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Child drowns in back-yard pool in Lawrence

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Authorities in southeast Nebraska report the weekend drowing of a child. The Nuckolls County Sheriff’s Office says a two-year-old girl died Sunday morning after drowning in a family-owned swimming pool in Lawrence. Officers were dispatched to the home at around 10:20 a.m. when the 911 call came in. The girl was transported to Mary Lanning […]

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Western Nebraska mother pleads no contest in beating of her 3-year-old

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A western Nebraska woman has been convicted of a misdemeanor in connection with the severe beating of her three-year-old daughter by her boyfriend. 25-year-old Cassandra Miller of Scottsbluff pleaded no contest to a charge of misdemeanor child abuse by neglect. An August 14th sentencing date has been scheduled. Miller’s boyfriend, Cody Olbricht, had been sentenced […]

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Crackdown on child predators leads to 22 arrests

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Nebraska has participated in a national crackdown on child predators, arresting 22 people the past two months. Called Operation Broken Heart II, the two-month effort led by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention involved 3,000 law enforcement officers; federal, state, and local. Nebraska State Patrol Sergeant Eric Jones says the operation wanted both […]

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Bellevue man sentenced to 30 years on child porn charges

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A 37-year-old Bellevue man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing and transporting child pornography. Senior United States District Court Judge Lyle Strom sentenced Christopher Brackett to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography, 30 years for transporting child pornography, and 20 years for possessing child pornography. The sentences will […]

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Orthopedic surgeon, former Husker, charged with DUI, child neglect

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An orthopedic surgeon and former Husker football player faces a variety of charges after crashing into a couple of parked cars in Lincoln. Lincoln police report Dr. Scott Strasburger, 52, hit a couple of parked vehicles Tuesday afternoon, then drove off. Strasburger then hit another vehicle and was unable to exchange information with the other […]

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Parents: Keep closer tabs on your kids’ actions on social media

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Age eight is when the average child in Nebraska begins consuming online media, and while you’re supposed to be 13 to open a Facebook account, it’s very tough to regulate. Licensed independent social worker Alissa Wilkinson says parents know their children best, so it’s up to them to make the decision, but she says consistent […]

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KHP Participates In Annual Memorial Day Step Campaign

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The peak of summer travel across our nation’s highways is about to begin. The Kansas Highway Patrol will be working additional hours from May 18 until May 31. This additional coverage comes thanks to funding from the Kansas Department of Transportation through the STEP (Special Traffic Enforcement Program) campaign, to help motorists reach their destinations safely. “The Patrol is dedicated ...

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Amber Alert in connection to infant found in dumpster

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An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 5 year old boy in connection to an incident in La Vista late Wednesday. La Vista Police are asking for help in locating the mother and brother of an 11 month old child that was found in a dumpster Wednesday just before 6 pm. A man […]

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Showdown with Gov. Ricketts over child aid avoided (AUDIO)

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A compromise has been reached and a confrontation with the governor avoided on legislation to increase federal aid to poor families in Nebraska. Gov. Pete Ricketts shocked lawmakers when he vetoed Legislative Bill 89, blocking an increase in Aid to Dependent Children for nearly 6,000 Nebraska families. Though Ricketts spiked the bill, he left open […]

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No screen time until age 2

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We see more and more children, some as young as six months of age, playing with their parent’s cell phone. Dr. Holly Roberts is a child psychologist at the Munroe Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and says the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not introducing children to any type of screen […]

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Omaha man sentenced for not registering as sex offender

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An Omaha man has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender after moving to Nebraska. The U.S. Attorney’s office reports 31-year-old Timothy Kirsch had been convicted in Page County, Iowa in 2002 for sexually assaulting a child. It isn’t the first time he has been […]

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Child found walking alone on Omaha street

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A three year old girl is safe after she was found wandering alone in a southeast Omaha neighborhood. Police were called to 30th and T Street around 5:15 when someone saw the child alone. Omaha Police Officer Michael Pecha says they could not locate the child’s parents so she was taken to Project Harmony. He […]

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Lincoln man sentenced to federal prison on child porn charge

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A Lincoln man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 37-year-old Kenneth Charles Poston III will also be required to pay restitution of $2,000, be on supervised release for 10 years after serving his time in prison, and be registered as a sex offender. […]

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Western Nebraska man sentenced to 80 years in brutal child death

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A 28-year-old Gering man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison after being found guilty of beating a two-year-old child so badly her liver ruptured. A Scotts Bluff County District Court jury, in late February, found Dustin Chauncey guilty of brutally beating to death Juliette Geurts, the daughter of his live-in girlfriend, in July […]

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Former North Platte woman sentence for producing child porn

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A former North Platte woman has been sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. United States Attorney Deborah Gilg says Julie Thiemann has also been sentenced by federal Judge Richard Kopf to serve 25 years under supervised release after serving her prison sentence. She also must register as a sex offender. […]

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