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One dies, two are injured in triple truck crash on I-80

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One person died, two suffered injuries in a three semi tractor-trailer collision late Thursday afternoon on Interstate 80 between York and Seward. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the three trucks wrecked on the eastbound lanes of I-80. One of the persons injured in the wreck was taken by helicopter to Bryan West Campus in Lincoln. […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns says Malaysian plane crash poses grave situation

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Sen. Mike Johanns says a plane crash in eastern Ukraine could have grave international ramifications. It appears a surface-to-air missile brought down a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, killing 295. It could have been launched by pro-Russian separatist rebels. “Very, very risky, difficult situation and I can’t overstate how very challenging this could be […] Read More »

ACLU criticizes Heineman on illegal immigrant children stance

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The Nebraska ACLU chapter is criticizing Gov. Dave Heineman, claiming he has no need to know information on the illegal immigrant children now in Nebraska. ACLU spokesman Tyler Richard says the governor should never have written the federal government, demanding information on the 200 children being housed in the state. “Our concern is that this […] Read More »

Nebraska Farm Bureau warns Congress of EPA expansion

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Nebraska Farm Bureau members have wrapped up their annual trek to Washington, after lobbying against a proposed expansion of the power of the Environmental Protection Agency. Todd Reed of Lincoln co-owns a custom farming operation south of Greenwood. He worries a change in definition could allow the EPA to regulate waterways on farms. “That land […] Read More »

Man dies of injuries from golf cart accident earlier this month

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A young man thrown from a golf cart during an accident earlier this month in Gretna has died of his injuries. 31-year-old Patrick Jurgensen of Gretna had been listed in critical condition at Creighton University Medical Center since the accident on July 10th. Jurgensen died Wednesday night. According to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, Jurgensen […] Read More »

Western Nebraska man dies after car dives into lake

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A western Nebraska man died after his car sunk into a Panhandle lake. Morrill County officials report the body of 50-year-old Brett Golden of Redington was found inside his car, which was nearly completely submerged in a small lake at Bridgeport State Recreation Area. The car hit a tree, bounced off, drove through a beach, […] Read More »

Alleged mother-son murder-suicide in Omaha stuns neighbors

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Friends, family and neighbors of 54 year old Maureen Flanagan and her 18 year old son Cooper are shocked at Wednesday’s discovery of an alleged murder-suicide in their west Omaha home. The causes of death have not been released and autopsies are scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Authorities say Maureen Flanagan was found dead in the […] Read More »

Abdullah on Doak Walker list

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Nebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah has been named as one of the preseason candidates for the 2014 Doak Walker Award Thursday morning. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back. The 5-9, 195-pound Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards in 2013, the most of any player returning for 2014. Abdullah owns 2,977 […] Read More »

First eight Husker football games have times set

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The 125th season of Nebraska football will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 30, when the Huskers play host to Florida Atlantic at Memorial Stadium. Game time has been set for 2:30 p.m. CDT with television coverage provided by BTN.  The Huskers stay at home in week two and will take on McNeese State in a […] Read More »

Schaake sweeps junior golf titles

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Alex Schaake of Omaha completed his sweep of the Nebraska junior state golf tournaments by shooting even par to earn a 14-stroke win in the Nebraska Boys Amateur Championship at the Beatrice Country Club, during the final round on Wednesday. Schaake won the Junior Match Play title in McCook earlier this summer.  He will be a […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer wants to give businesses credit for giving family leave (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer wants to provide businesses an incentive to provide their employees with paid parental or medical leave. Fischer, a Republican, sponsors legislation with Independent Senator Angus King of Maine that would give businesses a tax credit to give paid leave for workers. Fischer calls it a common sense approach. “It recognizes the impact […] Read More »

Expert: Too much social media can make kids anti-social

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Summer should be a time for kids in Nebraska to play at the park, ride bikes and learn how to paddle a canoe, not to while away the hours on Facebook. One expert suggests parents should limit a teen’s access to social media, internet and T-V during summer vacation. Peter Komendowski, with the Partnership for […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer backs Gov. Heineman demand to know more about minor immigrants

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Sen. Deb Fischer dismisses those who question why Gov. Dave Heineman has demanded to know how many illegal immigrant children have been placed with families in Nebraska, where they are staying and who they are. Fischer says states need answers from the federal government. “Well, of course we need the information, and the governor is […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman hands out special veteran driver’s licenses (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has presented four military veterans with special driver’s licenses at a ceremony held at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue. “July 1st of this year marked another milestone for honoring veterans here in Nebraska,” Heineman told the veterans. “This was the very first day Nebraska veterans were able to apply to […] Read More »

Two bodies found in west Omaha home; possible murder-suicide

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Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside a home near 156th and Blondo Streets in Omaha Wednesday. Authorities say the bodies were found by a friend around 11 am checking on the well-being of those inside. Authorities confirm one of the individuals is a woman and the other a younger […] Read More »