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Noon Newscast 6.26.19

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A Sioux City teenager faces charges in a deadly hit and run accident in South Sioux City on Monday night.

Police say 19-year-old Maria Gonzalez-Diego was driving drunk when she killed 62-year-old Antonia Lopez De Ramirez as she walked across a street in South Sioux City.

Gonzalez-Diego has previous arrests for drunk driving.  The new charges include vehicular homicide with prior conviction for driving under the influence and with failure to stop and render aid.

Health officials say deer ticks that can carry Lyme disease have turned up for the first time in eastern Nebraska.

Lyme disease can cause fever, headache, fatigue and a skin rash. Health officials say most people recover completely, although some may be left with joint pain that can be treated with medication.

Nebraska health officials have yet to confirm any cases of Lyme disease originating in the state.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has launched a new podcast that will feature conversations with lawmakers, sports coaches and other people of interest.

The first podcast released today is a conversation between Ricketts and U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer about current debates in Congress and her time in the Nebraska Legislature.

Ricketts says the podcast will give listeners the chance to hear from a variety of people who are involved with issues of great public interest.