CHILD SEX ASSAULT-TEACHER
Omaha teacher accused of student sex assault
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A 28-year-old Omaha teacher has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.
Online court records say Ty Warner is charged with two counts of sexually assaulting a child and one count of witness tampering.
Warner was put on paid administrative leave on Nov. 25 from his position at Alpha School, an alternative school for students with behavioral or emotional conditions. He's been teaching at the school for five years.
Douglas County Jail records say Warner remained in custody on Tuesday. Online court records don't include the name of his attorney.
FATAL INTERSTATE CRASH
Colorado man dies after Nebraska interstate crash
UTICA, Neb. (AP) - A 24-year-old Denver man has died after a pickup he was riding in went out of control on icy Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska.
The Seward County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Sunday just west of the Utica (YOO'-tih-kuh) interchange.
Deputies say an eastbound pickup carrying Anthony Morales and four other people hit a patch of ice and swerved toward another eastbound vehicle, striking it. The pickup then rotated 180 degrees, slid off the roadway and rolled after it ran down into a steep ditch.
The four others in the truck were able to get out on their own. Authorities say Morales was trapped inside and died before he could be freed.
The Sheriff's Office reported no other injuries.
SON'S ID STOLEN
Nebraskan sentenced for stealing son's identity
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - A 43-year-old Fremont man has been given probation and must apologize for stealing his son's identity.
The Fremont Tribune says Scott Ingalls was sentenced on Monday to a year of probation, 60 hours of community service and to pay a total of $4,900 in restitution.
Ingalls had pleaded guilty Oct. 28 to identity theft. He'd been arrested after opening a credit card account in his son's name.
Judge Geoffrey Hall of Dodge County District Court told Ingalls he must write a letter of apology to the victim.
Deer carcasses showing up in Gage County ditches
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Deer carcasses have been showing up in Gage County ditches and creeks.
Officials aren't sure whether poachers are to blame or the carcasses are being dumped by hunters who legally shot the deer but don't want to properly dispose of them.
Sheriff Millard "Gus" Gustafson told the Beatrice Daily Sun that it's tough to estimate how many cases of illegal animal carcass dumping occur because many go unnoticed or unreported.
Dumping carcasses in ditches is littering, a misdemeanor.
TD AMERITRADE ACTIVITY
TD Ameritrade reports strong trading in November
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - TD Ameritrade says trading activity remained brisk in November as the stock market climbed to new highs.
The Omaha, Neb.-based online brokerage said Tuesday that it handled an average of 416,000 trades per day in November. That's 22 percent higher than last year and only slightly below this October's 420,000 a day average.
The amount of client assets that TD Ameritrade held at the end of November grew 23 percent over last year to $584.1 billion.
The statistics hint at the overall market's mood. And the figures provide clues about Ameritrade's performance because the firm makes money from trading commissions and from asset-based fees it charges.
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INVESTMENTS-DAVITA
Warren Buffett's firm buys 1.3M more DaVita shares
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. bought more than 1.3 million more shares of DaVita Inc. when shares of the dialysis firm slipped below $60 a share.
Warren Buffett's company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it now owns nearly 36.5 million DaVita shares.
Berkshire now owns about 17.1 percent of DaVita, but it has agreed not to buy more than 25 percent of the Denver-based company unless, both companies agree.
Denver-based DaVita runs nearly 2,000 outpatient dialysis clinics.
Berkshire made its latest share purchases between Thursday and Monday at prices between $56.91 and $60 per share.
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