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News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A 49-year-old California man has been sentenced to prison in Nebraska for hauling hundreds of pounds of marijuana into the state. Julio Sanchez was sentenced yesterday to two to four years in prison and was credited for 261 days already served. The Nebraska State Patrol says 730 pounds of pot was found last November hidden in boxes of produce found inside a semitrailer driven by Sanchez.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The state treasurer is reminding Nebraska businesses and organizations of the November 1st deadline for remitting unclaimed property to the state. Treasurer Don Stenberg says businesses and organizations must also submit unclaimed property reports by November 1st. A reporting form is available on the Treasurer's website.

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Judge James Livingston has announced his intention to retire from the 9th Judicial District Court. Livingston intends to retire on October 1st. He has been a district court judge since July 1992.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Nebraska, ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding last month. Funding also is available to state and eligible local governments and certain nonprofits in a dozen counties, including Cedar, Dakota, Harlan and Kearney. The federal money may be used for emergency work and for repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the storms.

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