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Motorcyclist killed near Fremont

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The death of a motorcyclist near Fremont on Friday remains under investigation. A Dodge County Sheriff’s deputy saw the motorcycle speeding south of Fremont on old Highway 275. The deputy was turning around to follow but the motorcycle then hit the back of a flatbed truck. The name of the motorcyclist has not been released.

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Omaha police say man’s death is suspicious

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Omaha police are investigating a weekend murder. The Omaha Fire Department was called to a home in the Dundee area to check on the well being of a resident Saturday afternoon. Inside the home they located 51 year old Charles Keathley deceased inside.   Omaha police were then contacted and the Homicide Unit is currently investigating his […]

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Grand Island woman charged in fatal hit and run on I-80

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A Grand Island woman has been arrested after a fatal hit and run crash on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 29-year-old Mandy MacDonald has been charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Motor Vehicle Homicide. According to NSP, troopers responded to reports of a hit and run crash on westbound I-80 […]

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Husker junior helps U.S. soccer claim title

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Nebraska junior Jaycie Johnson and the United States under-23 Women’s National Team won the Four Nations Tournament in Norway after beating England 2-1 on Sunday. Wisconsin midfielder Rose Lavelle and UCLA forward Taylor Smith each scored goals for the U.S. to secure the tournament victory. The Four Nations Tournament opened last Wednesday, as Team USA defeated […]

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19 Huskers to compete at NCAA Championships

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The Nebraska track and field team add eight more bids to the NCAA Championships later this month on the final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin Texas. In the night’s final event, the men’s 4×400 relay team of Cody Rush, Drew Wiseman, Levi Gipson and Jake Bender earned a bid to nationals […]

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Saltdogs swept in Amarillo

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The Lincoln Saltdogs squandered an early three run lead as they lost at Amarillo 7-6 as the Thunderheads swept a three game series at Potter County Memorial Stadium. Jon Gaston homered for the Saltdogs, who led 5-2 in the fourth inning before before Amarillo rallied. Lincoln (4-6) opens a three-game series at the Laredo Lemurs […]

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Storm Chasers rally past Albuquerque

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Omaha rallied with two runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Albuquerque 2-1 in Pacific Coast League action on Sunday. A sacrifice fly by Eric Kratz scored the game winner as the Storm Chasers snapped a five-game road losing streak. The series concludes at Isotopes Park this afternoon as Omaha (25-26) sends left-hander […]

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Gov. Ricketts “appalled” by repeal of the death penalty (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts expresses disappointment the legislature overrode three of his vetoes, especially the veto of the bill that repealed the death penalty. Ricketts needed to change the votes of three senators to sustain his veto of LB 268, the bill ending capital punishment in Nebraska. He only got two. Ricketts won’t say whether he […]

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Report: Job openings in ag sector far outweigh college grads

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A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows there are plenty of jobs in ag-related fields, but not nearly enough college graduates to fill them all. Agriculture is Nebraska’s top industry and a recent UNL study showed 25% of all jobs in Nebraska are related to agriculture. “Folks don’t really realize the variety […]

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2-year-old Missouri boy found, safe, in Nebraska

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A two-year-old boy kidnapped by his non-custodial mother in Missouri has been found, unharmed, in Nebraska. Missouri authorities had feared for the safety of Colton Lee Dominquez. Authorities say Colton and his mother, Billie Jo Linhart, were taken into custody without incident by the Omaha Police Department’s Child Victim/Sexual Assault unit. The Jefferson City, Missouri […]

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Henry Doorly Zoo worker seriously injured by Komodo dragon bite

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Officials with the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha report an employee has been taken to the hospital suffering from serious injury from a Komodo dragon bite. Zoo officials say the female employee is being treated at the Nebraska Medical Center. Henry Doorly received the dragon, named Albi, from the San Antonio Zoo where he was […]

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Gov. Ricketts praises Unicameral while giving nod to differences (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts praises lawmakers for working with him on keeping state spending down while acknowledging he doesn’t always agree with them on the direction to take Nebraska. In his farewell to legislators on the last day of the session, Ricketts focused on where the two branches of government agreed. “My priorities for the session […]

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Papillion 12 year old opening RockFest

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Many 12 year old boys and girls play the guitar but very few like Aidan Fisher of Papillion. Aidan and his father, Chris are on the road today heading to Kansas City where he will open RockFest with his own version of the National Anthem. Fisher says Aidan started taking piano lessons when he was […]

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Congressman Smith against Waters for the U-S rule

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Washington DC are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States rule that gives them and the Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction over the management of all water.   This includes ponds, streams, creeks, marshes on farms and ranches so it appears that any […]

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Senator will work with, not challenge governor on suspect video machines

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A state senator has decided not to challenge the governor’s veto of his bill to tax suspected illegal video machines, but to work with the governor on the legislation. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus says he drafted LB 70 after the suspect touch-screen computer games began to appear in bars, convenience stores, and clubs in […]

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