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Noem plans special session after abortion ban triggered

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has announced plans for a special legislative session to bolster state law that triggered an immediate abortion ban after the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade. The state’s trigger law allows abortions only to save...
POLITICS

Nebraskans react to the Roe v. Wade ruling

Reaction from Nebraska officials has come in swiftly to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Friday overturning Roe v. Wade. Here’s a sampling:. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb.: I have always supported pro-life policies that show compassion for women and their unborn children. Both conservative and liberal legal scholars have long questioned the legal reasoning in Roe v. Wade. The justices made the right decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Center by affirming that there is no constitutional right to abortion. Today’s ruling returns policy making decisions on this issue to state and federal lawmakers. It’s going to take good-faith and empathy to address it.”
NEBRASKA STATE

Gov. Ricketts’ Statement on Roe v. Wade being overturned

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court ruled that “the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion” and overturned both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey:. “Roe v. Wade took away the states’ right to...
POLITICS

Man arrested following Peru shooting investigation

LINCOLN, NEB. — One person has been arrested following an investigating into a shooting that occurred last weekend in Peru, Nebraska. Saturday evening, the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting incident that occurred in the 1200 block of 6th street in Peru. After preliminary response, the Sheriff’s Office requested that the Nebraska State Patrol conduct an investigation into the incident.
PERU, NE

Panhandle police activity June 10 - June 22

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Ground broken on massive sports complex west of Omaha

A youth sports organization based in Elkhorn broke ground Thursday on a multimillion-dollar, multi-sports complex that officials project will eventually draw more than 1 million visitors a year. “We’ll be the second-largest visitor attraction in the State of Nebraska when it’s fully operational,” said Bruce O’Neel, the executive director of...
OMAHA, NE

Huskers McGowens selected in NBA Draft

Bryce McGowens became Nebraska's highest-drafted player since 1998, as he was selected in the second round (No. 40 overall) by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2022 NBA Draft Thursday night. His stay in Minnesota was short-lived, as his rights were traded to the Charlotte Hornets. McGowens, a 6-foot-7 guard from...
MINNEAPOLIS, MN