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Board sets election on $290M Lincoln school bond measure

Dec. 11, 2019 8:29 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The school board has scheduled a special election Feb. 11 so voters can decide whether to issue $290 million in bonds to build two more high schools, an elementary and other facilities. The board voted unanimously Tuesday for the bond resolution and authorized district officials to buy...

Jury acquits Texas man of pot charges in Nebraska

Dec. 10, 2019 7:20 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Texas man accused of hauling hundreds of pounds of marijuana through Nebraska has been acquitted of drug charges. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 51-year-old Edward Babb, of Houston, was found not guilty Friday of two counts of possession for sale and two counts of no drug tax...

Dozens of bronze vases stolen from Lincoln cemetery

Dec. 9, 2019 7:13 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Dozens of bronze headstone flower vases have been stolen from a cemetery in Lincoln. Police said the theft of 40 vases was reported Saturday at Lincoln Memorial Park. Each vase was valued at $50, so the loss is estimated at $2,000, police said. In October, about a dozen vases were also...

Lincoln man gets 2 years in federal prison for cyberstalking

Dec. 6, 2019 12:03 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for cyberstalking. Alec Eiland, 20, was sentenced Thursday in Lincoln’s federal court, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. Eiland had earlier pleaded guilty. FBI investigators said Eiland used social media accounts...

Hospital announces $57 million expansion of Lincoln campus

Dec. 5, 2019 12:28 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals expects to begin a $57 million expansion on its Lincoln campus this spring. The project is a planned three-story, 112,000-square-foot (10,405-square-meter) patient wing that will also add 59 new rooms to replace ones that were built in the early 1970s,...

Waverly man charged under Nebraska's new `revenge porn' law

Dec. 5, 2019 9:06 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A southeastern Nebraska man has been charged under a new law that makes it a crime to post pornographic images of others without their permission or to use the images for blackmail. Hayden Butcher, 19, of Waverly, was in Lancaster County Court on Wednesday after being charged under...

Convicted Colorado felon accused of embezzlement in Nebraska

Dec. 4, 2019 7:52 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A woman already on parole for fraud in Colorado has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling from a Lincoln chiropractic business where she worked. Ann Crall, 40, of Lincoln, appeared in Lancaster County Court on Tuesday on a felony charge of theft by deception, the Lincoln Journal...

North Carolina man gets prison for enticing Nebraska girl

Dec. 4, 2019 7:10 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving to Nebraska to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex. Federal prosecutors for Nebraska said in a news release that Alexander Kingston, 27, of Monroe, North Carolina, was sentenced Tuesday in a federal court in Lincoln...

Nearly 800 Nebraska inmates sign petition panning conditions

Dec. 3, 2019 12:58 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 800 Nebraska State Penitentiary inmates — more than half the Lincoln prison’s population — have signed a petition sent to state officials and various news outlets decrying conditions at the prison. The petition, written by inmate David Gills, pans...

Bennet volunteer firefighter injured fighting car fire

Dec. 3, 2019 7:51 AM EST

BENNET, Neb. (AP) — A Bennet volunteer firefighter is recovering after being injured while responding to a car fire east of Lincoln. Bennet Rural Fire Department Chief Tim Norris tells station KLKN that an explosion from the car Sunday night injured 19-year-old Chad Peterson. The force of the explosion...