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Nebraska Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Wilkinson appeal


Oral arguments in the appeal of the misdemeanor conviction and 30-day jail sentence for former Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson were made to the Nebraska Supreme Court early Thursday morning at the Creighton University School of Law in Omaha.

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

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

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