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A waitress convicted of providing alcohol to an underage friend before he drove drunk and died on West Dodge Road was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail and two years of probation.

Police investigate after a woman walking her dog makes the discovery Wednesday morning.
After initial examinations, an investigator said, officials don't believe the skull was from a recent death and had been there for a while.
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Chinese man released on bond in seed piracy case
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of six Chinese businessmen charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets of U.S.-based corn seed manufacturers for a Chinese competitor has been released from custody pending trial after posting a $50,000 cash bond.
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Iowa man gets 70 years in Minnesota woman’s death
Tailer Handsaker, 21, entered a guilty plea Monday in Dickinson County District Court to second-degree murder and two counts of willful injury. A first-degree murder charge was dropped under the plea deal.
Investigator of state's attorneys retiring in July
Dennis Carlson, who has investigated ethical complaints against Nebraska lawyers for 33 years, will retire at the end of July.
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Inmate van driver convicted of killing Lincoln woman in crash to be sentenced in June
Jeremy Dobbe had been assigned to pick up other work-release inmates last summer when he collided nearly head on with a minivan driven by Joyce Meeks.
Lori Jenkins, charged as accessory in 4 murders, waives speedy trial
Lori Jenkins, 47, already is awaiting sentencing in federal court for purchasing ammunition that her son used in the killings of four Omahans last summer.
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Iowa State servers hacked, nearly 30,000 SSNs at risk
Information technology staff said there's no evidence data files on the servers were accessed in the breach, which was done by someone using the computing power to buy digital currency, according to an ISU press release.
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Bellevue man is killed at Minnesota dance hall after South Sudanese basketball tourney
An Omaha-area basketball team was at the tournament to raise awareness of the conflict in South Sudan. Three of the slain man's friends, including two from Omaha, were injured.
Public defender to represent Nikko Jenkins in sentencing
Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon reappointed the Douglas County Public Defender's Office to represent Jenkins, who resisted the judge's motion.
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Omahan charged with 5th-offense DUI after street race causes rollover
Police arrested Heath Jibben, 30, on Sunday near 80th Street and Military Avenue after a rollover accident. He faces a charge of fifth-offense drunken driving.
2 men charged with conspiracy to distribute meth held on $1 million bail each
Two men accused of being in possession of 26 pounds of methamphetamine and $181,000 in cash were ordered held on $1 million bail each Tuesday by a Douglas County Court judge.
Omaha man accused in shooting ordered held on $75,000 bail
A 19-year-old Omaha man accused of shooting another man and being a felon in possession of a firearm was ordered held on $75,000 bail Tuesday by a Douglas County Court judge.
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8% of alcohol sellers checked in Omaha area last week sold booze to minors
Sixteen of the 204 businesses in Douglas and Sarpy Counties violated alcohol sales law, Project Extra Mile said Tuesday in a statement.
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Trial date set for man accused of threatening students
A June trial has been set for a 23-year-old man accused of threatening three students at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
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Nebraska man gets 50 years for trying to kidnap ex-wife
A northeast Nebraska man has been given 50 years in prison for trying to kidnap his former wife.
National Law Enforcement Memorial Week set for May
Events will honor those who serve and protect communities across the Omaha metropolitan area and Nebraska.
Judge: Teen accused of killing foster brother, 5, is competent to stand trial
Authorities believe Cody Metzker-Madsen, then 17, killed Dominic Elkins as the two boys played outdoors Aug. 31 at the rural home north of Logan, Iowa, where they were staying.
Judge plans to reappoint public defender for Nikko Jenkins
Peter Bataillon says the complexity of the death penalty arguments during the sentencing phase requires the expertise of the defender's office
Omaha man arrested on 4th offense DUI; witnesses say street race preceded crash
Sunday street race apparently led to an accident that left another Omahan with injuries.
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Nebraska man convicted of killing ex-wife, faces life in prison
Michael Petersen has been convicted of first-degree murder in the November death of his ex-wife Nancy Petersen of rural Kearney.
Nebraska on its own with drug enforcement costs tied to Colorado pot sales
Although marijuana use is legal in Colorado, it remains an illicit drug under federal law and in Nebraska.
At NU's helm, J.B. Milliken built the university by building relationships with state leaders
Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
Video: Stothert says Crossroads project is 'full speed ahead,' but she won't support bond issue
Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015
Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance
Police ID body found near 36th, Seward Streets
World champion Crawford's promoter working to have title defense at CenturyLink Center
Hail, strong winds, heavy rain hit south-central Nebraska
'Fairly old' human skull found in Mills County
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Omaha crash victim, 19, had touched many lives
Firefighters take on 'fully engulfed barn fire'
Council Bluffs school board approves new district headquarters
Officials announce effort to lure more veterans to Nebraska
SB 132nd Street lane closed
Shane Osborn grabs several endorsements
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Omaha area may get 1 inch of rain tonight
Gov. Heineman vetoes bill to ease restrictions on nurse practitioners
Nebraska banking and finance director to retire
Waitress who served alcohol to teen before fatal crash gets jail time, probation
Owners of exotic dance bar deny prostitution allegations
More Nebraskans are electing to vote early
A day after Ricketts endorsement, Ted Cruz backs Sasse for Senate
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Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
The 1984 NFL draft was unusual for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and these days it's remembered in the name of a rock band, the 1984 Draft. Tonight, the band will be featured nationally on the NFL Network in a documentary about — what else? — the 1984 draft.
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
The idea that Paul Hogan had studied and then hatched at his mother's table was that older people, rather than moving in with relatives or to an assisted-living center, would much prefer to stay home instead.
Breaking Brad: Nebraska GOP candidates unified against naked squirrels
Some of these Nebraska campaigns are tilting pretty far right. At a recent forum, there was a consensus that we need to ban public dancing and clothe naked squirrels in public parks.
Breaking Brad: Inside the mind of a 99-year-old real estate agent
I saw an article about a 99-year-old real estate agent who's still working. “This house is extra special. It has indoor toilets!”
Breaking Brad: Into the claw machine! Florida kid follows Lincoln kid's lead
In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a child climbed inside a claw machine. Hey, Florida kid: Nobody likes a copycat.
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