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Governor Ramps Up Pressure Prior To Death Penalty Repeal Veto

Image result for death penaltyNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is ramping up pressure on lawmakers to try to keep them from overriding his promised veto of a death penalty repeal bill.   The Republican governor urged the public on Friday to contact their state senator.

City Seeking Input On Antelope Park Triangle

Image result for lincoln children's zooThe Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department and Children’s Zoo are looking for public input on the Antelope Park Triangle, bounded by “A” Street, 27th Street and Capitol Parkway. The Zoo has a long-term plan to expand.

Details Released On Officer Shooting, Funeral

Image result for omaha police badgeThe police chief of Nebraska's largest city says an Omaha police officer killed in the line of duty was shot just above the top of her protective vest.   Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer gave more details Thursday.

Governor Requests For Flags To Fly At Half-Staff

Image result for flag half staffGovernor Pete Ricketts has announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco, U.S. Marine Captain Dustin Lukasiewicz, and the Memorial Day holiday.  

Ruling Says DHHS Wrong To End Benefits

Image result for justice scaleThe Nebraska Supreme Court says the state's Department of Health and Human Services was wrong to end Medicaid benefits that had helped a woman care for her profoundly disabled daughter at home for more than a decade. 

Lawmakers Push EPA To Continue Support For Ethanol

Image result for ethanolNebraska senators are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to hold its support for renewable fuels when drafting rules that could limit amounts of ethanol blended with gasoline for fuel. 

Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Sentence

Image result for judges gavelThe Nebraska Supreme Court has affirmed the life sentence of a woman who killed her boyfriend's 68-year-old mother in 2013. The high court on Friday rejected 42-year-old Shelley Casterline's appeal argument.

Teenage Girl Rescued At State Park Near Waterloo

Image result for rescueA teenage girl has been taken to a hospital after being injured at a state park near Waterloo in eastern Nebraska. Waterloo Fire & Rescue took the 16-year-old to Methodist Women's Hospital early Friday morning. 

Senators Vote In Favor Of Medical Cannabis Study

Image result for cannabidiolNebraska residents suffering from intractable seizures could have one more treatment option under a medical cannabis study headed to Gov. Pete Ricketts' desk. Senators voted 44-2 on Thursday to commission a University of Nebraska Medical Center.  

Weather Delays Opening For Pools

Image result for star city shores lincoln neThe Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will delay the opening of the nine public swimming pools because the recent rain and cool temperatures have made the pool water too cold for safe swimming.