State health officials have confirmed the death of a woman in North Central Nebraska from West Nile virus.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the death in May from the state’s North Central Health Department. That department covers Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce and Rock counties.

Officials wouldn’t identify the woman to protect her privacy but said she was between 25 and 50 years old and had an underlying medical condition. Hers was the first case of West Nile in Nebraska this year.

Officials said the woman began experiencing West Nile symptoms early, outside of the usual West Nile season.

In other news

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Director Jim Macy announced Wednesday that the state is awarding more than $2.6 million in rebates to schools across Nebraska to aid in the replacement of older diesel school buses.

In remembrance of Lacey Anderson, a car and motorcycle run is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Aug. 24.

SOUTH SIOUX CITY — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, working with the U.S. Marshals Service violent offender task force, have arrested a man suspected of an armed robbery in South Sioux City early this month.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Sioux City airport must close several times in the next month because of a runway construction project.

STANTON — The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office has recovered a stolen Yamaha ATV that was taken earlier this month from a rural location between Stanton and Pilger.