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  • NE:Should Toy Guns Bring the Same Penalties as Real Guns?

    04/04/2014 8:03:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Nearly every state has enhanced penalties for armed robbery vs. unarmed robbery.  In the Nebraska statute, to be considered armed, a toy or replica gun is not enough.   If the robber can show that what he used in the robbery was not a real gun, then the enhanced penalty does not apply.  From ketv.com: "It looks like a real gun. You know it acts like a real gun," Kleine said. He made the comments while showing KETV NewsWatch 7 a fake gun used by a teen to commit a robbery.  But under state law, the fake gun isn't a...
  • NE: Bill to Prevent Ban on Gun Transport During Emergencies

    04/03/2014 5:09:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 April, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Current Nebraska law grants broad powers to the governors, allowing them to ban the sale or transport of firearms during declared emergencies.   Police and other government agents confiscated thousands of guns in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana.  Some troops refused to confiscate guns. A current scandal in Canada involves the Royal Canadian Mounted Police breaking down doors to confiscate firearms in High River Canada after they had cordoned off the town during a flood.  To prevent future confiscations, second amendment supporters, including the NRA, pushed for legislative guarantees that such abuses would not occur again.  Over two...
  • NE:Self Defense Ruling In Fatal Shooting

    12/23/2013 4:26:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    wowt.com ^ | 2 December, 2013 | Mike McKnight
    Fatal shooting ruled self defense. 61-year-old Gary Bouzek died of a single gunshot wound to the head in the early morning hours of June 16th in Wabash. His 36-year-old son pulled the trigger. (snip) Time passed and it was during the early morning hours of June 16th in Wabash that David’s girlfriend awakened him because she heard loud pounding on the roof and the door of the in-ground home. Cox said David went outside and found his father with a hammer. The son went back into the house and came back out with a .22 caliber rifle loaded with one...
  • Illegal alien charged with raping 13-year-old girl in Nebraska

    07/31/2013 5:31:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    examiner.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | : Dave Gibson
    On Monday, Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested Raymundo M. Perez Cruz, 32, after he reportedly raped a 13-year-old girl he met at church. The two sing together in the choir at Sacred heart Church. On July 17, the victim received a message through a mutual friend that Cruz wanted to meet with her, according to police. The Lincoln Journal-Star reported: “Cruz drove the girl from the Burger King to Bluestem Lake, the affidavit said, and they drank beer together as he drove. The affidavit said the girl told investigators that at the park they both got out of the Ford...
  • NE:Homeowner Holds Thieves At Gunpoint

    07/12/2013 4:25:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    wowt.com ^ | 9 July, 2013 | Erin Murray
    The hot weather prompted the Davis family to cookout Sunday, July 7th. But the cookout ended when their dog Scooby started barking toward their backyard. "When I came around the corner there was a vehicle parked right out here in our alley, and I hadn't noticed at first but there was a guy completely under the hood of my husbands truck," said Jaynessa Davis, homeowner. Two men the Davis' had never seen before were rummaging under the hood of their truck. "When she said what are you doing, he said oh we are just trying to get a battery,"...
  • Johanns calls out GOP for holding up Hagel vote.

    02/14/2013 9:52:17 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 31 replies
    The Omaha World Herald(Buffet's RAG) ^ | February 14, 2013 | By Joseph Morton
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mike Johanns called out his fellow Senate Republicans on Thursday for claiming that they aren't technically filibustering as they try to hold up Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary. "It's a filibuster," Johanns said. "If the Democrats were doing this, we would be hollering that this was a filibuster and probably did in the past." A number of Republicans are pushing to delay consideration of Hagel, the former GOP senator from Nebraska, requiring a 60-vote threshold on a procedural vote that Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., scheduled for Friday.
  • Mountain Lion Shot After Coming Near Hunter(NE)

