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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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N. Platte man given maximum sentence on child porn charge

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A 32-year-old North Platte man has been given the maximum sentence for producing child pornography. The Nebraska Attorney General’s office reports Billy Schrader has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. In addition, Senior United States District Judge Richard Kopf ordered Schrader to serve 25 years of supervised release after serving his prison term. […]

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Child abuser may be paroled in 4 years, victim gets “life sentence” of suffering

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Consecutive prison sentences have been handed to a man on two felony charges of third-degree sexual assault of a child. Five law officers were stationed in Gage County District Court yesterday as a precaution against any conflicts between family members of the defendant and victim, during the sentencing hearing. Jason Schriner was sentenced to the […]

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Son of disgraced Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky tells UNK audience society must confront child sexual abuse

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The son of disgraced former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky challenged the stereotype of what makes a man and urged society to take on the delicate issue of sexual child abuse during a visit to the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Matthew Sandusky was the guest speaker Tuesday at UNK’s 26th annual Criminal Justice Conference. […]

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Motorcycle rally to benefit child abuse victims

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Spring arrives next week and motorcycle lovers in Nebraska are revving their engines to get on the open road. This weekend, Kearney is hosting one of the region’s largest motorcycle shows. Organizer Jeff Allen says the show and swap meet runs Saturday and Sunday at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds and it’s a fundraiser for the […]

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Suspended UNK professor faces child porn charges

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A federal court judge has denied a request that medical testimony be allowed in the case of a University of Nebraska-Kearney professor accused of engaging in child pornography in 2013. Defense attorneys for Joseph Benz argue that prescription medication may have contributed to his involvement in illegal activity. Federal Judge Richard Kopf won’t allow defense […]

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