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Storm Chasers blank Nashville

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Andy Ferguson and two relievers combined on a six-hitter as Omaha blanked Nashville 3-0 to close a four-game set at First Tennessee Park. Ferguson tossed five shutout innings, permitting four hits and striking out six to earn the win. Matt Murray took over and worked two and two-thirds scoreless innings before giving way to Scott Alexander, […]

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Man dies after being thrown from pick-up bed; driver faces charges

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A 23-year-old died after being thrown from a bed of a pick-up this weekend. The driver of the truck faces criminal charges. The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office reports Jacob Smaus [smells] of Prague died Sunday afternoon of injuries sustained in the wreck which took place at about 1:30 that morning. According to the sheriff’s office, […]

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Grand Island water park marks first death since ’94 opening

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A five-year-old Lincoln girl died Saturday at the Island Oasis water park in Grand Island. City Administrator Marlan Ferguson says the incident happened in the water park’s wave pool area but the machine wasn’t running at the time. Ferguson says the incident is under investigation. “As we review the details of the tragic situation, Island […]

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Astronaut with ties to Holdrege & Axtell readies for 1st launch

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An American astronaut with family ties to south-central Nebraska is scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station this week. Kjell Lindgren, 42, will fly on the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft Wednesday from Kazakhstan. He will be joined by two other astronauts from Japan and Russia with the trio to spend five months in space aboard […]

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Nebraska science professor excited to see Pluto photos (AUDIO)

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Images from Pluto keep coming to Earth and a Nebraska science professor who has participated in the project is more than pleased with the results. Assistant Physics Professor Nathaniel Cunningham with Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln began working with NASA’s New Horizon project in 2007, a year after its launch. Now, a few billion miles […]

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Nearly $2M investment coming for infrastructure in Omaha area

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The Omaha metro area will get a boost as Council Bluffs, Iowa, has won a grant of $1.9-million dollars improve the roadway access to the River’s Edge development area. Craig Markley, with the Iowa Department of Transportation, says the area around that park on the Missouri riverfront is seeing new growth. “That’s the former Playland […]

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Western Nebraska police chief sentenced for blocking citation

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Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for blocking a citation from reaching prosecutors which accused a Sidney city employee of peering into the bedroom window of an ex-girlfriend who was with her current boyfriend. District Court Judge Paul Wess sentenced Wilkinson to jail time on a misdemeanor. According […]

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Omaha man sentenced to 4+ years for bank robbery

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An Omaha man has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for robbing two banks. Federal prosecutors says 38-year-old Kevin Lee passed a note to a teller at an American National Bank branch in Omaha on November 17th of last year, demanding $500. The next day, Lee entered an Omaha branch of U.S. […]

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Western Nebraska police chief sent to jail after trying to block citation

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Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for blocking a citation from reaching prosecutors, which accused him of peering into the bedroom window of an ex-girlfriend who was with her current boyfriend. District Court Judge Paul Wess sentenced Wilkinson to jail time on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing governmental operations. […]

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Forgery scheme broken up with arrests in Beatrice

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Two Beatrice residents have been arrested, charged in a forgery scheme affecting businesses throughout eastern Nebraska. A third person from Lincoln is being sought. Beatrice police arrested 20-year-old Dana Greening and 24-year-old Brittany Brazeale after a pursuit stopped a mini-van with printing equipment and several checks. Beatrice Police Lieutenant Mike Oliver says Greening and Brazeale […]

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Lincoln man to serve 12 years for receiving child pornography

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A 20-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on a child pornography charge. Both United States Attorney Deborah Gilg and Attorney General Doug Peterson report Scott O’Leary has been sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf for receipt of child pornography. O’Leary will be required to register as a […]

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Grand juries will investigate two inmate deaths

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Two inmates at the state penitentiary in Lincoln have died. The Department of Correctional Services reports 49-year-old Douglas Wright died Thursday after being treated for a lingering medical condition. Wright was scheduled to be released in February after serving a prison sentence for selling methamphetamine. Earlier, 56-year-old Charles Burriell had been found unresponsive in his […]

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Illinois truck driver dies in fiery crash in western Nebraska

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An Illinois truck driver has died after his semi tractor-trailer left I-80, crashed into a rock embankment, and caught fire in extreme western Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says 43-year-old Joseph Geeting of Rockford, IL died in the crash early Thursday morning in Kimball County near the Wyoming state line. The patrol reports it knows […]

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State’s ag director named to international trade position

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The director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture is being appointed to a trade advisory committee that provides counsel to the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Greg Ibach says his previous experience chairing the group’s marketing and international trade committee should help him on the advisory panel. “So, this is kind of right […]

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Petteway shines in NBA Summer League

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Terran Petteway put together his strongest performance in the NBA Summer League Thursday night in Atlanta’s 82-73 win over Denver. The former Nebraska standout was one of five Hawks in double figures, finishing with 14 points, and added nine rebounds and seven assists. In addition to his offensive effort, Petteway also chipped in two blocked shots and a […]

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