    11/14/2012 9:03:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    wowt.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Amaka Ubaka
    A male mountain lion was shot by a deer hunter Saturday, November 10th, the opening day of the November firearm deer season. The incident occurred about 10 miles northeast of Ainsworth in Brown County. The hunter reported the shooting to a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officer. According to the hunter, the cat walked parallel to him at about 35 yards as he left his hunting blind, made eye contact with him, then circled in front of the hunter’s path. A subsequent investigation concluded the hunter was justified in killing the 150-pound animal. By law, a person may kill...
  • Democrat Bob Kerrey (NE Senate candidate) gets the bums rush in NYC (2008)

    09/30/2012 4:10:22 PM PDT · by Kolath · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/20/2012 | Published on Jun 25, 2012 by hopoesolo
    The left eats its own. Shouts of "RESIGN" and "WAR CRIMINAL" from NYC college students.
  • Omaha Police Plan Another Gun Amnesty Day(NE)

    08/03/2012 6:29:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    wowt.com ^ | 2 August, 2012 | LeAnne Morman
    Police are giving you a chance to hand over unwanted guns and ammunition, no questions asked. August 11th is one of several gun amnesty days held around Omaha in 2012 with a goal of getting illegal and unwanted weapons off the streets. Unwanted or illegal guns and ammunition may be dropped off at a collection point at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall at 3333 South 24th Street. Drive-up service will be available. No compensation will be given for the firearms turned in. However, citizens dropping off firearms will have the peace of mind that one less gun will be...
  • Gun permits on the rise nationally and in Nebraska

    07/25/2012 6:54:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    klkntv.com ^ | 25 July, 2012 | Sabrina Ahmed
    Across the country, more people are interested in buying guns since last Friday's mass shooting. We did some checking, and here locally, to see if that's the case. And it looks like the numbers say yes. After such a horrific event last Friday, Nebraskans are looking for their own ways to feel safe. Many people are turning to owning their own guns. Applications for permits to purchase guns have increased by 43 percent since Friday, compared to the same time period last year. That means an average of 10 permits per day have been applied for to purchase guns. Also...
  • Nebraska GOP Senate race turns toward Fast and Furious over frontrunner’s support of Holder

    05/12/2012 10:56:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11 May, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Nebraska’s GOP Senate primary frontrunner Jon Bruning supported Attorney General Eric Holder’s nomination and confirmation back in 2009. Bruning, Nebraska’s current attorney general, was one of a group of Republican state attorneys general who pushed to get Holder confirmed at the beginning of the Obama administration. Bruning and his campaign remain mum when consistently asked if he continues to support Holder as attorney general in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious, especially with Holder’s demonstrable failure to comply with a lawfully issued congressional subpoena. For more than two months, Bruning’s campaign hasn’t returned The Daily Caller’s requests for comment...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Deb Fischer in Nebraska Senate Race

    05/09/2012 5:35:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 9, 2012 | Abby Livingston
    Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, have endorsed Deb Fischer, providing the state Senator’s struggling bid to succeed retiring Sen. Ben Nelson (D) an adrenaline shot six days before the GOP primary. Fischer sought the former Alaska governor’s support early in her campaign in “a note,” according to the Fischer campaign press release. Often in the 2010 cycle, candidates were surprised to receive a Palin endorsement. The Palin endorsement proved to be an effective tool for obscure candidates to gain footing in competitive primaries. “I am writing to you as both a fan of your strong, conservative principles and as...
  • Stenberg visits N. Platte, discusses gun rights(NE)

    05/05/2012 7:26:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    nptelegraph.com ^ | 4 May, 2012 | Andrew Bottrell
    Nebraska Treasurer and Senate candidate Don Stenberg voiced his pro-second amendment views at a town hall forum hosted by the Gun Owners of America Thursday. John Velleco, the GOA's director of federal affairs, also spoke at the town hall forum at the North Platte Pawn Shop. Velleco and Stenberg both questioned Stenberg's Senate opponent Jon Bruning and his support of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. "Had I been a senator, I would have voted against [Holder's] confirmation," Stenberg said. Bruning, the Nebraska Attorney General, along with 18 other state attorney generals, supported Holder through a letter submitted to Congress in...
  • Nebraska: Governor Signs Two Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

