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Government
6:14 am
Sat May 16, 2015

Death penalty repeal headed to final vote in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska has cleared another critical vote in the Legislature.

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Crime
6:12 am
Sat May 16, 2015

Autopsy report reveals boy pulled from river drowned

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County prosecutors say an autopsy shows a boy thrown into the Elkhorn River on the eve of his fifth birthday drowned.

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Government
6:01 am
Sat May 16, 2015

Corrections head says lockdown will end when threat passes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's state corrections director says a prison struck by a weekend riot will remain under lockdown until the threat of further disturbances has passed.

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Government
8:01 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Ricketts: Nebraska has ordered new death penalty drugs

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says state officials have bought all three drugs required to carry out executions.

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Nebraska
7:59 am
Fri May 15, 2015

2nd Nebraska farm quarantined after bird flu confirmed

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The bird flu outbreak that reached Nebraska earlier this week has spread to a second farm in the northeast corner of the state.

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Education
3:31 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Summer food service program growing in Nebraska

54 Nebraska school districts sponsor summer food service programs.

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Government
3:11 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Nebraska lawmakers override veto of gas tax increase

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska motorists will pay higher taxes at the gas pump to pay for road and bridge repairs, despite Gov. Pete Ricketts' objections.

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Nebraska
1:53 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Tecumseh prison remains on lockdown; investigation continues into weekend riot

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution remains on lockdown, but inmates are now allowed to shower and use the phone.

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Government
12:29 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Nebraska closer to giving licenses to immigrant youths

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is a step closer to becoming the last state to issue driver's licenses for youths who were brought into the country illegally but allowed to stay under a federal program.

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Government
7:54 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Nebraska licenses bill for deferred youth faces filibuster

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bipartisan effort to allow Nebraska driver's licenses for deferred-action youths won't pass without a fight.

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