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More families are moving to benefit women’s career

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A new trend may be impacting Nebraska families and elsewhere. Mayflower moving recently conducted a study and Melissa Sullivan, Director of Marketing Communications says they are seeing more families move for the wife’s job. Sullivan says their survey shows that nearly half of all Americans know at least one family who moved into the last […] Read More »

Cannon charged with 2nd degree murder in Omaha death

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A woman accused of killing Darryel Fields at 60th and Hartman Avenue in Omaha Saturday morning was in court today. 42 year old Colleen Cannon is charged with 2nd degree murder. Omaha police say that Cannon and Fields had been drinking and he dropped a glass. That is when the two started arguing and authorities […] Read More »

Omaha girl suffers dog bite, safety prevention tips

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A 9 year old Omaha girl is now recovering at home after being released from a hospital Monday. On Saturday a family friend brought over a one-year-old Old English Bulldog and was bit in the face. The girl will need reconstructive surgery. The owner was cited and the dog is quarantined at the Nebraska Humane […] Read More »

Blackshirts growing into their roles as spring practice rolls on (AUDIO)

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The Nebraska football practiced in full pads for two hours and Defensive Coordinator John Papuchis is feeling confident in the Blackshirts’ growth this spring. “With the amount of young guys we played a year ago, the long-term hope that we’ve always had has been that we wouldn’t miss too many beats from the end of […] Read More »

Sexual orientation workplace bill cannot overcome filibuster (AUDIO)

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Whether including sexual orientation to state workplace anti-discrimination laws would help or hurt business in Nebraska was debated as supporters failed to overcome a filibuster in the legislature. Much of eight hours of legislative debate on LB 485 centered on religion. Both supporters and opponents quoted the Bible and religious writings and gave testimony to […] Read More »

Feds promise to improve predictions of drought

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As many Nebraska farmers are beginning the spring planting process, U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency and others in the federal government are looking to improve drought forecasts. “There’s not a whole lot you can do about drought,” Vilsack says. “What you can do is forecast it more effectively and in a more […] Read More »

Historic horse racing passes upon reconsideration (AUDIO)

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Reconsideration works and the issue of historic horse racing will go to a vote of the people in November. Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha first succeeded in calling for a reconsideration of the vote on April 3rd that fell short of the votes needed to pass his resolution, then he succeeded in his move to […] Read More »

Two Lincoln hockey players involved in a criminal sexual conduct investigation

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Two members of the Lincoln Stars hockey team are involved in a criminal sexual conduct investigation in Moorhead, MN. Court documents say the 18-year old players had sex with a 15-year old girl in a Moorhead hotel room on Feb. 15, when the team was in two to play the Fargo Force. A search warrant […] Read More »

3-Alarm fire destroys Omaha bookstore and thrift shop

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Omaha firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze Sunday night that destroyed a book store and thrift shop. Investigators say the fire at 73rd and Maple Streets caused nearly $1-million in damage. A nearby apartment building was evacuated as a safety precaution but no one was injured. Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger says due to the extensive […] Read More »

Campaign focused on teen drivers and seat belt use

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The Nebraska State Patrol’s summer long seat belt enforcement and awareness campaign is focusing on teenage drivers. Lt. Kevin Bridges says 79% of Nebraska driver’s age 19 and younger involved in deadly crashes weren’t buckled up. The summer campaign is designed to educate teen drivers on the importance of seat belt use. The Nebraska State […] Read More »

Mickey Rooney remembered by Boys Town alumni

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The actor who brought the 1938 film Boys Town to life passed away over the weekend at the age of 93. John Mollison is the vice president of the Boys Town Alumni Association and a 1964 graduate of the Nebraska community. He remembers inviting Mickey Rooney who played the bad boy Whitey Marsh back to […] Read More »

Back-to-back walk-off wins leads Husker baseball to a series win over Ohio State

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The Nebraska baseball team got above the .500 mark in Big Ten play at 4-2 and 19-13 overall, as the Huskers completed their Big Ten-opening homestand on Sunday with its second straight victory. Tanner Lubach drove in the winning run on Sunday after Michael Pritchard picked up a walk-off single on Saturday. NU defeated Ohio […] Read More »

Husker softball continues its winning ways

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The 20th-ranked Nebraska softball team won its second straight Big Ten Conference road series finishing off the Illini with a 12-3, five-inning victory Sunday at Illinois. After rebounding from an opening loss to win a series at No. 23 Northwestern last weekend, Nebraska again bounced back from a series-opening loss to take the series at […] Read More »

Hassebrook says he would bring change to the Capitol (AUDIO)

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A Democrat running for governor says things will look a lot different at the Capitol if he is elected. Democrat Chuck Hassebrook of Lyons supports expanding Medicaid under the federal health insurance law. “From my perspective, the filibuster that blocked the expansion of Medicaid really represents the triumph of partisan extremism over common sense,” Hassebrook […] Read More »

Increase in e-cigarette juice related calls to poison centers

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A new Centers for Disease Control finds a dramatic increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers due to children drinking the nicotine juice. Dr. Ron Kirschner is the Medical Director of the Nebraska Regional Poison Center and says this is starting to become more of an issue here. The CDC reports the number of calls […] Read More »