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Dog that bit Omaha girl will be euthanized

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An English bulldog that severely bit a 9 year old girl last weekend will be euthanized. Nebraska Humane Society Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says this is the second time the dog had bitten a child. The first victim was a 10 year old boy who suffered a severe bite to his stomach. […] Read More »

Speaker sees success in session, even through tension, fatigue (AUDIO)

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Nebraska’s legislative session has come to an end, almost. Legislative Speaker Greg Adams begs off when reporters ask him to evaluate the legislative session. “You guys are catching me at a bad time for that,” Adams jokes. “Come back in about two weeks and I will give you a more objective opinion.” One day remains, […] Read More »

NU bowling gets the sixth seed at nationals heading into match play

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The 2nd ranked Nebraska women’s bowling team completed the qualifying round of the 2014 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship in Cleveland, Ohio. The Huskers compiled a 2-5 record, giving them the sixth overall seed heading into Friday’s double-elimination match play. The Huskers will start Friday mornings competition facing off against third seeded Vanderbilt, a rematch […] Read More »

Fremont’s new housing ordinance is now in effect

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The controversial housing ordinance in the city of Fremont that targets illegal immigrants is now a reality. If you want to rent a home within Fremont’s city limits, now you have to get a permit. The long fought over Ordinance 5165 is now fully in effect. The issuing and enforcement of the requirement to indicate […] Read More »

Sidney lands $10M truck stop/restaurant/store

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Sidney is welcoming a major business development to the Panhandle. Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store plans to invest up to $10-million to build a facility in Sidney with 100 truck stalls, a restaurant and 24-hour roadside assistance service. Project Manager Steve Walters told the city council why Love’s wants a presence in Sidney. “You […] Read More »

FFA membership in Nebraska sets new record high

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Future farmers from across the state are in Lincoln for the annual Nebraska State FFA Convention, which wraps up today. Matt Kreifels, the state director of agricultural education, says a record number of FFA members are attending this year’s convention — around 38-hundred. “We see the state FFA convention as a celebration of all our […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 10

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Royals No. 6 prospect Miguel Almonte struck out eight over 5 2/3 innings, but he allowed five runs on seven hits, and the Wilmington Blue Rocks dropped their fifth straight game, a 6-5 loss to Myrtle Beach. Read More »

Ciriaco to Triple-A after clearing waivers

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Infielder Pedro Ciriaco has cleared waivers and has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha, the Royals announced on Thursday. Read More »

Veteran Chen takes mound to open series vs. Twins

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When the Royals took on Minnesota early last season, left-hander Bruce Chen was lodged in their bullpen. This year, Chen is back the rotation, and he squares off with Kyle Gibson to begin the series on Friday. Read More »

State director of Medicaid, Vivianne Chaumont, dies of cancer

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The state Director of the Division of Medicaid and Long Term Care, Vivianne Chaumont, has died. The Department of Health and Human Services reports that Chaumont died of cancer today. She was 60 “The Department has lost a director who was a dedicated public servant, one who cared deeply about the program she oversaw and […] Read More »

Legislature overrides veto of bill providing elderly in-home services

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Legislators have overridden Gov. Dave Heineman’s veto of a bill that would leverage federal funds to keep the elderly in their own homes and out of nursing homes. The Unicameral voted 30-12-5 to approve LB 690 over the objections of the governor. The bill will create an Aging Nebraskans Task Force to review ways to […] Read More »

Defense central: Talented Cain a go-getter in outfield

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Lorenzo Cain is a center fielder par excellence, a far-ranging wizard on a Royals team known for its defensive wizardry. "I had to work at it. God gave me the gift to be able to run down balls the way I do and to track balls -- and definitely gave me s... Read More »

Livestock disaster assistance sign up starts Tuesday

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A portion of the Farm Bill regarding livestock loss disaster assistance that expired of 2011 was reinstated in the latest bill. Nebraska U-S Senator Mike Johanns this long awaited disaster assistance has finally arrived for livestock producers who experienced losses during the long drought or severe weather. The U-S Department of Agriculture will start signing […] Read More »

Body discovered last week is that of missing Omaha man

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The deceased male that was located at 102nd and Nicholas Street in Omaha across from Westroads Mall last Thursday has been identified as 50 year old Ronald D. Price of Omaha. Omaha Police report foul play is not suspected in his death. Price was last seen in October of 2013 and had been reported missing.  His […] Read More »

Eastern Nebraska fire danger very high today

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Nebraska fire departments in eastern Nebraska are on alert today as the chance for brush and grass fires very high. Josh Boustead is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says a combination weather conditions prompted this alert. Boustead says a spark from a brush fire, burn barrel or even a tossed […] Read More »