Authorities ID man whose body was found in charred Hastings home

HASTINGS, Neb. — Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found after a fire at his home in Hastings.

The Nebraska State Fire Marshal Agency identified the man Tuesday as 52-year-old Timothy Obester.

A passer-by reported the fire about 4:20 a.m. Thursday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.