The birds were released at 14 wildlife management areas before the hunts Saturday and Sunday. Special regulations are posted at each of the 14.
The 14 include those in Custer, Sherman, Madison, Lancaster, Johnson, Platte, Nemaha, Hall, Gage and Cass counties.
Adult mentors must be licensed hunters age 19 or older to accompany youths.
For more information may be found online at outdoornebraska.gov.
31-year-old Ali Khalil, of Oak Lawn, Illinois, and 30-year-old Issa Abu-Serieh, of Burbank, Illinois, were found guilty after a nonjury trial. They’re scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 23.
Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies say they stopped cars being driven too closely by the two on Jan. 25, 2015, near Lincoln on Interstate 80. The sheriff’s office says the two seemed to be traveling together. A police dog taken to the scene alerted officers to the odor of drugs.
Attorneys for the two later argued the evidence should be suppressed because the traffic stop was merely a pretext to search the vehicles.
Chief Jeff Bliemeister will be looking for a deeper and more diverse pool of applicants in the future.
According to Bliemeister, recruitment challenges include making sure applicants meet certain qualifications, such as not having criminal convictions with sentences of a year or more, a written test of basic education and the physical fitness test.
Bliemeister says the department is working with the city’s Human Resources staff on recruiting ideas and that law enforcement clubs have been started in high schools.
The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report issued Friday that the preliminary September rate remained well below the preliminary national unemployment rate of 5 percent. The national rate rose a tenth from the August rate of 4.9 percent but came in a tenth of point under the 5.1 percent recorded for September 2015.
Nebraska Labor Commissioner John Albin says the state’s nonfarm employment rose in September, citing the start of the school year as “a big employment driver.”
The U.S. Labor Department says only New Hampshire’s and South Dakota’s preliminary rates of 2.9 percent and North Dakota’s 3 percent were lower in September than Nebraska’s rate.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state panel has dismissed a complaint alleging that Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers misused public resources when he ridiculed another lawmaker with drawings and poems on state letterhead.
The Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission voted 7-0 on Friday not to investigate the complaint by Andrew Sullivan, a conservative activist from Omaha.
Chambers has released more than two dozen memos calling attention to state Sen. Bill Kintner’s use of a state computer to have cybersex with a woman he met online. Kintner was fined $1,000 for misuse of state property. The memos, dubbed “Kintner-grams,” include unflattering drawings of Kintner and rhymes mocking his indiscretion.
Commission member Jeff Peetz says he doesn’t condone Chambers’ memos, but notes that Kintner’s behavior was a matter of public concern.
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a man for killing a 30-year-old Sidney woman.
Larry Martinez was sentenced to life in prison for the murder charge, as well as 10 to 50 years in prison for a gun count in the July 2012 shooting death of Mandy Kershman, whom he had been dating. Prosecutors say Martinez shot Kershman over a text message she had sent him.
In his appeal, Martinez argued that the trial court erred by denying a motion to suppress statements he made to police. He also said he should not have been found competent to stand trial and that instructions to the jury were flawed.
The high court on Friday found all of Martinez’s arguments were without merit.
Online court records say 23-year-old Nebraska City resident Preston Boehnke pleaded guilty Tuesday in a deal with prosecutors. A second count was dropped in exchange for Boehnke’s plea. A sex offender specific psychological evaluation will be completed before his sentencing, which is scheduled for Jan. 10.
Boehnke was sentenced in 2013 to three to five years in prison for possession of child pornography. He was released from custody in July 2015. Court records say the sex assault occurred April 1 this year.
Magellan Midstream Partners, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, said Friday that it is still not allowing people who live within a mile from where the pipeline leak occurred to return home. Magellan says only four homes fall within the mile radius.
Magellan has been repairing the 8-inch-diameter pipeline that carries the liquid fertilizer. When released from a tank or pipe, anhydrous ammonia becomes a lethal gas that can cause severe chemical burns and damage the tissue of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs.
Authorities have said 59-year-old Phillip Hennig, of Tekamah, was killed by the fumes Monday night while checking on the leak.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a 50-year-old woman died Sept. 30 in Riverside County, California.
Honda Motor Co. confirmed the woman’s death and said she was driving a 2001 Civic.
This is the 11th known U.S. fatality attributed to Takata air bags.
The air bags can inflate with too much force, which causes their metal interior to rupture and spew shrapnel into the vehicle.
The problem touched off what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history. More than 69 million inflators have been recalled in the U.S. and more than 100 million worldwide.