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Lincoln businessman sentence on drug charges

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A 48-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on drug charges, money laundering, and being a felon in possession of ammunition. Federal prosecutors say John Ways, Jr. sold drugs and drug paraphernalia through his Exotica stores in Omaha and South Sioux City as well as Council Bluffs, Iowa. Ways has […]

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Lexington business gutted by fire

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A fire Sunday morning destroyed a Lexington roofing equipment business. The blaze occurred at Roof Pros Incorporated. Officials say the building was used to house tools, roofing equipment and other supplies. The building was comprised mostly of wood and metal sheeting and once housed a lumber yard. As many as 60 firefighters were on scene […]

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State senators debating term limits, again (AUDIO)

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State senators are debating whether voters should be asked to make an adjustment to their term limits. Well, not exactly their term limits. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus tells colleagues his constitutional amendment, LR 7 CA, would have no effect on any of them, only future lawmakers who would see the limit of two, four-terms […]

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Nebraska-Omaha hockey reaches Frozen Four for first time in school history

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For the first time in school history, the University of Nebraska-Omaha hockey team earned a berth in the NCAA Frozen Four, beating RIT 4-0 in the Midwest Regional finals on Sunday night at Compton Family Ice Arena at Notre Dame.  The Mavericks will play Providence College in the first Frozen Four semifinal on Thursday, April […]

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Nebraska completes home sweep of Texas with solid pitching all weekend

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Home sweep home.  Nebraska baseball improved to 21-7 after their three-game sweep of 16th ranked Texas on Sunday afternoon with a 6-2 win. The sweep improves the Husker record to 14-1 at Hawks Field this season. Nebraska’s pitching staff held the Longhorns to three runs on 12 hits in 33 innings, including one run over the first 32 innings […]

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Lockman tosses complete game as Husker softball salvages one game over Gophers

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Junior Emily Lockman tossed a complete game, allowing only three runs against a Minnesota Golden Gophers team that ranks in the top 15 nationally in scoring. It was her seventh complete game of the season as the Huskers took Sunday’s finale 5-3, managing one in this three game weekend series. Lockman improves to 10-8 on the […]

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March Madness may be too much for gambling addicts to resist

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As the college basketball tournament reaches its peak this next weekend with the Final Four, some Nebraskans won’t be able to resist the urge to gamble on the games. A few small bets may be harmless, but the addiction can take over and destroy lives and families. Ron Felton, a certified gambling counselor serving western […]

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Biocontainment Unit celebrates 10th anniversary

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Biocontainment Unit. Over the past six months, the unit treated three patients with Ebola, including Dr. Rick Sacra. He attended the today’s events in Omaha. Dr. Sacra says, “I would like to thank the state of Nebraska, the leadership […]

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Garth Brooks breaks Nebraska ticket sales record

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Several records have been broken regarding an upcoming concert in Nebraska. Kristi Andersen with the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority in Omaha says four more Garth Brooks shows have been added to his run at the CenturyLink Center. Andersen adds that Brooks also broken the Nebraska ticket sales record. The old record was also held […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops to lowest in the nation

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The state unemployment rate fell to 2.7%, the lowest in the nation. The Nebraska Department of Labor announced the preliminary unemployment rate for February stood at 2.7%, seasonally adjusted, down two-tenths of a percent from January, down nearly a percent from February of last year. The state unemployment rate for Nebraska also dropped below the […]

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Property tax deadline for some Nebraskans is March 31

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An important tax deadline for Nebraskans in three counties is March 31.  Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing says that is the deadline to pay the first half of 2014 personal property taxes. Ewing says, “Unfortunately with the state statutes that are in place for people who don’t pay the property taxes that interest accrues at […]

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Sen. Chambers defiant in face of mounting criticism (AUDIO)

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A growing chorus of criticism doesn’t move Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, who remains defiant in wake of his anti-police statements. Senator after senator Thursday criticized Chambers for stating his ISIS is the police and implying that if he carried a gun and was confronted by police he would shoot first and ask questions later. […]

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Boys Town could get commemorative coin for 100th birthday

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Boys Town might soon get its own commemorative coin. The United States Senate approved The Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act sponsored by Sen. Deb Fischer, unanimously. The legislation authorizes the Treasury Secretary to mint $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins in honor of the 100th anniversary of Boys Town in […]

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Sen. Chambers defiant in face of mounting criticism (AUDIO)

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A growing chorus of criticism doesn’t move Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, who remains defiant in wake of his anti-police statements. Senator after senator Thursday criticized Chambers for stating his ISIS is the police and implying that if he carried a gun and was confronted by police he would shoot first and ask questions later. […]

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Boys Town could get commemorative coin for 100th birthday

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Boys Town might soon get its own commemorative coin. The United States Senate approved The Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act sponsored by Sen. Deb Fischer, unanimously. The legislation authorizes the Treasury Secretary to mint $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins in honor of the 100th anniversary of Boys Town in […]

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