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Gov. Ricketts Deploys Nebraska Army National Guard Helicopters, Soldiers for Hurricane Florence Relief Operations

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he is mobilizing two Nebraska Army National Guard helicopters and 13 Soldiers assigned to a Lincoln-based Nebraska Army National Guard aviation unit in support of the Hurricane Florence relief operations.  The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received a request for helicopters and crews for air search and rescue in Raleigh, N.C.  NEMA arranged the sharing of resources through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) which is the nation's state-to-state mutual aid system.

Two Nominees Forwarded for County Court Judge Vacancy in the Fifth Judicial District

LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court, Fifth Judicial District provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: Andrew R. Lange of Waverly; and Jason D. Mielak of Columbus.  The Fifth Judicial District of the County Court consists of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York Counties.