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South-central Nebraska man sentenced to 60 years for death of grandson

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A south-central Nebraska man has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for contributing to the death of his two-year-old grandson in 2012. 50-year-old Peter Draper of Naponee was sentenced in Adams County District Court. In October, a jury found Draper guilty of child abuse resulting in death as well as a separate […]

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300 protest to save historic Omaha buildings

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A rally to save three older buildings in downtown Omaha was held Sunday. The city of Omaha is in the process of buying the buildings that will eventually be torn down to expand the Holland Performing Arts Center and for H-D-R-‘s headquarters. Kristine Gerber is the executive director of Restoration Exchange and is pleased with […]

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Huskers prepare for unbeaten Iowa

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Game week preparations started Sunday for the Nebraska football team as the Huskers get set for Friday’s regular season finale against third ranked Iowa. The Huskers have been idle since a November 14th victory at Rutgers and junior safety Nate Gerry says they looking forward to the challenge of playing the unbeaten Hawkeyes. “It is […]

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Congressman wants to shield those who lost CO-OP health coverage (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says the Obama Administration has been slow to acknowledge the financial problems of CO-OPs established under the Affordable Care Act that have left hundreds of thousands without coverage. Trouble began when CoOportunity Health collapsed, forcing 120,000 Nebraska and Iowa residents to scramble to find health insurance. So far, 12 CO-OPs have failed. […]

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Weekend crash near Holdrege kills Bertrand man

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A Phelps County man died Saturday afternoon when the Jeep he was driving collided with a semi-truck north of Holdrege. Investigators say the Jeep was traveling south on Highway 183 near the intersection of 736 Road when the collision occurred. The driver of the Jeep, 60-year-old Randall Kuck of Bertrand, died in the crash. The […]

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The IRS issues new warnings to taxpayers about identity theft

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The Internal Revenue Service is launching a campaign with the Nebraska Department of Revenue and the state’s private sector tax industry to nudge Nebraskans into taking more precautions with their sensitive financial information. Christopher Miller, a spokesman for the IRS in Nebraska, says identity thieves are becoming more sophisticated all the time and taxpayers need […]

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Huskers Cruise Over Southeastern Louisiana

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The Nebraska basketball team scored more than 90 points for the second time this season in a rout of Southeastern Louisiana at Pinnacle Bank Arena Sunday.   The Huskers stormed out to a huge first half advantage, leading 53-16 at halftime.  Southeastern Louisiana would cut the margin some against Nebraska’s reserve players, but the Huskers […]

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Huskers Cruise Over Southeastern Louisiana

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The Nebraska basketball team scored more than 90 points for the second time this season in a rout of Southeastern Louisiana at Pinnacle Bank Arena Sunday.   The Huskers stormed out to a huge first half advantage, leading 53-16 at halftime.  Southeastern Louisiana would cut the margin some against Nebraska’s reserve players, but the Huskers […]

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Nebraska unemployment stays steady, under 3%

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate remains under three percent. The state Department of Labor reports the preliminary unemployment rate for October held steady at 2.9%, the same as in September. The rate has fallen slightly from the October 2014 rate of 3.1%. Nonfarm employment topped one million, up more than 12,000 compare to a year ago. The […]

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Two killed in Nebraska Panhandle I-80 crash

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Two western Nebraska residents died in a one-vehicle crash in the Panhandle. The Nebraska State Patrol reports an eastbound SUV ran off Interstate 80 late Thursday night near Bushnell in Kimball County. The SUV went into a median, traveled several hundred feet, went airborne, and struck a concrete barrier on the eastside of the Bushnell […]

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Investigation into alleged sexual assault in Lincoln could take months

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It could take several months before a decision is made whether charges will be filed regarding a reported Lincoln sexual assault case that happened at the home of two Nebraska football players. Although not connected to this specific case, Sarpy County Chief Deputy Attorney Tricia Freeman has prosecuted similar cases. She gives us a rundown […]

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S. Sioux City man dies in two-car crash in northeast Nebraska

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A 25-year-old South Sioux City man died Thursday night in a two-car crash in northeastern Nebraska. The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office reports Aaron Surber was pronounced dead at the scene, three miles south of Laurel on Nebraska 15. According to the accident report, Surber was driving north. He over-corrected when his SUV crossed the center […]

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Eppley Airfield security update after terrorist attacks

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The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and today the hostage situation in Mali has some travelers rethinking their plans. November 20th through December 1st is the busiest travel period for the year. Omaha Airport Authority Chief of Police Tim Conahan says about 7,000 seats were added to flights in and out of Omaha during the […]

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Drunk driver is sentenced to jail time after fatal crash

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An Elm Creek man convicted of vehicular homicide and drunken driving for a crash that killed his friend was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court to six months in jail and five years probation. Forty-four-year-old Larry Gydesen was convicted of driving under the influence on the night of October 12, 2014 when his SUV […]

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House “pushes the pause button” on Syrian refugee program (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says Congress has an obligation to make sure the country is safe before it lets in Syrian refugees. The United States House has approved a measure demanding stronger vetting before Syrian refugees enter the country. “It pushes the pause button on resettling Syrian refugees in the country,” Congressman Jeff Fortenberry tells Kevin […]

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