LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials are pushing back against allegations that prisoners aren't receiving proper health care and mental health treatment due to deliberate indifference by...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Attorney General's Office is still waiting for Roman Catholic officials to turn over sexual abuse records ordered in sweeping subpoenas about two months...
Nebraska officials subpoena hundreds of Catholic churches
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials have subpoenaed more than 400 Roman Catholic churches and institutions in the state seeking any records related to child sexual assault or abuse.
Nebraska judge to weigh speedy-trial rights in appeal
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge is deciding whether an inmate's right to a speedy trial was violated as prosecutors scramble to keep him in prison for a 1995 slaying.
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 of a settlement with 48 states and the District of Columbia.
Nebraska Attorney General urges reporting of abuse by clergy
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Attorney General's Office and the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln are urging residents to report any allegations of abuse by clergy or others in authority.
Lincoln Bishop James Conley and the attorney general's office said anyone who has experienced even an uncomfortable incident with a priest should report it to law enforcement or the diocese.
Special prosecutor appointed in Aubrey Trail weapons case after charge gets dismissed
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office has been appointed special counsel in a Saline County weapons case against Aubrey Trail, whom law enforcement still considers a person of interest in the death of Lincoln woman Sydney Loofe.
Saline County Attorney Tad Eickman charged Trail on Nov. 21 with being a felon in possession of a gun and being a habitual criminal, according to court documents.
The Lincoln City Council followed proper procedures when it approved a 1 percent increase to the city’s spending authority five years ago, the Nebraska Attorney General's Office said Friday.
That runs contrary to an opinion voiced by State Auditor Charlie Janssen, who said the city erred when it reported increasing the lid because not all council members had cast a vote.
Nebraska AG to drop charges against shuttered beer stores
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska attorney general's office says it is dropping charges against four Whiteclay beer stores now that the establishments have lost their liquor licenses.
A spokeswoman said Wednesday the citations are being dismissed. Authorities had accused the stores of selling to bootleggers and failing to cooperate with investigators, among other liquor law violations.
Murder charge filed in case of missing Nebraska student
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's top prosecutor has announced a murder charge in the case of a missing Peru State College student who disappeared nearly seven years ago.
The Nebraska Attorney General's office said Tuesday in a news release that Joshua Keadle, 36, has been charged in Nemaha County with first-degree murder, accused of killing Tyler "Ty" Thomas.
Chambers: Plan to house Nebraska inmates in Kansas illegal
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state lawmaker says Gage County has violated the state constitution by housing inmates across the state line in Kansas.
The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers has asked the Nebraska Attorney General's Office to issue a legal opinion on a contract approved by the Gage County Board of Supervisors in late September.
Opinion: Payments to Nebraska Parole Board members improper
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legal opinion issued by the Nebraska Attorney General's Office says nearly $58,000 in payments made to three departing Nebraska Parole Board members for unused sick and vacation time were improper.
Nebraska attorney general: 1937 killings of 2 lawmen solved
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It was a phone call urging renewed scrutiny of the unsolved 1937 killings of two eastern-central Nebraska lawmen that helped lead to a re-examination and solving of the case, Nebraska investigators said Tuesday.
But it wasn't the victims' family calling for a new look. It was the son of one of the suspects.
The Nebraska Attorney General's Mobile Office will be in the Scottsbluff Senior Center Friday, Sept. 15.
The mobile office will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Attorney General Doug Peterson is expected to visit the mobile office over the noon hour.
Nebraska county treasurer charged with 5 felonies
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska county treasurer faces five felony charges for allegedly selling cars without a proper license, making false statements on motor vehicle sales documents and filing false income tax returns.
Lancaster County Treasurer Andy Stebbing turned himself in Thursday to a Nebraska State Patrol office, where he was cited and fingerprinted, the Nebraska attorney general's office announced Friday.
Nebraska AG warns of Florida-based insurance scam
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska attorney general's office is warning the public about a Florida-based company that officials say is running an insurance scam.
The attorney general's office said in a news release Monday that it received notice this morning that scam artists are posing as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. Officials say the scam artists are using fake Google and Manta listings bearing Blue Cross's logo and web address, along with bogus physical addresses in Omaha.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska attorney general's office has hired a staffer to coordinate a new state program designed to help sexual assault victims.
Anne Boatright will serve as the state's forensic nursing coordinator. Attorney General Doug Peterson announced the new position Friday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An opinion from the Nebraska attorney general's office says a state telecommunications regulator's part-time job for a telecommunications consulting firm doesn't violate state law.
The decision released Monday also says Nebraska Public Service Commission executive director Jeff Pursley's position with Parrish, Blessing and Associates doesn't violate his oath of office.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal appellate judges are questioning prosecutors' push to list a young teenager on Nebraska's sex offender registry.
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office is fighting a federal judge's ruling last year that blocked the state from putting a then-13-year-old boy on the list, the Lincoln Journal Star reported (http://bit.ly/2qerCWp ).
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has asked to drop a 10-state lawsuit it led challenging the Obama administration's guidance on locker room and bathroom use by transgender students after the Trump administration ended the protection.
Nebraska Attorney General to investigate Goodwill Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Attorney General's Office has launched a review of the operations of Goodwill Omaha in the wake of an Omaha World-Herald investigation showing the charity's top executives have been paid more than executives at Goodwills nationwide.
State law empowers the attorney general to protect the financial assets of Nebraska charities and ensure those dollars are used for public good, the Omaha World-Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2gQmwJg ) Sunday.
Nebraska Attorney General: State can’t loan money to county
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Attorney General's Office on Friday issued an opinion saying the state cannot loan money to Gage County so it can pay off a $28 million civil judgment for the wrongful conviction of six people in a 1985 murder case.
Because the damages were awarded under federal law, the state attorney general said, the Nebraska State Treasurer could not loan the county money.
Nebraska human trafficking task force coordinator to retire
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state official who is coordinating Nebraska's response to human trafficking is retiring later this month.
The Nebraska attorney general's office announced Thursday that Stephen Patrick O'Meara will step down from his job on Nov. 30. O'Meara, a former federal prosecutor, was hired by the state in July 2015.
Program aims to combat human trafficking in Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new program is trying to fight sex trafficking and labor trafficking by organizing existing services across Nebraska.
The program, called SAFE-T, or Salvation Army Fight to End Human Trafficking, began Thursday. It offers improved case management services and a 24-hour hotline for trafficking victims.
The program is the result of a $1.5 million federal grant to the Nebraska Attorney General's Office and the Salvation Army to help victims of trafficking.
State settles with inmate seeking hormone therapy
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Attorney General's office has agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed against a state prison's medical director for refusing to provide hormone therapy to an inmate.
The Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/2c3THK2 ) reports that the terms of the settlement that was reached this week have not been released.
Nebraska took the lead Friday in 10 states' fight against new federal guidance on school locker room and bathroom use by transgender students, asking a U.S. District judge to declare the new rule unlawful.
A civil liberties group criticized the lawsuit as "playing politics."
The changes, made public in a joint letter May 13 by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice, sparked national debate and a lawsuit by Texas and a dozen other...