News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. CDT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A petition drive that seeks to lower Nebraska property taxes by sharply cutting state revenue is gaining steam and donations despite concerns that it would force lawmakers to raise other taxes and cut state services. The petition group TRUE Nebraskans now has more than 200 volunteers gathering signatures throughout the state and is planning to add paid circulators soon.
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a 9-year-old boy died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in an Omaha suburb. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday in Bellevue. The names of the boy and the SUV driver haven't been released.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - More flooding is likely along the Missouri River after heavy rains and flooding upstream in South Dakota. The National Weather Service says some moderate flooding is likely this week along the river between Sioux City, Iowa, and Rulo, Nebraska. Some parts of South Dakota received as much as 7 inches of rain over two days. The Missouri River is expected to crest later this week after rising significantly.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha Police are investigating a fatal weekend shooting. The Omaha World-Herald reports the shooting that fatally injured 26-year-old Deandre Hines happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers were responding to a disturbance in northeast Omaha when the shooting was reported. They found Hines with a gunshot wound to his chest.
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