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Rise in DUI fatal wrecks worries Nebraska officials

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The number of serious crashes involving drivers under the influence of drugs is growing in Nebraska. The trend concerns state officials. Twenty-eight Nebraskans have died this year in crashes in which one of the drivers had drugs in their system. Nebraska Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek calls it a troubling trend. “It’s one of the […]

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Gov. Ricketts says legislature needs to consider transportation needs

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says he is looking at more than just property tax relief in the upcoming legislative session. Priority number one, as expressed many times by the governor, is property tax relief. He follows that closely with income tax relief, which he says is unlikely to go anywhere in the upcoming, short 60-day legislative […]

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Nebraska group hopes movie brings new awareness about brain injuries

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The movie “Concussion” comes out on Christmas Day starring Will Smith as the real-life pathologist credited with making groundbreaking discoveries about sports injuries. Peggy Reisher, executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Nebraska, hopes the movie raises public interest in concussions, as there’s still a lack of understanding about the symptoms, treatment and challenges […]

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Defense Spurs Husker Surge to Beat Prairie View A&M

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There was little comfort inside Pinnacle Bank Arena early in the second half, as Nebraska trailed win-less Prairie View A&M 34-33. Nebraska used defense to spur offense from then on out to close the game on a 48-16 run en route to a 81-50 win to close non-conference play.   “You’ve got to ride out […]

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Nebraskan among 6 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

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A Nebraska native was among the six United States service members killed Monday in a suicide attack near Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. 45-year-old Tech. Sgt. Joseph Lemm died when a motorcycle loaded down with explosives rammed into a joint patrol of NATO and Afghan military. The explosion also wounded two other Americans and one […]

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Congressman Fortenberry objects to Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry objects to the characterization fellow Republican Donald Trump has made of Muslims. Fortenberry contends Trump is off base when he says Muslims should not be allowed to enter the United States for now. “Well, I like the way my friend, Carly Fiorina (GOP presidential candidate), has said this; that President Obama has […]

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Bodies found in burning truck might be victims of murder-suicide

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Two bodies have been discovered in a burned pickup in northeastern Nebraska and authorities now suspect the two might be victims of a murder-suicide. Deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday afternoon to a report of a car fire. They came upon a pickup engulfed in flames in a field about nine miles […]

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Gov. Ricketts weighing options for property tax relief (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says property tax relief will remain a top legislative priority of his when the Unicameral reconvenes next month. While property tax relief is a priority, what form it might take isn’t certain. “We’re not prepared at this time to talk about those specific ideas, but what I hope to do is we […]

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Farm Bureau to again press for property tax cut

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Members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau will again push for property tax relief during the upcoming legislative session. The sticking point seems to be school funding. Tonya Storer of Whitman has been leading the Farm Bureau’s School Finance Committee which has recommended school districts not rely on property tax revenue for more than 40% of […]

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Omaha man sentenced to nearly five years for bank robbery

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An Omaha man has been sentenced to four years and ten months in prison for bank robbery. 63-year-old Robert Davis pleaded guilty in September to robbing the American National Bank on October 17th of last year. Upon release from federal prison, Davis will have to serve three years of supervised release. He also must pay […]

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UCLA seniors hope to go out with a win

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UCLA coach Jim Mora says while bowl games are enjoyable it is always tough to say good-bye to the seniors on the squad. The Bruins play Nebraska on Saturday in the Foster Farms Bowl and it will be the final game for the Bruin seniors who have led the program to four straight bowl games […]

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Human remains found after pickup burns up

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An investigation is underway after firefighters discovered human remains in a burnt out pickup in northeastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office received a call Monday afternoon about a vehicle on fire in a field nine miles west and a mile north of Pierce. Deputies came upon a pickup fully […]

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