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Lawmakers Debate Fuel Tax Increase

Image result for gas pumpA proposed fuel tax increase is drawing support and criticism from Nebraska lawmakers, who remain divided over whether it's necessary to pay for roads and bridges. Lawmakers began debate Tuesday on a measure that would phase in a 6-cent increase.

Berkshire Hathaway Purchases Virginia Newspapers

Image result for warren buffettWarren Buffett's company has added two small Virginia newspapers to its collection of more than two dozen small and medium-sized newspapers. Berkshire Hathaway Media said Tuesday that it had acquired The Martinsville Bulletin.

End Of School Traffic Enforcement Starts April 1st

Image result for school zone signThe Lincoln Police Department's annual "End of School" traffic enforcement project starts Wednesday, April 1st. The project continues until May 15th and is geared towards protecting pedestrians and children around Lincoln elementary schools.

Trial Set For Florida Woman Accused Of Drowning Puppy

Image result for scales of justiceA June trial has been scheduled for a Florida woman accused of drowning a puppy in a south-central Nebraska airport bathroom. In a document filed in Hall County District Court on Friday, 57-year-old Cynthia Anderson waived her right to a preliminary hearing.

Uber, Lyft Bill Headed To Vote

Image result for uber mustacheA bill that would allow Uber, Lyft and other ride-booking services to operate legally in Nebraska is headed to a vote in the Legislature. The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee voted 5-2 on Tuesday to advance regulations.

Governor's Website Has New Look

Image result for pete rickettsThe Nebraska governor's official state website is sporting a new look. Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled the redesign on Tuesday. The new design features his office's latest press releases and newspaper columns as well as Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Bomb Scare At State Capitol

Image result for nebraska state capitolAn unattended briefcase triggered a brief bomb scare at the Nebraska Capitol, but the item was later deemed safe. The item found Tuesday afternoon delayed the start of afternoon debate in the Legislature. 

LPD Investigating String Of Vehicle Thefts

Image result for lincoln police departmentPolice are investigating a string of thefts from vehicles in south Lincoln.  Investigators say the had 15 reports of vehicles entered or damaged between late Sunday night and early Monday morning in the College View area, near 46th and Meredeth.

Crash In Southeast Lincoln Leaves One Person Dead

Police have identified the man killed in deadly crash at Highway 2 and Old Cheney Road in southeast Lincoln on Monday afternoon.  Investigators say 81-year-old Monty McMahon of Lincoln died at the hospital.  

Lincoln Mother, Baby Escape House Fire Through Window

Lincoln authorities say a woman broke a basement window to escape a house fire with her four-month-old baby.    Fire investigator Chuck Schweitzer says an improperly discarded cigarette sparked the Monday afternoon blaze at 310 "G" Street, which started on the home's front porch.