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Mother’s Day eCard scams

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Sunday is a day for everyone to thank their mother for all they do. Along with flowers and gifts, many people send greetings by email in the form of an eCard. The Better Business Bureau – Nebraska reports scammers look forward to Mother’s Day as much as moms as it is a day they can […]

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First flood-related death reported in Fairbury area

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Rescuers in Jefferson County have found the body of an 86-year-old woman in her flooded basement near Fairbury. A search was conducted starting early Thursday for the body of Betty McMullen of rural Fairbury who had been missing. The Jefferson County sheriff says the search started around the woman’s flood-surrounded home, but had to be […]

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Flooded farmers may be forced to replant, weekend weather is key

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Many acres of farmland in Saline and Jefferson counties are underwater after this week’s heavy rains, particularly the downpours that came along with severe weather on Wednesday. Saline County Extension Educator Randy Pryor says the extent of damage to the newly planted crops will be known next week. “Seeds that are sitting there underwater that […]

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Update in missing Omaha boy

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There are still a lot of unanswered questions in the case of a missing five year old Omaha boy. Police are searching for Josue Ramirez-Marinero. His 11 month old brother was found alive and well inside a dumpster in La Vista Wednesday evening. His mother, 45 year old Jesus Marinero was found dead outside of […]

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Nebraska military dad surprises daughter with return from duty

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Thursday was a day to remember for a young Kearney girl who hadn’t seen her father since he left in July for his second tour of military duty. Bailey Stover, a second grader at Meadowlark Elementary School was quite surprised when her dad showed up during a school assembly. J.J. Stover had been serving in […]

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Riley makes an offer to a third in-state player

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Huskers coach Mike Riley offered his third-in state prospect. The Lincoln-Journal Star reports that Ashland-Greenwood’s Ben Stille received an offer to play for the Huskers. He’d been drawing attention from South Dakota State, Frank Solich at Ohio and Craig Bohl in Wyoming. This past Saturday, Iowa made an offer and that’s when Big Ten schools, including […]

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Hawks Field under water. Nebraska baseball may need to move Purdue series (photos)

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Lincoln received over six and a half inches of rain on Wednesday.  Hawks Field, home of the Husker baseball team is under water.  The team needs to weigh the options of where they can play their final home series of the season.  Nebraska will open a three game series with Purdue on Saturday. Husker coach […]

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Gov. Ricketts wastes no time; vetoes gas tax increase hours after passage (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has rejected a proposal to increase the state gas tax, setting up a veto showdown with the Unicameral. Ricketts has vetoed Legislative Bill 610, which would have increased the state gas tax by six cents over the next four years. “I don’t believe that Nebraskans are looking to have their taxes increased,” […]

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Flooding prompts evacuations with more rain in the forecast

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Residents in 169 homes in the west part of Fairbury were evacuated yesterday because of rising floodwaters.  The 110 residents live in homes located west of railroad tracks.  The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency reports 26 people were housed at the American Lutheran Church. Endicott evacuated a brick yard manufacturing facility. In Saline County, Dewitt had […]

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Hot jazz and a cool glass of wine, sounds fine!

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An agri-tourism event is planned tonight and tomorrow night that combines dozens of Nebraska-produced wines with jazz music. The Nebraska Wine and Jazz Festival is getting underway at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Kearney. Laurel Rosado is spokeswoman for the Kearney Area Community Foundation, which is hosting the event. “When you come to […]

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On Keystone XL, candidate blasts Pres. Obama’s decision

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After a train derailment, fire and evacuations in North Dakota this week, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was asked about President Obama’s refusal to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline at a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday. “It’s one of the most irrational decisions the president has made, and he’s made a […]

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Two Nebraska nursing homes placed in receivership

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Two Nebraska nursing homes have entered receivership after their Utah owner notified Nebraska officials it was no longer able to pay staff. The Nebraska Attorney General’s office reports judges in Brown and Burt Counties entered orders placing the Ainsworth Care Center and Logan Valley Manor in Lyons into the receivership of Klaasmeyer & Associates of […]

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Gov. Ricketts observes storm damage, declares emergency

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Gov. Pete Ricketts got a first-hand, aerial view of the damage left in the wake of the tornado that hit Roseland Wednesday evening. Ricketts flew over the area in a State Highway Patrol helicopter, observing damage not only to Roseland, but also Hebron and Deshler. Ricketts saw the damage in and around Roseland as a […]

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Update on Omaha double homicide

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Omaha police continue to investigate Tuesday’s double homicide at 28th and Spencer Streets. The victims have been identified as 27 year old Antonio Reed and 27 year old Diondre Mitchell. The men are cousins. Police were called to an apartment building around 4:30 am and found both men dead at the scene. Anyone with information […]

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Amber Alert in connection to infant found in dumpster

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An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 5 year old boy in connection to an incident in La Vista late Wednesday. La Vista Police are asking for help in locating the mother and brother of an 11 month old child that was found in a dumpster Wednesday just before 6 pm. A man […]

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