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One dead, one injured in central Nebraska car wreck

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A young St. Paul man has died after a near head-on collision on a state highway in central Nebraska. Dead is 21-year-old Derek Holt. The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reports Holt died of his injuries Sunday night at a hospital after his car hit an oncoming car on Nebraska 92, approximately two miles west of […] Read More »

Omaha police raid two marijuana grow operations

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One person has been arrested after a marijuana grow operation was found in the basement of a house in Omaha. Narcotics officers removed 100 plants, some 3 to 4-feet tall. Along with the plants officers found grow lights, watering system, filters and other equipment used to grow the plants. That raid happened at 42nd and […] Read More »

Nebraska ranks 10th overall in Kids Count report

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Nebraska placed 10th overall in the latest Kids Count report. Chrissy Tonkinson, research coordinator with Voices for Children in Nebraska, says that is two points lower than last year’s ranking. They look at four categories that include economy, education, health and family & community. Tonkinson says Nebraska’s education and health scores are up but there […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns proposes competition to improve VA (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns says veterans dissatisfied with the health care provided by the Veterans Administration should be allowed to seek care in the private sector. Johanns, a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, says the committee has been enormously generous to the VA’s budget requests in the past. “The VA would come in and say, […] Read More »

Beat the heat – drink water

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The heat and humidity returned to Nebraska in force this week and many hospitals and clinics are busy treating patients suffering from heat related illness. Dr. Michael Walts is with Alegent Creighton Health in the Omaha metro area and says the best thing you can do is to drink plenty of water… not alcohol or […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 21

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Pedro Ciriaco tied a career high with five RBIs as Triple-A Omaha defeated New Orleans 9-2 on Sunday. 14th-ranked Royals prospect Christian Colon added a solo homer and an RBI double. Read More »

Eastern Nebraska man charged with sex trafficking

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An Omaha man will spend 10 years in federal prison for sex trafficking in Iowa and Nebraska. Court records show 25-year-old Adrien Jamaal Cole pled guilty to sex trafficking in March of this year. An investigation found Cole had used minors in and around the Omaha area as prostitutes. He also recruited teen girls to […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns joins legislation to address border crisis (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns has backed legislation to resolve the crisis which has allowed an estimated 57,000 children to cross the southern border illegally. Johanns co-sponsors a bill that would tweak the 2008 law on illegal immigrant children, create a swifter immigration process for the children, and add 40 immigration judges. “In Nebraska, immigration court dates […] Read More »

Storm Chasers Start Road Trip With A Win

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Christian Colon collected three hits, scored a run and drove in a run to lead Omaha to a 4-1 decision over Memphis Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at AutoZone Park. The Storm Chasers won their second straight to improve to 53-48 and moved to within a half-game of division-leading Iowa, which […] Read More »

Huskers add commitment from OL Jurkovic

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Nebraska added another verbal commitment to the 2015 recruiting class as offensive lineman Mirko Jurkovic Jr. committed to the Huskers. The 6-foot-5, 276-pound Jurkovic has close to 20 offers on the table, but recently named a top three that consisted of Florida, Nebraska, and Ohio State after having taken unofficial visits to all three schools. Although it […] Read More »

State’s cattle producers encouraged to attend meetings to learn, sound off

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The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association is holding a series of meetings around the state this week to get input from its members on various state and federal issues and concerns. The association’s legislative director Laura Field says they’re making seven stops for meetings. Field says, “We’re going to talk about some issues with animal health and […] Read More »

Guthrie fine with payback after hit by pitches

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There was a bit of baseball gamesmanship that, in the opinion of Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, was handled quite properly. And he was the guy who set it off by hitting two batters early in Monday night's 3-1 loss to the White Sox. Read More »

Royals find no bargain going up against Sale

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Jeremy Guthrie logged six solid innings with five strikeouts, but Danny Valencia's RBI single was all the Royals could muster in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Monday night. Read More »

Flowers’ foul ball confirmed by umpires’ review

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Tyler Flowers' drive down the left-field line originally looked as if it would stay fair for his sixth home run, but the ball curved around the foul pole and was ruled foul by third-base umpire Mike Muchlinski. That call was confirmed after a crew chie... Read More »

Chen, Royals aiming to end skid vs. White Sox

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Scott Carroll and the White Sox will look to stay tough on Bruce Chen and the Royals on Tuesday night in the middle game at U.S. Cellular Field. Read More »