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Man who stole $20K from Mom to gamble sentenced to probation

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A man who stole money from his elderly mother to feed a gambling habit has been sentenced to two years probation. District Judge Daniel Bryan, Jr. has sentenced William Gingery in Gage County District Court on the charge of felony theft by unlawful taking. Gage County Attorney Roger Harris told Judge Bryan in court that […]

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Nebraska state unemployment rate dips below 3%

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The state unemployment rate dropped once again, falling slightly below three percent. The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the state unemployment rate dipped to 2.9% in December, two-tenths of a percent lower than the rate in November. Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says the long-term forecast sees solid […]

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Thin ice alert from Nebraska Game & Parks

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The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is sounding the alarm about ice dangers on the state’s lakes and rivers.   Spokesman Greg Wagner says there have been several recent close calls for thrill-seekers walking on the ice and this is a dangerous game of horse-play.  Wagner says those ice fishing need to test drill the area […]

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UNMC Skate-A-Thon for Parkinson’s research

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What started as a back yard event has turned in to a big fundraiser for the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Colleen Wuebben of Omaha was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005 and wanted to do something to raise money for research. She and her husband, Ted had flooded their back yard in the winter for […]

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Gov. Ricketts sees trade missions as key to economic growth (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts emphasized economic development in his State of the State address and says exports will be a key to economic growth. Ricketts says Nebraska needs to be strategic and aggressive in pursuing trade missions abroad. “I hope to be able to do two a year to make sure we are making those connections, […]

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Kearney hockey game to benefit boy and his Team Jack Foundation (VIDEO)

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The young cancer patient who captured hearts around the world with a viral video of his touchdown run with the Huskers football team during a practice game in 2013 will sample a new sport this weekend. Jack Hoffman will be guest of honor at the Tri-City Storm hockey game in Kearney tomorrow night. Storm spokesman […]

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Gov. Ricketts focuses on economy in State of the State address (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed strengthening the state economy, cutting taxes, cutting regulations, and expanding educational opportunities in his first State of the State address. Ricketts told lawmakers gathered in the legislative chamber he will bring his years of business experience at family-owned TD Ameritrade to work for the state. “To that end, I’ve crafted a […]

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Two shooting deaths within 2 hours in Omaha

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Two people were shot and killed with two hours this morning in Omaha. Police near 99th and Maple Streets in the city’s northwest region were flagged down by citizen at 6:30 am. . When police arrived they found an adult male with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene […]

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One case of measles confirmed in Douglas County

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The Douglas County Health Department reports the first confirmed case of measles since 2010. Health Department Director Dr. Adi Pour says measles is a highly contagious airborne illness that typically starts as a fever, runny nose and a sore throat. Two to three days after the symptoms begin, small white spots may appear in the […]

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Possible Ebola patient is virus free

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The patient under observation for Ebola at Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit in Omaha has been released and has left the metro area.   “We are happy to report the patient showed no clinical or laboratory evidence of Ebola infection,” said Phil Smith, M.D., medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medicine. “The patient was regularly […]

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President’s proposal could harm college savings plans (AUDIO)

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College savings plans offered through the state Treasurer’s office could become much less attractive under a proposal by President Barack Obama. The president proposes ending the tax break on college saving plans to help pay for other initiatives, such as making community college free. Nebraska offers four so-called 529 college savings plans, named for a […]

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Losing streak stands at eight as Creighton again falls in final seconds

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Butler scored seven of the game’s final nine points and defeated Creighton for the first time since 1934, 64-61, on Wednesday night at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Butler (14-6, 4-3 BIG EAST) started the game quickly, as all five starters scored in the first four minutes as the Bulldogs raced to a 10-4 lead. […]

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Huskers add Williams as receivers coach to complete Riley’s coaching staff

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Keith Williams has been hired as an assistant coach at the University of Nebraska, completing Coach Mike Riley’s first full-time coaching staff with the Cornhuskers. Williams will coach the Nebraska wide receivers and joins the Husker program from Tulane University, where he has spent the previous three seasons. “Keith Williams is a tremendous addition to […]

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Legislator suggests legalizing poker to offset property tax hikes

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A popular card game would be reclassified as a game of skill, not gambling, under legislaton before the Unicameral. Senator Tyson Larson of O’Neill says poker should be put in a different category so it can become legal in the state. “You can be a professional poker player but you cannot be a professional coin […]

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Bill would add sexual orientation to state anti-discrimination law (AUDIO)

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Sexual orientation would be added to the state anti-discrimination laws under a bill introduced in the legislative session. Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln stated the time hasn’t come for such legislation, it passed long ago. “We’ll no longer wait as rights that are supposedly guarantee to all, but then denied in our workplaces and in […]

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