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N-U president finalist Ross visiting this week

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University of Nebraska presidential finalist Dr. George Ross is visiting Nebraska this week. On Tuesday, Dr. Ross spoke at a campus forum at the University of Nebraska – Omaha and shared his philosophy as the role of the president’s position. Dr. Ross says, “Our job, my job as president would insure all students, no matter […] Read More »

Omaha 3-year-old found wandering streets

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A Good Samaritan in southeast Omaha called police just after 1 o’clock Wednesday morning to report of a found three-year old child wandering the streets. Police searched the area for parents or guardians but were not successful. The little girl is currently in protective custody with Nebraska Health and Human Child Protection Services. The girl is in […] Read More »

Latest survey on driver cell phone habits

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Since 2009 State Farm has been surveying drivers on their cell phone habits behind the wheel. Nebraska State Farm spokesperson Ann Avery says their latest survey shows a new trend and it stems from smart phones. Avery says in 2011 52% of drivers owned a smart phone and in 2014 that number grew to 80%. […] Read More »

To wear or not to wear (Blackshirts). That is the question (AUDIO)

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Nebraska senior wide receiver Kenny Bell loves Husker nation, but as far as some of the negative talk, especially following the loss to Wisconsin, he’s shut it out.  He’s focusing in on his final game this Saturday at Memorial Stadium, when the Huskers host Minnesota.  Bell said he’s looking forward to playing this home game with […] Read More »

Sandhills residents protest planned NPPD power line

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Some landowners oppose a project by the Nebraska Public Power District to build a high-voltage electrical transmission line across the Sandhills. Troy Petersen is a rancher in Holt and Wheeler counties and says one concern is that construction equipment will tear up the fragile Sandhills. “They plan on using 25-ton cranes on sandy Sandhill pasture,” […] Read More »

Petteway, Shields help Huskers to easy win over Central Arkansas

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Despite a slow start, Terran Petteway and Nebraska turned up their defensive pressure and hit more shots after halftime against road-weary Central Arkansas en route to their second win of the young season. The pre-season All-Big Ten selection Petteway scored 23 points while Shavon Shields added 16 points and 11 rebounds as Nebraska moved to […] Read More »

Keystone XL oil pipeline fails in Senate by one vote

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The United States Senate fell one vote short of clearing a procedural hurdle to force a vote on authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline needed 60 votes to overcome a filibuster and vote on the bill. They got 59. Sen. Mike Johanns, who supported the measure, […] Read More »

Conservation asks public for help in poached elk case

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Conservation officers hope the public can help in their investigation of the poaching of a bull elk. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports an elk was shot and killed illegally and then abandoned west of Crawford on the Peterson Wildlife Management Area. Firearm deer season began Saturday. Elk are currently out of season. The […] Read More »

Second mountain lion taken in Prairie Unit

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A hunter has taken an 89-pound female mountain lion in Dakota County. The Nebraska Games and Parks Commission reports it is the second mountain lion taken in the Prairie Unit. Mountain lion hunting in the Prairie Unit has been open all year. Mountain l... Read More »

Former foster father sentenced to 95 years for abusing children

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A former foster father from Hooper has been sentenced to nearly 100 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child in his home. 49-year-old Michael Rice had initially pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea to no contest in exchange for prosecutors dropping nine other sex-related charges. An investigation of Rice began in 2013, after […] Read More »

ACLU seeks to overturn Nebraska ban on same-sex marriage

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Seven same-sex couples have filed a lawsuit, seeking to overturn the state definition of marriage. Nebraska American Civil Liberties Union Legal Director Amy Miller says the time is right to challenge Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage. “I really do think Nebraska is ready for this step,” Miller tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “The climate […] Read More »

Idaho man clings to life after setting self on fire at Beatrice gas station

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An Idaho man is being treated at a Lincoln hospital for life-threatening injuries after walking to a convenience store, pouring gasoline on himself, and setting himself on fire. Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says 28-year-old Matthew Luedeman walked up to a gas pump at the Cenex gas station early this morning with no shirt and […] Read More »

Couple who lost daughter to drunk driver urge use of designated driver (AUDIO)

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A couple who lost their 19-year-old daughter in a drunk driving accident plead with Nebraskans to not drink and drive. Todd and Jaimie Calfee of Bennett told their story to reporters during a news conference at the governor’s residence. “On September 9th, 2011 our lives were completely devastated when we were greeted by two sheriff’s […] Read More »

CHI Health’s proposal to end BCBS Nebraska contract dispute

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CHI Health presented Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska a proposal on Monday in an effort to end a contract dispute. Blue Cross terminated CHI Health’s contract on September 1st claiming they charge up to 30% more than other hospitals in the Omaha area. CHI Health CEO says the proposal includes $80-million in savings over […] Read More »

Two injured in Omaha home invasion

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Six west-central Omaha residents are recovering from a home invasion overnight. Omaha Police Department Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says officers arrived around 6 am to find those inside woke up in the middle of the night to find three masked men had kicked down their door. Officer Pecha says all the residents were tied […] Read More »