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

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The state treasurer is warning the public about misleading postcards that appear to be from Nebraska's unclaimed property division. The cards are stamped with the words "Unclaimed Property Notification," but aren't from the state. The postcards instruct recipients to call a toll-free number and enter their person identification information.

FAIRFIELD, Neb. (AP) - A former city clerk in the south-central Nebraska town of Fairfield has been sentenced to five years of probation after being convicted of embezzling and must pay the city back $55,000. Prosecutors say Jennifer Bassett took $96,000 but the court had to consider her ability to pay. Bassett pleaded no contest to theft by deception in April.

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) - Supporters of an indoor recreation center in Chadron are circulating a petition to put a half-cent sales tax on the November ballot to fund the project. The City Council rejected the sale tax proposal Monday night, failing to come up with the super-majority needed. That left supporters to turn to a petition drive to get the issue on the ballot.

HENDERSON, Neb. (AP) - Workers are fixing up old headstones that were vandalized last year in a Hamilton County cemetery. More than 40 headstones were damaged in Farmers' Valley Cemetery. Some were from the 1870s. A 19-year-old man was sentenced earlier this year to 180 days in jail for pushing over the headstones.

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