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Report: Omaha police discourage citizen complaints

By   /  August 12, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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The Lincoln Police Department’s on-line complaint process is considered the most user-friendly—easy to access and no bullying.
Meanwhile, the Omaha Police Department is accused of all but strong-arming people into shutting 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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Attention! Battle is on for military vote in Omaha House race

By   /  August 11, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Retreat

Sarpy County—rich with air force and army personnel, aka the military vote— has long been Congresman Terry’s political fire-wall and Democrat Ashford has to crack it to win.

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Gov. Heineman’s prison probe under fire

By   /  August 8, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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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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Ashford on prison scandal: ‘I don’t know how I was supposed to know’

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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Like any good scandal Nebraska’s prison mess, the subject of at least three investigations, has room for plenty of finger pointing.

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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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