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Change smoke detector batteries along with clocks Saturday

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Statistics show that a majority of deaths from house fires can be prevented. Omaha Fire Department Captain Trevor Towey says, “Two out of three of those deaths didn’t have a working smoke detector. How many of those could be prevented by putting a simple battery in your smoke detector every year.” Captain Towey says if […] Read More »

Omaha woman sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery

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An Omaha woman who stole slightly more than 12-hundred dollars from a Ralston bank has been sentenced to slightly more than five years in federal prison. United States Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 24-year-old Shantoria Valentine-Deguenon has been sentenced after a federal grand jury found her guilty in December. In late July of last year, Valentine-Deguenon […] Read More »

AG Peterson pleased appellate court stepped in to stop same-sex marriages

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Attorney General Doug Peterson is pleased the 8th United States Circuit Court of Appeals has put on hold a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the state ban on same-sex marriage. The appellate court stepped in, stopping the ruling by U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon from going into effect. Bataillon had found the Nebraska definition […] Read More »

Time to “spring forward” but it make take the spring from your step

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Nebraskans will need to set their clocks forward an hour before heading to bed this Saturday night as we return to Daylight Saving Time. For some people, it’ll be a very tough adjustment to lose an hour of sleep. Dr. Stephen Grant, a board-certified sleep physician, says most of his patients get six to seven […] Read More »

Order striking down Nebraska same-sex marriage ban on hold

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An order striking down Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage has been put on hold. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the state’s request to stay the order of U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon, which was to go into effect on Monday. No reason was given for the action. The court did schedule […] Read More »

Suspect shot and killed by law officer after struggle at Lincoln motel

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An attempt to serve an arrest warrant at a Lincoln hotel turned deadly Wednesday after the suspect struggled with police and an officer shot and killed him. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner reported 34-year-old Tyson Hubbard of Omaha died at a local hospital. “Hubbard was observed to exit the motel and was contacted by officers […] Read More »

Girls basketball quarterfinals from 3/5/15 (updated 1:30 p.m.)

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Class B Gross Catholic  44 Elkhorn South 41 Scottsbluff 29 Pius X 55 Class C1 Pierce 56 Minden 48 Concordia 47 Lincoln Christian 67 Class D1 St. Francis 58 Dundy County-Stratton 59 Howells-Dodge 55 Emerson-Hubbard 43 Class D2 Mullen 37 Stuart 59 Sacred Heart 44 Crawford 30 Read More »

Next move in the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline controversy

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The U. S. Senate failed to get the needed votes to override a presidential veto of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline bill. The American Petroleum Institute’s Senior Manager of Refining and Oil Sands programs Cindy Shild says after six years the project has seen one hurdle after another. “This is all about politics and not […] Read More »

Fortenberry office hit by “glitter bomb”; no one hurt

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Authorities are investigating after a “glitter” bomb exploded in the Lincoln office of Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. A spokeswoman for the Congressman says no one was hurt Wednesday. A few members of the Congressman’s staff got showered by sparkles that shot out of the envelope when they opened it. The envelope contained a note stating, “Congrats, […] Read More »

Medicaid nursing home residents could get raise in allowance

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Nursing home residents on Medicaid would get a slight bump in their personal allowance under a bill advancing in the legislature. State Sen. Colby Coash of Lincoln supported his move to raise the monthly allowance from $50 to $60 by telling colleagues it’s time to provide an increase. “Think about the people who will come […] Read More »

Easing of mortgage requirements

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Many Nebraskans were impacted when the housing bubble burst around 2007 and residents and banks foreclosed on many homes. After that mortgage companies and banks put in place strict rules on mortgage eligibility for consumers and home sales plummeted. Frank Packard-Reed is a real estate expert and says they are starting to ease lending requirements. […] Read More »

Boys basketball scores from 3/3/15

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Adams Central 49, Aurora 34 Amherst 72, Kenesaw 49 BDS 45, Lourdes Central Catholic 35 Bancroft-Rosalie 48, Stuart 47 (OT) Beatrice 64, Crete 38 Bertrand 68, Anselmo-Merna 54 Bloomfield 60, Omaha Nation 40 Clearwater/Orchard 60, Ansley-Litchfield 34 Falls City Sacred Heart 57, Exeter-Milligan 42 Gretna 71, Elkhorn South 67 High Plains Community 58, Mead 49 […] Read More »

104,795 Nebraskans may be impacted by security breach

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More than 100-thousand Nebraskans could be impacted by the security breach at health insurer Anthem. Anthem does not sell policies or process claims here but Nebraska Assistant Attorney General Tyler Moore says there are two different avenues through which could impact Nebraskans. Moore says Nebraskans could be impacted if their employer is located in one […] Read More »

Class B Boys Basketball District Results from 3/2/15

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Class B B-1 Monday’s results Plattsmouth 58, Lincoln Pius X 57 Norris 42, Waverly 39, OT Tuesday’s final Plattsmouth (15-8) vs. Norris (6-16), 7 p.m. B-2 Monday’s results Gretna 62, Ralston 53 Elkhorn South 64, Omaha Skutt 52 Tuesday’s final Gretna (23-2) vs. Elkhorn South (18-4), 7:30 p.m. B-3 Monday’s results Blair 55, Bennington 50, OT Mount Michael 50, […] Read More »

Class C Boys Basketball District Finals

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DISTRICT FINALS Monday 3-2-15 results C1-1 at Nebraska City Falls City 50, Boys Town 48 C1-2 at Doane (Crete) Lincoln Christian 43, Wilber-Clatonia 39, OT C1-3 at Midland (Fremont) Bishop Neumann 50, Columbus Scotus 42 C1-4 at Wayne State Winnebago 73, Norfolk Catholic 49 C1-5 at Kearney Grand Island Central Catholic 53, Gothenburg 47 C1-6 […] Read More »