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Woman dies of injuries suffered in I-80 wreck a week ago

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A woman severely injured in a car crash on Interstate 80 in Omaha a week ago has died of her injuries. Omaha police report 38-year-old Maria Melendez of Omaha died at the Nebraska Medical Center. According to the police report, Melendez lost control on an icy I-80, her SUV went off the road near an […]

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5 horses removed from Boone County farm

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Five horses were rescued by the Nebraska Humane Society from a farm in Boone County on Friday.  The Boone County Sheriff’s Department sent a request to NHS and three equine team members responded to the call. The owner willing relinquished the animals. Several deceased horses were found also found on the property.    Charges are pending […]

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Crime Stoppers reward increased for bank robbery information

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Omaha police and the area Crime Stoppers organization are increasing the reward for tips leading to the arrest of those responsible for bank or credit union robberies. Crime Stoppers board member Doug Parrott says bank and credit union robberies have spiked in recent months and those committing the crimes are becoming more aggressive.  The Omaha […]

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Ag Dir. Ibach confirmed, after puppy mill complaints aired (AUDIO)

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State Agriculture Director Greg Ibach has been confirmed by the Unicameral, but only after grievances were aired over how the department has handled so-called puppy mills. Ibach, first appointed to the position by Gov. Dave Heineman, has served since 2005. Gov. Pete Ricketts re-appointed him. Problems surfaced during the confirmation hearings before the legislature’s Agriculture […]

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Closed factory in Ravenna finds new life, reopening in July

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A Texas-based pet food company is buying a vacant building in south-central Nebraska to launch a new operation this summer. Darling Ingredients is opening shop in the Buffalo County town of Ravenna, just north of Kearney. Dana Dennison, executive director of the Ravenna Economic Development Corporation, says the deal was finalized last month and renovations […]

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Nurse practitioners would have more authority under bill advancing in Unicameral

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A bill that would give nurse practitioners more freedom has moved forward in the Unicameral. Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue sponsors LB 107 which would remove current restrictions on nurse practitioners in under-served areas of the state. “Colleagues, there is no baby in this bathwater,” Crawford told colleagues in her opening in floor debate. “It […]

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Ricketts chooses Louisiana Deputy Secretary as new HHS CEO

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has chosen the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals for Louisiana to be the new Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Courtney Phillips must be confirmed by the Unicameral. Ricketts launched high-profile national searches for both the Department of Correctional Services and DHHS, […]

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Sledding, fishing at Nebraska State Parks

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The recent snow is a welcome sight for those waiting to break in a new sled. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says one of the best areas in the eastern part of the state for winter fun is Mahoney State Park near Ashland.  Wagner says they have two snow 100 yard snow […]

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Vaccinations becoming a political issue

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With two confirmed measles cases in Nebraska and more reported daily around the country, health officials are becoming more and more concerned. The topic of vaccinations for measles and other preventable illness is now becoming a political issue.   MedCity Media’s health expert Chris Seper says there could be big implications down the road for those […]

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Sen. Fischer will vote for Ash Carter as Defense Secretary (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer plans to vote for Defense Secretary-designate Ash Carter and expects him to have more success than outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Carter has been chosen by President Barak Obama as the person to succeed Hagel, who reportedly had clashes with the president’s inner circle in the White House. Carter, who is 60, […]

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Iowan sentenced to life in South Sioux City murder case

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A northwest Iowa man faces a life prison term in Nebraska after being convicted of murder. Twenty-three-year-old Raymond Gonzalez of Sioux City was sentenced Thursday in Dakota County, Nebraska. In December of last year, he was convicted in the December 2013 shooting death of 28-year-old Bonnie Baker at her home in South Sioux City, Nebraska. During […]

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Mavericks start tough stretch with a tough road loss at North Dakota State

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The Omaha men’s basketball team began another challenging road stretch on Thursday, falling 64-57 to North Dakota State at Scheels Arena. The Mavericks are now 8-14 (2-8 Summit League), while the Bison, who secured their 22nd consecutive home win, improve to 16-7 (8-2 Summit League). Omaha was paced by junior guard Marcus Tyus, who shot […]

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Huskers miss Theriot, lose at 21st ranked Rutgers

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All-American point guard Rachel Theriot missed her first game and the Huskers missed her. NU was held to a season low 17 points in the first half, but then rallied from a 12-point deficit to two, before losing at #21 Rutgers 46-43. This was Nebraska fourth road loss this season by one possession or in […]

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UNM College of Dentistry Annual Children’s Day

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Nebraska children from 11 communities will be making the trip to Lincoln today for the University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Dentistry’s Children’s Dental Day. Executive Associate Dean Dr. David Brown says students will provide care for nearly 200 children free of charge.  Dr. Brown says students will provide cleanings and also do […]

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Heart disease is #1 killer of Nebraska women, Go Red today

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If you’re trying to decide what to wear today, consider something red as this is Go Red For Women Day. Cassie Wessing, at the American Heart Association, says heart disease is the #1 killer in America and in particular, of women in Nebraska, so wearing red is a show of solidarity and support. “We use […]

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