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Gov. Ricketts pleased with death penalty petition drive success (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is pleased that it appears Nebraska voters will decide the fate of the death penalty. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty gathered far more signatures than needed to force a vote on the death penalty next November. The Secretary of State’s office has begun the verification process. “Well, I’m very pleased with the […]

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Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty plan year-long campaign

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A group that spent weeks gathering signatures that would allow voters to decide whether Nebraska has a death penalty or not turned them in to the Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday. Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty spokesperson Matt Maly says now their work really starts. Maly says they are optimistic that Nebraskans […]

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Gov. Ricketts appoints Stacy to Nebraska Supreme Court

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie Stacy to the Nebraska Supreme Court, First Judicial District. “Judge Stacy’s judicial and legal experience have served the State of Nebraska well,” said Ricketts in written statement released by his office. “Her expertise and judicial temperament will continue to be an asset to the people […]

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Attorney General Peterson wants same-sex foster parents ruling clarified (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Doug Peterson has filed a motion, seeking clarification of a court ruling striking down a ban on same-sex couples becoming foster parents. Peterson says his office is not challenging whether same-sex married couples can apply to become foster parents. He says the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling settled that matter. “That issue is […]

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Central Nebraska man dies in near head-on collision

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An elderly central Nebraska man has died of injuries sustained in a near head-on collision when he attempted to turn into the path of another vehicle. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office reports 84-year-old Leonard Peterson of Ansley collided with a vehicle driven by 54-year-old William Koubek of Merna. According to the sheriff’s office, Peterson was […]

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Man dies after being thrown from pick-up bed; driver faces charges

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A 23-year-old died after being thrown from a bed of a pick-up this weekend. The driver of the truck faces criminal charges. The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office reports Jacob Smaus [smells] of Prague died Sunday afternoon of injuries sustained in the wreck which took place at about 1:30 that morning. According to the sheriff’s office, […]

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Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage in Nebraska

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A United States Supreme Court ruling has legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country, striking down Nebraska’s definition, which limited marriage to one man, one woman. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that marriage is a fundamental constitutional right and that states must recognize the union of same sex couples. The office of Gov. Pete Ricketts issued the […]

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More people spending vacation time working

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Employment experts at Robert Half International recently conducted a study of more than 2,200 chief financial officers in the nation’s largest cities and it shows 68% of them contacted the office or checked work email while on vacation. Regional Vice President Mike Gremmer says that is a 20% increase from three years ago. He says everyone […]

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OSHA launches investigation into construction worker death

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A federal labor investigation has been launched into the death of a construction worker in the Omaha area. The Omaha area office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says it has opened an investigation into the death of 42-year-old Jeffrey Gulp. Gulp died of injuries suffered in an electrical shock he received while […]

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Victim of fatal shooting in south-central Nebraska identified

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Authorities in south-central Nebraska have released the name of the victim in a fatal shooting earlier this week. The Phelps County Attorney’s office reports 31-year-old Domonick Linden of Holdrege died in what was reported as an accidental shooting. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies found Linden dead of a gunshot wound to the head outside […]

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Two Nebraska nursing homes placed in receivership

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Two Nebraska nursing homes have entered receivership after their Utah owner notified Nebraska officials it was no longer able to pay staff. The Nebraska Attorney General’s office reports judges in Brown and Burt Counties entered orders placing the Ainsworth Care Center and Logan Valley Manor in Lyons into the receivership of Klaasmeyer & Associates of […]

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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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Time has come for Ventura to display maturity

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Yordano Ventura is too good for this. The Royals, for that matter, are too good for this. Yet here they sit again after a Thursday night fracas, which will have the 23-year-old ace and some of his teammates in trouble at the principal's office with Joe...

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Grand jury will investigate western Nebraska death

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A grand jury will be empaneled to investigate a death in western Nebraska. The Attorney General’s office reports two Sidney police officers discovered the death at a residence after responding to an emergency call about a domestic assault. The 911 call came shortly after 6 o’clock in the evening of the 19th. Little is being […]

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Bellevue Police Department update on office body cameras

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More police departments across the country are outfitting officers with body cameras so they have video proof of all interactions with the public. Bellevue police officers have been experimenting with the cameras for four years and Chief Mark Elbert says it isn’t an overnight process. Chief Elbert says, “Number one you have to have enough […]

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