Jan 13, 2020 3:19 PM

Man gets 300 days for crash death of farm tractor driver

Posted Jan 13, 2020 3:19 PM

A man has been given 300 days in jail for running into the rear of a farm tractor and killing its driver in southeast Nebraska.

Gage County District Court records say 38-year-old Troy Smith, of Crete, was sentenced last week. He'd pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular homicide and careless driving.

The Nebraska State Patrol says Smith rear-ended the tractor on U.S. Highway 77 north of Beatrice shortly before 8 p.m. July 1, killing its driver, 82-year-old Robert Snyder Sr. Investigators say the tractor was traveling with its hazard lights blinking and a slow traffic sign visible when the crash occurred. 

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Jan 13, 2020 3:19 PM
Canadian officials accidentally push nuke alert to millions

People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke to an emergency alert warning of an “incident” at a nuclear plant near Toronto _ only to be told later that the message was a mistake.

The initial warning popped up Sunday on cellphone screens and television screens throughout the province of 14 million.

It said an unspecified event had occurred at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.

It added that there had been no abnormal release of radioactivity.

Some people planned evacuations.

More than an hour later came another message saying the first alert had been an error.