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Omaha man sentenced; had thousands of images of child pornography

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A 31-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney’s office reports Jeffrey Rongish will serve 12 years of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender after serving his term in prison. An investigation a year ago led […] Read More »

Teen arrested in shooting death of Omaha jewelry store owner

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Omaha police have made an arrest in Wednesday’s shooting death of jewelry store owner, 71 year old Jim Minshall. 18 year old Milton Dortch has been booked for 1st Degree Murder, Use of a weapon and for Robbery. He is being held without bond. There was an active warrant for Dortch’s arrest for the robbery […] Read More »

Man found dead on banks of South Platte River identified

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A man found dead along the banks of the South Platte River has been identified as a man from Colorado. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office identifies the murder victim as 43-year-old Lonnie Sanchez of Hoehne, CO. Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Sanchez in North Platte. Police received a report […] Read More »

Head-on crash outside Lincoln kills one, injures another

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A head-on crash southwest of Lincoln killed one and injured another. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash occurred very early Thursday morning when a sports utility vehicle, attempting to pass another car, collided with a car just outside Lincoln. The driver of the car, 28-year-old Abraham Raymundo of Crete, was taken to a […] Read More »

Most Americans fail at recommended dietary guidelines

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USDA’s Food Pyramid started appearing on food items back in 1992 when it was replaced by MyPlate in 2011.  Both provide information on the current nutrition guidelines regarding food categories and amounts one should eat for a healthy diet. So, how are Nebraskans and other Americans doing following those guidelines? Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee member […] Read More »

Senate taking up amendment to combat ISIL today

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Nebraska U-S Senator Mike Johanns is pleased that legislation is quickly making its way through Congress to combat the terrorist group ISIL. The U-S House passed an amendment that would provide funding to the Department of Defense and the State Department to equip and train moderate forces fighting ISIL in Syria. It also requires a […] Read More »

Nebraska hopes conference will lead to increased trade with Japan (AUDIO)

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Nebraska hosts the 50th annual Midwest US-Japan Association annual conference; in 2018. Gov. Dave Heineman says the conference should spur Nebraska exports to Japan and Japanese investment in Nebraska. “I’m especially gratified that we’re going to host the 50th,” Heineman tells reporters during an announcement. “Anniversaries like that tend to be a little more important. […] Read More »

If NU wants to rattle Miami’s freshman QB, they need to take away his run game (AUDIO)

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Miami will start a true freshman at quarterback Brad Kaaya and so far the reviews on him have all been positive. Husker defensive coordinator John Papuchis talks about how the kid doesn’t get rattled.  However, 92,000 fans in Memorial Stadium on Saturday may change that. Defensive end Randy Gregory thinks so. The Canes averaging 247 passing […] Read More »

Creighton grabs first set, but 9th ranked Nebraska volleyball wins the match

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The Creighton Volleyball team went into Lincoln and won the first set before No. 9 Nebraska rallied for the final three sets to take a 3-1 victory over the visiting Bluejays before a sold-out crowd of 8,060 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Scores were 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20. Nebraska won its sixth straight match, […] Read More »

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 »