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Sen. Fischer rejects Trump Muslim comments, but not Trump (AUDIO)

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer rejects Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the country, but doesn’t reject him as the potential Republican presidential nominee. Fischer flatly rejects Donald Trump’s call to keep Muslims out. “Well, I don’t believe we should single out any religion and base any kind of immigration policy based on […]

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Lexington apartment owners sued for alleged discrimination

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The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Lexington apartment complex alleging violations of the Nebraska Fair Housing Act. The suit was recently filed in Dawson County District Court against Cottonwood Apartments, its owners Gerald and Sharon Rich and the apartment manager. The state alleges discrimination in regard to […]

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Three critically hurt in Beatrice camper blast

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An explosion last night at a camper in Chautauqua Park in Beatrice sent three people to a Lincoln hospital with critical injuries. Heather Newton lives in a camper next to the one that blew up. She and the people injured work at the new Duonix biodiesel plant. “It was just a big boom, that was it,” […]

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Survey: Drivers are yakking less, but are still dangerously distracted

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A new survey finds drivers are still being distracted by technology, but in different and perhaps more dangerous ways. Ann Avery, the Nebraska spokeswoman for State Farm Insurance, says they have data from seven years of driver surveys. “Talking on a hand-held cellphone has decreased while driving from 65% in ’09 to 51% in 2015,” […]

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Riley and Mora go back to NFL days

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As Nebraska and UCLA get set to meet in the December 26th Foster Farms Bowl one of the story lines is the relationship between the two head coaches. Husker coach Mike Riley and Bruins coach Jim Mora have known each other since they were both head coaches in the National Football League. “We have been […]

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Omaha man sentenced to six years on child porn charges

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A 59-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Federal prosecutors say Randy Van Beek will have to serve 10 years of supervised release after being released from prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender. A computer in the Van Beek residence […]

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Charges filed in death of man found in barrel in western Nebraska creek

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A 24-year-old rural Bridgeport man has been charged with the death of a man found stuffed in a barrel in western Nebraska. Zachary Mueller has been charged with first degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Pedro Adrian Dominguez of Greeley, Colorado. A 70-year-old farmer fished the 55-gallon drum out of Red Willow Creek near […]

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Nebraska lands new National Guard cyber protection team

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A new Army National Guard cyber protection team will be based in Nebraska. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer is pleased the Nebraska Guard has won a tough competition to land the unit designed to battle cyber threats facing the country. “I’m happy to see Nebraska’s Guard will be able to apply the talents of our state […]

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One dead after plane takes off in Nebraska, crashes in Iowa

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One person has died after a small plane which took off from Omaha crashed a short time later near Interstate 29 north of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports the pilot and only occupant of the plane died in the wreck which occurred around the noon hour. The pilot apparently reported he […]

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Second bighorn sheep taken could be biggest ever taken in Nebraska

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The 20th bighorn sheep taken in Nebraska is likely a record. It is the second taken this year during an authorized hunt. The Game and Parks Commission reports Terry Bogle of Lincoln shot and killed a big ram Wednesday morning on private property in site of Crow Butte and Little Crow Butte in Nebraska’s Pine […]

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