Ernie Chambers filibuster sinks bill to allow flashing lights for citizen patrols

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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:23 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

LINCOLN — Turn out the lights on a proposal to allow neighborhood watch groups to place flashing amber lights on top of their patrol cars.

State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha, who proposed the idea, fell one vote short Tuesday of stopping a filibuster against the bill mounted by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha.

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