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Veteran Washington state Corrections official to become new Nebraska Corrections Director

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The Deputy Director of the state of Washington Department of Corrections has been named the new director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Ricketts has appointed Scott Frakes of Olympia, Washington as the director to replace Michael Kenney. Ricketts made the appointment from recommendations made after a national search for […] Read More »

Nebraska Farm Bureau backs property tax relief bills

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The Nebraska Farm Bureau is backing four bills introduced this legislative session that would lower property taxes for agriculture and ranch land. President Steve Nelson says the property tax burden has skyrocketed over the last 10 years and agriculture landowners are shouldering that burden. Nelson says, “The pieces necessary to provide a foundation for meaningful […] Read More »

TransCanada files eminent domain papers in nine Nebraska courts

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TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP filed papers in local courts in nine Nebraska counties to acquire the remaining 12% of easements from landowners through eminent domain. This action was required to meet a January 22nd deadline set by the state of Nebraska. Andrew Craig is TransCanada’s land manager for the Keystone project and says they reached […] Read More »

C.J. Carter named Summit League Player of the Week

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Senior guard CJ Carter was named The Summit League’s Player of the Week following his performance Jan. 12-18, the conference office announced Monday. Carter collected his second player of the week accolade of the year and the third of his career after a 45-point performance that stands as the NCAA’s second-highest scoring game this season. […] Read More »

After six tries, NU women finally break through against Purdue

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No. 16 Nebraska moved their Big Ten Conference winning streak to four games with a 69-59 women’s basketball win over Purdue on Monday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  With the win, Nebraska improved to 14-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten while snapping a five-game series losing streak to Purdue. All-American point guard Rachel Theriot led […] Read More »

Eastern Nebraska man dies after jumping from van

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A 33-year-old Beatrice man died from injuries suffered when he apparently jumped from a moving van near Pickrell, early Sunday morning. Gage County Sheriff’s authorities say Jason Meisenhelder had exited the rear door of a Dodge Ram Wagon Van, while the vehicle was moving. Sheriff’s deputies, Beatrice Fire and Rescue and Pickrell Quick Response team […] Read More »

State senator who authored the 24-7 bar bill explains his motives

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Nebraska bars could stay open around the clock under a bill filed in the Unicameral. Senator Tyson Larson of O’Neill says taverns across the state should be able to set their own operating hours. “I don’t think the government should tell a business that’s selling a legal product when they can and cannot sell that […] Read More »

Woman rescued from Lincoln house fire, home destroyed

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A northeast Lincoln home is destroyed by fire on Monday morning, but a neighbor helps get the resident inside out of the house safely. Joe Benes told news partner KLIN News on the scene that he saw a nearby home on fire and was concerned the resident was still inside the home near 57th and […] Read More »

Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance in Omaha

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A wreath was placed at the Dr. Martin Luther Kin Jr. Memorial at 24th and Lake Street in Omaha this morning. City Councilman Ben Gray addressed the crowd saying today is a day for reflection and remembering a great man.  Gray said, “Reflecting on an individual, a man who stood in the path and fought […] Read More »

Omaha woman killed in accident, driver facing multiple charges

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A 31 year old Omaha woman is dead after an accident early Sunday morning. Police say Megan Jackson was a passenger in a 2004 Jeep Cherokee just before 4:30 am when the driver lost control near 24th and Lake Street. The vehicle hit a utility pole and then rolled, went through a wood privacy fence […] Read More »

Update: Omaha woman dies after tragic accident

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An Omaha woman hit by a car last week passed away Sunday evening at an Omaha hospital. Omaha police say 55 year old Joanne Smith was standing behind her vehicle unloading items from the trunk when she was hit by another driver near 51st Street and Northwest Radial Highway last Wednesday evening.   Both of Smith’s […] Read More »

Despite a sub-.500 record, Purdue will give NU women all they can handle

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The Boilermakers have advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament each of the past four years, but they still at 2-4 in conference play right. They have the 2nd toughest schedule in D-I women’s basketball up to this point. Don’t let their record fool you. They’ll be a tough match for the 17th […] Read More »

Hometown heroes come up big on the hardwood this weekend

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Nebraska-Omaha got a record performance from senior guard CJ Carter, who finished with a career-high 45 points on 19-of-25 shooting in the Mavericks 89-84 loss to IUPUI. The Omaha Benson product hit seven three pointers on eight attempts. Carter also moved into 10th in school history for scoring. Freshman guard Ty Danielson from York converted a rare […] Read More »

Speaker Hadley eager to get going this legislative session (AUDIO)

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Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney says he welcomes his new role as Speaker of the Legislature. Hadley says it’s an honor to be elected Speaker, to represent the Unicameral to the residents of Nebraska. He also will preside over the flow of this legislative session. “I would like to have things run smoothly. I think […] Read More »

Thinking of flying down to Havana? Better think again.

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Nebraskans who’ve heard the news about travel restrictions to Cuba being relaxed will be disappointed if they try to book a flight. Gail Weinholzer, with AAA-Nebraska, says travel agents are getting a lot of calls from people who think Cuba will be the next hot vacation destination. For now, it will only be easier for […] Read More »