Defining What it Means to Defund the Police, Grand Jury Selection in James Scurlock Case, Creighton Prep Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19, Nebraska Applies for Federal Unemployment Benefits and More Top Local News for Tuesday, September 8



9/08/20 • Day 79 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends


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Today we have stories about grand jury selection in the James Scurlock case, COVID-19 on Creighton Prep’s football team and federal unemployment assistance.

Top Local Stories


In Omaha
  • Grand jury selection will begin this week in the death of 22-year-old James Scurlock.
  • An Omaha organization that works with victims of sexual assault has parted ways with its president and CEO.
  • Players and coaches of Creighton Prep’s varsity and JV football teams will self-quarantine for two weeks after a varsity athlete tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The Omaha Public Schools board has scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday to evaluate how the school system moves forward during the coronavirus pandemic.

Around the State

  • Lincoln police officer has died nearly two weeks after being shot trying to apprehend a suspect wanted in connection with a murder case.
  • Sen. Ben Sasse and challenger Chris Janicek squared off in Lincoln on Friday.
  • Nebraska officials announced that the state will apply for a $300 weekly boost in federal unemployment benefits.
  • Thirty-four inmates at the Nebraska State Penitentiary have tested positive for COVID-19.

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