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Animal cruelty case – cat impaled by arrow

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An Omaha man was walking in his yard at 68th and Pacific Streets Wednesday afternoon and made a shocking discovery. He found a cat that had been impaled by an arrow. The man contacted the Nebraska Humane Society and animal control officers picked up the cat. Director of Field Operations Mark Langan says the cat […] Read More »

Family of murder victim suing state of Nebraska

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The family of Omaha murder victim Andrea Kruger filed a lawsuit against the state of Nebraska for releasing murderer Nikko Jenkins from prison. Kathleen Neary with Powers & Associates is representing the family and says named in the suit is the Nebraska Department of Corrections, Correct Care Solutions and a number of individuals within the […] Read More »

Osborn optimistic as GOP US Senate primary nears (AUDIO)

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Former state Treasurer Shane Osborn says he’s optimistic with only a few days to go before the Republican primary for United States Senate. The decision of Sen. Mike Johanns, a Republican, to retire from public office attracted four serious candidates to the Republican primary. Osborn, a businessman and former statewide officeholder, claims charges and counter-charges […] Read More »

Revelle named Big Ten softball coach of the year. Three players gain first-team honors

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Nebraska softball head coach Rhonda Revelle was named the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year. Senior twins Tatum and Taylor Edwards were named to the first team for the second straight year, and sophomore Hailey Decker was also a first-team selection. Sophomores Alicia Armstrong and Emily Lockman were named all-conference for the second straight […] Read More »

Nebraska volleyball features some marquee home matches for 2014

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Nebraska volleyball has another great home schedule for 2014, starting at the end of August when they will face regional semifinalist Florida State and regional finalist Stanford in the AVCA Showdown at the Devaney Center, August 29th and 31st. Creighton in September, followed by a rematch of the Lincoln regional final when the Huskers played […] Read More »

Updated girls and boys soccer district results and schedules for 5/8/14

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GIRLS DISTRICTS A-1 Wednesday’s final Millard North 3, Omaha South 0 A-2  Wednesday’s final Omaha Marian 4, Papillion-La Vista South 1 A-3 Wednesday’s final Lincoln Southwest 2, Bellevue West 1 A-4 Wednesday’s final Millard West 4, Millard South 0 A-5 Wednesday’s final Kearney 2, North Platte 0 A-6 Thursday’s final, Omaha Westside (11-5) vs. Papillion-La Vista (11-6), 5 p.m. […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman endorses Jon Bruning for governor (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has entered the crowded Republican gubernatorial primary race and has endorsed Attorney General Jon Bruning. “There are three key issues in the governor’s race for me: experience, economic development and education. As governor, in order to be an effective leader, experience in state government is important and Jon Bruning has significant experience,” […] Read More »

Teen sentenced for murder of his ex-girlfriend

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An 18 year old convicted of murder is sentenced to 60 to 80 years in prison. Justin Lentz killed his ex-girlfriend Melanie Koontz in May of 2012 in Omaha and left her body in Cole Creek near 78th and Blondo Streets. She was just 16. Melanie’s parents, Michelle and Andy Koontz were in the Douglas […] Read More »

Douglas County Election Commissioner makes turnout prediction

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Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps is predicting a 23% voter turnout for the county for Tuesday’s primary election. Phipps says voter turnouts for previous statewide primary elections were about 27% in 2006, 16% in 2008, 12% in 2010 and 23% in 2012. Phipps says, “Primary elections always have lower turnouts than November elections, but […] Read More »

Last call for tickets to this year’s Cattlemen’s Ball

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It takes more than a year to get ready for Nebraska’s Cattlemen’s Ball. Event co-chairman Jeff Heldt says they are putting the finishing touches on the event June 6th and 7th at the Hoot Owl Ranch in Banner County. He says events include a golf tournament, wine tasting, several auctions, dancing and a concert by […] Read More »

Update: Omaha firefighters discover body in a wooded area

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Update:  Omaha police have identified the victim as 30 year old Amanda Brown of Omaha. Omaha firefighters battling a brush fire discovered the body of a woman in a wooded area Tuesday night. The body was located near railroad tracks at 14th and Mason. Omaha police say that is an area that is often used […] Read More »

Attorney behind Fremont immigration law expects others to follow (AUDIO)

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The attorney who helped draft Fremont’s illegal immigrant ordinance expects other cities to follow suit now that the Supreme Court has allowed it to stand. Attorney Kris Kobach, now the Kansas Secretary of State, says the decision by the Supreme Court to let stand a lower court ruling which upheld the Fremont illegal immigration ordinance […] Read More »

Boys soccer district scores updated for 5/7/14

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Class A Districts A-1 at Creighton Prep Monday’s semifinals Creighton Prep 8, Omaha North 0 Lincoln North Star 3, Millard South 2, SO (7-6) Wednesday’s final, Creighton Prep (16-1) vs. North Star (9-7), 5 p.m. A-2 at Seacrest Field Tuesday’s semifinals Lincoln Southwest 3, Lincoln Northeast 0 Lincoln East 4, Omaha Bryan 1 Thursdays’ final, Lincoln Southwest […] Read More »

NU baseball’s Miller named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

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Nebraska’s Ben Miller was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, after hitting .538 for the week with a 7-for-13 performance at the plate as the Huskers went 4-0. During the three-game sweep against the Nittany Lions, Miller tallied three multi-hit games and scored five runs. The Huskers open a three-game series against the Michigan […] Read More »

Nebraska students taking part in bike riding event today

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Students throughout Nebraska will be taking part in National Bike to School Day. Madison Haughland is the Active Living Coordinator with Live Well Omaha and says this is the 3rd year for the event. She says it is a great way to jump start the day. The goal is to increase physical activity and improve […] Read More »