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Omaha woman killed in accident, driver facing multiple charges

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A 31 year old Omaha woman is dead after an accident early Sunday morning. Police say Megan Jackson was a passenger in a 2004 Jeep Cherokee just before 4:30 am when the driver lost control near 24th and Lake Street. The vehicle hit a utility pole and then rolled, went through a wood privacy fence […] Read More »

Update: Omaha woman dies after tragic accident

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An Omaha woman hit by a car last week passed away Sunday evening at an Omaha hospital. Omaha police say 55 year old Joanne Smith was standing behind her vehicle unloading items from the trunk when she was hit by another driver near 51st Street and Northwest Radial Highway last Wednesday evening.   Both of Smith’s […] Read More »

Despite a sub-.500 record, Purdue will give NU women all they can handle

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The Boilermakers have advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament each of the past four years, but they still at 2-4 in conference play right. They have the 2nd toughest schedule in D-I women’s basketball up to this point. Don’t let their record fool you. They’ll be a tough match for the 17th […] Read More »

Hometown heroes come up big on the hardwood this weekend

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Nebraska-Omaha got a record performance from senior guard CJ Carter, who finished with a career-high 45 points on 19-of-25 shooting in the Mavericks 89-84 loss to IUPUI. The Omaha Benson product hit seven three pointers on eight attempts. Carter also moved into 10th in school history for scoring. Freshman guard Ty Danielson from York converted a rare […] Read More »

Speaker Hadley eager to get going this legislative session (AUDIO)

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Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney says he welcomes his new role as Speaker of the Legislature. Hadley says it’s an honor to be elected Speaker, to represent the Unicameral to the residents of Nebraska. He also will preside over the flow of this legislative session. “I would like to have things run smoothly. I think […] Read More »

Thinking of flying down to Havana? Better think again.

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Nebraskans who’ve heard the news about travel restrictions to Cuba being relaxed will be disappointed if they try to book a flight. Gail Weinholzer, with AAA-Nebraska, says travel agents are getting a lot of calls from people who think Cuba will be the next hot vacation destination. For now, it will only be easier for […] Read More »

Fremont driver dies after hitting diesel tanker

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A Fremont man died after his car went under a tanker trailer filled with diesel fuel on U.S. Highway 30 east of Columbus, crossed three lanes of highway, and ran into a ditch. The Colfax County Attorney’s Office reports 53-year-old Terry Kirchmann died at the scene. According to the accident report released by the office, […] Read More »

Man killed in Omaha after struck by car, dragged 75 feet

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A 58-year-old man died after being struck by a car and dragged about 75 feet. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports Rick Mattson was walking north on 204th Street in Omaha when a northbound car hit him, then dragged him forward. The driver told investigators she did not see the man. The crash remains under […] Read More »

Humboldt man dies, children injured in one-vehicle wreck

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A Humboldt man died, his three young children were injured, when he lost control of his sports utility vehicle on Nebraska 4 Highway. The Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office reports Dennis Schlund died at the scene, Nebraska 4 near 624th Road near Table Rock. The office reports Schlund lost control of the vehicle driving east on […] Read More »

Senators say Nebraska needs to develop wind energy

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A group of senators hopes to push through legislation this session that will spur development of renewable energy in Nebraska, especially wind energy. Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha is sponsoring a bill that would create a state production tax credit for wind energy. “It’s important to make investments like this, because an investment in wind […] Read More »

Lead study shows boys more harmed than girls

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Creighton University Psychologist Dr. Maya Khanna recently conducted a study of 40 children living in Omaha’s Lead Superfund Site – the largest residential clean up project in the nation. Kara Henner Eastman is President & CEO of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance and says the children were ages 3 to 6 and they were tested for […] Read More »

Astronaut Anderson hosting Symphonic Space Odyssey

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There will be a very special guest at Sunday’s Omaha Symphony concert. Ashland native and retired astronaut Clayton Anderson will take the helm at Symphonic Space Odyssey at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Anderson says, “I have several roles. I will read a story to the audience. I’ll sing a little bit with the symphony […] Read More »

Gov. Ricketts chooses Hicks-Sorensen as new Economic Development Director

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A vice president with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has been chosen to be the new state Economic Director. Gov. Pete Ricketts has named Brenda Hicks-Sorensen as the new Director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, after a national search. Hicks-Sorensen of Malone, Wisconsin served as Vice President of Economic and Community Development for […] Read More »

Price of inaction on prison reform: $261M

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A state senator has introduced a bill to spend more than $261 million to add prison space. But, he insists he doesn’t want to spend the money. And he doesn’t want to build a new prison. Sen. Colby Coash of Lincoln says he introduced the measure as a wakeup call for the Unicameral. “I did […] Read More »

Deadly car – pedestrian accident in Elkhorn

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A 58 year old man was killed Thursday night in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to 204th Street and Ames Avenue just before 8 pm after receiving a report a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. Investigators say the man was walking in the street when he was struck by Chevy Cobalt. […] Read More »