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Crete apartment fire claims a life, leaves families homeless

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An apartment fire in Crete has claimed the life of one man and left 11 families homeless. 56-year-old Thomas Luzum died in the fire, according to Saline County authorities. Firefighters found Luzum’s body in a bedroom of a ground-level apartment where the fire is believed to have begun. Fire officials say everyone escaped the building, […] Read More »

Trooper stops van on I-80, seizes 135 pounds of marijuana

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A trooper who stopped a couple of vehicles on Interstate 80 seized 135 pounds of marijuana, along with a bit of cocaine and some paraphernalia. Two people have been arrested. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped an eastbound rental truck just off the NW 48th Street exit in Lincoln. An NSP drug dog […] Read More »

Seward woman convicted in death of man thrown from her car

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A young Seward woman has been convicted of motor vehicle homicide in a 2013 fatal accident in which two young men were thrown from her car. According to the Attorney General’s office, 21-year-old Jessica Percival lost control of her car June 16th of 2013 with two passengers hanging out of the windows. Both 22-year-old Austin […] Read More »

Nebraska selected for National Veterans Golden Age Games

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Nebraska will host the National Veterans Golden Age Games August 8th through the 12th. VA Nebraska – Western Iowa Health Care System Public Affairs Director Will Ackerman says upwards of 800 veterans, age 55 and older from across the country will compete in air rifle shooting, badminton, bowling, golf, horseshoes, swimming, track and field events and […] Read More »

Nebraska ranks as the nation’s 10th healthiest state

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Nebraska rose one notch and again ranks in the top ten on the latest report that rates the states for their health and wellbeing. Dr. Rhonda Randall, spokeswoman for the United Health Foundation, says the list is compiled by comparing 30 different criteria in four main categories: behaviors, community environment, public policy and the clinical […] Read More »

Cardinals shock Huskers 74-73 on last second shot

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The transition to Division I basketball may have been sped up a bit for Incarnate Word on Wednesday night. Kyle Hittle’s baseline shot with just over three seconds to play helped the Cardinals stun Nebraska 74-73 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena, sending the Huskers to their second straight loss. But Incarnate Word might be the true story, […] Read More »

Predicted record high employment numbers

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Nebraska is on another top ten national economic development ranking. Governor Dave Heineman says the American Economic Development and Pollina Corporate placed the state in 4th best in the nation. Governor Heineman also announced today that the job growth count is expected to top 1.1 million by 2015, a record high employment for the state. […] Read More »

Former Senator Kerrey reacts to report on CIA

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The U-S is receiving criticism from other countries after the Senate released a report detailing interrogation techniques used by the CIA on terror suspects. Former Nebraska U-S Senator and 8 year member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is blasting his former Democratic colleagues for the report they penned. He says Democrats did nothing […] Read More »

TransCanada remains optimistic about Keystone XL project

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The Nebraska Supreme Court will release their decision soon regarding the construction of the northern tier of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline. Opponents have a long list of reasons as to why the pipeline should not be built including the oil produced at refineries in the Gulf Coast will be exported and  not benefit Americans.   […] Read More »

Freshman leaves Yori’s basketball program

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Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori announced Tuesday that freshman Kaylee Page has left the program.  Page, who averaged 5.6 minutes in five games for the Huskers, played four first-half minutes at Alabama Sunday. She scored the only two points of her career in 11 minutes in Nebraska’s win over Alcorn State on Nov. 16. […] Read More »

Creighton wins their 24th at home needing double OT

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The Creighton Men’s Basketball team improved to 8-2 with its 24th straight home win, rallying for a 91-88 victory in double-overtime over South Dakota on Tuesday night.  The Bluejays led by nine with 2:59 left in regulation, but USD scored on six straight possessions, including a three-pointer by Tyler Larson at the final horn. Creighton […] Read More »

Survey points to good job prospects in Nebraska in 2015

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For people who are looking for a job, Nebraska should be a good place to find one in early 2015. Karen Miller, a spokeswoman for Manpower Incorporated, says a survey of business leaders across the state by finds more than 20% plan to add to their workforces between January and March. Miller says, “When taking […] Read More »

Woman who claimed she had a bomb convicted of bank robbery

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A 23-year-old Omaha woman who entered a Wells Fargo bank in Ralston earlier this year, shouted that she had a bomb, and fled with more than $1,200 in cash could face 20 years in a federal prison. A federal jury has found Shantoria Valentine-Deguenon guilty of bank robbery. She will be sentenced early next year. […] Read More »

Johanns: I’m honored to have served as the Senator from Nebraska (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns bid farewell to the United States Senate by acknowledging a “deep and sincere” appreciation for the people of Nebraska. “They’ve entrusted me with the high privilege and the solemn responsibility of representing them in this body,” Johanns said to open his farewell address from the floor of the Senate in Washington. “I’m […] Read More »

Call for special prosecutors to investigate in-custody deaths

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Protests continue across the country regarding the deaths of men in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri killed by police officers. Many people are now demanding that special prosecutors are appointed to oversee the investigations rather than the local county or district attorney. Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov doesn’t think that is necessary.   Polikov says, “We […] Read More »