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Officer finds explosive device in Lincoln alley

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say the Lincoln fire department used a robot to pick up for disposal an explosive device found in an alley. Station KOLN reports that a police officer responding to a call a few blocks south of downtown found the device around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. The Lincoln Fire & Rescue Department…read more »

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Nebraska prison officials say 2 staffers assaulted by inmate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Prison officials say an inmate has assaulted two staff members at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. A news release from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says the assault happened Wednesday evening when an inmate threatened, then punched a staff member in the face. A second staff member who arrived…read more »

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Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska company chosen to grow hemp

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A farming business owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s economic development corporation will start growing hemp this summer on the tribe’s reservation. Ho-Chunk Farms announced Thursday that it was one of 10 applicants that received a state license to start hemp farming. Nebraska cleared the way for a limited number…read more »

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Governor Ricketts Encourages Participation in Trade Mission to Germany

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts encourages ag producers and businesses across Nebraska to consider joining the November 9-16, 2019 International Trade Mission to Germany.  Officials from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will accompany Gov. Ricketts…read more »

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Residential Flood Refuse Collection and Landfill Operations

KEARNEY, Neb. (City of Kearney) – The City of Kearney announces that starting Monday, July 22, 2019 residents that have flood damage refuse must contact the City’s Utilities Department at 308-233-3617 to schedule flood related refuse pick up. The Kearney Area Solid Waste Agency Landfill will still accept flood related refuse free of charge until…read more »

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Man convicted in Lincoln woman’s slaying wants new trial

WILBER, Neb. (AP) – A man convicted of killing a 24-year-old Lincoln woman wants a new trial. An attorney for 52-year-old Aubrey Trail cited irregularities at the trial, which ended last week with his being found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit the murder of Sidney Loofe. Whether he’ll be sentenced to death…read more »

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