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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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{FD} Atheist billboard in Nebraska removed amid boycott threats

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A billboard, sponsored by the Lincoln Atheists and which read, “The Good Life Without God? It’s possible,” has been taken down by the advertising company after local residents threatened to boycott businesses in the area. Continue reading

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{FD} $500K bail for teen accused of tossing newborn out of window

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Bail has been set at $500,000 for an Omaha teenager accused of throwing her newborn out of a second-floor apartment window. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen accused of tossing newborn from window charged

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Authorities in Nebraska say a teen accused of tossing a baby she had secretly delivered out of her second-story bedroom window has been charged as an adult with felony child abuse resulting in death. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Teen tossed baby from window after giving birth

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Omaha police investigating the death of an infant say the baby girl was tossed from a second-story apartment window immediately after her teen mother gave birth to her. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim workers lose prayer dispute lawsuit against company

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A judge has ruled in favor of a meat company accused of mistreatment of Somali Muslim workers. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska town considers banning smoking in apartments

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Some leaders in a blue-collar Nebraska suburb that’s home to Offutt Air Force Base are borrowing an idea from a vastly more liberal state: Ban apartment renters from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing 5-year-old Nebraska boy found in locked school van

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Hours after a family in Nebraska reported the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy, investigators found the child locked in a school van and ticketed the driver on suspicion of child neglect, police confirmed Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} How the American unity forged after Sept. 11 broke apart

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For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together. Continue reading

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{FD} Record-tying Oklahoma earthquake felt as far away as Arizona

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A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma’s key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Nebraska to North Texas on Saturday, and likely will bring fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in ramming of stolen truck into Southwest plane

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A man accused of stripping to his underwear at an airport in Nebraska, stealing a truck and ramming it into a Southwest Airlines plane has been charged with theft and criminal mischief. Continue reading

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{FD} Man strips, drives pickup into Southwest plane in Nebraska

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Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, causing minor injuries to three people on board. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska prison on lockdown after 9 staff members assaulted

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Prison officials in Nebraska say nine staff members at the Lincoln Correctional Center have been assaulted by inmates who were refusing to return to their cells. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska correctional facility on lockdown after inmates injure 9 staff members

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Nine staff members of a Nebraska correctional facility were assaulted by inmates Wednesday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman pleads no contest to helping man dump body in Omaha

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A woman has pleaded no contest to helping her boyfriend dump his mother’s body in southeast Omaha in 2015. Continue reading

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{FD} Trucker arrested in crash that killed 5 in Nebraska

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Authorities have arrested a truck driver involved in a fiery crash that killed a young Minnesota couple and their three children in western Nebraska. Continue reading

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{FD} Trucker arrested in crash that killed 5 in western Nebraska

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Authorities have arrested the driver of a semitrailer that was involved in a fiery crash that killed five people in western Nebraska. Continue reading

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{FD} Riverboat loses power, drifts from Nebraska to Iowa

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Authorities say at least three people have been injured when a riverboat carrying 135 passengers struck a riverbank in Omaha, Nebraska, lost power and drifted across the Missouri River before coming to rest near a park in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire chief: Omaha house explosion that killed property inspector was accident

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An explosion that leveled an Omaha house and killed one person this week was an accident, fire officials said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Property inspector checking Nebraska home killed in explosion

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Friends and relatives on Tuesday were remembering a 30-year-old property inspector and mother killed in an explosion that leveled a Nebraska home where she was working. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury awards $28.1 million to Beatrice Six exonerated inmates

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Six people, known as the Beatrice Six, who were wrongfully convicted in the 1985 rape and killing of a southeast Nebraska woman, will receive a share of $28.1 million, a federal jury ruled Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Utah Sen. Lee won’t endorse Trump

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The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT): 1:00 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska parents bury 2-year-old son killed by alligator at Disney

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A funeral has been held for a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska parents bury 2-year-old son killed by alligator

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A funeral has been held for a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Witness calls 911 after boy dragged in alligator attack

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Emergency dispatchers received two 911 calls moments after an alligator dragged a 2-year-old boy into Walt Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Survivor of alleged rape to meet with college football coach who said suspects ‘made a bad choice’

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A coach who came under fire for describing two of his Oregon State football players as “really good guys who made a bad choice” after they were arrested on rape accusations is set to meet with the accuser for the first time — nearly two decades later. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Charges unlikely after 2-year-old killed by gator

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A sheriff said charges are unlikely against a Nebraska couple after an alligator killed their 2-year-old son by snatching him out of shallow water at a Walt Disney World beach, but the entertainment giant is reviewing whether to add gator warning signs. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities capture final Nebraska prison inmate who escaped

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Authorities have captured the second of two Nebraska inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Man shot to death in Omaha was acquitted of Iowa slaying

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A man who was shot to death in Omaha had been acquitted of first-degree murder in the 2001 death of his girlfriend. Continue reading

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{FD} Nurse was able to keep working despite sex abuse claims against him

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A Colorado nurse is charged with inappropriately touching six women under his care in Colorado and three more in Nebraska. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit seeks to ban balloon releases at University of Nebraska football games

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An activist in Omaha is asking a federal court to ban balloon releases at University of Nebraska football games, the latest skirmish in a nationwide battle over whether the soaring spectacles exact a heavy toll on the environment. Continue reading

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{FD} A timeline of allegations against nurse accused of fondling

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A Colorado nurse is charged with inappropriately touching six women under his care in Colorado and three more in Nebraska. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl hospitalized after her hair caught in carnival ride

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An 11-year-old Nebraska girl has been hospitalized after a witness says her hair got caught in a spinning Cinco de Mayo carnival ride and she suffered a head injury. Continue reading

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{FD} Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 new jobs

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The village board unanimously voted against a proposed $300 million chicken processing plant, and two weeks later, the company said they’d take their plant — and money — elsewhere. Continue reading

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