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Omaha metro area ranked 4th best to flip a home

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24/7 Wall Street ranks the Omaha – Council Bluffs, Iowa area as the 4th best in the nation to flip a home. Josh Bundren is with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services – Ambassador Real Estate says many places in the country are dealing with distressed properties and that isn’t the case here. He says here we […] Read More »

Marijuana growing operation found after Omaha house fire

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Two men are recovering after a house fire in Omaha Monday afternoon. Mike Marvin lives two doors down from the house at 47th and Orchard Streets and says he ran to help when he saw the flames. He kicked in the door and broke several windows so the men could escape. One of the victims […] Read More »

Top officer at STRATCOM reprimanded for using fake poker chips

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A top officer at the United States Strategic Command in Omaha who gambled with counterfeit poker chips at a casino in Iowa has been reprimanded and fined for violating the military code of conduct. Rear Adm. Timothy Giardina will be allowed to remain on duty as a Navy staff officer. Giardina served as deputy commander […] Read More »

Big Ten moving 2017 basketball tournament to D.C.

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The Big Ten Conference announced today that the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will make its first appearance on the East Coast when the 2017 event is held at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The 2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will mark the conference’s 20th annual event and will feature all 14 conference […] Read More »

Anonymous donor gives another million to UNK music department

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An anonymous donor has given another million dollars to the Department of Music and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The latest donation brings to nearly six million dollars the total given for the university’s music program by the anonymous donor. The University of Nebraska Foundation says the money will be divided […] Read More »

Lincoln native named GPAC pitcher of the year. Four Nebraskans make first team honors

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Doane Tigers pitcher Elliot Engle was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference pitcher of the year and Jeremy Jorgensen was named coach of the year in the conference. Doane won the conference regular season title with a 20-0 record but lost in the post season tournament. Midland University won the post season tournament this past […] Read More »

Lincoln city council approves alcohol for baseball tailgate party

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The Lincoln city council approved a special liquor license for a tailgate party that will be held outside Haymarket Park before the Nebraska baseball game against Illinois on May 16. SMG, the company that manages Pinnacle Bank Arena, wants to gauge the interest of having tailgate parties before Husker baseball games. Fans would be allowed […] Read More »

Two of John Cook’s stolen volleyball rings recovered as an arrest is made

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29 year old Dallas Jordan, who was on the construction crew that did renovation work at the Devaney Center, was charged with felony theft and is accused of stealing five of Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook’s championship rings from a display case that was left unlocked at the Devaney center last fall. Jordan sold two […] Read More »

Bart McLeay looks for late break in GOP US Senate race (AUDIO)

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Omaha lawyer Bart McLeay is taking a page out of another Senate campaign’s playbook as he eyes the Republican primary for United States Senate next week. McLeay says he’s enjoyed his campaign for U.S. Senate, though he has been surprised by one aspect. “The one surprise to me, probably more than anything, is how much […] Read More »

Sen. Janssen: Fremont ruling sends a message

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State Sen. Charlie Janssen says the city of Fremont has been vindicated by the United States Supreme Court. The court declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld the Fremont illegal immigration ordinance. Janssen, a city councilmember at the time the ordinance passed, is pleased with the decision. “And the fact […] Read More »

Time to switch off the TV & computer and spend time outside, with family

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Nebraskans are being asked to turn off the TV, computer, apps and video games as part of Screen-Free Week. Sara Adelmann, spokeswoman for Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, says one study estimates that school-age children spend more time with screen media than in any other activity except sleeping. Adelmann says, “What we ask during Screen-Free […] Read More »

A-G candidate Peterson on state’s “good time” law

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A candidate for Nebraska attorney general would like to see changes in the state’s “good time” law. Republican Doug Peterson says it appears that most Nebraskans would also like to see a change. He says at his talks around the state everyone looks at this “good time” law and it makes no sense. Peterson says, […] Read More »

Fremont mayor pledges to enforce immigration ordinance as written (AUDIO)

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Fremont’s mayor says he’s not surprised that the United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a ruling upholding the city illegal immigration ordinance and that the city will enforce the ordinance as written. Mayor Scott Getzschman notes the court in March refused to hear appeals of lower court rulings on similar laws […] Read More »

Overton man arrested on charges of enticing a juvenile

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Nebraska and Colorado officials worked together in the investigation and arrest of a 67-year-old Overton man on charges that he used electronic communication to lure a juvenile into a meeting for sex. The Nebraska State Patrol reports Paul Tegeler was arrested very early Saturday morning at a bus stop in Lexington. The Nebraska and Colorado […] Read More »

“Women Veterans Making History” display in Nebraska

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A traveling exhibit that showcases women in the military is currently on display in Nebraska. Anna Morelock is the Deputy Public Affairs Officer with V-A Nebraska – Western Iowa Health Care System and says it is called “Women Veterans Making History” and it highlights the history and contributions of women in the military. The exhibit […] Read More »