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Woman pleads no contest in deadly hit-and-run

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A Grand Island woman is convicted for her role in a fatal hit and run collision on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska. Thirty-year-old Mandy MacDonald pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor vehicular homicide and a felony count of leaving the scene of an injury accident. She’ll be sentenced on February 9th in Cass County District […]

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Filling up the tank is cheaper for the holiday trek

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Gasoline prices are below $2 a gallon in many locations as Nebraskans prepare to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. AAA-Nebraska spokeswoman Rose White says motorists are thankful for low gas prices that haven’t been seen in seven years. “Approximately 42-million Americans are expected to take a road trip this Thanksgiving and drivers […]

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Sen. Marco Rubio says America must change or decline (AUDIO)

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Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio took a break from campaigning in Iowa to cross the state line and speak to a gathering of Nebraska Republicans, telling them America must face its problems or become a nation in decline. Rubio was the headline speaker at the Nebraska Republican Party’s Founders’ Day event at the LaVista Embassy […]

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Nebraska drivers – make sure your tires are in good shape for holiday travel

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Thousands of Nebraskans will be hitting the road this Thanksgiving week and many are putting themselves at increased risk because of bad or worn tires on their vehicle. Dan Zielinski is the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the Rubber Manufacturers Association and says all drivers need to check their tires at least once […]

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Bennington teen to be honored as “hero” at Friday’s big football game

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A teenager from the Omaha area will be recognized as a hero during Friday’s Nebraska-Iowa football game in Lincoln. Back in mid-June, 18-year-old Kassee Jones, of Bennington, was working as a lifeguard at Camp Legacy in Omaha when she spotted a six-year-old boy not moving at the bottom of the shallow end of the pool. […]

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Plenty at stake for Huskers against Iowa

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Iowa will come in as the highly ranked team but there will be plenty on the line for Nebraska in Friday’s regular season finale against the Hawkeyes. A victory would be the Huskers third straight, their second over a top ten team in three games and clinch a trip to a bowl game. “It would […]

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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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