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Latest incarnation of the USS Omaha to set sail tomorrow (VIDEO)

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The U.S. Navy will christen its newest warship to be named for a Nebraska city at 10 AM tomorrow during ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. The USS Omaha is an Independence-variant littoral combat ship, or LCS. It’s 418 feet long with a crew of about 75. The ship is designed to be very fast and maneuverable with […]

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Huskers and Longhorns collide for NCAA title

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Nebraska will play Texas on Saturday night in the championship round of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Final Four in Omaha. The Huskers advanced by downing Kansas 3-1 in the national semifinals while the Longhorns got by Minnesota 3-1. Nebraska takes 15-match winning streak into the final and will be in search of a fourth national […]

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Tips on caring for yourself during the holidays after the death of a loved one

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Many Nebraskans have lost loved ones in the past year and the next few weeks may be very difficult for them as it’ll be their first year-end holiday season without that person. Jim Luder, a bereavement and hospice care counselor, says there’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays after the death of […]

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Husker’s Gerry anxious for bowl game

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Nebraska safety Nate Gerry is looking forward to his return to the field on December 26th when the Huskers play UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl. The junior from Sioux Falls, South Dakota was ejected from the loss to Iowa in the regular season finale after being penalized for targeting. “It was awful and I […]

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Offutt Air Force Base drill

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There was a lot of activity at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue this morning but there was no need for alarm. This morning’s exercise started at 9 a.m. Those near Offutt heard sirens and saw emergency vehicles responding to the main installation as well of some of off-base locations. This exercise was part of […]

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Huskers play Kansas in Final Four

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The Nebraska volleyball team is two victories away from a national championship as they get set to take on Kansas in the NCAA Final Four at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. The Huskers take on a Kansas team that ousted top seeded USC in a regional final. “They are on the magic carpet ride right […]

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High school teacher charged with 3rd DUI

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A high school teacher in eastern Nebraska may soon be looking for a new job. Reports say the math teacher at North Star High School in Lincoln has received his third charge in eight years for driving under the influence. Police report 41-year-old Terry Harms, of Courtland, was pulled over last weekend in Lincoln with […]

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Intruders shoot and kill family dog in Omaha

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The Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha is investigating the break-in of a home where the intruders shot and killed the family dog. Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says they received the call on Saturday from a couple living near 38th and Bedford. Langan says the couple was in the process of moving into […]

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Gawkers by the thousands applaud mega-lights display near Minden

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A massive display of holiday lights in south-central Nebraska’s Kearney County is drawing hundreds of onlookers nightly. Dean Zoerb, of rural Minden, says he used many tens of thousands of LEDs along his five-acre plot surrounding their home to create a vast twinkling wonderland. Zoerb says he’s had years to perfect the display. Zoerb says […]

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Hillary Clinton campaigns with the help of Warren Buffett in Omaha

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The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett was at the Sokol Hall this morning showing his support for Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. In his introduction, Buffett said, “America should work for those who are willing to work. You should be able in a country this rich to take care of a family working a 40 […]

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Douglas County Crime Lab director resigns

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is starting a search for a new crime lab director after Tracey Ray submitted her resignation effective December 31, 2015. This past January, Director Ray was at the center of an investigation regarding the handling of evidence. Ray was then placed on administrative leave pending the results of that investigation. […]

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Nebraskans can now sign up for text or email vehicle renewal notices

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Nebraska vehicle owners have a new way to receive notice that their registration and license plates are due. Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Director Rhonda Lahm says it is technology driven. Lahm says, “We have developed another online service with our provider, Nebraska Interactive, which allows a person to go online and have their vehicle […]

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Random drug tests to start next fall in Grand Island schools

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Some students in Grand Island will soon be subject to random drug tests. Published reports say the school board has voted to enact a new policy that will randomly drug test students who take part in extracurricular activities. A third party will likely draw the names of students to be tested. The district superintendent says […]

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Huskers work to eliminate turnovers

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Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says the decision making of quarterback Tommy Armstrong is a focus as the Huskers prepare to face UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl on December 26th. Armstrong was intercepted four times in the Huskers’ 28-20 loss to Iowa and he finished the regular season with 16 interceptions. “Taking care of […]

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Gov. Ricketts still trying to get refund for lethal injection drugs never delivered (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says all efforts by his administration to buy the drugs needed for executions or to pursue executions will be suspended until the voters decide capital punishment in Nebraska. Ricketts acknowledges the state has been frustrated in efforts to recoup $54,400 from a foreign buyer who never delivered lethal injection drugs. “Well, right […]

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