STANTON — A 32-year-old Allen man was sentenced to three years in prison Monday following his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Keith Newman was sentenced by Stanton County District Judge Mark Johnson and was also given a one year prison sentence for felony theft, to be served concurrently.

Newman was arrested in March 2018 by the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office after it responded to a house break-in in progress north of Pilger. Newman was arrested in possession of several firearms that he had just stolen from the Pilger residence, along with a stolen vehicle taken the night before from a Norfolk car dealership.

A co-defendant Lakyne Faimon, 21, of Allen was sentenced earlier to probation for her involvement in the thefts.

In other news

A town hall event about community solar power next week in Norfolk will feature Brian Newton, city administrator of Fremont.

The Nucor Detailing Center received the Outstanding Business Partnership Award as an Excellence in Career Education Award recipient at the annual Nebraska Excellence in Career and Technical Education Awards earlier this month in Kearney.

A grand jury will be convened next week in Madison County to investigate the circumstances surrounding the June 9 death of Cory Dittman of Norfolk.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation will host four meetings yet this month — three of them in Northeast and North Central Nebraska — to update the public on its recovery efforts.

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