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Sen. Fischer will vote for Ash Carter as Defense Secretary (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer plans to vote for Defense Secretary-designate Ash Carter and expects him to have more success than outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Carter has been chosen by President Barak Obama as the person to succeed Hagel, who reportedly had clashes with the president’s inner circle in the White House. Carter, who is 60, […]

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Iowan sentenced to life in South Sioux City murder case

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A northwest Iowa man faces a life prison term in Nebraska after being convicted of murder. Twenty-three-year-old Raymond Gonzalez of Sioux City was sentenced Thursday in Dakota County, Nebraska. In December of last year, he was convicted in the December 2013 shooting death of 28-year-old Bonnie Baker at her home in South Sioux City, Nebraska. During […]

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Mavericks start tough stretch with a tough road loss at North Dakota State

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The Omaha men’s basketball team began another challenging road stretch on Thursday, falling 64-57 to North Dakota State at Scheels Arena. The Mavericks are now 8-14 (2-8 Summit League), while the Bison, who secured their 22nd consecutive home win, improve to 16-7 (8-2 Summit League). Omaha was paced by junior guard Marcus Tyus, who shot […]

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Huskers miss Theriot, lose at 21st ranked Rutgers

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All-American point guard Rachel Theriot missed her first game and the Huskers missed her. NU was held to a season low 17 points in the first half, but then rallied from a 12-point deficit to two, before losing at #21 Rutgers 46-43. This was Nebraska fourth road loss this season by one possession or in […]

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UNM College of Dentistry Annual Children’s Day

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Nebraska children from 11 communities will be making the trip to Lincoln today for the University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Dentistry’s Children’s Dental Day. Executive Associate Dean Dr. David Brown says students will provide care for nearly 200 children free of charge.  Dr. Brown says students will provide cleanings and also do […]

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Heart disease is #1 killer of Nebraska women, Go Red today

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If you’re trying to decide what to wear today, consider something red as this is Go Red For Women Day. Cassie Wessing, at the American Heart Association, says heart disease is the #1 killer in America and in particular, of women in Nebraska, so wearing red is a show of solidarity and support. “We use […]

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Scam targets Great Western Bank customers

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A scam circulating Nebraska attempts to fool Great Western Bank customers into giving personal financial information. Attorney General Doug Peterson has issued a warning. Peterson says a scam text message purporting to be from Great Western Bank warns that the customer’s account has been blocked. The message embeds a link that opens to a webpage […]

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Twins come early, born at side of Lancaster County road

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They didn’t quite make it to the hospital. The Lancaster Sheriff’s Office reports Kevin and Laura Clark didn’t make it to a Lincoln hospital before Laura delivered twins at the side of a county road. Captain Ben Houchen says the Clarks made a 9-1-1 call after her water broke, but by the time Southwest Rural […]

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Fischer on President’s budget: it spends and taxes too much

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Sen. Deb Fischer says President Barack Obama’s proposed budget spends too much and does nothing to reduce the federal debt. Fischer, a Republican, says she’s looking passed what the president has proposed and looking to her colleagues to propose a budget the steers the country toward an annual spending plan than balances. “If 10 years […]

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Omaha company falls victim to international scam

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An Omaha company recently fell victim to an international scam and is out more than $17-million. A Scoular Company employee thought he was responding to an email sent by the CEO instructing him to send the money to a bank in China. President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau – Nebraska Jim Hegarty says […]

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Powerball jackpot 7th largest in history

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Powerball machines will be getting a workout over the next few days as the jackpot continues to climb.  Neil Watson with the Nebraska Lottery says Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is $360-million and could increase before the drawing depending on ticket sales. This is the 7th largest Powerball jackpot in history.  He reminds players that odds of […]

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Man’s death in Norfolk police custody “accidental,” officers in clear

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A toxicology report shows the man who died while in Norfolk police custody a few weeks ago had high levels of several illegal drugs in his system. A grand jury that investigated the death of 42-year-old Andre Murphy Senior found the cause of death to be accidental. Madison County Attorney Joe Smith says Murphy had […]

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Troopers uninjured after being shot at in Omaha

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Two state troopers escaped injury after being shot at when they attempted to pull over a car in Omaha just after midnight. Two people have been arrested. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper attempted to stop a car for a broken taillight near the Interstate 680/I-80 split. The driver refused to stop, continued to […]

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Riley wraps up first recruiting class with big gains on the defense

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Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley introduced his first Husker recruiting class on Wednesday. The 2015 signing class includes 20 scholarship players that come from 13 states.Riley was hired at Nebraska on Dec. 4 and he and his staff quickly put together a class that includes 12 on the defensive side. Riley had to get after three […]

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Congressman wants answers in wake of CoOportunity collapse (AUDIO)

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Congressman Adrian Smith says the failure of CoOportunity Health raises serious questions about the Affordable Care Act. CoOportunity will be liquidated at the end of the month after the Iowa Insurance Commissioner, charged with attempting to rehabilitate the non-profit health insurance cooperative, told a court it couldn’t be saved. CoOportunity received $146 million in federal […]

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