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Nebraska Squanders Double-Digit Lead in Big Ten Opener

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Nebraska (8-6, 0-1) built a 12-point second half lead over Northwestern Wednesday afternoon in their first Big Ten game of the season, but it wasn’t enough as Northwestern rallied to win 81-72. “It was just a really disappointing game. I thought our fans were great. It was a good college basketball game for a long […]

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Report raises concerns about Nebraska’s public power districts

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A new Platte Institute study finds many public power districts in Nebraska are facing challenges to keep electricity rates from rising faster than in neighboring states. Jessica Herrman is the Institute’s director of research. She says a variety of factors are pushing electricity prices up for public power districts, including abundant supplies of natural gas. […]

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Deadly morning accident in Sarpy County

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A Bellevue, Nebraska man was killed in a two vehicle accident this morning in Sarpy County. Lt. Randy Firby with the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department says road conditions contributed to the crash. Lt. Firby says, “Cedar Island Road is a dirt road and was snow covered. The snow is packed down from cars driving on […]

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Omaha teacher charged with sexual abuse of 14-year-old

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An Omaha middle school teacher has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old former students. Omaha police are releasing few details about the case against 35-year-old Brian Robeson, charged with two counts of sexual assault of a juvenile. Robeson teaches seven-grade math at Alfonza W. Davis Middle School. Officers with the Special […]

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Nebraska unlikely to lose Congressional seat after 2020 Census (AUDIO)

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Nebraska might be growing slowly, but it likely isn’t going to lose a Congressional district in the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau has released its latest count of the nation’s population. The number of Nebraskans grew, but not by much. The updated figures show a state population of 1.896 million, up by 0.7%. The state […]

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One person killed, another wounded on slick road in Sarpy County

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One person is dead, another wounded after their car slid on snow-covered pavement into an intersection and was t-boned by another vehicle in Sarpy County. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident occurred shortly after seven o’clock this morning near Bellevue. A car traveling west couldn’t stop as it approached the intersection and slid […]

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Landmark Omaha restaurant closing after 81 years

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Piccolo Pete’s restaurant in Omaha has quite a long history. Tony Piccolo founded the restaurant more than 81 years ago and it is still in the family. His grandson, Scott Sheehan is the current manager but only for a few more days. The famous neon sign will go dark as they get ready to close […]

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Blood supplies critically low in Nebraska, donors urgently needed

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The sole supplier of blood to more than 110 hospitals in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota is putting out an urgent plea for donors. Nicole Hanger, spokeswoman for LifeServe Blood Center, says there’s an urgent demand for blood and the only source is human volunteers. “It’s not unusual that we see donations decrease at this […]

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Trump pumps up crowd at Omaha area campaign event

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Republican front-runner Donald Trump brought his presidential campaign to Omaha-Council Bluffs on Thursday. Trump told the crowd former New York Governor George Pataki’s exit from the race wouldn’t have much impact. “There’s not much to split up ’cause he was at zero,” Trump said, and the crowd laughed. “No, No. I always say: ‘Oh, let’s […]

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Ag group compiles to-do list for Unicameral, Congress

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The president of the Nebraska Farmers Union is making a wish list for the 2016 state legislative session, as the Unicameral will reconvene on January 6th. John Hansen says one of the priority issues of the past few sessions remains on the docket for the year ahead. “We want property tax relief,” Hansen says. “That […]

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Huskers open B1G race by hosting Northwestern

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The Nebraska men’s basketball team opens the Big Ten race at home this afternoon against Northwestern. The Huskers enter the league race with a record of 8-5. Under third year coach Chris Collins Northwestern is 12-1 for the first time since 1930 and the Wildcats are averaging just under 80 points per game. “Their guard […]

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Teen who died in rollover accident identified (UPDATE)

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A teen-ager died in a rollover accident in south-central Nebraska early this morning. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Office reports 17-year-old Parker Sturgis of Wilcox was thrown from the car he was driving. A preliminary investigation revealed that Sturgis was traveling west on 727 Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a culvert. The […]

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Teen dies in rollover accident in south-central Nebraska

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A teen-ager died in a rollover accident in south-central Nebraska. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Office reports a teen-age boy from Wilcox was thrown from the car he was driving. According to the office, the teen was driving west on a county road when the car went off the road, hit a culvert, and rolled a […]

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Omaha man critically injured in shooting

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Omaha police were called to 1029 Park Avenue at 12:48 a.m. Tuesday to investigate a shooting. Officers located the victim, 23 year old Jeremiah Bonaparte who stated he was walking up the steps of a residence when he was shot. He stated he didn’t know where the shots came from or who shot him. Bonaparte […]

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Two teens die in south-central Nebraska crash

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Two teen-agers have died in a car crash on a gravel road in south-central Nebraska. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports 17-year-old Jacob Johnson and 15-year-old Taylor Johnson were pronounced dead at the scene. The two were brother and sister. The sheriff’s office reports the crash occurred on Road 312 south of Clay Center Tuesday […]

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