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Omaha man sentenced to 4+ years for bank robbery

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An Omaha man has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for robbing two banks. Federal prosecutors says 38-year-old Kevin Lee passed a note to a teller at an American National Bank branch in Omaha on November 17th of last year, demanding $500. The next day, Lee entered an Omaha branch of U.S. […]

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Western Nebraska police chief sent to jail after trying to block citation

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Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for blocking a citation from reaching prosecutors, which accused him of peering into the bedroom window of an ex-girlfriend who was with her current boyfriend. District Court Judge Paul Wess sentenced Wilkinson to jail time on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing governmental operations. […]

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Forgery scheme broken up with arrests in Beatrice

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Two Beatrice residents have been arrested, charged in a forgery scheme affecting businesses throughout eastern Nebraska. A third person from Lincoln is being sought. Beatrice police arrested 20-year-old Dana Greening and 24-year-old Brittany Brazeale after a pursuit stopped a mini-van with printing equipment and several checks. Beatrice Police Lieutenant Mike Oliver says Greening and Brazeale […]

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Lincoln man to serve 12 years for receiving child pornography

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A 20-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on a child pornography charge. Both United States Attorney Deborah Gilg and Attorney General Doug Peterson report Scott O’Leary has been sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf for receipt of child pornography. O’Leary will be required to register as a […]

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Grand juries will investigate two inmate deaths

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Two inmates at the state penitentiary in Lincoln have died. The Department of Correctional Services reports 49-year-old Douglas Wright died Thursday after being treated for a lingering medical condition. Wright was scheduled to be released in February after serving a prison sentence for selling methamphetamine. Earlier, 56-year-old Charles Burriell had been found unresponsive in his […]

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Illinois truck driver dies in fiery crash in western Nebraska

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An Illinois truck driver has died after his semi tractor-trailer left I-80, crashed into a rock embankment, and caught fire in extreme western Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says 43-year-old Joseph Geeting of Rockford, IL died in the crash early Thursday morning in Kimball County near the Wyoming state line. The patrol reports it knows […]

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State’s ag director named to international trade position

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The director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture is being appointed to a trade advisory committee that provides counsel to the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Greg Ibach says his previous experience chairing the group’s marketing and international trade committee should help him on the advisory panel. “So, this is kind of right […]

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Petteway shines in NBA Summer League

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Terran Petteway put together his strongest performance in the NBA Summer League Thursday night in Atlanta’s 82-73 win over Denver. The former Nebraska standout was one of five Hawks in double figures, finishing with 14 points, and added nine rebounds and seven assists. In addition to his offensive effort, Petteway also chipped in two blocked shots and a […]

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Omaha wins at Nashville

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Moises Sierra singled in a pair of runs in the top opf the tenth inning and the Omaha Storm Chasers won at Nashville 7-5 in Pacific Coast League action. The Sounds had forced extra innings by scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth. Four out of the five wins for Omaha in Nashville […]

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Lincoln suffers lopsided loss

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The Kansas City T-Bones pounded out 19 hits, and handed Lincoln its most lopsided defeat of the season 11-2 at Haymarket Park Thursday night. Four different T-Bones hitters had three hits and three had a pair and Kansas City has outhit the Saltdogs 34-9 over the first two games of the series. Lincoln has now dropped two straight […]

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President Obama fails to persuade Nebraska senators on Iran deal (AUDIO)

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President Barack Obama has defended the Iranian nuclear arms deal during a news conference with reporters, but his assurances haven’t satisfied Nebraska’s United States Senators. Obama acknowledged differences with Iran remain, even in wake of what he calls an historic deal, such as its support of terrorism and the use of proxies to destabilize the […]

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138 felony arrests made during special Omaha operation

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From May 26th through June 27th, the Metro Fugitive Task Force and the Omaha Police Department’s Gang Unit teamed with U-S Marshals to target gang members and violent offenders. That operation resulted in 138 felony arrests – which were either gang members or had committed violent offenses that include assault, kidnapping, terroristic threats, escape and […]

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Up to 40,000 expected for Bellevue’s 14th annual Riverfest

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The Omaha suburb of Bellevue opens its largest event of the year today, Riverfest: Red, White and Que. Jim Ristow, CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, says highlights of the 14th annual fest include barbeque, live music, craft vendors, helicopter rides and tonight, there’s a hot air balloon glow. “We’ll have five balloon teams […]

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Law enforcement gets help in handling some of the most delicate cases (AUDIO)

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A new instructional video could help law enforcement better prosecute child neglect and abuse cases, some of the most difficult and delicate cases law enforcement handles. Attorney General Doug Peterson says it is extremely difficult to investigate and prosecute child abuse cases, which often force very young children to take the stand in a courtroom. […]

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Too tall to carry out a crime

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An Omaha woman on her way to work around 1:30 this morning came face-to-face with a carjacker near 33rd and L Street.   Omaha Police say Suzanna Menjivar just parked her vehicle and was getting out when she saw a man with a gun demanding her car. Police say the theft didn’t quite go as the […]

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