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Second mountain lion taken in Prairie Unit

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A hunter has taken an 89-pound female mountain lion in Dakota County. The Nebraska Games and Parks Commission reports it is the second mountain lion taken in the Prairie Unit. Mountain lion hunting in the Prairie Unit has been open all year. Mountain l... Read More »

Former foster father sentenced to 95 years for abusing children

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A former foster father from Hooper has been sentenced to nearly 100 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child in his home. 49-year-old Michael Rice had initially pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea to no contest in exchange for prosecutors dropping nine other sex-related charges. An investigation of Rice began in 2013, after […] Read More »

ACLU seeks to overturn Nebraska ban on same-sex marriage

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Seven same-sex couples have filed a lawsuit, seeking to overturn the state definition of marriage. Nebraska American Civil Liberties Union Legal Director Amy Miller says the time is right to challenge Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage. “I really do think Nebraska is ready for this step,” Miller tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “The climate […] Read More »

Idaho man clings to life after setting self on fire at Beatrice gas station

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An Idaho man is being treated at a Lincoln hospital for life-threatening injuries after walking to a convenience store, pouring gasoline on himself, and setting himself on fire. Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says 28-year-old Matthew Luedeman walked up to a gas pump at the Cenex gas station early this morning with no shirt and […] Read More »

Couple who lost daughter to drunk driver urge use of designated driver (AUDIO)

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A couple who lost their 19-year-old daughter in a drunk driving accident plead with Nebraskans to not drink and drive. Todd and Jaimie Calfee of Bennett told their story to reporters during a news conference at the governor’s residence. “On September 9th, 2011 our lives were completely devastated when we were greeted by two sheriff’s […] Read More »

CHI Health’s proposal to end BCBS Nebraska contract dispute

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CHI Health presented Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska a proposal on Monday in an effort to end a contract dispute. Blue Cross terminated CHI Health’s contract on September 1st claiming they charge up to 30% more than other hospitals in the Omaha area. CHI Health CEO says the proposal includes $80-million in savings over […] Read More »

Two injured in Omaha home invasion

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Six west-central Omaha residents are recovering from a home invasion overnight. Omaha Police Department Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says officers arrived around 6 am to find those inside woke up in the middle of the night to find three masked men had kicked down their door. Officer Pecha says all the residents were tied […] Read More »

Creighton Prep football coach resigns after police suspect he punched a 17-year old girl

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Omaha Police say Creighton Prep High School football coach Chris Nizzi hit a 17-year-old girl early Saturday morning, just hours after the Junior Jays won their semifinal game in the Class A state football playoffs. Nizzi, the Junior Jays’ head coach for four years, resigned as football coach and school counselor Sunday. Officers cited Nizzi […] Read More »

First look at Minnesota…watch the Gophers tight end (AUDIO)

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Let’s take our first look at the Minnesota Golden Gophers and one of their big offensive weapons. It’s tight end Maxx Williams. He was named one of eight semifinalists for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation’s top tight end. Williams, a redshirt sophomore, leads Minnesota in receptions (25), receiving yards (373), receiving […] Read More »

Class D semifinal football scores

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Class D-1 Monday’s semifinal results Hemingford 26, Elm Creek 15 BDS 44, Guardian Angels CC 40 Class D-2 Monday’s semifinal results Exeter-Milligan 28, Falls City Sacred Heart 22 Anselmo-Merna 56, Maxwell 36 Read More »

U.S. Senate vote expected today on Keystone XL pipeline

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A vote may come in the U-S Senate as soon as today that would authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Ben Gotschall, energy director for BOLD Nebraska, says he’s not surprised by the sudden move in Congress on the controversial project but doesn’t think the legislation will be signed into law by President […] Read More »

Legislative audit of Corrections finds fault with prison management (AUDIO)

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An investigation of the state prison system prompted by the release of serial killer Nikko Jenkins finds fault not only in how Nebraska runs its prisons, but even with the data on which the department relies. A report by the Legislative Performance Audit Committee found while state law clearly identifies inmates who should be civilly […] Read More »

Fremont teen found outside in bitter cold dies

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A Fremont teen-ager has died after being found outside in the cold Sunday morning by a city worker removing snow. Fremont police say 16-year-old Jaime Valdez was found outside early Sunday morning in temperatures hovering near zero, with wind chills of around minus 15. Police say relatives took the boy to Fremont Health hospital before […] Read More »

Ebola patient death at Omaha hospital

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Officials at Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha have released more details regarding the death of Ebola virus patient Dr. Martin Salia. Dr. Salia was diagnosed with Ebola while working at a hospital in Sierra Leone on Monday, October 10th. He was airlifted to Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit in Omaha […] Read More »

Nebraska trooper traffic stops include million dollar meth bust

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Weekend traffic stops by state troopers resulted in drug busts, including a million dollar methamphetamine bust. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, a trooper stopped an eastbound car for speeding on I-80 just west of the Lincoln Airport Exit. A search of the car led to the seizure of more than 23 pounds of methamphetamine, […] Read More »