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Storm Chasers use long ball to rally for win over Tacoma

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (22-23) used a pair of two-run homers in the eighth to put together a late comeback win over the Tacoma Rainiers (18-27) in the series opener 8-5. The Storm Chasers have won four of five games to start the homestand, and 13 of the last 17 meetings with the Rainiers overall. […]

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Parents: Keep closer tabs on your kids’ actions on social media

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Age eight is when the average child in Nebraska begins consuming online media, and while you’re supposed to be 13 to open a Facebook account, it’s very tough to regulate. Licensed independent social worker Alissa Wilkinson says parents know their children best, so it’s up to them to make the decision, but she says consistent […]

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Cult leader Michael Ryan dies in prison

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Death for cult leader Michael Ryan came not from lethal injection, but natural causes. Ryan died on death row at the Tecumseh prison Sunday evening, according to officials with the Department of Correctional Services. Ryan, first imprisoned in Lincoln, moved to Tecumseh when it opened in 2001 and the state re-located death row there. Ryan […]

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Bill would tax touch-screen games, if they’re found to be illegal

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State lawmakers have authorized a tax on video machines they suspect are illegal. “That is as backwards of a way of going about doing things as I’ve ever heard in this place,” stated Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha during legislative floor debate on LB 70. McCoy told colleagues it doesn’t make sense to impose an […]

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Need to lose a few pounds? It’s time to “Rethink Your Drink”

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Almost one in every three Nebraskans is obese, according to the latest rankings, and what we’re drinking can be just as fattening as what we’re eating. Carol Voss, a registered dietician and a nutritionist says just one 12-ounce soda contains around 150 calories and 40 grams of sugar, which in itself is more than the […]

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Be careful out there this Memorial Day weekend (AUDIO)

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Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start of the summer travel season. State officials want you to be careful out there. The Memorial Day holiday weekend isn’t just the unofficial start of summer driving, it’s the real beginning of highway construction. Gov. Pete Ricketts asks Nebraska motorists to be careful when approaching a highway construction […]

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Creighton baseball falls short in Big East title game

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The Creighton Baseball dropped a hard fought 8-7 contest to St. John’s in the BIG EAST Championship game at TD Ameritrade Park on Sunday, May 24. With the win St. John’s (39-14) earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, while the Bluejays finished the 2015 season at 32-19. St. John’s jumped out to […]

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Storm Chasers three game winning streak halted in series finale

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (21-23) failed to get their record back to .500 and could not finish off their first ever non-conference sweep in Werner Park history, as the Reno Aces (19-24) dealt Omaha their worst home loss of the season at 12-3. The 12 runs were the most allowed at home by the Chasers, […]

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Saltdogs sweep doubleheader from Kansas City

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The Saltdogs (2-1) held off a late rally to win 7-5 in game one and erupted for an impressive final-inning comeback in the nightcap to win 7-3, sweeping the Kansas City T-Bones (1-2) at CommunityAmerica Ballpark Sunday night. In game one, the ‘Dogs piled on seven runs in the first two innings, highlighted by a […]

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“Sham” cancer charities now subject of massive lawsuit

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Nebraskans are warned to do their research before contributing to a charity. The advice from Chris Coleman, at the Better Business Bureau, is in response to a federal lawsuit involving all 50 states against four phony cancer charities. The complaint says the organizations collected $187 million in donations over five years and only about five-precent […]

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Lack of offense dooms Creighton in Big East tourney loss

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The second-seeded Creighton Baseball team fell 8-1 to top-seeded St. John’s in a winner’s bracket contest on day two of the BIG EAST Baseball Championship at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on Friday, May 22. Creighton dropped to 31-18 following the loss while St. John’s improved to 38-14 with the win. As a result, the Red […]

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Gov. Ricketts urges Nebraskans to voice their views on death penalty

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Gov. Pete Ricketts confirms he will veto the bill repealing the death penalty and Ricketts calls on Nebraskans to let their senators know how they feel. Ricketts says he has been talking with state senators since they approved LB 268, which would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. Ricketts says public opinion can be persuasive […]

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Visitation tonight, funeral tomorrow for Omaha Officer Kerrey Orozco

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The Omaha Police Department remains in shock after the shooting death of Officer Kerrie Orozco Wednesday in the line of duty. John Wells, president of the Omaha Police Officer’s Association, says it has hit officers hard. “You are trained to expect this could happen, but it doesn’t really prepare you for when it happens to one […]

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Gov. Ricketts offers condolences to Officer Orozco’s family

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Gov. Pete Ricketts paused during a news conference on highway safety to remember slain Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco. “I’d like to take a moment right now to remember one of the members of our law enforcement community who has passed away recently,” Ricketts said. “The terrible tragedy with Officer Orozco is something that reminds […]

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More details released in death of Officer Kerrie Orozco

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Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer released more information about the shooting death of Officer Karrie Orozco Wednesday. He says Sgt. Jeffrey Kopietz and Officer Robert Laney, both members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force, were conducting surveillance along Martin Avenue just before 1 pm in northeast Omaha when they spotted the suspect, Marcus Wheeler. […]

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