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

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former Omaha police officer has been sentenced to probation for destroying a memory card from a cellphone used to record an arrest in which officers were accused of using excessive force. James Kinsella had pleaded no contest to two obstruction counts. The case stemmed from the arrest of three brothers in March of last year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say an Omaha man has been convicted of conspiracies to launder money and sell controlled substances in Nebraska and Iowa. John Ways Junior once operated shops called Exotica that sold synthetic drugs. He faces up to 55 years in prison and must forfeit more than $1 million in cash and property.

NELIGH, Neb. (AP) - A November trial has been scheduled for two Nebraska residents accused of stealing cattle. Prosecutors say Benjamin Johnson of St. Edward and Rebecca Robbins of Lyons sold about $100,000 worth of cattle taken from a Brunswick farm.

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - An official says attendance has been climbing this year at The Archway museum that spans Interstate 80 in Kearney. The monument commemorates the Oregon, Mormon and California pioneer trails. It has struggled with disappointing attendance for years.

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