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Meet the new Lancaster County Attorney: Pat Condon

Meet the new Lancaster County Attorney: Pat Condon Lori Pilger, Lincoln Journal Star, Mar 17, 2018 Pat Condon is far from the new guy at Lincoln’s Hall of Justice, where he’s been a deputy Lancaster County attorney since 1990. Thursday, he quietly was sworn in as the county’s new top prosecutor, filling the spot left when […]

County attorney applicants sought after Joe Kelly resigns

County attorney applicants sought after Joe Kelly resigns Former Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly, who has been appointed U.S. Attorney for Nebraska, officially resigned his county position Friday. His chief deputy, Pat Condon, became acting county attorney, and the Lancaster County Board began its traditional practice of soliciting applications for a longer-term replacement. Read More.  […]

Proposed sentencing change would decrease Nebraska prison overcrowding and save money, lawmaker says

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine told the committee that tough, longer sentences haven’t caused Nebraska’s prison overcrowding, but “the person who sticks a gun in someone’s face or rapes a woman in her own home or tries to strangle someone.” Under the one-third rule, which was dropped three decades ago, judges must issue minimum prison […]

Bill seeks to stop drone use to spy on people, harass cows

Bill seeks to stop drone use to spy on people, harass cows Using a drone to spy on neighbors, drop drugs into prisons or harass cows could lead to criminal charges under a new bill Nebraska lawmakers will consider later this year. The measure would impose new safety and privacy rules on the remote-control flying […]

Inspector general: 50 victims of sex abuse verified in 3 years in Nebraska child welfare, juvenile justice systems

Inspector general: 50 victims of sex abuse verified in 3 years in Nebraska child welfare, juvenile justice systems A nearly yearlong investigation into alleged sexual abuse of children and youth in Nebraska’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems showed 50 verified victims in a recent three-year period, the state’s inspector general for child welfare Read more  

Attorney General Jeff Sessions creates new DEA office to ‘turn tide’ in opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – For the first time in 20 years, the Drug Enforcement Administration is opening a new field office, in an attempt to turn the tide in the worsening opioid crisis that has fueled record-setting overdose fatalities across the country. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the DEA’s 22nd field office would be located in Louisville, Ky., […]