    04/19/2012 12:46:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 18 April, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Today, Legislative Bill 807, Concealed Handgun Permit reform legislation, passed during its final reading on the floor of the Legislature by an overwhelming 48 to 1 vote. LB 807 was then transmitted to Governor Dave Heineman who signed it into law. Thanks to Judiciary Committee Amendment 1785, declaring an existing emergency, this law took effect immediately. LB 807, introduced by state Senator Scott Lautenbaugh (18), clarifies that only individuals who have been criminally convicted of a felony, misdemeanor crime of violence or state laws pertaining to firearms and drug related offenses, would be disqualified from receiving a Nebraska Concealed Handgun...
  • Man Found Not Guilty of Killing Daughter's Ex(NE)

    03/10/2012 9:56:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    kptm.com ^ | 9 March, 2012 | NA
    OMAHA (KPTM)-A jury has found an Omaha man not guilty of murdering his daughter's ex-boyfriend. Sidney Andersen walked out of the Douglas County Courthouse a free man Friday afternoon. Prosecutors say he shot and killed Randall Grimm at an area grocery store in February 2011. Andersen's lawyer said he shot Grimm in self-defense and claimed Grimm had made threats to his family and even beat his daughter. Prosecutors say the jury found that the shooting was justified. They however believe the crime was pre-meditated since Andersen was armed with two guns and rubber gloved the night of the killing. Prosecutors...
  • Hero Teen Mom’s Open Letter to Nebraskans – Pass Victim Protect Act(OK)

    02/16/2012 5:11:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 February, 2012 | NFOA
    OMAHA, NE --(Ammoland.com)- Sarah McKinley, an 18-year-old Oklahoma mother who was forced to shoot an armed intruder in her home last New Year’s Eve, has released an open letter to Nebraska residents that supports the efforts of the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA) and other citizen groups in trying to pass a Victim Protection Act in Nebraska. A copy of her letter is attached or can be found at ProtectVictimsNOW.org. On the evening of January 31, 2011, Mrs. McKinley and her infant son were home alone, as her husband had passed away just a week before after a painful fight...
  • SAF collects on another lawsuit, this time from Omaha, Neb.

    02/15/2012 5:10:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 February, 2012 | Dave Workman
    The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation has banked another check to cover legal fees in a federal gun rights lawsuit, this one for $12,000 from the City of Omaha, NE. While the amount is a fraction of the $399,950 payment received last week from the City of Chicago and anti-gun mayor Rahm Emanuel, it represents an equally-important victory to SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. This column discussed the Chicago pay-out with a photo image that raced across cyberspace. The Omaha lawsuit was dealt with rather quickly late last year. It involved a legal resident alien, Armando Pliego Gonzalez...
  • Pro-Romney Group Buys $500,000 In Michigan TV Ads (Newt Targeted)

    02/13/2012 3:48:30 PM PST · by red flanker · 282 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Mitt Romney is getting some heavy air support in Michigan — the state where he was born and raised — as the “super PAC” supporting him invests almost $500,000 on television ads there. According to someone who tracks Republican media spending, Restore Our Future has committed just over $470,000 for commercials starting Tuesday and set to run through Feb. 20. That marks the group’s largest purchase yet in Michigan, where it will have spent more than $700,000 on ads by next week. The group said Monday that it would continue for now to run an ad called “Risk” that targets...
  • Nebraska's Self Defense Law Could Change With New Bill

    01/24/2012 10:47:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    kcautv.com ^ | 23 January, 2012 | Tanya De Jesus
    You're home may be considered you're castle but legally in Nebraska you're not allowed to stand your ground if an intruder breaks in but lawmakers are trying to change that. Imagine. You're lying in bed and you hear your door get broken into and then you hear the terrifying footsteps of someone walking down the hallway toward your room. You're first thought might be to protect yourself but legally in Nebraska that's not your first option. "Right now the current law in the state of Nebraska requires that you retreat from the assailant or the source of danger," said Deputy...
  • Nebraska Firearms Owners Association Launches ProtectVictimsNow.org

