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Lincoln man accused of killing another over drug debt

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A Lincoln man has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old Lincoln man this past weekend. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong says 26-year-old Danny Tucker is accused of killing Earl Richardson III, who he had argued with earlier. “And, Mr. Tucker then wound up coming back with […] Read More »

Pizza For Pilger fundraiser today

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One week ago today the town of Pilger was hit with an EF-4 tornado. Since the disaster thousands of people from around the country headed to Nebraska to help with the clean-up, made donations and continue to hold fund raisers to help those in the community. There is a fundraiser in the Omaha metro area […] Read More »

Nebraska woman drowns during dive in southern Missouri lake

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A Nebraska woman has drowned in a southern Missouri lake. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 30-year-old Sara Deines of Lincoln disappeared Friday evening during a group dive in Table Rock Lake, located near Kimberling City. Members of the group say she became separated from the rest and that the murkiness of the water hampered […] Read More »

Federal aid could offset livestock losses from tornadoes (AUDIO)

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Livestock producers affected by the tornadoes in the Pilger area could receive some disaster assistance from the federal government. The Pilger tornado destroyed houses and businesses. It also hit livestock producers as well. Sen. Mike Johanns has met with producers in wake of the tornado. “They’ve got dead livestock. We’ve got to somehow figure out […] Read More »

Storm Chasers rally twice to snap three game skid

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (42-34) forced extra innings after falling behind 5-0 early to the El Paso Chihuahuas (35-43), and fell behind again in the extra frame only to complete the comeback win 7-6 on a two-RBI walk-off single for Johnny Giavotella. It was the third walk-off win for Omaha this season, and snapped a […] Read More »

Saltdogs top Railcats in series finale

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The Saltdogs (16-20) were nearly no-hit in the resumed middle game of the weekend set against the RailCats (20-15) but bounced back nicely to book a 4-3 victory in front of 3,911 fans at U.S. Steel Yard Sunday evening. Joe Bisenius (2-2) pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing just one earned run on three hits, striking […] Read More »

Vanderbilt joins Virginia in CWS final

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Tyler Campbell’s infield single in the bottom of the 10th inning sent the Vanderbilt Commodores to their first ever College World Series finals, edging the Texas Longhorns 4-3 on Saturday. After Texas reliever John Curtiss recorded the first two outs in the 10th, Rhett Wiseman laced a single to center to extend the inning. Ro […] Read More »

Virginia moves into College World Series final

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Robbie Coman’s two-run single in the fourth inning helped Virginia earn its first-ever appearance in the College World Series finals after the Cavaliers posted a 4-1 victory over Mississippi on Saturday. Coman and Brandon Downes each finished 2-for-4 and three UVA pitchers combined on a six-hitter to send the Cavaliers into the best-of-three championship series, […] Read More »

Helping to heal homes and hearts in tornado alley

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Putting feet to faith, that’s what religious organizations are doing in the Stanton County village of Pilger, which was devastated by an EF4 tornado one week ago. Some groups are helping with the physical recovery, while others are devoted to the mental recovery. Kenny Adcock is the program manager for the Samaritan’s Purse North American […] Read More »

School leaders in Pilger vow they’ll be ready to open in August

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The twin tornadoes that wiped out much of Pilger a week ago today also did heavy damage to the Wisner-Pilger Middle School, a second home to about 80 students and a dozen staff members. School Superintendent Chad Boyer says assessment of the damage is underway by experts like the adjuster and a structural engineer. “Certainly, […] Read More »

Lincoln man sentenced to federal prison on child porn charges

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A young Lincoln man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for receiving child pornography. 27-year-old Michael Nguyen will also have to serve five years of supervised release after prison and must register as a sex offender. Nguyen also has been ordered to pay $6,000 in restitution to be divided among the victims […] Read More »

Member of Omaha Tribe sentenced to 8 years for fatal child abuse

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A member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison after being convicted of abusing a 14-month-old child who later died of head injuries. United States District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced 22-year-old Mark Anthony Grant, who resided on the Winnebago Indian Reservation, to eight years of […] Read More »

Deputy fired, charged with lying about being shot during traffic stop

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A Richardson County Deputy Sheriff has been fired after being arrested on charges that he lied about being shot by an unidentified assailant earlier this month. The Richardson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a news release in which it states Joshua Nincehelser now is suspected of staging the events of June 9th when he reported […] Read More »

Young Columbus man killed in shootout with law enforcement in Colfax County

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A 32-year-old Columbus man, a suspect in a domestic disturbance call, has been killed in a shootout with law enforcement. Jason Van Buskirk exchanged gunfire with officers after fleeing from a Nebraska State Patrol trooper very early this morning. Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl says a trooper pulled Van Buskirk over after responding to a […] Read More »

Stingray Beach is now open at the Henry Doorly Zoo

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It is opening day for StingrayBeach at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Spokesperson Mandi Krebs says StingrayBeach is an 80 foot long saltwater pool that contains 38 stingrays and a number of horseshoe crabs. Krebs says this is an interactive exhibit and visitors are invited to touch the stingrays and feed them. There is no danger […] Read More »