May 27th, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.
Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 to override the veto of Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican who supports the death penalty. The vote makes Nebraska the first traditionally conservative state to eliminate the punishment since North Dakota in 1973.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Tim Miles has received a 21-percent raise that makes him the first Nebraska basketball coach to be paid $2 million a year.
The school released Miles' new salary on Wednesday, a day after he received a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. Miles was paid $1.65 million in 2013-14.
Miles' pay bump comes after the Cornhuskers slipped to 13-18 last season and lost their final nine games. They had finished fourth in the Big Ten in 2013-14 and went to the NCAA tournament.
LINCOLN-- State senators will be faced with yet another
historic vote Wednesday afternoon: whether or not to uphold their original vote on LB 268 and override the governor's veto of the bill repealing the death penalty in Nebraska.
Gov. Pete Ricketts officially vetoed LB 268, originally
introduced by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, Tuesday afternoon.
"Repealing the death penalty sends the wrong message to
Nebraskans who overwhelming support capital punishment and look to government to strengthen public safety, not weaken it," Ricketts said.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Tuesday that would make Nebraska the first traditionally conservative state in more than four decades to abolish the death penalty, sending it back to lawmakers who will attempt an override.
Nebraska lawmakers passed the bill last week with a veto-proof, 32-15 majority. At least 30 senators are needed to override the Ricketts' veto, but the Republican governor has been talking to individual senators to try to weaken the support.
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ELK CREEK, Neb. (AP) â€” The Pentagon says the remains of a Nebraska fighter pilot missing since World War II have been found in Germany.
The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Alvin Beethe, of Elk Creek, will be laid to rest on June 8 in Arlington National Cemetery outside the nation's capital.
Officials say Beethe was flying a P-38 Lightning during a mission on Nov. 26, 1944, when it crashed near Morschenich, Germany. He was reported as killed in action.
High School State Track 2015 is â€˜Off and Runningâ€™ with nearly perfect conditions, an overcast sky and little to no wind. Classes A & C occupy the morning slot with Classes B & D set to launch mid-afternoon. The Chief is there to capture the action!
The first of our area events is in the record books with the 3200 relay team from Arcadia-Loup City (Josie Ference, 9; Lindsey Trotter, 12; Kennedy Lewandowski, 9 and Jessica Eurek, 11) logging in at 10:15.25.
Broken Bow, NE, May 20, 2015â€“ The City of Broken Bow invites the public to an Open House regarding the 5th Avenue Project. The Open House will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City Auditorium.
During the Open House the items that will be discussed are location of trash cans, mailboxes, parking, timeframes, and accessibility to your property during construction on 5th Avenue. City Staff, Myers Construction, and JEO Consulting Group, Inc. will be available during this time to answer any questions.
Erickson, Edward P., age 72, passed away March 6, 2015, in his home in Kino Bay, Mexico.
Ed was born on Oct. 17, 1942, to parents, Dr. George T. and Minerva (Worthman) Erickson in Broken Bow.
Ed is survived by his daughter, Heather Erickson Cooper, and grandson, William of South Carolina; his daughter, Shannon Anderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; his daughter, Paige Erickson of Omaha; and his sister, Barbara Gibbons of Comstock.
Viola Jane Geiser, age 89, passed away May 17, 2015, at Callaway Good Life Center.
She was born Sept. 23, 1925, to George D. and Ethel Maxson Scott at Arnold.
She attended Arnold High School and graduated in 1944. She celebrated her 70th class reunion last year.
December 16, 1945, she married Lyle Geiser at Ansley. They made their home on a farm/ranch northeast of Arnold. In 1982, they moved to Arnold.