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Nebraskans voice (mostly) opposition to WOTUS proposal (AUDIO)

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Nebraskans got to voice their opinions about a proposal to clarify the Clean Water Act called Waters of the United States during a United States field hearing held on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Attorney Don Blankenau of the League of Nebraska Municipalities claimed Waters of the US doesn’t clarify the Clean […]

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Four health care workers exposed to Ebola coming to Nebraska

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Four American health care providers from Sierra Leone will be coming to Nebraska for observation. All four have been exposed to the Ebola virus and might have had contact with the patient now being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. None of the workers have displayed symptoms […]

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Boys state basketball results from 3/13/15

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Saturday’s finals Class A Omaha South (23-3) vs. Creighton Prep (26-2), 6:30 p.m. Class B Sidney (22-4) vs. Elkhorn South (20-5), 1 p.m. Class C-1 Winnebago (26-1) vs. Columbus Scotus (22-5), 11 a.m. Class C-2 Freeman (27-2) vs. Hastings St. Cecilia (26-1), 8:30 p.m. Class D-1 Humphrey St. Francis (23-4) vs. High Plains (25-2), 9 […]

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Governor, lawmakers at odds over tax relief

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Gov. Pete Ricketts and state lawmakers don’t seem to be on the same page on tax relief. Not only did the legislature’s Revenue Committee pass on a bill that would have lowered property taxes for farmers, it has endorsed an increase in the gas tax. Ricketts has backed a measure that would lower the percentage […]

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Mother wants answers from Omaha police

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Omaha police raided a large underage drinking party last weekend in Millard and issued approximately 70 citations for minor in possession of alcohol. Angie Janke’s 17 year old son was one of the teens attending the party. She is not defending his actions and fully supports the consequences he faces at school for breaking the […]

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Wildfires spread through several parts of Nebraska

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A warning by the National Weather Service about fire danger in Nebraska was borne out almost immediately after it was issued. High winds and low humidity get the blame for a number of grass fires Thursday in south-central Nebraska as well as a few in northeast Nebraska and even one reported just outside the Omaha […]

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U.S. Senate hearing on Waters of US rule coming to Nebraska (AUDIO)

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Nebraskans get a chance to voice their concerns about a proposed expansion of the Clean Water Act during a United States Senate hearing on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. United States Senator Deb Fischer will chair a hearing of the Environmental and Public Works Committee on UNL’s East Campus tomorrow morning in which Nebraskans are […]

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Sen. Howard released from hospital after collapsing at Capitol

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A state senator who collapsed in her office Thursday afternoon has been released from a Lincoln hospital and has returned to her home in Omaha. Sen. Sara Howard apparently suffered a seizure. She was conscious when paramedics arrived at the Capitol. Howard was taken to Bryan West hospital in Lincoln and released after tests disclosed […]

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Creighton falls to Georgetown in BIG EAST tournament

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Preseason BIG EAST Player of the Year D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 12 points during a game-ending 15-4 run as Georgetown defeated Creighton, 60-55, on Thursday night in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST Tournament. Second-seeded and 23rd-ranked Georgetown (21-9) advances to Friday’s semifinal and will meet the winner of the Butler/Xavier nightcap. Creighton fell to […]

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Boys state basketball scores from 3/12/15

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Class A Thursday’s results Omaha South 68, South Sioux City 34 Lincoln Northeast 61, Norfolk 43 Creighton Prep 67, Millard West 55 Bellevue West 70, Bellevue West 53 Friday’s semifinals Omaha South (22-3) vs. Lincoln Northeast (21-5), 7 p.m.Creighton Prep (25-2) vs. Bellevue West (20-6), 8:45 p.m. Saturday’s final 6:30 p.m. Class B Thursday’s results Beatrice 56, Plattsmouth 36 […]

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Motorcycle rally to benefit child abuse victims

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Spring arrives next week and motorcycle lovers in Nebraska are revving their engines to get on the open road. This weekend, Kearney is hosting one of the region’s largest motorcycle shows. Organizer Jeff Allen says the show and swap meet runs Saturday and Sunday at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds and it’s a fundraiser for the […]

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Young, male cougar killed by western Nebraska homeowner

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  A young, male mountain lion has been shot and killed in western Nebraska. Nebraska Game and Parks officials report a homeowner near Whiteclay in Sheridan County reported that he and a neighbor were working outside when they heard growling. The cat, which weighed about 40 pounds, was under the porch. The homeowner says he […]

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Lawmakers hear gripes about TransCanada in oil pipeline hearing

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TransCanada and the proposed $8 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline have returned to the Capitol as an issue before the Unicameral. The Judiciary Committee heard hours of testimony on LB 473, which would not allow a foreign company to use eminent domain to acquire easements for a pipeline and would remove the power of approving […]

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Red flag fire warnings issued for parts of Nebraska

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The National Weather Service in Valley warns residents that portions of the state are in a red flag warning regarding fire danger. Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says this is partly due to an approaching front that is bringing windy conditions to the Midwest. Zapotocny says the red flag warning extends through the center of Nebraska and […]

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One man dies, another injured in head-on crash in Omaha

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One man died, another suffered critical injuries when a car traveling west in Douglas County veered into the eastbound lane and struck a SUV. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports 63-year-old Richard Sake of Valley was driving west on West Dodge Road. His car left the road, entered the eastbound lane, and struck a SUV […]

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