    01/07/2012 5:47:59 AM PST · by marktwain
    chadrad.com ^ | 6 January, 2012 | John Thayer
    OMAHA, NE January 6, 2012 – The Nebraska FirearmsOwners Association (NFOA), announced the official launch of ProtectVictimsNow.org, a website aimed at educating and promoting the passageof a Victim Protection Act in Nebraska. Twenty-nine states have updated their self defense laws inrecent years. Of the 21 remaining states,several already had laws that recognized these changes in self defensejurisprudence. This leaves Nebraska as one of thelast states to enact such legislation. Over the last several years, there have beenmultiple bills and public hearings to attempt to move these changes through ourLegislature. This year the NFOA is renewingour request that the Legislature take...
  • GOP Leaders Work Against Conservative Candidate

    12/08/2011 7:20:51 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies
    SENATE CONSERVATIVES FUND ^ | 12-8-11 | jim demint
    The New York Times reported last week that Republican leaders in the Senate are trying to recruit Gov. Dave Heineman to run against conservative Don Stenberg in the Republican primary race for U.S. Senate in Nebraska. This recruitment effort is troubling for several reasons. First, it threatens Don Stenberg, a proven conservative who is already leading incumbent U.S. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) in the polls. Gov. Heineman is a good guy, but by his own admission his heart is not in this race, and he's definitely no Don Stenberg. In fact, the Cato Institute recently gave Heineman a "C" grade...
  • Would-Be Robber Uses Fake Gun (NE)

    12/07/2011 3:25:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    wowt.com ^ | 5 December, 2011 | Roger Hamer
    A bar owner turns the tables on an armed man demanding money. The robber was captured. One employee says she's convinced the would-be robber would have shot and killed someone, if his gun had been real. "They were on the ground and that's when I was kind of like wow," Kathy Morley said. "And I just keep looking at him and he's pointing that gun at everybody." Morley was just about to lock up at the Time Clock Lounge at 90th & L around 1:30 AM Sunday when the robber entered. "It was only like a minute or some thing...
  • New Poll Has Nelson Trailing in Nebraska

    11/28/2011 11:30:50 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/28/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Incumbent Senator and former Governor Ben Nelson has fallen behind in new polling in Nebraska. The Democrat reportedly has been considering retirement, which should not be surprising at all, considering the data. Nelson has been polling poorly for a while, now. It may be at the point that Nelson's campaign would not even be able to get off of the ground. Nelson was polled against three candidates, including Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning. In two of the matchups, Nelson either led slightly or had a 6% lead. However, against Bruning, Nelson has quite the deficit. Considering that Bruning would have...
  • Second Amendment Foundation Wins Preliminary Injunction V. Omaha Ban On Alien Handgun(NE)

    11/23/2011 5:04:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 November, 2011 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement by the City of Omaha, NE of an ordinance that prohibits legal non-citizens from registering handguns in the city, in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association and Armando Pliego Gonzalez. The order was granted by U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon while the court considers whether the registration ban for legal immigrants is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. “We’re delighted with the judge’s order,” said SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “Mr. Pliego has been a legal permanent resident since 2008,...
  • Self-defense: Teen hunter kills mountain lion(NE)

    11/20/2011 1:53:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    wvgazette.com ^ | 15 November, 2011 | John McCoy
    If a mountain lion had gotten to within 10 feet of me when I was 15 years old, I might have soiled my pants. Kudos to this kid for keeping his head and doing what needed to be done. From the Associated Press: LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says a 15-year-old deer hunter shot and killed a mountain lion that was only 10 feet from him. The boy, of Wayne, shot the cougar Saturday near Creighton in northeast Nebraska. Officials say he was hunting a shelterbelt in Knox County and spotted the mountain lion 10...
  • Gun owners push to reject registration changes(NE)

