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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Tips for Nebraska motorists to avoid deer collisions

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska game and wildlife officials are offering tips to motorists to avoid collisions with deer this fall. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says deer are more active now as crops are being harvested and deer breeding season is in full swing. The agency suggests motorists try to anticipate the possibility…read more »

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2 Omaha police officers collapse after checking cruiser

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Omaha police are investigating what caused two officers in the city’s Northwest Precinct to collapse within minutes of each other. Television station KETV reports the incident happened Thursday when the first officer became lightheaded and collapsed while doing a pre-shift inspection of his cruiser. The other officer went to check the…read more »

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Nebraska court rejects lethal injection protocol challenge

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The lethal injection protocol that was used to execute a Nebraska prisoner last year has survived a legal challenge from death penalty opponents who had hoped to overturn it to prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment. The Nebraska Supreme Court sided Friday with state officials who adopted the new…read more »

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