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Nebraska requests federal aid to help in storm recovery

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A request for federal disaster assistance has been filed by Lt. Gov. Mike Foley on behalf of Gov. Pete Ricketts, who is out of the country on a trade mission. The request asks President Barack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe storms across parts of Nebraska, which have spawned […]

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Gov. Ricketts disappointed Congress rejects trade deal

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Gov. Pete Ricketts, taking a break from his European trade mission, expressed disappointment today in the defeat of a trade measure in Congress. Congress soundly defeated a Pacific Rim free trade initiative promoted by the Obama Administration. The vote actually came on an amendment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, touted as providing protection for workers who […]

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Pilger celebrates recovery this weekend

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They call it a Celebration of Rebuilding, Resilience, and Recovery for all who helped Pilger pick up the pieces after a devastating tornado a year ago. The weekend celebration gets under this afternoon as Midwest Bank breaks ground at its new location at 2nd and Main Street in downtown Pilger. A community picnic will be […]

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Super Capes for Super Kids at Nebraska Medicine

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All pediatric patients at Nebraska Medicine were super heroes Thursday. Lab scientist Brenda Jershin says every April during Lab Week they try to come up with a project to give back to a special cause outside of the lab. This year they thought it would be nice to do something for all the pediatric patients […]

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No moose sighting for a week, Bridgeport boating ban lifted

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The moose hasn’t been seen for more than a week, so a boating ban at the Bridgeport State Recreation Area has been lifted. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission banned boating at Bridgeport, located in the Panhandle, when a moose was spotted May 15th. Game and Parks says the moose posed a danger to boaters. […]

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Victim of fatal shooting in south-central Nebraska identified

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Authorities in south-central Nebraska have released the name of the victim in a fatal shooting earlier this week. The Phelps County Attorney’s office reports 31-year-old Domonick Linden of Holdrege died in what was reported as an accidental shooting. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies found Linden dead of a gunshot wound to the head outside […]

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72-year-old man drowns in Calamus Lake

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A 72-year-old man has died after falling into Calamus Lake in north-central Nebraska. According to the Loup County Sheriff’s Office, a witness reported the man fell in the lake as he tried to get onto a boat dock early Thursday evening. His boat then drifted away from him. The witness told investigators he tried unsuccessfully […]

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Sen. Sasse clears air on confusion over trade legislation

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Congress was told they had to approve the Affordable Health Care Act to find out what was in the legislation. Now there is some confusion that Congress is being asked to sign trade bills without knowing the content. Nebraska U-S Senator Ben Sasse says those sources are getting two different bills confused. Sen. Sasse says, […]

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Bellevue man sentenced to 30 years on child porn charges

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A 37-year-old Bellevue man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing and transporting child pornography. Senior United States District Court Judge Lyle Strom sentenced Christopher Brackett to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography, 30 years for transporting child pornography, and 20 years for possessing child pornography. The sentences will […]

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Nebraska/BYU slated for ABC

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Nebraska’s season opening football game against BYU on September fifth will be televised to a national audience on ABC, with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers’ matchup with BYU is the first-ever meeting between the schools. The Cougars are coming off an 8-5 record and a trip to the Miami Beach Bowl in […]

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Could cost overruns in Denver threaten new VA hospital in Omaha? (AUDIO)

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Huge cost overruns in construction of a new Veterans Administration hospital in Denver could affect funding of a new VA hospital in Omaha. Reports out of Washington say the VA is looking everywhere for the money needed to finish the $1.7 billion Denver hospital. “The Denver VA project is a total mess. It has gone […]

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Will home runs return to CWS?

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A new flat seam ball has brought the home run back into college baseball this season but will it mean more round-trippers at the College World Series. Damani Leech of the NCAA says home runs were up 40 percent during the regular season and up 50 percent during post-season play. In the four years the College […]

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Late homer lifts Omaha past New Orleans

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Francisco Pena slammed the game-winning home run in the top of the 11th inning, as Omaha outlasted New Orleans, 3-2, Thursday night in the opener of a four-game set at Zephyr Field. The Storm Chasers improved to 31-30 and won for the fourth time in as many extra innings contests this season. The series continues Friday […]

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Saltdogs fall behind early in loss at Wichita

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The Wichita Wingnuts took control early with an eight-run second inning and cruised to a 10-4 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs.  Jon Gaston had three hits and three RBI but it was not enough as Lincoln falls to 6-14 on the season. The clubs are back at it for game two of the four-game set […]

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Wife of fallen Marine gives birth to son

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The wife of a Nebraska native U.S. Marine who was killed in a helicopter crash in Nepal last month has given birth to his son. Captain Dustin Lukasiewicz’s wife, Ashley, gave birth earlier this week.  She was pregnant when the 29-year-old from Wilcox deployed to Nepal to deliver supplies after a major earthquake. Dustin Lukasiewicz’s […]

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