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Omaha officer killed in the line of duty

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The Omaha Police Department, area law enforcement and the community is mourning the death of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer made the announcement Wednesday that she was killed in the line of duty. Officer Orozco was a member of the fugitive task force. Chief Schmaderer says she and other officers […]

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DREAMers might soon be drivers in Nebraska

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Youth brought into this country illegally at a young age will be allowed to apply for a Nebraska driver’s license under a bill passing the Unicameral. The Unicameral has voted 34-to-9 to allow youth enrolled in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to apply for driver’s licenses. The youth are often referred […]

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Feds do damage assessment in 10 counties after severe storms

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The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is requesting the Federal Emergency Management Agency work with NEMA and local emergency managers on joint damage assessments in ten southeast Nebraska counties. Those counties sustained heavy rain, hail, wind and flood damage from tornadoes and severe storms between May 3rd and May 11th. The counties are: Gage, Saline, Jefferson, […]

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It will take one more vote to repeal death penalty in Nebraska (AUDIO)

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Nebraska lawmakers have voted to repeal the death penalty, but one more vote looms ahead. Veteran state Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha saw success after 40 years of trying to repeal the death penalty. “Nebraska will step into history by abolishing the death penalty,” Chambers told colleagues during legislative floor debate. “This will be the […]

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State baseball tournament scores from 5/20/15

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Class A Wednesday results  Millard South 3, Omaha Westside 2 Lincoln Southwest 7, x-Millard West 3 Championship Thursday at Werner Park  Millard South (28-7) vs. Lincoln Southwest (26-8), 10 a.m. Omaha Westside (32-6) vs. Millard South-Southwest winner, to follow Class B Wednesday results  Lincoln Pius X 6, x-Omaha Gross 3 Norris 5, x-Elkhorn South 1 […]

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NU comes up short against Illinois as they set Big Ten win streak record

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Big Ten Tournament, Illinois rallied to beat Nebraska 3-2.  The Huskers broke a scoreless tie in the top of the sixth with two runs on four straight hits, including back-to-back doubles from Tanner Lubach and Luis Alvarado. The Illini rallied in the bottom of the sixth with three singles and sac fly.  A bases loaded single […]

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Banks become cautious as farm income falters

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Farm income is falling across the region as credit conditions weaken. Nathan Kauffman, the Omaha branch executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, says lower crop prices and high input costs have cut profit margins and raised concerns about the ability of farmers to repay loans down the road. “In the last several […]

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Omaha police officer, suspect die in shootout

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An Omaha police officer has died from wounds suffered in a shoot-out this afternoon in the northeast part of the city. A suspect has also died. 29-year-old Kerrie Orozco died at Creighton University Medical Center where she had been taken in extremely critical condition, according to the Omaha Police Department. Orozco is the first female […]

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The Nebraska Unicameral votes to repeal the death penalty (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers have voted to repeal the death penalty. The Unicameral voted 32-15 to pass LB 268, which would repeal the death penalty in favor of life in prison. Two senators did not vote. Prior to the final vote, legislators voted 34-14 to end a filibuster against the measure led by Sen. Beau McCoy of […]

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Omaha police officer injured in shooting

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The victim in a shooting is an Omaha police officer. He is one of two people rushed to a hospital after shots were fired near 32nd and Martin Avenue in the northeast part of the city. Witnesses say medics were performing CPR on the officer before he was taken to a hospital. The officer and […]

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Governor Ricketts opposes DREAMers bill getting strong support in Unicameral

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Gov. Pete Ricketts opposes a move by legislators to grant driver’s licenses to the children of immigrants who entered the country illegally. Nebraska lawmakers advanced to LB 623 last week on a 37-8 vote. The bill allows driver’s licenses to DREAMers, young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children. Ricketts had not previously discussed the bill. […]

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High school baseball scores from 5/19/15

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Class A scores from Tuesday Millard South 1, x-Grand Island 0 Millard West 9, x-Millard North 3 Omaha Westside 8, Lincoln Southwest 1 Today’s schedule Omaha Westside (32-5) vs. Millard South (27-8), 4 p.m. Millard West (22-11) vs. Lincoln Southwest (25-8), 7 p.m. Class B Omaha Gross 9, x-Seward 1 Norris 4, x-Omaha Skutt 1 […]

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Millard West and Elkhorn South take girls soccer titles

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The Millard West girls help complete the soccer sweep for their school. A day after the boys won the Class A title, they took the Class A title by beating Omaha Marion 4-2 in a shootout after the game remained tied at 1-1, following two overtimes. It is the second title in three years for the […]

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Study: Nebraska needs more kids in families & foster families

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A new report shows Nebraska has made improvements, but still has too many children living in institutions and group care situations, not families. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds 16% of children in the foster care system in Nebraska were placed outside of families, compared to the national average of 14%. Tracey […]

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Gov. Ricketts tours riot-damaged Tecumseh prison (AUDIO)

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State officials vow to get Tecumseh prison back to normal in the aftermath of a deadly riot more than a week ago and make improvements within the Department of Correctional Services. With the closing of a prison door, Gov. Pete Ricketts led news media on a tour of Tecumseh prison Tuesday, viewing the destruction in […]

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