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

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An Iowa man who mailed bomb threats to the FBI office in Omaha has been sentenced to time served. Thirty-year-old Matthew Fell was sentenced yesterday in Lincoln. Court documents say postal workers at a Lincoln post office found an envelope in June 2012 that had "This is a Bomb!" written on it.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Public Service Commission has sent warnings to two ridesharing companies that they need the commission's permission to offer services in Nebraska. The commission this week issued letters to Lyft and Uber, two companies that use smartphone applications to link motorists and people who would pay for rides. Officials say the companies have advertised on Facebook and Craigslist for drivers in Omaha, Lincoln and Columbus.

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is among the tea party favorites heading to Nebraska to support Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse. Cruz, Utah Senator Mike Lee and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be at the Buffalo Bill State Historical Park in North Platte tomorrow for a rally to support Sasse. The event comes less than three weeks before the May 13th primary election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A 60-year-old woman has been sentenced to six to eight years in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from a Lincoln hotel she once managed. Margaret Faye Jones was sentenced yesterday in Lancaster County. Jones was the manager at a Quality Inn. Corporate administrators say an audit revealed that she took $102,000 more than she deposited between August 2011 and April 2013.

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