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Omaha’s FXFL football team will be named…Mammoths

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You may or may not have heard about this new Fall Experimental Football League, known as the FXFL. Well, Omaha has a franchise and  they released their name and logo. They’ll be known as the Mammoths. The club chose the name over Channel Cats and Drive. The league and team wanted a strong name and […] Read More »

American Legion Baseball Senior Championship scores

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American Legion Baseball Senior state tournaments Class A National Division Creighton Prep 14, Grand Island 5 Mike Emodi hit two grand slams and totaled 10 RBIs in the victory.  Creighton Prep 13, Grand Island 2 Mike Emodi was 4-5 with two doubles and Jason Allberry was 3-5 with a three run home run. Class A […] Read More »

Despite peak demand and violence overseas, Nebraska gas prices are dropping

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Gasoline prices often skyrocket following international events, but escalating military action in Israel and the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner have not brought a pump price hike. In the past week, gas prices have actually dropped in Nebraska. Fuels analyst Harold Hommes says there have been no catastrophes impacting Gulf Coast refineries. “Refinery production […] Read More »

Actor John Beasley in Omaha for school reunion

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Thousands of Nebraskans walked the halls of Tech High School in Omaha. The school opened in 1923 and was specifically dedicated to teaching trades such as wood and metal work, mechanics, science laboratory skills to cooking and sewing. Tech high closed in 1984 and a huge reunion for all graduates and classmates this weekend. Actor […] Read More »

VA compromise bill receives Sen. Fischer’s support

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A compromise measure to address the crisis at Veterans Administration hospitals has the support of Sen. Deb Fischer. Senate and House negotiators have agreed on legislation that would provide $5 billion to hire additional doctors, nurses, and other staff members at VA hospitals throughout the country. The VA has been roiled by questions of its […] Read More »

One killed, three injured in central Nebraska rollover wreck

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A Guatemalan national has been killed in a one-vehicle, rollover accident near Grand Island. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 23-year-old Moises Pablo-Guarcas of Grand Island died in the accident on Highway 281. According to the patrol, 23-year-old Mario Verdugo-Perez of Grand Island was driving south on 281 Tuesday evening. He passed a pick-up, but overcorrected […] Read More »

United Way of Midlands CEO Bricklemyer dies

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The United Way of the Midlands has announced that its President and CEO, Karen Bricklemyer, has died. Bricklemyer was 47. The United Way of the Midlands, based in Omaha, announced last week Bricklemyer had been admitted to Creighton University Medical Center with an aortic dissection. The hospital carried out her wishes to donate her organs. […] Read More »

No peanuts at the ‘ole ball game; Werner becomes allergy friendly for a night

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There were no peanuts or Cracker Jacks at the ball game Tuesday night at Werner Park in Papillion. Omaha Storm Chasers General Manager Martie Cordaro says they cleaned the stadium from top to bottom so fans with peanut allergies had a chance to see a game. Cordaro says peanuts or items with peanuts were not […] Read More »

Sasse says Obama could end migration of unaccompanied minors

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Republican United States Senate candidate Ben Sasse says the immigration problem that has brought nearly 60,000 Central American children to America illegally can be solved. Sasse says too many families in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala believe if they can get their children to America they will automatically receive amnesty. “That’s not true and President […] Read More »

Omaha part of a national experiment on honesty

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A pop-up kiosk in the Old Market area of Omaha received a lot of attention Tuesday. Cally Casey is the marketing manager with the beverage company Honest Tea and says this is part of a light-hearted experiment to see just how honest people in Nebraska really are. The kiosk was stocked with bottled beverage and […] Read More »

American Legion baseball semifinal scores from 7/29/14

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American Legion Baseball Senior state tournaments Class A National Division Tuesday’s results Creighton Prep 14, *Omaha Burke 3, 7 inn. Grand Island 5, *Kearney 4 Wednesday’s games Game 14 – Creighton Prep vs. Grand Island, 4:30 p.m. Game 15 – If necessary, 7:30 p.m. American Division Tuesday’s results Millard West 8, *Papillion-La Vista South 2 […] Read More »

Party candidates claim they don’t mind competition in US Senate race (AUDIO)

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Our choices for United States Senate have expanded and those representing the traditional choices claim they don’t mind. Not one, but two independent candidates have made the November ballot for United States Senate. Jim Jenkins of Callaway was the first to qualify after submitting more than enough signatures to make the ballot. He was followed […] Read More »

Concert is tonight in Omaha to benefit tornado-tossed Pilger

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Several musicians with ties to the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger have organized a benefit show tonight to raise money for the community that was struck by two tornadoes last month. Clint Meyer, a singer-songwriter, grew up in Pilger. He saw the pictures and videos of the damage done on June 16 and went back […] Read More »

Anti-gambling group files suit to keep historic horse racing off ballot

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An anti-gambling group wants historic horse racing thrown off the November ballot. Gambling with the Good Life Executive Director Pat Loontjer says the group has filed a lawsuit, contending the issue placed on the ballot by legislators violates the state constitution. “We feel that it’s blatantly unconstitutional. It violates the single-subject rule and it needs […] Read More »

Serial killer Jenkins sent to Lincoln Regional Center

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Serial killer Nikko Jenkins has been ordered to the Lincoln Regional Center. Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon gave the order for Jenkins to be moved to the center. He will stay at the regional center until doctors determine he is competent to understand the death penalty proceedings he faces for murdering four people. Jenkins, […] Read More »