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News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Democrat challenging Nebraska GOP U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer is releasing a television ad that accuses the Republican incumbent of not looking out for the interests of Nebraska farmers being hurt by President Donald Trump's trade dispute with China. The televised ad by Democrat Jane Raybould is the first in the general election race.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha firefighters have deployed a new, high-tech device to test potentially dangerous substances. Omaha station KETV reports that several firefighters suited up in their hazardous materials gear Wednesday for a training exercise with the department's new safety tool. Federal grant money paid for the $46,000 mass spectrometer, which can identify 30,000 different substances. The device identified the hazmat training substance in just seconds: baby powder.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A convicted sex offender in Omaha has been imprisoned for distributing child pornography. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 51-year-old Lawrence Quignon was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 15 years. Quignon was previously convicted of sexual assault of a minor in Adams County in 1999. He is required by state law to register as a sexual offender for life.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Law enforcement officials near Omaha have seized about 20 pounds of marijuana, cocaine and hash from a car heading to Iowa. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says deputies discovered the drugs in a car they pulled over early Wednesday morning in eastern Omaha. Officials say they found 14 pounds of marijuana in numerous heat-sealed bags inside a black trash bag, nearly five pounds of cocaine and 23 containers of hash.

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