Douglas County child dies from suspected case of brain-eating amoeba

A Douglas County child died this week of a suspected infection with the rare brain-eating amoeba, possibly in the Elkhorn River, according to the health department. This is the first known case of its kind in the Omaha area. If confirmed, this is the first known death from the brain-eating amoeba in Nebraska, according to … Read more

Nebraska woman charged with helping her daughter get an abortion

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — A Nebraska woman has been charged with helping her teenage daughter terminate her pregnancy at around 24 weeks after investigators uncovered Facebook posts in which the two discussed using medication to induce an abortion and planned to burn the fetus afterwards. The prosecutor handling the case said it was the first … Read more