CHILD PROSTITUTION-MOM ACCUSED
Lancaster County drops child prostitution case
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Lancaster County has decided not to prosecute a woman accused of prostituting her daughters
Online court records say the Lancaster County attorney's office filed a motion last week to have the charges dismissed, and a judge complied.
The 36-year-old Upland woman already is serving 92 to 120 years in prison, having been convicted on several charges in Buffalo, Franklin and Furnas counties. The Associated Press is not using the woman's name in order to protect the identity of the girls.
Prosecutors say that in Buffalo County alone, the mother let at least seven men have sex with her 14-year-old at least 20 times, and at least three men had sex with the 7-year-old.
Prison records say the mother won't be eligible for parole until 2058, when she will be 81.
Omaha woman gets 33 months in prostitution case
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha woman accused of using spas as fronts for prostitution has been sentenced to 33 months in prison.
Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Tammy Schuck was sentenced on Wednesday. Schuck had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to promote a prostitution enterprise and to induce interstate travel to engage in prostitution; inducing or attempting to induce interstate travel to engage in prostitution; and a conspiracy to launder money.
Authorities say Schuck operated three "spas" in Omaha from April 2008 to January 2012 where customers paid for sex acts from workers, rather than receiving legitimate spa services.
Schuck also was ordered to forfeit more than $235,000. She must serve five years of supervised release after she leaves prison.
Trial set for Kearney man accused of shaking baby
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - A January trial has been scheduled for a Kearney man accused of severely shaking his girlfriend's infant daughter.
The Kearney Hub says 23-year-old Trey Tickle is charged with two felony counts of child abuse and two counts of child abuse for exposing the child to methamphetamine. He's also charged with meth possession. Prosecutors say the incidents occurred between Nov. 24, 2012, and Jan. 4, 2013.
Tickle has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Authorities say the infant was treated in December for vomiting and again Jan. 4. Doctors concluded her injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome.
The child's mother, 22-year-old Brittney Schlund, of Kearney, was convicted of felony child abuse for the same incidents. Prosecutors say she placed her child and another in a situation that endangered them.
POWERBALL JACKPOT WINNERS
Neb., Mass. tickets match $122M jackpot's numbers
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Lottery ticket holders in Nebraska and Massachusetts will be sharing an estimated $122 million Powerball jackpot.
The Multi-State Lottery Association says a ticket sold in Nebraska and a ticket sold in Massachusetts matched numbers drawn Wednesday night. The numbers are 1, 10, 13, 18, 19 and Powerball 27.
Nebraska Lottery spokesman Neil Watson said Thursday that the winning Nebraska ticket was sold at a Speedee Mart in Gretna. He also said there was no word yet on who bought the Nebraska ticket.
Massachusetts State Lottery spokeswoman Beth Bresnahan says the winning Massachusetts ticket was sold at the Appletown Market in Sterling. She says the winner hasn't stepped forward yet.
The Multi-State Lottery Association is a nonprofit association owned and operated by its 33 member lotteries.
YORK SUPERFUND SITES
York groundwater sites proposed for Superfund list
YORK, Neb. (AP) - Two contaminated groundwater sites in York have been proposed for Superfund cleanup listing.
The York News-Times says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its intention on Wednesday to add the two sites to the Superfund National Priorities List.
The state referred both sites to the EPA because they require short- and long-term action to treat or remove various hazardous chemicals, primarily solvents.
York City Administrator Tara Vasicek says the city agreed to the priority listing, which would let the EPA clean up the problems.
The EPA says one contaminated city well has been taken off line.
Neb. State Patrol to conduct holiday enforcement
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska State Patrol will begin its holiday enforcement efforts later this week as part of a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.
The patrol will kick off participation in the "You Drink and Drive, You Lose" campaign on Friday. The effort will run through Jan. 1.
Troopers will conduct special enforcement efforts to include high visibility patrols, DWI checkpoints and other efforts to catch drunken drivers.
Troopers will put in overtime hours during the holidays, thanks to a $27,900 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety will help fund the special enforcement.
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