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Gov. Ricketts observes storm damage, declares emergency

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Gov. Pete Ricketts got a first-hand, aerial view of the damage left in the wake of the tornado that hit Roseland Wednesday evening. Ricketts flew over the area in a State Highway Patrol helicopter, observing damage not only to Roseland, but also Hebron and Deshler. Ricketts saw the damage in and around Roseland as a […]

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Update on Omaha double homicide

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Omaha police continue to investigate Tuesday’s double homicide at 28th and Spencer Streets. The victims have been identified as 27 year old Antonio Reed and 27 year old Diondre Mitchell. The men are cousins. Police were called to an apartment building around 4:30 am and found both men dead at the scene. Anyone with information […]

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Amber Alert in connection to infant found in dumpster

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An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 5 year old boy in connection to an incident in La Vista late Wednesday. La Vista Police are asking for help in locating the mother and brother of an 11 month old child that was found in a dumpster Wednesday just before 6 pm. A man […]

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Floodwaters close numerous roads in Nebraska

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Flooding brought on by the severe weather which roared through Nebraska has made a number of highways impassable this morning. The Nebraska Department of Roads and the Nebraska State Patrol closed several highways due to high water. Both NDOR and NSP remind motorists not to drive around road closure barricades or attempt to driver through […]

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Tornado swipes Roseland, at least 13 homes damaged or destroyed

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Residents and first responders are on clean-up duty after a tornado tore through the small village of Roseland yesterday afternoon in south-central Nebraska’s Adams County. Fire chief Randy Klein said three homes were destroyed and another ten others were damaged in the storm. Thankfully, Chief Klein says, no one was seriously hurt. “We can rebuild […]

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Nebraska officials worry public silence could remove red meat from dietary guidelines

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Nebraska officials worry proposed federal dietary guidelines could negatively impact the state beef industry. And they hope public comments will make a difference. Gov. Pete Ricketts asserts environmentalists are pushing for the federal government to rid the guidelines of red meat, claiming that the beef industry harms the environment. “Well, I’m very concerned about it, […]

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Husker softball lands three on All-Big Ten first-team

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Nebraska sophomore MJ Knighten, junior Kiki Stokes and senior Steph Pasquale were named to the All-Big Ten softball first team. Knighten, one of six unanimous choices, finished the Big Ten season with a .475 batting average and 38 hits. She had 31 RBIs, putting her eighth all-time for a season in the Big Ten in […]

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Boys and girls district soccer scores from Wednesday 5/6/15

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District soccer Boys Millard North 2, Papillion-LV South 1, SO (5-3) Lincoln East 1, Millard South 0 Omaha Bryan 1, Creighton Preparatory School 0 *Lincoln Southwest and Columbus boys soccer suspended in the 16th minute after a lengthy lightning delay with the score tied at 0-0. It will resume at 1 p.m. Girls Millard West […]

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Eastern Nebraskan survives Nepal quake, works to rebuild business

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A 29-year-old Fremont native who runs a business in Nepal is still in that far-away nation, helping to rebuild after the devastating earthquake late last month that claimed more than 7,000 lives. Carson Cook, a 2004 graduate of Fremont High School, moved to Nepal last year to start a credit card call center. Cook says […]

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Severe weather hits Nebraska, tornado does damage

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Another round of severe weather hit Nebraska Wednesday evening, with one confirmed tornado touching down in Adams County, southwest of Hastings. Radar indicated other tornadoes in southeast Nebraska. The city of Lincoln sounded the tornado sirens shortly after 8:30pm when skies seemed extremely threatening. The tornado in Adams County damaged some homes and outer buildings […]

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Mountain lion shot and killed in Omaha

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A mountain lion was shot and killed in Omaha Wednesday afternoon. Omaha police report the adult mountain lion was spotted near Project Harmony in west Omaha. Police report officers used shotguns to kill the cougar. No one was injured. The Nebraska Humane Society confirmed the kill.  

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On second thought; Unicameral confirms Acierno as Chief Medical Officer

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State lawmakers reconsider, and this time, approve Dr. Joseph Acierno as the state Chief Medical Officer. Acierno failed to get the 25 votes necessary for confirmation Tuesday, an extremely rare case of the legislature turning down a gubernatorial nominee. Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha is critical of Acierno’s tenure in the Heineman Administration. “My vote […]

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Middle blocker leaves NU volleyball program

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More turnover for the NU volleyball team. Middle blocker Melanie Keil is transferring to Florida State. Coach John Cook told reporters in April that she was weighing her options, after Keil played in 22 matches as a sophomore last season. The Huskers lack depth at middle blocker where Keil played. NU added LSU transfer Briana […]

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Showdown with Gov. Ricketts over child aid avoided (AUDIO)

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A compromise has been reached and a confrontation with the governor avoided on legislation to increase federal aid to poor families in Nebraska. Gov. Pete Ricketts shocked lawmakers when he vetoed Legislative Bill 89, blocking an increase in Aid to Dependent Children for nearly 6,000 Nebraska families. Though Ricketts spiked the bill, he left open […]

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Soccer district scores from Tuesday 5/5/15

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Girls Bellevue West 10, Grand Island 0 Blair 1, Elkhorn 0 Columbus Scotus 5, Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic 0 Hastings 8, Seward 0 Kearney Catholic 2, Holdrege 0 Lexington 1, Scottsbluff 0 Lincoln East 2, Millard South 0 Lincoln Lutheran 1, Beatrice 0 Lincoln Pius X 3, Norris 1 Lincoln Southeast 10, Fremont 0 Lincoln Southwest […]

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