Colton Alexander Ray likely was the first baby born in 2013 in Nebraska.
Officials say the 6-pound, 21-inch lad arrived at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday at Bellevue Medical Center.
The early morning delivery came too late for Colton's parents, Air Force Staff Sgt. Ross Ray and his wife, Kayla Ray, to claim him on their 2012 tax return.
Other babies born early on New Year's Day in Nebraska include a girl born at 1:51 a.m. at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha and a boy born at 2:44 a.m. at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.