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Omaha’s bond rating drop

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Moody’s Investment Service downgraded the city of Omaha’s bond rating from A-A-1 to A-A-2. The report shows Omaha’s financial outlook is stable but retiree health care costs, unsettled labor contracts and the federally mandated sewer separation project as reasons for the lower mark. The bond credit rating business goes on to say that significant progress […]

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Push on to get more former foster kids signed up for Medicaid

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A report indicates few of Nebraska’s former foster children have taken advantage of a provision in the federal health care law that makes them eligible for Medicaid. The Affordable Care Act offers Medicaid to any foster child who ages out of the system at 18 or 19, regardless of the former foster child’s income, up […]

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Douglas County Emergency taking precaution against Ebola

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In an effort to protect the public from the possibility of Ebola, Douglas County 911 is making changes to their ambulance transport policy. Douglas County Health Department Director Dr. Adi Pour says those with flu-like symptoms calling for an ambulance will be asked a few more questions. Dr. Pour says 911 operators will ask if […]

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Drivers beware…deer on the highways (AUDIO)

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Fall poses a few more dangers than normal on Nebraska highways, especially car-deer accidents. Be careful out there, in particular near those deer crossing signs on the highway. Nebraska Office of Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek says they’re there for a reason. “It’s usually probably a place where typically deer are moving regularly,” Zwonechek tells […]

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College students charged, fraternity suspended in wake of freshman death

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Seven people have been charged and a fraternity has been suspended after an investigation into the death of a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL police arrested four members of the Farmhouse Fraternity and issued citations to three others in connection with the death of 18-year-old Clayton Real in early September. In response to […]

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High school football scores from Thursday 10/23/14

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Anselmo-Merna 70, Brady 32 BDS 50, Pawnee City 6 Bertrand 46, Loomis 8 Bloomfield 72, Plainview 0 Boone Central/Newman Grove 32, Norfolk Catholic 16 Boys Town 42, Arlington 28 Burwell 52, Amherst 48 CWC 67, Wausa 6 Central City 48, Minden 14 Cozad 39, O’Neill 7 Creighton 36, Hartington-Newcastle 0 Cross County 72, Harvard 0 […]

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Game and Parks approves bighorn sheep hunt

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Two people will be allowed to hunt bighorn sheep in Nebraska. The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners authorized one lottery and one auction bighorn sheep permit for 2015 at their meeting in Scottsbluff. Only Nebraska residents will be allowed to enter the lottery for a permit. Both residents and nonresidents will be allowed […]

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Spend the night in a cardboard box to help those who have no choice

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A “sleep-out” event is planned next month in the Siouxland area to raise awareness about the homeless. The 10th annual Siouxland Sleep-Out is scheduled for November 7, as people will spend the night outdoors at the Lewis and Clark Baseball Stadium in Sioux City, Iowa. Organizer Cindy Wood remembers the first year of the event […]

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Driver dead in roll over crash in northeast Nebraska

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A 29-year-old Norfolk man died after losing control of his car in Pierce County and rolling several times. The Nebraska State Patrol reports Joshua Petersen died at the scene Tuesday afternoon on Nebraska Highway 13. The NSP says the car rolled when Pe...

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Crescent sun setting in the western sky tonight

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Tonight’s sunset should be spectacular. John Johnson is the outreach coordinator with the Omaha Astronomical Society and says there is a solar eclipse this afternoon. Johnson says viewers will notice a small notch out of the sun around 4:30 pm.  About an hour later nearly half of the sun will eclipse.  He says the sun will […]

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Voter registration deadline is Friday

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The deadline to register to vote in the 2014 statewide General Election is Friday, October 24th. Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says at this late date all registrations must be done in person. Those already registered but moved, changed their name or party affiliation must also update their registrations and the deadline is Friday.  […]

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Intruder shot and killed by Bellevue resident

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Bellevue police have arrested two men in connection to a deadly shooting during a home invasion on Saturday, October 18th.   Detectives believe that four people went to an apartment building at 18th and Main Street around 9 pm to commit a robbery. Detectives say Tyrell Dalia was armed with a stolen handgun and crawled through […]

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