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Man sentenced in Nebraska for bogus Mexico real estate deals

Man sentenced in Nebraska for bogus Mexico real estate deals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A California man has been sentenced in Nebraska for a scheme involving bogus purchases of real estate in Mexico. Sean O’Neal, of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, was given 54 months in prison at his sentencing Thursday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. The charge: wire fraud. He also was ordered to…Read more »

Sheriff says man shot after he fired handgun at deputies

Sheriff says man shot after he fired handgun at deputies

LOUISVILLE, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska sheriff says a man who came out of his home and began shooting at deputies was hit several times as they returned his fire. Cass County deputies were called to the man’s home east of Louisville around 10:25 p.m. Wednesday. The sheriff says that while they were speaking to…Read more »

Omaha Man Sentenced to 50 Months for Transporting an Explosive with Intent to Injure and Interstate Stalking

Omaha Man Sentenced to 50 Months for Transporting an Explosive with Intent to Injure and Interstate Stalking

OMAHA, Neb. – The following is from the office of United State Attorney Joe Kelly: “United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Craig Niedbalski, age 61, was sentenced on January 22, 2020, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for Transporting an Explosive with Intent to Injure and Interstate Stalking.  United States District Court Judge Robert…Read more »

Property tax proposal draws mixed reviews

Property tax proposal draws mixed reviews

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A bill that would lower Nebraska’s property taxes by shifting more state aid to schools is drawing support from the state’s top agricultural and business groups but opposition from schools that don’t want restrictions on their taxing power and don’t trust the state to maintain its funding. The face-off before the…Read more »

Nebraska courts expanding to help children

Nebraska courts expanding to help children

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s chief justice says the state’s courts are expanding their public services to protect abused children, keep former prisoners from re-offending and help some counties save money. Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican outlined the accomplishments of the state’s judicial branch in his annual State of the Judiciary address to…Read more »

Authorities release names of York collision victims

Authorities release names of York collision victims

YORK, Neb. (AP) – Authorities have released the names of a driver who was killed and another who was injured in collisions with a semitrailer on the south end of York. The crash occurred Tuesday evening at a U.S. Highway 81 intersection. Police say a car driven by 77-year-old Leon Neemeyer, of York, was struck…Read more »

Woman gets probation in drowning of great-granddaughter

Woman gets probation in drowning of great-granddaughter

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A woman charged after the Omaha drowning death of her infant great-granddaughter has been sentenced to two years of probation. Court records say 63-year-old Sandra Laravie pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted negligent child abuse resulting in death. Prosecutors had reduced the charge in exchange for her plea. Laravie was accused of…Read more »

Man acquitted of murder gets 40-44 years on robbery charge

Man acquitted of murder gets 40-44 years on robbery charge

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska man who was acquitted of a murder charge has been imprisoned for conspiring to commit a robbery in Hastings. Daniel Harden was sentenced Tuesday to 40 to 44 years. He was charged with first-degree murder, a weapons count and conspiracy to commit robbery. But jurors convicted him only of…Read more »

Car driver killed, another injured in collision with semi

Car driver killed, another injured in collision with semi

YORK, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a driver was killed in a collision involving two cars and a semitrailer on the south end of York. First responders were sent to an intersection just east of U.S. Highway 81 a little before 6 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say one car driver died and the other was taken…Read more »

Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land

Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – The Trump administration has approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land. Federal officials told The Associated Press that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed the approval Wednesday for 46 miles of the line’s route. The move pushes the controversial $8 billion project closer…Read more »