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State soccer scores from Class B Girls, plus Saturday’s schedule for 5/16/15

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Class A Girls Saturday’s games Millard North (13-3) vs. Millard West (15-2), 1 p.m. Lincoln Southwest (16-4) vs. Omaha Marian (15-3), 3 p.m. Class B Girls Friday results Omaha Mercy 3, Omaha Duchesne 2 Gretna 1, Lincoln Pius X 0 Elkhorn South 6, Platteview 0 Omaha Skutt 5, Columbus Scotus 1 Saturday’s games Omaha Mercy […]

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Effort to repeal death penalty in Nebraska takes major step forward

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A bill that would repeal the death penalty is one step away from passage in the Unicameral. Supporters of Legislative Bill 268 had to overcome a filibuster to force a vote during the second round of debate. They needed 33 votes for cloture and got 34. After ending the filibuster, legislators voted 30-to-16 with two […]

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Burno hired as assistant basketball coach at Nebraska

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University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Friday the hiring of Rashon Burno as an assistant coach for the Husker program. Burno comes to Nebraska after spending the past three seasons at the University of Florida under Billy Donovan, who was named the head coach of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder last month. […]

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Trucks safety inspection Thursday

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The Nebraska State Patrol and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office conducted a truck safety checkpoint on Thursday. Lt. Dan Doggett is with the State Patrol’s Carrier Enforcement Division and says they checked 99 trucks and found a number of violations ranging from bad brakes, no working tail lights, turn signals, head lights and weight limits. […]

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Autopsy complete on five year old Omaha boy

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Preliminary autopsy results show that four-year-old Josue Ramirez-Marienro’s cause of death was drowning. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine reports there was no other signs of trauma. Josue was pulled form the Elkhorn River about a mile downstream from the West Center Road Bridge Monday morning. His mother, Jesus Marinero was found dead in Omaha on […]

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Stormy Friday and Saturday forecast

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Right on schedule, storms are starting to pop up in Nebraska today.   Jim Meyer is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says it appears the most severe weather will be in the central part of the state. He says the storms today will be sporadic. Meyer says, “We are basically in […]

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Colorado man busted for drugs after Nebraska traffic stop

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A Colorado man faces drug charges after being stopped by a state trooper on Interstate 80 in Buffalo County near the Minden exit. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper seized 37 lbs. of marijuana after stopping 55-year-old Raymond Perez of Log Lane Village, CO for following too closely. After getting consent to search the […]

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MVC Player of the Year joins Nebraska women’s basketball

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Kyndal Clark, the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year will join the Nebraska women’s basketball team as a fifth-year senior transfer for 2015-16.  Clark, who will officially graduate from Drake on Saturday, averaged 19.3 points per game while knocking down a Missouri Valley Conference-record 116 three-pointers as a junior for the Bulldogs in […]

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Small business owner sentenced for burning down business

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A small business owner in Nebraska has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for defrauding insurance after burning down his business. 53-year-old Thomas Schropp of Omaha has been sentenced for arson and insurance fraud. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says Schropp hired a person in November of 2008 to set fire to his business […]

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Bellevue loses, winner take all game set for Friday in NAIA opening round

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Top-seeded Tabor College picked up an 11-5 win over Bellevue University Thursday night in the rain-delayed NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round (Bellevue Bracket) at Roddy Field.   The two teams will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday in the second championship game. The winner will earn a ticket to Lewiston, Idaho to the Avista NAIA College […]

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Huskers latest victim in Illinois’ long winning streak

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The 2nd ranked Illinois Fighting Illini (44-6-1, 20-1 Big Ten) ran its nation-leading win streak to 25 games and clinched the 2015 Big Ten regular-season title with a 6-3 victory over the Nebraska baseball team (34-20, 9-13 Big Ten). Freshmen Luis Alvarado and Scott Schreiber each had two hits on the night, including a pair of […]

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Legislators return to debate on repeal of the death penalty (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers return to debate on a bill to repeal the death penalty today and a University of Nebraska law professor sees momentum to abolish capital punishment. Professor Eric Berger with the University of Nebraska College of Law says the assumption could be made that a conservative state like Nebraska would resist repeal of the […]

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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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