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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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Red Cross urgent call for blood donors

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Severe winter weather across the country has affected blood supplies. American Red Cross, Nebraska – Southwest Iowa Regional spokesperson Katie Marshall says storms in March already forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives that resulted in nearly 7,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. Marshall says, “That is already on top of an already […]

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Judiciary Committee hearing today on eminent domain

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Nebraska’s Legislative Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing this afternoon that would eliminate the power of eminent domain for certain pipelines. This bill is on the heels of TransCanada filing in January to obtain land for the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline. Those opposing the pipeline argue that a foreign country has no business using eminent […]

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Congressman Smith won’t criticize Speaker Boehner on Homeland Security bill (AUDIO)

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Congressman Adrian Smith isn’t happy with the action taken to fund the Department of Homeland Security without any concession from President Barack Obama on immigration. But, the Congressman shies away from criticizing the Speaker of the House. Smith voted against the bill funding Homeland Security. He wanted a three-week funding extension so House and Senate […]

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Husker baseball wins their 37th straight home opener

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The Nebraska baseball team won its 37th straight home opener on Tuesday afternoon at Hawks Field with a 9-3 win over the Northern Colorado Bears. 4,121 fans came out to watch the Huskers on a beautiful afternoon, as temperatures reached the low 70’s. It was the largest crowd for a home opener since 2012, when […]

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Scammers targeting homeowners at risk of foreclosure

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Many Nebraskans are falling behind on their house payments. Barbara Floyd-Jones is a foreclosure expert with NeighborWorks, National Homeownership Program and says those numbers nationally are higher than they were before the housing crisis. These owners are desperate to keep their homes and that makes them vulnerable to loan modification scams. Floyd-Jones says typically scammers […]

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Encouraging news for Nebraska’s job seekers in 2nd quarter

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More than one-quarter of the businesses in the state have plans to hire more employees during the coming three months, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Manpower spokeswoman Karen Miller says the survey covers Nebraska employers’ staffing plans for the calendar year’s second quarter. “We’re looking at 26% of companies that we interviewed […]

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