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McDermott named AP All-American for third time in his career

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Doug McDermott has been named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press, the third straight year for the Creighton basketball star. McDermott joins some elite company with his back-back-to-back first team honor from the Associated Press. Since the awards started in 1947-48, McDermott is just the 11th man to earn first team accolades three […] Read More »

Motorcyclists might have been speeding in fatal crash

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Lincoln police suspect the two men involved in a fatal motorcycle crash Sunday might have been racing. Police report 24-year-old Petro Denysyuk rode his motorcycle off a street and into a creek, where he died at the scene. Denysyuk and his 26-year-old friend Sergey Kapliyev were riding north on South Folsom Street late Sunday afternoon […] Read More »

Werner Park additions for Storm Chasers season opener

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A sure sign of spring is when the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team is ready to play ball. General Manager Martie Cordaro says their season opener is Thursday night and fans will notice new additions inside Werner Park in Papillion. He says they now have expanded their concession stand area and added a few items […] Read More »

NU volleyball’s Kelsey Robinson was selected as one of three’s finalist’s for AAU’s Sullivan Award

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NU volleyball’s Kelsey Robinson was selected as one of three’s finalist’s for AAU’s Sullivan Award which goes to the most outstanding amateur athlete. Past winners of this award which has been given since 1930 include names like Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Peyton Manning, Michael Phelps, and Tim Tebow. The winner will be honored at an awards ceremony […] Read More »

13 counties in SE Nebraska now under Red Flag Warning

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Wildfires, whipped by strong winds, scorched about 30 acres of farmland in southeast Nebraska’s Gage County on Sunday. The fire was about three miles west of Beatrice. Jim Engel, the Beatrice Rural Fire Chief, says the fire started in a roadside ditch and was pushed along by winds gusting up to 37-miles an hour. “The […] Read More »

Report ranks Nebraska’s counties based on residents’ health

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A new report ranks the overall health of Nebraska’s counties using some 30 factors, including things like childhood poverty, smoking, college attendance, physical activity and access to physicians. Julie Willems Van Dijk, deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, says Polk County, in east-central Nebraska, ranked as the state’s healthiest county. “Polk County has […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman spikes $65M in spending, urges property tax relief (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman vetoes $65 million from the $8 billion mid-term state budget, saying the savings should go toward property tax relief. Of the $65 million vetoed by the governor, $26 million is General Fund spending. Heineman said his action gives legislators $25 million to add to the property tax credit fund. “And practically every […] Read More »

Western Nebraska woman faces charges after husband’s death

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The wife of a rural Cheyenne County man is being charged with helping him commit suicide and hiding the body. For the past week authorities have been trying to sort out just what happened inside an igloo storage unit where 61-year-old Russell Kimble allegedly shot himself in the face with a shotgun provided by his […] Read More »

An agrument over a dice game turns deadly in Lincoln

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An argument over a dice game leads to Lincoln’s second murder of the year. “The Lincoln Police Department is investigating the shooting death of Nathaniel Morton, Sr.,” Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong told reporters during a briefing this morning. Peschong reports that Morton, who was 38, was shot dead after arguing with another gambler. “Evidently […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman disappointed change in good time not in prison reform bill

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he is disappointed a prison reform measure working its way through the legislature does not contain changes to the state good time law. And, the governor defends his administration’s change of heart on the law. The Unicameral has given overwhelming first-round approval to LB 907, a $14.5 million measure that supporters […] Read More »

Affordable Care Act signup deadline is Monday

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Deadline is Monday at midnight to sign up for a health insurance policy through the required Affordable Care Act, the federal health insurance law. Andy Williams is the Director of Consumer Marketing with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nebraska and he expects the next four days to be extremely busy. Williams says those working with […] Read More »

Teen failed in carjacking – couldn’t drive a stick shift

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The teenager who is accused of a carjacking yesterday but didn’t get far because he couldn’t drive a stick shift has a long list of previous offenses. 17 year old Mganga Mganga is accused of being armed with a handgun and forcing a woman and her 13 year old son out of a vehicle Thursday […] Read More »

Sidney man found guilty of killing during rage over text message

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It took just 53 minutes for a jury to convict a Sidney man of killing a woman over a text message. Fifty-four-year-old Larry Martinez was convicted Thursday of shooting 30-year-old Mandy Kershman fatally. Martinez was convicted of first-degree murder and use of a firearm. Authorities say Martinez fatally shot Kershman at the home of a […] Read More »

Ukrainian visiting Nebraska says he’s ready to return, and fight (AUDIO)

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A Ukrainian visiting Nebraska during a tour of the United States says he is ready to return and to fight, if necessary. Maksym Khlapuk is a 29-year-old student of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine in the office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs. He shared his insight about the crisis in Ukraine with Nebraska legislators […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman vetoes bill to ban mountain lion hunts

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Gov. Dave Heineman vetoed the bill that outlawed mountain lion hunting in Nebraska. LB 671 was sponsored by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, an adamant opponent of mountain lion hunting, especially the initial hunt that allowed hunters to use dogs to hunt the big cats. Heineman noted in his veto statement that the Unicameral only […] Read More »