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Perone leaves Omaha Benson’s basketball program for assistant coaches job at Hastings

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Omaha Benson girls basketball coach Jon Perone was hired as an assistant women’s coach at Hastings College, leaving the Bunnies after leading them to their first Class A state championship in March. Perone led Benson to its first state tournament berth in 16 years back in 2013 and last season, his seventh with the program, he […] Read More »

Domina celebrates 26th Amendment as he woos young voters (AUDIO)

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Democrat Dave Domina celebrates the 26th Amendment as he courts support from young voters in his United States Senate campaign. Domina honored Anthony LaMere of South Sioux City, killed in the line of duty in Viet Nam on the day the 26th Amendment to the United States was ratified, July 1st of 1971 during a […] Read More »

Creighton survey: Economy on the upswing in June

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A monthly survey of business leaders in Nebraska and eight other Midwestern states shows the region’s economy during June was in its best shape in more than three years, since March of 2011. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says growth in domestic and export orders over the past three months was very strong. “New orders, […] Read More »

Support building for U-S Marine jail release

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Nebraska residents can show their support for the release of U-S Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican jail. Tahmooressi was arrested April 1st after mistakenly crossing the border with three guns that are legally registered in the U-S. Wednesday morning Virgil Patlin of Omaha is organizing a demonstration outside the Mexican Consulate office at […] Read More »

Underage drinking prevention summer program

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Teenagers from across Nebraska are in Omaha this week for a conference on underage drinking prevention efforts.   Nicole Carritt is a spokesperson with Project Extra Mile and says their summer youth leadership training is in progress. Carritt says the goal is to provide advocacy skills to students so they can challenge the status quo within […] Read More »

Home Run Derby coming to Omaha on Thursday

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The ball players are coming back to TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha one more time on Thursday for the College Home Run Derby. Rice’s Michael Aquino, the defending champ in this event will return as will the Big 12’s leader in home run, Eric Gutierrez of Texas Tech. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for […] Read More »

Hassebrook: Raybould brings more than balance to ticket (AUDIO)

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Democrat Chuck Hassebrook says there are many reasons why he chose Jane Raybould as his running mate, but one stands out. Lancaster County Commissioner Jane Raybould will run on the ticket of Democratic candidate for governor Chuck Hassebrook, emphasizing practical politics. “I’ve had experience working across party lines on a number of issues. I’ve been […] Read More »

Johanns says Hobby Lobby ruling upholds religious liberties (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns says the Supreme Court had to reach the conclusion it did in the Hobby Lobby case if religious liberty is to mean anything in the United States. Johanns sees the ruling as very positive. “If conscience protection, religious liberty, etc. are to mean anything, it just seemed to me that they had […] Read More »

Nebraska Regional Poison Center tips for a safe 4th of July

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Small children want to join in 4th of July fun as well as older kids and adults so a convenient alternative is a glow stick. Nebraska Regional Poison Control Center Public Education Coordinator Joan McVoy says those sticks are soft and small children love to chew on them. Glow sticks contain a liquid called dibutyl […] Read More »

Pilger residents need to mind flood plain rules when rebuilding

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The destructive path of the tornado that hit the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger last month went right through the flood plain. Bill Jones, with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, says any rebuilding that’s done will have to meet the flood plain management plan that was approved by the village about ten years ago. […] Read More »

Fortenberry says Supreme Court got Hobby Lobby case right (AUDIO)

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry applauds the US Supreme Court ruling that upholds Hobby Lobby’s right to opt out of providing some forms of contraception under the federal health care law. “Well, I think the court got this right,” Fortenberry tells Nebraska Radio Network in a telephone interview. “I think the court ruling represents one of basic […] Read More »

Woman kept getting Social Security checks after friend died in 1998

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A Kimball woman has been placed on probation and ordered to make $177,000 in restitution for continuing to receive the Social Security checks of a friend who died in 1998. Federal prosecutors say 74-year-old Lois Powell had been added to the friend’s account as a signor. The friend died in 1998. The Social Security checks […] Read More »

Democrat Hassebrook chooses Raybould as running mate (AUDIO)

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Democratic candidate for governor, Chuck Hassebrook, has chosen a running mate “I’m pleased to announce that Jane Raybould will be our candidate for Lt. Governor,” Hassebrook announced to applause from supporters gathered at the state Capitol in Lincoln. Hassebrook praised Raybould’s work as Lancaster County Commissioner, saying it has prepared her for the role of […] Read More »

Annual celebration will go on in July in tornado-ravaged Pilger

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While the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger strives to rebuild after a strike by twin tornadoes earlier this month, residents now have a local celebration to look forward to. During a weekend community meeting, Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger announced that the annual festival -will- take place, as always, on the third full weekend in July. […] Read More »

Terence Crawford retains his boxing title in front of home town crowd

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It had been 42 years since there was a world title fight in Omaha, when  Joe Frazier defended the heavyweight world championship against Omaha’s Ron Stander, winning by fifth-round knockout at the Civic Auditorium on May 25, 1972.  On Saturday night, Terence Crawford, fighting in his hometown of Omaha, for the first time as a […] Read More »