News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT
GERING, Neb. (AP) - Farmers in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming left without a way to water crops following the collapse of a massive irrigation tunnel in July will be covered by federal crop insurance. That word came Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which determined that the cause of the collapse was weather-related and caused by heavy precipitation. Farmers affected by the collapse should contact their insurance agents to file a claim.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police say they've made an arrest in the June shooting death of a man in north Omaha. In a news release Friday, Omaha police say 23-year-old Bol Kueth was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Jal Dak Kun.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's highest court has rejected another attempt to derail the Keystone XL pipeline that could have forced the developer to reapply for state approval and delayed the $8 billion project yet again. The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the decision of regulators who voted in 2017 to green-light a route through the state.
BLAIR, Neb. (AP) - Police say an 11-year-old boy was killed riding his bicycle in eastern Nebraska. Blair police say the boy was struck by a truck Friday morning. His name hasn't been released, but police say he was a student at Otte Blair Middle School in Blair.
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