OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The family of a slain Creighton University professor and his wife are asking for privacy amid the ongoing investigation into the deaths. The university issued a statement yesterday on behalf of the family of Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary. The couple was found slain May 14 in their Omaha home. The statement called the couple a devoted mother and beloved father. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says a task force is investigating any connection between the deaths and a double homicide at the home of Roger Brumback's colleagues
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Chemicals that are used in the newest generation of designer drugs would become illegal in Nebraska, under a measure advancing in the Legislature. Lawmakers gave first-round approval yesterday to a bill that would restrict key ingredients in the synthetic drugs, which can mimic the effects of methamphetamine, marijuana and LSD.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Lawmakers have rejected an attempt to repeal a new Nebraska law that lets cities raise their local option sales tax rates, as long as they secure voter approval. The law gives cities the power to ask voters for an increase to as high as 2%, up from the current 1.5% lid imposed by the state. Lawmakers voted not to reconsider a measure filed by Sen. Ernie Chambers, of Omaha.
RALSTON, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett isn't just Berkshire Hathaway's chairman and CEO. He's also the chief salesman. Buffett visited a Dairy Queen in Ralston, Neb., last night to serve up the restaurant chain's new S'mores Blizzard flavor that will be available nationwide June 1. Then he ate ice cream for the cameras.
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