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Sen. Sasse worries about march of ISIS, US response

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United States Senator Ben Sasse worries about recent gains made by the Islamic State and about the United States’ response. Sasse says recent events are discouraging. “The fall of Ramadi and the Anbar province is a really bad sign and Ash Carter, President Obama’s Secretary of Defense, went on the TV talk shows on Sunday […]

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Funeral services underway in Omaha for Officer Kerrie Orozco

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Funeral services are underway for Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco at St. John’s Church on the Creighton University Campus in Omaha. Law enforcement officers from across the country are attending this morning’s service. Thousands are also at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center where services are telecast on large screens. The streets are currently lined with citizens holding […]

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Omaha mourns as slain law officer is laid to rest

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Hundreds of mourners gathered in an Omaha church — with several thousand more and at an arena nearby — to pay their respects this morning for Iowa native and Omaha Police Officer Karrie Orozco. The 29-year-old new mother was fatally shot in the line of duty last week in a shootout with a wanted man, who […]

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Remains of WWII pilot found, returned to Nebraska family

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The remains of a missing World War II Army pilot have been returned to his Nebraska family for burial with full military honors. The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Alvin Beethe of Elk Creek were found near where his plane went down close […]

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State officials keeping close eye on wandering elk

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A wild elk wandering around South Bend is being watched closely. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports it is monitoring movement of the elk due to concerns about public safety. The elk has been spotted close to Interstate 80 and other major highways in the area. Game and Parks says the elk is not […]

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Gov. Ricketts working to sustain coming veto of death penalty repeal (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts vows to work hard to sustain his coming veto of the bill to repeal the death penalty. Ricketts has confirmed he will veto Legislative Bill 268 to repeal the death penalty. “I traveled the state for the last year-and-a-half. I don’t think there’s anybody who’s traveled the state more than I have […]

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Opponents on death penalty optimistic repeal is near (AUDIO)

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Opponents to the death penalty are encouraged the legislature has Nebraska on the brink of eliminating capital punishment. Executive Director Stacy Anderson with Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty claims there are many problems with the death penalty, including how prosecutors use it for leverage. “We do know that the death penalty is being […]

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NCAA sets field of 6 for 2015 Baseball Championship

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The field of 64 teams competing for the 2015 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced Monday by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee. The national top eight seeds are UCLA (42-14), LSU (48-10), Louisville (43-16), Florida (44-16), Miami (Florida) (44-14), Illinois (47-8-1), TCU (43-11) and Missouri State (45-10). The top eight seed for Missouri […]

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Saltdogs win home opener over Gary, third straight overall

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Behind solid pitching, prowling defense, and a few quick bursts of power, the Saltdogs (3-1) handled the Gary SouthShore RailCats (2-3) 5-1 in front of 3,912 fans on Opening Night at Haymarket Park Monday night. Clad in their patriotic jerseys on Memorial Day, Lincoln capitalized on consecutive singles by Brian Joynt and Jon Gaston to […]

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Storm Chasers use long ball to rally for win over Tacoma

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (22-23) used a pair of two-run homers in the eighth to put together a late comeback win over the Tacoma Rainiers (18-27) in the series opener 8-5. The Storm Chasers have won four of five games to start the homestand, and 13 of the last 17 meetings with the Rainiers overall. […]

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Parents: Keep closer tabs on your kids’ actions on social media

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Age eight is when the average child in Nebraska begins consuming online media, and while you’re supposed to be 13 to open a Facebook account, it’s very tough to regulate. Licensed independent social worker Alissa Wilkinson says parents know their children best, so it’s up to them to make the decision, but she says consistent […]

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Cult leader Michael Ryan dies in prison

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Death for cult leader Michael Ryan came not from lethal injection, but natural causes. Ryan died on death row at the Tecumseh prison Sunday evening, according to officials with the Department of Correctional Services. Ryan, first imprisoned in Lincoln, moved to Tecumseh when it opened in 2001 and the state re-located death row there. Ryan […]

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Bill would tax touch-screen games, if they’re found to be illegal

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State lawmakers have authorized a tax on video machines they suspect are illegal. “That is as backwards of a way of going about doing things as I’ve ever heard in this place,” stated Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha during legislative floor debate on LB 70. McCoy told colleagues it doesn’t make sense to impose an […]

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Need to lose a few pounds? It’s time to “Rethink Your Drink”

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Almost one in every three Nebraskans is obese, according to the latest rankings, and what we’re drinking can be just as fattening as what we’re eating. Carol Voss, a registered dietician and a nutritionist says just one 12-ounce soda contains around 150 calories and 40 grams of sugar, which in itself is more than the […]

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Be careful out there this Memorial Day weekend (AUDIO)

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Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start of the summer travel season. State officials want you to be careful out there. The Memorial Day holiday weekend isn’t just the unofficial start of summer driving, it’s the real beginning of highway construction. Gov. Pete Ricketts asks Nebraska motorists to be careful when approaching a highway construction […]

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