Feb 14, 2020 6:09 PM

Gov. Ricketts’ Presidents’ Day statement

Posted Feb 14, 2020 6:09 PM

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Presidents’ Day, which is celebrated on Monday, February 17, 2020.

“On Presidents’ Day, we gratefully recall the lives of the leaders who’ve held our nation’s highest office.  The holiday falls between the birthdays of George Washington (February 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12th).  President Washington heroically led American troops during the Revolutionary War and served as the first President of the American Republic in its infancy.  President Lincoln showed remarkable courage under the pressures of civil war, and he helped put an end to slavery.  As we reflect on their lives, let’s give thanks for the legacy of liberty they have given us.  And let’s build on this heritage so that the United States continues to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

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Woman accused of fatally injuring baby at her day care

ANITA, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa woman is accused of killing an 11-week-old baby at her day care by shaking her.

Cass County court records say 36-yera-old Alison Dorsey, of Anita, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death.

She remained in Cass County Jail on Friday. Her attorney didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

Authorities have said the child died Oct. 8 at an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital from internal brain bleeding — a condition commonly described as shaken baby syndrome.