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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 »

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Flu Is Getting Worse

AP It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation’s flu report, too: It’s gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead. The government’s latest report out today shows the flu season continued to intensify last week…including here in Lancaster County where officials reported a significant increase in flu reports and doctors’ visits. Flu reports…read more »

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Huskers rely on defense for fifth straight win

The Nebraska women’s basketball team (17-6, 8-2 Big Ten) relied on their defense to hold Illinois to just 10 first-half points, including just one second quarter point, as the Huskers fought their way to a 62-47 win over the Fighting Illini (9-15, 0-10 Big Ten) at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday night. Ten first-half points are the…read more »