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Analysts predict gas price drop around Labor Day

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If you haven’t taken your vacation yet now may be a good time to consider a trip this fall. Patrick DeHaan is a senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.com and says prices are expected to tumble when summer comes to a close. He says right now crude oil is $45.98 a barrel and it has been […]

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July Business Conditions Index

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The July Business Conditions Index dipped more than two points from the month before.   Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss reports July’s index came in at 50.6 compared to June’s 53.0. Goss says, “We’re talking about an economy, the nine state region we are surveying, are more tied to agriculture and more tied to energy. Those […]

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Congress has much to consider in weight Iran nuclear deal (AUDIO)

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry sees promise as well as peril in the nuclear agreement reached with Iran. Fortenberry says the Obama Administration has been pushing hard for Congressional approval of the nuclear agreement reached with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry has led the push, speaking before Congressional committees and even behind closed doors about the […]

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Nebraska football coach Mike Riley transcript from Big Ten Media Days

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COACH RILEY: Good to see everybody. I’m excited to be here. Very proud to represent Nebraska and our football program. It has been a little bit of a whirlwind. I haven’t transitioned in a long time. So I forgot what all the newness was about a little bit. But it’s been fun. First impressions about […]

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Miles adds Beckner to Nebraska coaching staff

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University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Saturday the hiring of Phil Beckner as an assistant coach for the Husker basketball program Miles believes that Beckner’s coaching experience on the collegiate and professional levels, as well his player development skills, made him a great addition to the Nebraska coaching staff. “I believe hiring […]

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Three homers key the Storm Chasers win over Nashville

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (62-47) used three different home runs to defeat the Nashville Sounds (47-62) by a score of 11-5 to even the series. Despite the win the Storm Chasers actually lost ground in the division race with Oklahoma City sweeping a doubleheader, and Omaha now sits at 4.5 games back. After falling behind […]

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Saltdogs cannot survive Amarillo comeback

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After the Saltdogs (25-41) scored six straight, Amarillo Thunderheads (30-37) answered with eight in a row to pull away 10-6 and even the series in front of 4,655 fans at Haymarket Park Sunday evening. After Curt Smith’s two-run homer in the fifth extended Lincoln’s lead to 6-2, Amarillo scored five runs in the top of […]

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Study: EPA carbon-cutting plan could save Nebraskans $94 a month

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A study finds Nebraska consumers would eventually see drastic reductions in their utility bills under a federal plan to reduce carbon emissions. Some electric companies claim the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon pollution would result in much higher costs that would be passed along to consumers. Liz Stanton, the principal economist at Synapse […]

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Colorado woman charged in fiery fatal crash on I-80 in Nebraska

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A Colorado woman has been charged in a fiery fatal crash on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol says 36-year-old Laura Foster has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and driving while intoxicated in the wreck in west-central Nebraska. According to NSP, 43-year-old Angela Miller of Ravenna died in the crash. NRP reports Miller was […]

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Precautions against the Emerald Ash Borer

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The city of Omaha is taking preventative action against the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer. The inventory shows there are 6,482 Ash trees on the right-of-way, 4,340 Ash trees in City of Omaha parks, and 686 on City golf courses. Trees on private property are not included in this count. Omaha’s Parks, Recreation and Public Property […]

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Congressman Fortenberry calls for suspension of money for Planned Parenthood

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says federal funding for Planned Parenthood should be suspended while Congress investigates videos released by an anti-abortion group. A fourth video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress in which it appears a Planned Parenthood officials discusses the trafficking of fetal tissue and organs after abortions. Fortenberry says Planned Parenthood […]

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5 year old Omaha boy killed after hit by SUV

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A tragic accident claims the life of a five year old Omaha boy Thursday night. Omaha police report that just after 9 pm a Ford Explorer was driving through an alley near 27th and Marcy Streets when Yoshua Mejia-Estrada ran between two parked vehicles and was struck. Mejia-Estrada was rushed to a hospital in extremely […]

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Storm downs tree limbs and power lines

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A small but powerful storm hit eastern Nebraska Friday morning around 4 am that dumped heavy rain and strong wind. The storm’s path targeted the central part of Omaha and downed tree limbs and power lines. The Omaha Public Power District reports that at one point 12,000 customers were without service. Spokesperson Jodi Baker says, […]

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Export-Import Bank revival could become part of highway bill

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The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill. The Senate included reviving the bank in its six-year $350 billion highway bill that will not be taken up by the House until September. Congressman Adrian Smith says if the Export-Import Bank is to be revived, it should undergo change. “Bare […]

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Florida woman who drowned puppy in airport restroom sentenced

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A Florida woman accused of drowning a 3-week-old puppy in the restroom of a central Nebraska airport has been placed on probation for two years. 57-year-old Cynthia Anderson of Edgewater apologized and pleaded for mercy during her court appearance in Hall County in Grand Island Thursday. In May, Anderson pleaded no contest to a charge […]

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