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Nebraska State Patrol will speed up work in a new crime lab

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A new crime lab should help the Nebraska State Patrol process evidence faster. Superintendent Bradley Rice says they hope to reduce turnaround time with the new equipment and procedures. “In some cases, about a four week turnaround, which would be excellent,” Rice says. “Think about how much work that the staff here is going to […]

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Record pot bust just outside Lincoln nets $7.5M in weed

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The duffel bags didn’t carry hockey equipment. Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies have made the largest drug bust in county history after pulling over a 2015 RV rental just outside of Lincoln. Lancaster County Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister says duffel bags, which he called hockey bags, in the RV got the attention of a drug dog. […]

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Nebraska offers rebates as incentives for clean-burning vehicles, equipment

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The Nebraska Energy Office is offering rebates for clean-burning fuel vehicles. The program provides up to $4,500 when you buy a conversion kit or a new vehicle that runs on compressed or liquid natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell, liquid petroleum gas, or more than 15% ethanol. Energy Office Director David Bracht says the program has […]

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Dodge County DUI testing equipment not properly calibrated

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Those arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Dodge County between July of 2012 and July of 2015 may be able to get that conviction overturned. The Dodge County Attorney reports the breathalyzer equipment was not properly calibrated. There were more than 180 DUI cases during that time period and those impacted by […]

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Cops test body cams in Sioux City, drones not likely to fly

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The police department in Sioux City, Iowa, is the latest in the region to test body cameras. Police Chief Doug Young says the cameras could soon become part of their regular equipment. “We’ve already started the testing process, we’ve got a vendor in right now that we’re testing. I’ve got a couple of officers who’re […]

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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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Man arrested for selling stolen property

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 Sioux City man made the trip to La Vista to sell camera equipment he advertised on Craigslist. La Vista Police Chief Bob Lausten says there was one big problem – the equipment had been stolen. Chief Lausten says last May a man from California was staying at a hotel in La Vista and a bag […]

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Wet a line – catfish time

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June means it is time to break out the fishing equipment and Nebraska Game & Parks Commission spokesperson Greg Wagner says the conditions are excellent for catfish. Wagner says the big catfish have been flushed out of their holes in rivers and are on the move. The best time to cast a line is from […]

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Deaf and hard-of-hearing receiving smoke detectors

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It was a year ago the Omaha Fire Department conducted a demonstration of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors specially designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Captain Melanie Bates says the response was overwhelming. Captain Bates says, “”They are very expensive. They are pieces of equipment that you have to order from specialty companies. There are […]

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Prepping to defend AL title, Royals load up truck for spring

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This is the time of year when robins get jealous -- the true first sign of spring, after all, is the Royals loading up an 18-wheeler to move all their gear and equipment to Surprise, Ariz., for Spring Training.

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