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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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{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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