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Omaha aspires to be a global agri-business leader

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Omaha hopes to benefit from Nebraska’s strong agricultural sector to become one of the top five agri-business leaders in the world. Senior Vice President Randy Thelen with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce sees value-added agriculture as a key to making the city a global leader in food processing, biofuels, and bio-chemicals. “We’ve seen tremendous […]

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Medical marijuana supporters attending committee meetings today

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Several bills regarding legalizing medical marijuana are on today’s Legislature’s Judiciary Committee agenda. Many supporters made the trip to Nebraska to share their success stories. Paige Figi says her daughter, Charlotte suffered up to 50 seizures a day and after losing hope she researched medical marijuana. Figi says, “She is an amazing success story. She […]

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Change smoke detector batteries along with clocks Saturday

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Statistics show that a majority of deaths from house fires can be prevented. Omaha Fire Department Captain Trevor Towey says, “Two out of three of those deaths didn’t have a working smoke detector. How many of those could be prevented by putting a simple battery in your smoke detector every year.” Captain Towey says if […]

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Omaha woman sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery

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An Omaha woman who stole slightly more than 12-hundred dollars from a Ralston bank has been sentenced to slightly more than five years in federal prison. United States Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 24-year-old Shantoria Valentine-Deguenon has been sentenced after a federal grand jury found her guilty in December. In late July of last year, Valentine-Deguenon […]

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Prosecutors consider hate crime charge in burning of rainbow flag

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A 23 year old Omaha man is accused of taking a rainbow flag from a lesbian couple’s home and setting it on fire. Cameron Mayfield is charged with arson but more charges are pending if prosecutors determine this was a hate crime. “The law in Nebraska is pretty clear that anybody that commits a criminal offense […]

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Congressman Smith: Nancy Pelosi must have heard different speech (AUDIO)

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Congressman Adrian Smith says the United States needs the perspective Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provides. And Smith, a Republican, says he doesn’t understand the statements House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi made following the speech, in which she called the speech an “insult to the intelligence of the United States” “Listening to Nancy Pelosi explain […]

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AG Peterson pleased appellate court stepped in to stop same-sex marriages

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Attorney General Doug Peterson is pleased the 8th United States Circuit Court of Appeals has put on hold a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the state ban on same-sex marriage. The appellate court stepped in, stopping the ruling by U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon from going into effect. Bataillon had found the Nebraska definition […]

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Find delicious dishes from around the planet in Kearney

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Students at the University of Nebraska-Kearney will bring a taste of the world to campus this weekend as they celebrate the annual International Food and Culture Festival. Todd Gottula, a spokesman for UNK, says the festival allows everyone to experience the diversity of the international community on campus. “Students representing countries like Nepal, India, Japan, […]

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Romeo’s career night leads Huskers past Illinois at B1G tourney

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Natalie Romeo hit seven three-pointers and scored 26 points, both career highs, to lead seventh-seeded Nebraska to an 86-71 win over Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday. Romeo, a freshman who has started nine straight games since All-American Rachel Theriot was lost for the season with an ankle injury, […]

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Time to “spring forward” but it make take the spring from your step

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Nebraskans will need to set their clocks forward an hour before heading to bed this Saturday night as we return to Daylight Saving Time. For some people, it’ll be a very tough adjustment to lose an hour of sleep. Dr. Stephen Grant, a board-certified sleep physician, says most of his patients get six to seven […]

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Order striking down Nebraska same-sex marriage ban on hold

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An order striking down Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage has been put on hold. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the state’s request to stay the order of U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon, which was to go into effect on Monday. No reason was given for the action. The court did schedule […]

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Suspect shot and killed by law officer after struggle at Lincoln motel

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An attempt to serve an arrest warrant at a Lincoln hotel turned deadly Wednesday after the suspect struggled with police and an officer shot and killed him. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner reported 34-year-old Tyson Hubbard of Omaha died at a local hospital. “Hubbard was observed to exit the motel and was contacted by officers […]

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Death penalty debate returns to Unicameral

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Opponents of the death penalty have testified before the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, calling for an end to a punishment Nebraska rarely uses. One person testified in favor of keeping it. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine testified on behalf of the Nebraska County Attorneys Association that some crimes are so heinous the death penalty is warranted. […]

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Girls basketball quarterfinals from 3/5/15 (updated 1:30 p.m.)

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Class B Gross Catholic  44 Elkhorn South 41 Scottsbluff 29 Pius X 55 Class C1 Pierce 56 Minden 48 Concordia 47 Lincoln Christian 67 Class D1 St. Francis 58 Dundy County-Stratton 59 Howells-Dodge 55 Emerson-Hubbard 43 Class D2 Mullen 37 Stuart 59 Sacred Heart 44 Crawford 30

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Next move in the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline controversy

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The U. S. Senate failed to get the needed votes to override a presidential veto of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline bill. The American Petroleum Institute’s Senior Manager of Refining and Oil Sands programs Cindy Shild says after six years the project has seen one hurdle after another. “This is all about politics and not […]

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