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Higher marriage fees, prison reforms among new Nebraska laws

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A host of new laws are taking effect in Nebraska, leading to changes ranging from costlier marriage licenses to expanded opportunities for nonviolent prisoners to be released for ... Read More

House fire in Lexington Sat., no injuries

About 25 firefighters of the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire in Lexington Saturday afternoon. The call went out around 12:40pm to 600 Plum Creek Parkway where smoke was observed coming out of an attic vent. Fire Chief Da... Read More

NFL Preseason

NFL PRESEASON Sunday's Scores Houston 27, New Orleans 13 Arizona 30, Oakland 23...... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday's Scores Toronto 9, Detroit 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Boston 4 Tampa Bay 3, Kansas City 2 Cleveland 9, L.A. Angels 2 N.Y. Yankees 20, Atlanta 6 Minnesota 7, Houston 5 Chicago White Sox 6, Seattle 5, 11 innings Texas 6, Baltimore ... Read More

Hashish pulled from Interstate in Dawson Co.

Courtesy/ Dawson County Sheriff's Office. Jaime Lopez and Kenneth Greengrass. Two men were arrested and hashish was seized in a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Dawson County early Friday morning. A Dawson County deputy stopped a vehicle about on... Read More

Omaha Man Pleads No Contest in January Shooting Death

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ An Omaha man has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and a weapons count in the Jan. 22 shooting death of a man in a south Omaha parking lot. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 20-year-old Ary Soto entered the pleas Friday ... Read More

Communities sought to host WWI public event

Humanities Nebraska is inviting  communities to apply to host a new Chautauqua that will explore the impact of World War I on  Nebraska, the United States and the world. Two selected communities will host the Chautauqua for one week each in June of... Read More

Lincoln School Board Member to home-School His Children

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A newly elected Lincoln Board of Education member is coming under fire for home-schooling his children, despite his campaign promise to enroll them in public school. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Matt Schulte, who was ele... Read More

Owner of Company That Sold Bad Vouchers Sues Ex-employees

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ The owner of an Omaha event-planning company accused of selling thousands of worthless airline vouchers has filed a civil lawsuit against former employees, including those that prosecutors say she bilked. The Omaha World-Herald rep... Read More

Kansas headed toward another school finance debate next year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Five months after a new law for funding public schools took effect in Kansas, legislators and education officials are talking about drafting another one next year. The interest comes from critics of this year’s changes in h... Read More

Nebraska State Penitentiary Guard Hospitalized After Assault

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Nebraska State Penitentiary correctional officer has undergone surgery for broken bones in his face after being attacked by in inmate. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the attack occurred Monday at the Lincoln prison. Nebr... Read More