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{FD} Nebraska uses fentanyl for first time in execution

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Nebraska’s first execution since 1997 was carried out on Tuesday, using a lethal injection never before administered in the state. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska’s first execution since 1997 will proceed after judge rules in favor of inmate’s wishes to continue

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Nebraska’s first execution since 1997 will be carried out after a judge ruled Friday in favor of the inmate’s wishes, despite a German pharmaceutical company’s lawsuit claiming the state illicitly obtained its drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} Midwest ICE raids targeted businesses that hired, mistreated illegal immigrants, officials say

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Arresting 147, a federal law enforcement operation — one of the largest in Homeland Security Investigations’ 15-year history — targeted Midwestern businesses that officials say knowingly hired — and mistreated — illegal immigrants. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska town might bar illegal immigrants from jobs, renting houses

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A Nebraska town is considering blocking undocumented immigrants from obtaining jobs or renting houses ahead of a new Costco plant opening in the area. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska sets execution date for longest-serving inmate

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The Nebraska Supreme Court set an execution date Thursday for the state’s longest-serving inmate, a crucial step needed to carry out Nebraska’s first execution in 21 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska GOP office windows smashed by bricks, ‘Abolish ICE’ spray-painted outside

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Vandals threw bricks at the Nebraska Republican Party headquarters and spray-painted “Abolish ICE” outside the office early Tuesday morning, causing about $1,200 in damage, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska couple charged with brutally murdering, dismembering Tinder date

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A Nebraska couple was charged Monday with dismembering and murdering a 24-year-old woman they found on Tinder. Continue reading

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{FD} Keystone XL pipeline developer aiding GOP candidates in Nebraska

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Republican candidates running in Nebraska have been receiving a financial boost from the developer of the Keystone XL pipeline, as it tries to secure approval for the $8 billion project. Continue reading

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{FD} Seized fentanyl enough to kill 26M people, Nebraska police say

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Nebraska authorities seized 118 pounds of fentanyl – a highly addictive opiate – during a routine truck stop last month. Nebraska State Patrol said Thursday that the seizure was the largest in the state’s history, and “one of the largest ever in the U…. Continue reading

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{FD} Caught on camera: Nebraska police nab teen for trying to swipe cat

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Nebraska police said they have nabbed a young woman seen on surveillance footage trying to swipe an 8-year-old cat lounging on a house porch. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 100 motorists rescued amid blizzard conditions in Nebraska, authorities say

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More than 100 motorists reportedly got help from Nebraska authorities after getting stuck in blizzard conditions on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Canterbury Cannibal’ moves from UK to Nebraska and neighbors aren’t happy

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A man dubbed the “Canterbury Cannibal” after he was convicted in 2014 of attempting to rape then eat a teenage girl has moved from the United Kingdom to Nebraska — and his neighbors aren’t pleased. Continue reading

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{FD} Armed man pulled brake on Amtrak train in Nebraska, authorities say

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An alleged white supremacist who attended a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., last year faces federal charges after trying to wreck an Amtrak train in Nebraska, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Couple busted with marijuana ‘Christmas gifts’ ID’d as parents of Vermont prosecutor

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An elderly couple who were busted in Nebraska last week with 60 pounds of marijuana “Christmas presents” for relatives on the East Coast have been identified as the parents of a Vermont prosecutor who has handled some of the state’s most high-profile c… Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska man captured in Tennessee after allegedly killing parents, niece, cops say

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A man was arrested Wednesday in western Tennessee after allegedly killing both his parents and his niece in Nebraska, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of helping girlfriend commit suicide said he thought she had terminal cancer

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Investigators say a Nebraska man facing an assisted suicide charge in his Florida girlfriend’s death believed she had stage-four cancer, but an autopsy didn’t find any tumors. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman sentenced to life in prison for killing ‘other’ woman in love triangle, stealing identity

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A convicted killer who prosecutors said killed her romantic rival and then posed as the victim — for four years — in fake emails and Facebook accounts to cover up her crime was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska patrol accused of requiring ******* exams for women

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The Nebraska State Patrol has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed by a male doctor before they can be hired, according to a new federal lawsuit that has prompted a criminal investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Jail for married English teacher, 27, who arranged tryst with 16-year-old boy ‘for the purpose of sexual penetration’

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A Nebraska schoolteacher who was charged in February for allegedly having sex with a teenage boy was sentenced on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska mail carrier’s pile includes century-old letter

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A Nebraska postal worker going through a stack of mail made an odd discovery–a letter that had been mailed before World War I. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska teen builds US flag with toy bricks, setting Guinness World Record

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A Nebraska teen built an American flag out of little bricks on Saturday and set the Guinness World Record for the largest image ever built with interlocking plastic blocks. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska teen faces $10G bill after driving car into newly poured concrete

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A teenage motorist who got stuck after driving into freshly poured cement on a Nebraska road this week is also getting stuck with a $10,000 bill for the damage. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused in deadly jail break returned to Iowa

