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Government
8:03 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Nebraska may repeal death penalty amid drug shortage

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is considering repealing the death penalty amid a shortage of lethal injection drugs.

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Government
7:59 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Prison reform bills draw criticism

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson speaks Thursday at a news conference about two prison reform bills in the Legislature.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

Efforts to do away with mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes and end the death penalty in Nebraska are being met with criticism.

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Government
10:46 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Republican senators rally against Nebraska death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of Nebraska lawmakers says the state's death penalty conflicts with conservative values and should be repealed.

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Crime
7:45 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Omaha man gets 30 years in girlfriend's death

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 21-year-old Omaha man to at least 30 years in prison for strangling his girlfriend to death and then dumping her body in an open grave at a cemetery.

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Government
9:31 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Juvenile sentencing bill heads to Branstad despite criticism

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has passed a bill this session that would allow Iowa courts to continue sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Crime
3:08 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Garcia lawyers want murder trial moved out of Douglas County

Anthony Garcia’s defense team wants his case moved out of Douglas County.

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Crime
9:31 am
Fri April 3, 2015

More prison time for mom convicted of aiding killer son

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman convicted of being an accessory to her son's Omaha killings has been given state prison time on top of the federal time she's already serving.

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Crime
9:00 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Father hopes billboards lead to arrest of daughter's killer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A grieving father has rented space on two Omaha billboards, hoping they will help authorities find and prosecute whoever killed his daughter and a man with her.

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Crime
4:51 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Omaha police release names of stabbing victim, suspect

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have released the name of a man who was fatally stabbed in a boardinghouse.

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Crime
9:30 am
Tue March 24, 2015

6 Nebraskans indicted in stolen credit card scheme

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted six people who authorities say spent over $74,000 at several Nebraska retailers after stealing account numbers from debit and credit card holders around the world.

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