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Western, northern Nebraska Sees First Snowfall

Western, northern Nebraska Sees First Snowfall

Learfield Wire Services

October 10, 2019

NEBRASKA  --  Western and northern Nebraska are seeing their first snowfall of the season.  Snow started to fall late last night.  Areas near Whitney in far northwest Nebraska saw up to nine inches of snow.  The National Weather Service reports accumulation as far east as Valentine, just south of...

Prosecutors Argue Against New Trial

Prosecutors Argue Against New Trial

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

WILBER-- Prosecutors are trying to prevent a convicted killer from getting a new trial.  The Omaha World-Herald reports that Michael Guinan of the Nebraska Attorney General's Office told a judge yesterday that Aubrey Trail does not deserve a new trial.  Guinan says Trail staged a suicide attempt during...

Spin Making It Harder For Kids To Access Scooters

Spin Making It Harder For Kids To Access Scooters

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

OMAHA-- The public scooter company that operates in Omaha is making it harder for kids to gain access to electric scooters.  The Omaha World Herald reports Spin is now requiring people who rent scooters to verify they're at least 18 by using their driver's license.  The change comes after a nine-year-old...

Nebraska Giving Property Owners 100-Plus Dollar Tax Break

Nebraska Giving Property Owners 100-Plus Dollar Tax Break

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

LINCOLN--  Nebraska is giving property owners a slight property tax break this year.  According to the state Department of Revenue, this year's Property Tax Credit Act will give non-agriculture land owners a 104-dollar-and-15-cent tax credit per 100-thousand dollars of valuation.  Agriculture land...

Omaha Police Investigating Convenience Store Robberies

Omaha Police Investigating Convenience Store Robberies

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

OMAHA --  Police are investigating two early morning robberies at Omaha convenience stores.  Police say an employee at the Bucky's at 40th and Dodge says someone entered the store with a gun around 12:40, jumped over the counter, and demanded money.  The suspect then took cash, hit the employee with...

Committees Hold Hearing On Taxes

Wheeler news

April 25, 2019

(Lincoln, NE)  --  Nebraska lawmakers are debating tax options.  Three legislative committees held a public hearing yesterday over a plan to use state aid to schools in order to reduce property taxes.  The plan could lower property taxes by 10 percent, raise the state sales tax from five-point-five...

Governor Unveils Tax Plan

Governor Unveils Tax Plan

Learfield Wire Service

April 18, 2019

LINCOLN --  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is promoting his tax proposal.  The governor's plan would increase the state property tax credit program by 51-million-dollars per year.  The measure would also place a three-percent limit on the spending of property tax proceeds.  Ricketts has also spoken...

Suspect Accused Of Striking Officer With Car

Suspect Accused Of Striking Officer With Car

Learfield Wire Services

March 28, 2019

LINCOLN--A man is accused of striking a Lincoln police officer with his car.  Thirty-six-year-old Kirt Pelowski allegedly struck a police officer with his car as he sped out of a parking stall near 32nd and Huntington streets early Sunday morning.  The officer suffered minor injuries, and Pelowski's...

Lincoln limits city water

Lincoln limits city water

Learfield Wire Service, Reporter

March 19, 2019

(Lincoln, NE)  --  Lincoln police have responded to multiple calls of people violating the city's water restrictions.  Mayor Chris Beutler ordered the restrictions on Sunday, forcing residents to restrict the amount of water they use because of flooding at the well fields in Ashland.  Since then,...

State prisons experiencing historic overcrowding

State prisons experiencing historic overcrowding

Learfield Wire Services

March 19, 2019

LINCOLN --  Nebraska state prisons are currently as crowded as they have ever been.  The Omaha World-Herald reported that there were over 55-hundred inmates in state prisons as of Monday March 18, over two-thousand more than what those prisons were designed to handle.  State Corrections Director Scott...

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