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Smokeless medical marijuana bill clears committee (AUDIO)

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A medical marijuana bill has cleared a committee and heads to the full legislature for debate, though it doesn’t look much like the bill that was introduced this session. Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue still recognizes his bill, but. “It’s gone through some remarkable transformations,” Garrett tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on […]

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Animal cruelty investigation in Omaha

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The Nebraska Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in an animal cruelty case in Omaha. Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says a woman reported Sunday a vehicle was circling a southeast Omaha neighborhood when someone inside threw something out the window. He says that something was […]

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Study: Ethanol is worth $5-billion to Nebraska coffers

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A University of Nebraska study finds the ethanol industry has a five-billion dollar impact on the state’s economy. Todd Sneller, head of the Nebraska Ethanol Board, says the report covers a five-year period, from 2010 to 2014, and shows renewable fuels are vital to the state’s economic engine. “Ethanol production continues to be a very […]

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Nebraska economic sustains growth

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Nebraska remains on track for economic growth, according to the latest survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Director Eric Thompson says the survey of Nebraska businesses has shown consistent growth. “This is the fourth consecutive monthly increase, suggesting the Nebraska economy should be solid throughout the rest of […]

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Lincoln man sentenced to federal prison on child porn charge

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A Lincoln man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 37-year-old Kenneth Charles Poston III will also be required to pay restitution of $2,000, be on supervised release for 10 years after serving his time in prison, and be registered as a sex offender. […]

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No joke, Marijuana Party seeks political recognition in Nebraska

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Nebraskans have the opportunity to sign a petition that would recognize a new political party in the state. Mark Elworth Jr. is the acting chairman of the Marijuana Party, an organization that supports the medical, industrial and recreational use of hemp and says they need about 5,500 valid signatures before they can move forward. Elworth […]

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Gov. Ricketts will lead first trade mission to the EU

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced he will lead a trade mission to Europe. The governor, along with state agriculture and economic development officials, will travel to Denmark, Belgium, and Italy in June. Ricketts says one of the big stops on the trip will be to the European food show in Milan, Italy. Another major stop […]

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Utah woman arrested after I-80 traffic stop in drug charges

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A Utah woman has been arrested on charges of trying to sell marijuana after being stopped for expired license plates on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped 34-year-old Nicole Beard of Salt Lake City for expired plates on I-80 west of North Platte in Lincoln County. A NSP […]

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Man injured in house explosion

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An Omaha man suffered burns and smoke inhalation Sunday evening after an explosion inside his home.   Investigators say around 9:00 pm he was trying to get rid of a bed bug infestation by using gasoline. Gas vapors were ignited by the pilot light on a nearby water heater which caused the explosion. Two others inside […]

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Gov. Ricketts says some bills harm public safety (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts finds himself at odds with the legislature after a week in which the Unicameral passed a number of crime bills. Ricketts objects to some of the moves by the legislature last week, especially first-round approval of a bill to repeal the death penalty. “And we have to remember, we’re not Texas,” Ricketts […]

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Nebraska baseball falls in extra innings for second straight day to Ohio State

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A 10th-inning RBI single off the bat of Aaron Gretz broke a 2-all deadlock, as Ohio State took the rubber game of the three-game series with a 5-2 win Sunday afternoon at Hawks Field. OSU (26-10, 9-3 B1G) was held in check by the Husker bullpen for most of the afternoon, as NU relievers Jake […]

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Huskers softball can’t survive Northwestern rally and falls in series finale

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The Nebraska softball team was three outs away from a sweep of Northwestern before the Wildcats rallied for a 5-3 win in the series finale Sunday at Bowlin Stadium. It was a tight contest throughout that featured high drama in the late innings. Nebraska built a 3-0 lead after three innings of play, but Northwestern […]

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Creighton softball drops series finale on the road at DePaul

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The Creighton softball team fell by a score of 2-1 to DePaul in the series finale at Cacciatore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Creighton (20-14, 5-8 BIG EAST) rallied in the top of the sixth to cut the DePaul (17-21, 8-3 BIG EAST) lead in half, but the Bluejays could not push across the tying run. […]

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Creighton baseball washed out on Sunday, remain in 1st place tie with Red Storm

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Due to the combination of rain and travel restrictions, Sunday’s finale for Creighton Baseball and St. John’s has been cancelled. Scheduled for a 12:00 pm start, the forecast calls for rain into the early afternoon. In addition the Red Storm are scheduled to return to New York on an early evening flight. Saturday’s recap The […]

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South-central Nebraska cattle operation wins Leopold Conservation Award

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A south-central Nebraska family that made a switch from row crops to a cow-calf operation has won the 2015 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award. Brian Shaw, speaking for the family, says he began his career after playing football and graduating from the University of Nebraska at Lehmann Brothers in New York and Chicago only to return […]

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