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Omaha attorney weighs in on U.S. citizenship eligibility

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There are many questions regarding Texas U-S Senator Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president because he was born in Canada. Omaha attorney Bill Gallup was in a similar situation. Gallup says his mother was a U-S citizen when he was born in Alberta, Canada. Gallup says when they moved to Omaha his father became […]

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NPPD to sell $300M in bonds

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Nebraska’s largest public power utility plans to issue bonds later this month. The Nebraska Public Power District is going to issue about $300-million of fixed-rate, tax-exempt bonds beginning January 26th. The proceeds from the bonds will be used to repay some of utility’s existing bonds and to pay financing costs. The bonds will be sold […]

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Congressman Ashford uncertain what president’s visit means to his re-election (AUDIO)

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Congressman Brad Ashford says he lobbied for specific projects during his trip on Air Force One with President Barack Obama, but he’s not sure how the president’s stop to Omaha will impact his re-election campaign. Ashford says he lobbied for the University of Nebraska Medical Center to get the new Ebola unit, for Offutt Air […]

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Nebraska State Patrol to young drivers: pay attention to the road

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The Nebraska State Patrol wants more young drivers to wear a seatbelt and, in general, focus when they are behind the wheel. Troopers are making a three month push to re-educate teens, thanks to a $20,350 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. One program uses a rollover simulator to show how effective a […]

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Skin cancer survivor tells teens to skip pre-prom tanning

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Prom season is approaching and many Nebraska high school students are hitting tanning beds, hoping for a golden-brown hue. Krista Barnell, a 37-year-old skin cancer survivor, is sharing her story with high schoolers, starting with her diagnosis in 2009. “My dermatologist noticed a mole on my back that looked a little funny,” Barnell says. “She […]

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Long range shooting from Zierden propels Creighton to win over DePaul

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Isaiah Zierden had a career-high 31 points, including eight three-pointers, to lead Creighton to a 91-80 win at DePaul on Sunday afternoon. Creighton improves to 13-6 on the season and is 4-2 in the BIG EAST, including three road wins. DePaul falls to 6-12 overall and is winless in six BIG EAST games. DePaul stormed […]

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White’s double-double keys the Huskers past Illinois

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Nebraska continued its winning ways, shooting 53.6 percent in posting a 78-67 win over Illinois Saturday afternoon. The Huskers (11-8, 3-3 Big Ten) put four players in double figures, led by Andrew White III’s 21 points and 13 rebounds, as the Nebraska picked up its first win in Champaign since 1921. White scored 15 of […]

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Winning streak snapped as Mavericks fall in overtime to Fort Wayne

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The Omaha men’s basketball team found itself in another position to rally late on Saturday but fell just short in its bid, dropping a 106-101 overtime decision to Fort Wayne at Baxter Arena. The Mavericks, who saw their six-game win streak come to an end, are now 12-7 (4-1 Summit League), while the Mastodons improve […]

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Creighton women smash Providence

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Lauren Works, Tessa Leytem and Myah Mellman all delivered career-highs to lift the Creighton women’s basketball team to a 72-48 win over Providence on Sunday, Jan. 17. Creighton posted its fourth consecutive victory to move to 10-9 on the season and 4-3 in the BIG EAST Conference. Providence, meanwhile, fell to 4-13 overall and 0-7 […]

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Big fourth quarter leads Nebraska women’s hoops over Rutgers

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Jessica Shepard, Natalie Romeo and Rachel Theriot produced big nights, helping Nebraska outscore Rutgers 24-11 in the fourth quarter on the way to a 65-54 women’s basketball win on Saturday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Shepard, a 6-4 freshman forward from Fremont, Neb., put up a game-high 22 points while adding eight rebounds to help […]

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Davenport’s career night leads Mavs women on to victory

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Remy Davenport set a career-high with 10 3-pointers in lifting Omaha past Denver 67-55 Sunday afternoon at Baxter Arena, snapping a three-game losing streak. Davenport set program records for 3-pointers made and attempted (15), while just missing a Summit League record for makes (11). The sophomore sharp-shooter had game-high 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting. She […]

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Gov. Ricketts credits staff for juggling schedule so he could greet President Obama

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Gov. Pete Ricketts credited his staff with shifting his schedule and freeing the time needed to greet President Barack Obama when he arrived at Offutt Air Force Base this week. Ricketts first said he didn’t have time to meet the president during his visit to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He later relented and greeted the […]

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Governor Ricketts wants federal government to address safety issues

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An announcement by the FBI that there are terrorist cells in all 50 states has many Nebraskans worried about their safety. Governor Pete Ricketts is confident with the people in place protecting Nebraskans but there are issues he is concerned about on a national level. Governor Ricketts says there are problems with the Syrian refugee […]

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