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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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Omaha win streak to six

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Casey Coleman and Louis Coleman combined to toss six scoreless innings in relief as Omaha completed a four-game sweep of Nashville with a 7-1 victory on a Sunday afternoon at First Tennessee Park. The Storm Chasers took command by scoring six runs in the third inning as the won their sixth straight game. It was […]

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Lincoln falls to Joplin rally

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Jesus Solarzano launched a game-tying home run late as the Joplin Blasters rallied to beat the Lincoln Saltdogs 6-2 to complete the series sweep at Haymarket Park Sunday afternoon. Solarzano’s rocket cleared the wall in left to begin the top of the eighth inning and even the game at 2-2. The Blasters scored another run […]

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Nebraska ranks among 10 best states for low injury numbers

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Nebraska scores very favorably on a new ranking of the states for preventing fatal injuries, which can include everything from car crashes and drug overdoses to dating violence and workplace accidents. Richard Hamburg, deputy director of the Trust for America’s Health, says one place where Nebraska is ahead of the curve is with its requirement […]

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Tecumseh remains in lockdown as restoration continues

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State Corrections Director Scott Frakes says the investigation into the Tecumseh prison riots continues. Frakes says he hopes to soon receive the critical incident review of the riot that took place in May. “So, the critical incident report is going to give us a better sense of the timelines and some definite recommendations around how […]

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Sen. Fischer remains optimistic about trade legislation

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer believes trade legislation will pass, eventually. The House has approved so-called “fast track” trade legislation after failing to do so last week. Fischer notes the defeat late last week came after President Barack Obama made a personal appear to his fellow Democrats. “I think it was a huge blow to […]

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Carp-O-Rama at Branched Oak

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This will be a great weekend to grab the fishing pole. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesperson Greg Wagner says they are having a fun family event Saturday morning Branched Oak State Recreation Area west of Lincoln. Wagner says they “chummed” or baited an area near Lieber’s Point so the success should be good. All […]

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State Senator assaulted in Omaha bar

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Omaha State Senator Burke Harr is recovering from an attack Wednesday night at a popular College World Series bar. An Omaha Fire Department Rescue Squad was called to Blatts Beer and Table on 12th Street near TD Ameritrade Park and rushed Harr to a hospital. Harr suffered a broken leg that required surgery Thursday. Harr […]

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Church safety after tragedy in Charleston

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The senior pastor at Salem Baptist Church in northeast Omaha wants everyone to know that places of worship are safe places and people should not be afraid to enter their doors at any time. This follows the tragic shooting deaths of nine people attending Bible study at a church in Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday night.   […]

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Trade bill squeezes through House, returns to Senate (AUDIO)

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A trade bill moves forward that a Nebraska Congressman says could boost exports from this state. Congressman Adrian Smith is pleased the House returned to trade legislation and approved the Trade Promotion Authority on a 218-to-208 vote. “Yes, it was a fairly close vote, but the fact that we’ve taken that vote two weeks in […]

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Unemployment rate up a bit; Nebraska still has lowest in country

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The state unemployment rate ticked up a bit in May. Nebraska Department of Labor officials report the state unemployment rate rose from 2.5% in April to 2.6% in May. Though the state unemployment rate is one-tenth of a percent higher, it is still nearly a full percentage point lower that in May of last year […]

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