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Elm Creek clerk charged with pilfering more than $10,000

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The village clerk in Elm Creek is charged with embezzling from the town’s coffers. Forty-nine-year-old Wendy Stephens of Elm Creek was charged this week in Buffalo County Court with one count of theft totaling more than $1,500, a class III felony. Stephens was arraigned Tuesday. According to court records six altered checks had been discovered […]

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January death toll for motorcyclists reaches new all-time high

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The recent warm weather has allowed Nebraska motorcyclists to go on some rare January rides but with more two-wheelers on the roads, more accidents are being reported, some of them fatal. Nebraska recorded its very first-ever January motorcycle death during 2012. Rose White, at AAA Nebraska, says this year’s tally is even worse. “Tragically, just […]

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Supporters of medical marijuana insist bill will help those suffering

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The Cannabis Compassion and Care Act is getting a lot of attention. Omaha State Senator Tommy Garrett is one of several co-sponsors of LB 643 that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. He wants everyone to know this has nothing to do with the recreational use of marijuana. Senator Garrett says, “We are not […]

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Pat McPherson, “I am not a racist” (AUDIO)

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Embattled Nebraska School Board member Pat McPherson proclaims, “I am not a racist” prior to a 6-to-2 vote by the board, calling on him to resign. The school board approved a resolution asking McPherson to resign during its legislative retreat held at the Nebraska Department of Education offices in Lincoln. The board took the action […]

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Elkhorn man sentenced to five years on child pornography charges

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An Elkhorn man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison on child pornography charges. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Trevor McLaurine formerly lived in Richland, Washington. An investigation by the Nebraska Attorney General’s office led to McLaurine’s residence in Elkhorn in which investigators discovered more than 8,000 files of child pornography. A federal judge […]

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Counterfeit cash appears in the Panhandle

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Authorities in western Nebraska are on the lookout for bogus bills. First it was counterfeit $20s in Sidney, now it’s fake $100s in Scottsbluff. Fake money is floating around the Panhandle and now there’s word that Scottsbluff police have gotten two complaints of fake $100s from different businesses. Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson said this […]

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U-S Senate addresses Keystone XL Pipeline issue again today

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The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline is again being addressed on Capitol Hill today. American Petroleum Institute Senior Manager Cindy Schild says after nearly seven years lawmakers may be wrapping up the pipeline controversy. She says today the U-S Senate will take up 18 amendments regarding the Keystone legislation. Schild says they have come close to […]

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Ashford finds Congress exciting, challenging (AUDIO)

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Congressman Brad Ashford says it is an incredible honor to serve the Second Congressional District in Washington and his election to Congress is a dream come true. Ashford is getting settled in his new role as a member of Congress in the nation’s Capital. “It’s exciting. It’s challenging. It’s something I can really get my […]

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13-2 run by Michigan in the second half puts Nebraska away

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The Nebraska men’s basketball team was held to a season-low for points scored and the Wolverines dropped the Huskers to 4-4 in Big Ten with the help of a 13-2 run.  The final was 58-44 in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines (13-8, 6-3 Big Ten) led 23-18 at the break, then got hot from the floor, going […]

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Omaha man charged in Iowa cattle rustling case, more arrests pending

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A cattle rustling case in southwest Iowa has brought the arrest of a Nebraska man, with warrants issued for two more suspects. Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren says 57-year-old Ervin Jacob, of Omaha, is in custody on multiple felony charges for allegedly stealing eight cattle from a farm in Lewis over two weeks last May and June. […]

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Measles case in Omaha, another in Lincoln raises concerns

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State health officials express concern that a measles outbreak that began in Disneyland could spread throughout the country. The outbreak has grown to 87 cases; one in Nebraska. State Epidemiologist Dr. Tom Safranek says one of the 87 cases was discovered in the Omaha area. Another unrelated case has been reported in Lincoln. Safranek says […]

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CoOportunity Health faces liquidation; customers scramble to find coverage

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A little more than 40,000 Nebraskans are looking for new health insurance with the announcement that CoOportunity Health will be liquidated. The Iowa Insurance Commissioner has determined CoOportunity cannot be saved and must be liquidated. Senior Vice President Sarah Waldman of Nebraska Blue Cross/Blue Shield says the company has been swamped with former CoOportunity customers […]

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A tradition since 1943, the Nebraska Breakfast begins again in Washington

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Members of the Nebraska Congressional delegation have released the schedule for the Nebraska Breakfast, an opportunity for Nebraskans visiting their nation’s Capital a chance to hear directly from their elected representatives in Congress. The Nebraska Breakfast began in 1943 and is the longest-running state gathering of elected officials and constituents on Capitol Hill. The first […]

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Lack of witness cooperation frustrates Omaha mayor

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There have been 11 murders since December 21 in Omaha and many remain unsolved. Three people were killed Saturday in a north Omaha home during a party that was attended by at least 50 individuals but none are cooperating with police. Mayor Jean Stothert is frustrated by lack of action and worried for the community as […]

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East Coast snow impacts operations at Eppley

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Those along the east coast are digging out from a snowstorm that dumped several inches to more than a foot in some areas. Chris Martin is Director of Airline Affairs and Airport Operations at Eppley in Omaha and says the storm did impact several flights in and out of Omaha.   J.F.K, La Guardia and Newark […]

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