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Sponsor hopeful past horse races will save live horse races

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The state senator who got close twice, then finally nudged the issue across the finish line says he hopes historic horse racing turns around the fortunes of live horse racing in Nebraska. Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha fell one vote short of overcoming a veto by Gov. Dave Heineman two years ago. Lautenbaugh returned this […] Read More »

Franklin County man pleads no contest to child sexual assault charge

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A 37-year-old Franklin County man has pleaded no contest to a count of first degree sexual assault of a child. The state Attorney General’s office reports Christopher Shoemaker faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison. He will be sentenced in Franklin County District Court May 21st. An investigation revealed Shoemaker had sex […] Read More »

Man sentenced to life in killing of 93 year old Omaha woman

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A man who brutally raped and killed a 93 year old Omaha woman last July is sentenced to life behind bars. 20 year old Sergio Perez accepted a plea deal that removed the death penalty option. Perez was 19 when he was found passed out in Louise Sollowin’s bed. She was rushed to a hospital […] Read More »

Accused killer denied request to change plea to no contest

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Accused murderer Nikko Jenkins was in a courtroom twice on Tuesday. In the morning Jenkins told Judge Peter Battalion he wanted to change his plea to no contest. Jenkins is defending himself but has a team of public defenders advising him and Judge Battalion told him to meet with them to get their opinion and […] Read More »

UNO softball upsets 19th ranked Nebraska

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In a matchup of two of the nation’s top senior pitchers, a three-run homer powered UNO to a 3-2 victory over the 19th-ranked Nebraska softball team on Tuesday at Bowlin Stadium. Following a pair of infield singles, Campbell Ditto lined a two-out, three-run homer in the top of the third inning to put the Mavericks […] Read More »

Late inning heroics by the Huskers again leads them to a win over Creighton

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A three-run eighth inning lifted visiting Nebraska to a 4-2 win over Creighton Baseball on Tuesday, April 8th, spoiled the pitching performance of Bluejay freshman Jeff Albrecht. Creighton had a three-game win streak snapped, falling to 15-11-1 on the year. Nebraska, which had three last at-bat victories over the weekend vs. Ohio State, used more […] Read More »

Celebrity unicycling family brings unusual act to O’Neill

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The South Dakota family that entertained millions on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” program last year with a unicycling basketball show is stopping in Nebraska this week. Bruce Crevier, his wife Diane, and their 12 children comprise Champions Forever Ministries and they’ve performed in 35 countries while perched and pedaling far above the basketball court. “Basically, […] Read More »

More families are moving to benefit women’s career

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A new trend may be impacting Nebraska families and elsewhere. Mayflower moving recently conducted a study and Melissa Sullivan, Director of Marketing Communications says they are seeing more families move for the wife’s job. Sullivan says their survey shows that nearly half of all Americans know at least one family who moved into the last […] Read More »

Cannon charged with 2nd degree murder in Omaha death

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A woman accused of killing Darryel Fields at 60th and Hartman Avenue in Omaha Saturday morning was in court today. 42 year old Colleen Cannon is charged with 2nd degree murder. Omaha police say that Cannon and Fields had been drinking and he dropped a glass. That is when the two started arguing and authorities […] Read More »

Omaha girl suffers dog bite, safety prevention tips

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A 9 year old Omaha girl is now recovering at home after being released from a hospital Monday. On Saturday a family friend brought over a one-year-old Old English Bulldog and was bit in the face. The girl will need reconstructive surgery. The owner was cited and the dog is quarantined at the Nebraska Humane […] Read More »

Blackshirts growing into their roles as spring practice rolls on (AUDIO)

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The Nebraska football practiced in full pads for two hours and Defensive Coordinator John Papuchis is feeling confident in the Blackshirts’ growth this spring. “With the amount of young guys we played a year ago, the long-term hope that we’ve always had has been that we wouldn’t miss too many beats from the end of […] Read More »

Sexual orientation workplace bill cannot overcome filibuster (AUDIO)

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Whether including sexual orientation to state workplace anti-discrimination laws would help or hurt business in Nebraska was debated as supporters failed to overcome a filibuster in the legislature. Much of eight hours of legislative debate on LB 485 centered on religion. Both supporters and opponents quoted the Bible and religious writings and gave testimony to […] Read More »

Feds promise to improve predictions of drought

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As many Nebraska farmers are beginning the spring planting process, U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency and others in the federal government are looking to improve drought forecasts. “There’s not a whole lot you can do about drought,” Vilsack says. “What you can do is forecast it more effectively and in a more […] Read More »

Historic horse racing passes upon reconsideration (AUDIO)

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Reconsideration works and the issue of historic horse racing will go to a vote of the people in November. Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha first succeeded in calling for a reconsideration of the vote on April 3rd that fell short of the votes needed to pass his resolution, then he succeeded in his move to […] Read More »

Two Lincoln hockey players involved in a criminal sexual conduct investigation

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Two members of the Lincoln Stars hockey team are involved in a criminal sexual conduct investigation in Moorhead, MN. Court documents say the 18-year old players had sex with a 15-year old girl in a Moorhead hotel room on Feb. 15, when the team was in two to play the Fargo Force. A search warrant […] Read More »