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It’s official, Gov. Ricketts vetoes death penalty repeal bill (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has made it official, vetoing the bill that repeals the death penalty. Ricketts vetoed Legislative Bill 268 during a news conference held in his Capitol office hearing room Tuesday afternoon in which the governor was accompanied by the Attorney General, state senators, and family members of a murder victim. Ricketts renewed his […]

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Legislators advance bill to scrap mandatory minimum, habitual criminal laws

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State lawmakers have advanced a bill to do away with mandatory minimum prison sentences and the habitual criminal statute, over the objections of the state Attorney General and county prosecutors. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sponsors LB 173, telling colleagues many of the “tough on crime” moves by the legislature in the past have been […]

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AG office sees Republican River order as victory for Nebraska (AUDIO)

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The United States Supreme Court has ordered Nebraska to pay Kansas $5.5 million to settle a dispute over use of the Republican River. Nebraska officials call it a victory. “I think overall the office of the Attorney General is very pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision,” Justin Lavene, chief of the Agriculture, Environment, and […]

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Lottery Scam

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Consumers should watch out for foreign lottery scams, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and officials from the Kansas Lottery warned.  The Attorney General’s Office and the Lottery have received an increasing number of complaints regarding foreign lotteries in the past few days, and Kansans should be aware that these are scams.  Most frequently, scammers will contact a consumer, saying he ...

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