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Sen. Fischer praises $305 billion transportation bill

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer praises the five-year, $305 billion transportation bill working its way through Congress. Fischer had a direct hand in shaping the measure, a compromise between the Senate and House versions. Fischer is a member of the Senate transportation committee and served on the conference committee which negotiated the final agreement. Some […]

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Senator Fischer questions calls for tighter gun control

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Nebraska U-S Senator Deb Fischer says more of her colleagues are calling for tighter gun control after yesterday’s tragedy in San Bernardino. Senator Fischer says, “I think anytime we have one of these horrible situations take place you will always hear people call for more gun control. My question is what kind of gun control? […]

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Pedestrian is killed in hit & run crash near Elm Creek

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Authorities are investigating an apparent hit-and-run accident early this morning near Elm Creek that claimed a life. Shortly after 4:30 a.m., the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Highway 183 near the Pilot Truck Stop just off Interstate 80, south of Elm Creek. Officials say the driver of […]

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Former therapist must repay $192,000 fraudulently billed

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A Lincoln-area woman must serve 12 weekends in jail and repay $192,000 after pleading guilty to committing health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Deb Gilg and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson have announced Melissa Prentice-Erickson must also serve six months under house arrest and serve probation for five years. Federal District Judge John Gerrard handed down […]

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Key stretch begins for Husker women

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Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori says in many ways the season begins this evening for the Huskers. With a 4-1 record after a lopsided loss at top ranked UConn the Huskers host North Carolina State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. “We had the expectation that at this point in the season we would very […]

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Omaha Police Union president reacts to arrest of convicted killer

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A man released from prison last June for 2nd degree murder is back behind bars. Terry Barfield was arrested in Omaha Tuesday evening for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sergeant John Wells is president of the Omaha Police Officer’s Association and he remembers when Barfield was released and made comments that he […]

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Subpar season hurts sales of Husker gear

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A disappointing football season is hurting sales of Husker gear. Scott Strunc is the owner of Husker Hounds in Omaha and says the team’s record does impact sales. “When it is not cool to buy Husker stuff, which right now it is not, all the fair weather fans are hanging low until good times”, said […]

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Sen. Fischer unexpectedly thrust into foreign affairs (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer never expected to specialize in foreign affairs when elected to the United States Senate, but it has become a big part of the job. Fischer, a member of the Armed Services Committee, acknowledges she has had trouble at times getting answers from the Obama Administration, especially when questioning key members about the […]

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New (and old) technologies can help keep you on the road this winter

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Nebraska drivers may be cursing the return of winter weather and many of us already have helpful technology in our cars, but we don’t always understand how it works. Vehicle safety expert Daniel McGehee says automatic braking systems, or ABS, have been around 20 years, yet it’s a very misunderstood safety feature. “Most cars have […]

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Nebraska Congressman upset with EPA RFS decision

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A Nebraska Congressman accuses the Environmental Protection Agency of again defying Congress. Congressman Adrian Smith says the EPA doesn’t have the right to require less ethanol be used for the national Renewable Fuel Standard. “I believe that this is in conflict with what Congress established, especially given the various dynamics out there in the marketplace […]

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Former gang leader back in Omaha police custody

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A man with a violent history is back in Omaha police custody. On Tuesday, December 1st, Officers with the Omaha Police Department’s Gang Unit and SWAT team joined ATF in a joint operation at 144th and Maple Street. That operation led to the arrest of a convicted felon, Terry Barfield, who was found in possession […]

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Christmas Gift Shop opens for hospitalized Nebraska veterans

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Those receiving care at the Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center are getting help from the American Legion Auxiliary this holiday season. V-A Nebraska – Western Iowa Health Care System’s Director of Communication Will Ackerman says Auxiliary members have set up their annual Christmas Gift Shop for hospitalized veterans. Ackerman says, “Veterans who are inpatients at […]

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Father Hupp WMA reopens after cranes move on

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The whooping cranes have left and the Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area in Thayer County has reopened. The Game and Parks Commission closed the park November 13th when six whooping cranes arrived. The commission says the cranes left Tuesday to continue their migration. Whooping cranes are an endangered species with a population of only about […]

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Omaha woman bit by tiger pleads not guilty to charges

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The Omaha woman who was bit by a tiger Halloween night at the Henry Doorly Zoo pleaded not guilty to all three charges against her. Jacqueline Eide is charged with trespassing, criminal mischief and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her attorney, James Martin Davis is questioning those charges. Davis says, “I don’t know […]

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State and regional economies tumble heading into holiday season

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The nine-state Mid-American region, which includes Nebraska, is seeing its economic numbers fall for a fourth straight month, according to a Creighton University survey of supply managers and business leaders. Creighton economist Ernie Goss says the report shows the region lost a significant number of manufacturing jobs during November. “We’re seeing the area, the nine […]

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