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Former GOP Congressman Gets No Time Behind Bars Following Conviction for Lying to the FBI

A Republican U.S. congressman in Nebraska who resigned from office following his March 2022 conviction for lying to the FBI was sentenced to probation on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California announced the sentencing of convicted felon Jeff Fortenberry, 61, on Twitter, noting that the former representative for Nebraska’s first congressional district was found guilty of lying about foreign campaign contributions.
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Roca Man Arrested In Child Enticement Investigation

A Lancaster County man has been arrested following a child enticement investigation. The Nebraska State Patrol says 22 year old Hector Tercero of Roca had used social media to arrange a meeting for a sexual encounter with what he believed was a 14-year-old girl. Investigators had actually contacted an NSP...
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Teens Booked On Weapon And Drug Charges

Two teenagers are facing charges after a traffic stop at 24th and E Street around 2:40 Monday morning. LPD Captain Todd Kocian says a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. A 15 year old male passenger told the officer that there was about a pound of marijuana inside the vehicle.
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Lincoln Woman Scammed Out Of $40,000

A 40 year old woman called Lincoln Police on Monday to report she had fallen victim to an internet impersonation scam. The woman told officers she had been talking to a man on Instagram since February who identified himself as actor Henry Cavill. They continued to chat and at one point he told her he had sent her a briefcase containing $10 million and diamonds but it was held up in customs.
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LPD: Woman loses $40,000 to scammer pretending to be famous actor on Instagram

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lincoln Police Department said a woman lost $40,000 to a scammer she thought was a famous actor messaging her on Instagram. On Monday, LPD said officers were contacted about a fraud case in which a 40-year-old woman explained she was contacted by a man via Instagram who said he was actor Henry Cavill.
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Nebraska State Patrol arrests 22-year-old man for child enticement

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — State troopers arrested a 22-year-old man following an investigation into child enticement, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. Investigators arrested Hector Tercero, from Roca, who is alleged to have used social media to arrange a meeting for a sexual encounter with what he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, according to law enforcement.
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NSP makes arrest for child enticement in Grand Island

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (Press Release) -Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Roca man following an investigation into child enticement. On Monday, investigators arrested Hector Tercero, 22, of Roca. Tercero had used social media to arrange a meeting for a sexual encounter with what he believed was a 14-year-old girl. He had actually contacted an NSP investigator posing as the girl.
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Where’s the beef? Nearly $400,000 worth missing after semi thefts in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nearly $400,000 worth of beef is missing after a slew of semi thefts that began last week. On Sunday, A Grand Island man reported that his semi was stolen on Friday. He told police that the GPS in his truck indicated that the truck was southwest of Lincoln near the intersection of 100th Street and Highway 33.
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LSO: Witnesses help woman involved in situation on Highway 2

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says witnesses helped a woman involved in a false imprisonment situation on Highway 2. According to Sheriff Terry Wagner, the incident started Sunday around 8:30 p.m., when deputies received a report of a rolling disturbance that started near Elk Creek and was happening at 120th Street and Highway 2.
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Fortenberry sentenced to probation, not prison, for lying to federal investigators

LINCOLN — Former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry will not go to prison for lying and misleading federal investigators, a California federal judge announced Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld sentenced the 61-year-old Republican to two years’ probation, a $25,000 fine and 320 hours of community service. Blumenfeld said...
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City Launches Efforts to Secure Second Water Source

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird (podium) and members of the Water 2.0 committee, at the City Pumping Plant near Ashland. Lincoln, NE (June 28, 2022) Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today announced that the City of Lincoln will conduct a comprehensive study to determine the best solution for Lincoln’s long-term water needs. She also announced the formation of the Mayor’s Water Source Advisory Council, a group of community and business leaders who will advise the City’s efforts to identify and secure a second source of water – a project called “Water 2.0: Securing Lincoln’s Second Source.”
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Animal control officers rescue skunk with head stuck in beer can

June 28 (UPI) -- Animal control officers in Nebraska came to the rescue of a skunk found wandering a neighborhood with its head stuck in a beer can. Lincoln Animal Control posted a video to Facebook showing an officer covering the skunk with a towel so a second officer can pull the Miller Lite can from the animal's head.
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NEworks unavailable due to GSI cyberattack

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The NEworks website is currently unavailable as the result of a cyberattack involving NDOL’s web vendor: Geographic Solutions, Inc. GSI discovered a cyberattack that required its state labor exchange and unemployment claims systems to be taken offline. GSI is working around the clock to restore access to its systems as soon as possible. GSI has not provided a projected date for when the outage will be resolved, but indicated that the site will be down for at least the next two days.
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College Football World Reacts To Nebraska Suspension News

Nebraska offensive lineman Nouredin Nouili was declared ineligible for the 2022 college football season following a failed drug test. The Huskers junior guard was slated to start the 2022 season and expected to play a pretty big role in helping Mark Whipple's offense hum. But now he's committed to preparing for the 2023 season.
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State Website Shut Down By Cyberattack

LINCOLN – The NEworks.nebraska.gov website is currently unavailable as the result of a national outage involving NDOL’s web vendor: Geographic Solutions, Inc (GSI). GSI discovered a cyberattack that required its state labor exchange and unemployment claims systems to be taken offline. GSI is working around the clock to restore access to its systems as soon as possible.
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Lincoln woman victim of fraud by person impersonating actor Henry Cavill

LINCOLN, Neb. — Lincoln police are investigating a fraud case where the victim was contacted by someone claiming to be actor Henry Cavill. Officers responded to a residence for a report of fraud and spoke with a 40-year-old victim who told officers that she had lost $40,000 after an internet impersonation scam, according to law enforcement.
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