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Use careful consideration in claiming Social Security

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Deciding when to start taking Social Security benefits is confusing and frustrating. The most difficult decision is when to claim benefits. At age 62 monthly checks will be smaller but you will receive them for a longer period of time.   If you wait and claim benefits later checks will be larger but you won’t receive […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns says “people are fed up” with Obama Administration

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Sen. Mike Johanns says he is becoming increasingly frustrated with the Obama Administration. Johanns says the latest development in the investigation into how the Internal Revenue Service handled tax-exempt requests by conservative political groups adds to that frustration. Johanns, a Republican, sees a growing restlessness in the country over how Democrat Barack Obama is running […] Read More »

More illegal chemicals – fireworks found inside Ralston home

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Agents with the FBI and ATF raided a home in Ralston today and found chemical compounds inside. ATF Agent John Ham says, “To have this amount of chemical explosive precursors in a residential area where your neighbor’s houses are within 10 to 15 yards is certainly not a safe situation.” An area around 72nd and […] Read More »

Economists watching interest rates closely

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On July 3rd the U-S Department of Labor will release a report on wages and how much they have grown over the past year. That is what the Federal Reserve really pays close attention to. When wages go up interest rates follow. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says this brings up the issue on how […] Read More »

A million dollars worth of cocaine seized during I-80 traffic stop

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Cocaine, with an estimated street value of one million dollars, has been seized by the Nebraska State Patrol after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 outside Lincoln. According to NSP, a trooper stopped a large SUV for speeding in Seward County Saturday morning. Several packages in the rear passenger compartment looked suspicious to the trooper […] Read More »

Lincoln man dies after falling in front of train

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A 56-year-old Lincoln man has been killed after stumbling in front of a freight train. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says Paul Bellew had made it across the tracks when the Burlington Northern – Santa Fe train approached from the west at an intersection in the city. “The crew saw a man crossing the […] Read More »

Morale improves as Pilger recovers from tornado damage

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Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger isn’t sure if the village of Pilger looks better or worse after volunteers have spent a week clearing away debris in wake of an EF-4 tornado. Unger says some of the cleared areas look like an atomic bomb went off. But, overall, Unger sees signs of improvement. “I think the […] Read More »

Congressman Smith says Congress must get to bottom of IRS controversy (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says Congress must thoroughly investigate allegations that the IRS targeted conservative political groups when determining tax-exempt status, especially in light of claims the agency has lost the emails of a key player in the investigation. Congressman Adrian Smith sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, the committee charged with writing tax […] Read More »

Vandy scores nine in the third and holds off Virginia

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Vanderbilt scored the most runs in a half inning in the history of four-year-old TD Ameritrade Park, by scoring nine times, then held of several Virginia threats for a 9-8 win in game one of  the championship series of the College World Series. Three Vanderbilt pitchers were in and out of trouble as the Cavaliers […] Read More »

New report on drugged drivers

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A new study released in Public Health Reports shows more drivers are now testing positive for prescription drugs, marijuana (cannabis) and multiple drugs – and are more than likely 50 or older. University of Nebraska Medical Center Assistant Professor Dr. Fernando Wilson is the study author and says we have seen a decrease over the […] Read More »

Don’t risk your eyesight, trust the pros to put on fireworks shows

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The next few weeks are the most dangerous of the year in Nebraska for eye injuries, as so many people — including kids — will be playing with fireworks. Optometrist Dr. Beth Triebel says it’s unfortunate, but eye injuries become very common just before, during and after the Fourth of July holiday, especially burns around […] Read More »

SUV going wrong way on interstate kills motorcyclist

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A motorcyclist was killed early this morning on I-480 near Dodge Street after being hit by an SUV going north in the southbound lanes. Law enforcement blocked off the interstate but the SUV detoured and crossed into Iowa using the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The SUV was later located in a parking lot at Ameristar Casino […] Read More »

Creighton doctor run over, killed while crossing busy Omaha street

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A professor of medicine at Creighton University has been struck and killed while crossing a major street in Omaha. The Omaha Police Department reports Dr. Edward Horowitz died about 40 minutes after being struck by a car at 38th and Dodge Streets. Police say the driver of the car, 31-year-old Pedro Diego-Antonio, fled the scene. […] Read More »

Southeastern Nebraska crash claims life of 83-year-old woman

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A fatal traffic accident in southeastern Nebraska has claimed the life of an 83-year-old woman. According to the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, Joan Hendrickson of Shickley turned north on US 81 northwest of Strang Sunday afternoon when a southbound vehicle hit her car. The crash killed Hendrickson. The driver of the other vehicle and a […] Read More »

CWS, concert sell-out = parking snarls in Omaha

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Those heading to the T-D Ameritrade ballpark today for the College World Series can expect some competition for that parking space later tonight. Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority Communication’s Director Kristi Anderson says they will try their best to accommodate everyone heading to the first championship game at TD Ameritrade Park and  the Bruno Mars […] Read More »