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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - State officials have shut down an Omaha in-home day care business after the owner's husband was charged with two counts of first-degree child sex assault. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says 62-year-old William Harrison is accused of molesting a child between December 2014 and December last year.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Gov. Pete Ricketts is calling on lawmakers to approve his new property tax package and boost funding for Nebraska's prison system to reduce overcrowding. Ricketts unveiled the plans in his State of the State address. The Republican governor's plan would provide $550 million to the property tax credit fund, a 23 percent increase over the previous year. The fund uses state money to offset what property owners have to pay to local governments.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to two Omaha robberies has been imprisoned. U.S. District Court records say Edward Sherrod was sentenced Monday to 90 months in prison and was ordered to pay nearly $19,500 in restitution. He'd pleaded guilty to two robbery counts after prosecutors agreed to drop a third count. Prosecutors say he used a toy gun for both robberies in July 2017.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The $22 billion sale of First Data to Fiserv raises questions about the future of First Data's roughly 5,000 employees in Omaha. The companies announced the all-stock deal Wednesday.
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