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FCC gives green light to net neutrality

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The Federal Communication Commission implemented more rules in place for internet service and cable TV providers and cell phone companies. It is called net neutrality and it basically classifies the internet as a utility, like gas and electric services. Thor Schrock is a computer – technology expert and owner of Schrock Innovations in Omaha and […]

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Crash near Cozad claims three lives, injures five

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A two-vehicle crash near Cozad last night killed three people and injured five. The Nebraska State Patrol says the driver of a Jeep that was westbound on Interstate 80 lost control, rolled in the median and hit an eastbound car. The driver of the Jeep was a teenager. He and two of his passengers were […]

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Siouxland native returns as part of Second City comedy act

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One of the world’s top touring comedy troupes will make one stop in Nebraska tonight and it’ll be a homecoming of sorts for one of the members. Nick Rees is a Sioux City native who’s now part of the legendary Second City, based in Chicago. Rees explains how he first got hooked on improvisational comedy. […]

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Fortenberry says Congress must stand firm against immigration ex. order (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says he wants the Department of Homeland Security to be funded, but believes the House must stand firm against the president’s immigration executive order. A dispute between President Barack Obama and Congress on his immigration executive order could force a partial shutdown of Homeland Security. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says the House should […]

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Fire extinguishers being recalled as they may not work

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A company that makes a popular line of fire extinguishers for homes, businesses and vehicles is recalling more than four-million of the devices as they may not work when they’re needed the most. Jason Whalen, fire administrator for the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, says 31 different models of Kidde fire extinguishers are being recalled due […]

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Nebraska lawmakers asked to join the Conventions of States Project

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A lobbyist for the Conventions of States Project is at the Legislature today to attend a Government Committee meeting about LR35, introduced by Wilber State Senator Laura Ebke. Mark Meckler says they are working to change the U-S Constitution in order to stop high federal spending, return decision making power to individual states and to […]

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Nebraska lawmakers asked to join the Conventions of States Project

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A lobbyist for the Conventions of States Project is at the Legislature today to attend a Government Committee meeting about LR35, introduced by Wilber State Senator Laura Ebke. Mark Meckler says they are working to change the U-S Constitution in order to stop high federal spending, return decision making power to individual states and to […]

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Sen. Chambers criticizes Omaha police in fatal shooting (AUDIO)

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Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha decried the police shooting of an unarmed man Monday night, during legislative floor debate. Chambers took to the legislative floor this morning to criticize Omaha police for the shooting death of 30-year-old Danny Elrod, seeing the shooting death of the suspect in a robbery as a tragic trend. “I am […]

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Warning about synthetic drug use after 11 hospitalized in Connecticut

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  Law enforcement is again issuing a warning about the use of synthetic drugs after eleven people were hospitalized in Connecticut on Sunday. They had taken synthetic drugs known as Molly or N-Bomb. Douglas County Deputy Jason Stehlick is a Task Force officer for the Drug Enforcement Administration and says it is not an east […]

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Fortenberry says Congress can do little in wake of Keystone XL veto

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says Congress has little recourse in wake of President Barack Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL bill. President Obama vetoed the bill approved by Congress, stating it circumvented the existing process for dealing with TransCanada’s request for a presidential permit to cross the northern border to build the $8 billion oil pipeline […]

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Celebrations by some Nebraskans over Keystone XL bill’s veto

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Nebraska environmentalists are applauding Tuesday’s veto by President Obama of the bill that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. BOLD Nebraska’s energy director, Ben Gotschall, says the veto wasn’t a surprise, but it was welcome. “The White House had indicated several times that they were going to veto the bill, the […]

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AG office sees Republican River order as victory for Nebraska (AUDIO)

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The United States Supreme Court has ordered Nebraska to pay Kansas $5.5 million to settle a dispute over use of the Republican River. Nebraska officials call it a victory. “I think overall the office of the Attorney General is very pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision,” Justin Lavene, chief of the Agriculture, Environment, and […]

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Nebraskans honor their agricultural roots and the future of farming

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The 7,000-plus FFA members in Nebraska are celebrating FFA Week. The program teaches high school students about the world of the ag industry. FFA spokesman Kurt Veldhuizen doesn’t see any letting up in the program that’s nearly 90 years old. “I think it’s very strong and when you look at ultimately FFA’s tie to agriculture, […]

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Girls basketball scores from 2/24/15

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Aurora 51, Lexington 42 Bellevue West 65, Bellevue East 47 Bennington 54, Omaha Duchesne Academy 40 Fremont 56, Grand Island 36 Gretna 68, Ralston 49 Kearney 47, Lincoln North Star 29 Lincoln High 56, Omaha Bryan 40 Lincoln Northeast 79, Omaha South 44 Millard North 50, Columbus 31 Norfolk 37, Papillion-LaVista 33 North Platte 55, […]

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Boys basketball scores from 2/24/15

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Ainsworth 63, Broken Bow 43 Amherst 70, Overton 40 Anselmo-Merna 65, Stapleton 38 Ansley-Litchfield 53, Central Valley 40 Aquinas Catholic 75, Nebraska Christian 50 Archbishop Bergan 43, Logan View 18 BDS 49, Deshler 43 Bancroft-Rosalie 60, Wausa 30 Battle Creek 52, Lutheran High Northeast 44 Bertrand 70, Alma 55 Bishop Neumann 70, Ashland-Greenwood 43 Bloomfield […]

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