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Man charged in Nebraska meatpacking plant fatal shooting pleads not guilty

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A 35-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting late last year in a south-central Nebraska meatpacking plant has entered a plea of not guilty. Angelo Bol is charged with felony first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony in the December 15th shooting death of 34-year old Karel Perez-Almaguer, outside Gibbon […]

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Conflicts regarding possible overturn of same sex marriage ban

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County clerks in Nebraska could see an increase in marriage license applications of the state’s ban on same sex marriage is overturned. U-S District Judge Joseph Bataillon could rule on the issue Thursday.   Some clerks have expressed concern due to their religious beliefs. Father Ryan Lewis is pastor at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in […]

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More flexibility in smoking cessation drug shows success

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A study of more than 1,500 cigarette smokers who were not ready to quit smoking but were willing to cut back on cigarette consumption and combine their approach with varenicline (Chantix) increased their long-term success of quitting smoking. University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher and lung specialist Dr. Stephen Rennard co-authored the report and says […]

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Alaska resident busted on drug charges after I-80 traffic stop

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An Alaska resident has been arrested for drug possession after being stopped for speeding on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 37-year-old Ian Gyori of Glennallen, Alaska has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell it. NSP says a state trooper pulled Gyori over Monday afternoon for speeding while eastbound […]

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Abdullah, Bell and Gregory set for NFL Combine. What the experts are saying.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers will send three players to the NFL Combine which gets started with interviews and exams on Wednesday from Indianapolis, IN. The on-field workouts begin this Friday, February 20 with the offensive linemen and tight ends, and continues with the running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers on Saturday, February 21, linebackers and defensive linemen on […]

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Proposal seeks to take emotion out of livestock expansion evaluations (AUDIO)

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A proposal in the legislature seeks to take the emotion out of proposals to expand livestock operations in Nebraska. The Nebraska Farm Bureau says decisions at the county level hold state agriculture back. The organization suggests cow-calf operations, hog production, dairy, and poultry could all expand in Nebraska if individual expansion proposals were greeted more […]

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Girls sub-district basketball scores from 2/16/15

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Allen 51, Walthill 22 Alma 60, Elwood 55 (OT) Anselmo-Merna 41, Stapleton 39 Arcadia-Loup City 55, Gibbon 29 Ashland-Greenwood 44, Douglas County West 30 Banner County 43, Minatare 32 Bloomfield 66, Osmond 34 Boone Central/Newman Grove 61, Madison 37 Broken Bow 56, O’Neill 32 Chase County 53, Gordon-Rushville 51 Clarkson/Leigh 36, Lutheran High Northeast 32 […]

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Another nail biter for Creighton that ends in a loss

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Roosevelt Jones’ bank shot with 1.9 seconds left lifted No. 19 Butler to a 58-56 win over Creighton on Monday night before a sellout crowd of 17,971 fans at CenturyLink Center Omaha.  The Bulldogs trailed 54-48 with three minutes to go before closing the game on a 10-2 run, including the final five from Jones. […]

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At least 3 Nebraska Radio Shacks to close under Chapter 11

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As more details are released about Radio Shack’s plans to emerge from bankruptcy, at least three stores in Nebraska will be closed, though most of the rest will remain open in some form. John Linenberger owns J & L Electronics in Beatrice — a Radio Shack store. Linenberger says being a dealer-franchise means he’ll likely […]

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Sec. of State Gale favors voter photo ID and winner-take-all Electoral College

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Secretary of State John Gale backs legislation working its way through the Unicameral to require Nebraska voters to display photo identification to cast a ballot and to end the state practice of proportional distribution of its Electoral College votes. Gale says other states have had success implementing the photo identification requirement. “The states that have […]

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UNMC – Nebraska Medicine’s $4.2B impact on Nebraska’s economy

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine have a combined $4.2-billion annual impact on Nebraska’s economy. University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey God says they recently hired a national consulting firm, Tripp Umbach to conduct a study on how both entities benefit the state’s economy. Dr. Gold says, “Our work impacts […]

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Sen. Sasse calls southern border a “crisis of government” (AUDIO)

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse says he has returned from a trip to the southern border convinced Congress must act. Sasse has heard the stories told by Texas authorities and ranchers on counties that run along the southern border between the United States and Mexico. Desperate immigrants attempting to cross the border illegally often make […]

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Fugitive accused of hitting mother with car – twice

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The search for a man considered armed and dangerous continues in the Omaha metro area Monday morning. Police officers from Omaha and Bellevue police along with Omaha’s swat team stormed an apartment this morning near 26th and Cuming Street.   This is in connection to an event Saturday when police located 32 year old Anthony Flud […]

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Kyle Korver is the second leading scorer for Eastern Conference All-Stars

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Kyle Korver who  became the first Creighton Bluejay in 40 years to be selected to the NBA All-Star game, finished second in scoring for the Eastern Conference All-Stars behind Cleveland’s LeBron James.  Korver scored 21 points in their 163-158 loss on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.  James had 30 points. Korver played 16 minutes off […]

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