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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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Huskers Battle #21 Miami, But Fall In Overtime

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It took more than regulation to decide a tightly fought contest between Nebraska and Miami Tuesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.   The Huskers battled back from an eight point deficit in the second half to lead the game with the #21 ranked Hurricanes, and eventually send the game to overtime.  But Miami escaped Lincoln […]

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Governor proposes transferring veterans’ home land to Grand Island

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced a plan to soften the blow to Grand Island when the Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home moves from the city to Kearney. “Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’re going to propose that the state turn over the Grand Island Veterans’ Home and the property there back to the city of […]

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Lincoln police officers involved in fatal shooting identified

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The Lincoln police officers injured in a fatal shooting this weekend have been identified. Officer Matthew Gilleland was shot and wounded in the scuffle with Zachary Grigsby, who was fatally shot by another officer. Gilleland suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. He is expected to be released from the hospital today. Officer Angela Morehouse […]

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Former Husker to take over at Central Florida

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Former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost has been hired as the new head coach at the University of Central Florida. It is Frost’s first head coaching stint and he takes over a program that finished winless this past season. Frost has been an assistant coach at Oregon since 2009 and has been the Ducks’ offensive coordinator […]

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Nebraska State Troopers deliver teddy bears to hospitalized children

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A number of Nebraska State Patrol troopers were on special detail today. Instead of patrolling the state’s roads they were walking the halls at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha spreading Christmas cheer. For more than 25 years, the State Troopers Association of Nebraska has raised money to buy teddy bear gifts for hospitalized […]

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Winter Night Watch Program underway in Omaha

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There are many homeless and near-homeless in Nebraska’s largest city that rely on the Salvation Army’s Winter Night Watch program for a hot meal. Divisional Disaster Director J.J. Kuzma says starting tonight, two of their canteens will be packed with food and make five stops in areas where the homeless gather in Omaha. Kuzma says […]

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EPA reduces ethanol requirement for Renewable Fuel Standard (AUDIO)

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Environmental Protection Agency officials have lowered the amount of ethanol required to be in the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard, a blow to Nebraska corn farmers. The EPA will require 14.5 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol next year, rather than the 15 billion outlined by the Renewable Fuel Standard. “And you may say that’s not very […]

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Nebraska welcomes great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens

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The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future will come to life in Nebraska this week. Omaha is hosting the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, Gerald Dickens who will perform his beloved ancestor’s work. Chris Stewart is the community engagement coordinator for the Douglas County Historical Society and Gerald Dickens will make several appearances. On Thursday, […]

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State road crews strive to sweep away the snow and keep us rolling

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As Nebraskans dig out their driveways and sidewalks after the latest snowstorm, crews from the Nebraska Department of Roads are working round-the-clock to clear off our highways. Kevin Domogalla is the District 3 engineer for the DOR, based in Norfolk, and he says they’re vigilant. “Our goal is to, when we do get snow, get […]

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Body found in Missouri River that of Council Bluffs, Iowa woman

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The body recovered from the Missouri River near Nebraska City has been identified as that of a 40-year-old Council Bluffs, Iowa woman missing since late October. The Nebraska State Patrol identified the woman as Jennifer Giles. On November 23rd, a trapper reported to the Otoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission […]

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