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A man accused of shooting two sheriff’s deputies, one fatally, in an Iowa jail escape has been returned to that state to face charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Children share stories of Iowa dad, a deputy slain on duty

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The western Iowa sheriff’s deputy who authorities say was killed by an inmate during a jail escape was remembered Monday for the way he treated everyone with respect. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused in deadly Iowa jail escape agrees to extradition

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A man accused of shooting two deputies, one fatally, while escaping from jail in western Iowa before being recaptured in Nebraska will head back to Iowa to face charges in the case. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor: Escape suspect won’t fight extradition to Iowa

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An inmate accused of shooting two Iowa deputies and escaping from jail before being recaptured a short time later in Nebraska will likely be returned quickly to Iowa to face charges, the Omaha area’s top prosecutor said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of slain Nebraska prison inmate files lawsuit

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The family of an inmate killed during a 2015 riot at a prison in southeast Nebraska has sued the state, saying officials failed to prevent the outbreak of violence and protect him from other inmates. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Jail escape shootings suspect to be extradited

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The Latest on a man accused of shooting two western Iowa sheriff’s deputies, killing one, before stealing a jail transport van to escape. Continue reading

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{FD} Escaped inmate faces kidnapping, fleeing charges in Nebraska

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An inmate accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy and injuring another during his western Iowa jail escape faces a hearing in Nebraska, where he was captured. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa deputy dies after shooting at jail; escaped inmate in custody

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A Nebraska sheriff’s deputy died from his injuries Monday after being shot by an inmate who escaped from county jail, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmate crashes out of Iowa jail in stolen transport van

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An inmate who escaped from a western Iowa jail has been captured after crashing a stolen vehicle during a police chase in neighboring Nebraska. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘I’ll be praying for you:’ Americans assess Trump’s 100 days

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They are young and old: a high school student who can’t yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. Continue reading

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{FD} Official: 3-year-old died after car window closed on neck

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Authorities say a 3-year-old Nebraska boy has died after a car power window closed on his neck. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmate bites caseworker, punches guards at Nebraska prison

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Officials say an inmate punched two guards and bit a caseworker at a Nebraska prison with a history of deadly riots. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 17-month-old girl shot in face at Omaha apartment

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Police say a 17-month-old girl has been shot in the face at an apartment in Omaha, Nebraska. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman injured by discus at school track meet wins lawsuit

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A woman who was struck in the head by a discus at a 2014 state track meet in Nebraska has been awarded $350,000 in a settlement. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Officials say 2 other prison staffers assaulted

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The Latest on a prison disturbance in Lincoln (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury acquits Nebraska officer in traffic stop shooting

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A jury has acquitted a Nebraska police officer in the shooting of a man after a traffic stop last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: Anthony Garcia competent to go through sentencing

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A judge has found a former doctor convicted of killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school is competent to face an upcoming death penalty hearing. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen who tossed her newborn from window gets probation

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A Nebraska 16-year-old who admitted throwing her newborn out a second-floor window has been sentenced to probation and sent to a group home for causing the baby’s death. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen who tossed baby from window to be sentenced as juvenile

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Authorities say a 16-year-old girl from Nebraska who admitted throwing her newborn out of a second-floor window will be sentenced as a juvenile in the baby’s death. Continue reading

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{FD} Veterinarian charged with plot to drug horses before races

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A Louisiana veterinarian has been charged with engaging in a scheme to influence the outcome of horse races by illegally treating the animals with a synthetic version of a drug known as “frog juice.” The federal indictment accuses the veterinarian, Kyl… Continue reading

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{FD} Dad gets jail for attacking son’s victor at wrestling meet

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A Nebraska dad accused of attacking a 17-year-old wrestler who defeated his son has been sentenced to four days in jail. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska targets ban on religious garb worn by teachers

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A law that bars Nebraska public school teachers from wearing habits, yarmulkes, burqas and other religious clothing could soon get overturned under a bill pending in the Legislature. Continue reading

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{FD} Lacking lawyers, Plains states try new rural staffing tacks

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The struggle to recruit attorneys to rural areas hasn’t let up despite several Plains states’ efforts. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Southern states still in drought’s crosshairs

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The Latest on the drought in the Southeast (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer won’t be charged in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man

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A white police officer will not be charged in a shooting that left an unarmed black motorist paralyzed and sparked protests in Iowa’s second largest city, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Fugitive Mexican drug cartel lieutenant arrested in Nebraska

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Authorities say a fugitive lieutenant in an infamous Mexican drug cartel has been arrested in eastern Nebraska. Continue reading

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{FD} Odd pattern brings rare November tornadoes to Iowa, Nebraska

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Meteorologists say warmer weather has brought unusual November weather to Iowa and Nebraska: tornadoes. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury convicts man of killing 4 tied to Nebraska medical school

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A former doctor was convicted Wednesday of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school, including the 11-year-old son of a faculty member there. Continue reading

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