9/21/20 • Day 8 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends

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The Curious, Winding Case of Earnest Jackson

A jury in Douglas County convicted Earnest Jackson of murder in 1999. Now a movement has started to set him free.

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Today we have stories about the death of Jake Gardner, two suspicious packages found outside the Douglas County Courthouse and a proposed $1.5 trillion coronavirus relief plan.

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In Omaha
  • Jake Gardner, the man charged of manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old James Scurlock, has died by suicide.
  • The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas Trouba in connection with two suspicious packages placed outside the Douglas County Courthouse on Friday afternoon.
  • computer network outage that occurred early Sunday in the Nebraska Medicine system could lead to the postponement of patient appointments Monday and possibly Tuesday.
  • The South Omaha Business Association is merging with the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber Foundation, furthering the growth and success of South Omaha businesses.

Around the State

  • Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • Rep. Don Bacon is part of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus that is pushing a $1.5 trillion coronavirus relief plan.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers found the COVID-19 death rate among Black adults age 65 and older is approximately three times higher than among whites.

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