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Omaha neighborhood evacuated after gas leak

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A neighborhood near 137th and Leavenworth Streets in Omaha was evacuated around 11:30 Tuesday morning. Metropolitan Utilities Department crews rushed to the area to shut off a gas leak inside a home under construction. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department also blocked off traffic from entering the neighborhood. No word on what caused the gas line […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman makes disaster declaration after touring damage

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Gov. Dave Heineman has issued a state disaster declaration for portions of Nebraska hit hard by tornadoes at the end of last weekend. Heineman made the declaration through the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency after touring damage at Beaver Crossing, Cordova, and Sutton with Al Berndt, Assistant Director of NEMA. Storms Sunday spawned at least a […] Read More »

Wrong ballot boxes delivered to one Nebraska location

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Primary election day got off to a bit of a rough start at one polling places in Douglas County. Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says voters at the Pine Creek Elementary School location in Bennington had to wait a few minutes for the right ballot boxes to arrive. Phipps says that the ballot boxes intended for […] Read More »

Voter enthusiasm for mid-term election at 20 year low

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As Nebraskans hit the polls today a recent poll shows that voter enthusiasm is at its lowest level for a mid-term election in at least 20 years. That poll shows that Republicans are more enthusiastic about the mid-term than Democrats. Hassan Giordano is a national political insider and campaign consultant and says typically Republicans are […] Read More »

Paredes hits for the first cycle in the history of Werner Park

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Jimmy Paredes hit the first cycle at Werner Park, in the Omaha Storm Chasers (16-20) 19-1 win over the New Orleans Zephyrs (17-21). It was the first cycle in Omaha since Scott Thorman on August 29, 2010 during the final homestand at Rosenblatt Stadium. Paredes was 0-for-2 when he hit a grand slam in the […] Read More »

NAIA softball recap. Bellevue and Concordia face off on Tuesday in an elimination game

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The Belhaven softball team (42-15) picked up a victory in their first game of the NAIA Opening Round Tournament on Monday with a 16-1 rout of Bellevue University (35-16) in Shawnee, OK. Bellevue’s Taylor Mohler was on the wrong end of nine Belhaven hits over her 2.1 innings of work. Combined with four walks, Mohler […] Read More »

NAIA baseball recap. Doane and Midland baseball lose opening round games

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In Hutchinson, Kansas, the #22 University of Jamestown (ND) Jimmies knocked off the #12 Doane Tigers 6-2 behind thanks in part to six errors by the Tigers. Ryan Sheeley pitched 4.1 scoreless innings of relief to ge the win and lower his season ERA to 0.55 in 32.2 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting just .155 […] Read More »

Huskers complete the sweep over the Spartans and have a short turnaround at Creighton tonight

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Following a rain delay that pushed back the start of Monday’s series’ finale by 90 minutes the No. 26 ranked Nebraska baseball team (35-17, 16-5) completed a series sweep of the Michigan State Spartans (26-23, 8-13 Big Ten) with a 4-1 win. The game only went 7.0 innings, as it was shortened due to the […] Read More »

Important primary election now in the hands of the voters (AUDIO)

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A crowded field gets thinned out today as Nebraska voters decide who will advance to the November elections. The numbers tell a lot about what is at stake today. Four major Republican candidates compete for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Mike Johanns, a Republican who is retiring from public office. Six […] Read More »

Rancher blasts Senate’s indecision on Keystone XL

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Senate debate on the Keystone XL oil pipeline is at a standstill. A compromise appears unlikely with no vote expected this week after the two parties couldn’t reach an agreement last week. Nebraska rancher Randy Thompson of Martell is one landowner who won a court victory against TransCanada in a case that’s now in the […] Read More »

Suspect in South Dakota shooting commits suicide after pursued into Nebraska

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A suspect in a South Dakota shooting apparently shot and killed himself this weekend after being pursued into Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 38-year-old Eric Michael Johnson of Elk Point, S.D. fled on Interstate 29, first driving north, then turning around and driving south into Iowa. He drove into Nebraska, took Highway 75 south […] Read More »

Storms having an effect on the primary election as well

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Storms sweeping through Nebraska at the tail end of the weekend will have an effect on the primary election tomorrow. Secretary of State John Gale says storm damage has caused Seward County election officials to move a couple of polling places. “Fortunately, as large as the storm was and as violent as it was, the […] Read More »

BBB warns using care in selecting repairs after storms

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Sunday’s storm left a path of destruction in many parts of the state. Jim Hegerty with Nebraska’s Better Business Bureau says victims with property damage may receive a knock on the door from representatives of out-of-state companies offering to make repairs. He says some are very reputable companies but others are not. He says there […] Read More »

Mother Nature celebrates Mother’s Day with tornadoes and snow in Nebraska

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Mother Nature was not about to forget it was Mother’s Day in Nebraska on Sunday. Eastern parts of the state were hit by severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes. The town of Sutton in south central Nebraska was targeted by a tornado that damaged buildings in their downtown area. Inspectors are checking buildings there to determine […] Read More »

Martinez signs free agent deal with Philly, but what position will he play?

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Former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez worked out at quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back at Nebraska’s pro day in March. He prefers to play quarterback, saying he “loves the position,” but after going undrafted, Martinez signed on with the Philadelphia Eagles. How they use Martinez is an uncertainty. Martinez has speed and when he’s healthy, […] Read More »