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Chambers again seeks to end Nebraska’s death penalty

Chambers again seeks to end Nebraska’s death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers is renewing his push to abolish the death penalty after his last successful attempt was overturned by voters in 2016. The longtime Omaha senator introduced a repeal bill Thursday on the Nebraska legislative session’s second day. Nebraska received national attention in 2015 when the Legislature overrode…Read more »

Nebraska has a New Secretary of State

Nebraska has a New Secretary of State

Lincoln- For the first time in 18 years, Nebraska has a new Secretary of State. On January 10th Bob Evnen was officially sworn in as Nebraska‚Äôs 27th Secretary of State. Evnen, a Republican, was elected in the November general election. Incumbent Secretary of State John Gale chose not to stand for reelection. Evnen is a…Read more »

Parents accused of locking son, daughter in room

WAKEFIELD, Neb. (AP) – A northeast Nebraska couple are accused of locking their children in a bedroom of their home and letting them out only to use a bathroom. Dixon County Court documents say 54-year-old Patrick Henderson and 42-year-old Angel Henderson are charged with two counts of intentional child abuse. The records don’t list the…Read more »

Sentencing set for man who lied about Kearney robbery

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – Buffalo County Court records say a 23-year-old man will be sentenced next month for lying to police about being robbed in Kearney. The records say Quinton Phillips, of Riverdale, pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor theft and false reporting. Prosecutors had lowered the theft charge in exchange for Phillips’ pleas. His…Read more »

More than $665K going to Nebraska in debt relief settlement

More than $665K going to Nebraska in debt relief settlement

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office says more than 350 residents will share in the state’s portion of a nearly $500 million settlement by a for-profit college company. Career Education Corp., based in Schaumburg, Illinois, agreed earlier this month to clear $493.7 million in debt from thousands of former students as part…Read more »

Nebraska lawmakers poised to begin busy 2019 session

Nebraska lawmakers poised to begin busy 2019 session

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers are poised to begin a new legislative session with 13 new state senators and a variety of issues on their plate, including a push to reduce property taxes. Lawmakers will continue to face budget challenges during the 90-day session that begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. They’ll also consider proposals…Read more »

Man shot by deputy in New Year’s Eve shootout charged

Man shot by deputy in New Year’s Eve shootout charged

ELBA, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a 30-year-old Broken Bow man shot during a New Year’s Eve shootout with central Nebraska law enforcement has been charged with attempted murder. Court documents say Luke Lefever has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, being a felon with a gun and being a habitual criminal. Howard…Read more »

A Nebraska lawmaker wants to close a 143-year-old loophole in the state constitution that allows people to be enslaved as punishment for a crime

A Nebraska lawmaker wants to close a 143-year-old loophole in the state constitution that allows people to be enslaved as punishment for a crime

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska lawmaker wants to close a 143-year-old loophole in the state constitution that allows people to be enslaved as punishment for a crime. Sen. Justin Wayne, of Omaha, says he will introduce a ballot proposal to amend the Nebraska Constitution during the legislative session that begins Wednesday. The state constitution…Read more »