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    The City of Fremont, Nebraska, has defied an order from Dodge County Judge Thomas Klein to return a handgun to a Kansas man who had the firearm confiscated by Fremont police officers after he was arrested for possession of marijuana.

      Dodge County, Nebraska, Attorney Pamela Hopkins is hoping to recruit and hire highly qualified candidates for three vacant deputy county attorney jobs following the departure of the third lawyer from her office since mid-June.

        A former Fremont Police officer - Payton L. Boston, 31 - pleaded not guilty in late July to three different criminal charges filed against him in Dodge County Court. Boston was also sentenced after pleading guilty to a DUI charge in Iowa.

        The following arrest information was compiled directly from police report summaries emailed to the Tribune from the Fremont Police Department. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

        The Fremont Police Department lost two officers in late July, with both officers resigning in good standing in order to take new jobs with other regional police departments.

        Fremont animal rights activist Rachael “Rae” R. Tuff, 40, of Fremont, issued a statement to the Tribune on Thursday denying the allegations made against her and her mother by the Fremont Police Department.

        National Night Out offers chance to connect with law enforcement in festive atmosphere on Tuesday, Aug. 1 in John C. Fremont City Park.

        Rachel “Rae” R. Tuff, 40, a prominent Fremont-area animal rights activist who also unsuccessfully attempted to have a former city council member recalled, was arrested on July 25 on allegations related to illegally operating an animal shelter or rescue operation and theft of services.


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