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A 2004 decision to move away from state treatment centers is blamed for widening gaps, a contention the state rejects.

Basketball is helping students in Iowa City see local police in a whole new light, thanks to the idea of one officer’s wife.
A 21-year-old southeast Iowa man is accused of shooting a neighboring family’s dog while the animal was playing near a 10-year-old boy.
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Cult murderer's death row appeal denied, but execution in limbo
This marks the fifth time Michael Ryan, the former religious cult leader convicted of the torture and murder of a follower, has lost an appeal to overturn his death sentence.
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Omaha police arrest man, 19, accused in March shooting
Omaha police on Saturday arrested a man who was charged in a warrant with a shooting near 44th Street and Ellison Avenue.
Teenager arrested after woman's purse is snatched outside Omaha store
Gach P. Yiech, 17, was arrested on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery, use of a weapon to commit a felony and obstructing police officers, said Officer James Shade, a police spokesman.
Police identify 21-year-old shot in ankle near 30th, W Streets
Thomas Ross Jr. was walking alone after going to the Afoma Corner Store on 30th and U Streets when he was shot in the ankle near W Street by two men in a silver car.
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29-year-old Omahan arrested for 22nd time in Lincoln
Police in Lincoln say they have arrested Geno Lasir Montgomery on suspicion of driving on a suspended license — a crime for which he's been convicted 21 other times.
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Explosion near 29th, Woolworth damages vehicles
An explosion blew a hole in a windshield and damaged a second vehicle Saturday near 29th Street and Woolworth Avenue, Omaha police said.
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Iowa Supreme Court ruling won't halt cases against six voting felons
Iowa prosecutor to "proceed as is," despite court's decision that some offenders can vote.
3 charged in connection with stolen credit card account numbers
Luis J. Silva-Ricardo, 40, Laritza C. Lopez, 36, and Marcos M. Hernandez-Ramirez, 22, was each charged in Hall County Court on Friday with felony theft by deception.
Escaped prisoner caught a day after fleeing from vehicle near Des Moines
Authorities said Kenny Bevard, 37, was being driven Thursday to Adel in adjacent Dallas County for a court hearing in a burglary case. He was handcuffed when he got out of a Dallas County Sheriff's Office vehicle and ran to a nearby wooded area.
Police: Slaying of woman in Ralston apartment likely over drugs
Ralston authorities believe Amiee Kearns, 42, was a drug dealer who owed money.
North Carolina fugitive being held in Waterloo, Iowa
Ronald Dwaine Carnes, 68, was arrested after the Iowa Transportation Department's facial recognition system flagged his driver's license photo.
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Inmate sues Nebraska prison system, says he can't write, visit wife
An inmate is suing the Nebraska prison system, saying a new policy is denying him the ability to visit with or write to his wife, who is also in prison.
Sen. Ernie Chambers tries to undo Nikko Jenkins' convictions
The legislator doesn't want the killer to walk free, but he blasts what he called the judge's "kangaroo court."
Omahan charged in fatal shooting in Benson neighborhood
Dennis Brewer Jr., 21, is ordered held without bail in the slaying of Tielor Williams, 18, at Gallagher Park on Monday night
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Crack ring's leaders join others in prison as a result of Operation Purple Haze
Eric English, 30, received 22 to 33 years for distributing crack cocaine and possessing a firearm. Carlos Taylor, 35, was sentenced to 20 to 35 years for possessing and delivering crack cocaine.
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Court says Lancaster County not liable for '09 school bus-truck accident
Nebraska's Supreme Court ruled there was a lack of evidence to prove the cause of the accident was the county's failure to have a stop-sign inspection policy.
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A voice of experience: Ex-gang member helps lead fight against Omaha violence
Chevist Johnson was hired by the Omaha Police Department in 2011 to become its first gang specialist, focusing on north Omaha. Encouraged by the impact Johnson made in schools, jails, homes and community groups, the city has added a second specialist, this time in South Omaha.
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Ex-PTO treasurer in Iowa pleads guilty to felony theft
Authorities arrested Amber Flynn, 32, in February after more than $9,000 was discovered missing from the bank account of Remsen-Union Family Connections.
Man pleads not guilty in death of former roommate whose remains were found buried in basement
A Georgia man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his former roommate in Iowa.
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Omaha judge reprimanded for intervening in peer attorney's DUI case
The Nebraska Supreme Court issued the reprimand after an investigation into Gregory Schatz’s actions in obtaining the release from jail of Michael Davlin.
Sioux City riverboat casino prepares to close, still hoping to be saved
Omaha high schoolers to help canvass for Heartland 2050
Mizzou alumni aim to attract veterinary students to Henry Doorly Zoo
Grant ensures that Sioux City can start building children's museum
Party looks to 'nudge' women into public office in Iowa
For birthday, Brownell-Talbot student opts to give, not get
Sole big donor to Beau McCoy says he expects nothing in return
Two taken to hospital after fire at Benson home
Grace: Pipe organ concert a tribute to couple's enduring love
Omaha-area jails and ERs new front line in battling mental illness
Convicted killer Nikko Jenkins might await his sentence in prison
Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
Civil rights hearing to consider voting policies in Midwest
Firefighters battle brush fire near Fontenelle Forest
17 senators in Nebraska Legislature hit their (term) limits
It's a pursuit of pastel at Spring Lake Park's Easter egg hunt
Financial picture improving for city-owned Mid-America Center
No injuries after fire at midtown's old Mercer Mansion
29-year-old Omahan arrested for 22nd time in Lincoln
Police: Slaying of woman in Ralston apartment likely over drugs
Explosion near 29th, Woolworth damages vehicles
Omaha police arrest man, 19, accused in March shooting
Earth gets its day in the sun at Elmwood Park
Beau McCoy strikes Obama doll in TV ad; Democrats are not happy
Keystone XL pipeline backers blast 'political expediency' as foes hail ruling to delay decision
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Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
A World War II veteran from Omaha will return this week to Europe to commemorate a tragedy in the run-up to D-Day.
Dickson’s Week in Review, April 13-19
On Twitter some guy tweeted that the spring game isn’t taken as seriously as a regular-season contest. What was your first clue? When the head coach entered waving a cat aloft?
Kelly: A California university president returns to her Nebraska roots on Ivy Day
The main speaker at today's Ivy Day celebration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a college president who grew up roping calves and earned her Ph.D. at the prestigious Oxford University in England.
Breaking Brad: Stuck in a claw machine? You get no Easter candy
I know of one kid in Lincoln who will be receiving a lump of coal from the Easter Bunny, just as soon as he's extricated from that bowling alley claw machine.
Breaking Brad: Mountain lion season's over, but the bunny's fair game!
Thursday was the last day of a Nebraska Legislature session. Before leaving town, legislators passed a bill to hold a lottery to hunt the Easter Bunny.
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