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9:53 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Nebraska senators pass licenses bill for deferred youth

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts now faces the decision to uphold or withdraw his predecessor's policy of denying drivers licenses to deferred-action youth.

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Omaha
8:17 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Tributes pour in for Omaha Police Officer killed in shootout

(Updated 10:45 a.m.) Iowa Governor Terry Branstad: "I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Kerrie Orozco. As a former military policeman, I am keenly aware of the dangers law enforcement face every single day on the job. Officer Orozco served with integrity and was a model peace officer. My thoughts and prayers are with her newborn daughter and her entire family.”

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Crime
8:00 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Children of arrested Nebraska couple will remain in custody

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The children of a Nebraska couple facing charges in connection with the deaths of a woman and 4-year-old boy will remain in state protective custody.

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Government
7:58 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Nebraska mandatory minimum sentences stuck in place for now

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to limit mandatory minimum sentences for crimes like robbery, assault on a police officer and certain drug offenses will not pass in the Nebraska Legislature this year.

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Omaha's Story
5:34 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Omaha's Story 5/20/2015

Margaret Badura and Dan Wintz
Credit StoryCorps

Lawyers Dan Wintz and Margaret Badura update their 2007 story about their long and winding relationship.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.

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Omaha
1:56 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Omaha Police officer, suspect killed in shooting

Officer Kerrie Orozco
Credit Omaha Police Department via Facebook

An Omaha Police officer and suspect are dead after a shootout Wednesday afternoon.

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Government
11:36 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Unicameral gives final approval to death penalty repeal

Governor Pete Ricketts says he’ll veto bills to repeal Nebraska’s death penalty and end mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes.

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Government
8:17 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Ricketts approves new penalties for human traffickers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Human traffickers could face harsher penalties and lawsuits under a new law signed by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts.

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Government
8:15 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Nebraska lawmakers advance licenses bill for immigrants

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would allow driver's licenses for immigrant youths brought to the country illegally as children has advanced to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Arts
8:12 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Orpheum Theater, Holland Performing Arts Center among top venues in Midwest

Credit Omaha Performing Arts

A list of the top theatre venues in the Midwest includes two in Omaha.

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