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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument records attendance increase

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It wasn’t much of an increase, but it was an increase. The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument that spans I-80 at Kearney saw a slight increase in attendance last year. Marketing Coordinator Jace Robinson says 50,457 people visited the monument, a one percent increase of attendance from 2013. The increase came despite the fact […]

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Organizations working overtime to help the homeless

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Nebraska organizations that assist those in need are ready to help on this brutal cold day. Candace Gregory is CEO at the Open Door Mission in Omaha and says no one is turned away from their door. Gregory says all 816 beds at the Mission are full and people are now sleeping on the floor […]

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Cold weather and cars don’t always mix

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Hundreds of schools and businesses across the state are closed today due to sub-zero temperatures and harsh wind chill factors. Many Nebraskans were also late getting to work because their car wouldn’t start. Bob Fenster is a mechanic at Buchanan’s Service Center in Omaha and says winter can be hard on a car. He says […]

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Former Sen. Johanns elected to Deere&Company board

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Former Sen. Mike Johanns, also the former Secretary of Agriculture, has been elected to the board of directors for Deere & Company, the manufacturer of John Deere tractors and farm equipment. “Mike’s wide range of expertise in the areas of agriculture, banking, commerce, foreign trade, law and governance will be valuable assets for the Deere […]

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New legislative session begins with lots of new faces

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A new session of the Nebraska Unicameral began this morning at the Capitol in Lincoln as family and friends crowded into the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber. The session features 18 new state senators. The legislature will be working with a new governor as well, the first new governor in the state in 10 years. […]

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Girls basketball scores from 1/6/15

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Ainsworth 58, Burwell 47 Alma 47, Elwood 41 Archbishop Bergan 40, Logan View 31 Axtell 41, Southern Valley 40 Bellevue East 68, Omaha South 41 Boyd County 69, Santee 19 Broken Bow 58, Amherst 46 Cambridge 50, Norton, KS 49 Clarkson/Leigh 48, North Bend Central 46 Clearwater/Orchard 34, Plainview 32 College View Academy 25, Dorchester […]

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Boys basketball scores from 1/6/15

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Adams Central 52, Minden 40 Ainsworth 71, Burwell 26 Arthur County 49, Hyannis 46 Bancroft-Rosalie 61, Cedar Bluffs 57 Battle Creek 53, Stanton 50 Beatrice 53, Norris 33 Bellevue West 67, Omaha Bryan 27 Chase County 81, Dundy County-Stratton 44 Clarkson/Leigh 58, North Bend Central 47 Clearwater/Orchard 58, Plainview 39 College View Academy 45, Dorchester […]

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Ben Sasse officially begins term as new Nebraska US Senator (AUDIO)

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Nebraska has a new United States Senator. Republican Ben Sasse has taken the oath of office and officially begins his term. Sasse has several priorities as he begins his six-year term, but understands things take time. “I think one of the most important things is we need to admit that Washington can’t solve everything in […]

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Cheap gas prices are treat for drivers, fright for Wall Street

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While gasoline is selling below $2 a gallon in some Nebraska cities, the great news for motorists is cause for alarm for investors. Markets around the globe are showing signs of weakness as crude oil dropped to $50 a barrel, half what it was a year ago. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says stock markets […]

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Thieves targeting unattended cars left running

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Five vehicles left running unattended were stolen by thieves Tuesday morning in Omaha. All five were taken within a ten minute period around 7:30 am. Omaha Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist Bridget Fitzpatrick says this is a crime of opportunity. No one likes the cold weather and when someone out walking sees a warm, running […]

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Gov. Heineman says agriculture remains Nebraska’s economic base

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Gov. Dave Heineman says the growth of agriculture spurred the great economic growth Nebraska has enjoyed the past few years. And Heineman says agriculture in Nebraska is more diverse than it was 25 years ago. “What I mean by that is the foundation of our economy is agriculture, but agriculture today doesn’t mean just the […]

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Full house at Omaha’s Open Door Mission

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As Nebraska remains in the grip of a bitter cold snap people head to the Open Door Mission in Omaha for a warm place to stay. CEO Candace Gregory says no one is turned away but that means they are running on low on a number of necessities. Gregory says, “We are sleeping women and […]

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Amherst woman sentence for UNK embezzlement

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An Amherst woman has been sentenced to jail time for stealing money from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra. 54-year-old Jane Jameson was ordered Monday to serve 120 days in jail on charges of theft and attempted theft. She was ordered to pay more than $31,000 in restitution and […]

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Ben Sasse to take oath, become newest Nebraska US Senator

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United States Sen.-elect Ben Sasse takes the oath of office today in Washington, becoming the newest Nebraska Senator. Sasse succeeds Sen. Mike Johanns, who is stepping down from the Senate after serving a term and retiring from public office after 32 years at all levels of government. Sasse is one of 13 freshmen Senators; 12 […]

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Gov.-elect Ricketts ready to take oath, get started (AUDIO)

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Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts takes the oath of office Thursday afternoon, becoming the state’s first new governor in 10 years. Ricketts won a tight race in the Republican primary, then cruised to an easy victory to become the successor to Gov. Dave Heineman. Ricketts has been busy studying the state budget during the transition period, spending […]

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