    10/20/2011 7:34:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    kvnonews.com ^ | 19 October, 2011 | Lindsey Peterson
    Omaha, NE – Some gun owners are saying “no” to proposed changes to Omaha’s gun registration rules, and the city of Omaha says “yes” to a new health care program. The city’s proposal to revise Omaha’s gun registration rules had gun owners from inside and outside city limits showing up in city hall—all hoping to convince the city council to shoot down what some say is “redundant” to current state and federal law. Omaha currently requires every handgun purchased within the city to be registered for a fee. “It duplicates the investigating that the state does with their purchase permit,”...
  • Arab Fascists Inc. BAATH / SSNP / HEZBOLLAH axis

    10/18/2011 2:08:07 AM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies
    Arab Fascists Inc.: * SSNP * BAATH * HEZBOLLAHAnd the SSNP / Hezbollah / Syria axis  SSNP supports Baathist tyrant: Assad (2011)LEBANON: Pro-Assad enforcers attack protesters in Beirut [Video] Syrian Baath and SSNP thugs attack protestors supporting the syrian revolution in Beirut‏ Aug 3, 2011 – The Lebanese daily English-language newspaper Daily Star cited a Lebanese security source saying that many members of the SSNP continued to chase two cars belonging to anti-regime demonstrators to Beirut's Khaled Alwan Square, where they beat their passengers with sticks and belts.http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2011/08/syria-human-rights-lebanon-violence-protests.htmlAssad Thugs attack Protest in Lebanon ! Baath and SSNP spread Terror to...
  • Rifle: No. 3 WVU Defeats No. 12 Nebraska

    10/17/2011 6:44:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    msnsportsnet.com ^ | 16 October, 2011 | Ashleigh Pollart
    MORGANTOWN, W.VA. - The No.3-ranked West Virginia rifle team defeated No. 12 Nebraska, 4667-4610, today at the NU Rifle Range, in Lincoln, Neb. The Mountaineers (2-0, 1-0 GARC) topped the Huskers (0-2, 0-1 GARC) in both guns, winning air rifle, 2354-2325, and smallbore, 2313-2285. Petra Zublasing Seniors Justin Pentz and Michael Kulbacki, junior Petra Zublasing, redshirt-freshman Thomas Kyanko and freshman Taylor Ciotola combined for the team’s scores. “Petra was the highlight, but there were a lot of good performances in there,” says coach Jon Hammond. “Overall it was a good, steady start to the season. Hopefully we will shoot higher...
  • The Great Missouri River Flood of 2011 [photos]

    06/26/2011 8:53:00 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 66 replies
    Picasa ^ | June 26, 2011 | Larry Geiger
    PicasaLarry Geiger This farmstead north of Omaha completely flooded. The house is hard to see due to the trees, but it is right above the smaller grain bins.   North of Omaha looking south. That is I29 under the water, next to the rail road track.   I-29 north of Omaha looking north. Looks like a dual lane boat ramp.   I-29 North of Omaha underwater.   Water flows back from the swollen river into the channels that drained the fields just a few weeks ago.   This is the coal fired power plant just south of Souix City. Look...
  • Senator Christensen glad LB512 process completed (NE)

    05/06/2011 11:33:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    imperialrepublican.com ^ | May, 2011 | Carolyn Lee
    A bill that clarifies the process of gun purchase application has passed the Nebraska Legislature, and it’s sponsor is “glad it’s done.” State Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial said he sponsored the bill at the request of the Nebraska State Patrol. LB512 now assures that mental health records are more accessible in the sale of firearms in Nebraska. It makes records available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System if they disqualify a person from owning or using a handgun. The District 44 senator said essentially LB512 assures second amendment rights. In the past, if a person had an...
  • Homeowner: No choice but shoot(NE)

    04/21/2011 5:18:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies · 1+ views
    omaha.com ^ | 20 April, 2011 | Jason Kuiper
    Wesley Hall said he didn't want to hurt anyone, but a suspected copper thief didn't leave him much choice early Tuesday. Hall said he shot James D. King, 41, in the leg after King lunged at him in a dark basement apartment of a house Hall owns at 3220 Poppleton Ave. King was taken to Creighton University Medical Center in critical condition after the shooting, which occurred about 2:30 a.m. His injuries were not considered life-threatening. His condition was not being released by the hospital. Hall, who was not hurt and lives about a half-mile northwest of the shooting scene,...
  • Electoral vote split survives (Nebraska)

