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Lawmakers ready to exit Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact

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State lawmakers have moved closer to ending Nebraska’s participation in the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact, in three years. The Unicameral has given preliminary approval to LB 317, which would end participation in the compact working to bring high-speed passenger rail service to the Midwest. But not for three years. Supporters of the bill complain […]

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UNMC medical science donors memorial

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Medical, physician assistant and physical therapy students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will host a memorial service on Friday for those who’ve donated their bodies to science.  Dr. Kim Latacha, assistant professor of Genetic Cell Biology and Anatomy at UNMC says, “It is absolutely vital to their medical educations. Having the donors there […]

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Omaha police injured during car theft arrest

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Two Omaha police officers are recovering from minor injuries after trying to arrest a suspected car thief Wednesday night. The department reports both officers were following up on a stolen vehicle investigation when they saw the suspect in a stolen vehicle drive into a parking lot. Both officers approached the vehicle when the driver threatened […]

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New University of Nebraska President Bounds reflects on statewide tour (AUDIO)

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The first order of business for new University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds was to tour the state. Bounds hit the ground running or, at least, traveling what he refers to as the 500-mile campus. He comes away from the state tour convinced Nebraska doesn’t tell its story as well as it should. “And so, […]

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Gavitt Tipoffs Games to feature Nebraska traveling to Villanova

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The Big Ten and Big East Conferences announced Wednesday that the Huskers will travel to defending Big East champion Villanova in the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games this November. The Big East home games will be telecast on Fox Sports 1, while Big Ten home games will air on BTN or an ESPN Network. The event […]

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Creighton to travel to Indiana in inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games

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The BIG EAST and Big Ten Conferences today announced the matchups for the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, with eight men’s basketball games set to air on FOX Sports 1, BTN, or an ESPN Network from Nov. 17-20, 2015. The Gavitt Tipoff Games is an annual early-season series played between the two conferences and named in […]

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Lincoln Saltdogs reveal updated logos

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To celebrate their decade-and-a-half as a franchise, the Saltdogs are unveiling a 15th anniversary logo, along with a new cap logo for 2015. The 15th anniversary logo features the traditional Saltdogs “Dog Head,” and includes the organization’s longstanding motto: 15 Seasons of Fun & Games. Eight stars run along the curve of the 5, representing […]

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Storm Chasers offense struggles in loss to Memphis

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In front of the largest crowd of the season at 7,868 and the largest school day crowd in Werner Park history, the Omaha Storm Chasers (8-5) fell to the Memphis Redbirds (5-8) 7 – 2 in a Wednesday afternoon game. Omaha was held to their lowest hit total of the season with only four on […]

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When utility scammers call, hang up and call the real utility

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Con artists are ratcheting up the pressure with an aggressive new scam involving Nebraska Public Power District customers. Mark Becker, a spokesman for NPPD, says the scammers will call and claim you’re overdue on bills that must be paid immediately with a prepaid card or the power will be shut off within 20 minutes. “In […]

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Lawmakers move to ban powered alcohol in Nebraska

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State lawmakers have moved to ban powered alcohol in Nebraska. A liquor control bill, amended to ban the sale of powered alcohol, has won preliminary approval on a 32-to-3 vote. Sen. Mark Kolterman of Seward succeeded in amending the bill to ban powered alcohol from being sold in the state. “It would be easy to […]

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Child found walking alone on Omaha street

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A three year old girl is safe after she was found wandering alone in a southeast Omaha neighborhood. Police were called to 30th and T Street around 5:15 when someone saw the child alone. Omaha Police Officer Michael Pecha says they could not locate the child’s parents so she was taken to Project Harmony. He […]

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Grand jury will investigate western Nebraska death

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A grand jury will be empaneled to investigate a death in western Nebraska. The Attorney General’s office reports two Sidney police officers discovered the death at a residence after responding to an emergency call about a domestic assault. The 911 call came shortly after 6 o’clock in the evening of the 19th. Little is being […]

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Another round of scammers targeting utility customers

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Scammers are back to their old tricks with another round of calls to utility customers claiming their bills are overdue. Omaha Public Power District spokesperson Jodi Baker says it is an old trick but picking up steam. OPPD received 43 customer reports of these fraudulent calls this month alone compared to 23 in March and […]

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Congressman Smith: tax reform still a priority (AUDIO)

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Tax reform remains a priority of Congress, at least, according to Congressman Adrian Smith. Smith insists tax reform hasn’t faded as an issue, even though numerous other issues have been bubbling to the surface in Washington. Smith, who serves on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, sees much promise in federal tax reform. He says […]

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Husker baseball pounds K-State

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Behind 12 hits, including home runs from Ben Miller and Scott Schreiber in the third inning, the Nebraska baseball team (30-13, 6-6 Big Ten) picked up its 30th win of the season on Tuesday night with a 10-4 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats (18-21, 5-10 Big 12). The Huskers are now 20-4 at Hawks […]

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