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Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty counter efforts to petition

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Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is taking aim at the group mounting a petition drive to put the death penalty up to a vote next year. “Morally speaking, I don’t have a problem with the death penalty in theory,” Executive Director Stacey Anderson explains. “The problem is I don’t trust the government to fill […]

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Sen. Fischer says EPA ignored input on WOTUS rule

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United States Senator Deb Fischer charges the Environmental Protection Agency ignored public input in moving forward with its Waters of the United States rule. The new rule expands the Clean Water Act, giving the EPA jurisdiction over more streams and bodies of water. Fischer points out 32 states filed formal protests on the expansion. The […]

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Omaha man sentenced for making fake Social Security cards

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A citizen of Mexico, living in Omaha, has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in federal prison for producing and trying to sell phony Social Security cards. United States Attorney Deborah Gilg says 49-year-old Faustino Suastegui-Villalva has been sentenced for producing counterfeit identification documents. Police arrested Suastegui October 22nd of last year after a criminal […]

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Former AG joins effort to reinstate death penalty (AUDIO)

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A former Attorney General joins the effort to reverse the Unicameral and reinstate the death penalty. State Treasurer Don Stenberg served as Attorney General for 12 years. He now serves as honorary co-chair of Nebraskans for the Death Penalty. “I was very disappointed with what the legislature did here. In my opinion, I think it […]

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600 cyclists on annual BRAN reach halfway point

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Hundreds of bicyclists are making their way across the state this week as part of the 35th annual BRAN, or Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska. It’s a community service project of the Rotary Club of Omaha Northwest. Event director Wes Galusha says the ride is fun for participants but it also raises money for Nebraska high school […]

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Ex-city clerk in Riverton suspected of embezzling

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State auditors have identified more than $30,000 in “questionable and possibly fraudulent” payments made by the south-central Nebraska village of Riverton. The audit says most of the money went to former village clerk Kelly Jackson and her husband, Jeremy Jackson, a former water operator. State Auditor Charlie Janssen said Monday that his office has referred […]

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USDA offers new time-saving online tool for farmers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is touting a new online service that should save Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers valuable time. The agency’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is launching the Conservation Client Gateway, an internet tool that allows interaction with NRCS without leaving the home or office. Ramon Ortiz, with NRCS, says the online service benefits […]

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Omaha doctor dies in Montana car crash

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An Omaha doctor died in a weekend traffic wreck in Montana. Officials in Flathead County, Montana report 68-year-old Timothy Fangman was killed when his sport utility vehicle collided head-on with a pick-up north of Columbia Falls. An investigation into the accident continues. The Montana Highway Patrol reports it appears one of the vehicles veered into […]

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Mixing bleach, fuels, bites among Nebraska Poison Center concerns

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It has been a very wet spring and mold and mildew is a common problem. Nebraska Regional Poison Center spokesperson Joan McVoy says most people turn to bleach to clean those areas but use it with care. McVoy says, “Never mix bleach with other cleaning products. If you mix it with an acid or ammonia, […]

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Nebraska and Wisconsin favored in B1G West Division

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The Big Ten West Division title may be decided by the October 10th game in Memorial Stadium between Nebraska and Wisconsin. Publisher and College football prognosticator Phil Steele calls the Huskers and Badgers the main contenders in the division race. Both programs will be led by first year coaches. Paul Chryst takes over at Wisconsin […]

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Omaha blanked at home

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The Omaha Storm Chasers suffered their first home shutout of the season in a 4-0 setback to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Sunday. The Storm Chasers managed only six hits off Sky Sox starter Tyler Cravy, none for extra bases, as they dropped their second straight game in the series. Omaha will look to […]

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Two die in weekend Lincoln house fire

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Two people, both confined to wheelchairs, died in a weekend house fire in Lincoln. Lincoln police report 74-year-old Ervin Martin and 69-year-old Janice Ortiz died Saturday night in the fire. Firefighters first responded to a medical emergency, but found the mobile home filled with smoke and flames when they opened the door of the residence […]

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Lincoln rally falls short

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A late comeback was not enough as the Lincoln Saltdogs lost at home to Wichita 15-9. Trailing 14-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh the Saltdogs rallied to make a game of it before falling to 5-11 on the season. T.J. Mittelstaedt went 4-for-5 with two home runs, including a grand slam, for Wichita while […]

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Troopers make 2 drug busts on I-80, including seizure of 24 lbs. of heroin

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State troopers made a couple of drug busts during weekend traffic stops, including one which netted nearly 24 pounds of heroin. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper pulled a sports utility vehicle over Sunday afternoon a mile east of the Waverly exit on Interstate 80. During a search of the vehicle, the trooper found […]

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Changes to renewable fuel standard adds to frustration with EPA (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska senator says the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce the requirement for bio-fuels in the nation’s gasoline supply just adds to her growing frustration with the agency. The EPA has released its long-anticipated proposed revision to the renewable fuel mandate. The agency proposes requiring refineries to blend 17.4 billion gallons of biofuels, including […]

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