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Man found dead near Big Blue River in Seward County

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A body has been discovered along the banks of the Big Blue River, south of Beaver Crossing. The Nebraska State Patrol reports no cause of death has been determined of the man found at the river’s edge south of a bridge off 406th Road in Seward County. No identification has been made. An autopsy has […] Read More »

Jim Jenkins submits signatures to run as independent for US Senate

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Custer County rancher and business owner Jim Jenkins has announced he has gathered six thousand signatures to place his name on the November ballot as an independent candidate for the United States Senate. Jenkins understands he’s running an uphill battle against Republican Ben Sasse and Democrat Dave Domina. “Politics is tough regardless, no matter how […] Read More »

Bond set for suspect in deadly hit-and-run

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31 year old Pedro Diego-Antonio is charged with motor vehicle homicide, felony DUI and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. His bond is set at $300,000. Diego-Antonio is accused of hitting and killing Creighton University Dr. Edward Horowitz around 4:30 Sunday afternoon at 38th and Dodge Streets in Omaha. Investigators say Diego-Antonio left […] Read More »

Pizza for Pilger collects $72,000 for tornado victims

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Many in Omaha ate pizza for lunch and dinner on Monday. Twenty-six pizza restaurants took part in Monday’s fundraiser to benefit the tornado victims of Pilger. They sold cheese pizza’s for $12 each with all of the proceeds going to the Salvation Army to directly help those in need. Jeff Daley is the owner of […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer expects president to grant disaster declaration for Pilger

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Sen. Deb Fischer expects President Barack Obama to grant the request for a presidential disaster declaration for Pilger. “As you know, the governor has started the process by declaring it a disaster area,” Fischer tells Nebraska reporters. “Now, it’s just going through the process. I have not heard any update as of yet from the […] Read More »

$90-million expansion at Metropolitan Community College

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A $90-million expansion is underway at Metropolitan Community College – Fort Omaha Campus. Executive Vice President Jim Grotrian says ground was broken Tuesday on three new buildings that will be located on the south end of campus. The project includes a new Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, the Construction Education Center and the Academic […] Read More »

Panhandle car crash claims the life of a Morrill man

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A 35-year-old has been killed in a two car collision in the Panhandle. The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office reports Joshua Smith of rural Morrill died of his injuries. According to the sheriff’s office, Smith was driving west in his pick-up on a rural road Monday afternoon when a northbound car crashed into the truck. […] Read More »

Motorcyclist killed after falling from overpass in Lincoln

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A motorcyclist has died after being thrown from his bike off an overpass in Lincoln. Little has been released at this time by the Lincoln Police Department. Identification of the rider is being withheld. Police do say they are trying to determine whether the accident was a result of a hit and run. According to […] Read More »

Climatologist sees severe weather giving way to mild (AUDIO)

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Severe storms have caused widespread damage in northeastern Nebraska, but the remainder of the summer looks mild to a state climatologist. State Climatologist Ken Dewey with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says June could well set a state record for tornadoes. “June 16, the day of the Pilger tornado, we had 15 tornado reports. June 17, […] Read More »

Lincoln Stars hockey players charged with making sex tape

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Two members of the Lincoln Stars hockey team are facing felony charges in Moorhead, Minnesota, for allegedly making a sex video with a 15-year old girl. 19-year olds Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith are each charged with using a minor in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography. The video […] Read More »

Virginia forces a third and final winner take all game at the CWS

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Starting pitcher Brandon Waddell held Vanderbilt to five hits in his first nine-inning complete game, as Virginia knocked out first-round draft pick Tyler Beede in the seventh inning, as the Cavaliers evened the College World Series Finals with a 7-2 victory on Tuesday night.  Each team will be playing for its first national title in baseball […] Read More »

Study: Nebraskans spent $327M in Iowa casinos last year

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A new report details how much money Nebraskans are spending in Iowa’s casinos, serving as a warning for Iowa to not get too reliant on that chunk of money, should Nebraska launch a casino industry of its own. The report is being released by a consultant to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. It shows […] Read More »

Use careful consideration in claiming Social Security

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Deciding when to start taking Social Security benefits is confusing and frustrating. The most difficult decision is when to claim benefits. At age 62 monthly checks will be smaller but you will receive them for a longer period of time.   If you wait and claim benefits later checks will be larger but you won’t receive […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns says “people are fed up” with Obama Administration

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Sen. Mike Johanns says he is becoming increasingly frustrated with the Obama Administration. Johanns says the latest development in the investigation into how the Internal Revenue Service handled tax-exempt requests by conservative political groups adds to that frustration. Johanns, a Republican, sees a growing restlessness in the country over how Democrat Barack Obama is running […] Read More »

More illegal chemicals – fireworks found inside Ralston home

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Agents with the FBI and ATF raided a home in Ralston today and found chemical compounds inside. ATF Agent John Ham says, “To have this amount of chemical explosive precursors in a residential area where your neighbor’s houses are within 10 to 15 yards is certainly not a safe situation.” An area around 72nd and […] Read More »