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Nebraska hoping for long-term highway funding solution

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Nebraska hopes to learn soon how much highway construction money might be coming from Washington. State Department of Roads Director Randy Peters says he hopes Congress re-authorizes the Federal Highway Trust Fund soon. “We’re looking for re-authorization to go, hopefully, more than six months, more like six years. But Congress needs to act on that […]

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A rare coin found in an Omaha Salvation Army red kettle

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It is always an exciting time when something extra special is found in a Salvation Army red kettle. Omaha Salvation Army spokesperson Susan Eustice says that happened this past weekend. A rare 1889 French 20 Franc Gold Angel coin was dropped into a kettle over the weekend in southwest Omaha. The coin is worth an […]

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Scammers posing as charitable organizations

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We made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and today is Giving Tuesday – a day dedicated to charitable contributions. This is the time of year when scam artists are eager to get your money and go to great lengths to do so. Jim Hegarty is President and CEO of Nebraska’s Better Business Bureau […]

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Gov. Heineman denies putting pressure on to parole more inmates (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman expresses surprise that the head of the Nebraska Parole Board says she felt pressure from his administration to parole more inmates to ease prison overcrowding. Heineman says he met with Nebraska Parole Board chairwoman Esther Casmer along with then-Corrections Director Bob Houston about what could be done to reduce the prison population. […]

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Today’s “Giving Tuesday” for pledging to volunteer or donate

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Charity groups are reminding Nebraskans that today is “Giving Tuesday,” which follows the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Jake Byers, a spokesman for the Community Foundation, says it’s an important day to have among the holidays to promote donations of our time, our money — or both — to charity. “We have a day of thanks for […]

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Slight drop in November’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index

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There was another drop in the monthly Mid-America Business Conditions Index for November. The nine state region dropped to 51.3 compared to October’s index of 51.8 and September’s 54.3. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says, “A stronger US dollar, plentiful supplies and weak global demand have pushed agriculture and energy prices lower. While I still […]

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Nebraskan among 2 dead in SW Iowa crash

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An accident early Sunday in southwestern Iowa has claimed the lives of two men, including a Nebraskan. The Pottawattamie County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Department says 30-year-old Eric A. Poole, of Atlantic, and 19-year-old Nathan C. Poole of Omaha, were ejected from their vehicle as it rolled numerous times about seven miles east of Oakland. Both men […]

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26th Salvation Army Winter Night Watch program starts tonight

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Last winter the Salvation Army’s Winter Night Watch program in Omaha served more than 14,500 meals and distributed more than 9,000 coats, hats, gloves and scarves to those in need. J.J. Kuzma is the Disaster Services, Winter Night Watch coordinator and says their first run of the season is tonight. He says at the beginning […]

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Christmas Gift Shop for hospitalized veterans

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A tradition that dates back from the 1930’s continues today at the VA Nebraska – Western Iowa Health Care System Omaha Medical Center today. Public Affairs Director Will Ackerman says hospitalized veterans will be able to do a bit of Christmas shopping at the American Legion Auxiliary’s gift shop. Ackerman says veterans who are inpatients, […]

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.713 winning percentage not enough for Eichorst to justify keeping Pelini (AUDIO)

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“For whatever reason, we weren’t good enough in the games that mattered against championship quality opponents,” Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst said on Sunday morning after he announced he was replacing Bo Pelini as the head football coach.  “We gave coach ample time, ample resources, and ample support to get that done, now we’re heading […]

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Work on energy issues define Lee Terry’s career (AUDIO)

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Nebraska says good-bye to a veteran member of its Congressional delegation at the beginning of next year. University of Nebraska at Omaha Political Science Department Chairman Randall Adkins says Congressman Lee Terry’s work on energy issues define his eight terms in office. “I know that he’s played a big role in the Energy and Commerce […]

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Creighton volleyball heads to Topeka to face Oregon State in NCAA tournament

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Creighton will meet Oregon State in Topeka, KS., in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Tournament.  The Bluejays (25-8, 16-2 BIG EAST) will meet Oregon State (19-12, 9-11 Pac-12) in a match that is scheduled for Friday, December 5th, 4 pm Central. The winner of the Creighton/Oregon State match will meet the victor […]

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