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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - Scottsbluff police have arrested a woman and her son the day after they opened a shop offering products containing cannabidiol, derived from hemp. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports police on Friday charged Heather Kaufman Berguin and her son Dreyson Beguin with possession of a controlled substance. They were arrested a day after opening KB Natural Alternatives and despite having conversations with police, who advised them cannabidiol products were illegal in Nebraska.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say police officers rescued a 48-year-old woman from a fire in her Lincoln apartment. Three officers, the woman and a 30-year-old man who lives with her were hospitalized after Tuesday morning's blaze. Police say one officer broke a window and helped the other two get the woman out to safety. The names of those involved haven't been released. The fire was blamed on food that ignited on the apartment stove.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska attorney who works for the office of state Sen. John Murante will soon replace his boss in the Legislature. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that he is appointing Andrew La Grone, an attorney and small business owner from Gretna, to fill the upcoming vacancy in Legislative District 49. Murante is stepping down Jan. 9 to take office as state treasurer. He was first elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2016.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been imprisoned for his role in an eastern Nebraska bank robbery. Federal prosecutors say James Fentress-Dismuke was sentenced Friday in Omaha to eight years and 11 months. Prosecutors say he was one of four people arrested after the Nov. 22, 2017, robbery of Security Home Bank in the Saunders County community of Malmo. Officers recovered all but $100 of the nearly $20,500 stolen.
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