Terrence Weddle, 58, of Scottsbluff, enters guilty plea in exchange for prosecutors standing silent on a sentencing recommendation.
Mayor Tony Kaufman was joined with other city officials for the official Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Civic Plaza.
Emmett Wood, 40, of North Platte was driving the pickup that hit a semi truck, and killed his passenger, 73-year-old Mike Torres.
Gov. Pete Ricketts is urging Nebraska's top student test-takers to stay in the state for college or return to build their careers.