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Three dead as 12- hour standoff in Omaha ends violently

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Three people are dead, one through an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, as an 12-hour standoff in west Omaha ended violently. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports 45-year-old Kenneth Clark apparently killed himself after killing two men who had come to the house to help his girlfriend move out. The woman was released safely earlier in the […]

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Ongoing stand-off in Omaha residential neighborhood

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A large residential area near 140th and Burdette Street in Omaha is blocked off as law enforcement investigates a stand-off situation. Douglas County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Tom Wheeler says, “About 10:30 we received a phone call from an individual who said he had been shot. He said his girlfriend was inside the residence and […]

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Bill to keep some injured in police pursuits from collecting damages advances

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Fewer people injured in police car chases would be able to file for damages under a bill advancing in the Unicameral. LB 188 tightens the definition of innocent third party in a police pursuit, making a change in the law passed in 1981. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sponsored the original law and mounted an […]

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Arrest warrant issued for man accused of causing a deadly Omaha accident

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A warrant has been issued for a 19 year old Omaha man charged with motor vehicle homicide. Authorities say Eswin Mejia was intoxicated and street racing when he rear ended Sarah Root’s vehicle on January 31st.  She later died at an Omaha hospital.  Police say his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. […]

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Huskers invited to NFL Combine

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Four members of the 2015 Nebraska football team have been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. Defensive tackles Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine, fullback Andy Janovich and offensive tackle Alex Lewis have all be invited to Indianapolis to take part in the combine later this month. The NFL Combine will combine will take place at […]

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Sales of Nebraska’s sesquicentennial license plate off to slow start

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The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is seeing little interest in a new license plate commemorating the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood. Rhonda Lahm, DMV director, says since sales began in October, roughly 230 have been ordered. “We didn’t know exactly what to expect,” Lahm says. “It’s a unique plate and, obviously, it’s a unique […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 02/12/2016

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  DTN/Progressive Farmer Senior Ag Analyst Darin Newsome joined us from the National Farm Equipment Show in Louisville, Kentucky.  Newsom […]

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Speaker Hadley offended Sen. Kintner compares lawmakers to monkeys (AUDIO)

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Speaker of the Legislature, Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney, took to the floor of the Unicameral to criticize Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion for an op-ed piece he wrote. Hadley lashed out at Kintner during a speech delivered from the legislative floor. “I am just getting sick and tired of people in this body bashing […]

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Western Nebraska hospital alerts patients of possible ID theft

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A western Nebraska hospital has informed more than 4,000 former patients their personal information might have been stolen. Community Hospital in McCook reports a laptop containing sensitive information has been stolen from an employee of the hospital auditing company in Nashville, TN. The hospital says the company, Seim (seyeme) Johnson of Omaha, has not been […]

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MoneyGram reaches $13M settlement with Nebraska, other states

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MoneyGram has agreed to pay $13 million to fund a nationwide consumer restitution program to resolve a nationwide dispute. Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has announced MoneyGram Payment Systems of Dallas has reached a settlement with it and 48 other states, plus the District of Columbia. MoneyGram customers who filed complaints about fraud induced transfers […]

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Former Scottsbluff man agrees to return $92K in fraudulent disability payments

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A former Scottsbluff man has been sentenced to three months of home confinement for theft of government funds and ordered to make restitution of just over $92,000. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says 42-year-old Frank Sanchez, Jr. admitted to receiving a disability annuity even though he continued to work for Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Federal prosecutors […]

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Former Miami tax preparer sentenced for tax fraud in Omaha

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A former tax preparer from Miami has been sentenced in Omaha to a year and a day in federal prison and pay nearly $300,000 in restitution for tax fraud. Nebraska U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says a federal jury in May of last year convicted 44-year-old Adam Mwanza of 13 counts of tax fraud for assisting […]

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Roads resembling moonscape? Here are some tips to avoid potholes

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Our cars are taking a beating as this winter’s freeze-thaw cycle is leading to deep potholes on virtually all of Nebraska’s roads. A spokeswoman for the state’s largest auto insurer says smacking a pothole just right may do a lot more than rattle your teeth, it can translate to an expensive repair bill. Ann Avery, […]

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