Trials will be held next February for two men accused of killing 25 year old Tyler Schoenrock last year.Miguel Castillo faces first-degree murder and two weapons charges.His trial will begin February 3rdin Lincoln.One week later, 21 year old Adrian Casares will go on trial.He has been charged with being an accessory, terroristic threats and two weapons crimes.Both Castillo and Casares have pleaded not guilty.The victim's body was found last December on a rural road near
Lincoln.Even though he had made the original proposal, Omaha Council member Franklin Thompson was part of a unanimous vote to support Mayor Jean Stothert's veto of an ordinance.The ordinance would have allowed people living outside the city limits to vote in municipal elections.Stothert said it raised too many potential legal and administrative problems.Supporters had said people who live in a three-mile zone just outside the city limits often are subjected to city laws and regulations.Opponents said they shouldn't get to vote if they don't pay city taxes.A small herd of cattle in northeast
Nebraskahas been quarantined after the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis.The state Department of Agriculture says only one animal has been confirmed with the infection.Epidemiological tests are being done at the
Countyoperation.Livestock producers are being urged to follow what are called good bio-security procedures.If those producers think their animals may have contracted the disease, they should contact the Ag Department's Animal Health Division.
(Thanks, Jerry Oster, WNAX)