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Safety officials concerned as traffic fatalities on rise (AUDIO)

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Traffic fatalities increased last year, raising concerns among state safety officials. Last year, 242 people died on Nebraska roads, up from 225 in 2014 and up considerably from 2011 when there were 181 fatalities. State Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek says many of those deaths could have been prevented. “There’s a lot we can do to […]

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Valentine leaving for NFL

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Nebraska defensive tackle Vincent Valentine announced he is leaving the Huskers to make himself available for the NFL draft. As a junior this past season the Edwardsville, Illinois, native registered 10 tackles, including three sacks. He made his announcement via Twitter: Valentine was an Honorable Mention Big Ten All-Freshman team selection following the 2013 season […]

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Army Corps begins releasing more water into Missouri River

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is boosting releases from Gavins Point Dam and other mainstream Missouri River dams to prepare its reservoirs for the upcoming runoff season. Jody Farhat, chief of the Corps’ Missouri River Water Management Division, says Gavins Point releases will be stepped up this month from 17,000 to 24,000 cubic feet […]

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Husker women earn first B1G victory

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reshman Jessica Shepard scored 29 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as the Nebraska women’s basketball team claimed its first Big Ten victory with a 73-57 triumph over Illinois. Shepard finished 11 of 18 from the floor as trhe Huskers improved to 1-3 in the Big Ten Conference. “I thought she was a different player than […]

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Creighton balance blows past Butler

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Creighton used a balanced scoring attack and blew the game open by outscoring Butler 25-10 in the third quarter as the Bluejays cruised to a 77-49 victory in Big East play. MC McGrory led Creighton with 15 points while Audrey Faber had 13 points and Bailey Norby added 10 as the Bluejays shot 47 percent […]

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Proposals would help Nebraskans care for loved ones (AUDIO)

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A state senator has filed a couple of proposals for this legislative session aimed at easing the burden of caring for family members. Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue has sponsored the Assisting Caregivers Transition Act and the Paid Family Leave Insurance Program. The Assisting Caregivers Transition Act would allow a hospital patient to designate a […]

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15 year old Omaha boy will stand trial for double homicide

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A 15 year old Omaha boy will stand trial in connection to a double murder that happened on December 9th. Courvoisier Sims is accused of killing James Star and Brandon Phelps outside the Ernie Chambers Court Apartments at 16th and Yates Street in Omaha. Sims was wearing a juvenile probation tracking device at the time […]

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Congressman Ashford defends President Obama gun orders (AUDIO)

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The only Democrat in the Nebraska Congressional delegation defends President Obama’s use of executive action to tighten gun laws. Congressman Brad Ashford says President Barack Obama didn’t make any new law in his series of executive orders issued in wake of recent mass shootings. “I would prefer, and I think all Americans would prefer, that […]

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UNMC physician reacts to new federal dietary guidelines

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Health and Human Services and the U-S Department of Agriculture released new dietary guidelines this week to encourage healthy eating habits to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases. University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health’s Dr. Laura Jana is a pediatrician and says these new guidelines are designed to help the public make […]

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Mavericks stay perfect in Summit League

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The UNO men’s basketball team stayed perfect in the Summit League and snapped North Dakota State’s 31-game home court winning streak with a 91-82 victory in Fargo. Senior guard Devin Patterson led the Mavericks with 32 points, connecting on 11 of 14 shots from the floor with two 3-pointers and an 8-of-9 effort at the […]

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Rural towns nudged to seek help to land development dollars

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Rural communities across Nebraska are being encouraged to apply for funds to host community design workshops. Cynthia Nikitin is program director of the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, which is putting out a request for proposals. “To apply and to be brave and bold and take a step forward,” Nikitin says. “Applying for federal funding is […]

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$150M transportation infrastructure bank proposed

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has endorsed a proposal to accelerate road and bridge projects in the state. Ricketts backs creation of a transportation infrastructure bank, which would borrow $150 million from the $728 million state cash reserve fund to build expressways, help counties pay for bridge repair, and fund economic development projects. Ricketts says the money […]

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Douglas County Board member’s motion to rescind approved pay raises

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In January of 2015, the Douglas County Board voted and approved a 17% pay increase in 2017 and another 14% increase in 2018. That would bring their salaries from just over $37,300 in 2015 to just under $50,000 by 2018 – a more than 30% increase. Douglas County Commissioner Mike Boyle voted for the pay […]

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Wayne State women look to a break through away from home

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The Wayne State women’s basketball team is looking to break through on the road tomorrow night when they visit Minnesota State-Mankato in Northern Sun Conference action. The Wildcats are 7-6 overall but have failed to win a road game in five tries. Coach Chris Kielsmeier’s team has had some chances. In their last road game […]

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Omaha woman facing child abuse charges in death of 4 year old girl

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An Omaha woman originally booked for the murder of a four-year-old girl will instead be charged with intentional child abuse. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine released more details in the case this morning. Kleine says 22 year old Chelsey Cook had been Alicia Morrow’s caregiver since December of 2014 inside of a home at 31st […]

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