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Suspects in Sidney counterfeit cash case proclaim innocence

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The suspects charged in a Cheyenne County counterfeit money case are pleading not guilty despite a mound of evidence piling up. Nineteen-year-old Briana Sifuentez and 22-year-old Tony Christensen entered their pleas Tuesday in district court. Search warrant documents illuminate startling new details of the alleged scheme that was uncovered in late January. The suspects are […] Read More »

Suspects in Sidney counterfeit cash case proclaim innocence

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The suspects charged in a Cheyenne County counterfeit money case are pleading not guilty despite a mound of evidence piling up. Nineteen-year-old Briana Sifuentez and 22-year-old Tony Christensen entered their pleas Tuesday in district court. Search warrant documents illuminate startling new details of the alleged scheme that was uncovered in late January. The suspects are […] Read More »

Throw another log on the fire…just make sure it’s an old log

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As Nebraskans strive to stave off winter’s chill with wood stoves and fireplaces, one expert says the age of the wood you burn makes a big difference in the amount of heat you’ll get from the logs. Alison Davis, a former forester who’s now a senior advisor in the EPA’s Air Quality Office, says to […] Read More »

House approves Keystone XL, sends it to promised veto

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A bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline has passed Congress and heads toward a promised veto by President Barack Obama. The House in Washington followed-up the work of the Senate, approving the bill on a 270-to-152 vote. The House vote mostly followed party lines, with only one Republican voting against the […] Read More »

State lawmakers advance bill giving producers incentive to film in Nebraska

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It might be a small incentive, but it is an incentive. Film makers will get a break on vehicle registration under a bill advancing in the Unicameral. Sen. Colby Coash of Lincoln sponsors LB 45 which would exempt vehicles used in a movie production from state license registration requirements for up to a year. Coash […] Read More »

Nebraska A-G joins coalition warning dangers of synthetic drugs

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Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined a nationwide coalition warning oil companies about synthetic drug sales at convenience stores. Peterson says, “Synthetic drugs are difficult to stay in front of as far as the definition of the compound. They keep changing the compound and then selling them in some convenience stores. I wouldn’t say convenience […] Read More »

Platte Institute: prison policy must change to reduce recidivisim

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The Platte Institute for Economic Research released the results of their “Securing Nebraska: Correctional Policy Improvements in the Cornhusker State” report that includes recommendations for corrections reform. According to the Platte Institute, corrections policies which incarcerate but don’t reduce recidivism fail taxpayers and public safety Communications and Outreach Director Adam Weinberg says they looked at […] Read More »

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine receive White House Ebola recognition

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At 12:20 Wednesday afternoon, University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold and Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center medical director of the Biocontainment Unit Dr. Phil Smith will be participating in an event in the White House in recognition of their response to the Ebola crisis.  President Barack Obama will attend and speak at […] Read More »

Omaha man found guilty of stealing from grandmother in nursing home

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A mother and son have pleaded no contest to charges they stole money from their mother and grandmother, a resident of an Omaha area nursing home. The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit brought charges against Kimberly Hill and Jordan Hill, both of Omaha. The two are accused of stealing from Mary Hill. […] Read More »

Questions raised, still proposed tax on suspect video machines advances (AUDIO)

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Questions are raised about a proposal to tax video machines suspected of being illegal gambling devices. Still, the bill advances in the Unicameral. LB 70, sponsored by Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus, would impose a 10% tax on suspect machines unless the owner can prove they aren’t used illegally for gambling. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha […] Read More »

New Nebraska quarter honoring homesteaders goes into circulation

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A replica water pump built by Beatrice High School Industrial Arts students released the first flood of quarters featuring the Homestead National Monument during Tuesday’s ceremony in Beatrice. It marked the beginning of 300-million of the 25-cent pieces which will go into circulation as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Series. Mark Engler, […] Read More »

High school basketball scores from 2/10/15

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Boys scores Ainsworth 80, Stuart 45 Allen 32, Winside 28 Amherst 62, Alma 54 Anselmo-Merna 60, South Loup 59 Aquinas Catholic 68, Humphrey St. Francis 57 Auburn 50, Syracuse 49 Bancroft-Rosalie 61, Howells-Dodge 53 Banner County 63, Hyannis 35 Battle Creek 82, Neligh-Oakdale 58 Bayard 47, Leyton 37 Boone Central/Newman Grove 59, Northwest 36 Boyd […] Read More »

Grand Island man convicted in cell phone peeping

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A former Kearney restaurant manager has been convicted of using his cellphone to record female employees in the business’s restroom. Twenty-eight-year-old Robert Koziol of Grand Island recently pleaded no contest in Buffalo County District Court to five counts of felony unlawful intrusion between January 1st and September 25th of 2014. As part of a plea […] Read More »

Kyle Korver replaces Dwayne Wade. First Creighton player since ’75 to appear in the NBA All-Star game

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Kyle Korver  became the first Creighton Bluejay in 40 years to be selected to the NBA All-Star game, replacing the injured Dwayne Wade.  Korver, the fourth Atlanta Hawk chosen, was selected by Commissioner Adam Silver for the Eastern Conference team after Wade pulled out because of a hamstring injury. Korver, who turns 34 next month, […] Read More »

Wisconsin too much for Huskers as late rally falls short

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Sam Dekker matched his career high with 21 points, and Wisconsin (22-2, 10-1 Big Ten) won its seventh straight game with a 65-55 win over Nebraska on Tuesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Cornhuskers (13-11, 5-7) lost for the fourth time in five games. Dekker’s three-pointer with just under five minutes to play put the […] Read More »