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Accused killer of pregnant 22-year-old and 2-year-old girl turns himself in

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The subject of a massive manhunt in wake of the death of a pregnant 22-year-old Omaha woman and her two-year-old daughter has given himself up. Omaha police report 23-year-old Dontevous Loyd turned himself in to authorities outside the Douglas County Jail in Omaha. Loyd is accused to shooting and killing Destacia Straughn, her unborn child, […]

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Wounded deputy struggles to recover from being shot

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Deuel County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Hutchinson, known to many as Hutch, is still under intensive care at a Colorado hospital after being shot last Thursday while serving a warrant. Hutchinson is fighting for his life at the Greeley hospital after being shot four times. Doctors say he’s battling infection and kidney problems. His daughter, Sarah, […]

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UNK prof wins international award for family research

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A family studies professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is being recognized for her research on family dynamics around the world. Sylvia Asay recently traveled to Vancouver, Canada, where she received the Jan Trost Award from the International Section of the National Council on Family Relations. Asay says, “Most of my research has focused […]

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Miller drops “acting” becomes Developmental Disabilities director

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced Courtney Miller will become the director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities after serving as acting director. “Courtney fills a crucial position on the team at DHHS (Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services),” Ricketts said in a written statement released by his office. “Her broad experience from across state […]

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Bowl game offers Huskers a chance to finish on a positive note

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The Nebraska football team will return to the practice field on Friday to begin preparations for the December 26th Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, California. The Huskers finished the regular season with a 5-7 record and will play a UCLA team that is 8-4 and was ranked as high as seventh in the A-P […]

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Children’s author/illustrator rolling into Nebraska (AUDIO)

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A famous children’s author and illustrator comes to Nebraska to talk to children about her latest book and hear from them about their interests. She began by drawing. Jan Brett only later started writing children’s books. “And, the actual writing part didn’t come until I was out in my 20s, going with my portfolio to […]

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Nebraska Wesleyan winning with up-tempo style

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The Nebraska Wesleyan men’s basketball team is posting some eye popping numbers and wins in the process. The Prairie Wolves are 7-2 with a five game winning streak and are averaging 99 points per game. Wesleyan coach Dale Wellman says it begins with an aggressive defense that is designed to produce 15 to 20 more […]

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Another B1G honor for Shepard

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For the third time this season Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard has been named the Big Ten women’s basketball freshman-of-the-week and for the second time she shares the award with Cierra Rice from Illinois. The 6-4 forward from Fremont averaged more than 16 points, five rebounds and three assists in leading the Huskers to wins over North […]

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Another B1G honor for Shepard

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For the third time this season Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard has been named the Big Ten women’s basketball freshman-of-the-week and for the second time she shares the award with Cierra Rice from Illinois. The 6-4 forward from Fremont averaged more than 16 points, five rebounds and three assists in leading the Huskers to wins over North […]

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Omaha man injured in head-on collision with a semi

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A 28 year old man is in critical condition after an accident this morning at 168th and Pacific. At 7 a.m. a semi owned by Spic and Span Linen Supply Company was westbound on Pacific Street and was attempting a left turn when it was hit nearly head on by a pickup.  Jayme Billingsley of Omaha […]

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Omaha double murder – victim includes a 2 year old girl

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A double murder investigation is underway in Omaha. Police Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says just after 11 p.m. Sunday, Officers received a call about a shooting at the Bluffs of Cherry Hills apartment complex near 108th and Ida Streets. Omaha police identified the deceased victims as 22 year old Destacia Straughn and 2 year […]

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