Appeals court won’t delay $28 million Beatrice Six verdict

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said it won’t delay a jury’s decision against Gage County, awarding $28 million to six people falsely accused of raping and murdering a Beatrice woman in 1985. The “Beatrice 6” collectively spent years in prison before they were exonerated. The decision came Tuesday, a week after the appellate courtContinue reading “Appeals court won’t delay $28 million Beatrice Six verdict”

York City Council drops residence restriction proposal

Some good news from Thursday’s York City Council meeting. YORK – An ordinance that would have banned convicted/registered sex offenders from living within 500 feet of a school or child care facility in York was given a second public reading and then dropped for good. More heartening were comments by various council members as to whyContinue reading “York City Council drops residence restriction proposal”

York City Council considering residency restriction ordinance

The Omaha World-Herald article does not say how many of the 31 non-incarcerated registrants in York would be subject to the residency restriction ordinance. YORK, Neb. — The York City Council is considering the creation of residency restrictions for convicted/registered sex offenders and has already held the first of three readings of an ordinance thatContinue reading “York City Council considering residency restriction ordinance”