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Winnebago man sentenced to prison for assault on Indian reservation

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A 28-year-old Winnebago man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on the Winnebago Indian Reservation. The United States Attorney’s office says Steven Rice previously had pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a minor. Rice has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison. He […]

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Omaha man sentenced to prison for Medicaid fraud

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A 61-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to five months in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution for Medicaid fraud. Both the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Nebraska Attorney General’s office report Clements Akara will also have to perform 100 hours of community service. According to authorities, Akara confessed […]

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln creates state climate office, names new state climatologist

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While a state climatologist is nothing new for Nebraska, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is providing more resources to the position. The Nebraska State Climate Office will have four full-time and two part-time employees. Administrators say they want it to be the primary source of climate information for […]

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Man who died after falling through ice identified

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More detail and an identification have been released in the death of a rural Norfolk man who died after his all-terrain vehicle fell through ice on a pond near Norfolk. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 57-year-old Randall Simpson of rural Norfolk. The office reports a rescue crew called to the […]

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Officials monitoring Platte River for ice jams, flooding

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The risk for ice jams in the Platte River, so far appears to be minimal, but emergency officials are constantly on the lookout for problems. Buffalo County Emergency Management Director Darren Lewis says he watches what is going on to the east and west, because that determines the local impact. Lewis says his office works […]

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Teen dies in rollover accident in south-central Nebraska

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A teen-ager died in a rollover accident in south-central Nebraska. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Office reports a teen-age boy from Wilcox was thrown from the car he was driving. According to the office, the teen was driving west on a county road when the car went off the road, hit a culvert, and rolled a […]

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Two teens die in south-central Nebraska crash

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Two teen-agers have died in a car crash on a gravel road in south-central Nebraska. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports 17-year-old Jacob Johnson and 15-year-old Taylor Johnson were pronounced dead at the scene. The two were brother and sister. The sheriff’s office reports the crash occurred on Road 312 south of Clay Center Tuesday […]

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Kansas man found dead in south-central Nebraska crash

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A Kansas man has died in a single-vehicle crash in south-central Nebraska. The Webster County Sheriff’s Office reports 75-year-old George Pfrimmer of Mankato, KS died in the crash east of Red Cloud early Wednesday evening. The sheriff’s office reports deputies responded to the crash on Highway 78 found Pfimmer dead at the scene. The investigation […]

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81-year-old dies from burns in trash fire

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An 81-year-old west-central Nebraska man has died from burns he sustained when he tried to burn trash and his clothing caught fire. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports Fred Maire of Sutherland died from his burns at Great Plains Health in North Platte. The sheriff’s office says Maire was attempting to burn trash in a […]

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Miller drops “acting” becomes Developmental Disabilities director

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced Courtney Miller will become the director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities after serving as acting director. “Courtney fills a crucial position on the team at DHHS (Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services),” Ricketts said in a written statement released by his office. “Her broad experience from across state […]

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Farmer finds body floating in barrel in western Nebraska creek

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A gruesome discovery has led to a murder investigation in western Nebraska. Authorities report a farmer fished a barrel from a creek near Bayard, opened it, and found a body inside. The Morrill County Sheriff’s office reports the farmer contacted it after the grim discovery. The office says the body had no signs of trauma. […]

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Pot bust comes gift-wrapped in Lincoln

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This time the marijuana came gift-wrapped. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s office reports officers seized 11 pounds of marijuana from the trunk of a car in Lincoln. Lancaster County deputies tore open two gift-wrapped boxes and found 34 heat-sealed packages of marijuana. A 27-year-old Illinois man has been taken into custody.

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AG office: consumers have rights against debt collectors (AUDIO)

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If you owe money, you have to pay it. But, you don’t have to put up with illegal debt collection practices. Abby Stempson, CEO of the Public Protection Bureau as well as the Consumer Protection Division in the Attorney General’s office says mounting debt keeps debt collectors in business. “You know, there’s a lot of […]

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Saline County crash claims the lives of two Wilber residents

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Two people have died of injuries suffered in a head-on collision Tuesday morning, two miles north of Wilber. The Saline County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as 21-year-old Nestor Godoy and 42-year-old Kevin Schroeder, both of Wilber. The sheriff’s office said in a news release that the crash happened at around 5:45 AM, along Nebraska […]

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York woman dies in crash

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A 35-year-old York woman died in a car wreck Friday afternoon in York County when her car struck the rear of a semi tractor-trailer. The York County Sheriff’s Office reports Danielle Koch has traveling west on County Road 10. The semi was driving northbound on County Road S. The sheriff’s office says Koch’s car struck […]

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