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East Coast snow impacts operations at Eppley

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Those along the east coast are digging out from a snowstorm that dumped several inches to more than a foot in some areas. Chris Martin is Director of Airline Affairs and Airport Operations at Eppley in Omaha and says the storm did impact several flights in and out of Omaha.   J.F.K, La Guardia and Newark […]

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Peterson returns to AG office, makes changes (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Doug Peterson has already made changes in the Attorney General’s office after taking over for long-time Attorney General Jon Bruning. Peterson has created a new bureau: Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources to, among other things, take on what he sees as the regulatory over-reach of the Environmental Protection Agency. “So they develop their […]

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Emily Cady’s 19 and 18 not enough as ranked Huskers fall in OT at Iowa

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Emily Cady scored 19 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, but No. 15 Nebraska suffered a 78-72 overtime loss at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Monday night, after leading the whole way until the final four minutes of regulation. Melissa Dixon and Samantha Logic gave the Hawkeyes a 58-57 edge with 3:50 left. An Ally Disterhoft shot with […]

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Flu cases are still spreading, tips for avoiding the bug

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State health officials say flu cases are still “widespread” in Nebraska this winter while federal officals say influenza is at “epidemic” proportions nationwide. This season, at least 20 Nebraskans have died from influenza-related illnesses and many hundreds have gotten sick. Nebraska Extension Educator LaDonna Werth says one of the keys to preventing the flu and […]

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Former Crete resident sentenced on child porn charges

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A former resident of Crete has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in federal prison on child pornography charges. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Anthony Jones has also been ordered to pay $750 in restitution. He will serve five years of supervised release after prison and will be required to register as a sex offender. In July […]

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Congressman Ashford finds Congress much different than Unicameral

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Nebraska’s newest Congressman is adjusting to life in Washington. Democrat Brad Ashford of Omaha, who served in the non-partisan Unicameral, says he has found that Congress places a premium on partisanship and seniority in the making of law. “There isn’t the natural human interaction that happens, for example most particularly in our Unicameral, where laws […]

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Roommate charged in the death of 19-year-old Fremont man

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The roommate of a 19-year-old Fremont man shot and killed Sunday morning has been arrested in connection with the death. Fremont police say Kevin Kennebeck was pronounced dead at Fremont Health Medical Center after being shot with a rifle. Police arres...

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Attorney General Peterson issues caution about moves to ease prison overcrowding

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Attorney General Doug Peterson cautions that the Unicameral needs to be careful as it considers revising the criminal code in an effort to reduce the prison population. Peterson says some of the discussion about reducing the prison population concerns him. “There have been studies that have come out, certainly talking about the overpopulation issue,” Peterson […]

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No arrests made after gunshots at Omaha party hit 8 people, killing 3

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Police say three people were shot to death and five were wounded when shots were fired at a house party in northeast Omaha early Saturday. Investigators say there were multiple shooters that fired into the crowd. Around 50 people were reportedly at the party. The names of the victims who died are: 19-year-old JaKela Foster, […]

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Former Husker football player Thenarse arrested over the weekend

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Former Nebraska football player Rickey Thenarse was arrested on burglary charges early Saturday morning after an alleged break-in at an apartment complex on Lincoln’s  northeast side. According to the Lincoln Police Department report, officers responded to a call at 12:40 a.m. from a 22-year-old woman who complained someone she did not know was banging on her front […]

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Creighton can never catch up to Villanova after slow start

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The Creighton Bluejays went seven minutes and 18 seconds without a point last night at #4 Villanova as the Wildcats jumped out to a 15-0 lead on their home court. Creighton could never make that deficit up losing 71-50. They started the game 0 for 4 shooting and had five turnovers. The Bluejays are now […]

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Senators say Gov. Ricketts on board with prison reform (AUDIO)

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State senators pushing for prison reform say the new governor is on board with the effort. A number of bills have been filed this legislative session seeking to reduce prison population through reform. Judiciary Committee Chairman, Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings, says the legislature will work closely with new Corrections Director Scott Frakes as it […]

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Heart failure hospitalizations spike after Super Bowl

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Nebraska hospitals and those around the country are bracing for “blitz” of heart failure patients shortly after Super Bowl Sunday. Dr. Marc Silver is a cardiologist and says that big game can cause big problems for diagnosed with heart problems. Dr. Silver says, “Heart failure hospitalizations in heart failure patients go up about 10% after […]

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Nebraska gets failing grades on smoking prevention report card

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A new report card on Nebraska’s efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state an A and three Fs. Nebraska received failing grades for its funding for cessation programs, funding for prevention and control and for its cigarette tax of 64-cents a pack. James Martinez, spokesman for the American Lung Association of […]

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Petteway, Shields power Huskers to 79-77 win over Spartans

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On an afternoon honoring Nebraska assistant coach Chris Harriman’s son Avery and other children who’ve battled cancer, it took a strong performance from Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields to will the Huskers to victory. Petteway finished with 32 points while Shields added 21 as Nebraska knocked off Michigan State 79-77 on Saturday afternoon. Despite being […]

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