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Rare white lion cub born at Henry Doorly Zoo

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A first for the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. Director Dennis Pate says excitement is building with the birth of a rare white lion cub. The cub is one of three born last week – two males and one female. Pate says, “We have never had one before. Most zoos have never had one and […] Read More »

Flood warning issued for south-central Nebraska near I-80

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The threat of flooding has risen near Grand Island. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Hall County. An ice jam has formed in a channel of the Platte River. Water is backing up south of Interstate 80. It is feared that floodwater could swamp businesses on the south side of I-80 […] Read More »

AG Bruning says president “pushing the envelope” with ex. order

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Attorney General Jon Bruning objects to President Barack Obama’s executive order delaying deportation of up to five million illegal immigrants. Bruning says the move could put more pressure on states attempting to distribute social services to their citizens. Yet, he says he has a more fundamental concern. “My concern with the president is just that […] Read More »

Royals acquire shortstop Jackson from Dodgers

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The Royals acquired shortstop Ryan Jackson from the Dodgers on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations. Read More »

Royals Charities spreading goodwill all year round

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A World Series came to the Royals for the first time in 29 years, but many Kansas City organizations know there's something they can depend upon every year. That's Royals Charities, an ownership hallmark of the Glass family. It has provided the K.C. co... Read More »

Omaha firefighter goes above and beyond the call of duty

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An Omaha firefighter is on a mission to help those impacted by fire. Drew Gerkin responded to a call about four years ago and noticed there was no furniture in the family’s home. He asked a little boy where the family slept and night and the boy said they take clothes out of suitcases and […] Read More »

Parole Board head claims she felt pressure due to prison overcrowding

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The chairwoman of the Nebraska Parole Board told a special legislative committee she was pressured by the Heineman Administration to parole more prison inmates to ease overcrowding. Chairwoman Esther Casmer said both former state Corrections Director Bob Houston and Gov. Dave Heineman’s Chief of Staff, Larry Bare, pressured her to parole more prisoners after the […] Read More »

Former western Nebraska hospital administrator sentenced on child porn charge

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A former western Nebraska hospital administrator has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf sentenced 65-year-old James Parks to three years in prison. In addition, Parks will have to serve five years of supervised release and register as a sex offender. Parks reached […] Read More »

Be careful as you travel this Thanksgiving holiday weekend (AUDIO)

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Many Nebraskans take to the road today, one of the biggest travel days of the year. The Nebraska State Patrol wants you to be safe out there. Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, says the rules of the road are simple. “Don’t drive impaired, whether that’s drunk or drugged. Wear your seat […] Read More »

Groselle leads the way as Creighton tops Eastern Illinois

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Junior center Geoffrey Groselle made 7-of-8 shots and scored a career-high 15 points as No. 23 Creighton Men’s Basketball earned a 75-53 win over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday night before 17,408 fans in Omaha. Fellow Bluejay reserve guard James Milliken had a career-best 10 rebounds as well. Creighton improved to 5-0 for the fourth straight […] Read More »

High School football State Championship scores from Tuesday

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Class B Omaha Skutt 40 Elkhorn 10 Class C-1 Boone Central 54 Ashland-Greenwood 14 Class C-2 Aquinas 40 Hartington Cedar Catholic 6 Read More »

Nebraska man to be honored during Friday’s Husker game

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A tradition will continue at Friday’s University of Nebraska – University of Iowa football game. Athletic directors from both teams will make a special presentation during half time honoring one resident from each state for remarkable acts of courage. Nebraska’s hero is Gene Willers. He is the president of Midwest Bank of Pilger and is […] Read More »

Homestead National Monument opens new exhibit, plans for quarter unveiling

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The Homestead National Monument of America is opening a new exhibit on Friday called the Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures. Park Ranger Susan Cook says the exhibit represents various cultures who settled on the prairie because of the Homestead Act of 1862, and well as Native Americans. “The Pawnee Indian Village gave us a picture […] Read More »

Career night from Shields helps Nebraska top Omaha

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It was another slow start for Tim Miles’ team on Tuesday night at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Lucky for Miles and Nebraska, Shavon Shields showed up and took control against Omaha. Shields poured in a career-high 35 points as the Huskers overcame a strong start from the Mavericks on their way to an 80-67 win […] Read More »

Fortenberry regrets Hagel decision to resign as Defense Secretary

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry regrets that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has resigned. Fortenberry says Hagel, a former United States Senator from Nebraska, was forthright when dealing with Congress. “He’ll tell you what he thinks,” Fortenberry tells Kevin Thomas, host of Driver Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “The White House, the way it’s […] Read More »