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Senate candidate Dinsdale rejects blog accusations

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Comments made on a political blog has Republican United States Senate candidate Sid Dinsdale up in arms. RedState.com incorrectly reported that Dinsdale’s wife and daughter were on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood. Dinsdale says his wife and daughters have never been involved with that organization or given money to any pro-abortion group. He says they […] Read More »

April’s economic index shows positive growth

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April’s Economic Index for the Midwestern and Plains region points to better times ahead. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss conducts the monthly survey and says this is the highest overall reading that we have recorded since March of 2011. April’s overall index came in at 60.4 compared to 58.2 in March. Goss says the employment […] Read More »

12 year old receives award for bravery

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Wednesday was a big day for 12 year old Katelyn Allen of Omaha. She was honored by the Omaha Police Department for her bravery and courage when two men broke into her home last month. Katelyn hid in the bathroom and called 911. She heard a lot of noise in parts of the house and […] Read More »

Huskers complete season sweep of UNO in first ever appearance at Werner Park

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The Nebraska-Omaha baseball team hosted in-state foe Nebraska for a rematch on Wednesday night, falling 4-1 at Werner Park. The Mavericks scored an unearned run in the fifth inning and then just managed three hits the rest of the game as the Huskers scored four unanswered runs from that point on. Nebraska was led by […] Read More »

NU softball’s 11-game win streak ends in split with Wisconsin

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It was a doubleheader split for the Nebraska softball team as they cooled off Wisconsin with a 12-0 win in game one, before seeing their 11-game win streak end as the Badgers bounced back with a 6-4 win in the second game. In game one, Taylor Edwards hit a second-inning grand slam, her twin sister […] Read More »

Doc Sadler back in the saddle with new basketball coaching gig

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Former Nebraska basketball coach Doc Sadler is the new men’s basketball coach at Southern Mississippi. Sadler takes over for Donnie Tyndall who left for Tennessee. After six seasons at Nebraska, Sadler spent one year as director of basketball operations at Kansas. Sadler was at Iowa State last year as an assistant to Fred Hoiberg. He […] Read More »

Papillion La-Vista names assistant, the new football coach

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Papillion-La Vista High School named Sean McLaughlin its new head football coach. McLaughlin was a varsity assistant football and track coach and has taught social studies teacher at Papillion-La Vista since 2009. He was an all-state QB while playing f... Read More »

Assistance this year could offset livestock losses last year (AUDIO)

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It might be late, but help is now available for livestock producers suffering weather-related losses. Western Nebraska livestock producers lost two thousand head of cattle in the early October blizzard last year. They lost out on assistance as well. Congress, in an effort to save money, didn’t fund the final year of the Livestock Indemnity […] Read More »

NRD in Hartington votes today on new well construction rules

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The Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District, based in Hartington, is holding a public hearing this afternoon on new proposed rules on well construction and impacts to aquifers. NRD Manager Tom Moser says they saw a big jump in the number of irrigation wells after the drought in 2012. “We’ve been looking at this development […] Read More »

Two men sentenced in late 2012 shooting death of informant

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A 21-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of a man found dead of multiple gunshot wounds by a newspaper carrier in late 2012. Adrian Casares had been convicted earlier in the death of Tyler Schoenrock, who was 25. A second man from Lincoln, 24-year-old Miguel Castillo, pleaded […] Read More »

Triple fatality wreck as construction crew headed to work

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Three men have been killed, six others injured, when the driver of a SUV lost control of the vehicle in northeastern Nebraska and it rolled. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office reports the nine workers were packed into the large SUV, heading to a construction site at the intersection of US 20 and US 81. That […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer doesn’t like what Kerry said, but isn’t calling for his head

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Sen. Deb Fischer doesn’t care for the comments, but she isn’t calling for the resignation of Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry predicted in comments recorded during a private meeting an apartheid state would form in Israel if the Israeli government cannot reach agreement with the Palestinians on a two-state resolution to their long-simmering conflict. […] Read More »

Omaha movie classic event features actress Patty Duke

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In 1962 actress Patty Duke won an Oscar for her role as Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker”. On May 23, Duke will be in Omaha for a special screening of the classic film. Film historian and organizer of the classic film event Bruce Crawford says Duke will speak prior to the viewing. He says […] Read More »

Supreme Court air pollution ruling will impact Nebraska

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld a decision spearheaded by the Environmental Protection Agency that would limit the emissions from power plants that cross state lines. Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer is disappointed with the high courts decision saying it will impact Nebraskans. This ruling will impact 27 Midwest and Appalachian states. Senator Fischer says Nebraska […] Read More »

Offutt Air Force Base gate closed for truck inspection

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An explosive ordnance disposal unit from the Omaha Police Department was called to the STRATCOM Gate at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue this morning. The base called Omaha Police after a military K-9 dog reacted to something on a delivery truck around 4:15. The truck was parked over the search pit just prior to […] Read More »