COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - One of three people charged in the stabbing death of a Columbus man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Prosecutors reached a deal with Quentin Critser and he's agreed to testify against two other people accused of killing Steven Jorgensen during a robbery at his home in May.
SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a 16-year-old high school student who died in a wreck southwest of Schuyler. Ramon Azcunaga was thrown from a car he was riding in when it crashed into a farm field before dawn Thursday. Two other boys in the car weren't seriously hurt.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Some Nebraska hunters had a close call on Thursday. Eight hunters and their dog were rescued from two boats that got stranded in the Missouri River east of Santee when the river began freezing up. A state helicopter hoisted the men to safety.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A judge in Lincoln has handed New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard another year of probation and 30 additional days in jail because of a drinking-and-driving incident last summer. Lancaster County District Court Judge Stephanie Stacy extended the probation from two to three years and his jail term from 30 to 60 days. Dennard admits violating terms of his sentence for assaulting a police officer in Lincoln last year.
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