    03/10/2011 10:46:08 PM PST · by Impy · 5 replies
    Nebraska World Herald ^ | 3-10-11 | Martha Stoddard
    LINCOLN — Nebraska will keep its split electoral vote system for at least another year, thanks to a split vote in a legislative committee. The Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee was divided 4-4 in a straw vote on changing the system, State Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln, the committee chairman, said Thursday. The informal vote marked the latest defeat for Republican efforts to return Nebraska to a winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha introduced the latest proposal, Legislative Bill 21. Since 1991, three of Nebraska's five votes have been decided by congressional district. The...
  • Belgrade man fatal shoots man in self defense(NE)

    02/15/2011 4:25:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    theindependent.com ^ | 14 February, 2011 | Amy Schweitzer
    BELGRADE -- A Belgrade resident fatally shot a Minnesota man in self-defense early Monday morning, Nance County authorities believe. Robert Dodds, 30, of rural Belgrade shot Joseph William Cameron, 30, of Stacy, Minn., after the Minnesota man reportedly came after him with a knife. At 1:08 a.m. Monday, Nance County authorities received a 911 emergency call from Dodds regarding a shooting at his residence west of Belgrade. Nance County sheriff's deputies, the Nebraska State Patrol investigation team and Fullerton and Belgrade rescue squads responded to 17802 N. 185th St. Nance County Attorney Rodney Wetovick said he was contacted and pronounced...
  • Giving guns to teachers: A Nebraska legislator submits bill

    01/23/2011 4:14:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 20 January, 2011 | Valerie Strauss
    It was inevitable that someone would push a plan to allow teachers to pack concealed guns, and now, someone has, that someone being Nebraska state Sen. Mark Christensen, who has even submitted legislation to that end.
  • Shooting At Millard South High School(Omaha, NE)

    01/05/2011 11:45:36 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 5 replies
    WOWT.com ^ | 1/5/2011 | WOWT Omaha
    At least one person was shot at Millard South High School Wednesday afternoon. The suspect left the scene and is being sought. Police located the vehicle they were looking for in the area. It had been abandoned. Click here to find out more! Police were called to the school at 149th and Q streets around 12:50 p.m. Police dispatch indicates the victim is an adult male who was taken to Creighton University Medical Center in critical condition.
  • More Republicans eyeing Senate? (Taking out phony "centrist" Senator Ben Nelson in Nebraska)

    12/16/2010 11:27:19 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 12/15/2010 | Robynn Tysver
    Add two more Republicans to the list of possible U.S. Senate contenders. State Sen. Deb Fischer, 59, of Valentine says she is “thinking” about a run, but won't decide until after this year's legislative session. And while former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr, 72, says it is “unlikely” that she would run, she declined to completely slam the door on a campaign. The two are the latest names to come forward and possibly run in 2012 against Democratic U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, who has said he is leaning toward another run, although he has yet to finalize his decision. The Republican...
  • Gun gets student expelled(NE)

    12/14/2010 4:00:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    omaha.com ^ | 9 December, 2010 | Maunette Loeks
    A Scottsbluff High School student expelled for possessing a firearm on school grounds had reportedly used the weapon for hunting purposes. There was no intent to cause harm to anyone, officials say. Advertising According to a Scottsbluff Police Report, Assistant Principal Dustin Shaddick alerted School Resource Officer Steve Lopez that a firearm had been found on school grounds the morning of Dec. 2. A female student reported to her boyfriend that she had seen the weapon and ammunition in a 17-year-old male student's vehicle and school officials were alerted. “The weapon has been described to me as a shotgun,” Scottsbluff...
  • Update: Dogs That Attacked Children Found (NE)

