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Bellevue man sentenced to 30 years on child porn charges

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A 37-year-old Bellevue man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing and transporting child pornography. Senior United States District Court Judge Lyle Strom sentenced Christopher Brackett to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography, 30 years for transporting child pornography, and 20 years for possessing child pornography. The sentences will […]

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Nebraska/BYU slated for ABC

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Nebraska’s season opening football game against BYU on September fifth will be televised to a national audience on ABC, with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers’ matchup with BYU is the first-ever meeting between the schools. The Cougars are coming off an 8-5 record and a trip to the Miami Beach Bowl in […]

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Could cost overruns in Denver threaten new VA hospital in Omaha? (AUDIO)

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Huge cost overruns in construction of a new Veterans Administration hospital in Denver could affect funding of a new VA hospital in Omaha. Reports out of Washington say the VA is looking everywhere for the money needed to finish the $1.7 billion Denver hospital. “The Denver VA project is a total mess. It has gone […]

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Will home runs return to CWS?

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A new flat seam ball has brought the home run back into college baseball this season but will it mean more round-trippers at the College World Series. Damani Leech of the NCAA says home runs were up 40 percent during the regular season and up 50 percent during post-season play. In the four years the College […]

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Late homer lifts Omaha past New Orleans

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Francisco Pena slammed the game-winning home run in the top of the 11th inning, as Omaha outlasted New Orleans, 3-2, Thursday night in the opener of a four-game set at Zephyr Field. The Storm Chasers improved to 31-30 and won for the fourth time in as many extra innings contests this season. The series continues Friday […]

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Saltdogs fall behind early in loss at Wichita

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The Wichita Wingnuts took control early with an eight-run second inning and cruised to a 10-4 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs.  Jon Gaston had three hits and three RBI but it was not enough as Lincoln falls to 6-14 on the season. The clubs are back at it for game two of the four-game set […]

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Wife of fallen Marine gives birth to son

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The wife of a Nebraska native U.S. Marine who was killed in a helicopter crash in Nepal last month has given birth to his son. Captain Dustin Lukasiewicz’s wife, Ashley, gave birth earlier this week.  She was pregnant when the 29-year-old from Wilcox deployed to Nepal to deliver supplies after a major earthquake. Dustin Lukasiewicz’s […]

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Scientists call for ban on future oil sands development

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As TransCanada continues the push to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline across Nebraska, a new effort is emerging to put a moratorium on all oil sands development in North America. Sarah Hobbie, a professor at the University of Minnesota, is among more than 100 climate scientists, economists and biologists who’ve signed an open letter, […]

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A piece of Nebraska lands, once again, on the beaches of Normandy, France

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A tribute to the ingenuity of a Nebraska native now sits on Utah Beach in Normandy, France. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has returned to the United States after participating in the dedication ceremonies for the Utah Beach Higgins Memorial. The dedication took place during the 71st anniversary celebration of the D-Day invasion, which marked the turning […]

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Nebraska Beekeepers’ Association Fun Day

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Most people run when they see a bee but next time you may want to give them a bit more respect. Bees pollinate about one-third of our food supply and their numbers are dropping. Dustin Scholl is with the Nebraska Beekeepers Association and owner of K & D Honey Bees near Seward and he says […]

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Nebraska Beekeepers’ Association Fun Day

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Most people run when they see a bee but next time you may want to give them a bit more respect. Bees pollinate about one-third of our food supply and their numbers are dropping. Dustin Scholl is with the Nebraska Beekeepers Association and owner of K & D’s Honey Bees near Seward and he says […]

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Views of what makes for the good life differ depending on where you live

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City and country folk see things differently, especially when it comes to what they believe makes for the good life. Two public opinion polls were conducted last year by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. UNL Ag-Economics Survey Research Manager Becky Vogt says the polls […]

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100 fatalities on Nebraska roadways

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On June 9th, the death toll on Nebraska roads hit the 100 mark. The state’s fatality rate is up 22% compared to that date over the past four years. Statistics show that out of the 79 killed in car accidents this year 72% were not using their seat belt. Fred Zwonechek is the administrator for […]

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Nebraska gymnast named Academic All-American

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Nebraska men’s gymnastics standout Ethan Lottman captured 2015 Capital One Academic All-America honors. Lottman was named to second-team list and becomes the 13th academic All-American in program history.  The Omaha, Nebraska native enjoyed a breakout season as a junior in 2015, adding a number of honors and awards to his list. He earned All-America honors at the […]

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Riley announces departures

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Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says receiver Jariah Tolbert and safety LeRoy Alexander are leaving the Husker program and will continue their careers at different schools. Riley also announced in a statement that linebacker David Santos will not be...

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