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Sen. Fischer joins in call to take money from Planned Parenthood (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska United States Senator has joined with other senators calling for Planned Parenthood to be stripped of federal funding in wake of shocking videos released to the public. First one, then another. Now, a third video released; clandestine recordings of Planned Parenthood executives discussing abortion procedures that spare organs so they can be used […]

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Planned Parenthood videos prompt senators to call for investigation (AUDIO)

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Both of Nebraska’s United States Senators have called for an investigation of Planned Parenthood in wake of the release of videos purporting to show its executives discussing the trafficking of fetus body parts. Both Sen. Deb Fischer and Sen. Ben Sasse call the videos appalling. They have signed a letter drafted by Sen. Joni Ernst […]

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Grand Island officials ask for prayers for family of drowning victim

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A 5-year-old Lincoln girl has drowned at a Grand Island water park. Hall County authorities identify the victim as Nubari Koffree. Grand Island firefighters found Nubari unresponsive at the Island Oasis wave pool after responding to an emergency call around 4pm Saturday. Nubari was taken to CHI Health St. Francis where she was pronounced dead. […]

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Orlando answers call with first grand slam

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Paulo Orlando, who was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Monday, belted his first grand slam in the ninth inning to give the Royals a 9-5 win over the Rays in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon.

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Child drowns in back-yard pool in Lawrence

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Authorities in southeast Nebraska report the weekend drowing of a child. The Nuckolls County Sheriff’s Office says a two-year-old girl died Sunday morning after drowning in a family-owned swimming pool in Lawrence. Officers were dispatched to the home at around 10:20 a.m. when the 911 call came in. The girl was transported to Mary Lanning […]

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Father’s battle inspires KC draftee Bodner

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Near the end of 27th round in the 2015 MLB Draft on Wednesday afternoon, right-hander Jacob Bodner received a call from the Royals -- a call he'd been waiting on while at his sister's home in Cincinnati.

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Omaha murder investigation

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At 2:33 Friday morning Omaha police responded to a shot-spotter call in the northeast part of the city. That was followed by a radio call of a shooting on north 24th Street. Officers found one victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Medics arrived a short time later and pronounced the man dead at the scene. He […]

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MLB apologizes to Royals for missed call

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Manager Ned Yost got the news from Major League Baseball that just about every Royals fans already knew from Tuesday night: that Indians baserunner Jose Ramirez was out on a potential double-play ball in the decisive eighth inning of a 2-1 loss to Clev...

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Royals miffed by ‘call stands’ in decisive 8th

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To the Royals, Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to the Indians was decided a replay of an attempted double play in the top of the eighth inning that ultimately led to the winning run.

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Eastern Nebraskan survives Nepal quake, works to rebuild business

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A 29-year-old Fremont native who runs a business in Nepal is still in that far-away nation, helping to rebuild after the devastating earthquake late last month that claimed more than 7,000 lives. Carson Cook, a 2004 graduate of Fremont High School, moved to Nepal last year to start a credit card call center. Cook says […]

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Double homicide investigation underway in Omaha

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A double murder investigation is underway in northeast Omaha. Police Department spokesperson Officer Michael Pecha says officers responded to a “shots fired” call around 4:30 am at an apartment building at 28th and Spencer Streets. He says when they arrived they located to adult males and both were declared dead at the scene. Police did […]

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When utility scammers call, hang up and call the real utility

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Con artists are ratcheting up the pressure with an aggressive new scam involving Nebraska Public Power District customers. Mark Becker, a spokesman for NPPD, says the scammers will call and claim you’re overdue on bills that must be paid immediately with a prepaid card or the power will be shut off within 20 minutes. “In […]

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Grand jury will investigate western Nebraska death

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A grand jury will be empaneled to investigate a death in western Nebraska. The Attorney General’s office reports two Sidney police officers discovered the death at a residence after responding to an emergency call about a domestic assault. The 911 call came shortly after 6 o’clock in the evening of the 19th. Little is being […]

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Omaha officer involved in fatal shooting resigns

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An Omaha police officer who shot and killed a robbery suspect has resigned. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer accepted the resignation of Officer Alvin Lugod. Lugod fatally shot robbery suspect Danny Elrod February 23rd. Omaha police responded to a robbery call at a Dollar General and found Elrod, who was 39, at a nearby parking lot. […]

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Beachy, Medlen helped by wisdom gained from first surgery

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Even the words sound ugly: "ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction." Probably why they call it Tommy John surgery. It can't be easy. Right-handers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy ought to know.

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