Psychiatrist’s suit says state rules were violated at Nebraska mental hospital

From the Omaha World-Herald: LINCOLN — A Lincoln Regional Center psychiatrist is claiming that violations of state rules and regulations affected the care of patients at the state mental hospital.   Dr. Farid Karimi made the allegations in a federal lawsuit filed against the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, which operates the regional center,Continue reading “Psychiatrist’s suit says state rules were violated at Nebraska mental hospital”

Appeals court upholds $28 million judgment to Beatrice Six

A federal appeals court has upheld the $28 million judgment against Gage County, awarded to six people falsely accused of the 1985 rape and murder of a Beatrice woman. The six collectively spent more than 70 years in prison before they were exonerated nearly a decade ago. The Omaha World-Herald reports on the court’s decision.Continue reading “Appeals court upholds $28 million judgment to Beatrice Six”

LB693 would create new offenses, including "unmanned aircraft harassment by a registered sex offender"

It remains to be seen if this bill will get off the ground. The Judiciary Committee heard testimony on LB693, introduced by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, which would regulate the use of unmanned aircraft (drones) in the state. Much of the bill’s language prohibits the use of drones to trespass or spy on another person.Continue reading “LB693 would create new offenses, including "unmanned aircraft harassment by a registered sex offender"”