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Feds do damage assessment in 10 counties after severe storms

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The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is requesting the Federal Emergency Management Agency work with NEMA and local emergency managers on joint damage assessments in ten southeast Nebraska counties. Those counties sustained heavy rain, hail, wind and flood damage from tornadoes and severe storms between May 3rd and May 11th. The counties are: Gage, Saline, Jefferson, […]

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State baseball tournament scores from 5/20/15

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Class A Wednesday results  Millard South 3, Omaha Westside 2 Lincoln Southwest 7, x-Millard West 3 Championship Thursday at Werner Park  Millard South (28-7) vs. Lincoln Southwest (26-8), 10 a.m. Omaha Westside (32-6) vs. Millard South-Southwest winner, to follow Class B Wednesday results  Lincoln Pius X 6, x-Omaha Gross 3 Norris 5, x-Elkhorn South 1 […]

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The Nebraska Unicameral votes to repeal the death penalty (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers have voted to repeal the death penalty. The Unicameral voted 32-15 to pass LB 268, which would repeal the death penalty in favor of life in prison. Two senators did not vote. Prior to the final vote, legislators voted 34-14 to end a filibuster against the measure led by Sen. Beau McCoy of […]

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Study: Nebraska needs more kids in families & foster families

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A new report shows Nebraska has made improvements, but still has too many children living in institutions and group care situations, not families. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds 16% of children in the foster care system in Nebraska were placed outside of families, compared to the national average of 14%. Tracey […]

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Gov. Ricketts tours riot-damaged Tecumseh prison (AUDIO)

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State officials vow to get Tecumseh prison back to normal in the aftermath of a deadly riot more than a week ago and make improvements within the Department of Correctional Services. With the closing of a prison door, Gov. Pete Ricketts led news media on a tour of Tecumseh prison Tuesday, viewing the destruction in […]

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Asphalt scam alert from the BBB

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If someone knocks on your door wanting to asphalt your driveway, Jim Hegarty with the Better Business Bureau – Nebraska says just say no. He says it could be part of a regular springtime scam.  Hegarty says these folks are typically “travelers” or gypsies and have camps south of Nebraska. They head north when the […]

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Activist group polls members for direction following pipeline battle

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Leaders of the group BOLD Nebraska vow to continue fighting the approval of TransCanada’s Keystone XL oil pipeline. Director Jane Kleeb says they’re now surveying members to find out what direction they want the group to go in their opposition to the pipeline. “We don’t have the final rejection yet although we are hoping it’s going […]

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State soccer scores from Class B Girls, plus Saturday’s schedule for 5/16/15

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Class A Girls Saturday’s games Millard North (13-3) vs. Millard West (15-2), 1 p.m. Lincoln Southwest (16-4) vs. Omaha Marian (15-3), 3 p.m. Class B Girls Friday results Omaha Mercy 3, Omaha Duchesne 2 Gretna 1, Lincoln Pius X 0 Elkhorn South 6, Platteview 0 Omaha Skutt 5, Columbus Scotus 1 Saturday’s games Omaha Mercy […]

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Effort to repeal death penalty in Nebraska takes major step forward

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A bill that would repeal the death penalty is one step away from passage in the Unicameral. Supporters of Legislative Bill 268 had to overcome a filibuster to force a vote during the second round of debate. They needed 33 votes for cloture and got 34. After ending the filibuster, legislators voted 30-to-16 with two […]

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Class A girls and Class B boys soccer results from 5/14/15

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CLASS A GIRLS Thursday’s results Millard North 4, Kearney 0 Millard West 4, Bellevue West 0 Lincoln Southwest 2, Lincoln Southeast 0 Omaha Marian 1, Omaha Westside 0 CLASS B BOYS Thursday’s results Gretna 3, Mount Michael 0 Omaha Skutt 1, Norris 0 Friday’s schedule CLASS B GIRLS Omaha Mercy (15-3) vs. Omaha Duchesne (12-6), […]

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Nebraska Marine was on board missing helicopter in Nepal

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There’s a Nebraska tie to that U.S. military helicopter that was reported missing Tuesday while delivering relief supplies to earthquake survivors in Nepal. Eight people were aboard, including six Marines, one of whom is from south central Nebraska. Sources have confirmed that Marine Dustin Lukasiewicz of Wilcox was among those on the helicopter, a UH-1 Huey. […]

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Wayne State College gets new president from SDSU

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The new president of Wayne State College will be Marysz Rames, who’s served at South Dakota State University for 29 years, including 15 years as Vice President of Student Affairs. During her time at SDSU, Rames spent about nine months as interim president. Rames says, “I decided at that point, I’d like the opportunity to […]

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Missing UNL student appears to have been swept away by highwater

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It appears a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student missing for more than a week was swept away by rapidly moving water in a Lincoln creek. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong says a local business has stepped forward with surveillance footage that appears to show 30-year-old Anwesha Dey fall into Antelope Creek on Sunday, May 3rd. “The […]

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Effort to end minimum sentences moves toward uncertain future

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An effort to end “three strikes and you’re out” criminal sentencing as well as scale back the habitual criminal statute advances in the Unicameral, barely. Though two other crime bills aimed at reducing the prison population have breezed into the final round of voting, an effort to end mandatory minimum sentencing and reduce the use […]

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Medical marijuana advances in Unicameral

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A bill legalizing medical marijuana has advanced in the Unicameral. LB 643 is patterned after the Minnesota law enacted last year that allows marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes if taken in pill or oil form or through vapor. It prohibits marijuana to be smoked. Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins asked colleagues during legislative […]

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