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Watch what you put out at the curb this Christmas

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Thieves are looking forward to the days following Christmas and looking curbside to see which homes might be best to target. Omaha Police Department Captain Shayna Ray says those up to no good have no problem driving around to see who has large TV or other electronics boxes sitting by the curb for trash pick […]

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Fast-growing vine may creep into Nebraska

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An invasive plant that’s referred to as “the vine that ate the South” is spreading north and some experts are forecasting it’ll reach Nebraska within a decade. Kudzu has been a problem in the southern U.S. for almost a century. Lewis Ziska, with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, says one theory for kudzu’s spread northward […]

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Price at the pump plummets at record pace

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Gas prices have been declining at a record pace. Rose White with Triple-A Nebraska says gas prices have fallen every day for nearly three months. Nationally, gas prices have fallen every day since September 25th, a record. “The current week-over-week drop of 15 cents is the largest such decline in more than six years,” White […]

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Judge withdraws order to vacate life sentence against 14-year-old killer

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A York County judge has granted the state’s request and has withdrawn his order to vacate the life sentence of a prison inmate, convicted as a 14-year-old of killing his younger adopted sister. Judge James Stecker says, ultimately, it will be up to the United States Supreme Court to decide the issue. Stecker took the initial […]

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Ft. Calhoun back to life after short shutdown

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Ft. Calhoun is back in business. The nuclear power plant shut down last Wednesday, due to a main generator lockout. Officials believe moisture got into a transformer control cabinet, which automatically tripped the reactor offline. The down time wasn’t wasted, according to the Omaha Public Power District. It reports workers took advantage of the plant […]

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71-year-old Omaha woman dies a month after head-on wreck

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A 71-year-old Omaha woman has died of injuries sustained in a car crash a little more than a month ago. Omaha police report Silvia Marr died on the 9th. The accident occurred November 15th on icy streets in Omaha. A van traveling south on 90th Street veered into the northbound lane and hit Marr’s vehicle […]

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Construction worker dies in fatal fall in northeast Nebraska

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A construction worker has died from injuries suffered while on the job in northeast Nebraska. The Coming County Sheriff’s Office reports 52-year-old Loren Wegner of Scribner fell to his death from a raised pallet while attempting to install an overhead door.

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Stargazers can look to UNK for uncluttered sky, new major

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A dark sky in central Nebraska and an investment in new professors have led the University of Nebraska-Kearney to offer the state’s only astronomy major. UNK began offering students a Bachelor of Science in astronomy or a Bachelor of Science in astrophysics this year. UNK Planetarium Director Lee Powell says an investment in resources and […]

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Nebraska Ebola experience shared with other labs (AUDIO)

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The Nebraska Public Health Laboratory had to quickly understand how to safely handle the lab tests for Ebola patients and now is sharing that knowledge with other labs. Nebraska Public Health Laboratory Director Dr. Pete Iwen faced a difficult challenge when the University of Nebraska Medical Center began treating its first Ebola patient. “Having people […]

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Creighton women rally to tip Kansas in overtime

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While many are talking about the Kansas men and their upset loss at the hands of Temple, the Creighton women’s basketball team did quite a number on the Jayhawks as well.  Sophomore MC McGrory forced overtime with a 25-footer at the buzzer, and freshman Sydney Lamberty’s lay-up with 8.8 seconds in overtime lifted the Bluejays to […]

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Nebraska, playing catch up all night, falls short against Hawaii

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are in the consolation bracket of the Diamond Head Classic after their 66-58 loss to host Hawaii, early Tuesday morning from Honolulu.  The game tipped off at midnight, CT.  Aaron Valdes scored 15 points and Isaac Fleming 10 for.  The Huskers will face Loyola-Marymount next. Hawaii opened on an 8-0 run, but […]

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Group argues two-lane Highway 275 hinders economic growth

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A coalition has formed in northeast Nebraska, pushing for the expansion of Highway 275. 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska Executive Director Josh Moening says the Norfolk area keeps growing, despite Highway 275 being a two-lane road between Norfolk and Fremont. “This is an area that contributes so much to our state, economically and socially, but for so […]

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Pilger receives replacements for flags destroyed by tornado

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A patriotic present has been given to Pilger, just before Christmas. Lt. Governor John Nelson has presented the city with 70 new American flags to replace those damaged during the June 16th tornado that wiped out much of the town. “We are here to celebrate what can only be described as a triumph,” Nelson stated […]

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Immigrant driver’s license issue sent to state court

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A lawsuit attempting to force Nebraska to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants brought to this country illegally by their parents has been sent to state court. Chief United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp rejected an argument by the American Civil Liberties Union that federal court was the proper venue for its lawsuit filed on […]

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USC’s offense will provide plenty of challenges for NU’s defense (AUDIO)

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USC QB Cody Kessler, a finalist for the Unitas Golden Arm Award and Manning Award, is having the most efficient season ever by a Trojan quarterback, and is among the nation’s leaders in passing efficiency, completion percentage, TD passes, completions and passing yards while hitting over 70% of his throws with 36 TDs and just […]

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