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Take a bite out of crime, and a hot dog, at tomorrow night’s events

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Dozens of communities across Nebraska will be taking part in tomorrow evening’s National Night Out. Matt Paskin is a spokesman for 31st annual event which brings people together in a fight against crime in their neighborhoods. Paskin says, “It’ll be the block parties, the parades, the cookouts, the festivals, visits from local law enforcement, visits […] Read More »

Henry Doorly Zoo featured in Wild Kingdom episode

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Many Nebraskans remember gathering around the TV Sunday evenings to watch Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler on Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the TV show Wild Kingdom returned last year as a web series. The host is Stephanie Arne who began her career at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo […] Read More »

Central Nebraska wreck kills a young Gibbon man

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A young Gibbon man has been killed in a collision near Kearney that eventually involved three vehicles. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office reports that 29-year-old James Luft failed to stop at an intersection northeast of Kearney, colliding with another pick-up driven by 54-year-old Scott Faruen of Kearney. Luft’s pick-up rolled upon impact, ejecting Luft, who […] Read More »

Nebraska man found dead along railroad tracks in Missouri

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A Nebraska man, believed to be a transient, has apparently fallen from a rail car to his death in northwestern Missouri. Employees of BNSF Railway found the body of 59-year-old Shawn Sumpter of Superior earlier this week along the railroad tracks in the southern part of Holt County, Missouri. It took a while for authorities […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer returns after visiting southern border

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer has returned to Washington from a trip to the southern border. Fischer joined a bipartisan group of six senators traveling to the border. The group received briefings at the McAllen Border Patrol Station, the Hidalgo Bridge connecting the United States and Mexico, and facilities at Lackland Air Force Base. The […] Read More »

US House GOP passes border bill in do-over

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House Republicans reversed course and passed a $694 million measure Friday night aimed at addressing the flow of unaccompanied minors across the southern border. It passed 223-189 mostly along party lines with all three Nebraska members of the House, Jeff Fortenberry, Lee Terry, and Adrian Smith, voting in favor. All are Republicans. Four Republicans voted […] Read More »

Two car crash in Panhandle kills one, injures another

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A young woman died, a teen-ager suffered injuries in a two-car wreck in the Panhandle. The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office reports 19-year-old Karman Reichman of Chappell died in the accident late last night four miles east of Sidney on U.S. Highway 30. According to the sheriff’s office, a 16-year-old from Sidney was driving west on […] Read More »

Assistance coming to individuals, businesses impacted by June storms

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Disaster assistance for businesses and individuals is being offered to the areas of Nebraska most heavily damaged by June storms, but not by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA announced earlier that though public assistance has been made available for several areas of Nebraska hit hard by June storms, individual assistance would not. The state […] Read More »

A slight dip in July’s Business Conditions Index

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The Mid-America Business Conditions Index for the month of July slipped a bit for the Midwestern Region. CreightonUniversity Economist Ernie Goss says his monthly economic survey shows July came in at 57 compared to June’s 60.6 – a 3% drop. Goss says that is still above 50 which show there is still economic growth. The […] Read More »

Husker unveil their alternate uniforms. Fan day set for today

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The University of Nebraska and adidas unveiled new Red Rising TECHFIT football uniforms that the Huskers will wear on Sept. 27 when they host Illinois at 8 p.m. on Homecoming.  Celebrating the 125th year of Nebraska football, the new all-red uniform features black metallic stripes on the jersey and pant, ultra-light black and silver metallic […] Read More »

Omaha teen killed while playing Russian roulette

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A tragic ending to a Sunday evening gathering of friends in Omaha. 19 year old Joseph Morolla died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head while playing Russian roulette. DouglasCounty Attorney Don Kleine says this is totally senseless act.  He says, “Whenever you are talking about a loaded firearm in any capacity isn’t […] Read More »

Nebraska Republicans defend lawsuit against President Obama (AUDIO)

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House Republicans have pushed through a measure to press a lawsuit against President Barack Obama and two Republicans from Nebraska insist it’s not such a far-fetched idea. Congressman Adrian Smith acknowledges filing a lawsuit against the president for executive overreach is unprecedented, but he counters the president’s actions are unprecedented. “I think this is the […] Read More »

Thousands expected for the National Czech Fest in Wilber, opening today

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Polka bands, colorful costumes and kolaches are all part of this weekend’s 53rd annual National Czech Festival in Wilber, the official Czech Capital of the USA. The celebration kicks off this afternoon with vendors, exhibits, an accordion jamboree and a kids’ parade at 7 PM. Sheryl Kastanek of the Nebraska Czechs of Wilber urges people […] Read More »

Congressman Smith says he supported border bill pulled by Speaker

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Congressman Adrian Smith says he supported the immigration bill pulled by House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, pulled his own bill when support fell short of the votes needed for passage. Smith, a Republican, says though the bill didn’t contain everything he wanted, he would have voted for it. “I want to […] Read More »

Collection plate money missing from Omaha church

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Two thieves made off with collection plate money from a church in south Omaha. Father Bernard Starman with St. Agnes Church says last Sunday an associate priest was approached by a man asking for money. The priest gave the man $5 but he continued to as for more. Father Starman says another man then tapped […] Read More »