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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Lincoln priest has been ticketed by police on suspicion of giving alcohol to a minor.
Television station KOLN says 57-year-old Charles ...
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is likely to face a prison overcrowding emergency next year that will force state officials to consider releasing all eligible inmates, a prospect some lawmakers fear would endanger the public.
Nebraska corrections director Scott Frakes acknowledged Friday ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man who still works for BNSF Railway has been awarded nearly $3.5 million for injuries he suffered at a Lincoln rail yard nearly five years ago.
Hastings official takes plea deal in Lincoln assault case
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A Hastings city official accused of assaulting an Uber driver in Lincoln has taken a plea deal.
Lancaster County Court records say 37-year-old Steven Kostner pleaded no contest Thursday to misdemeanor assault. Prosecutors had lowered the charge from felony terroristic ...
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Owner turns over 84 cats to Lincoln animal shelter
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say a Lincoln animal shelter has received 84 cats from their owner.
Matt Madcharo of the Capital Humane Society says the anonymous owner turned over some of the cats Saturday and the rest on Sunday.
Many were immunized for feline leukemia this week, and ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Glynn Watson Jr. stayed when everybody else from his recruiting class left.
Don’t think the fourth-year starting point guard hasn’t imagined how sweet it would be if Nebraska makes good on buzz around college basketball about the Cornhuskers finally having a team ...
Deputies find missing girl they tracked through snow
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lancaster County sheriff says deputies have found a missing 12-year-old girl they tracked through the snow on a frigid morning.
Sheriff Terry Wagner says the girl had left her home around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday after arguing with her sister. The family called for ...
State dismissed from lawsuit over mental patient treatment
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state of Nebraska and its Health and Human Services Department have been dismissed from a lawsuit that alleged the state violated rules and regulations in diagnosing and treating mentally ill patients.
A federal judge ruled last week that Dr. Farid Karimi’s claims ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts called on lawmakers Tuesday to approve a new property tax package and boost funding for Nebraska’s prison system in the face of a looming state deadline to reduce overcrowding.
Ricketts unveiled the plans in his annual State of the State address that ...
LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has reduced the 75-year prison sentence for a central Illinois man convicted in 1996 of fatally shooting his grandparents.
Rauner granted the reduction Friday for 38-year-old Jon Morgan, who confessed at age 14 to killing Lila and ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former coffee shop manager in Lincoln has been given a year in jail and ordered to pay $15,000 restitution.
Lancaster County District Court records show 32-year-old Aubrey Kinnett was sentenced Friday. She’d pleaded no contest to misdemeanor theft after prosecutors ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Lincoln man has been imprisoned for producing child pornography.
U.S. District Court records say 58-year-old Randall Hughes was sentenced Monday in Lincoln to 38 years in prison.
In December 2017 investigators seized Hughes’ cellphones and ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska senator has introduced a bill that would require state lawmakers to witness executions and prohibit prison officials from blocking witnesses’ view, as they did briefly while carrying one out last year.
Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, of Lincoln, proposed ...
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Rwandans working in Nebraska on their nation’s future
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The African nation of Rwanda needs to feed its fast-growing population of 12 million residents and has been sending some of its best and brightest students to study agriculture and related subjects in Nebraska.
The nearly 160 Rwanda students taking classes now ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The police chief says overall and violent crime rates dropped last year in Lincoln.
Lincoln police data say that although Lincoln’s population rose by 4,000 to more than 284,000 residents, the number of serious crimes fell by 6 percent.
Chief Jeff Bliemeister ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been found guilty in the armed robberies of a bank and several convenience stores.
U.S. Attorney for Nebraska Joe Kelly said Thursday in a news release that 27-year-old Shawn Brooks was convicted by a federal jury in Lincoln of 13 robbery and ...
Lincoln ice fishing clinic canceled for lack of safe ice
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A free family clinic on ice fishing planned for Saturday at Lincoln’s Holmes Lake has been canceled.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says there’s not enough safe ice to hold the clinic, which won’t be rescheduled.
The commission also says conditions don’t ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln Indian Center says it’s closing down operations and will remain open only for community and rental events as it tries to regain its financial footing.
A news release issued Tuesday says the center will provide only the limited event services until enough ...
Former state Medicaid worker pleads guilty to fraud
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former state Medicaid audit administrator accused of bilking his father and Medicaid out of nearly $379,000 has pleaded guilty.
Court records say Lincoln resident Craig Barnett entered the pleas last week in U.S. District Court to two counts of wire fraud and two of ...
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 26-year-old Lincoln police officer has been accused of buying alcohol for his teenage girlfriend.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that Officer Scott Bierle was cited Tuesday with procuring alcohol for a minor. Bierle has been placed on ...
