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DC West Community Schools struggle with bond issue

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Vandalism and accusations are running wild at DC West Community School District. After voters in November failed to pass a $45.8-million bond issue signs within the district have been vandalized and there are accusations the district purposely planted mold in the buildings so the next bond issue would pass. Superintendent Melissa Poloncic says she too […]

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20-year-old charged with kidnapping and rape of 8-year-old girl in Lincoln

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A 20-year-old Lincoln man has been arrested, charged with the kidnapping and rape of an 8-year-old girl. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says the suspect is accused of entering the girl’s residence with the intent to rob the house. Then, he changed his mind. “An 8-year-old girl remembered going to bed only to awake, […]

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Employers taking steps to protect others

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Nebraska employers are taking notice of Wednesday’s tragedy in Roanoke, Virginia after an apparent disgruntled former employee took his frustration out on two former co-workers. Many businesses are in a similar situation where they question whether a current employee has the potential of violent behavior. David Owens is a former district attorney and says there […]

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Court tosses out claim involving Lexington rendering plant

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A federal appeals court has rejected a claim by STABL Incorporated which stated environmental quality testing results involving the company’s rendering plant in Lexington were not valid and should not have been used as evidence toward the issuance of a $2.3 million fine against the company for violations of the federal Clean Water Act and […]

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Babysitter accused in death of Hastings child

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A 33-year-old woman is suspected of killing a toddler she was babysitting earlier this year.   Azudany Serrano-Contreras is charged with committing intentional child abuse resulting in death.   Serrano-Contreras was babysitting 19-month-old Aliyana Peterson March 12th in Hastings when she allegedly stuffed a baby wipe down the toddler’s throat.   Serrano-Contreras told police she […]

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People likely to decide ultimate fate of ultimate penalty (AUDIO)

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Organizers of a referendum petition drive to place capital punishment on the ballot next year express confidence Nebraska voters will retain the death penalty. The group, Nebraskans for the Death Penalty, appears to have enough signatures to keep the death penalty repeal from taking effect and force a vote. That likely is a considerable understatement. […]

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Smoke shops raided, Lincoln residents arrested; accused of selling synthetic drugs

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Two Lincoln businesses have been raided and three residents have been arrested, accused of selling synthetic drugs. Federal authorities took away box after box of product from Dirt Cheap and Island Smokes that they claim is synthetic marijuana mislabeled to avoid drug regulations. A federal indictment accuses the smoke shops of selling synthetic drugs between […]

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Omaha preparing for Emerald Ash borer

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The dreaded Emerald Ash borer appears to be heading west and Omaha City Councilman Pete Festersen says the city needs to take action now. City Councilman Pete Festersen says, “About two weeks ago we thought the Emerald Ash borer was 100 miles away in Iowa. Just last week we received confirmation that it is now […]

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The Rumbles calling it quits after more than 50 years

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For more than 50 years The Rumbles have been one of the most popular and successful rock-and-roll bands in the Midwest. The Omaha based group is calling it quits and booked their final appearance for New Years Eve in Sioux Falls. The Rumbles formed in the early 1960’s as a garage band and had several songs […]

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Omaha murder investigation

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A fight at a south-central Omaha apartment complex around 10 last night ended with one man dead and another behind bars. Omaha Police Officer Michael Pecha says other residents at the complex near 99th and Q Streets heard gunfire and called 911. Officer Pecha says when officers arrived they found one man suffering from an […]

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Vandals target Omaha Islamic Center

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Vandals targeted the Omaha Islamic Center over the weekend. Surveillance video shows a group of people gathered outside the center located at 3511 North 73rd Street around 3:30 Sunday morning.   The group then started throwing rocks at the building and then a large rock breaking a window in a side door entrance. The Council on American […]

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Armstrong has green light to make plays

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Nebraska may be moving to more of a pro-style offense but quarterback Tommy Armstrong still has the green light to make plays with his feet. As a sophomore, Armstrong passed for nearly 27 hundred yards and added another 705 yards on the ground to go along with six touchdowns. Husker offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says […]

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Inmate found dead in Dawson County lockup

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Authorities in Dawson County are investigating the death of a man found unresponsive in the Dawson County Jail on Saturday. Lexington Police say 52-year-old Michael Holloway of Cozad was found unresponsive in his jail cell shortly before 4 p.m. Holloway was taken to Lexington Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he was pronounced dead on […]

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Second suspect in Omaha church mugging arrested

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A second suspect in the mugging of a 76-year-old woman in an Omaha church has been arrested. 20-year-old Larry Leggett of Omaha is in custody after initially running from police, then surrendering. The Omaha Police Department reports Leggett ran when officers knocked on the door of his house Friday afternoon. He gave up when he […]

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Economic woes caused by tight beef supplies

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There hasn’t been a bargain at the beef counter for a long, long time. Many Nebraskans rely on the beef market for their income and when supplies are tight connected businesses suffer. Just last week Tyson Foods closed their processing plant in Denison, Iowa because there just wasn’t enough cattle available to keep them running […]

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