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HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) - The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District will again provide eagle-watching sites to the public this winter. The Grand Island Independent reports that the regular viewing season will begin Dec. 23 at the district's J-2 Hydroplant south of Lexington and its facility below Kingsley Dam on the east side of Lake McConaughy. The sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through the last weekend in February.

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) - A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy has been honored for his work in helping capture a man suspected of being the so-called "AK-47 Bandit." Beatrice radio station KWBE reports that in a ceremony Monday, Deputy Chad Byrne was presented with a plaque in recognition of his "outstanding service and attention to detail on June 20, 2017."

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - Sarpy County has filed a second lawsuit challenging an annexation by Gretna that doubles the city's land area. The Omaha World-Herald reports the county on Thursday filed the lawsuit, which claims the annexation is illegal because it includes agricultural land. The suit also notes that if the annexation of agricultural land isn't allowed, that would mean Gretna violated a requirement that annexed land by contiguous or adjacent to the incorporated boundaries.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Douglas County prosecutor has announced he's turning over the criminal cases against two former Omaha police officers charged in connection with the death of a mentally ill man to the Nebraska attorney general. County Attorney Don Kleine made the announcement in a written statement Friday, citing that it was the state attorney general's office that oversaw a grand jury process last month that recommended charges against the former officers.

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