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Wilkinson's appeal moved to Nebraska Supreme Court


The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear former Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson's appeal of a misdemeanor conviction and 30-day jail sentence.

The court is set to hear oral arguments in the case on March 31 in Omaha.

Wilkinson pleaded no contest to a charge of obstructing government operations last July. The charge related to pulling a citation that had been issued to Sidney's then-public services director.

After being ordered to serve 30 days in jail, Wilkinson appealed the conviction and sentence. In September, a district court judge upheld the ruling. A month later, Wilkinson appealed to...

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