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Gov. Heineman hopes to avoid losing federal crime fighting money

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he hopes the federal government will not pull money targeted to fight crime in Nebraska, because the Nebraska Crime Commission has failed to adequately document how the money is being spent. The U.S. Justice Department has warned the state that the Crime Commission must account for how it spent five million […] Read More »

Oct. 9 James Shields workout day interview

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Oct. 9 James Shields workout day interview Read More »

Transient seriously injured when struck by van

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A 58-year-old man is reported to be in critical condition after being struck by a minivan while crossing a busy Lincoln street. Lincoln police report Maurice Taylor, a transient, suffered serious injuries in the accident last night. He has been hospitalized in Lincoln. Witnesses told police Taylor walked against a traffic light, into the path […] Read More »

State employee charity helps thousands of Nebraskans

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More than 4,000 state employees have donated more than $575,000 dollars during the latest State Employee Charitable Giving campaign. The money supports a number of groups, such as the Nebraska Chapter of National Hemophilia Foundation. Kristin Henson of Lincoln volunteers with the chapter, which she says has been invaluable in helping her cope with the […] Read More »

Loaded handgun found in carry-on at Omaha airport

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How could you possibly “forget” you have a loaded gun with you when you’re about to board an airplane? It seems unlikely, but it continues to happen. Federal authorities say a man was detained at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield on Wednesday afternoon. The Transportation Security Administration says the man had a loaded handgun in his carry-on […] Read More »

Pelini was tired of playoff talk back in August (AUDIO)

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The Huskers have been practicing for the past couple of days, yesterday it was in full pads and the Big Red hit the field again today at 3:45, this bye week comes at nice time. They’ve played half of their schedule and now have an extra week to re-assess the team and where they’re heading […] Read More »

Pelini was tired of playoff talk back in August (AUDIO)

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The Huskers have been practicing for the past couple of days, yesterday it was in full pads and the Big Red hit the field again today at 3:45, this bye week comes at nice time. They’ve played half of their schedule and now have an extra week to re-assess the team and where they’re heading […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman criticizes Sen. Lathrop’s handling of Jenkins investigation (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has harsh words for the state senator chairing a legislative committee investigating the release of serial killer Nikko Jenkins. Heineman, during a news conference in his Capitol office, accused state Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha of already reaching a conclusion before the legislative committee he leads completes its investigation of the release […] Read More »

Softball districts begin today. Find the schedule right here

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2014 NEBRASKA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL DISTRICTS A-1 at Millard South PARTLY CLOUDY, 65 Thursday’s games Game 1–Omaha Bryan (2-16) vs. Omaha Northwest (1-15), 10 a.m. Game 2–Columbus (18-17) vs. South Sioux City (8-18), noon Game 3–Millard South (24-2) vs. Bryan-Northwest winner, 2 p.m. Game 4–Loser 1 vs. Loser 2, 4 p.m. Game 6–Loser 3 vs. […] Read More »

County leaders struggle to keep bridges passable as harvest begins

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Many Nebraska counties face the dilemma of having to repair or replace dozens of crumbling rural bridges, especially as farmers ramp up traffic during the harvest. The Nebraska Legislature’s Transportation Committee is hearing testimony on an interim study of the problem. Saunders County Highway Superintendent Steve Mika says his county has more than 400 bridges and […] Read More »

ALCS can’t get here fast enough for Royals

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The Royals have stolen many a heart in their ascendance to the American League Championship Series, and they've also stolen many a base. Read More »

ALCS can’t get here fast enough for Royals

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The Royals have stolen many a heart in their ascendance to the American League Championship Series, and they've also stolen many a base. Read More »

In LCS, ‘pens may write the tickets to World Series

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The Royals and Orioles both enter the American League Championship Series with an excellent bullpen. Which unit performs better may very well dictate which club moves on to the World Series. Read More »

League Championship Series game times announced

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On Wednesday, the game times were announced for the ALCS pairing of Kansas City and Baltimore and the National League Championship Series between the Giants and Cardinals. Read More »

Fortenberry hosts forum to explain health care law he opposes

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has hosted a forum to explain the requirements of the federal health care law, even though he opposes the law. Fortenberry says he hears a lot about health care from constituents. “Health care is very, very personal and the escalating cost, the new Affordable Health Care Act, the new law, was supposed […] Read More »