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Husker baseball wins their 37th straight home opener

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The Nebraska baseball team won its 37th straight home opener on Tuesday afternoon at Hawks Field with a 9-3 win over the Northern Colorado Bears. 4,121 fans came out to watch the Huskers on a beautiful afternoon, as temperatures reached the low 70’s. It was the largest crowd for a home opener since 2012, when […]

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Scammers targeting homeowners at risk of foreclosure

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Many Nebraskans are falling behind on their house payments. Barbara Floyd-Jones is a foreclosure expert with NeighborWorks, National Homeownership Program and says those numbers nationally are higher than they were before the housing crisis. These owners are desperate to keep their homes and that makes them vulnerable to loan modification scams. Floyd-Jones says typically scammers […]

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Encouraging news for Nebraska’s job seekers in 2nd quarter

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More than one-quarter of the businesses in the state have plans to hire more employees during the coming three months, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Manpower spokeswoman Karen Miller says the survey covers Nebraska employers’ staffing plans for the calendar year’s second quarter. “We’re looking at 26% of companies that we interviewed […]

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Ethanol industry riding high last year, suffering through the start of this year

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What a difference a year can make. Last year, the ethanol industry soared. This year, it has been rough. Overproduction and the big drop in oil prices get the blame from industry insiders. CEO of KAAPA Ethanol of Minden, Chuck Woodside, says strong profits last year spurred over-production. “We’ve got over 15 billion gallons of […]

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Panhandle authorities investigate death of man found underneath running vehicle

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Panhandle authorities are investigating what they believe to be an accidental death, though the circumstances are unusual. Box Butte County officials discovered the body of 20-year-old Levi Ehrmantraut of Alliance beneath a running vehicle Sunday morning in Alliance. Volunteer firefighters lifted the vehicle to remove Ehrmantraut’s body. Ehrmantraut was pronounced dead at the scene. An […]

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Omaha high school teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

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An Omaha high school English teacher has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student. Douglas County prosecutors accuse 36-year-old Bryan Black of Papillion of asking a female student at Millard North High School to send him nude photos and touching her breasts in September of last year. Prosecutors have charged Black with first-degree sexual […]

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O’Neill woman dies of injuries from wreck

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An O’Neill woman has died of injuries sustained in a one-car accident this weekend. The Holt County Sheriff’s Department reports 56-year-old Debra Christensen was ejected from her vehicle after it crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 20/275 in northern Nebraska, slid into the ditch, and rolled, landing on its top. Initially, emergency crews took […]

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More teens and young adults suffering hearing loss

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The World Heath Organization estimates 1.1-billion teens and young adults will suffer hearing loss due to listening to loud music for long periods of time using ear buds. Dr. Michi Diller is an audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha and says this is an issue that should not be ignored. Dr. Diller […]

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Congressman Smith opposes move to ban certain ammo

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The ATF is considering a ban on certain ammo for AR-15 rifles. This as some members of Congress in an uproar as they will have no say in that decision process. Lawmakers opposed to the ban sent a letter to the ATF director Monday condemning the ban.  Opponents of the ban believe that since the […]

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Omaha woman sentenced for not using SS benefits for disabled child

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An Omaha woman has been ordered to repay nearly $125,000 to Social Security after failing to use the money for her disabled child. United States Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 48-year-old LaThosha Bolton has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison. A jury found her guilty of theft and mail fraud. Bolton has […]

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UNL lands Census Bureau research center (AUDIO)

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A restrictive Research Data Center featuring highly sensitive information from the United States Census Bureau will be located on the University of Nebraska’s Lincoln campus. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Economics Professor John Anderson will serve as executive director at the regional Research Data Center, which will allow researchers approved by the Census Bureau access to sensitive […]

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Learn to be a severe weather spotter, starting this week

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Spotter training classes for severe weather are underway now and will run for the next several weeks in communities across Nebraska. Brian Smith, the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, says several severe storms raked the northeast part of the state last summer, causing widespread damage and injuries. Smith says it’s […]

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Learn to be a severe weather spotter, starting this week

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Spotter training classes for severe weather are underway now and will run for the next several weeks in communities across Nebraska. Brian Smith, the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, says several severe storms raked the northeast part of the state last summer, causing widespread damage and injuries. Smith says it’s […]

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U.S. marshal fired fatal shot during attempted fugitive arrest

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A United States marshal fired the fatal shot last week that killed a suspect while officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant in Lincoln. His name has not been released. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says the marshal was part of a Metro Fugitive Task Force team attempting to arrest 34-year-old Tyson Hubbard of Omaha […]

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Palestinian Women Speak Out event at UNO

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Nebraskans can hear about what it is like living in Palestine tonight at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. Ayah Bashir lives in Gaza and says it isn’t just women who are oppressed.  Bashir says, “How men in Gaza don’t have jobs. We have a high level of unemployment because we can’t import or export. […]

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