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Man accused of lighting Molotov cocktails on Gretna school grounds

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A Gretna man is accused of igniting at least two Molotov cocktails last Tuesday on the grounds of an elementary school.   Sarpy County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Greg London says 22 year old Seth Chase was booked for possession of a destructive device and criminal mischief. Around 3 am, three people were on school property when […]

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Precautions against the Emerald Ash Borer

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The city of Omaha is taking preventative action against the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer. The inventory shows there are 6,482 Ash trees on the right-of-way, 4,340 Ash trees in City of Omaha parks, and 686 on City golf courses. Trees on private property are not included in this count. Omaha’s Parks, Recreation and Public Property […]

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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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Gov. Ricketts signs into law $8.6B state budget for next two years (AUDIO)

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No objections. No line-item vetoes. Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed into law the bills making up the $8.6 billion state budget for the next two years. Ricketts says the budget achieves the goals he set out earlier this year: keep the growth of state spending around 3% and provide more money for property tax relief. […]

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Legislators again complain about lack of property tax movement

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State legislators have advanced a break on personal property taxes. But, it’s not much of a break in the eyes of some lawmakers. In fact, debate on Legislative Bill 259 focused less on the bill and more on the overall lack of movement of property tax relief legislation. Numerous lawmakers have complained that bills, such […]

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State lawmakers advance $8.7B state budget (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers have begun debate on an $8.7 billion state budget for the next two years, advancing it to the next round. Appropriations Committee Chairman, Sen. Health Mello of Omaha, said the committee attempted to address pressing needs while cleaning up some old issues. “The Appropriations Committee particularly focused on property tax relief, K-12 education […]

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Legislators move tax break bills, but not broad-based relief

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State lawmakers have advanced a couple of tax breaks, but not until hearing a number of legislators grumble about the lack of broad-based property tax relief. Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion opposes a tax break for the state’s zoos (LB 419), because the Unicameral hasn’t acted on reducing the property tax burden. “I understand the […]

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Property tax deadline for some Nebraskans is March 31

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An important tax deadline for Nebraskans in three counties is March 31.  Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing says that is the deadline to pay the first half of 2014 personal property taxes. Ewing says, “Unfortunately with the state statutes that are in place for people who don’t pay the property taxes that interest accrues at […]

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Check the treasurer’s list, you could be due a big check

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Hundreds of thousands of Nebraskans and former residents are wealthier than they know. State Treasurer Don Stenberg says his office has millions of dollars in unclaimed property just waiting for its rightful owners. “By law, we’re required to publish in all of the statewide newspapers the list of the names of persons that we’ve received […]

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Governor, lawmakers at odds over tax relief

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Gov. Pete Ricketts and state lawmakers don’t seem to be on the same page on tax relief. Not only did the legislature’s Revenue Committee pass on a bill that would have lowered property taxes for farmers, it has endorsed an increase in the gas tax. Ricketts has backed a measure that would lower the percentage […]

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Ag land property tax relief bill likely dead for the session

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Nebraska Farm Bureau leaders are disappointed by Wednesday’s decision by the Unicameral’s Revenue Committee to not advance a measure decreasing ag land valuations. The Farm Bureau had supported a bill that would have lowered the valuation of agricultural land from 75% to 65%. Bureau president Steve Nelson says property taxes have risen dramatically in the […]

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5 horses removed from Boone County farm

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Five horses were rescued by the Nebraska Humane Society from a farm in Boone County on Friday.  The Boone County Sheriff’s Department sent a request to NHS and three equine team members responded to the call. The owner willing relinquished the animals. Several deceased horses were found also found on the property.    Charges are pending […]

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KDOT Reminder: Political Signs Not Allowed On Highway Right Of Way

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It’s a sign of the season – campaigning to support your favorite political candidate. However, if your plans involve placing a political sign, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) reminds you to make sure it’s not located on highway right of way. By law, all right of way on state highways is to be used exclusively for public highway purposes. ...

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KDOT Fire

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Efforts are under way by the Kansas Department of Transportation to identify persons whose property may have been damaged in a grass fire Monday afternoon in Graham County.  The fire started about 3 p.m. as a KDOT crew was sealing cracks on U.S. 24 about five miles east of Hill City. The fire burned an area about six miles long ...

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Court Report

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A Norton man was sentenced for two of three charges against him in Norton County Magistrate Court.  Mitch Kachel was charged with one count each of criminal trespass, criminal damage to property, and interfering with law enforcement.  Those charges are in connection with the alleged September 18th break in in Edmond.  In a plea agreement, Kachel pled guilty to criminal trespass ...

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