from which she had been fired. Forty-2-year-old Anita Cobb was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months' probation. Cobb pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor assault and resisting arrest charges.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha has added a dragon to its array of animals. The zoo is now displaying a Komodo dragon in its big cat complex. Komodo dragons are native to Indonesia, and the average adult weights about 150 pounds is 8 feet long.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Officials are urging Memorial Day weekend travelers to be careful when crossing railroad tracks. Dale Bray with Union Pacific says by the time a locomotive engineer sees a vehicle on a crossing, it's often too late to stop the train. The Federal Railroad Administration says there were 1,960 incidents at railroad crossings nationwide last year.
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