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Public Safety Sales Tax to End October 1st

Mayor Beutler announces at a news conference that a city council resolution ends the public safety sales tax October 1st. The quater-cent sales tax is expected to bring in about $37.8 million. The cost of the public safety projects is estimated at $36.4 million. Beutler says replacing the emergency radio system and building four new…read more »

TRUCK IN LAKE

Pickup Truck Submerged In Holmes Lake

Authorities have determined that a pickup truck discovered in Holmes Lake this morning had been stolen. A passerby called police when he saw the partially submerged truck near the dam area. Rescue units responded quickly and determined there was no person inside the truck nor in the immediate area in the lake near the truck.…read more »

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Terrapins snap Huskers’ winning streak

Nebraska kept No.11 Maryland within striking distance, but the Terrapins (20-3, 9-1 Big Ten) prevailed 64-57 over the Huskers (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten) at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Terrapins have won 18 of their last 19 games, while Nebraska’s five-game winning streak came to an end. Maryland’s Kaila Charles helped the Terps improve to 20-3…read more »

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Lawmakers Confirm New Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers have confirmed a new superintendent for the State Patrol despite some reservations about recent problems in the agency. Senators voted 37-0 on Friday in favor of Col. John Bolduc, who was appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts and sworn in for the job on Oct. 16. Some senators raised concerns…read more »

Attorney Blames Hazing For Nebraska Student’s Attack

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A student’s defense lawyer says hazing rituals at an Omaha fraternity share the blame for his attack on another student. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 20-year-old Christopher Wheeler is charged with second-degree assault and weapon use on a female Creighton University student in February 2017. Steve Lefler, Wheeler’s attorney, acknowledged that…read more »

CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT

More State Prisoners Are Being Paroled

The Nebraska Corrections Department reports a 21 percent decrease in mandatory discharges and a 24 percent increase in releases and supervision. Director Scott Frakes says a period of supervised release can improve the transition from prison to the community. Frakes says they’ve worked with the Nebraska Parole Board to implement practices making it possible to…read more »