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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for robbing a Lincoln bank earlier this year. U.S. Attorney for Nebraska Joe Kelly says 30-year-old Kevin Brown was sentenced Thursday in Lincoln's federal court. Brown was also ordered to pay nearly $85,000 in restitution. Prosecutors say Brown and at least one other person robbed a Great Western Bank branch on Old Cheney Road in Lincoln on June 22.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) - State prosecutors say a man has been arrested in the death last year of a southwestern Nebraska man. The Nebraska Attorney General's Office says 42-year-old Darin Mason was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. Radio station KRVN reports that the charges come in the death of 49-year-old Todd Miller, whose body was found Aug. 16, 2017, in his Culbertson home.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The state of Nebraska has abandoned two major computer system upgrades for different agencies after spending more than $12 million combined on them. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has pulled the plug on an $84 million contract to create a new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system. The state also dumped a $12 million Department of Administrative Services project after running into snags.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Two Nebraska lawmakers have announced plans to place a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2020 ballot. Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, announced the formation Thursday of Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws. The campaign will seek a constitutional amendment to give Nebraskans the right to use marijuana for medical purposes.
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