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One dead after plane takes off in Nebraska, crashes in Iowa

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One person has died after a small plane which took off from Omaha crashed a short time later near Interstate 29 north of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports the pilot and only occupant of the plane died in the wreck which occurred around the noon hour. The pilot apparently reported he […]

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Second bighorn sheep taken could be biggest ever taken in Nebraska

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The 20th bighorn sheep taken in Nebraska is likely a record. It is the second taken this year during an authorized hunt. The Game and Parks Commission reports Terry Bogle of Lincoln shot and killed a big ram Wednesday morning on private property in site of Crow Butte and Little Crow Butte in Nebraska’s Pine […]

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UNMC/Nebraska Medicine contract to reduce infections at state facilities

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine in Omaha received a $2.4-million, three year contract with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to establish a center to help health providers reduce the number of infections patents get at health care facilities.   Nebraska Medicine Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology Dr. Mark […]

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Death penalty supporter says more than petition at stake in lawsuit (AUDIO)

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A supporter of re-instating the death penalty claims the lawsuit against the petition drive threatens more than whether the issue makes it to the ballot. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty co-chair Don Stenberg says the lawsuit poses a simple question: who is a sponsor? “If the lawsuit were successful every single future initiative and referendum […]

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Huskers and Blue Jays set for Sweet 16

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The Nebraska and Creighton volleyball teams take part in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. The fourth-seeded Huskers head to a regional in Lexington, Kentucky, and will square off against 13th seeded BYU on Friday afternoon. Fifth seeded Washington play the 12 seed Ohio State in the other regional semifinal and the […]

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Body found in La Vista park

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Central Park in La Vista is currently closed after a body was found Thursday morning by someone walking a dog. La Vista Police say the victim is a male but they are in the early stages of the investigation so no further information is available. Authorities have not said if they suspect foul play or […]

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Omaha double murder Wednesday followed by more gunfire

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Omaha police are looking for the suspects in a double murder Wednesday afternoon. 17 year old Brandon Phelps and 18 year old James Star were shot and killed outside the Ernie Chambers Court Apartment Complex near 16th and Burdette Street in northeast Omaha. Omaha Police Public Information Officer James Shade says the shooting happened at […]

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Former Lincoln middle school teacher sentence for sexual assault of student

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A former Lincoln middle school teacher has been sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting a student. Lancaster County District Judge Lori Maret sentenced 23-year-old Jackson Hedrick, a former teacher at Irving Middle School. The Lincoln Public School District fired Hedrick after he was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with […]

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Fast start boosts Creighton past Nebraska

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Creighton dominated the start of the game and the second half and the Blue Jays cruised to an 83-67 win over Nebraska for their fifth straight victory in the series. It was also a much needed win after losses to Arizona State and Loyola. “The start of the game and the start the second half […]

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Nebraska’s county government leaders converge on Kearney

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Hundreds of county government leaders from across Nebraska are in Kearney this week for the Nebraska Association of County Officials annual conference. Larry Dix, the organization’s executive director, says there are several affiliated groups attending the meeting, in addition to county board members. Dix says, “Each group will have a number of speakers and a […]

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Family of inmate who hanged himself sue Gage County

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Family members for the estate of a Gage County Jail inmate who died in custody, have filed a half a million dollar lawsuit against Gage County. The estate of Adam Wolken filed the suit against Gage County Sheriff Millard Gustafson and other, unnamed employees of the county. Wolken hanged himself in the detention center early […]

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Gold coin found inside Omaha Salvation Army Red Kettle

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Someone put something very special inside a Salvation Army red kettle in Omaha. Director of Public Relations Susan Eustice says, “Just yesterday we discovered a small, one-tenth of an ounce gold panda coin was placed in a kettle last Saturday. What a special, special surprise that was.” The coin was dropped into a kettle outside […]

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Omaha company first in nation to use eSight device

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Outlook Nebraska, the largest employer of the visually impaired in the state is the first company in the United States to use a new eSight device in the workplace. The device allows people with low vision and certain levels of blindness to actually see. Public Relations Associate Rachael Carver says, “If you were to wear […]

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Name of hit & run victim released, search still underway for suspect

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Authorities have released the name of the person killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident late last week just north of Interstate 80 near Elm Creek. The victim is identified as 57-year-old Billy Frank Barlow, a transient from Texas. An investigation by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Barlow was apparently walking along the shoulder […]

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Creighton looks to extend dominance

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Creighton will try to continue its dominance over Nebraska when the teams meet in Omaha this evening. The Blue Jays have won 13 of the last 16 games in the series, including four straight. “Everybody is just stressing the fact that we just have to get this win especially since it is my senior year […]

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