OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Hall County jail has become Nebraska's first law enforcement agency to stop honoring federal immigration detentions because of fear of lawsuits. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is being scrutinized for asking local law agencies to hold individuals for two additional days to give federal agents time to investigate their immigration status and, if needed, start the deportation process.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska prison officials are asking the courts to block an author's request to release drawings made by a child serial killer who was executed in 1996. Former television reporter Mark Pettit has been trying for 25 years to get access to drawings that John Joubert said depicted his fantasies to kill again. A judge sided with Pettit last month.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - TD Ameritrade says it plans to invest $1.25 million over the next decade to help students prepare for careers as financial planners. The Omaha-based online brokerage says it hopes more students will consider the profession because the demand for financial advice is growing. Ten students have already received $5,000 scholarships and got to visit Wall Street.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's current high school football champion is thinking about getting a stadium of its own. Omaha North is the only high school in the Omaha Public Schools system that doesn't have its own stadium for football, track and soccer. Principal Gene Haynes says school leaders are looking to build a 6,000-seat stadium funded through private donations and fundraising.
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