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Boys state basketball scores from 3/12/15

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Class A Thursday’s results Omaha South 68, South Sioux City 34 Lincoln Northeast 61, Norfolk 43 Creighton Prep 67, Millard West 55 Bellevue West 70, Bellevue West 53 Friday’s semifinals Omaha South (22-3) vs. Lincoln Northeast (21-5), 7 p.m.Creighton Prep (25-2) vs. Bellevue West (20-6), 8:45 p.m. Saturday’s final 6:30 p.m. Class B Thursday’s results Beatrice 56, Plattsmouth 36 […]

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Motorcycle rally to benefit child abuse victims

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Spring arrives next week and motorcycle lovers in Nebraska are revving their engines to get on the open road. This weekend, Kearney is hosting one of the region’s largest motorcycle shows. Organizer Jeff Allen says the show and swap meet runs Saturday and Sunday at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds and it’s a fundraiser for the […]

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Young, male cougar killed by western Nebraska homeowner

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  A young, male mountain lion has been shot and killed in western Nebraska. Nebraska Game and Parks officials report a homeowner near Whiteclay in Sheridan County reported that he and a neighbor were working outside when they heard growling. The cat, which weighed about 40 pounds, was under the porch. The homeowner says he […]

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Lawmakers hear gripes about TransCanada in oil pipeline hearing

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TransCanada and the proposed $8 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline have returned to the Capitol as an issue before the Unicameral. The Judiciary Committee heard hours of testimony on LB 473, which would not allow a foreign company to use eminent domain to acquire easements for a pipeline and would remove the power of approving […]

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Red flag fire warnings issued for parts of Nebraska

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The National Weather Service in Valley warns residents that portions of the state are in a red flag warning regarding fire danger. Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says this is partly due to an approaching front that is bringing windy conditions to the Midwest. Zapotocny says the red flag warning extends through the center of Nebraska and […]

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One man dies, another injured in head-on crash in Omaha

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One man died, another suffered critical injuries when a car traveling west in Douglas County veered into the eastbound lane and struck a SUV. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports 63-year-old Richard Sake of Valley was driving west on West Dodge Road. His car left the road, entered the eastbound lane, and struck a SUV […]

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Omaha man learns no good deed goes unpunished

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An Omaha man trying to be a Good Samaritan ended up in the hospital Wednesday night. Police say Brian Cimmiyotti saw a fight brewing between two women around 6 pm near 39th and Vernon Streets. While trying to calm tempers and prevent a fight, police say Cimmiyotti was intentionally hit by a silver colored SUV. […]

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Omaha police cleared in fatal shootings, including shooting that killed “Cops” crew member

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A grand jury has cleared an Omaha police officer in the shooting death of a robbery suspect. Omaha Police Officer Alvin Lugod will not be charged in the death of Danny Elrod, who he shot twice in the back. The incident took place on February 23rd as officers responded to a call about a robbery […]

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Ag land property tax relief bill likely dead for the session

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Nebraska Farm Bureau leaders are disappointed by Wednesday’s decision by the Unicameral’s Revenue Committee to not advance a measure decreasing ag land valuations. The Farm Bureau had supported a bill that would have lowered the valuation of agricultural land from 75% to 65%. Bureau president Steve Nelson says property taxes have risen dramatically in the […]

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Religious violence in Middle East worries Congressman (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman worries that violence in the Middle East threatens the existence of an ancient faith community. “Middle Eastern Christianity is shattered and the question is how are the pieces going to be picked back up and put together again?” It’s a question Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says America needs to answer. Fortenberry says Christians […]

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Creighton gets past DePaul at BIG EAST Tourney

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Senior Will Artino had four straight second half baskets to start a 13-2 run as 10th seeded Creighton defeated seventh-seeded DePaul, 78-63, on Wednesday evening in the BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden. With the win, Creighton (14-18) advances to play second-seeded Georgetown in Thursday’s third quarterfinal, which is slated to start at 6:01 […]

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Huskers fall short against Penn State at Big Ten Tourney

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Nebraska missed a game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds, as Penn State held off the Huskers, 68-65, Thursday afternoon at the United Center. Shavon Shields, who finished with 20 points 10 rebounds and rebounds, had a chance to send the game into overtime, but his 3-pointer was just off the mark, as Penn State advanced […]

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Spring motorcycle safety awareness

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There have bee three deadly motorcycle accidents so far this year in Nebraska. Statistics show that 20 people lost their lives in motorcycle accidents in 2014 and there were 14 fatalities in 2013. Nebraska State Patrol Trooper James Estwick says warmer weather means more motorcycles on the road and he reminds them to do their […]

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Warmer weather and little rain means high risk for grass fires

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While many Nebraskans are enjoying the warmer weather, officials say the mild temperatures combined with below-normal precipitation are bringing a greater risk of grass fires. Jason Whalen, fire administrator at the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, the state is facing a high-to-very-high risk of fire danger over the next several days. “We’ve got the warmer temperatures […]

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Congressman Smith pleased ATF has backed off M855 bullet ban

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Congressman Adrian Smith is pleased ATF has backed off a move to ban a popular bullet used with AR-15 semi-automatic guns. Smith says he’s glad ATF has backed off for now, though he quickly adds Congress must remain vigilant about future actions. “The fact that the administration would move to prohibit such popular recreational ammo, […]

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