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Mid-America Business Conditions Index weakens

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The Mid-America Business Conditions Index for September declined to 47.7 from August’s 49.6, indicating contraction in manufacturing and pointing to slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months for the nine state regional economies. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says, “The strong U-S dollar and global economic weakness are having a […]

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ConAgra Foods moving headquarters to Chicago

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ConAgra Foods, Inc. today announced a restructuring plan that includes moving the company headquarters from Omaha to Chicago. According to a news release the reorganization “expects to realize at least $300-million of efficiency benefits within the next three years”. Part of that reorganization means a reduction in their workforce. They plan to eliminate 1,500 positions, […]

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Omaha man guilty in murder in drug deal gone wrong

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An Omaha resident has been found guilty of murder of another man in a drug deal gone bad. The Attorney General’s office reports Jaquez Clifton has been found guilty in Douglas County District Court of First Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony in the death of Frank “Red” Sanders on […]

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Return of Pierson-El would give Husker offense a boost

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De’Mornay Pierson-El has returned to practice and may play in Nebraska’s Big Ten opener at Illinois on Saturday. The sophomore wide receiver and punt returner has been sidelined since suffering a broken foot in practice back on August 18th. Junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong is looking forward to having an added weapon on offense. “He’s one of […]

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NE Education Association to NEA: hold off on endorsing Hillary

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The Nebraska State Education Association wants its national affiliate to wait before endorsing a Democrat in the presidential primary. In a news release issued by NSEA, it states many state education association leaders have protested a move by the National Education Association’s Fund for Children and Education PAC to seek a vote to recommend Hillary […]

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Congressman Smith worries FAA regs will cripple air travel (AUDIO)

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Congressman Adrian Smith says new pilot regulations are crippling air travel in rural America and could spread to cities all over the world. Smith has been pushing to ease 2014 FAA regulations greatly increasing the hours pilots must train and the rest between flights they must take. Smith contends the regulations have created a pilot […]

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Omaha police seek public’s help after likely abduction

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Omaha police believe a 33-year-old woman has been abducted following an early-morning shooting Tuesday.   Officers were called to a home invasion/robbery near Mockingbird Hills after a caller had reported a man holding a gun was outside the building.   Upon arrival, three victims inside also reported shots were fired.   Police believe Tiffanee Trecek may […]

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Ho Chunk plans major development in South Sioux City area

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The economic development company owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is planning on more development in and around the Sioux City area. Lance Morgan, the CEO of Ho Chunk Incorporated, says one of the projects is developing a 200-acre piece of land on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River. Morgan says they are […]

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“Forbidden Planet” next Omaha Classic Movie Event

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Fans of the silver screen and science fiction won’t want to miss the 37th Tribute to Classic Films event in Omaha later this month. Film Historian Bruce Crawford says the featured film is the 1956 Forbidden Planet starring Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis. Crawford says this is the greatest science fiction movie ever […]

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UNL Chancellor Perlman gives upbeat assessment in final State of University address

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman, delivering his final State of the University address, says UNL isn’t the same university it was 15 years ago when he became chancellor. “We are now a far better university,” Perlman tells the university audience. “We are a member of the Big 10. There are issues on which we […]

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Sen. Sasse defends his vote against bill to fund government

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse defends his vote against a bill to fund the federal government, insisting all the “shut down the government” talk in Washington presents a false choice. Sasse, a Republican, calls the budget crisis a manufactured crisis. “In the last 37 years, only twice has the regular appropriations process actually been used; […]

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Teens from Romania by way of California could be part of elaborate ATM skimming operation

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Five California teen-agers could face charges as adults in what Lincoln police say was a sophisticated ATM skimming operation. The five, ranging in age from 13 to 17 years of age, are being housed at a youth detention center in Lincoln. Lincoln Police spokeswoman Katie Flood says the teens used devices at a number of […]

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Nebraska Tourism Conference October 20-22

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“The Power of Nice” is the theme of this year’s Nebraska Tourism Conference. Angela White is the marketing manager for the Nebraska Tourism Division and says the three day event attracts hundreds of tourism and hospitality industry leaders throughout the state. She says it is a great place to network and learn more about the […]

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Problems with polling places

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Schools are often used as polling places on Election Day but some parents in the Millard School District want that to stop. They believe the children could be in danger by having the public enter the building. Douglas County Election Commission Dave Phipps says they try to work with schools as much as they can […]

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Huskers want touchdowns not field goals

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Nebraska wants touchdowns and not field goals when the Huskers open Big Ten play at Illinois on Saturday. Five first half field goals on Saturday kept Southern Mississippi within striking distance and allowed the Golden Eagles to rally and make things interesting in the second half. Junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong says the Huskers need to be more […]

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