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Blood supplies critically low in Nebraska, donors urgently needed

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The sole supplier of blood to more than 110 hospitals in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota is putting out an urgent plea for donors. Nicole Hanger, spokeswoman for LifeServe Blood Center, says there’s an urgent demand for blood and the only source is human volunteers. “It’s not unusual that we see donations decrease at this […]

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Former high school teacher reaches plea deal in sex case

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A former Hastings High School teacher has agreed to a plea deal to escape a harsher sentence for having sex with a female student. 39-year-old Johnathan Shafer has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors: contributing to the delinquency of a minor and negligent child abuse. The charges carry a maximum sentence of one year in […]

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Denied promotion, man allegedly hacks college’s computer system

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A Nebraska man who’s accused of hacking into computers at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, has entered into a plea agreement in federal court. Forty-six year-old David Boyer pleaded guilty to unauthorized access to a protected computer in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. Prosecutors claim when he didn’t get the promotion he wanted […]

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Former Lincoln middle school teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

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A former Lincoln middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault of one of his students at a Lincoln residence. 23-year-old Jackson Hedrick entered the plea in Lancaster County District Court. In exchange for the plea, the Lancaster County Attorney’s office agreed to drop a second felony charge and two misdemeanor charges. Lincoln […]

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Two charged in 2-month-old death accept plea deal

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Two men have pleaded no contest to charges of child abuse stemming from the death of a two-month-old a year ago. Sarpy County Court Judge Robert Wester has found 28-year-old Aaron Thompson and 36-year-old Michael Degarmo guilty of one count each of negligent child abuse, a misdemeanor. The two reached a deal with the Sarpy […]

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Former Panhandle police chief fined for lying on form

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A former western Nebraska police chief has been fined $2,000 and stripped of his law enforcement certification for filing false documents with the city of Minatare and the state Law Enforcement Training Academy. 49-year-old Robert Regester was convicted on two counts of abusing public records after entering a plea of no contest. Prosecutors accuse Regester […]

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Grand Island man makes “no contest” plea in murder of co-worker

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A Grand Island man is facing a life prison term for fatally shooting one of his co-workers following a dispute outside the Gibbon Packing plant last December. Angelo Bol, 34, pleaded no contest in Buffalo County District Court to first-degree murder of Karel Perez-Almaguer, 34, on December 15th at the Gibbon Packing parking lot. In […]

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Man pleads no contest in hit-and-run death

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A 33-year-old man who initially fled the scene after running over and killing a pedestrian last May has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. James Gibbs of Panama later turned himself in after hitting 62-year-old Gregory Nicklas with his pick-up late in the evening of May 29th. Gibbs was driving home from a bar. Nicklas […]

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Court Report

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A Norton man was sentenced for a driving under the influence charge in Norton County District Court.  JONATHAN DAVIS was CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE A FELONY FOR HIS THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE AND TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED OCTOBER 31ST, 2010 INCIDENT.   Davis changed his plea to ...

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Court Report

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A Norton man has been sentenced in a plea agreement for a drug related charge.  NICHOLAS PHILLIPS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, and PEDESTRIAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION with AN ALLEGED SEPTEMBER 20TH INCIDENT.   In a plea agreement, Phillips pled guilty to one count of possession of marijuana and the other charges ...

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Court Report

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  A  Norton man changed his plea in a battery case in norton county magistrate court.  Casey Sate wascharged with one count of battery.  That is in connection with an alleged July 21st incident  involving Leif Carlson.  at his arraignment, Slate pled not guilty.  He changed his plea to guilty.  Slate was sentenced to 6 months in jail, suspended to 12 months ...

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Washington Woman To Be Sentenced In Norton County Court

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A Washington Kansas woman will be sentenced for two trafficking charges in August in Norton County District Court. Jennifer Layman was originally charged with three counts of traffic in contraband into a correctional facility in connection with an alleged April 14th incident. Those charges are level five and six non-person felonies. In a plea agreement, Layman pled guilty to two ...

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