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Ricketts claims Heineman nod to Bruning hasn’t had much impact

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts contends Gov. Dave Heineman’s endorsement of Jon Bruning in the race only discloses the contrast between the two candidates. Ricketts, the former executive of TD Ameritrade, says he will bring a fresh perspective to state government, something Bruning, as Attorney General, cannot deliver. Ricketts says Nebraska needs an outsider to […] Read More »

6th annual Nebraska Law Ride is Saturday

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Members of Nebraska’s Blue Knight’s Motorcycle Club, a group for law enforcement officers, will be hitting the open road tomorrow. Omaha Police Officer Corey Clements is the Vice President of the Omaha Chapter and says their members and those from several other organizations from across the state will meet in Grand Island at the Law […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman proclaims May as Beef Month (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has proclaimed May as Beef Month in Nebraska. The proclamation highlights a sector of the agricultural industry that drives Nebraska’s economy. Nebraska has nearly 50,000 farms. Nearly half of them raise cattle. In 2012, Farmers and ranchers produced $23 billion in products, roughly $10 billion from cattle. As part of the celebration, […] Read More »

Sasse hopes first political race is a successful one (AUDIO)

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Midland University President Ben Sasse hopes to make his first political campaign a successful one as he seeks the Republican nomination for US Senate. Sasse says was committed to running what he calls a policy-serious campaign through town hall meetings scheduled throughout the state. In those meetings, Sasse says he’s heard a familiar refrain on […] Read More »

One killed in fiery crash in eastern Nebraska near Louisville

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A person has been killed in a fiery crash on Highway 50 near Louisville. Authorities report a pick-up driver ran a stop sign early this morning, running in front of a tractor-trailer traveling north on Highway 50. The truck crashed into the pick-up, dragging it about 300 feet. The pick-up caught fire. The crash killed […] Read More »

State tax revenue: what March giveth, April taketh away

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What March gave, April took away. State revenue surged in March only to plummet in April, according to numbers released by the Nebraska Department of Revenue. The department reports net tax collections last month fell 7.2% below the prediction of the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board. Net tax receipts in April totaled $483 million, well […] Read More »

Chasers and Express Suspended

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Thursday night’s game between Omaha and Round Rock at Dell Diamond was suspended after 2 ½ innings with the teams tied at one. The game will be completed to a full nine innings when the Storm Chasers return to Texas on June 1. Daniel Robertson, in his first game with Round Rock after coming back […] Read More »

Girls soccer district scores updated for 5/8/14

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Columbus 1, Columbus Scotus 0 Elkhorn 1, Omaha Concordia 0 Elkhorn South 1, Omaha Skutt Catholic 0 (OT) Hastings 2, York 0 Holdrege 3, Gering 2 (OT) Lincoln East 3, Lincoln Southeast 1 (OT) Lincoln Pius X 3, Lincoln Lutheran/Raymond Central 0 Omaha Wes... Read More »

Rain, snow, slush…western Nebraska gets it all this week

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Western Nebraska is seeing a wide range of weather as winter serves notice to spring that it isn’t done quite yet. A spring storm hit the Panhandle earlier in the week, bringing rain and hail. It also brought colder temperatures which changed the rain into wet, heavy snow. Commuters reported difficulty Thursday as they drove […] Read More »

Nebraskans asked to help “Stamp Out Hunger”

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Nearly 16% of Nebraskans reported at least one time in the past 12 months they did not have enough money to buy food. Andrea Melena is the Food Drive Coordinator for the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 5 in Omaha and says that is why they hold the “Stamp Out Hunger” food collection every […] Read More »

No endorsement, but Sen. Johanns critical of Senate campaign (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns declines to endorse any candidate for his seat, but doesn’t think much of the campaign being waged. Johanns sees a troubling trend in the four-man race to succeed him. “I think Nebraskans are extremely discerning. They know a number of things about this. Number one, they know that this massive investment of […] Read More »

Animal cruelty case – cat impaled by arrow

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An Omaha man was walking in his yard at 68th and Pacific Streets Wednesday afternoon and made a shocking discovery. He found a cat that had been impaled by an arrow. The man contacted the Nebraska Humane Society and animal control officers picked up the cat. Director of Field Operations Mark Langan says the cat […] Read More »

Family of murder victim suing state of Nebraska

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The family of Omaha murder victim Andrea Kruger filed a lawsuit against the state of Nebraska for releasing murderer Nikko Jenkins from prison. Kathleen Neary with Powers & Associates is representing the family and says named in the suit is the Nebraska Department of Corrections, Correct Care Solutions and a number of individuals within the […] Read More »

Osborn optimistic as GOP US Senate primary nears (AUDIO)

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Former state Treasurer Shane Osborn says he’s optimistic with only a few days to go before the Republican primary for United States Senate. The decision of Sen. Mike Johanns, a Republican, to retire from public office attracted four serious candidates to the Republican primary. Osborn, a businessman and former statewide officeholder, claims charges and counter-charges […] Read More »

Revelle named Big Ten softball coach of the year. Three players gain first-team honors

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Nebraska softball head coach Rhonda Revelle was named the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year. Senior twins Tatum and Taylor Edwards were named to the first team for the second straight year, and sophomore Hailey Decker was also a first-team selection. Sophomores Alicia Armstrong and Emily Lockman were named all-conference for the second straight […] Read More »