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Biocontainment Unit celebrates 10th anniversary

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Biocontainment Unit. Over the past six months, the unit treated three patients with Ebola, including Dr. Rick Sacra. He attended the today’s events in Omaha. Dr. Sacra says, “I would like to thank the state of Nebraska, the leadership […]

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Garth Brooks breaks Nebraska ticket sales record

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Several records have been broken regarding an upcoming concert in Nebraska. Kristi Andersen with the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority in Omaha says four more Garth Brooks shows have been added to his run at the CenturyLink Center. Andersen adds that Brooks also broken the Nebraska ticket sales record. The old record was also held […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops to lowest in the nation

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The state unemployment rate fell to 2.7%, the lowest in the nation. The Nebraska Department of Labor announced the preliminary unemployment rate for February stood at 2.7%, seasonally adjusted, down two-tenths of a percent from January, down nearly a percent from February of last year. The state unemployment rate for Nebraska also dropped below the […]

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Property tax deadline for some Nebraskans is March 31

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An important tax deadline for Nebraskans in three counties is March 31.  Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing says that is the deadline to pay the first half of 2014 personal property taxes. Ewing says, “Unfortunately with the state statutes that are in place for people who don’t pay the property taxes that interest accrues at […]

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Sen. Chambers defiant in face of mounting criticism (AUDIO)

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A growing chorus of criticism doesn’t move Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, who remains defiant in wake of his anti-police statements. Senator after senator Thursday criticized Chambers for stating his ISIS is the police and implying that if he carried a gun and was confronted by police he would shoot first and ask questions later. […]

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Boys Town could get commemorative coin for 100th birthday

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Boys Town might soon get its own commemorative coin. The United States Senate approved The Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act sponsored by Sen. Deb Fischer, unanimously. The legislation authorizes the Treasury Secretary to mint $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins in honor of the 100th anniversary of Boys Town in […]

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Sen. Chambers defiant in face of mounting criticism (AUDIO)

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A growing chorus of criticism doesn’t move Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, who remains defiant in wake of his anti-police statements. Senator after senator Thursday criticized Chambers for stating his ISIS is the police and implying that if he carried a gun and was confronted by police he would shoot first and ask questions later. […]

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Boys Town could get commemorative coin for 100th birthday

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Boys Town might soon get its own commemorative coin. The United States Senate approved The Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act sponsored by Sen. Deb Fischer, unanimously. The legislation authorizes the Treasury Secretary to mint $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins in honor of the 100th anniversary of Boys Town in […]

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Sand volleyball gets above the .500 mark

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The 15th-ranked Nebraska sand volleyball team defeated No. 19 Grand Canyon late Thursday night, 3-2. With the victory, the Huskers are now 3-2 in the sand season. The Huskers got wins from their Nos. 2, 3 and 4 pairs. Amber Rolfzen and Kira Larson defeated Molly Turner and Emilee Erichsen (21-18, 21-13). Kelly Hunter and […]

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Senator calls on Sen. Chambers to resign; Chambers refuses (AUDIO)

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Several state senators Thursday denounced anti-police statements made by Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha. One senator called for his resignation. A number of senators criticized Chambers for his anti-police remarks during a committee meeting. Chambers compared police to the Islamic State and implied that if he carried a weapon and were confronted by police, he […]

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Tim Miles to coach all stars at NCAA Final Four

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Tim Miles of Nebraska will serve as head coach of the East team at the College All-Star Game, which will be played during the NCAA Final Four weekend in Indianapolis. The game, which features top senior NCAA basketball student-athletes, takes place on Friday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. (CT) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The […]

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Omaha Police Union reacts to comments by Sen. Chambers

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The backlash against comments made by Omaha State Senator Ernie Chambers continues today. Senator Chambers referred to police as terrorists and if he had a gun he would protect himself from the police. John Wells is the president of the Omaha Police Officers Association and says those comments are outrageous and members of the organization […]

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Randy Gregory fails NFL pot test at Combine

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NFL.com is reporting that former Nebraska star and potential top-ten draft pick, Randy Gregory, tested positive for marijuana in February at the scouting combine. Gregory admitted to the website that he’s been smoking pot for a long time and almost got kicked off the Husker football team. He said he smoking after graduating high school and tested […]

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Actress Jolie’s preventative cancer surgery

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Two years ago actress Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy as a precaution after blood tests showed she had an 87% chance of developing cancer. Last week Jolie underwent surgery and had both ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after another test showed high markers, a sign of possible early cancer. Jolie’s mother, grandmother and aunt […]

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Study: More teens are driving (and crashing) while distracted

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A new study of hundreds of dash-cam video recordings of teenage drivers in Nebraska and elsewhere who were involved in crashes finds they’re a lot more distracted than originally thought. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says the comprehensive research found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely a much more serious problem than previously known. “We […]

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