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Nebraska executes first inmate using fentanyl

Aug. 14, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with the lethal injection of four drugs in a combination never tried before, including the powerful opioid fentanyl. Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been sentenced to death...

Nebraska executes first death row inmate since 1997 using a never-before-tried combination of drugs including fentanyl

Aug. 14, 2018 12:13 PM EDT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska executes first death row inmate since 1997 using a never-before-tried combination of drugs including fentanyl.

The Latest: Nebraska executes first prison inmate since 1997

Aug. 14, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska's first execution since 1997 (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Nebraska has carried out its first execution since 1997 with the lethal injection of Carey Dean Moore, who fatally shot two cab drivers almost four decades ago. Moore was executed Tuesday with a...

Couple accused of keeping food from sons, sitting on them

Aug. 14, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

EMERSON, Neb. (AP) — The parents of two teenagers in northeast Nebraska are accused of locking cupboards and a refrigerator to keep their sons from eating snacks and sitting on the boys as punishment. Dakota County Court records say 41-year-old Blaine Busker and his 38-year-old wife, Donella Busker, are...

The Latest: 60K sign petition to oppose Nebraska execution

Aug. 13, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska preparing for its first execution since 1997 (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Death penalty opponents say they have gathered more than 60,000 signatures calling on Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts to stop the state from carrying out its first execution since 1997....

Nebraska set for execution after about-face on death penalty

Aug. 13, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, the state is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday in a bewildering about-face driven largely by the state's Republican governor. Gov. Pete Ricketts, a wealthy former businessman,...

Police make 2 more arrests in burglary of Scott Frost home

Aug. 13, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police have arrested two more people in connection with a burglary at the home of Nebraska football coach Scott Frost. Lincoln police said Monday that a 20-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday and a 16-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday. A 17-year-old girl also was arrested...

Warren Buffett's investing continues to evolve even at 87

Aug. 13, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed much. Buffett resisted investing in tech companies for years because he didn't think he could pick which...

Nebraska inmate seeks new evidence in decades-old slayings

Aug. 12, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man convicted of a 1988 double killing in western Nebraska is seeking to reopen the case by using new technology to identify fingerprints left at the crime scene, even as a new documentary series nearing completion calls into question his guilt. Jeff Boppre, who is serving two life...

WWII pilot's remains return home after 7 decades

Aug. 10, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — The remains of a World War II pilot were finally buried with full military honors in his home state of Nebraska after 73 years in foreign soil. Flight Officer Richard Lane died in combat in 1944. His family believed his remains were buried in a cemetery in the southeast Nebraska town...