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Domestic distrubance suspect killed in firefight with law enforcement

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A suspect in a domestic disturbance case in Columbus has been killed in a firefight with state patrol troopers and local law enforcement. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper responded to a domestic disturbance call in Columbus very early this morning. Authorities reported a man, whose name has not been released, had threatened others […] Read More »

Omaha prepares for flooding

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The Omaha Public Works and Parks Departments have been very busy over the last few days preparing for the rising water on the Missouri River. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says they cabled and secured the docks at N-P Dodge Park and closed the facility to the public. City workers also constructed a temporary berm around […] Read More »

Former Huskers picks up USA wrestling honor

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Former Husker wrestler Bill Scherr earned USA Wrestling’s Myron Roderick Man-of-the-Year Award on Thursday, an accolade that recognizes an outstanding man for his contributions to the sport of wrestling. Scherr served a pivotal role in keeping wrestling as an Olympic sport, as he chaired the Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW). In the […] Read More »

Unemployment rate drops for second straight month

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The Nebraska unemployment rate, already the envy of most states, has dropped for the second straight month. The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the state unemployment rate for May was 3.6%, down .1% from April. In May of last year, the state unemployment rate stood at 4%. Nonfarm employment for May grew by nearly 11,000 workers […] Read More »

Huskers lose wide receiver transfer to Ole Miss

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The Husker football team lost out as former Washington wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow switched his transfer commitment late Thursday night from Nebraska to Mississippi. Stringfellow took a visit to the Ole Miss campus this week, after it was reported that the 6’3, 229 pound wideout signed transfer paperwork with Nebraska. The decision comes on the […] Read More »

Pro football coming back to Omaha

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They keep trying pro football in Omaha. Brian Woods, the founder of the Fall Experimental Football League is expected to announce today,  Omaha and Austin, TX, as the first two franchises in what will be a six or eight team league in what will be known as the FXFL. Omaha would play three Wednesday night […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns: This has really been a tough week for northeast Nebraska (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns has toured a Nebraska community hit hard by tornadoes and it reminds him of a devastating tornado ten years ago. “This has really been a tough week for northeast Nebraska,” Johanns tells Nebraska reporters during a conference call after his tour of the destruction left in the wake of an EF-4 tornado […] Read More »

Day six CWS: Ole Miss moves on as TCU is eliminated

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TCU battled back to tie the game twice  after Ole Miss grabbed a lead, but the Rebels put the game away late surviving their second “must win” game with a 6-4 win Thursday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Ole Miss took a 3-0 lead in the third inning only to see the Horned […] Read More »

“In The Mood” for some good music? Legendary orchestra to appear

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A big band that’s been consistently touring the globe since it was launched in the 1930s is making one stop in Nebraska — in Scotts Bluff tonight. Nick Hilscher is the leader of the 20-piece Glenn Miller Orchestra, which still plays about 300 dates a year worldwide. Why does Big Band music endure? “It’s romantic, […] Read More »

Volunteers descend on Pilger to help in first step to recovery

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Nearly two thousand volunteers have descended on Pilger to help with the clean up after an EF-4 tornado destroyed up to three-quarters of the small community in northeast Nebraska. The devastation hit Erica Hanton of Omaha hard. She grew up in Pilger. “I spent a lot of my childhood here in Pilger. Every day, in […] Read More »

Rebuilding after a tornado

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As residents of Pilger continue to clean up after Monday’s deadly tornado, Fred Standa knows the path to recovery is not an easy one. Standa was the mayor of Mapleton, Iowa in April of 2011 when an EF-3 tornado hit the town of 14-hundred. He says somehow you get by with a little help from […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer seeks to increase micro loan limits to small business

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Sen. Deb Fischer is looking at ways to help small businesses in Nebraska and across the country. Fischer has introduced legislation that seeks to increase access to capital for people looking to start a small business. “Studies have shown that the availability of microfinance services increased household incomes and strengthened families and community,” Fischer tells […] Read More »

Study to help reduce prison population underway (AUDIO)

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An effort to reform the Nebraska criminal justice system with an eye to reducing prison population is underway. Reforming state sentencing laws and incarceration isn’t easy, according to Gov. Dave Heineman. “It’s a challenge every single day,” Heineman tells reporters during a news conference in his Capitol office. “Obviously, if the criminals would quit committing […] Read More »

Omaha Police Department on COPS

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The Omaha Police Department has partnered with the Spike television series COPS. A news release from the department states this is part of an on-going community policing imitative. Showing our officers in action is the ultimate form of transparency. Community policing is imperative to gaining and keeping the trust of the citizens of Omaha. “I’m […] Read More »

All three candidates in Upper Big Blue race advance to General Election

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All three candidates in the race for the Upper Big Blue NRD, Subdistrict 4, will appear on the November ballot after the Nebraska State Board of Canvassers addressed a mistake made in the May 13th primary. The board ordered a recount after learning that the race was inadvertently left off the ballot for approximately 2,000 […] Read More »