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Class A girls and Class B boys soccer results from 5/14/15

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CLASS A GIRLS Thursday’s results Millard North 4, Kearney 0 Millard West 4, Bellevue West 0 Lincoln Southwest 2, Lincoln Southeast 0 Omaha Marian 1, Omaha Westside 0 CLASS B BOYS Thursday’s results Gretna 3, Mount Michael 0 Omaha Skutt 1, Norris 0 Friday’s schedule CLASS B GIRLS Omaha Mercy (15-3) vs. Omaha Duchesne (12-6), […]

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DHHS to monitor closure of nursing homes in Ainsworth & Lyons

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Two Nebraska nursing homes are closing, after an announcement last month from Utah-based Deseret Health Groups. Ainsworth Care Center in Ainsworth and Logan Valley Manor in Lyons combined have 36 remaining residents. Leah Bucco-White, at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, says the agency stepped into help. “Our role here at the Department […]

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Gas tax going up; lawmakers override governor’s veto

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The price you pay at the pump is going up. State legislators have overridden Governor Pete Ricketts’ veto of the six-cent gas tax hike. Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion, the sponsor of LB 610, urged colleagues to enact his bill, despite the objection of the governor. “This discussion today is about a difference of opinion […]

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Nebraska holdout status on DREAMers driver’s licenses starts to crumble (AUDIO)

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Youth brought into the country illegally when children would be eligible to obtain driver’s licenses in Nebraska under a bill advancing in the Unicameral. Nebraska is the last holdout in denying a state driver’s license to such youth. Senator Jeremy Nordquist sponsors the measure, Legislative Bill 623. “This bill is about economic growth and opportunity,” […]

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Bellevue softball’s season comes to an end

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  Eighth-ranked Central Methodist University scored a pair of unearned runs in the top of the eighth inning to claim a 4-2 win over Bellevue University Wednesday afternoon at the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round – Fayette Bracket. The loss ended the Bruins’ 2015 season with a 41-14-1 record. The Eagles (44-8) advanced to […]

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Nebraska Marine was on board missing helicopter in Nepal

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There’s a Nebraska tie to that U.S. military helicopter that was reported missing Tuesday while delivering relief supplies to earthquake survivors in Nepal. Eight people were aboard, including six Marines, one of whom is from south central Nebraska. Sources have confirmed that Marine Dustin Lukasiewicz of Wilcox was among those on the helicopter, a UH-1 Huey. […]

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Nebraska student at International Science & Engineering Fair

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This is a big week for former Allen Consolidated School student Coleman Kneifl. He graduated from high school last week and on Sunday he flew to Pittsburg to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair. Kneifl earned his spot in the fair by winning local and state competitions. His project involves reducing the growth […]

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Lawmakers agree to compromise on aid for poor children (AUDIO)

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A compromise on aid to children living in poverty moves forward in the Unicameral, though questions arise about the process that brought it back before legislators. State lawmakers have given preliminary approval to the compromise reached after Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed LB 89, which proposed increasing aid provided poor families in Nebraska. The governor said […]

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Filibuster holds up bill to give DREAMers driver’s licenses

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State senators have begun, but have yet to complete debate, on a bill that would allow the children of illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in Nebraska. Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha sponsors the bill that would allow youth without legal status in the United States to obtain driver’s licenses. “In Nebraska, we all know […]

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First day results of state of 2015 state soccer championships

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CLASS A BOYS-Wednesday’s scores Creighton Prep 2, Omaha Bryan 0 Millard North 1, Lincoln Southwest 0 Omaha South 2, Lincoln East 1, OT Millard West 3, Kearney 1 Friday’s semifinal games Creighton Prep (15-4) vs. Millard North (9-9), 6 p.m. Omaha South (19-1) vs. Millard West (13-7), 8 p.m. May 18 Championship, 8 p.m. CLASS B BOYS-Wednesday’s scores […]

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First case of avian flu reported in Nebraska

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A flock of 1.7 million egg laying hens in Dixon County in northeast Nebraska has been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) virus.  It’s the first case of the disease reported in Nebraska.  The virus has devastated turkey and egg operations in Minnesota and Iowa. Nebraska director of agriculture Greg Ibach says […]

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Wayne State College gets new president from SDSU

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The new president of Wayne State College will be Marysz Rames, who’s served at South Dakota State University for 29 years, including 15 years as Vice President of Student Affairs. During her time at SDSU, Rames spent about nine months as interim president. Rames says, “I decided at that point, I’d like the opportunity to […]

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Missing UNL student appears to have been swept away by highwater

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It appears a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student missing for more than a week was swept away by rapidly moving water in a Lincoln creek. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong says a local business has stepped forward with surveillance footage that appears to show 30-year-old Anwesha Dey fall into Antelope Creek on Sunday, May 3rd. “The […]

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Effort to end minimum sentences moves toward uncertain future

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An effort to end “three strikes and you’re out” criminal sentencing as well as scale back the habitual criminal statute advances in the Unicameral, barely. Though two other crime bills aimed at reducing the prison population have breezed into the final round of voting, an effort to end mandatory minimum sentencing and reduce the use […]

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Marinero family speak for the first time after double murder

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The family of murder victims Jesus Marinero and Josue Ramirez-Marinero spoke for the first time after learning the 5 year old boy was recovered from the Elkhorn River earlier this week. Veronica Rosa is the niece of Marinero and the family translator and spokesperson and says Marinero had been in Omaha since 2001 and moved […]

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