Saturday night was the fourth annual Team Jack Gala at Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln . A night put on to raise money and awareness for pediatric brain cancer, the number one killer in adolescents aged 5-12.
State health officials said that it’s not unusual for there to be some child deaths during a normal flu season but they have been rare in Nebraska. Nationally, 34 children have died from flu this season according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Police have identified the victim recovering from an overnight shooting who suffered a wounded face.
The polar plunge is an annual event that shows support for Special Olympics Nebraska by plunging into Holmes Lake Park in the dead of winter.