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Epilogue: Where the case is and where it's been, through the eyes of two journalists

7/4/2019
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With the case all but settled, let's take a look at where the Beatrice 6 is at and where it's been through the eyes of two journalists.

Duration:00:26:04

Revisiting 'Presumed Guilty': A case crumbles and the Beatrice 6 go free

7/2/2019
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In Episode Four of Revisiting 'Presumed Guilty,' we walk through the evidence that cleared the Beatrice 6, which helped free the remaining three from prison and allowed the police to catch Helen Wilson's true killer. Additionally, we will find out that there are still people who believe, despite the DNA testing, that the Beatrice 6 were still responsible for Wilson's rape and murder.

Duration:00:21:58

Revisiting 'Presumed Guilty': From prosecution to prison

7/1/2019
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From prosecution to prison, Episode Three of Revisiting 'Presumed Guilty" watches at Burt Searcey's case comes into the courtroom. At the end of Episode Two, Searcey had all of the Beatrice 6 in jail. Let's dive in.

Duration:00:23:53

Revisiting 'Presumed Guilty': A persistent detective turns up the heat on a cold case

6/30/2019
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Today's episode of the Revisiting 'Presumed Guilty' series details Burt Searcey, a persistent detective who turned up the heat on a cold case in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Duration:00:20:39

Revisiting 'Presumed Guilty': A murder, then the trail goes cold

6/29/2019
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A decade ago, the Journal Star produced "Presumed Guilty," an eight-day series telling the story of a 1985 murder in Beatrice and the troubled investigation that led to the wrongful conviction of six men and women. The group known as the Beatrice 6 collectively spent more than 70 years in prison before new DNA testing exonerated them in 2008. The botched investigation and wrongful convictions resulted in a judgment of more than $28 million that still looms over the heads of Gage County...

Duration:00:15:45

Epilogue: Revisiting 'Presumed Guilty' Teaser

6/25/2019
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A decade ago, the Journal Star produced Presumed Guilty, an eight-day series telling the story of a 1985 murder in Beatrice — and the troubled investigation that led to the wrongful conviction of six men and women. The group known as the Beatrice 6 collectively spent more than 70 years in prison before new DNA testing exonerated them in 2008. The botched investigation and wrongful convictions resulted in a judgment of more than $28 million that still looms over the heads of Gage County...

Duration:00:03:44

This Lincoln woman was stuck in an abusive relationship. Hear how she escaped.

10/3/2018
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Alice was stuck in an abusive relationship. Here's how she escaped. Warning: Contains graphic descriptions of domestic violence. Need help? Contact Friendship Home at 402-437-9302 or Voices of Hope at 402-475-7273.

Duration:00:14:33

5/11/18: A 15th show at Pinewood Bowl this summer? Tom Lorenz talks 2018 concert season

5/11/2018
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Tom Lorenz, manager of Pinnacle Bank Arena and Pinewood Bowl, previews the summer concert season and talks about what draws artists (and crowds) to Lincoln venues.

Duration:00:18:56

4/27/18: New features at Nebraska's state parks

4/27/2018
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Jim Swenson, parks administrator for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, describes the new features opening at state parks along the Platte River between Lincoln and Omaha.

Duration:00:33:41

4/12/18: Death penalty opponents discuss ongoing appeals

4/12/2018
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Todd Lancaster of the Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy and Amy Miller of the ACLU of Nebraska discuss the avenues available in the courts for those who oppose the death penalty.

Duration:00:34:00

4/1/18: Could Lincoln schools be safer? Discussion with LPS parent Korey Reiman

4/1/2018
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We talk with Korey Reiman, a local attorney and parent who has pushed for more security in Lincoln Public Schools since the Parkland, Florida shootings.

Duration:00:25:02

3/27/18: Trent Fellers talks about $1.1 billion property tax-cut petition

3/27/2018
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Former Lincoln City Councilman Trent Fellers talks about his effort to get a proposal for $1.1 billion in aid for property taxpayers on the ballot, with a deadline approaching this summer.

Duration:00:14:46

3/18/18: People who park in fields waiting for tornadoes

3/14/2018
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Ed Holloway and Jim Davidsaver, emergency manager for Lancaster County, talk about the volunteers responsible for warning the Lincoln area when severe weather is about to strike.

Duration:00:17:58

3/9/18: University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds on the budget

3/9/2018
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NU President Hank Bounds joins Journal Star government reporter JoAnne Young to discuss the Legislature's upcoming budget debate and its potential impact on the University of Nebraska.

Duration:00:12:02

3/8/18: Should Nebraska set higher speed limits?

3/8/2018
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Kyle Schneweis, director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation, explains why he feels the state can safely raise speed limits in some areas — including (maybe) Interstate 80.

Duration:00:14:42

3/3/18: Medical marijuana with State Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln

3/3/2018
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State Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln discusses her proposals to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska, and a possible petition effort to place the issue on the 2018 statewide ballot.

Duration:00:14:42

2/24/18: Urban growth in Lincoln with Dave Landis, urban development director

2/24/2018
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Does Lincoln have too much student housing? Downtown is booming: What's next? Urban Development Director Dave Landis talks Lincoln growth with business reporter Matt Olberding. (Thanks to Lauren Bydalek of Lincoln for the new music!)

Duration:00:14:47

2/21/18: Safety in Lincoln schools following mass shooting in Parkland, Florida

2/21/2018
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How does Lincoln Public Schools keep students safe? Joe Wright and Jon Sundermeier, former police captains who now manage security at LPS, talk with Journal Star education reporter Margaret Reist in the wake of the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Duration:00:17:13