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Expert: Gas prices may fall closer to $3/gallon in Nebraska

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With fall arriving next week, gasoline prices are falling in Nebraska — and one analyst says they may dip closer to $3 a gallon by the end of next month. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says the statewide average price for a gallon of self-service unleaded gas is now $3.35, that’s down seven cents a gallon in […] Read More »

Friday marks six years of delays for Keystone XL project

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On September 19th, 2008 TransCanada began its approval process with the U-S federal government to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The southern portion was ordered fast-tracked and has been in operation for several years. The northern portion goes through Nebraska and the permit process stalled after a conflict regarding the route. That issue was addressed […] Read More »

Lincoln man sentenced to federal prison on child pornography charge

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A 24-year-old Lincoln man will spend more than a decade in prison for distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney’s office says Ian Wait has been sentenced to slightly more than 11 years in federal prison. Afterward, he will serve 15 years of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender. A […] Read More »

Tragic shooting inside Omaha jewelry store

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A busy retail area in Omaha came to a sudden stop Wednesday morning after gunshots were fired leaving a man in extremely critical condition. Police rushed to Jr.’s Jewelry and Gifts near 72nd and Jones – right across from the Nebraska Furniture Mart – to find a man had been shot several times in the chest. There […] Read More »

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to keep Heidemann on ballot (AUDIO)

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A Lancaster County District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged Secretary of State John Gale’s decision to allow the Republican gubernatorial ticket to change the name of its lieutenant governor candidate. Judge Lori Maret stated she could not order Gale to reverse his decision, because state statute provided Gale no clear legal duty to […] Read More »

Scammers targeting schools and senior citizens

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Scammers are at it again and this time they are targeting schools. Jim Hegerty heads the Nebraska Better Business Bureau and says schools are receiving invoices from a fake company using the Scholastic name. He says schools are familiar with doing business with Scholastic and apparently the scammers are hoping the bills will automatically be […] Read More »

Three arrested after body found along the bank of the South Platte River

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Three people have been arrested after the body of a man was found with facial wounds, wrapped in a tarp, along the bank of the South Platte River. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has declined to release the identity of the man until his family can be notified. Few details have been released. Two people […] Read More »

Pre-schooler killed in western Nebraska ATV accident

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A four-year-old girl has died in an ATV accident in western Nebraska. The Box Butte Sheriff’s Office reports Josephine Magnuson died from injuries suffered when the four-wheeler she was riding on wrecked Saturday. The office says an eight-year-old was driving when the vehicle rolled over. The girl was taken to the Box Butte General Hospital, […] Read More »

Risk for U-S troops heading to West Africa

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The U-S is taking the lead in preventing the spread of Ebola to other parts of the world. President Obama ordered 3,000 U-S troops to West Africa to build training centers for health care workers and 17 direct care facilities for patients. Dr. Mark Rupp is an infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center […] Read More »

Storm Chasers repeat at Triple-A national champions

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The Omaha Storm Chasers defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox 4-2 tonight at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, North Carolina to capture their second straight Triple-A National Championship, and third Triple-A Championship overall. It is the first back-to-back Triple-A Championships in franchise history. Brett Hayes was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. The Storm Chasers led 2-1 […] Read More »

19th ranked Wayne State volleyball rallies past #22 Augustana

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#19 Wayne State College rallied from a 2-1 deficit to open Northern Sun Conference volleyball play Tuesday evening with a thrilling five-set win at #22 Augustana College. Scores of the match were 25-21, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19 and 15-5. WSC is now 8-1 overall and 1-0 in the NSIC The first set featured 12 ties and […] Read More »

Law professor questions Secretary Gale ballot decision (AUDIO)

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A constitutional law professor from Creighton University finds fault with Secretary of State John Gale’s decision to allow the Republican gubernatorial ticket to switch names. The Libertarian candidate for governor, Mark Elworth, Jr., filed a lawsuit after Gale replaced Lavon Heidemann with Mike Foley as Republican Pete Ricketts’ running mate. Gale reasoned Ricketts’ constitutional right […] Read More »

3rd ranked Creighton soccer remains undefeated at win over UIC

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The No. 3 Creighton men’s soccer team defeated UIC 3-1 at Morrison Stadium Tuesday night.  The Bluejays never trailed in the contest, extending their streak to six straight matches this season in which Creighton has yet to fall behind. An early goal from CU sophomore Fabian Herbers put the Jays ahead. He later assisted on […] Read More »

Omaha chef hopes to break a world record this Sunday

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An Omaha chef has set a big goal. Lynn Leahy is president of a non-profit organization the Power of One and has organized a huge spaghetti feed that will take place at 12 Omaha area high schools this Sunday. Leahy says, “We are just a bunch of regular Joe’s who wanted to make a difference. […] Read More »

Some farmers offer crops, not cash, to charities

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As harvest season approaches, many charitable organizations statewide are preparing to get gifts of grain from Nebraska’s farmers. Those farmers can choose to donate a portion of their stored or harvested crops and get a tax deduction at the same time. John Syverson, a certified financial planner, says there are a number of advantages to […] Read More »