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Game and Parks approves bighorn sheep hunt

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Two people will be allowed to hunt bighorn sheep in Nebraska. The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners authorized one lottery and one auction bighorn sheep permit for 2015 at their meeting in Scottsbluff. Only Nebraska residents will be allowed to enter the lottery for a permit. Both residents and nonresidents will be allowed […] Read More »

Spend the night in a cardboard box to help those who have no choice

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A “sleep-out” event is planned next month in the Siouxland area to raise awareness about the homeless. The 10th annual Siouxland Sleep-Out is scheduled for November 7, as people will spend the night outdoors at the Lewis and Clark Baseball Stadium in Sioux City, Iowa. Organizer Cindy Wood remembers the first year of the event […] Read More »

Driver dead in roll over crash in northeast Nebraska

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A 29-year-old Norfolk man died after losing control of his car in Pierce County and rolling several times. The Nebraska State Patrol reports Joshua Petersen died at the scene Tuesday afternoon on Nebraska Highway 13. The NSP says the car rolled when Pe... Read More »

Crescent sun setting in the western sky tonight

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Tonight’s sunset should be spectacular. John Johnson is the outreach coordinator with the Omaha Astronomical Society and says there is a solar eclipse this afternoon. Johnson says viewers will notice a small notch out of the sun around 4:30 pm.  About an hour later nearly half of the sun will eclipse.  He says the sun will […] Read More »

Voter registration deadline is Friday

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The deadline to register to vote in the 2014 statewide General Election is Friday, October 24th. Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says at this late date all registrations must be done in person. Those already registered but moved, changed their name or party affiliation must also update their registrations and the deadline is Friday.  […] Read More »

Lawyers push for dismissal in underage sex case involving two former Lincoln hockey players (AUDIO)

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Lawyers for Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith, two former Lincoln Star hockey players accused of having sex with a 15-year old girl, are calling the alleged victim a “sexual predator,” and are asking the judge to dismiss the case.  Attorneys Joseph Friedberg and Jade Rosenfeldt say the girl proudly call herself a “Puck Slut,” and […] Read More »

Intruder shot and killed by Bellevue resident

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Bellevue police have arrested two men in connection to a deadly shooting during a home invasion on Saturday, October 18th.   Detectives believe that four people went to an apartment building at 18th and Main Street around 9 pm to commit a robbery. Detectives say Tyrell Dalia was armed with a stolen handgun and crawled through […] Read More »

Huskers may really need to have Randy Gregory make an IMPACT this week (AUDIO)

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If there was ever a week for Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory to make an impact, Rutgers would be the team to do it against. As defensive coordinator John Papuchis likes to point out the Scarlet Knights don’t mind going toe to toe with you in an old-fashioned grind it out type of game. Gregory […] Read More »

Young Husker volleyball squad shows poise in rallying for five set win at Minnesota

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I still think the #14 ranking in the country is a little generous for this young Nebraska volleyball team, but they did a lot of growing up last night in Minnesota against the 25th ranked Gophers.  The Huskers (12-6, 6-3 Big Ten) found themselves in a two sets to none hole on the road and […] Read More »

Congressman Fortenberry calls for Ebola travel restrictions (AUDIO)

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Another member of the Nebraska Congressional delegation calls for travel restrictions in the fight against Ebola. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry calls for a ban on all unnecessary commercial flights to countries fighting the Ebola outbreak. “This is a very serious disease. This should be fundamentally about protecting public safety,” Fortenberry tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive […] Read More »

Biocontainment unit makes changes to treat Ebola patients

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Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is becoming a world leader in treatment of Ebola. Staff successfully treated two patients with the second released on Wednesday. Dr. Phil Smith is the director of their biocontainment unit and says they are sharing their knowledge with other facilities. Dr. Smith says, “We are looking at […] Read More »

Nebraska’s winter wheat crop off to a fast, healthy start

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Planting of winter wheat in Nebraska is all but wrapped up for the season. Royce Schaneman, executive director of the Nebraska Wheat Board, says timely rainfall helped producers get the crop in the ground and conditions are very favorable. “We’re off to a fast start,” Schaneman says. “We’ve had good germination and the crop’s getting […] Read More »

Farm truck accident kills Hebron man

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An accident involving a farm truck and a semi tractor-trailer in southern Nebraska has claimed the life of a 62-year-old man. The Thayer County Sheriff’s Office reports James Summers of Hebron died in the accident near Hebron. According to the office, Summers was crossing U.S. 81 in his farm truck when a semi driven by […] Read More »

Lincoln woman charged with leaving scene of fatal August accident

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A 34-year-old Lincoln woman faces a variety of charges in connection with the death of her friend who fell out of the sunroof of her sports utility vehicle in August. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says Lindsey McCallister has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, tampering with evidence, and drunk […] Read More »

Ebola patient released from Omaha hospital

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Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha has successfully treated their second Ebola patient. Ashoka Mukpo was released this morning from the hospital’s biocontainment unit and is on his way home to Providence, Rhode Island. Mukpo did not attend a morning news conference in Omaha but Dr. Jeff Gold, Chancellor of the University of […] Read More »