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Sen. Chambers fires back at Gov. Heineman over Nikko Jenkins’ case (AUDIO)

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A member of the special legislative committee investigating the release of serial killer Nikko Jenkins from prison has fired back at Gov. Dave Heineman. Heineman earlier in the week criticized state Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha, chairman of the committee, accusing Lathrop of reaching a conclusion about the case before the committee completes its work. […]

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Halloween haunts to fishing at Nebraska State Parks this weekend

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This is a great weekend to wet a line. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says the next two weekends are ideal for those who like trout. Game and Parks stocked Standing Bear Lake in west Omaha, Fremont State Lake #2 and HolmesLake near Lincoln this week. Next week they will stock lakes […]

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Bike sharing program expands

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Omaha’s popular bike sharing program has a new name and continues to expand.   Program Director Ben Turner says Omaha B-Cycle is now Heartland B-Cycle and they added 20 new kiosks for residents to rent a bike and enjoy a ride. Turner says many riders take the bikes across the river into Council Bluffs, Iowa. That […]

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Husker soccer continues to struggle in Big Ten play

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Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored her ninth goal of the season in the 31st minute to give NU an early 1-0 lead, but the Minnesota Golden Gophers scored three to win 3-1 on Thursday. The Gophers tied the score, 1-1, in the 42nd minute when Josee Stiever scored off an assist from Simone Kolander. Kolander also assisted […]

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Husker basketball loses freshman Day for the season

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Nebraska men’s basketball freshman forward B.J. Day suffered a season-ending injury, when he tore his ACL during practice this week. Day will miss this season and apply for a medical redshirt to have four years of eligibility remaining. Day, who is the son of former Husker standout Bernard Day, played at Lincoln Southeast High School, […]

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Congressman says Congress should return, debate ISIL threat

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A Nebraska Congressman suggests Congress should return to Washington and debate the threat the Islamic State poses. Islamic State, ISIL, ISIS; whatever you call it Congressman Jeff Fortenberry sees a grave threat to civilization itself. Fortenberry supports President Barack Obama’s action to launch air strikes against ISIL. “With certain conditions. That this continue to be […]

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Teens locked up for life to be resentenced

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Three men sentenced to life in prison without parole will be resentenced after the United States Supreme Court let stand a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling. The action by the U.S. Supreme Court clears the way for resentencing hearings for more than 20 other Nebraska prison inmates. The cases in question involve Douglas Mantich, sentenced to […]

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High school softball district scores from 10/9/14

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Adams Central 2, Seward 0 Adams Central 5, GICC 4 Aquinas Catholic 7, St. Paul 5 Aquinas Catholic 9, Boone Central/Newman Grove 0 (5 inn) Arlington 7, Bishop Neumann 1 Arlington 8, North Bend Central 0 Ashland-Greenwood 8, Johnson County Central/Lewiston 0 Ashland-Greenwood 8, Syracuse 0 Beatrice 14, Fairbury/Thayer Central 0 Bellevue East 4, North […]

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Deadline is next week for extension on federal tax returns

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There’s less than one week left for those Nebraskans who have been putting off filing their federal tax returns for 2013, according to IRS spokesman Christopher Miller. “If you asked for an extension of time to file this year’s tax return, the IRS just wants to remind you that time is running out to get […]

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School official denies Lincoln moving to gender-neutral classrooms (AUDIO)

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Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel dismisses suggestions the school district is discarding the use of the terms “boys” and “girls” in favor of gender-neutral terms for students. Joel has addressed the topic after a resource used at a Lincoln middle school surfaced that advocated such an approach. Joel accuses national news media outlets of […]

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Son of federal judge charged with sexual assault

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The son of a federal judge in Nebraska has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman. 31-year-old Jonathan Camp of Lincoln is accused of drugging a woman at a Lincoln home, and assaulting her while she slept. Camp is the son of Chief United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp and Lincoln City Councilmember Jon […]

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Gov. Heineman hopes to avoid losing federal crime fighting money

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he hopes the federal government will not pull money targeted to fight crime in Nebraska, because the Nebraska Crime Commission has failed to adequately document how the money is being spent. The U.S. Justice Department has warned the state that the Crime Commission must account for how it spent five million […]

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Transient seriously injured when struck by van

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A 58-year-old man is reported to be in critical condition after being struck by a minivan while crossing a busy Lincoln street. Lincoln police report Maurice Taylor, a transient, suffered serious injuries in the accident last night. He has been hospitalized in Lincoln. Witnesses told police Taylor walked against a traffic light, into the path […]

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State employee charity helps thousands of Nebraskans

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More than 4,000 state employees have donated more than $575,000 dollars during the latest State Employee Charitable Giving campaign. The money supports a number of groups, such as the Nebraska Chapter of National Hemophilia Foundation. Kristin Henson of Lincoln volunteers with the chapter, which she says has been invaluable in helping her cope with the […]

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