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OSHA completes investigation in TV crew shooting death

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration completed their investigation into the shooting death of crew member of the TV show COPS last August in Omaha. Sound technician Bryce Dion followed officers into a Wendy’s restaurant during an armed robbery. The suspect fired an air-soft at officers who returned fire. A stray bullet hit Dion and […]

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Opponents stage filibuster against voter photo ID bill (AUDIO)

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Debate is underway in the legislature on a requirement that voters display photo identification before casting a ballot. Opponents plan to talk a long time. Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill sponsors LB 111, which he told colleagues is patterned after an Indiana law which withstood a legal challenge before the United States Supreme Court. Larson […]

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Six incoming Huskers on the 2015 Shrine Bowl roster

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Husker recruits Michael Decker of Omaha North and Daishon Neal of Omaha Central are the two main players in this summer’s 57th annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl.  In addition four husker walk-ons will play.  They include: Wyatt Mazour – Boone Central (Nebraska walk-on) Conor Young – Cozad (Nebraska walk-on) Noah Johnson – Sutton (Nebraska walk-on) Fyn Anderson – Lincoln Southeast (Nebraska walk-on) […]

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Girls basketball scores from 2/17/15

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Adams Central 51, St. Paul 43 Ainsworth 61, Broken Bow 34 Archbishop Bergan 49, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 29 Arthur County 45, Hyannis 36 Auburn 49, Syracuse 33 Axtell 49, Overton 39 BDS 52, McCool Junction 24 Bertrand 65, Alma 35 Bishop Neumann 67, Ashland-Greenwood 29 Blue Hill 69, Harvard 23 Brady 53, Medicine Valley 28 CWC […]

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Boys basketball scores from 2/17/15

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Ainsworth 92, Anselmo-Merna 52 Arlington 61, Aquinas Catholic 45 Bennington 60, Ralston 43 Bishop Neumann 52, Ashland-Greenwood 40 Boys Town 74, Plattsmouth 70 (1OT) Grand Island 69, Hastings 42 Gretna 57, Omaha Skutt Catholic 52 (1OT) Millard West 60, Papillion-LaVista 44 Morrill 79, Glendo, WY 65 (1OT) Nebraska City 61, Omaha Gross Catholic 48 Omaha […]

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Winery & Grape Growers Forum March 5 – 7

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The 18th annual Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum and Trade Show is rapidly approaching. University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension viticulture specialist Paul Read says Nebraska has seen a nice sustainable growth in the wine industry. In just over 20 years the number Nebraska wineries has grown to 30 and there are more than […]

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State’s future farmers are being recruited as hometown ag ambassadors

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Nebraska FFA chapters can now compete for educational and financial resources from the Nebraska Corn Board. The Ag Champions Contest is designed for FFA chapters to submit advocacy plans to boost education in communities about issues and misconceptions about agriculture. Corn Board executive director Kelly Brunkhorst says three winners will receive grants based on the […]

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Sen. Sasse pleased judge blocks immigration executive order

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse is pleased a federal judge has put a temporary halt to President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order. Sasse believes the president exceeded his authority by granting immunity to more than 4 million immigrants in the country illegally. “Obviously, the Texas district judge’s ruling is a validation of three branches of […]

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Man charged in Nebraska meatpacking plant fatal shooting pleads not guilty

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A 35-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting late last year in a south-central Nebraska meatpacking plant has entered a plea of not guilty. Angelo Bol is charged with felony first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony in the December 15th shooting death of 34-year old Karel Perez-Almaguer, outside Gibbon […]

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Bill would shield youth from prosecution if they seek help for alcohol poisoning

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Youth faced with a case of alcohol poisoning would be able to call for help without fear of being prosecuted under a bill advancing in the Unicameral. LB 439 would provide limited legal immunity to youth who make an emergency call when they or a friend have had too much to drink. Sen. Adam Morfeld […]

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Conflicts regarding possible overturn of same sex marriage ban

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County clerks in Nebraska could see an increase in marriage license applications of the state’s ban on same sex marriage is overturned. U-S District Judge Joseph Bataillon could rule on the issue Thursday.   Some clerks have expressed concern due to their religious beliefs. Father Ryan Lewis is pastor at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in […]

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More flexibility in smoking cessation drug shows success

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A study of more than 1,500 cigarette smokers who were not ready to quit smoking but were willing to cut back on cigarette consumption and combine their approach with varenicline (Chantix) increased their long-term success of quitting smoking. University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher and lung specialist Dr. Stephen Rennard co-authored the report and says […]

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Alaska resident busted on drug charges after I-80 traffic stop

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An Alaska resident has been arrested for drug possession after being stopped for speeding on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 37-year-old Ian Gyori of Glennallen, Alaska has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell it. NSP says a state trooper pulled Gyori over Monday afternoon for speeding while eastbound […]

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Abdullah, Bell and Gregory set for NFL Combine. What the experts are saying.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers will send three players to the NFL Combine which gets started with interviews and exams on Wednesday from Indianapolis, IN. The on-field workouts begin this Friday, February 20 with the offensive linemen and tight ends, and continues with the running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers on Saturday, February 21, linebackers and defensive linemen on […]

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Proposal seeks to take emotion out of livestock expansion evaluations (AUDIO)

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A proposal in the legislature seeks to take the emotion out of proposals to expand livestock operations in Nebraska. The Nebraska Farm Bureau says decisions at the county level hold state agriculture back. The organization suggests cow-calf operations, hog production, dairy, and poultry could all expand in Nebraska if individual expansion proposals were greeted more […]

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