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Nebraska’s tax e-filing rate surpasses 90% participation

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This year’s e-file system is available for Nebraskans to get their state taxes done. Revenue Department Tax Specialist Dawn Holtmeier says NebFile is free to use and gets you a faster refund. “If all your income is from Nebraska, you’re a full year Nebraska resident, it’s a good option for you,” Holtmeier says. However, she […]

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Stolen vehicle leads to Omaha police officer involved shooting death

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An officer involved shooting death is underway in Omaha. Just before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Omaha police officers responded to call regarding a disturbance over a stolen vehicle on the city’s northeast side.  Officers found the vehicle at 3700 South 68th Plaza at the Grover Square apartment complex. Police say the suspect barricaded himself in […]

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Creighton women host Villanova

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The Creighton women’s basketball team opens the second half of the Big East race this evening with a game at home against Villanova. The Blue Jays are 4-5 in the league race and 10-11 overall and will be out for the regular season sweep of the Wildcats after claiming the first matchup 65-62 at Villanova […]

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Sen. Fischer taking wait and see approach to presidential race (AUDIO)

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer says she’s willing to sit back and wait to see what Iowa Republicans do in the caucuses next week. Fischer, a Republican, hasn’t endorsed any of the Republicans running for president. She doesn’t plan to, at least not for a while. As for the sometimes chaotic nature of the GOP […]

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Tax credit of $500 would help those who care for a loved one

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AARP Nebraska is backing a $500 state income tax credit proposal for those who take care of a family member or friend. Advocacy Director Mark Intermill says the projected $12.5 million annual cost is far below what the state would pay for hospital or nursing home care. He estimates the state would have to pay […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 01/29/2016

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  Greg Akagi visits with Dr. Art Douglas, Professor Emeritus at Creighton University. Dr. Douglas gave the weather presentation during […]

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UNMC researchers seek volunteers for study on older motorists (AUDIO)

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Elderly drivers are needed to volunteer for a study at the University of Nebraska Medical Center on driver mobility and safety. Dr. Matt Rizzo, director of UNMC’s Mind & Brain Health Labs, says they hope to improve the understanding of how brain aging affects driver behavior. “It’s primarily a study of older drivers, ages 65 […]

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Mavericks fall at South Dakota State

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South Dakota State raced out to a 12 point lead in the opening half and went on to down the UNO men’s basketball team 87-76 and knocked the Mavericks out of sole possession of first place in the Summit League. The Mavericks cut the deficit to single-digits when Jake White laid the ball in with […]

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Lawmakers debate whether 18-year-olds should be allowed to run for office

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State lawmakers are debating whether 18-year-olds should be allowed to run for public office in Nebraska. “I can’t support this. For Pete’s sake, if we elected an 18-year-old governor, he wouldn’t be able to buy a beer to celebrate,” Sen. Dave Bloomfield, Hoskins, quipped during legislative floor debate on LR 26CA. If approved by the […]

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Omaha man sentenced to prison for Medicaid fraud

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A 61-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to five months in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution for Medicaid fraud. Both the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Nebraska Attorney General’s office report Clements Akara will also have to perform 100 hours of community service. According to authorities, Akara confessed […]

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Nebraska Sunshine Project protest

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A citizens group that monitors juvenile court hearings is taking issue at what happened Wednesday in a Douglas County Courtroom. Laura McCormick is the executive director of the Nebraska Sunshine Project, an organization that seeks judicial accountability involving the juvenile court system. McCormick says on Wednesday they were attending a proceeding with Juvenile Court Judge […]

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