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One killed in fiery crash in eastern Nebraska near Louisville

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A person has been killed in a fiery crash on Highway 50 near Louisville. Authorities report a pick-up driver ran a stop sign early this morning, running in front of a tractor-trailer traveling north on Highway 50. The truck crashed into the pick-up, dragging it about 300 feet. The pick-up caught fire. The crash killed […] Read More »

State tax revenue: what March giveth, April taketh away

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What March gave, April took away. State revenue surged in March only to plummet in April, according to numbers released by the Nebraska Department of Revenue. The department reports net tax collections last month fell 7.2% below the prediction of the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board. Net tax receipts in April totaled $483 million, well […] Read More »

Chasers and Express Suspended

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Thursday night’s game between Omaha and Round Rock at Dell Diamond was suspended after 2 ½ innings with the teams tied at one. The game will be completed to a full nine innings when the Storm Chasers return to Texas on June 1. Daniel Robertson, in his first game with Round Rock after coming back […] Read More »

Girls soccer district scores updated for 5/8/14

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Columbus 1, Columbus Scotus 0 Elkhorn 1, Omaha Concordia 0 Elkhorn South 1, Omaha Skutt Catholic 0 (OT) Hastings 2, York 0 Holdrege 3, Gering 2 (OT) Lincoln East 3, Lincoln Southeast 1 (OT) Lincoln Pius X 3, Lincoln Lutheran/Raymond Central 0 Omaha Wes... Read More »

Rain, snow, slush…western Nebraska gets it all this week

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Western Nebraska is seeing a wide range of weather as winter serves notice to spring that it isn’t done quite yet. A spring storm hit the Panhandle earlier in the week, bringing rain and hail. It also brought colder temperatures which changed the rain into wet, heavy snow. Commuters reported difficulty Thursday as they drove […] Read More »

Nebraskans asked to help “Stamp Out Hunger”

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Nearly 16% of Nebraskans reported at least one time in the past 12 months they did not have enough money to buy food. Andrea Melena is the Food Drive Coordinator for the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 5 in Omaha and says that is why they hold the “Stamp Out Hunger” food collection every […] Read More »

No endorsement, but Sen. Johanns critical of Senate campaign (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns declines to endorse any candidate for his seat, but doesn’t think much of the campaign being waged. Johanns sees a troubling trend in the four-man race to succeed him. “I think Nebraskans are extremely discerning. They know a number of things about this. Number one, they know that this massive investment of […] Read More »

Animal cruelty case – cat impaled by arrow

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An Omaha man was walking in his yard at 68th and Pacific Streets Wednesday afternoon and made a shocking discovery. He found a cat that had been impaled by an arrow. The man contacted the Nebraska Humane Society and animal control officers picked up the cat. Director of Field Operations Mark Langan says the cat […] Read More »

Family of murder victim suing state of Nebraska

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The family of Omaha murder victim Andrea Kruger filed a lawsuit against the state of Nebraska for releasing murderer Nikko Jenkins from prison. Kathleen Neary with Powers & Associates is representing the family and says named in the suit is the Nebraska Department of Corrections, Correct Care Solutions and a number of individuals within the […] Read More »

Osborn optimistic as GOP US Senate primary nears (AUDIO)

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Former state Treasurer Shane Osborn says he’s optimistic with only a few days to go before the Republican primary for United States Senate. The decision of Sen. Mike Johanns, a Republican, to retire from public office attracted four serious candidates to the Republican primary. Osborn, a businessman and former statewide officeholder, claims charges and counter-charges […] Read More »

Revelle named Big Ten softball coach of the year. Three players gain first-team honors

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Nebraska softball head coach Rhonda Revelle was named the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year. Senior twins Tatum and Taylor Edwards were named to the first team for the second straight year, and sophomore Hailey Decker was also a first-team selection. Sophomores Alicia Armstrong and Emily Lockman were named all-conference for the second straight […] Read More »

Nebraska volleyball features some marquee home matches for 2014

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Nebraska volleyball has another great home schedule for 2014, starting at the end of August when they will face regional semifinalist Florida State and regional finalist Stanford in the AVCA Showdown at the Devaney Center, August 29th and 31st. Creighton in September, followed by a rematch of the Lincoln regional final when the Huskers played […] Read More »

Updated girls and boys soccer district results and schedules for 5/8/14

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GIRLS DISTRICTS A-1 Wednesday’s final Millard North 3, Omaha South 0 A-2  Wednesday’s final Omaha Marian 4, Papillion-La Vista South 1 A-3 Wednesday’s final Lincoln Southwest 2, Bellevue West 1 A-4 Wednesday’s final Millard West 4, Millard South 0 A-5 Wednesday’s final Kearney 2, North Platte 0 A-6 Thursday’s final, Omaha Westside (11-5) vs. Papillion-La Vista (11-6), 5 p.m. […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman endorses Jon Bruning for governor (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has entered the crowded Republican gubernatorial primary race and has endorsed Attorney General Jon Bruning. “There are three key issues in the governor’s race for me: experience, economic development and education. As governor, in order to be an effective leader, experience in state government is important and Jon Bruning has significant experience,” […] Read More »

Teen sentenced for murder of his ex-girlfriend

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An 18 year old convicted of murder is sentenced to 60 to 80 years in prison. Justin Lentz killed his ex-girlfriend Melanie Koontz in May of 2012 in Omaha and left her body in Cole Creek near 78th and Blondo Streets. She was just 16. Melanie’s parents, Michelle and Andy Koontz were in the Douglas […] Read More »