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One killed, three injured in central Nebraska rollover wreck

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A Guatemalan national has been killed in a one-vehicle, rollover accident near Grand Island. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 23-year-old Moises Pablo-Guarcas of Grand Island died in the accident on Highway 281. According to the patrol, 23-year-old Mario Verdugo-Perez of Grand Island was driving south on 281 Tuesday evening. He passed a pick-up, but overcorrected […] Read More »

United Way of Midlands CEO Bricklemyer dies

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The United Way of the Midlands has announced that its President and CEO, Karen Bricklemyer, has died. Bricklemyer was 47. The United Way of the Midlands, based in Omaha, announced last week Bricklemyer had been admitted to Creighton University Medical Center with an aortic dissection. The hospital carried out her wishes to donate her organs. […] Read More »

No peanuts at the ‘ole ball game; Werner becomes allergy friendly for a night

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There were no peanuts or Cracker Jacks at the ball game Tuesday night at Werner Park in Papillion. Omaha Storm Chasers General Manager Martie Cordaro says they cleaned the stadium from top to bottom so fans with peanut allergies had a chance to see a game. Cordaro says peanuts or items with peanuts were not […] Read More »

Sasse says Obama could end migration of unaccompanied minors

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Republican United States Senate candidate Ben Sasse says the immigration problem that has brought nearly 60,000 Central American children to America illegally can be solved. Sasse says too many families in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala believe if they can get their children to America they will automatically receive amnesty. “That’s not true and President […] Read More »

Omaha part of a national experiment on honesty

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A pop-up kiosk in the Old Market area of Omaha received a lot of attention Tuesday. Cally Casey is the marketing manager with the beverage company Honest Tea and says this is part of a light-hearted experiment to see just how honest people in Nebraska really are. The kiosk was stocked with bottled beverage and […] Read More »

American Legion baseball semifinal scores from 7/29/14

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American Legion Baseball Senior state tournaments Class A National Division Tuesday’s results Creighton Prep 14, *Omaha Burke 3, 7 inn. Grand Island 5, *Kearney 4 Wednesday’s games Game 14 – Creighton Prep vs. Grand Island, 4:30 p.m. Game 15 – If necessary, 7:30 p.m. American Division Tuesday’s results Millard West 8, *Papillion-La Vista South 2 […] Read More »

Party candidates claim they don’t mind competition in US Senate race (AUDIO)

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Our choices for United States Senate have expanded and those representing the traditional choices claim they don’t mind. Not one, but two independent candidates have made the November ballot for United States Senate. Jim Jenkins of Callaway was the first to qualify after submitting more than enough signatures to make the ballot. He was followed […] Read More »

Concert is tonight in Omaha to benefit tornado-tossed Pilger

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Several musicians with ties to the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger have organized a benefit show tonight to raise money for the community that was struck by two tornadoes last month. Clint Meyer, a singer-songwriter, grew up in Pilger. He saw the pictures and videos of the damage done on June 16 and went back […] Read More »

Anti-gambling group files suit to keep historic horse racing off ballot

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An anti-gambling group wants historic horse racing thrown off the November ballot. Gambling with the Good Life Executive Director Pat Loontjer says the group has filed a lawsuit, contending the issue placed on the ballot by legislators violates the state constitution. “We feel that it’s blatantly unconstitutional. It violates the single-subject rule and it needs […] Read More »

Serial killer Jenkins sent to Lincoln Regional Center

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Serial killer Nikko Jenkins has been ordered to the Lincoln Regional Center. Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon gave the order for Jenkins to be moved to the center. He will stay at the regional center until doctors determine he is competent to understand the death penalty proceedings he faces for murdering four people. Jenkins, […] Read More »

Omaha couple killed in rollover crash near West Point

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An Omaha couple has been killed in a rollover crash near West Point. The Cuming County Sheriff’s office reports 41-year-old Franklin Pivonka and his 40-year-old wife, Yvonne, died on U.S. 275 after the driver lost control of the vehicle. It went into a ditch and rolled at least three times. Neither wore a seat belt. […] Read More »

Farm Credit Services of America joins alliance with Frontier Farm Credit

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Farm Credit Services of America is expanding. The Omaha-based agricultural credit company will enter an alliance with Frontier Farm Credit of Kansas, beginning next year. Farm Credit Services President Doug Stark says the alliance benefits both companies. “Well, in the case of Kansas customers and Frontier, we’re going to bring our resources, our size and […] Read More »

Want to enroll at Wayne State this fall? There’s still time…

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A college in northeast Nebraska is giving potential students who are still on the fence about getting a higher education plenty of time to make up their minds. Classes start at Wayne State College on August 18th and students can enroll through August 19th. Amy Gade, Wayne State’s admission services coordinator, says they’re ready to […] Read More »

Former Nebraska kickers adjusting to a change in the NFL landscape for different reasons

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Despite coming off one of the best years of his 12-year NFL career, former Nebraska kicker and current New York Giant, Josh Brown is playing for his NFL career as he kicks against free agent Brandon McManus, who was brought into camp as competition for the veteran.  McManus is Temple’s career leader in field goals […] Read More »

Disaster aid now available for livestock producers; amount under dispute (AUDIO)

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Federal disaster assistance has been made available for livestock losses due to severe weather, even to producers who suffered losses two years ago from drought. But, the amount of aid is in dispute. Nebraska Farm Service Agency Director Dan Steinkruger agrees Nebraska producers have been hit hard by severe weather the last few years. “The […] Read More »