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Nebraska troopers’ union backs Krist in governor’s race

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The union that represents Nebraska State Patrol troopers is endorsing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist, four years after the group backed incumbent Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. The State Troopers Association of Nebraska made the announcement Thursday at the Capitol. The union has clashed with Ricketts following scandals in the patrol, including allegations…read more »


Sasse: “Put Pastor Brunson On The Next Flight Home.”

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, who urged Turkey’s President to release Pastor Andrew Brunson in March, issued the following statement regarding news of Pastor Brunson’s forthcoming release. “This is long overdue news. The Turkish government should put Pastor Brunson on the next flight home.  I’m grateful that Pastor Brunson’s unjust detainment is coming…read more »


2 Iowa residents arrested on drug charges in Nebraska

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say two Iowa residents were arrested in south-central Nebraska after a state trooper found several pounds of marijuana in their car. The Nebraska State Patrol says the trooper pulled over the car around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, just west of Grand Island on Interstate 80. The patrol says a subsequent…read more »


North Platte officer hospitalized after fight with suspect

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) – A North Platte police officer has been hospitalized following a fight with a suspect, who has been charged with attempted murder in the case. Radio station KRVN reports that 27-year-old Walterio Seabrooks is being held on $1 million bail in Lincoln County. He’s charged with attempted second-degree murder and resisting…read more »


Judge to decide University of Nebraska records dispute

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A judge will decide whether the University of Nebraska-Lincoln must turn over any records withheld from a fraternity that was suspended following accusations of hazing, alcohol abuse and inappropriate behavior. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the university’s records director, Erin Bush, has withheld nearly 1,700 records from Phi Gamma Delta,…read more »


Omaha attorney nominated to federal bench in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – An Omaha attorney who ran for attorney general has been nominated to serve as a federal judge in Nebraska. Brian Buescher of Omaha was nominated Wednesday by President Donald Trump at the recommendation of U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse. Buescher would replace U.S. District Court Chief Judge Laurie Smith…read more »