    12/03/2010 6:26:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    wowt.com ^ | 1 December, 2010 | Roger Hamer
    The owner of two dogs that attacked two 12-year-olds getting off a school bus Monday afternoon has been located and cited. The Nebraska Humane Society says they've found the dogs believed responsible for biting a boy and girl. The owner of two dogs that attacked two 12-year-olds getting off a school bus Monday afternoon has been located and cited. The Nebraska Humane Society says they've found the dogs believed responsible for biting a boy and girl. Forty-six-year-old Shara Dunbar was cited Wednesday morning on two counts of harboring a dangerous animal, two counts improper restraint and one count of no...
  • Christensen’s Castle Doctrine legislation gets attention during interim study hearing (NE)

    11/29/2010 4:11:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    waunetanebraska.com ^ | 28 November, 2010 | Russ Pankonin
    Senator Mark Christensen’s bill to address self defense issues at home and work, LB 889, got killed in this year’s session of the Unicameral but that doesn’t mean he’s giving up. Prior to adjournment, Christensen got a legislative resolution passed to conduct an interim study on a key element of the bill, commonly know as the Castle Doctrine. Christensen has built a reputation as a big advocate of Second Amendment gun rights. As a result, he wants to make sure people have the right to protect themselves in their homes, workplaces and vehicles without the threat of a civil lawsuit....
  • Bishop shuts down Nebraska religious group (Catholic Caucus)

    10/15/2010 2:19:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | October 15, 2010
    TEXT OF STATEMENT SHUTTING DOWN 'LAMBS' October 15, 2010Today, for grave reasons, I suppressed the Hermit Association of the Intercessors of the Lamb. The reasons for this suppression are noted in a separate news release, principally, the refusal of the lay civil board of the Intercessors of the Lamb, Inc., a Nebraska corporation, to acknowledge my authority in making much-needed reforms in the community. The way of life of some fifty vowed members was in peril due to actions of a handful of civil directors. The vows of the former members have ceased (c. 1194), and they are to set...
  • Chance to win $500k for Catholic school creates national buzz

    09/02/2010 1:56:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | September 2, 2010
    Lincoln, Neb., Sep 2, 2010 / 07:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The opportunity for a Catholic high school in Nebraska to win $500,000 to help build a new kitchen is creating excitement and drawing voters from around the diocese, the city and Catholics of all ages across the nation.Lincoln Pius X High School is battling with schools around the nation for a chance at $500,000.  The Kohl's Cares online voting contest began in July and ends on Friday, September 3.  Participants can vote up to five times for their school through Facebook, with the top 20 schools each receiving $500,000.Currently...
  • (NE)Planned Parenthood challenges new abortion law

    07/14/2010 4:47:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies
    World-Herald News Service ^ | 06.28.10 | Martha Stoddard
    LINCOLN — A study in Nigeria that concluded Protestant women ran a higher risk of heavy bleeding after abortion. A 1970s study of cervical lacerations and other complications from abortions done before current methods were adopted. Studies linking psychological problems and abortion that rely on faulty and unreliable reporting of past behavior. These are among the types of research a federal lawsuit alleges that women seeking abortions would have to be informed about under a new Nebraska law. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed the lawsuit Monday to keep Legislative Bill 594 from taking effect as scheduled July 15. The...
  • States Combat Illegal Immigration on their Own

    06/24/2010 4:29:29 PM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/24/2010 | Amanda Carey
    In the absence of any real action by the Obama administration to crack down on illegal immigration, cities and towns across the U.S. are taking matters into their own hands. Arizona’s immigration law is case in point, but it doesn’t stop there. While many cities are calling for boycotts of all things Arizona (Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, to name a few), some in states around the country are following its lead in combating illegal immigration. The City Council of Fremont, Nebraska, a small Midwestern community with barely more than 25,000 residents, just passed an ordinance designed to...
  • Walgreens Shooting: Another GREAT Post Gunfight Interview…(NE)

