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Deadly accident outside Ford Birthsite in Omaha

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One person is dead after an overnight accident in Omaha outside of the historic Gerald Ford Birthsite and Gardens. Omaha police say the driver of a van hit a brick wall and gate at the site located at 32nd Avenue and Woolworth Street.   Omaha Police Sergeant Doug Klein says this isn’t the first accident at […] Read More »

I-80 traffic stop leads to confiscation of 92 lbs. of marijuana

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A car speeding down Interstate 80 in Seward County was carrying more than 92 pounds of marijuana, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. According to the NSP, a trooper stopped an eastbound car for speeding near the Milford exit. A search led to the confiscation of 92.4 pounds of marijuana, stuffed in a duffle bag […] Read More »

Survey: 90% of Nebraska’s job market “stable” for 4th quarter

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An upbeat job market is expected in Nebraska during the final three months of the year, according to a new survey. Manpower Incorporated spokeswoman Karen Miller says an overwhelming majority of employers polled in the state were optimistic. “We’re excited to see 21% of employers are looking to add staff for this October through December timeline […] Read More »

Radio Shack, with 30 Nebraska stores, faces bankruptcy

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An electronics store chain that was once very popular in Nebraska may soon vanish — or at least become more scarce. Officials at Radio Shack are talking with lenders, bond holders, shareholders and landlords as they work to fix the balance sheet. The company may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization depending on […] Read More »

Lincoln pushed to the brink in American Association Championship series

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The Wichita Wingnuts scored six runs in the first inning and cruised to a 9-2 win over the Saltdogs at Haymarket Park Thursday night to take a commanding two-games-to-none lead in the American Association Championship Series.  The Wingnuts added two more in the second to assume an 8-0 lead. Anthony Capra (1-1) pitched five innings, allowing two […] Read More »

Late fall weather hampers UNK offense in loss to Washburn

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Washburn 10, Nebraska-Kearney 7 Washburn hit a field goal with eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter as they picked up a win on the road at Nebraska-Kearney. The two teams played a very even game as WU finished with 316 yards and UNK had 290 yards of total offense. For the Ichabods Mitch […] Read More »

Johanns, Fortenberry support Obama moves against ISIL (AUDIO)

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President Barack Obama says the United States will form a coalition of nations to target the militant Islamic State that has captured territory in Iraq and Syria. He is getting support in Congress, though some members view warily any move to return to Iraq. Sen. Mike Johanns tells reporters during a conference call says he […] Read More »

High school football scores from 9/11/14

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Burwell 27, Neligh-Oakdale 13 Creighton Preparatory School 34, Omaha Central 14 Sandhills/Thedford 55, Mullen 30 Read More »

Intentional fish kill by poison is a necessary step in restocking lake

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An invasive species of fish, known for sometimes jumping out of the water and injuring boaters, is being eradicated from a lake along the Nebraska-South Dakota border. Lake Yankton was intentionally poisoned this week to wipe out Asian carp. Jeff Schuckman, manager of the Northeast Regional Fisheries for state Game & Parks, says the poison […] Read More »

Strategic Air & Space Museum 9/11 remembrance is Saturday

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A special remembrance program is scheduled at the Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland to honor the heroes of September 11, 2001. Marketing Director Deb Hermann says the guest speaker is Alfred Buckles, retired department director of operations and logistics at U-S Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base. He will focus on his […] Read More »

Ebola patient continues to recover at UNMC

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The physician that contracted Ebola while treating patients in West Africa continues to recover at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Rick Sacra has been in the Med Center’s biocontainment unit since Friday. His wife, Deb, is now in Omaha and met with reporters today. She says they have been cared for […] Read More »

Ricketts says running mate switch ultimately won’t matter much (AUDIO)

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Republican candidate for governor Pete Ricketts says he’s pleased the Secretary of State has allowed him to remove Lavon Heidemann from the November ballot and add Mike Foley. Ricketts requested the change after Heidemann withdrew from the race. Ricketts replaced Heidemann with Foley, the state auditor. Ricketts says, ultimately, it doesn’t matter much. “I’m the […] Read More »

“Relatively weak” tornado confirmed in southeastern Nebraska

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Called “relatively weak,” but still, a tornado did the damage in southeast Nebraska’s Otoe County Tuesday afternoon and early evening. A National Weather Service survey team confirmed an EF-1 tornado, the lowest level on the Weather Service scale, packed 86-to-110 mile per hour winds down a seven-mile path in the county. Otoe County Emergency Manager […] Read More »

VA’s Power of 1 program aimed at suicide prevention

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The U-S Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a new campaign offering support to veterans in need. It is called “The Power of 1″ and it emphasizes the effect that just one person, one conversation or one act can have on the life of a veteran or service member. Dr. Caitlin Thompson is the Deputy […] Read More »

Today’s 9/11 but tomorrow’s the National Anthem’s 200th birthday

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Nebraskans are getting ready to take part in the nationwide celebration of the song most-identified with America. While flags across Nebraska are at half-staff on this Patriot Day to remember the terrorist attacks 13 years ago, tomorrow marks the bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It was 200 years ago when Francis Scott Key wrote the […] Read More »