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Farm Bureau wants school reliance on property taxes reduced

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Nebraska Farm Bureau officials want state lawmakers to work toward reducing school funding’s reliance on the property tax. Farm Bureau senior economist Jay Rempe says the only way to truly reduce property taxes in Nebraska is to reduce how much school district budgets rely on property taxes. The Farm Bureau proposes capping the amount of […]

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Worries about Offutt AFB future spark work on federal and state level (AUDIO)

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Efforts are being made both on the federal and state level to insure Offutt Air Force Base remains at its current force strength. Offutt Air Force Base employs 10,000 military and civilian personnel with an estimated economic impact on Nebraska exceeding one billion dollars annually. And it serves as a source of pride for our […]

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Shepard sets new mark in Husker victory

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Jessica Shepard became the first player in Nebraska women’s basketball history to record a 30-point, 20-rebound game to power the Huskers to a 93-81 win at Michigan on Sunday. Shepard, who tied her career high with 35 points and ripped down a career-high 20 rebounds, scored 23 points and had 15 rebounds in the second […]

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Free tax filing program now available to more Nebraskans

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The Internal Revenue Service has launched its “Free File” service for the 2016 tax season. Christopher Miller, the IRS spokesman for Nebraska, says there are a few changes to the program this year. “The income level for using the free tax software has increased to $62,000 this year,” Miller says. “That’s a $2,000 increase over […]

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Man shoots at deputies, kills Omaha police dog in 26-hour standoff

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A man who held off Omaha area law enforcement for more than a full day shot and killed an Omaha police dog before surrendering. The Omaha Police Department say 59-year-ol Mark L’Heureux gave up Saturday night after a 26-hour stand-off. Dead is a K9 named Kobus. The dog had been with the Omaha Police Department […]

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One person dies, another is injured in eastern Nebraska accident

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A one person died, another suffered critical injuries in a two vehicle accident near Wahoo, in Saunders County. The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office reports a car westbound on Highway 92 crashed with a northbound pick-up on Highway 77 Sunday morning. The driver of the car died at the scene. A passenger in the car was […]

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Former doctor accused in two double-homicides in Omaha ruled competent to stand trial

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A former doctor accused of two double-homicides in Omaha, separated by five years, has been ruled competent to stand trial. A Douglas County judge has ruled Anthony Garcia competent to stand trial. A trial date has not been set. Garcia stands accused of kill Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife Mary in 2013. He also […]

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Lincoln woman rescued from fire dies of her injuries

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A young Lincoln woman rescued from her burning home earlier this month has died of injuries suffered in the fire. 24-year-old Blair Callahan died Thursday morning at CHI St. Elizabeth. She was rushed to the hospital January 8th, suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. A neighbor walking by the house during the early morning hours […]

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Meat packers might soon be allowed to own hogs in Nebraska

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State lawmakers have moved a step closer to lifting the ban on meat packers owning hogs in Nebraska. Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala, the sponsor of LB 176, argued during legislative floor debate that lifting the ban would end the attrition of hog production in the state. “States with no packer bans are growing in […]

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Nebraska’s high carbon monoxide mortality rate

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks Nebraska as one of the states with the highest mortality rate from carbon monoxide. Joan McVoy is a registered nurse at the Nebraska Regional Poison Center and says the number of calls they have received regarding carbon monoxide increased nearly 13% between 2014 and 2015. McVoy says […]

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Old Market fire determined to be accidental

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Omaha Fire Department investigators determined the cause of the explosion at 11th and Howard Streets in the Old Market on January 9th. Battalion Chief Doug Krysl says there was work underway in front of the M’s Pub building where independent contractors were installing a fiber optic cable. Battalion Chief Krysl says, “The morning of the […]

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Key senator says votes are there to block expansion of Medicaid (AUDIO)

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Supporters of expanding Medicaid hope this is the year the Unicameral passes a measure, but a key state senator says that is highly unlikely. A new proposal revives enthusiasm at the state Capitol for expanding Medicaid. Sen. John McCollister of Omaha has filed LB 1032, the Transitional Health Insurance Program Act, which he says combines […]

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White’s career-high leads Mavericks to victory over Denver

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The Omaha men’s basketball team maintained its share of first place in the conference standings Thursday night with a 69-55 victory over Denver at Magness Arena. With the win, the Mavericks improve to 13-7 (5-1 Summit League), while the Pioneers drop to 10-10 (2-5 Summit League). Senior forward Jake White put together a dominant performance, […]

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UNO women’s hoops falls on a buzzer beater

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The Omaha women’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker on Thursday night as Oral Roberts got a jumper from the free throw line with two seconds left to play to pull off a 67-65 victory inside Baxter Arena. Omaha is now 10-9 overall and 3-4 in Summit League play. Oral Roberts improved to 8-10 overall and […]

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New-tech way to call for help sees successful first year

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The Text-to-911 service in Buffalo County is marking a full year of operation. Debuting last January, the service is intended to help people in situations where a phone call could put them in further danger. Communications Supervisor Lieutenant Robert Tubbs, with the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, says the majority of emergency calls still come from […]

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