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A slight dip in July’s Business Conditions Index

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The Mid-America Business Conditions Index for the month of July slipped a bit for the Midwestern Region. CreightonUniversity Economist Ernie Goss says his monthly economic survey shows July came in at 57 compared to June’s 60.6 – a 3% drop. Goss says that is still above 50 which show there is still economic growth. The […] Read More »

Husker unveil their alternate uniforms. Fan day set for today

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The University of Nebraska and adidas unveiled new Red Rising TECHFIT football uniforms that the Huskers will wear on Sept. 27 when they host Illinois at 8 p.m. on Homecoming.  Celebrating the 125th year of Nebraska football, the new all-red uniform features black metallic stripes on the jersey and pant, ultra-light black and silver metallic […] Read More »

Omaha teen killed while playing Russian roulette

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A tragic ending to a Sunday evening gathering of friends in Omaha. 19 year old Joseph Morolla died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head while playing Russian roulette. DouglasCounty Attorney Don Kleine says this is totally senseless act.  He says, “Whenever you are talking about a loaded firearm in any capacity isn’t […] Read More »

Nebraska Republicans defend lawsuit against President Obama (AUDIO)

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House Republicans have pushed through a measure to press a lawsuit against President Barack Obama and two Republicans from Nebraska insist it’s not such a far-fetched idea. Congressman Adrian Smith acknowledges filing a lawsuit against the president for executive overreach is unprecedented, but he counters the president’s actions are unprecedented. “I think this is the […] Read More »

Thousands expected for the National Czech Fest in Wilber, opening today

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Polka bands, colorful costumes and kolaches are all part of this weekend’s 53rd annual National Czech Festival in Wilber, the official Czech Capital of the USA. The celebration kicks off this afternoon with vendors, exhibits, an accordion jamboree and a kids’ parade at 7 PM. Sheryl Kastanek of the Nebraska Czechs of Wilber urges people […] Read More »

Congressman Smith says he supported border bill pulled by Speaker

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Congressman Adrian Smith says he supported the immigration bill pulled by House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, pulled his own bill when support fell short of the votes needed for passage. Smith, a Republican, says though the bill didn’t contain everything he wanted, he would have voted for it. “I want to […] Read More »

Collection plate money missing from Omaha church

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Two thieves made off with collection plate money from a church in south Omaha. Father Bernard Starman with St. Agnes Church says last Sunday an associate priest was approached by a man asking for money. The priest gave the man $5 but he continued to as for more. Father Starman says another man then tapped […] Read More »

Nebraska ranked 22nd in first Coaches Poll

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The Nebraska football team was ranked 22nd in the initial Coaches Poll released Thursday morning. The Huskers received 228 points in a poll of 62 FBS head coaches. Nebraska returns 14 starters, including All-America candidates Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory, and 45 letterwinners from a team that went 9-4 and capped the year with a […] Read More »

Cattlemen’s Ball goes west, raises more than a million for cancer research

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The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska raised more than a million dollars for cancer research. This is the fifth consecutive year the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska raised more than a million dollars. This year, the ball was held at the Hoot Owl Ranch in Harrisburg June 6th and 7th in extreme western Nebraska’s Banner County. It […] Read More »

New meat processing option for Omaha

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It is a popular concept on the east and west coast but new to Omaha. The City Council approved a permit for Tom Meyer to open a live meat market in south Omaha.  Meyer says customers will have several options.  They can select an animal from on-site pens and wait while it is slaughtered, processed and […] Read More »

Interim team to guide United Way of the Midlands

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An interim leadership team will guide the United Way of the Midlands in wake of the death of President and CEO Karen Bricklemyer. The United Way board has promoted Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communication Shawna Forsberg as interim president and Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations Pam Schwalb as interim chief operating […] Read More »

Benefit concert for tornado-tossed Pilger brings windfall

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Residents of western Iowa and eastern Nebraska gathered at a bar in Omaha last night to support a benefit concert for the tornado-ravaged town of Pilger, Nebraska. Four bands, all featuring members with ties to the small town, performed at The Waiting Room. Many residents of Pilger were in attendance, including 61-year-old Keenan Meyer, who’s […] Read More »

Former Bellevue East grad throws a no-hitter in Triple A

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Former Bellevue East and University of Nebraska-Omaha grad Tyler Cloyd was throwing a perfect game for eight innings for the Cleveland Indians Triple-A affiliate Columbus against Louisville.  Cloyd hit the leadoff batter, but was able to complete the no-hitter in timely fashion, using just 89 pitches in a 13-0 victory. Cloyd has started 17 major […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer joins bipartisan delegation in trip to southern border (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer will be traveling with fellow United States Senators to the southern border to see first-hand the problems that have led to nearly 60,000 Central American minors crossing the border illegally. Fischer has announced she leaves today on the fact-finding trip. “I think it’s always important to see a situation first hand and […] Read More »

Omaha’s FXFL football team will be named…Mammoths

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You may or may not have heard about this new Fall Experimental Football League, known as the FXFL. Well, Omaha has a franchise and  they released their name and logo. They’ll be known as the Mammoths. The club chose the name over Channel Cats and Drive. The league and team wanted a strong name and […] Read More »