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Missing Sisters Found Alive in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska, missing for nearly two weeks in Michigan, have been found alive in the Upper Peninsula. State police Sgt. Brent Rosten describes Leslie Roy and Lee Marie Wright as a "little weak" but "alive and well.

Officials Dealing With Lots of Calls of K2 Overdose in Lincoln

Emergency workers have been swamped with overdoses of synthetic marijuana in Lincoln.  Lincoln Fire and Rescue Division Chief Roger Bonin said at a news conference Friday that medics have handled 76 overdoses of the substance in the past week, including a dozen on Thursday.

Hastings Teacher Arrested In Student Sex Case

A Hastings High School teacher has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a student.  Authorities say 38-year-old Johnathan Shafer was arrested on a warrant Thursday evening. Online jail records say he remained in custody on Friday.

Suspected Grease Fire Damages Apartment

Lincoln Fire officials suspect a grease fire inside an apartment at 630 South 19th Street.  Batallion Chief Jeanne Pashalek tells KFOR News at the scene they were called just before 4 am Friday.  

Public School Districts Can Use Lease-Purchase Agreements

Image result for nebraska supreme courtThe Nebraska Supreme Court has reaffirmed that public school districts are not prohibited by state law from using lease-purchase agreements to fund building projects. The decision Thursday came in a lawsuit filed by taxpayers in 2012.

Senators Vote To Leave Rail Compact

Image result for nebraska state capitolNebraska would cut its membership in the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact under a bill that cleared first-round debate in the Legislature. Senators voted 37-0 Thursday to leave the compact in three years.

Charges Filed Against Teen In Fatal Accident

Image result for police lightsDouglas County prosecutors say a teenage driver will be charged with homicide as a juvenile for the deaths of four people in a three-vehicle collision. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says the 17-year-old boy will face four misdemeanor counts

Bill Passes, Prohibits Mandatory Juvenile Restraints

Image result for nebraska legislatureNebraska children would not wear handcuffs or leg irons in court unless absolutely necessary under a bill passed by the Legislature. Senators voted 44-2 Thursday to prohibit mandatory juvenile restraints during court appearances. 

Former Johnson County Teacher Pleads No Contest

A former teacher in southeast Nebraska has been sentenced to a week in jail for providing alcoholic beverages to minors. Johnson County Attorney Julie Smith says 42-year-old Steven Nolte, of Tecumseh, pleaded no contest on Wednesday.

Food Stamp Recipients Entitled To Face-To-Face Meetings

Image result for judge scalesThe Nebraska Supreme Court says food stamp recipients are entitled to a face-to-face meeting in their local welfare office for hearings that could affect their benefits. The ruling upends the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services' longstanding policy.