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Stormy Friday and Saturday forecast

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Right on schedule, storms are starting to pop up in Nebraska today.   Jim Meyer is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says it appears the most severe weather will be in the central part of the state. He says the storms today will be sporadic. Meyer says, “We are basically in […]

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Colorado man busted for drugs after Nebraska traffic stop

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A Colorado man faces drug charges after being stopped by a state trooper on Interstate 80 in Buffalo County near the Minden exit. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper seized 37 lbs. of marijuana after stopping 55-year-old Raymond Perez of Log Lane Village, CO for following too closely. After getting consent to search the […]

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MVC Player of the Year joins Nebraska women’s basketball

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Kyndal Clark, the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year will join the Nebraska women’s basketball team as a fifth-year senior transfer for 2015-16.  Clark, who will officially graduate from Drake on Saturday, averaged 19.3 points per game while knocking down a Missouri Valley Conference-record 116 three-pointers as a junior for the Bulldogs in […]

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Small business owner sentenced for burning down business

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A small business owner in Nebraska has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for defrauding insurance after burning down his business. 53-year-old Thomas Schropp of Omaha has been sentenced for arson and insurance fraud. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says Schropp hired a person in November of 2008 to set fire to his business […]

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Bellevue loses, winner take all game set for Friday in NAIA opening round

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Top-seeded Tabor College picked up an 11-5 win over Bellevue University Thursday night in the rain-delayed NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round (Bellevue Bracket) at Roddy Field.   The two teams will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday in the second championship game. The winner will earn a ticket to Lewiston, Idaho to the Avista NAIA College […]

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Huskers latest victim in Illinois’ long winning streak

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The 2nd ranked Illinois Fighting Illini (44-6-1, 20-1 Big Ten) ran its nation-leading win streak to 25 games and clinched the 2015 Big Ten regular-season title with a 6-3 victory over the Nebraska baseball team (34-20, 9-13 Big Ten). Freshmen Luis Alvarado and Scott Schreiber each had two hits on the night, including a pair of […]

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Legislators return to debate on repeal of the death penalty (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers return to debate on a bill to repeal the death penalty today and a University of Nebraska law professor sees momentum to abolish capital punishment. Professor Eric Berger with the University of Nebraska College of Law says the assumption could be made that a conservative state like Nebraska would resist repeal of the […]

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Class A girls and Class B boys soccer results from 5/14/15

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CLASS A GIRLS Thursday’s results Millard North 4, Kearney 0 Millard West 4, Bellevue West 0 Lincoln Southwest 2, Lincoln Southeast 0 Omaha Marian 1, Omaha Westside 0 CLASS B BOYS Thursday’s results Gretna 3, Mount Michael 0 Omaha Skutt 1, Norris 0 Friday’s schedule CLASS B GIRLS Omaha Mercy (15-3) vs. Omaha Duchesne (12-6), […]

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DHHS to monitor closure of nursing homes in Ainsworth & Lyons

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Two Nebraska nursing homes are closing, after an announcement last month from Utah-based Deseret Health Groups. Ainsworth Care Center in Ainsworth and Logan Valley Manor in Lyons combined have 36 remaining residents. Leah Bucco-White, at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, says the agency stepped into help. “Our role here at the Department […]

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Gas tax going up; lawmakers override governor’s veto

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The price you pay at the pump is going up. State legislators have overridden Governor Pete Ricketts’ veto of the six-cent gas tax hike. Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion, the sponsor of LB 610, urged colleagues to enact his bill, despite the objection of the governor. “This discussion today is about a difference of opinion […]

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Nebraska holdout status on DREAMers driver’s licenses starts to crumble (AUDIO)

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Youth brought into the country illegally when children would be eligible to obtain driver’s licenses in Nebraska under a bill advancing in the Unicameral. Nebraska is the last holdout in denying a state driver’s license to such youth. Senator Jeremy Nordquist sponsors the measure, Legislative Bill 623. “This bill is about economic growth and opportunity,” […]

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Bellevue softball’s season comes to an end

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  Eighth-ranked Central Methodist University scored a pair of unearned runs in the top of the eighth inning to claim a 4-2 win over Bellevue University Wednesday afternoon at the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round – Fayette Bracket. The loss ended the Bruins’ 2015 season with a 41-14-1 record. The Eagles (44-8) advanced to […]

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KHP Participates In Annual Memorial Day Step Campaign

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The peak of summer travel across our nation’s highways is about to begin. The Kansas Highway Patrol will be working additional hours from May 18 until May 31. This additional coverage comes thanks to funding from the Kansas Department of Transportation through the STEP (Special Traffic Enforcement Program) campaign, to help motorists reach their destinations safely. “The Patrol is dedicated ...

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Nebraska Marine was on board missing helicopter in Nepal

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There’s a Nebraska tie to that U.S. military helicopter that was reported missing Tuesday while delivering relief supplies to earthquake survivors in Nepal. Eight people were aboard, including six Marines, one of whom is from south central Nebraska. Sources have confirmed that Marine Dustin Lukasiewicz of Wilcox was among those on the helicopter, a UH-1 Huey. […]

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Nebraska student at International Science & Engineering Fair

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This is a big week for former Allen Consolidated School student Coleman Kneifl. He graduated from high school last week and on Sunday he flew to Pittsburg to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair. Kneifl earned his spot in the fair by winning local and state competitions. His project involves reducing the growth […]

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