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Nebraska Economy Remains Strong According to Survey

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After a couple of phenomenal years, Nebraska’s economy will slow enough in the next three years for the rest of the nation to catch up. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson says it will be a bounce back time for the national economy, with Nebraska not having as far to bounce […] Read More »

Beatrice policemen cleared of wrongdoing in suspect’s injury

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Two police officers and the City of Beatrice are being cleared of any wrongdoing in the March 2012 arrest of Timothy Fugett. He had filed suit after suffering a broken hip in the course of his arrest for a domestic incident. Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says the city felt confident the officers acted properly. […] Read More »

Omaha announces annexation plans

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Nebraska’s largest city is about to get a bit bigger. The city of Omaha announced plans to annex 19 neighborhoods and business developments. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says 9,000 people would receive city services that includes police and fire protection, solid waste pick up, street maintenance and snow removal. Mayor Stothert says the city surrounds […] Read More »

Days are numbered for Sioux City’s riverboat casino

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Sioux City’s Argosy Riverboat Casino will stay open for at least a few more days. Judge Eliza Ovrum extended the stay until at least early next week during a hearing Thursday in Polk County District Court in Des Moines. Judge Overum says she has thousands of pages of information to read through before she can […] Read More »

Group with rich European heritage meeting in Nebraska (AUDIO)

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Hundreds have gathered in Nebraska for a convention with a puzzling name: the 45th Annual Convention of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. The group has a rich heritage that began a little more than 250 years ago when Catherine the Great sought to make improvements to Russia through immigration, specifically the immigration […] Read More »

Pierce elevator closure may cost dozens of farmers several million dollars

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Losses from the financial collapse of the Pierce grain elevator are still being tallied but estimates find some 200 farmers lost nearly $10-million dollars. Nicole Mulcahy, legal counsel for the Nebraska Public Service Commission, says there will be some payback to farmers affected by the bankruptcy, including two bonds worth around $880,000. “Valid owners, storers […] Read More »

Lemek wins her first match play golf title

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Danielle Lemek, of Doniphan, chipped in for birdie on a par-5 on the 17th hole to claim her first Nebraska Women’s Match Play Championship, beating Julie Seevers of Omaha, 1-up, at Oak Hills Country Club in Omaha. Lemek tied the match with a par on 15 just after Seevers claimed a 1-up lead with a […] Read More »

Alex Gordon to miss All-Star game with a bum wrist

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For Husker Alex Gordon will have to be sit and watch the All-Star game next Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis next week. The Royals announced Thursday that Gordon will miss the game after receiving an injection for his sprained right wrist. Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was added to the American League roster as his […] Read More »

NU basketball’s Webster heading to his native New Zealand in hopes of making FIBA World Cup team

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Nebraska basketball sophomore Tai Webster is heading to his native New Zealand this weekend as he tries out for senior team’s roster for the FIBA World Cup. Webster, is one of 17 players selected to the camp. Competition begins for Webster next week, as New Zealand hosts Korea in a three-game series beginning prior to […] Read More »

NU defensive end Gregory added to Bronco Nagurski award watch list

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The preseason honors continue to roll in for Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory. The junior standout was named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Thursday. The 6-6, 240-pound Gregory is among the nation’s top returning defenders. Gregory led the Big Ten with 10.5 sacks last season, including nine in conference games. […] Read More »

Hockey player accused of making sex video with minor appears in court

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Nineteen year old Thomas Carey, a member of the Lincoln Star hockey team accused of using a minor to make a sex video in Moorhead, MN., appeared in court on Thursday. Carey is charged with using a minor in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography and distributing child pornography.  Prosecutors say Carey and nineteen-year […] Read More »

Elkhorn River access sites once again open to public

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The Papio – Missouri River Natural Resources District reopened three of their access sites in DouglasCounty. They had been closed and river access denied due to high water levels and debris from recent heavy rains. Graske Crossing, Elkhorn Crossing and the West Maple Road site are now open. Boaters, tubers and kayakers are once again […] Read More »

Livestock producers short-changed

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Officials estimate 1,000 head of livestock were lost when tornadoes and severe storms targeted northeast Nebraska last month. U-S Senator Mike Johanns says the new Farm Bill reauthorized and funded programs to help livestock producers that suffer losses due to disasters such as this. However, Senator Johanns says these livestock producers are likely being short […] Read More »

Humanitarian relief for migrant children

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With the tens of thousands of children coming across the border from Central America officials continue to scramble as how to take care of them and where. Candace Gregory is the CEO of the Open Door Mission in Omaha and says her colleagues in Texas, Arizona and California were called into meetings earlier this week […] Read More »

Nebraska ranks last in crime victim compensation (AUDIO)

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A national study ranks Nebraska dead last in the compensation it provides its victims of crime. Justice Fellowship, based in Washington, D.C., has released its first annual report on crime victim compensation. Nebraska ranks as the stingiest state. “This is not the leaderboard that you want to be atop, but Nebraska has this dubious title […] Read More »