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Nebraska Democratic Party executive critical of Gov. Heineman

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Governor Dave Heineman is getting more flack about wanting information on the children from Central America in Nebraska. Dan Marvin is the Executive Director of the Nebraska Democratic Party and says Governor Heineman has been “jacking up” the issue which is not helpful in solving the problem. Marvin says Governor Heineman has been calling these […] Read More »

Three truck accident on I-80 kills one, seriously injures another (UPDATE)

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A three truck accident at a work zone on Interstate 80 in Seward County claimed one life and seriously injured another person. The Nebraska State Patrol has released the names of the victims. Dead is 28-year-old Marcus Lathon of Chesapeake, VA. Seriously injured in the wreck was 34-year-old Kwasi Obeng-Benne of El Paso, TX. Emergency […] Read More »

Storm Chasers give up six homers in loss

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In front of the third largest crowd of the season at 8,553 on “Mike Jirschele Night,” the Omaha Storm Chasers (51-46) gave up a season-high six home runs in a 14-4 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs (50-48). It was the first time since July 16, 2012 that Omaha has lost by ten or more […] Read More »

Saltdogs win fourth straight

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All-Star hurler Marquis Fleming turned in another solid outing and Luis Nuñez homered yet again, as the Saltdogs (29-28) beat Trois-Rivieres Aigles (18-34) 6-2 to win their fourth straight series in front of 1,642 fans at Stade Fernand-Bedard Thursday night. Fleming (6-3) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs with five strikeouts no walks to earn […] Read More »

Saturday marks 25th anniversary of the crash of Flight 232 in Sioux City

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A new permanent exhibit and garden that pays tribute to the crew, passengers and the Siouxland response to the 1989 crash of United Airlines Flight 232 is now open at the Mid America Air Museum in Sioux City. Museum director Larry Finley says he gets weekly questions from visitors about Flight 232 and how local […] Read More »

Creighton professor wants Nebraska to change law regarding driver’s license restrictions

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Creighton University Associate Professor Diana Thomas would like Nebraska to change their law regarding restrictions on driver’s licenses to those brought into the country illegally as children. Thomas says the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act allows these young individuals to get work permits and social security numbers if they have no criminal record and […] Read More »

One dies, two are injured in triple truck crash on I-80

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One person died, two suffered injuries in a three semi tractor-trailer collision late Thursday afternoon on Interstate 80 between York and Seward. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the three trucks wrecked on the eastbound lanes of I-80. One of the persons injured in the wreck was taken by helicopter to Bryan West Campus in Lincoln. […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns says Malaysian plane crash poses grave situation

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Sen. Mike Johanns says a plane crash in eastern Ukraine could have grave international ramifications. It appears a surface-to-air missile brought down a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, killing 295. It could have been launched by pro-Russian separatist rebels. “Very, very risky, difficult situation and I can’t overstate how very challenging this could be […] Read More »

ACLU criticizes Heineman on illegal immigrant children stance

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The Nebraska ACLU chapter is criticizing Gov. Dave Heineman, claiming he has no need to know information on the illegal immigrant children now in Nebraska. ACLU spokesman Tyler Richard says the governor should never have written the federal government, demanding information on the 200 children being housed in the state. “Our concern is that this […] Read More »

Nebraska Farm Bureau warns Congress of EPA expansion

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Nebraska Farm Bureau members have wrapped up their annual trek to Washington, after lobbying against a proposed expansion of the power of the Environmental Protection Agency. Todd Reed of Lincoln co-owns a custom farming operation south of Greenwood. He worries a change in definition could allow the EPA to regulate waterways on farms. “That land […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 15

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Royals No. 3 prospect Jorge Bonifacio recorded two hits and a run but Northwest Arkansas fell, 8-4, when Tulsa plated six in the ninth on Tuesday. Read More »

Man dies of injuries from golf cart accident earlier this month

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A young man thrown from a golf cart during an accident earlier this month in Gretna has died of his injuries. 31-year-old Patrick Jurgensen of Gretna had been listed in critical condition at Creighton University Medical Center since the accident on July 10th. Jurgensen died Wednesday night. According to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, Jurgensen […] Read More »

Western Nebraska man dies after car dives into lake

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A western Nebraska man died after his car sunk into a Panhandle lake. Morrill County officials report the body of 50-year-old Brett Golden of Redington was found inside his car, which was nearly completely submerged in a small lake at Bridgeport State Recreation Area. The car hit a tree, bounced off, drove through a beach, […] Read More »

Alleged mother-son murder-suicide in Omaha stuns neighbors

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Friends, family and neighbors of 54 year old Maureen Flanagan and her 18 year old son Cooper are shocked at Wednesday’s discovery of an alleged murder-suicide in their west Omaha home. The causes of death have not been released and autopsies are scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Authorities say Maureen Flanagan was found dead in the […] Read More »

Ex-Royals equipment manager Zych dies in car accident

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Al Zych, longtime equipment manager of the Kansas City Royals, died on Monday as a result of a two-vehicle accident near the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Read More »