    06/18/2010 11:18:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies · 1,740+ views
    Frontsight ^ | 3 May, 2010 | Dr. Ignatius Piazza
    As I have stated in the past, I DO NOT recommend you sit down with the news media to be interviewed following a gunfight. However, I would be remiss in my duties to educate you on what happens IN and AFTER a gunfight if I did not share this post gunfight interview with you. This is a great interview that demonstrates many of the key characteristics of those who command and control their destiny versus those who fall prey to random acts of violence. Watch this extremely educational and intriguing post-gunfight video and see if you can spot WHY this...
  • 17 More States Planning Arizona "Illegal" Crackdown

    05/22/2010 1:03:52 PM PDT · by Freedom Frayed · 75 replies · 1,963+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 21,2010 | Bob Unruh
    In what is developing into a standoff between states and the federal government that could be bigger than gun control or even health care, 17 states have launched versions of Arizona's immigration law, even as federal officials say they may not bother to process illegal aliens caught by the states. William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, which has been trying to get officials to address the open southern border for years, warned the consequences could be dire. "Over the last couple days, Obama and the chief of ICE have refused to honor their oaths of office," he...
  • Should gun permits be easier?(NE)

    05/08/2010 5:40:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies · 694+ views
    WORLD-HERALD BUREAU ^ | 29 April, 2010 | Paul Hammel
    LINCOLN - A citizen's fatal shooting of a would-be robber in Omaha has sparked a debate over whether Nebraska should join three other states and do away with training and permit requirements to carry concealed handguns. Harry J. McCullough III, a 32-year-old drugstore customer, shot one robber who was holding a sawed-off shotgun and apprehended another. McCullough did not possess a state permit to carry a concealed handgun. He probably would be ineligible for such a permit because of his 1997 misdemeanor conviction for carrying a concealed weapon. Many credit the actions of the former security guard with preventing the...
  • Omaha Walgreens 'Hero' Still Being Denied Right to Self-Defense(NE)

    05/08/2010 4:31:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 881+ views
    prnewswire.com ^ | 6 May, 2010 | Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
    OMAHA, Neb., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA) today called on the city of Omaha to end its practice of registering firearms, in the wake of a case involving a private citizen who fatally shot an armed robber, and who continues to be denied the ability to register a new firearm by the Omaha Police Department, which took his defensive sidearm used in the shooting into evidence. NFOA President Andreas Allen said that the hero in this incident, Harry (James) McCullough, now faces gang reprisal because the armed robber man he fatally shot was a documented...
  • Dad fires at son's assailant(NE)

    05/05/2010 4:19:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 394+ views
    omaha.com ^ | 30 April, 2010 | Andrew J. Nelson
    After a man was shot and critically injured in front of a west Omaha house early Friday, his father fired back at the assailant. Bullets flew, blasting through the walls of a house across the street and narrowly missing a woman's head. Bryan J. Hall, 30, was shot at least twice in his abdomen while talking with a man on the porch of the house where Hall lives with his father and grandmother. Hall was rushed to Creighton University Medical Center with critical injuries, though it appeared he would survive, Omaha Police Sgt. Pam Volk said. He had at least...
  • Attorney Gives Account Of Walgreen's Shooting [video](NE)

    05/04/2010 9:03:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 602+ views
    ketv.com ^ | 4 May, 2010 | NA
    This is a video of Harry James McCullough's attorney explaining what happened in the Nebraska Walgreen shooting. It takes a long time to load, and you have to watch a commercial first, but I found it fascinating because it had all kinds of details missing from the news reports. It did miss that one of his rounds went down the barrel of the short barreled shotgun.
  • Gun Organization Raising Money For Walgreens' Shooter; Police Deny New Permit (NE)

    05/04/2010 1:01:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies · 1,236+ views
    wowt.com ^ | 30 April, 2010 | Brian Mastre
    The Nebraska Firearms Owner Association has offered to buy a new handgun for the man who shot and killed a robbery suspect at an Omaha Walgreens. Harry "James" McCullough, 32, said he's been overwhelmed by the support from people appreciative of his actions. On Monday, April 26th, he noticed two men, one of them armed with a shotgun, threaten the clerk and another customer at the Walgreens on 61st and NW Radial. That's when he shot the man 4-times, killing him. McCullough then held down the other suspect until police arrived. "You only have one chance," is what he told...