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Nikko Jenkins found guilty of killing four in Omaha after release from prison

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An Omaha man is found guilty of four murders last summer and of weapons charges. It was just last week that Nikko Jenkins wanted to enter a plea of no contest to those crimes but Douglas County District Judge Peter Batallion refused that plea stating. Jenkins on Friday filed a hand written document stating he […] Read More »

Osborn trails Sasse in fundraising; insists he has the cash he needs

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United States Senate candidate Shane Osborn says he has the money he needs to win the Republican primary next month. The Osborn campaign reports raising a total of $1.6 million, trailing only Ben Sasse among the four major Republican candidates. Osborn says that total includes just over $600,000 for the primary election. “You know, we […] Read More »

Frustration over no change in “good time” law this session

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A change in Nebraska’s “good time” law was front and center when the Legislature started this year’s session but lost a lot of steam in the days and week’s that followed. Omaha State Senator Pete Pirsch co-sponsored the bill along with Omaha State Senator Scott Lautenbaugh on behalf of Attorney General Jon Bruning and Governor […] Read More »

Man accused of plane disturbance in court today

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23 year old Joshua Suggs will make his first court appearance today. Suggs was on a Chicago to Sacramento flight when he caused a ruckus and tried to open a door on the plane. Three people subdued him until the plane landed at Epply Airfield. Omaha attorney James Martin Davis is representing Suggs and says […] Read More »

Southwestern Nebraska declared disaster area due to lingering drought (AUDIO)

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Rain continues to come in short supply in portions of Nebraska, prompting the federal government to declare eight southwestern counties disaster areas due to the lingering drought. Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Dan Steinkruger announces Keith, Perkins, Lincoln, Chase, Hayes, Frontier, Hitchcock, and Red Willow have been declared disaster areas. “It reflects the on-going […] Read More »

Creighton hoops adds transfer Maurice Watson Jr.

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Creighton men’s basketball head coach Greg McDermott has announced that guard Maurice Watson Jr. will transfer from Boston University and enroll at Creighton this summer. Watson’s decision became official on Tuesday when he returned a signed financial aid agreement to Creighton. He will sit out the 2014-15 season due to transfer requirements before having two […] Read More »

Huskers pound out 22 hits in knocking off Kansas State

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After facing a 4-0 deficit following the top of the first inning, the Nebraska offense lit up the scoreboard in a 14-5 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats on Tuesday night at Hawks Field. The Huskers amassed a season-high 22 hits as five NU batters registered three hits or more on the evening, while matching […] Read More »

Storm Chasers come up big with two-outs in shutout of Express

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Three pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout in a 6-0 win for the Omaha Storm Chasers (6-6) against the Round Rock Express (7-5), their first shutout victory of the 2014 season. The Omaha offense scored all six of their runs with two outs, with eight of the nine hits for the Chasers on the night […] Read More »

Nebraska State Fair switches to reserved seating for concerts

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There’s a change to the Nebraska State Fair concert series this year: no lines, no waiting and no wristbands. Fair executive director Joseph McDermott says they’re replacing the wristband program with reserved seat ticketing. That means concertgoers will no longer need to stand in line to get wristbands — something that will help those who […] Read More »

Missing boy found, playing with stuffed animals inside machine

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He wasn’t missing. He was playing with toys. It was the location that surprised his mother. Lincoln police say a three-year-old reported missing by his mother was found safe and unharmed inside a toy crane machine called the “Bear Claw” at a local bowling alley. Police spokeswoman Katie Flood says a sergeant was talking with […] Read More »

Higher farmland valuations come on heels of disappointing legislative session

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Assessment of agricultural land continues to rise, adding to the disappointment farm groups are expressing about the legislative session. The Nebraska Department of Revenue’s Property Assessment Division reports the valuation of farmland for tax purposes rose nearly 30% between 2013 and 2014. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson says the assessment report comes on the […] Read More »

Car theft ends with one arrest in Omaha

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An Omaha woman who left her car running unattended in her driveway this morning is now without a vehicle. Omaha Police Lt. Michael McGee says two men walking by got in and took off. An Omaha police officer was nearby and spotted the stolen vehicle and gave chase but the driver didn’t stop. Lt. McGee […] Read More »

Omaha police investigate shooting death

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Omaha police are investigating the shooting death of an 18 year old man. At 9:11 Monday night officers were sent to 2936 North 52nd Street, the address of a public swimming pool parking lot, to investigate a report of gunfire in the area. At the same time Methodist Hospital notified police that two victims had […] Read More »

Man convicted in stabbing death during robbery in Columbus

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A Platte County jury has convicted 31-year-old Eric Henry of Columbus in the stabbing death of 51-year-old Steven Jorgensen last year when a burglary turned violent, then deadly. The Attorney General’s office reports the jury in Platte County District Court found Henry guilty of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, and use of a […] Read More »

Nebraska runners remember Boston Marathon tragedy

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Today is the one year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. About fifteen members of the Omaha Ndorfinz Racing Team took part in the race and all returned home unharmed. Derek Sey is a member of the team and competed in the marathon back in 2009. He has talked with a number of runners taking […] Read More »