PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A man already sentenced to prison for firing at Iowa officers during a chase has been given Nebraska prison time. The Omaha World-Herald reports that William Stanfill III was sentenced Tuesday in Papillion to 30 to 45 years. Authorities say Stanfill fired at a man who’d chased Stanfill after Stanfill sped through the man’s Bellevue neighborhood last year. Stanfill and a woman crashed into a southwest Iowa river during a chase the next day. He was sentenced to 30 years in Iowa.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska’s parking referees have thrown a flag after spotting Gov. Pete Ricketts’ official vehicle illegally parked outside the Huskers’ football practice facility. But after further review, the penalty called Wednesday for parking in a reserved area was overturned, and the ticket was withdrawn. A Ricketts spokesman says university officials told the Nebraska State Patrol to park in the spot where the vehicle was ticketed and withdrew the citation “after that was made clear.”
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln officials are working on rules that would help keep riders and others safe when battery-powered rental scooters show up in the capital city. Scooter-sharing companies have expressed interest in coming to Lincoln, but city-county planning director David Cary won’t say which companies. Cary says the Omaha’s experience with the scooters’ six-month pilot program may provide good guidance for Lincoln officials.
STAPLETON, Neb. (AP) — A former village clerk/treasurer accused of stealing from her central Nebraska community has been given a year’s probation. Logan County Court records say 36-year-old Amy Allen was sentenced Tuesday. She’d pleaded no contest to misdemeanor theft after a prosecutor reduced the charge from a felony and dropped two related misdemeanor charges. Allen was ordered to continue paying off the $15,000 in restitution to the community of Stapleton.