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Gov. Heineman accuses prison committee of rewriting history (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman accuses a special legislative committee of attempting to rewrite history in its report on the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The committee concluded in a report released Monday Gov. Heineman set the tone that led to the prison sentencing miscalculations, because he refused to consider building a new prison to relieve overcrowding. Committee […] Read More »

Oak Ridge boy reflects on Elvis, Elvira (AUDIO)

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The bass singer for the Oak Ridge Boys, known for his “oom-pa-pa-oom-pa-pa-mau-mau” bass solo in the song “Elvira” says he’s thrilled the band is still drawing huge crowds after four-plus decades of touring. Richard Sterban and the other “boys” will be making one stop in Nebraska this year, tonight in Norfolk. Sterban says the four […] Read More »

Grand Island man charged in packing plant murder

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A 34-year-old Grand Island man has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of a man outside a central Nebraska meat packing plant. Angelo Bol is accused of gunning down 34-year-old Karel Perez-Almaguer of Grand Island in the parking lot outside Gibbon Packing early Monday evening. Buffalo County Attorney Shawn Eartherton charges […] Read More »

Royals sign Kendrys to 2-year deal

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The $17 million didn't hurt, but veteran hitter Kendrys Morales also donned a jersey with "Royals" across the chest on Tuesday because he believes Kansas City is poised for another postseason run or two. He was at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday as the Roy... Read More »

Pelini going back home. Reports suggest he’ll coach Youngstown State

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Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini will become the head-coaching job at Youngstown State, according to multiple reports. Pelini went to high school in Youngstown, Ohio.   Pelini was 67-27 as Nebraska’s coach, passing Tom Osborne for the most wins ever at the school in a coach’s first seven years, but he couldn’t win the big games. Pelini […] Read More »

Attempt to trade drugs for Xbox leads to couple’s arrest

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He didn’t have any money for the Xbox. So, he offered marijuana, and psychedelic mushrooms. Enter the Nebraska State Patrol. According to NSP, a Hay Springs couple offered a trooper six grams of marijuana and two psychedelic mushrooms for the gaming system. 30-year-old Christopher Ames and 26-year-old Casandra Agnes have been arrested on multiple charges. […] Read More »

Offutt AFB closing one of three gates

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Officials at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska are closing one of three entry gates into the base. 55th Wing Deputy of Public Affairs 1st Lt. Carly Costello says, The gate does not meet certain installation requirements and its closure will help the 55th Security Forces Squadron mitigate operational requirement issues, such as upcoming […] Read More »

Michigan and Wisconsin still on hold with their coaching searches (AUDIO)

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After LSU’s Monday evening bowl practice, Tigers’ coach Les Miles addressed persistent rumors that he will return to his alma mater, where he played under Bo Schembechler and spent a decade as an assistant coach.  Miles refused to be quoted on the record, but he sent a clear message: A return to Ann Arbor is not […] Read More »

Lamberty wins freshman honor again in the Big East

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Freshman Sydney Lamberty liked being the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week so much, she decided to keep the title a second week.  Lamberty earned the honor for the second consecutive week on Monday, Dec. 15. Lamberty averaged 12.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a 2-1 week for the Bluejays, with the lone […] Read More »

Committee outlines state missteps in Nikko Jenkins case (AUDIO)

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A special legislative committee concludes solitary confinement and a lack of mental health care might well have pushed Nikko Jenkins to murder four people in Omaha. Nikko Jenkins, convicted of killing four in Omaha after being released from prison, spent most of his time behind bars locked in solitary confinement. “It illustrates the problem with […] Read More »

Body of airman recovered from Lake Manawa in Iowa

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A United States airman who worked for Offutt Air Force Base has drowned in Lake Manawa across the state line in Iowa. A search for the man began shortly after his companion, 36-year-old Master Sgt. Benjamin Ferguson, swam to shore Sunday after their boat capsized. The other man, whose name has not been released, also […] Read More »

One dead after shooting in Gibbon meat packing plant

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A 34-year-old Grand Island man has been arrested in the shooting death of a worker at a meat packing plant in Gibbon. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office reports the deadly shooting occurred in the parking lot of Gibbon Pack early Monday evening. Dead is a 34-year-old man, pronounced dead at the scene. No names have […] Read More »

Nebraska man sentenced to life in prison for stabbing death

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A Nebraska man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a woman he robbed. The Attorney General’s office reports Andrew Casterline has been sentenced after his conviction of first degree murder in the death of Virginia Barone, stabbed 22 times on October 4, 2013 during the robbery in Guide Rock. […] Read More »

Nearly half a million dollars worth of pot seized in I-80 traffic stop

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A traffic stop near Lincoln leads to the seizure of nearly half a million dollars’ worth of marijuana. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner reports deputies pulled over a car on Interstate 80 for following too close and detected the strong smell of marijuana. Wagner says deputies discovered nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in garbage bags […] Read More »

Holiday tips from the Nebraska Regional Poison Center

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As we celebrate the holidays the Nebraska Regional Poison Center reminds all Nebraskans safety first. Educator and RN Joan McVoy says the number of poisoning incidents involving children increases during the holiday season. She says over 50% of the calls they receive involve medications.  McVoy says visiting friends and relatives may spend the night and […] Read More »