Rescue action

A Lyons man died Thursday morning in a crash on U.S. Highway 77 near Oakland.

Colten Ruzicka, 31, was traveling north when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a southbound payloader, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

The driver of the payloader tried to avoid the collision, but Ruzicka's vehicle struck the driver's side near the rear.

The driver of the payloader was not injured. The crash occurred about 6:45 a.m.

In other news

WASHINGTON (AP) — After days of desperate pleas from the nation’s governors, President Donald Trump took a round of steps to expand the federal government’s role in helping produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic even as he warned the leaders of hard-hit states n…

On March 1, Cody Murphree was in Thurston County Jail’s outdoor recreation area. When the jailer watching him left to check on something, Murphree climbed up a basketball hoop, loosened bolts in the fence surrounding it, creating an opening. From there, he climbed to the roof of the building…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is sticking with its crowd-friendly waiver of entrance fees at national parks during the coronavirus pandemic, as managers at some parks try and fail to keep visitors a safe distance apart and communities appeal for a shutdown at other parks that ar…