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TransCanada withdraws Keystone XL application before PSC

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TransCanada has withdrawn its application before the Nebraska Public Service Commission to approve a route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state. TransCanada says there is no need to move on the application since President Barack Obama has denied the company’s request to cross the Canadian/American border to build the pipeline from Alberta […]

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Defense the key for Creighton at #14 Indiana

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Two high scoring teams collide on Thursday night when Creighton visits 14th ranked Indiana as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games. The Blue Jays are 2-0 after a 103-78 victory over Texas-San Antonio and have connected on 25 three pointers and hitting 53 percent from the field in a 2-0 start. The Hoosiers are 2-0 […]

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Events throughout state will help Nebraskans get health insurance (AUDIO)

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Events are scheduled throughout the state today to help Nebraskans get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Events are scheduled from Omaha to Scottsbluff; Norfolk to McCook in an effort to help Nebraskans get the health insurance that fits their budget and their need. It is called the Thankful for Health Coverage Day of […]

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Events throughout state will help Nebraskans get health insurance (AUDIO)

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Events are scheduled throughout the state today to help Nebraskans get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Events are scheduled from Omaha to Scottsbluff; Norfolk to McCook in an effort to help Nebraskans get the health insurance that fits their budget and their need. It is called the Thankful for Health Coverage Day of […]

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Omaha tribe moves forward with plan for Iowa pot farm

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Members of the Omaha Tribe are moving ahead with a feasibility study on a proposed marijuana-growing operation in western Iowa that would provide pot for medical, industrial and recreational uses. Tribal members have voted on three referendums now giving the Tribal Council the authority to legalize marijuana on the reservation in northeast Nebraska. Chairman Vernon […]

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Gov. Ricketts defends his request to block Syrian refugees

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has defended his decision to request agencies not accept Syrian refugees until Nebraska can participate in their vetting process. Ricketts said during a news conference safety and security must be considered first in any refugee resettlement efforts. “I think the events in Paris demonstrate that we’ve got to be concerned about what’s […]

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High winds, little snow, western Nebraska avoids blizzard

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The wind blew, but the snow didn’t fall as expected and western Nebraska got lucky. Blizzard conditions forecast by the National Weather Service failed to materialize in southwestern and western Nebraska, though it did get cold and the winds did pick up. Only flurries developed in southwestern Nebraska. Winds gust up to 40 miles per […]

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Three Huskers questioned in alleged sexual assault

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Police in Lincoln are investigating the report of an alleged sexual assault that took place on Sunday at the home of Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong. According to the Omaha World Herald a 20-year-old women reported an assault on Sunday afternoon. Armstrong told The World-Herald police came to his home on Sunday and interviewed him, junior receiver Jordan […]

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Riley credits run game and defense for win streak

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley credits an improved ground game and defense for the Huskers resurgence. After falling to 3-6 after an October 31st loss at Purdue the Huskers have responded with victories over Michigan State and Rutgers. Riley says improvement on defense begins with the secondary. “We are challenging more receivers, we are getting our […]

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One dies, three injured when SUV hits cows in northeast Nebraska

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A rural Norfolk man died after the vehicle he was riding in struck two cows and hit a tree. The Antelope County Sheriff’s Office reports 63-year-old Rodney Zwygart died at the scene. The driver, his 55-year-old wife Marilyn, has been taken to a hospital in Plainview for treatment. Two other passengers have been taken for […]

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Vandals target the Omaha Islamic Center

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Members of the Omaha Islamic Center have cleaned up graffiti spray painted on an outside wall of the Eiffel Tower peace symbol that appeared the day after the terrorist attacks in Paris. Islamic Center Chairman Mohamed Rasheed the Center has been there for 25 years and it has been targeted three times in the last […]

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Senator Sasse says Americans lack confidence in ISIS strategy

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Governor Pete Ricketts added Nebraska to the growing list of states that oppose the pending refugee influx from Syria after last week’s terror attacks in France.  Nebraska U-S Senator Ben Sasse says Americans have reason to not trust the government’s vetting process. Senator Sasse says, “President Obama yesterday said we have a strategy for ISIS. We […]

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Presence of whooping cranes closes Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area

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Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area in southeastern Nebraska has been temporarily closed to protect six endangered whooping cranes. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission closed the park located about two miles west of Bruning in Thayer County. Once the cranes leave, the area will re-open. Game and Parks says it is following standard procedure once […]

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