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Motor scooter rider killed in Lincoln wreck

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A 53-year-old man riding a motor scooter has been killed in an accident with a sports utility vehicle at an intersection in Lincoln. Lincoln police say the man was riding south on 16th Street this afternoon when an SUV traveling west on “B” Street ran into the scooter. Little has been released by the Lincoln […]

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Gov. Ricketts not surprised by lack of death penalty questions at town halls

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Gov. Pete Ricketts claims not to be surprised by the lack of questions raised about the death penalty during town halls he is holding throughout Nebraska. At a recent town hall in Laurel, many questions were raised, but none about the death penalty. Ricketts insists he wasn’t surprised that the issue didn’t come up. “Well, […]

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Union files complaint against Corrections over long shifts at Tecumseh

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A state labor union has filed a complaint against the Department of Correctional Services after workers at the Tecumseh prison remain on mandatory 12-hour emergency shifts. It has been about three months since a riot at the prison left two inmates dead and four injured. Two guard also were injured in the riot. Nebraska Association […]

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Fremont woman gets probation for getting brother alcohol that led to his death

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A 19-year-old Fremont woman has been placed on probation for helping her teen-age brother get the alcohol that contributed to his death. Yesenia “Izzy” Valdez pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor of procuring alcohol for a minor. Valdez was accused of helping 21-year-old Dakota McDonald get alcohol to Jaime Valdez, 16 at the time of […]

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Nebraska women drop second straight in Australia

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team is off to an 0-2 start on a trip to Australia. The top professional team in the South East Australian Basketball League, the Dandenong Rangers rolled to a 71-42 win over the Huskers on Wednesday at the Dandenong Basketball Stadium. Dandenong, which owns a 16-3 record and a four-game lead […]

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Manhunt underway after shooting in northeast Nebraska

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A manhunt is underway in northeastern Nebraska after a shooting left a Falls City man critically injured. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 31-year-old Joseph Debella, Jr. of Falls City has been flown to Bryan Trauma Center West in Lincoln where he is being treated for critical injuries. NSP, Falls City Police, and the Richardson County […]

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86-year-old western Nebraska man dies after ATV rolls over him

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An 86-year-old man has died after an all-terrain vehicle roll over him. The Dawes County Sheriff’s Office reports Wayne Brickner died at his residence near Chadron in northwestern Nebraska. An investigation determined Brickner had been spraying weeds on a steep incline. The ATV rolled over his chest. Family members found his body near the home.

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Omaha falls in extra innings

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Nashville scored two runs in the top of the 12th inning to beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 8-6 in Werner Park. Trailing 5-0 the Storm Chasers rallied to tie the game at six before dropping their longest game of the season. Omaha falls six games behind Oklahoma City in the Pacific Coast League American North Division race […]

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Nebraska man missing in Badlands, search called off

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Officials have suspended the search for a 39-year-old Nebraska man who was last seen in South Dakota.   Reports say Joshua Jacobsen, of Laurel, entered Badlands National Park on July 12th.  His vehicle was then discovered in a campground there five days later, but he was nowhere to be found.   Crews have been searching for […]

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Nebraska sues EPA over Clean Power Plan

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Governor Pete Ricketts says he’s giving his full support to Nebraska’s Attorney General Doug Peterson in joining the lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to adopt stricter emissions standards.   Peterson says Nebraska, along with several other states, will challenge the EPA’s rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.   […]

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No tricks, just treats: $2 gas possible by Halloween

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Gasoline prices are dropping slowly and steadily as Nebraska motorists are seeing the lowest pump prices since 2009. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA-Nebraska, says the national average has dropped for 19 days in row and the statewide average is now $2.69 a gallon. She says there’s a lot of buzz about whether gas prices will […]

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Cops test body cams in Sioux City, drones not likely to fly

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The police department in Sioux City, Iowa, is the latest in the region to test body cameras. Police Chief Doug Young says the cameras could soon become part of their regular equipment. “We’ve already started the testing process, we’ve got a vendor in right now that we’re testing. I’ve got a couple of officers who’re […]

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Author, health expert to speak in Kearney tonight

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An author and dietician who’s made several national TV broadcasts will be in central Nebraska tonight to give a free presentation on sports health and nutrition. Dawn Weatherwax offers a preview of what she’ll be discussing in Kearney. “What I’m going to be talking about is how nutrition can impact your health and performance up to 15%,” […]

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Nebraska women’s hoops team makes it to Australia

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After traveling half the day Saturday and all day Sunday, the Nebraska women’s basketball team finally touched down in Australia on Monday morning. Following a brief stop in Sydney, the Huskers flew on to Melbourne for a few hours of sightseeing before heading to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for some rest. The Big Red open […]

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Creighton men’s soccer ranked 6th in preseason poll

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The Creighton men’s soccer team enters 2015 ranked sixth in the NSCAA’s (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Preseason Top 25 Poll released on Monday, August 3. Fifth-year head coach Elmar Bolowich leads Creighton in their quest for the program’s 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance in the past 24 seasons in 2015. Bolowich guided Creighton to […]

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