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Officer involved shooting investigation in Douglas County

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an officer involved shooting in the parking lot of the Kwik Shop at 156th and Blondo around 7 am. A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy was already in the store when the clerk told him an intoxicated man was leaving the building. Sheriff Tim Dunning says the deputy followed […]

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Lockdown on University of Nebraska Lincoln campus lifted

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A lockdown issued after reports surfaced that a gunman was walking the downtown Lincoln campus of the University of Nebraska has been lifted. Shortly before 10 o’clock Monday night, police responded to the basketball courts near the Harper-Schramm-Smith dorm complex where a fight had broken out. Police believe at least two of the people involved […]

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Vanderbilt nears repeat title

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Vandebilt is a step closer to a second straight College World Series title. Carson Fulmer allowed only two hits in 7 and two thirds scoreless innings and struck out seven as the Commodores beat Virginia 5-1 in game one of the championship series. Fulmer outdueled Virginia starter Connor Jones, who allowed three hits over five […]

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Saltdogs win in 11

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The Lincoln Saltdogs scored two runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to post a 4-3 victory over Fargo-Moorhead.Aaron Payne had three hits, including the game winner in the bottom of the 11th, as the Saltdogs improve to 9-22 and snapped a seven-game lo...

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Nebraska and Creighton top-20 in attendance

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Nebraska finished 12th in college baseball attendance this past season according to a report from the Wichita State University athletic department. The Huskers drew an average of 3,903 fans in 27 games at Haymarket Park. Creighton finished 18th in the country in attendance with an average of 3,068 fans. The top four schools in attendance […]

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A counter campaign asks you to “decline to sign” death petition (AUDIO/VIDEO)

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You might well be asked to sign a petition to reinstate the death penalty, even as you are being urged not to sign. A petition drive underway by Nebraskans for the Death Penalty seeks enough signatures to place the death penalty on the November 2016 ballot. It is an effort to reverse the Unicameral’s decision […]

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More people spending vacation time working

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Employment experts at Robert Half International recently conducted a study of more than 2,200 chief financial officers in the nation’s largest cities and it shows 68% of them contacted the office or checked work email while on vacation. Regional Vice President Mike Gremmer says that is a 20% increase from three years ago. He says everyone […]

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Summer’s here, time to take threat of lightning much more seriously

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This first week of summer is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, as summertime is the peak season for lightning and Nebraskans are being reminded about the dangers and how to take precautions. Meteorologist Mindy Beerends, at the National Weather Service, says lightning strikes kill about 50 people nationwide every year. While some Nebraskans like to sit […]

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Unofficial City Council Meeting Minutes June 17th

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June 17, 2015 The Norton City Council met in regular session Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., with Mayor Jim Miller presiding. Council members present were Jerry Jones, Roberta Ryan, Jeff Urban, Chriss McDiffett, Gary Lacy and Ron Briery. Others present were Tiffany Kershner, Evonne Gardner, Thaniel Monaco, Bev Kohfeld, Robert Bowman, Rosemary Vannatta, Marvin Matchett, Dana Paxton, Corey ...

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Economy poised for strong second half

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It appears the state economy is poised to have a strong second half of the year. The latest leading economic indicator compiled by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has risen for the fifth time in the last six months. Bureau Director Eric Thompson says the indicator, along with a 2.6% […]

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Alternatives to new VA Medical Center in Omaha

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A report by the Veterans Administration shows they do not have the resources to build a new Medical Center. Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Brad Ashford says he is tired of false promises and says our facilities are third or fourth class. He says due to budget restraints a replacement center is not likely until the […]

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Three Omaha men sentenced for bilking 100 out of $4M

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A federal judge has sentenced three Omaha men to prison for operating a fraudulent investment scheme that bilked at least 100 people out of approximately $4 million. Senior federal judge Joseph Bataillon sentenced the three. Jonathan Arrington, 45, will serve five years in federal prison after being convicted of wire fraud. 53-year-old Michael Kratville has […]

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Nebraska man drowns in Missouri River after helping save children

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A Nebraska man who jumped into the Missouri River to save four children got swept away in the current and drowned. The children survived. 31-year-old Elias Salvador of Omaha couldn’t hang onto a tree branch and the rushing water of the rain-swollen Missouri overcame him. Divers recovered the body of Salvador Sunday evening, about five […]

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Corps says system should handle rise along the Missouri River system (AUDIO)

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Heavy rains this spring have raised water levels on the Missouri River, but the Army Corps of Engineers says it’s nothing it can’t handle. May runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City was 110% of normal. June rains increased flows on many tributaries. The above normal runoff in May is attributed to heavy […]

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Vanderbilt and Virginia collide in CWS final

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The championship round at the College World Series will feature a rematch as defending champion Vanderbilt plays Virginia in game one of the best-of-three series at TD Ameritrade Park. It is only the third rematch in CWS history. USC beat Arizona State in 1972 and 1973 while Oregon State topped North Carolina in 2006 and […]

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