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Cheap gas prices are treat for drivers, fright for Wall Street

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While gasoline is selling below $2 a gallon in some Nebraska cities, the great news for motorists is cause for alarm for investors. Markets around the globe are showing signs of weakness as crude oil dropped to $50 a barrel, half what it was a year ago. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says stock markets […] Read More »

Royals exec Taylor winding down impactful career

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Royals VP of baseball operations Dean Taylor is ready to transition into retirement after nearly 40 years in the game of baseball and Taylor and those who have worked with him are eager to express gratitude for an exemplary career. Read More »

Thieves targeting unattended cars left running

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Five vehicles left running unattended were stolen by thieves Tuesday morning in Omaha. All five were taken within a ten minute period around 7:30 am. Omaha Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist Bridget Fitzpatrick says this is a crime of opportunity. No one likes the cold weather and when someone out walking sees a warm, running […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman says agriculture remains Nebraska’s economic base

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Gov. Dave Heineman says the growth of agriculture spurred the great economic growth Nebraska has enjoyed the past few years. And Heineman says agriculture in Nebraska is more diverse than it was 25 years ago. “What I mean by that is the foundation of our economy is agriculture, but agriculture today doesn’t mean just the […] Read More »

Full house at Omaha’s Open Door Mission

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As Nebraska remains in the grip of a bitter cold snap people head to the Open Door Mission in Omaha for a warm place to stay. CEO Candace Gregory says no one is turned away but that means they are running on low on a number of necessities. Gregory says, “We are sleeping women and […] Read More »

Amherst woman sentence for UNK embezzlement

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An Amherst woman has been sentenced to jail time for stealing money from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra. 54-year-old Jane Jameson was ordered Monday to serve 120 days in jail on charges of theft and attempted theft. She was ordered to pay more than $31,000 in restitution and […] Read More »

Ben Sasse to take oath, become newest Nebraska US Senator

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United States Sen.-elect Ben Sasse takes the oath of office today in Washington, becoming the newest Nebraska Senator. Sasse succeeds Sen. Mike Johanns, who is stepping down from the Senate after serving a term and retiring from public office after 32 years at all levels of government. Sasse is one of 13 freshmen Senators; 12 […] Read More »

Gov.-elect Ricketts ready to take oath, get started (AUDIO)

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Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts takes the oath of office Thursday afternoon, becoming the state’s first new governor in 10 years. Ricketts won a tight race in the Republican primary, then cruised to an easy victory to become the successor to Gov. Dave Heineman. Ricketts has been busy studying the state budget during the transition period, spending […] Read More »

UNK’s Beranek named MIAA men’s hoops player of the week

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Nebraska-Kearney’s Connor Beranek has been named the MIAA Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week. Connor had 17 points & 16 rebounds (all defensive) in the Lopers’ 65-64 home win over 8th-ranked Central Missouri on Saturday night. Rebounding a missed shot with 14 seconds to go, he was fouled on the play. He hit the two free throws […] Read More »

Big night from Shields not enough as Hawkeyes hold down Huskers

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Despite a game-high 25 points from Shavon Shields, the Nebraska basketball team fell at Iowa, 70-59, on Monday evening in Iowa City. Shields posted his third straight 20-point game and sixth of the season as the Huskers drop to 8-6, 0-2 Big Ten. Nebraska was in foul trouble most of the first half, and trailed by eight […] Read More »

Rural Nebraska homeowners see benefits of USDA program

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More than $114-million in federal funding was delivered to Nebraska families for home repairs, rental assistance and home ownership last year. USDA Rural Development housing grants are used in communities of 20,000 or fewer people, according to the program’s state director Maxine Moul. Moul says, “We were able to help more than 1,100 families in […] Read More »

Rural Nebraska homeowners see benefits of USDA program

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More than $114-million in federal funding was delivered to Nebraska families for home repairs, rental assistance and home ownership last year. USDA Rural Development housing grants are used in communities of 20,000 or fewer people, according to the program’s state director Maxine Moul. Moul says, “We were able to help more than 1,100 families in […] Read More »

Indoor Air Show at Strategic Air & Space Museum

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum will host an Indoor Air Show on Saturday, January 17th. Marketing Director Deb Hermann says the show brings the fun and excitement of an air show inside with radio controlled -RC- models. The model pilots will demonstrate loops, flips and barrel rolls in the Durham Restoration Hangar. Hermann says […] Read More »

Indoor Air Show at Strategic Air & Space Museum

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum will host an Indoor Air Show on Saturday, January 17th. Marketing Director Deb Hermann says the show brings the fun and excitement of an air show inside with radio controlled -RC- models. The model pilots will demonstrate loops, flips and barrel rolls in the Durham Restoration Hangar. Hermann says […] Read More »

Former federal cyber security chief sentenced to 25 years on child porn charges

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The former acting director of cyber security at the United States Department of Health and Human Services has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on various child pornography charges. A federal jury in the District of Nebraska in late August convicted 56-year-old Timothy DeFoggi, formerly of Germantown, Maryland of engaging in a child […] Read More »