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Gov. Heineman focused on current job, not looking ahead

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Gov. Dave Heineman isn’t ready to talk about his future, yet. Heineman has a little more than a month left on his 10-year tenure as governor. He insists his focus is on his current job, not on any future jobs. “This job is very time consuming and as I’ve shared with the governor-elect, all the […] Read More »

Cold, cold fall doesn’t necessarily equal cold, cold winter (AUDIO)

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A frigid fall doesn’t necessarily mean a nasty winter. And yes, this fall has been as bad as you thought. “It was like a plot in a bad movie where you take the wrong exit and then you start getting chased by all these villains. Autumn definitely took a detour and a wrong turn,” state […] Read More »

Nebraska volleyball sees eight match winning streak end at Illinois

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Despite a spirited comeback to force a fifth set, the No. 10 Nebraska volleyball team fell at No. 11 Illinois, 3-2 (25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 24-26, 15-10), on Wednesday night at Huff Hall. The loss snapped the Huskers’ eight-match win streak and perfect month of November. Nebraska dropped to 20-8 overall and 14-5 in the Big […] Read More »

Nebraska finishes up workouts in preparation for Friday’s matchup with Iowa

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The Nebraska football team held a 45-minute walkthrough at the Hawks Championship Center on Wednesday as the Huskers prepare for their Black Friday matchup against Iowa. Head Coach Bo Pelini spoke to the media afterwards. “We had a good week,” Pelini said. “(It was) a short week, but we had good attention to detail. I […] Read More »

Nebraska Regional Poison Center food safety tips

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Thanksgiving Day is a busy time for those answering the phone at the Nebraska Regional Poison Center. Spokesperson Joan McVoy says do not hesitate if you have a question about food handling and safety. They have likely answered them all. McVoy says they have received calls from people who cooked their turkey but left the […] Read More »

Stay vigilant for scammers as you leap into holiday shopping

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Thousands of Nebraskans had their identities put at risk with recent cyber attacks on J.P. Morgan Chase, Home Depot and Target — and hackers are constantly trying to breach more computer servers. Doug Shadel, with the AARP Fraud Watch Network, says scammers are also calling Nebraskans on the phone, trying to worm personal information, money […] Read More »

Rare white lion cub born at Henry Doorly Zoo

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A first for the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. Director Dennis Pate says excitement is building with the birth of a rare white lion cub. The cub is one of three born last week – two males and one female. Pate says, “We have never had one before. Most zoos have never had one and […] Read More »

Flood warning issued for south-central Nebraska near I-80

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The threat of flooding has risen near Grand Island. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Hall County. An ice jam has formed in a channel of the Platte River. Water is backing up south of Interstate 80. It is feared that floodwater could swamp businesses on the south side of I-80 […] Read More »

AG Bruning says president “pushing the envelope” with ex. order

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Attorney General Jon Bruning objects to President Barack Obama’s executive order delaying deportation of up to five million illegal immigrants. Bruning says the move could put more pressure on states attempting to distribute social services to their citizens. Yet, he says he has a more fundamental concern. “My concern with the president is just that […] Read More »

Omaha firefighter goes above and beyond the call of duty

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An Omaha firefighter is on a mission to help those impacted by fire. Drew Gerkin responded to a call about four years ago and noticed there was no furniture in the family’s home. He asked a little boy where the family slept and night and the boy said they take clothes out of suitcases and […] Read More »

Parole Board head claims she felt pressure due to prison overcrowding

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The chairwoman of the Nebraska Parole Board told a special legislative committee she was pressured by the Heineman Administration to parole more prison inmates to ease overcrowding. Chairwoman Esther Casmer said both former state Corrections Director Bob Houston and Gov. Dave Heineman’s Chief of Staff, Larry Bare, pressured her to parole more prisoners after the […] Read More »

Former western Nebraska hospital administrator sentenced on child porn charge

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A former western Nebraska hospital administrator has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf sentenced 65-year-old James Parks to three years in prison. In addition, Parks will have to serve five years of supervised release and register as a sex offender. Parks reached […] Read More »

Be careful as you travel this Thanksgiving holiday weekend (AUDIO)

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Many Nebraskans take to the road today, one of the biggest travel days of the year. The Nebraska State Patrol wants you to be safe out there. Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, says the rules of the road are simple. “Don’t drive impaired, whether that’s drunk or drugged. Wear your seat […] Read More »

Groselle leads the way as Creighton tops Eastern Illinois

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Junior center Geoffrey Groselle made 7-of-8 shots and scored a career-high 15 points as No. 23 Creighton Men’s Basketball earned a 75-53 win over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday night before 17,408 fans in Omaha. Fellow Bluejay reserve guard James Milliken had a career-best 10 rebounds as well. Creighton improved to 5-0 for the fourth straight […] Read More »

High School football State Championship scores from Tuesday

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Class B Omaha Skutt 40 Elkhorn 10 Class C-1 Boone Central 54 Ashland-Greenwood 14 Class C-2 Aquinas 40 Hartington Cedar Catholic 6 Read More »