2nd man accused in drug debt slaying takes plea deal
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A second man charged with a fatal Lincoln beating over a drug debt has taken a plea deal.
Lancaster County District Court records say 37-year-old Dominic Aguirre pleaded guilty Friday to felony assault and attempted kidnapping. Prosecutors dismissed charges of ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developers of Lincoln’s downtown Telegraph District beat out-of-state competitors to buy a collection of hundreds of telephone-related artifacts dating back to the genesis of the now-indispensable technology.
Financial services company Nelnet, real estate company ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police say a head-on collision in northeast Lincoln killed an Iowa man and injured two Nebraska residents.
The crash occurred around 7:40 p.m. Monday. Police say a northbound car driven by 28-year-old Jacob Stewart veered into a southbound lane, striking an oncoming ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has snubbed a Nebraska author whose book was chosen for statewide recognition.
The Republican governor acknowledged Monday he refused to sign a proclamation honoring Ted Genoways, whose book, “This Blessed Earth” was chosen for the “2019 One Book, ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In a story Jan. 5 about voter identification, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Legislature didn’t pass any of the three voter identification bills that were proposed last January. It passed one, which authorizes the use of electronic poll books in all state ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 67-year-old woman is accused of embezzling $29,000 from her employer in Lincoln.
Lancaster County Court records say Rhonda Lyman is charged with felony theft. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her. Lyman’s next court hearing is ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County is facing challenges caused by homeowners extending their landscaping projects to county-maintained roads.
County staff is working with a homeowner who recently bought a house with a large koi pond in the front yard. The pond often extends onto the ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are set to kick off a new session Wednesday with proposals to balance a tight state budget, lower property taxes and legalize medical marijuana in the face of a potential ballot measure.
The new, 90-day session will also usher in 13 new state ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Winners of The Associated Press prep football coach of the year award for North Carolina:
2018_Todd Willert, East Forsyth
2017_Sam Griener, Charlotte Harding
2016_Reggie Lucas, Wake Forest
2015_Mike Palmieri, Charlotte Mallard Creek
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Lincoln planning way ahead for 2 more fire stations
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln officials already are planning for two more new fire stations as work continues on four others.
The plans call one to be built in south Lincoln in 2022 and one to be built in 2025 on the east side of Lincoln.
Fire Chief Michael Despain told the
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 21-year-old Lincoln man has been charged with killing a 21-year-old woman who was found stabbed in a north Lincoln driveway .
Prosecutors charged Neland Gray Wednesday with the death of 21-year-old ...
ST. PAUL, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man who twice traded gunshots with pursuing officers has been taken to a Lincoln hospital.
A Nebraska State Patrol K-9 helped officers take custody of the man early Tuesday in a creek bed near St. Paul in Howard County. He was flown to Lincoln after ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman on New Year’s Eve.
The Lincoln Journal Star
Ice fishing clinics planned in Nebraska in January
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Anyone interested in learning more about ice fishing can attend one of three free clinics in January.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says two of the workshops will be held on ice in Lincoln and Kearney if there is enough ice. The third workshop will be held in ...
THEBES, Ill. (AP) — A historic southern Illinois courthouse once visited by Abraham Lincoln is getting an $83,000 renovation with help from a private donor.
The Old Thebes Courthouse overlooking the Mississippi River was built in the 1840s and is listed on the National Register of Historic ...
Lincoln begins planning for additional fire stations
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Even as construction continues on four new fire stations, Lincoln officials are beginning to plan for two more stations.
Police release names of wounded Lincoln officers, suspect
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two police officers who were injured and a suspect who was shot during a struggle at a Lincoln residence.
Police say the violence occurred after officers arrived early Saturday morning to check a report about a man with a knife. A ...
Feds considering death penalties in Lincoln woman’s slaying
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three men charged in a Lincoln slaying are being held without bond on federal murder charges.
Professor names beetle species after ‘Game of Thrones’
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska entomologist has named three of his eight newest beetle discoveries after the dragons from the HBO series “Game of Thrones” and George R.R. Martin book series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Brett Ratcliffe named the new ...
Lincoln officials look into city’s affordable housing crisis
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Katharen Wiese knows she is one of the lucky renters. Her apartment near 13th and D streets is large, well-maintained, even has a laundry area. And it’s affordable, about $600 a month.
And her landlord, the F Street Neighborhood Church, is great.
She and her ...
ACLU: Police programs disproportionately affect students
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s school police programs disproportionately affect students of color and students with disabilities, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
The ACLU of Nebraska released a report Thursday that says such programs fuel a “school to prison” pipeline. ...
Nebraska prisons head says execution appeared to go normally
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s corrections director says the execution of convicted double-murderer Carey Dean Moore was similar to other executions he has witnessed, and Moore never appeared to be in pain.
Director Scott Frakes made the comments to a grand jury in sworn testimony ...