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Thousands of flags will honor 9/11 victims

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For 10 years Lynn Castrianno of Omaha heads to Memorial Park this time of year to join dozens of volunteers who will place more than 3,000 American flags in honor of those who died on September 11th, 2001. Castrianno says each flag is coded with a tag that provides information about a person killed during the […] Read More »

Nebraska Medical Center calming fears of Ebola outbreak

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Just after 6:00 Friday morning a plane transporting Dr. Rick Sacra landed at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue. He was then put into an Omaha Fire Department ambulance and transported to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where he will be treated at their bio-containment unit. Sacra was infected with the deadly Ebola virus […] Read More »

Huskers are not taking McNeese State lightly (AUDIO)

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For McNeese State this is their season opener. The Cowboys moved up to No. 6 in the FCS poll. They were 10-3 last season and went to the FCS playoffs for a Southland Conference-record 15th time, where they lost in the first round to Jacksonville State. The Cowboys averaged 40.0 points a game last season, […] Read More »

Omaha hospital takes in Ebola patient, first in the Midwest

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Officials with the State of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Medical Center say treating a missionary doctor who contracted Ebola while serving in Africa at an Omaha hospital poses no health risk to the public. Dr. Joseph Acierno is director of the Nebraska Department of Health. “Considering the way the facility has been designed, […] Read More »

Bruning backs Ricketts; Hassebrook accuses Bruning of changing tune (AUDIO)

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Republican Jon Bruning reiterates his support for Pete Ricketts, who defeated Bruning in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Democrat Chuck Hassebrook says Bruning has changed his tune since the primary. Bruning, the state Attorney General, says he backs his fellow Republican, despite a bruising primary fight in which Bruning charged the Ricketts family with being behind […] Read More »

Keystone XL comes before Nebraska Supreme Court today

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A lawsuit filed by landowners against the Keystone XL oil pipeline route through Nebraska comes before the Nebraska State Supreme Court this morning. The lawsuit contends the Unicameral exceeded its constitutional authority in giving the governor the power to approve pipeline siting in the state. The landowners won on the lower court level. Lancaster County […] Read More »

Wild pitch sends Memphis past Storm Chasers to even series at 1-1

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The Omaha Storm Chasers rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game, but costly mistakes in the top of the ninth dropped the series to a 1-1 tie with the Memphis Redbirds after a 4-3 defeat. The series shifts to AutoZone Park in Memphis for Games 3-5 this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary). […] Read More »

Fleming sits through rain delay and pitches Saltdogs back into their playoff series

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Marquis Fleming (1-0) pitched seven innings, allowing one run on six hits, striking out four and walking three as the Saltdogs evened up their American Association playoff series at a game apiece with a 3-2 win over Winnipeg. The 27-year old right-hander was able to overcome a nearly 90-minute break between in the bottom of the […] Read More »

Lopers can’t do much against defending national champs

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The Nebraska-Kearney Lopers, with a young team, hung around the first quarter against the defending D-II football national champs and kept close most of the first half, but in the end come up short losing 31-7 on a warm night in Maryville, Mo. Northwest Missouri scored 24 unanswered points to earn a season opening victory […] Read More »

High school football scores from 9/4/14

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Beatrice 29, Ralston 6 Bloomfield 62, Niobrara/Verdigre 22 Doniphan-Trumbull 24, Twin River 14 Grand Island 28, Lincoln Southeast 7 Omaha South 46, Omaha Northwest 45 Read More »

VA hosts open house for veterans in South Sioux City

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming up with area service agencies to host an open house in the Sioux City area for veterans in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota today and tomorrow. VA public affairs officer Will Ackerman says the event will feature lots of resources for any interested veterans. Ackerman says, “The goal […] Read More »

Ebola-infected missionary heading to Nebraska for treatment

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A missionary infected with Ebola will be treated in Nebraska. The charity SIM, based in North Carolina, has announced that Dr. Rick Sacra is being flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Sacra contracted the disease while serving in Liberia, where he was receiving treatment. The president of SIM says Sacra had […] Read More »

Democratic candidate for Auditor, Sen. McGill, calls for debates

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Democrat Amanda McGill wants the Auditor candidates to debate. McGill says debates between her and Republican Charlie Janssen would help voters decide who to choose to succeed Auditor Mike Foley. “It’s getting down to those last couple of months before the election and other debates are starting to happen, but I don’t think that the […] Read More »

Omaha woman says a gun and a pit bull helps in holding off intruder

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On Omaha woman who held an intruder at gunpoint until police arrived says her husband’s gun and her pit-mix made the difference. Barb Haley says she woke up to noise inside her home around 3 o’clock Tuesday morning. She grabbed her husband’s gun, a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun, and with her pit-bull mix by her side she went […] Read More »

Heavy rains leave many with wet basements

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Heavy rains this past week caused a lot of problems for many Nebraskans. There have been reports of streets washed away, flooding and water seeping into basements. Thrasher Basement Systems Chief Operating Officer Nick Rohe says when the ground becomes saturated with water seepage is a common problem. However some people experienced more than just […] Read More »