LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Governor Dave Heinemann's appointee to complete a term in the Nebraska Legislature has withdrawn his name, saying his father in Oklahoma just suffered a heart attack. The announcement on Friday also followed news that Patrick Shannon owes the state $16,000 for campaign-disclosure violations during an unsuccessful bid for the Legislature in 2004.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry has chosen tax reform as its major goal for next year's legislative session. The chamber announced that it will advocate for lowering Nebraska's top individual income tax rate and the corporate tax. The chamber will also oppose attempts to expand Nebraska's sales tax base.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say the owner of a west Omaha skate shop faces charges in connection with the discovery of 18 pounds of marijuana at his business. Omaha television station KETV says a raid Wednesday night at Wake N Skate Boardhouse resulted in the discovery. Additional information about the search has not been released.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A drunken-driving charge in Nebraska against New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has been dismissed. The former Nebraska Cornhusker pleaded no contest to another charge, was fined $500 and put on probation. Dennard, who appeared in Lancaster County Court on Friday, was arrested in July on suspicion of drunken driving and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
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