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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 »

Medical incident might have led to fatal crash

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Police suspect a medical incident might have led to a car crash that took the life of a Lincoln man. Lincoln police report 43-year-old Michael Clancy died in the wreck downtown Sunday evening after his car ran off the street and hit a light pole. Emergency workers rushed Clancy to a local hospital, but he […] Read More »

Royals reach one-year deal with Rios

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The Royals have secured the outfield help they've been looking for this winter, agreeing to a one-year contract with veteran Alex Rios. Read More »

Committee concludes Corrections pressured into questionable practices (AUDIO)

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A special legislative committee concludes Gov. Dave Heineman set the tone that led to the prison sentencing miscalculations, because he refused to consider building a new prison to relieve overcrowding. Committee chairman, Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha, acknowledges the committee never made a direct connection between Gov. Heineman and various questionable practices to release prisoners, […] Read More »

Winter storm hits the Nebraska Panhandle, closing several schools

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Roads are slick, icy, and snow packed in Sidney. A hazmat call went out before 10:30 this morning for a jackknifed semi tractor-trailer at mile marker 63 that was leaking fuel. We measured four inches of snow in Sidney’s Legion Park. Winds have been causing snow to drift in spots and around corners of buildings […] Read More »

Royals add righty Pino on Major League deal

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The Kansas City Royals have signed Yohan Pino to a Major League contract, the team announced Monday. Read More »

Comment period on conservation program changes nears

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The U-S Department of Agriculture is proposing changes to their Conservation Stewardship Program and Nebraska farmers have a chance to comment on those suggestions. Mark Rose is with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and a Farm Bill team leader and says more will be offered to producers. Rose says, “Other lands that can be enrolled […] Read More »