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Fremont Woman Charged With Providing Alcohol To Minor

Image result for fremont police department nebraskaA Fremont woman has been charged with helping a man who's accused of providing alcohol to the woman's teenage brother, who died after being found outdoors in bone-chilling cold last fall. 

Baby Stays With Biological Parents After Court Upholds Ruling

Image result for judge gavelThe Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld a decision to return a baby to its biological parents, who had given up the child in 2013 to friends who could not have children of their own. The couples had been friends. 

Man Accused Of Robbing Grandparents

Image result for police lightsGering police are looking for a 24-year-old who's accused of robbing his grandparents and tying them up in their basement. An arrest warrant for Levi Hartman says he's charged with felony robbery. 

Police Looking For Suspects In Dirt Cheap Hold Up

Lincoln Police are in the middle of another robbery investigation, after the Dirt Cheap at 27th and Randolph was robbed shortly after 9:30pm Thursday.  Captain Jeff Bucher tells KFOR News two suspects walked in, one of them armed with a handgun, and demanded money.  

Record Amount Raised For Give To Lincoln Day

The annual Give To Lincoln Day has set a new record for raising money citywide for local non-profits.  More than $3.2-million was raised through the event hosted by the Lincoln Community Foundation.  

Governor Names New Chief Information Officer

Image result for nebraska capitalNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed a new state chief information officer. Ed Toner will start in the job on June 9, replacing current acting state CIO Brenda Decker. Toner is the director of IT Global Information and Operations at First Data. 

Attorney General Plans To Challenge Death Penalty Repeal

Image result for nebraska attorney generalDeath penalty supporters are looking to challenge the Nebraska Legislature's landmark repeal vote. The Nebraska attorney general's office said Thursday it plans to challenge part of the law that prevents the state from executing 10 current death row inmates. 

Nebraska Ends Driver's License Ban For Immigrant Youths

Image result for nebraska drivers licenseThe Nebraska Legislature has overridden the governor's veto and ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children. Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 34-10.

Lincoln Man Arrested After Pursuit

A 27 year old man is behind bars, accused of driving drunk and leading authorities on a chase that eventually ended at a Lincoln park.A 10-minute pursuit early Thursday morning through northwest Lincoln ends with a 27-year-old man in jail for a number of offenses.  Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says a deputy pulled over a truck for speeding on Highway 34.

Nordquist To Resign

Image result for senator jeremy nordquistNebraska state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist is resigning from the Legislature to take a job with Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford. Nordquist announced Wednesday night that he will step down on June 30 from the seat he first won in 2008.