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Man pleads no contest in hit-and-run death

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A 33-year-old man who initially fled the scene after running over and killing a pedestrian last May has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. James Gibbs of Panama later turned himself in after hitting 62-year-old Gregory Nicklas with his pick-up late in the evening of May 29th. Gibbs was driving home from a bar. Nicklas […]

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Senator claims some backed out of support for motorcycle helmet law repeal (AUDIO)

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A state senator who pushed to repeal the mandatory motorcycle helmet law claims some senators failed to fulfill their promise to end a filibuster against it. Debate dragged on for days as the legislature considered LB31, which would repeal the requirement that adult motorcyclists wear helmets in Nebraska. During legislative debate Monday afternoon, Sen. David […]

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Deadline for farmers to pick new Farm Bill programs is March 31st

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Nebraska farmers only have a week remaining to decide which federal farm program is best for them. Jeff Davis, with the Farm Services Agency, says March 31st is the last day farmers can elect between the three farm bill programs. Davis explains the provisions of the ARC-co which is based on county figures. “So, you […]

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Former Husker coach Kaczenski arrested on domestic assault

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Former Nebraska defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski, part of Bo Pelini’s staff that was fired in December, was arrested Sunday on a charge of third-degree domestic assault and remains in jail as of Monday morning. Lincoln police arrested the 40-year old Kaczenski Sunday afternoon after they had already responded to a call from someone outside the Kaczenski’s home regarding arguments […]

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Omaha man dies in head-on crash near Lincoln

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One person died, another suffered critical injury in a head-on collision near Lincoln Sunday. Chief Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bleimeister tells reporters during a media briefing that 31-year-old Mario Garcia of Omaha died at the scene. 44-year-old Merri Bradley of rural Crete has been taken to Bryan Medical Center, where she is listed in […]

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Fire heavily damages Jefferson County hog lot, 200+ firefighters respond

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Firefighters from perhaps 20 departments in Nebraska and Kansas battled a major fire at the Livingston Enterprise State Line Hog Facility, south of Fairbury in Jefferson County. The blaze broke out Sunday night and was contained early this  morning. Fairbury Rural Fire Chief Kenny Krause says upwards of 200 firefighters helped fight the blaze. “It […]

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Congressman says failure of CoOportunity Health says much about ACA (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says the collapse of a health cooperative created under the Affordable Care Act says a lot about the federal health insurance law. CoOportunity Health seemed to have a bright future, insuring 120,000 residents of Iowa and Nebraska. Yet, it amassed $150 million in liabilities and the Iowa Insurance Commissioner moved to liquidate […]

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Time to prepare for foul weather from floods to twisters

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We’re likely done with blizzards for a while, but now it’s time for Nebraskans to focus on being prepared for the challenges of the warm weather months ahead. This is the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik, at the National Weather Service, says today’s focus is on flooding and flash flooding, while […]

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UNO’s Seven Days of Service project underway

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Students at the University of Nebraska – Omaha are on spring break this week but many are not heading to the beach. Jacqueline Wilber is the program coordinator for UNO’s Office of Civic and Social Responsibility and says many are sticking around for their 13th annual Seven Days of Service. Wilber says, “We are doing […]

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Green and Kokesh take third for Nebraska at NCAA wrestling nationals

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Seniors Robert Kokesh (174) and James Green (157) finished their Husker careers by each finishing third at the 2015 NCAA Championships at the Scottrade Center on Saturday. Kokesh, a three-time All-American, won a pair of sudden victories against Big Ten foes. He downed third-seeded Mike Evans of Iowa, 6-4, before topping No. 6 seed Logan […]

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Nebraska notches three All-Americans at NCAA nationals

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James Green (157) lost his semifinal match, and Robert Kokesh (174) and TJ Dudley (184) captured All-America honors during Session IV of the NCAA Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. on Friday night. Green, who earned his fourth career All-America accolade in Session III, battled top-seeded Isaiah Martinez of Illinois for a spot in […]

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One and done for Nebraska women

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Brianna Butler scored 17 points, including the go-ahead basket with 58.7 seconds left, as 8th seeded Syracuse beat the 9th seeded Huskers 72-69 in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday night. Emily Cady led Nebraska with 18 points as the Huskers finish the year 21-11. Syracuse went ahead 62-57 on Butler’s jumper with 4:49 left. Nebraska tied it at 66 as Cady […]

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Congressman Ashford criticized for lack of fundraising

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Brad Ashford is getting  heat from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for not focusing on fundraising for his 2016 election. Congressman Ashford says while fundraising is important so is focusing on his job. Congressman Ashford says, “I spend half of my day just dealing with the ISIS issue because our sub-committee […]

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