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Man sought for 3 crash deaths in Nebraska held in California

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – A California man accused of causing a crash that killed three people in south-central Nebraska has been taken into custody. Jail records in California’s Madera County say 34-year-old Kenneth Kratt remained in custody Tuesday after his arrest Friday. He’ll be returned to Kearney, Nebraska, to face three counts of felony manslaughter.…read more »

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Nebraska announces new approach to juvenile offenders

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska is changing the way it handles juvenile offenders following an incident in which teenage girls damaged a state-run housing unit in Geneva. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on Monday unveiled a new Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center System, with campuses in Kearney, Geneva and Lincoln. Nebraska already…read more »

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6-year-old burned when she fell into fire pit

ROCA, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a 6-year-old girl was burned when she fell into a fire pit at a pumpkin farm and event center south of Lincoln. Medics were sent to Roca Berry Farm around 6 p.m. Saturday. The girl was taken to a Lincoln hospital for treatment of what were described as minor…read more »


Guardsmen help search Lincoln prison for contraband

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Officials say nearly three dozen Nebraska National Guardsmen helped search the Lincoln Correctional Center for contraband. Sunday’s search was the second time in just over a month that an outside state agency helped the Nebraska Correctional Services Department look for outlawed items, including weapons, drugs and cellphones. The department didn’t say…read more »


Iowa authorities recover body of missing Nebraska kayaker

HARRISON COUNTY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa authorities have recovered the body of a missing kayaker from Nebraska. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the body of 33-year-old Cody Bengford of Bellevue, Nebraska, was recovered on Saturday – less than a day after he was reported missing. Authorities say Bengford was reported missing after he…read more »

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Nebraska senators: More revenue could mean property tax cuts

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers who want to lower property taxes and replenish the state’s rainy-day fund could have a slightly easier time accomplishing those goals next year, but many are still worried about the impact of major flooding and the struggling farm economy. Key lawmakers said they’re hopeful…read more »

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