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Terence Crawford retains his boxing title in front of home town crowd

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It had been 42 years since there was a world title fight in Omaha, when  Joe Frazier defended the heavyweight world championship against Omaha’s Ron Stander, winning by fifth-round knockout at the Civic Auditorium on May 25, 1972.  On Saturday night, Terence Crawford, fighting in his hometown of Omaha, for the first time as a […] Read More »

Returning inmates comes first; then discipline for mistake (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman vows to hold accountable those Corrections officials who made the mistake that led to inmates being release prematurely from prison. A miscalculation by the Department of Correctional Services led to the release of 306 inmates before they had served their time. Before it was caught, a majority of the inmates had served […] Read More »

Some farmers on edge about possible drop in grain prices

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With record high prices, corn farmers across the Midwest have generally done well in recent years, but some fear that’s about to change. Corn prices dropped more than a dollar over the winter from a harvest price of $5.40 per bushel. Even if they creep up, ag management analyst Gary Schnitkey says farmers can expect […] Read More »

Body found along the Big Blue River identified

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Law enforcement officials have identified the man found along the bank of the Big Blue River in Seward County. The Nebraska State Patrol says the body of 34-year-old Hai Sinh Nguyen of Lincoln was initially identified through fingerprints. Public response to a photo released in the case also aided in the identification, according to NSP. […] Read More »

Warrants out for 25 prisoners released from prison too early (AUDIO)

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Law enforcement officers are serving warrants on up to 25 inmates released prematurely from prison. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services miscalculated the release dates for hundreds of prisoners, releasing them before they had served their time. Attorney General Jon Bruning said most of the inmates pose no danger to the public and have between […] Read More »

Hiring Our Heroes job fair Monday in Omaha

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The U-S Chamber of Commerce Foundation is hosting a “Hiring Our Heroes – Omaha” job fair on Monday. Jennifer Hale is the Business Outreach Coordinator with Goodwill Industries and says this event is for veterans, military spouses and their dependents. Forty-one companies are taking part and range from large employers to dozens of small ones […] Read More »

Omaha police officer badly wounded in fight at gas station

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UPDATE: Omaha police identified the officer stabbed Thursday outside a Cubby’s Convenience Store as 51 year old Sophia Jordan. Police say Officer Jordan was in a cruiser when an employee approached her about a person, identified as Gary Jackson, trespassing on the property. Jackson was banned and barred from Cubby’s and was attempting to get gas. […] Read More »

Health experts watching chikungunya carefully

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A virus spread by mosquitoes that wasn’t in the Western Hemisphere until the end of 2013 has health experts very concerned. In December there were a few cases of chikungunya in the Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Haiti. Dr. Mark Rupp an infectious disease specialist with the University of Nebraska Medical Center and says […] Read More »

NU to give break to students impacted by storms (AUDIO)

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Students at any of the four University of Nebraska campuses who suffered losses during the severe weather could catch a break at school. Students from regions of the state declared federal disaster areas due to this year’s severe weather will get assistance from the University of Nebraska. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Financial Aid Director Craig Munier […] Read More »

McDermott drafted by the Nuggets at No. 11; traded to the Bulls

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The Denver Nuggets made Creighton All-American Doug McDermott the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., then traded him to the Chicago close to two hours later.  McDermott and veteran forward Anthony Randolph heading to Chicago for the 16th (Jusuf Nurkic) and 19th picks (Gary […] Read More »

4th of July travel forecast shows boost in Nebraska, nationwide

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Nebraskans who are planning to celebrate Independence Day by hitting the open road will find plenty of company on the interstates and gasoline prices a little higher as they leave the state. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for  AAA-Nebraska, says the travel forecast for the 4th of July weekend calls for a boost in vacationers. “AAA Travel […] Read More »

Teen dies in one car accident in Lincoln

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A 16-year-old Lincoln resident died in a one vehicle wreck in the city. The Lincoln Police Department reports a witness indicates Blake Burklund ran a red light, drove through the intersection, left the roadway, and struck an embankment. Burklund was p... Read More »

Sen. Johanns pleased with Supreme Court recess appointment ruling

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Sen. Mike Johanns is pleased the United States Supreme Court has ruled President Barack Obama exceeded his authority in making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012. Johanns says the Supreme Court Justices reasserted the balance of power between the executive and the legislative branch of government. “They basically said that look, […] Read More »

Trooper stops car for speeding on I-80, seizes two pounds of heroin

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A state highway patrol trooper stopped a car for speeding on I-80 in Seward County and confiscated two pounds of heroin. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the trooper stopped the car late Wednesday morning just west of the Beaver Crossing exit on I-80. The trooper searched the car after obtaining permission. The patrol says the […] Read More »

“Emma” and “Mason” top baby names in Nebraska in 2013

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Nebraska parents preferred the names “Emma” and “Mason” last year with “Olivia” and “Liam” coming in a close second. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has released the list of top baby names for 2013, compared with the top names from 1920. In 1920, “Mary” was the top girl’s name with “Robert” the […] Read More »