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UNK student admits to making bomb threats against school

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A student at the University of Nebraska in Kearney has confessed to making bomb threats against the school. Nineteen-year-old Matthew Skinner of Ogallala pleaded guilty Monday in Buffalo County Court to a charge of attempted threatening the use of explosives. The charge stems from an incident on September 24th in which Skinner, a freshman at […]

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Nebraska Lottery Powerball ticket give-away

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The Nebraska Lottery is adding to the excitement of Wednesday’s big jackpot drawing. Spokesperson Neil Watson says the estimated jackpot amount is $450-million dollars so they will distribute 450 coupons for free Powerball tickets at three locations in Nebraska on Wednesday.  Powerball officials will be at Russ’s Market on Coddington Avenue in Lincoln at noon […]

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Nation’s newest 25-cent piece honors Nebraska history, monument

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A standing room only crowd filled the Education Center of the Homestead National Monument near Beatrice on Monday night as area residents, coin collectors and National Park Service personnel learned about the process of putting the monument on U.S. currency. The Homestead is the first of 2015 and the 26th overall in the United States […]

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62-year-old Lincoln man convicted on child porn charges

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A 62-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison after being convicted of possessing child pornography. The United States Attorney’s office says Will Quick will serve eight years of supervised release after serving his prison term. Quick also will be required to register as a sex offender. Lincoln police […]

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18-year-old charged in fatal wreck near Palmer

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An 18-year-old St. Libory man has been arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle homicide after his car and another ran into a pick-up, killing the driver. The Merrick County Attorney’s office reports Christian McMaster was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol and charged with the felony after being treated at a St. Paul hospital for […]

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Sen. Sasse returns from trip to southern border (AUDIO)

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United States Senator Ben Sasse has returned from an eye-opening trip to the southern border. Sasse visited Corpus Christi, Hidalgo, and McAllen, Texas this past weekend with Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Ranking Member Tom Carper of Delaware. The three visited with ranchers, sheriffs, and Border Patrol agents. […]

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Big East pitcher of the week honors go to Creighton junior Micaela Whitney

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Creighton softball junior Micaela Whitney capped off an impressive opening week by claiming BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week honors the league office announced Monday afternoon. Whitney started the season and her Creighton career by hurling a no-hitter in the Bluejays’ 2015 season opener against Pacific at the Kajikawa Classic on Thursday. The junior struck […]

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Collapse of CoOportunity Health has Nebraskans seeking answers, alternatives

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The liquidation of CoOportunity Health Insurance has raised a lot of questions for thousands of policy-holders in Nebraska and Iowa. Natalie Duy, at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is one of the people trying to answer some of those questions. “The current CoOportunity members will be receiving a letter from our agency, CMS, […]

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Nebraska businesses remain optimistic about hiring

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A survey of Nebraska businesses described many as “solidly optimistic” about employment, with slightly less than a quarter of those surveyed stating they plan to add jobs this year. Only six percent expect to cut jobs. The survey was taken by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Its director, Eric Thompson, […]

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Scam artists targeting Anthem Insurance customers

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Con artists might well be jumping on the opportunity provided by a huge data breach at Anthem Insurance, better known as Blue Cross, Blue Shield. Anthem reported it was the victim of a sophisticated cyber-attack in January which could have affected as many as 80 million current and former customers. Hackers gained access to personal […]

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Ricketts again chooses Louisiana resident for DHHS post

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has tapped another Louisiana resident to work in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Ricketts earlier appointed Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Deputy Secretary Courtney Phillips as the next Chief Executive Officer of DHHS. Now, Ricketts has chosen Calder Lynch of Baton Rouge, Louisiana to serve as the next […]

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Norfolk man dies from injuries suffered in January crash

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A Norfolk Man injured in an auto accident in late January has died. The Platte County Sheriff’s Office reports 26-year-old Matthew LeComte died at a Lincoln hospital. According to the sheriff’s office, LeComte ran into the back of a manure spreader near Humphrey as the truck slowed down to make a turn. The accident occurred […]

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