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Omaha counselor accused of “improper sexual contact” with client

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A licensed mental health counselor from Omaha who has three offices in southwest Iowa is accused of having sex with an Iowa client. According to online documents, in 2012 Amy Jo Murphy began counseling a couple at her clinic in Corning, Iowa. After the couple divorced, the counseling continued for one spouse and the Iowa […] Read More »

Pelini won’t fully commit to saying “Yes, Ameer Abdullah will play Saturday” (AUDIO

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Tomorrow, the weather forecast for Madison Wisconsin calls for cloudy skies and a high only of 30 for tomorrow’s kickoff between the Huskers and the Badgers. NU spent some time outdoors this week getting ready for the weather, but Bo Pelini doesn’t buy too much into that. I’m still not sold Ameer Abdullah is playing […] Read More »

Full slate of basketball this week as Huskers host three games at Pinnacle Bank Arena

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The No. 16 Nebraska women’s basketball opens the 2014-15 regular season with back-to-back home games against Pepperdine (Saturday, 11 a.m.) and Alcorn State (Sunday, 5 p.m.) at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Huskers open the 2014-15 season at No. 16 in both the Associated Press Preseason Poll and the USA Today Coaches Preseason Top 25. Nebraska […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns predicts big clashes between Obama and Congress (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns calls the results of the 2014 election “remarkable”, but predicts a real clash is coming between a Republican-controlled Congress and President Barack Obama. Johanns says voters ushered in huge change, across the country. He points out that not only did Republicans gain control of the Senate and gain seats in the House, […] Read More »

Attorney General-elect Peterson will defend same-sex marriage ban

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Attorney General-elect Doug Peterson says he will defend Nebraska’s definition of marriage. But, Peterson adds he expects the United States Supreme Court to take up the issue next year. The American Civil Liberties Union has threatened to file a lawsuit against the state law. Peterson anticipates the case will follow the same path a similar […] Read More »

Guthrie seeks MLB’s first win in Japan All-Star Series

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Jeremy Guthrie's experience in Japan has thus far revolved around off-field activities, but today, the Royals righty will finally have a chance to take the mound, opposite Samurai Japan right-hander Takahiro Norimoto at the Tokyo Dome in Game 3. Read More »

2014 state high school volleyball opening round scores

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CLASS A Thursday’s first-round results Lincoln Southeast def. Lincoln North Star 25-21, 25-17, 25-22 Omaha Marian def. Papillion-LV South 25-22, 25-20, 26-24 Papillion-La Vista def. Millard South 25-23, 25-18, 25-14 Millard West def. North Platte 25-20, 25-22, 25-21 Friday’s semifinals Lincoln Southeast (34-4) vs. Omaha Marian (35-7), 5 p.m. Papillion-La Vista (41-0) vs. Millard West […] Read More »

Affordable Health Care enrollment starts Saturday

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The government marketplace opens Saturday for those needing to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Matt Leonard is the manager of consumer sales with Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska and says this is a time for those with existing plans to check out new options and for those without insurance to […] Read More »

Economist: Fed is shifting how it uses bonds

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Nebraska investors likely heard the Federal Reserve has ended what it calls quantitative easing — or the QE3 program — and has stopped buying bonds. Economist Ed Seifried, professor emeritus at Lafayette College, spoke at the Ag Bankers Conference in Omaha this week. Seifried says instead of selling bonds to purge money from the economy, […] Read More »

Japan trip hits home with Royals’ Guthrie

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Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, whose mother Clarice is Japanese-American, has been trying to immerse himself in Japanese culture during MLB's trek to the Far East for the Japan All-Star Series. Read More »

Gordon selected to flip switch on KC’s Plaza lights

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The World Series celebration continues and this time it'll light up Kansas City's famous Country Club Plaza with the traditional holiday lights.Kansas City Power & Light has selected Royals left fielder Alex Gordon to flip the switch that will turn... Read More »

Royals’ Crow joins Mission to feed hungry in KC

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Aaron Crow, a Kansas City reliever for the last four years, pitched in with a crew from the Royals' work force to serve a Thanksgiving meal to folks in need at the City Union Mission of Kansas City. Crow's group waited on 225 diners at the Men's Center... Read More »

Sen. Fischer favors having new Congress, not old, take up Keystone XL

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Sen. Deb Fischer favors putting off any Congressional action on the Keystone XL oil pipeline until the new Congress convenes in January. Fischer says the push by Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, to have the lame-duck Congress take up Keystone legislation is merely an effort to help her beleaguered re-election hopes. “We’ve seen the […] Read More »

State officials focus attention on children awaiting adoption (AUDIO)

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State officials are focusing attention on more than 300 children waiting for adoption into a good home. November is Adoption Awareness Month. Andrea Walter of Lincoln, along with her husband Adam, adopted three children in 2012 after taking them in as foster children. She says while some couples aren’t in a position to adopt, they […] Read More »

Omaha reviewing street snow/ice removal policy

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Drivers in Omaha are still complaining about the condition of city streets during Tuesday morning’s commute. An overnight winter storm left roadways ice covered. The Omaha City Council is now reviewing the Public Works Department policy on snow and ice removal. City Council President Pete Festersen says he didn’t see many city trucks treating streets […] Read More »