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Minnesota routs Husker women

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team was outscored 24-5 in the second quarter and Minnesota roared away to a 110-73 win over the Huskers in Williams Arena. The 110 points equals the most points a Husker team has ever yielded. Long Beach State scored 110 points against Nebraska in 1992. “I’m pretty certain that in the […]

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Bill calls for change in how assets can be seized by police (AUDIO)

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A state senator proposes Nebraska change the rules under which law enforcement can seize assets. Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue says the civil asset forfeiture laws are being abused, with cash and other property being seized without the owner being convicted of a crime. “We believe the civil asset forfeiture law is a valuable program […]

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Ricketts, Osborne join fight against expanded gambling in Nebraska

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Gambling with the Good Life has come out against three initiative petitions to expand gambling in Nebraska. Executive Director Pat Loontjer says the group will campaign against a constitutional amendment that would allow casinos throughout Nebraska as it did successfully in 2004 and 2006. “So, it’s been ten years since we’ve launched a full statewide […]

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Update on Omaha serial killer suspect

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The case against an accused Omaha serial killer Anthony Garcia is moving forward. On Wednesday, attorney’s debated what evidence should be included in his trial. Garcia’s attorney asked a judge to exclude all graphic photos from the crime scene as well as results of the victim’s autopsies due to concern that could inflame a jury. […]

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Omaha man arrested after shooting and stand-off

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One man is in custody after a shooting at an Omaha bar and a stand-off with police Wednesday afternoon. Omaha Deputy Police Chief Dave Baker says around 2 p.m. they received a report that shots were fired inside the Parliament Pub near 168th and Wright Street and rushed to the scene. Deputy Chief Baker says, […]

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Surging Nebraska Wesleyan moves into second place in GPAC

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The Nebraska Wesleyan men’s basketball team is putting a winning streak together at the right time. The Prairie Wolves have won four straight games after Wednesday nights 108-96 victory over Hastings College and at 12-5 have moved into second place in the Great Plains Conference race. Senior guard Trey Bardsley tied a career-high with 48 points […]

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Survey of Nebraska wells shows groundwater levels are changing

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Groundwater levels are recovering after the 2012-2013 drought, according to the Nebraska Geological Survey’s Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report. Measurements taken from Spring 2014 to Spring 2015 shows an average rise of a little more than six inches. Aaron Young, survey geologist, says that is still far from making up for the recent drought. “We’re […]

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Former Omaha area bank executive sentenced for embezzelment

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A former bank executive in the Omaha area has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $160,000 from bank customers. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says 43-year-old Amy Fisher of Papillion pleaded guilty in June of last year after a federal grand jury in 2014 charged her with embezzlement. Fisher took money […]

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Questions about Arkansas plan arise during hearing on Medicaid expansion (AUDIO)

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The latest proposal to expand Medicaid in Nebraska comes before a legislative committee, with plenty of questions of how a similar approach worked in Arkansas. Sen. John McCollister of Omaha bases LB 1032, at least in part, on the so-called private option adopted by Arkansas. McCollister says his proposal would extend Medicaid to an additional […]

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