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Sen. Fischer says her prayers are with the families of SC shooting victims

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Sen. Deb Fischer calls the shooting at an historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina a “horrible event.” Authorities have arrested 21-year-old Dylann Roof of Lexington, South Carolina, suspected of opening fire during a prayer service and killing nine. “It’s very, very sad that these instances happen in that we have individuals out there who […]

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New director sees culture changing at Corrections, slowly (AUDIO)

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The new Nebraska Corrections Director says the culture at Corrections is changing. But, Scott Frakes admits change is coming slowly. Frakes arrived in Nebraska with the task of reforming a Department of Correctional Services under increasing scrutiny for miscalculation of prison sentences, the treatment of Nikko Jenkins, convicted of killing four in Omaha after being […]

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Nebraska home sales are hot

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Mortgage rates are starting to creep up a bit but home sales are hot. Andy Alloway is the director of the Nebraska Realtors Association and says 2015 is expected to be a very good year for home sales. Alloway says, “2013 was a record sales year. 2014 exceeded that and we are on pace this […]

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Worker killed in construction accident

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A 42 year old construction worker had died from injuries suffered in an accident at a work site in Sarpy County. Jeffrey Gulp was employed by TSI Mechanical of La Vista, a subcontractor working on a drainage system at the new Papillion Public Works Department building at 9909 Portal Road Wednesday. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office reports […]

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Olympic gold medalist to appear at Chadron State camp

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Olympic gold medalist Brandon Slay will make an appearance at a wrestling camp on the campus of Chadron State beginning this weekend. Slay will conduct technique sessions on Sunday and Monday as well as speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the Chicoine Center. The event is being sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and […]

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Gators eliminate Hurricanes at CWS

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The Florida Gators became the first team to hit four home runs in a game at TD Ameritrade Park as they rolled to a 10-2 victory over Miami in an elimination game at the College World Series. It was Florida’s second lopsided win over Miami at the CWS after the Gators blasted the Hurricanes 15-3 […]

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Storm Chasers go deep to claim series finale

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Dusty Coleman slammed a three-run homer in the sixth inning and Cheslor Cuthpert added a two-run homer in the seventh as the Omaha Storm Chasers rallied for a 7-4 victory over the Iowa Cubs in Werner Park. The Stom Chasers improve to 34-32 on the season as they claimed two of three games in the […]

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Slow start dooms Saltdogs

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The Sioux City Explorers scored five runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-5 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs on Wednesday night at Lewis and Clark Park. Mitch Canham went 1-for-5 to extend his hit streak to 16 games, tied for the sixth longest in franchise history with Pichi Balet and Bryan Warner. […]

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Program helps graying Nebraskans reimagine retired life

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Some senior citizens in Nebraska are finding new purpose and meaning in their later years through a program called Life Reimagined. Mark Chapman, with AARP, is a coach for the program. “People plan for retirement by looking at their money and their health, but they don’t always think about what they want to do and […]

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Update in seeking sainthood for Boys Town founder

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A big step is about to take place in the process of seeking sainthood for Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of Nebraska’s Boys Town. Father Ryan Lewis is a delegate for the Omaha Archdiocese and says after many years of research they are ready to send their findings to the Vatican. Father Lewis says they […]

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Identity of man killed in south-central Nebraska crash released

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The identity of a man killed in a wreck in south-central Nebraska this past weekend has been released. Authorities in Phelps County report 26-year-old Douglas Davison of rural Funk was riding a dirt bike near 740 and S Roads northwest of Funk when he collided with a Gator utility vehicle. Davison was thrown from the […]

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Review could lengthen prison stays for 2,000 inmates (AUDIO)

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As many as 2,000 inmates in state prisons could have their sentences lengthened after a review of how sentences are calculated. State Corrections Director Scott Frakes said today reforms to how the department calculates “enhanced good time” discovered errors in a number of prison sentence calculations. “Ahead of the sentencing automation upgrades projected for completion […]

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Cold case: 2008 Kearney murder remains unsolved

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Today marks the seventh anniversary of the murder of a young Kearney woman which remains unsolved. Authorities say someone entered the home of 21-year-old Kelcey Fike in the early morning hours of June 17th, 2008, and murdered her. The house was then set on fire. Fike’s body was discovered as firefighters extinguished a fire believed […]

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Omaha street renamed for Husker star Rodgers

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Nebraska football great Johnny Rodgers is being honored by his hometown of Omaha. The city council Tuesday voted to rename Burt Street between 30th and 33rd in honor of the University of Nebraska’s first Heisman Trophy winner and for his hard work as a community leader. In three years with the Huskers, the versatile Rodgers […]

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Omaha names street after Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers

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ebraska football great Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers is being honored by his hometown of Omaha. The city council Tuesday voted to rename Burt Street between 30th and 33rd in honor of the University of Nebraska’s first Heisman Trophy winner and for his hard work as a community leader. Rodgers says, “I’ve only known about it […]

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