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Death penalty petition drive delivers 166K signatures to Sec. of State (AUDIO)

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A referendum petition drive to have Nebraska voters decide whether the state retains the death penalty has turned in signatures to the Secretary of State. “I’m sure you’re all interested in the numbers and, according to the staff count, we have 166,692 signatures,” State Treasurer Don Stenberg, honorary co-chair of Nebraskans for the Death Penalty […]

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Omaha preparing for Emerald Ash borer

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The dreaded Emerald Ash borer appears to be heading west and Omaha City Councilman Pete Festersen says the city needs to take action now. City Councilman Pete Festersen says, “About two weeks ago we thought the Emerald Ash borer was 100 miles away in Iowa. Just last week we received confirmation that it is now […]

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Huskers shift focus to BYU

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As game week approaches the attention in practice is shifting to week one opponent BYU. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong says the Huskers are excited to begin preparing for an actual opponent. “We’re starting to get over that hill at the right time and we’ve got this bye week now to prepare for BYU a little bit”, […]

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Nebraska State Patrol’s I-80 Challenge starts Friday

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It will be a busy weekend for Nebraska law enforcement. Nebraska State Patrol spokesperson Deb Collins says as of Wednesday morning there have been 149 traffic fatalities so far this year on Nebraska roads, up from 143 at this time one year ago. She says they are conducting a special three day enforcement to reduce […]

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Huskers return from Spain

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The Nebraska Men’s basketball team has returned from a trip to Spain. Husker coach Tim Miles says it was a great experience off the court as well as on the court where they posted a 4-0 record. Miles says the games allowed him to experiment with different combinations. “We started a different lineup ever quarter […]

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Zebra mussels discovered in Lewis and Clark Lake (AUDIO)

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A discovery in a lake that straddles the Nebraska-South Dakota state line alarms Nebraska officials. Zebra mussels have been found in Lewis and Clark Lake; first on the South Dakota side, then on the Nebraska side. State Fisheries Division Assistant Administrator Dave Tunnik says the invasive species could cause problems as the mussels multiply, attach […]

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Newcomers will make an immediate impact

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Several true freshmen will see the field when Nebraska opens the season on September fifth against BYU. Husker coach Mike Riley says wide receiver Stanley Morgan, running back Devine Ozigbo, safety Aaron Williams and linebackers Dedric Young and Tyrin Ferguson will make an immediate impact. “All of them are contributors on special teams”, said Riley. […]

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UNK students can now rent cars for $5 an hour

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Students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney no longer need to have a car of their own on campus to get around town. Scott Benson, UNK’s assistant director of business services, says they’re launching an affordable transportation option called Enterprise CarShare. “Students will be able to rent cars for $5 an hour and that […]

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A Few Good Jobs For Vets seminar

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The job search may be a strange and unknown “battlefield” for our soldiers leaving the military, settling back into civilian life and getting a job. A free seminar, “A Few Good Jobs for Vets in Transition” will be held on Thursday, August 27th. Paul Madsen is leading the seminar and says their goal is to […]

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N. Carolina man sentenced for hiding income while living in Nebraska

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A North Carolina man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for evading personal income taxes he earned while living in Nebraska. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 59-year-old Chet Lee West of Nebo, North Carolina has been sentenced to 51 months in prison. Once released, West will have to serve three years […]

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The Rumbles calling it quits after more than 50 years

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For more than 50 years The Rumbles have been one of the most popular and successful rock-and-roll bands in the Midwest. The Omaha based group is calling it quits and booked their final appearance for New Years Eve in Sioux Falls. The Rumbles formed in the early 1960’s as a garage band and had several songs […]

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OSHA fines Omaha moving company in worker’s heat-related death

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Federal officials propose an Omaha moving company be fined $12,000 in wake of the death of a veteran employee in early June. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued one serious, and one other-than-serious safety violation against Select Van and Storage, doing business as Mayflower/United. On June 9th, a 49-year-old worker packing and loading […]

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Omaha will host Crawford title defense

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Omaha boxing champion Terrance “Bud” Crawford will defend his World Boxing Organization Junior Welterweight title at the Century Link Center on October 24th. Carwford’s opponent will be Dierry Jean, a Haitian boxer who fights out of Montreal. Jean has only one loss in his career and Crawford vowed to make it two. “Mark my words […]

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Woman accused of robbing bank – and then shopping

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A bizarre bank robbery Tuesday morning in Omaha. Police say a woman in her 50’s walked into the U-S Bank Branch at 88th and West Center Road just after 10 am and passed a note to a teller stating she had a weapon and demanded money. After receiving an undetermined amount of cash the woman […]

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Omaha murder investigation

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A fight at a south-central Omaha apartment complex around 10 last night ended with one man dead and another behind bars. Omaha Police Officer Michael Pecha says other residents at the complex near 99th and Q Streets heard gunfire and called 911. Officer Pecha says when officers arrived they found one man suffering from an […]

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