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Manhunt underway after Holdrege shooting

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A gunman is said to be on the loose following an overnight shooting in Holdrege, which left one man in critical condition. The Nebraska State Patrol and Phelps County Sheriff’s Department describe the suspect as a Hispanic male with a tattoo on his neck. He’s believed to have been wearing dark pants and a navy […]

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Hastings teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

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A Hastings High School teacher is in custody following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department confirms that 38-year-old Johnathan Shafer was arrested late Thursday. Shafer was arrested on sexual assault charges. He was listed as a science teacher at Hastings High. Superintendent Craig Kautz said Thursday that the […]

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Death penalty opponents point to Beatrice 6 to make case (AUDIO)

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Opponents of the death penalty believe they have a winning argument in Nebraska and it centers on the case of the Beatrice Six. Six people arrested in connection with the rape and murder of 68-year-old Helen Wilson in her Beatrice home in 1985 were exonerated, but not until they spent a total of 77 years […]

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Nebraska’s holiday – Arbor Day

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More than one-million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day in 1872. The tradition continues today as many schools and communities hold tree planting ceremonies in honor of the day. Anthony Marek is the director of communications for the Arbor Day Foundation says the world is a better place because of trees […]

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Fifth-generation pop bottler takes over Nebraska’s top markets

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Sioux City’s long-time Coca-Cola bottler is expanding its territory in both Nebraska and Iowa. The Chesterman Company has signed a letter of intent with the Coca-Cola Company to assume a much wider distribution area in each state, including the Omaha and Lincoln markets. CEO Cy Chesterman says it’s part of a 21st century partnership model […]

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Lawmakers ready to exit Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact

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State lawmakers have moved closer to ending Nebraska’s participation in the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact, in three years. The Unicameral has given preliminary approval to LB 317, which would end participation in the compact working to bring high-speed passenger rail service to the Midwest. But not for three years. Supporters of the bill complain […]

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UNMC medical science donors memorial

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Medical, physician assistant and physical therapy students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will host a memorial service on Friday for those who’ve donated their bodies to science.  Dr. Kim Latacha, assistant professor of Genetic Cell Biology and Anatomy at UNMC says, “It is absolutely vital to their medical educations. Having the donors there […]

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Omaha police injured during car theft arrest

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Two Omaha police officers are recovering from minor injuries after trying to arrest a suspected car thief Wednesday night. The department reports both officers were following up on a stolen vehicle investigation when they saw the suspect in a stolen vehicle drive into a parking lot. Both officers approached the vehicle when the driver threatened […]

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New University of Nebraska President Bounds reflects on statewide tour (AUDIO)

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The first order of business for new University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds was to tour the state. Bounds hit the ground running or, at least, traveling what he refers to as the 500-mile campus. He comes away from the state tour convinced Nebraska doesn’t tell its story as well as it should. “And so, […]

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Gavitt Tipoffs Games to feature Nebraska traveling to Villanova

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The Big Ten and Big East Conferences announced Wednesday that the Huskers will travel to defending Big East champion Villanova in the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games this November. The Big East home games will be telecast on Fox Sports 1, while Big Ten home games will air on BTN or an ESPN Network. The event […]

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Creighton to travel to Indiana in inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games

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The BIG EAST and Big Ten Conferences today announced the matchups for the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, with eight men’s basketball games set to air on FOX Sports 1, BTN, or an ESPN Network from Nov. 17-20, 2015. The Gavitt Tipoff Games is an annual early-season series played between the two conferences and named in […]

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Lincoln Saltdogs reveal updated logos

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To celebrate their decade-and-a-half as a franchise, the Saltdogs are unveiling a 15th anniversary logo, along with a new cap logo for 2015. The 15th anniversary logo features the traditional Saltdogs “Dog Head,” and includes the organization’s longstanding motto: 15 Seasons of Fun & Games. Eight stars run along the curve of the 5, representing […]

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Storm Chasers offense struggles in loss to Memphis

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In front of the largest crowd of the season at 7,868 and the largest school day crowd in Werner Park history, the Omaha Storm Chasers (8-5) fell to the Memphis Redbirds (5-8) 7 – 2 in a Wednesday afternoon game. Omaha was held to their lowest hit total of the season with only four on […]

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When utility scammers call, hang up and call the real utility

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Con artists are ratcheting up the pressure with an aggressive new scam involving Nebraska Public Power District customers. Mark Becker, a spokesman for NPPD, says the scammers will call and claim you’re overdue on bills that must be paid immediately with a prepaid card or the power will be shut off within 20 minutes. “In […]

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Lawmakers move to ban powered alcohol in Nebraska

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State lawmakers have moved to ban powered alcohol in Nebraska. A liquor control bill, amended to ban the sale of powered alcohol, has won preliminary approval on a 32-to-3 vote. Sen. Mark Kolterman of Seward succeeded in amending the bill to ban powered alcohol from being sold in the state. “It would be easy to […]

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