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IRS: Tax credit could save Nebraskans a bundle

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Now that it’s February, all Nebraskans should have their W-2s and other tax information they’ll need from their employers to fill out their returns. The Internal Revenue Service is again trying to make sure everyone who is eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit is taking advantage of it. IRS spokeswoman Jodi Patterson says the […]

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Agriculture officials carefully watching land values

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Statistics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln shows that as of February 1, 2014, farmland value rose by about 9% from 12 months prior to more than $3,300 an acre. Since that time commodity prices tumbled. Acting U-S Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Rob Johansson says land value changes usually lag behind what is […]

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Iowa jury convicts Nebraska filmmaker of tax fraud

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An Iowa jury has convicted a Nebraska filmmaker of defrauding the state out of tax credits. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller accused Dennis Brouse of making false expenditure statements to the state in applying for tax credits to offset his expenses in producing “Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse.” Brouse, who is 64 and from Plattsmouth, […]

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Omaha woman dies after police involved shooting

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The Omaha woman injured in a police involved shooting Tuesday has died. She is identified as Tiffany Terry and she passed away at Nebraska Medicine Hospital Thursday evening.  Police were dispatched to an assault in progress Tuesday afternoon to a home at 50th and Walnut Street in the midtown area. A man at that address […]

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More struggles for family of Omaha murder victim

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It has been a rough few weeks for the family of Andrea Kruger. The Omaha woman was one of Nikko Jenkins victims when he went on a killing spree a year-and-a-half ago. Her brother Ryan Roberts says their 56 year old mother, Teri came down with toxic shock syndrome related to a bacterial infection in […]

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Lawmakers working to cut property taxes, leave schools unharmed

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Supporters of cuts to property taxes say they will take into account what those cuts mean for school financing. State lawmakers are reviewing a number of proposals to provide property tax breaks to Nebraska, especially to farmers and ranchers. State Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse says the Unicameral must find a way to relieve the […]

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Second confirmed case of measles in eastern Nebraska

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The Three Rivers Health Department that serves Dodge, Saunders and Washington Counties reports a second confirmed case of the measles. Executive Director Terra Uhing says a child who resides within the region was diagnosed this week after coming down with flu-like symptoms. Uhing says they continue to investigate to see if the two cases are […]

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State ag director under fire over “puppy mills”

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Opponents of so-called “puppy mills” are fighting the reappointment of Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach. Activists testified before state legislators this week that Ibach has allowed the “cruel neglect” of dogs at breeding operations in Nebraska to continue, and worsen, during his time in office. Jay Rempe, at the Nebraska Farm Bureau, says his group, […]

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Keystone XL bill passes Senate, Sierra Club prays for a veto

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Environmental activists in Nebraska are reacting to the Thursday U.S. Senate vote that saw passage of a bill to mandate construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Ken Winston, a lobbyist for the Nebraska Sierra Club, says there’s no doubt the bill will be killed by President Obama, if it reaches his desk. “We’re optimistic […]

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Chief Justice tells lawmakers alternatives to prison show promise (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Chief Justice Mike Heavican told lawmakers alternative sentencing holds promise in reducing the prison population, during his State of the Judiciary address. Heavican said the 16 so-called problem solving courts, such as drug courts, DUI courts, and young adult courts, provided treatment under supervised probation to a thousand Nebraskans. “Assuming that half these individuals […]

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Bicycling enthusiasts plot course for annual Tour de Nebraska ride

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With more snow and winter weather back in the forecast, it may help to think warm thoughts about this summer’s planned Tour de Nebraska Bicycle Adventure. The annual ride is set for the third week in June, beginning and ending in the central Nebraska town of Ravenna. Susan Rodenburg  is the co-founder of the five-day […]

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Freshman comes up big again for 15th ranked Huskers

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Nebraska freshman Natalie Romeo hit a three-pointer from the corner with 1:11 left to give the 15th ranked Huskers their first lead of the game in a 59-57 come-from-behind women’s basketball win over Illinois on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  The lost was Illinois’ sixth in a row, playing without their top player. Romeo, […]

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US Senate approves construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

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The United States Senate has approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but not with enough votes to overturn an expected presidential veto. The Senate has followed the House in approving construction of the oil pipeline that would run through Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Sen. Deb Fischer says she understands the 62-to-36 vote […]

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Treasurer Stenberg pleased Obama withdraws proposal to change 529 plans

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State Treasurer Don Stenberg expresses relief President Barack Obama has withdrawn a proposal to end the tax break that fuels contributions to 529 college savings plans. Stenberg says he’s pleased the president has backed away from the proposal. “It was an ill-advised plan,” Stenberg tells Nebraska Radio Network. “The 529 college savings plan is one […]

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UNMC physcian resonding to West Africa Ebola outbreak

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An Omaha doctor who helped treat Ebola patients at Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit is heading to Sierra Leone. Dr. Ali Kahn left earlier this week to meet with officials at the World Health Organization in Geneva before he continues his travels.   University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Dr. Jane Meza is the Senior Associate Dean at […]

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