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Nebraska’s lieutenant governor resigns

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  National, Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Nebraska Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann resigned from his position today, marking the governor’s second lieutenant governor to resign amid controversy in the past couple years.

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Will prison scandal hamper Heineman’s bid for NU’s top job?

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


In recent few weeks many of Republican Gov. Dave Heineman’s critics have all but said they’d like the state’s prison scandal to scar Heineman’s last few months in office.

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Prisons employees fired, suspended over sentencing screw-up

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Nebraska, Uncategorized  /  No Comments


Two lawyers working for the state prisons retired before they could be fired, and two more prisons workers were suspended as the fallout continues after a massive prison sentencing screw-up.

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Prison scandal: Ashford at odds with fellow Democrats on probe

By   /  August 11, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Robin Gavinski wrongly spent 417 days in prison due to a calculation error by the Department of Corrections. Now the state is repaying Gavinski with $7,600.

Calls for an independent probe into the state’s prison-sentencing scandal took a step back today.

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Gov. Heineman’s prison probe under fire

By   /  August 8, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


The nuts and bolts of Gov. Dave Heineman’s move for a criminal investigation into the state’s prison scandal is drawing criticism, while one major player in the ongoing drama is set to meet with lawmakers in public today.

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Prison scandal now subject of criminal investigation

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

AT LARGE: Authorities are still searching for three inmates mistakenly released in a state sentencing screw-up

Gov. Dave Heineman announced the state patrol’s criminal probe today, just hours after some members of the Corrections Department were suspended.

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