LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Republican Pete Ricketts is promising to run a positive campaign for Nebraska governor. He says neither he nor his father, billionaire TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, are involved in a series of anonymous, third-party ads attacking primary rival Jon Bruning, whose campaign is running its own TV ads. Both men are part of the state's six-way GOP primary
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - A legislative candidate from Scottsbluff says he's been working with the IRS to eliminate a $30,000 tax lien. Attorney Mike Meister (MY'-stur) says he couldn't pay the accumulated federal withholding for his employees because of what he calls a "cash flow crunch." But he says he expects to be caught up by the end of the month. Meister is running in the 48th District.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - Lincoln County commissioners have refused to exempt from taxes thousands of acres of land bought by a group of natural resources districts. The co-op bought more than 19,000 acres to stop irrigation and direct the groundwater into the Platte and Republican rivers to help the state meet its river water obligations.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former waitress who served alcohol to a teenager who later died in a crash has been sentenced to probation but may have to spend a month in jail. Prosecutors say Amanda Heiman of Fremont knew that the teenagers she served in December 2012 were underage. Jacob Dickmeyer of Valley was killed hours later when he crashed his car.
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