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Congressman says San Bernardino debate off course (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says the debate in wake of the San Bernardino shootings has veered off course. “Well, of course, the San Bernardino tragedy is horrifying to all Americans and it taps into an ever-increasing fear that the government is not able to protect our citizens anymore,” Congressman Jeff Fortenberry tells Kevin Thomas, host of […]

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Winter mix hits Nebraska as temperatures drop throughout state

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A mixture of moisture in Nebraska this morning. South-central Nebraska is under a winter advisory issued by the National Weather Service for today. It is expected to be mostly cloudy with morning rain and snow in south-central through eastern Nebraska. Highs will range from the 30s to the lower 40s. Snow and rain is expected […]

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Report: Health ranking of Husker State residents remains high

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Nebraska ranks in the top ten healthiest states in the country in the latest America’s Health Rankings report. Dr. Rhonda Randall, spokeswoman for the United Health Foundation, says Nebraska placed 10th among the 50 states this year, the same place the state was last year. “Things that Nebraska is particularly strong at include high high […]

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Huskers Rally to Beat Rhode Island

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Nebraska rebounded after Wednesday’s loss to Creighton with a solid stretch performance to come from behind to beat Rhode Island 70-67 Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.   Rhode Island led to 11 late in the first half, and held the lead until the 90 second of the game.  Senior guard Benny Parker nailed a three-pointer […]

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No room in the Capitol Rotunda for Nativity the week of Christmas

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Members of the Thomas More Society have returned to the Nebraska Capitol to display a Nativity, but it won’t be on display for long. The Thomas More Society, which asserts and defends the rights of groups and individuals to use public spaces for religious expression, first received a permit for a Nativity in one corner […]

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Three arrests made in Omaha double murder

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Omaha police made three arrests in a double murder Wednesday at the Ernie Chambers Court Apartment Complex on the city’s northeast side. Homicide detectives and detectives with the gang unit worked with partner law enforcement agencies to identify and locate the three suspects. They are identified as 18 year old Warren Anderson who was booked […]

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Light plane crash kills Omaha pilot

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A 65-year-old Omaha pilot died when his light plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Eppley Airfield Thursday morning. John Rogers died in the crash, just across the Missouri River, north of Council Bluffs, Iowa in the median of Interstate 29. Rogers knew he was in trouble immediately. He called back to Eppley, requesting an emergency […]

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Group upset about proposed changes to Omaha Public Schools sexual education curriculum

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Nebraska’s largest school district is looking at updating their Human Growth, Development and Sexual Education course and that is leaving many parents and concerned citizens up in arms. Dave Meyer is with savenebraskachildren.com and the group has met Omaha Public School administrators about the new curriculum. He says many students attended a conference sponsored by […]

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Two dead, one injured in southeast Nebraska wreck

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A traffic wreck in southeastern Nebraska has claimed the lives of two residents and injured another. The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office reports a southbound sports utility vehicle on Highway 105 crashed into another SUV that failed to yield the right of way when it turned from Spur 64B. Both occupants of the second SUV died […]

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Charges possible in death of pedestrian run over by UPS truck

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Charges might be filed in the death of a pedestrian run over by a United Parcel Service delivery truck in Omaha. The Omaha Police Department reports 59-year-old Tyreise Hernandez of Omaha died at the scene. According to police, 54-year-old Paul Targy of Omaha was traveling west on Q Street when he made a right turn […]

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Hastings set for GPAC showdown

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The Hastings College women’s basketball team is up to third in the latest NAIA Poll heading into Saturday’s Great Plains Conference game at home against second ranked Morningside. The Broncos are 11-0 and first year coach Jina Johansen credits the players for making the transition a smooth one. “They have also motivated themselves to a […]

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Nebraska places in top 10 for volunteerism

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A new report shows Nebraska ranks 7th in the country when it comes to volunteering. In 2014, 34.6% of Nebraska residents volunteered their time helping others. In total, over 521,000 volunteers across the state gave 61 million hours of service worth an estimated $1.4 billion. The data comes from the Volunteering and Civic Life in […]

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