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May 27th, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.
Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 to override the veto of Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican who supports the death penalty. The vote makes Nebraska the first traditionally conservative state to eliminate the punishment since North Dakota in 1973.
LINCOLN-- State senators will be faced with yet another
historic vote Wednesday afternoon: whether or not to uphold their original vote on LB 268 and override the governor's veto of the bill repealing the death penalty in Nebraska.
Gov. Pete Ricketts officially vetoed LB 268, originally
introduced by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, Tuesday afternoon.
"Repealing the death penalty sends the wrong message to
Nebraskans who overwhelming support capital punishment and look to government to strengthen public safety, not weaken it," Ricketts said.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Tuesday that would make Nebraska the first traditionally conservative state in more than four decades to abolish the death penalty, sending it back to lawmakers who will attempt an override.
Nebraska lawmakers passed the bill last week with a veto-proof, 32-15 majority. At least 30 senators are needed to override the Ricketts' veto, but the Republican governor has been talking to individual senators to try to weaken the support.
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ELK CREEK, Neb. (AP) â€” The Pentagon says the remains of a Nebraska fighter pilot missing since World War II have been found in Germany.
The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Alvin Beethe, of Elk Creek, will be laid to rest on June 8 in Arlington National Cemetery outside the nation's capital.
Officials say Beethe was flying a P-38 Lightning during a mission on Nov. 26, 1944, when it crashed near Morschenich, Germany. He was reported as killed in action.
Broken Bow, NE, May 20, 2015â€“ The City of Broken Bow invites the public to an Open House regarding the 5th Avenue Project. The Open House will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City Auditorium.
During the Open House the items that will be discussed are location of trash cans, mailboxes, parking, timeframes, and accessibility to your property during construction on 5th Avenue. City Staff, Myers Construction, and JEO Consulting Group, Inc. will be available during this time to answer any questions.
North Park School in Broken Bow gave out perfect attendance awards for the 2014-2015 school year.
Pictured are Zakary Crawford, Shaun Crawford, Ty Royle, Kaytee Crawford, Cara Royle, Keelyn Shea, Maddie Diederichs, Noah Osmond, Tyson Neely, Coy Wardyn and Austin Fox
There is an early deadline for the May 28th issue of the Custer County Chief. The deadline to make it in this paper is Friday May 22 at noon.
The Chief office will be closed on Memorial Day Monday May 25.
The Broken Bow School Board tapped David Glendy Monday evening to fill a seat vacated by the resignation of Michelle Zlomke. Following a split 3-2 vote, Glendy signed his oath of office and took his seat at the table. Details follow in this week's Custer County Chief.
The city of Broken Bow is pleased to announce that the Broken Bow Library capital campaign video is complete. The Library staff, board, and steering committee worked with Mitch Hunt with Huntrex, LLC to produce this remarkable video. Click on the attached video to see more about the Broken Bow Public Library. https://youtu.be/j3KpIhw6to8
To learn more about the Broken Bow Library Expansion, please contact Joan at (308) 872-2927 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org