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Congress fails to pass long-term highway bill, extends current funding (AUDIO)

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Congress has extended transportation funding just ahead of the deadline, but falls short in an effort to pass a long-term highway bill. House leaders rejected the six-year $350 billion bill approved by the Senate. Instead, Congress passed a three-month highway bill, providing more time to negotiate. Congressman Adrian Smith acknowledges it’s not the best outcome. […]

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Four-star running back Jordan Stevenson commits to Huskers

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Four-star running back Jordan Stevenson announced Thursday on Twitter that he has changed his commitment to Nebraska after reportedly being denied admission at his first choice, Wisconsin. Stevenson – a class of 2015 recruit – originally committed to the Badgers late last year, but was reportedly barred from enrolling because of unspecified academic reasons. He […]

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AK-47 Bandit, wanted in Nebraska bank robbery, strikes in Iowa

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Authorities believe the man who held up a credit union in Iowa this week is the suspect known as the “AK-47 Bandit,” who’s wanted in multiple bank heists in several states, including one in Nebraska. Police Lieutenant Rich Jensen, in Mason City, Iowa, says the man walked into the Iowa Heartland Credit Union on Tuesday, […]

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Nebraska Chapter – Safari International on lion hunt in Zimbabwe

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People from around the world are voicing outrage at the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe by a man from Minnesota who paid more than $50-thousand for a big game hunt. The lion killed was apparently lured out of a protected national park into an area where he was killed by a bow and arrow […]

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Three arrested in October armed robbery of Kearney credit union

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Three men suspected of robbing a Kearney credit union last year have been arrested. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 29-year-old Patrick Wigley and 28-year-old Thomas Dunlap have been arrested in Chicago. They are to be transferred to Lincoln by United States Marshals. The third suspect, 28-year-old Clifton Hudson, has been arrested in Kearney and will […]

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AARP’s “Watch Your Wi-Fi” campaign

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Using free public wireless networks at airports, hotels and coffee shops may come at a cost. AARP just launched their “Watch Your Wi-Fi” campaign to raise awareness of the risks of using those free networks. AARP Nebraska Communications Director Devorah Lanner says a lot of people are setting themselves up to fall victim to hackers […]

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Motorcyclist dies in wreck at busy Lincoln intersection

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A 19-year-old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car at a busy intersection in Lincoln. Lincoln police say David Romero died of injuries sustained when he rode his motorcycle into the back of a car turning from 56th Street onto O Street. Police say Romero was traveling west on O when a car driven […]

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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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How China’s economic meltdown impacts the U-S

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China saw explosive economic growth over the past few years and now that is cooling off dramatically. Their economy is struggling after big drops in stocks and some investors believe that trend will continue. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says China is Nebraska’s fourth largest international customer so their economic problems will be felt here. […]

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Rural Nebraska hospital administrator testifies fed rules too big a burden (VIDEO)

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A rural Nebraska hospital administrator testifies at a Congressional hearing in Washington that federal regulations threaten the financial stability of rural hospitals and restrict their ability to care for patients. Brown County Hospital CEO Shannon Sorensen has testified before the United States House Ways and Means Committee. Sorensen tells committee members the federal rule that […]

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Outreach group offers comfort to families of suicide victims

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An average of 180 Nebraskans commit suicide every year while 1,200 more are treated at hospitals for suicide attempts and self-inflicted injuries. Renae Zimmer is co-founder of the Central Nebraska LOSS Team, which stands for Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors. She explains the mission. Zimmer says, “We’re a national organization and we just formed the […]

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Keystone pipeline marks one-billionth barrel of oil moved

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While controversy and court battles continue over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, the “other” original Keystone pipeline marked a milestone last week. That pipeline has moved one-billion barrels of oil since it went into operation in 2010. Cory Goulet, president of Keystone Projects for TransCanada, says 14 spills have been documented from the pipeline […]

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Younger Games: 25-and-unders dominating

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Here are our Top 25-and-Unders, our ranking of the top 25 players age 25 and younger. All players who were 25 and under as of July 1, 2015 -- their age-25 season or younger -- were eligible for votes, and the list was selected by a panel of MLB.com and...

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Younger Games: 25-and-unders dominating

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Here are our Top 25-and-Unders, our ranking of the top 25 players age 25 and younger. All players who were 25 and under as of July 1, 2015 -- their age-25 season or younger -- were eligible for votes, and the list was selected by a panel of MLB.com and...

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Gov. Ricketts confident no more unemployment checks will go to inmates (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says his administration has taken steps to insure inmates no longer receive unemployment checks. Ricketts says the discovery that 180 inmates received $156,000 in unemployment checks is an example of his administration is doing a better job of working together as agencies. Ricketts says cooperation between the Department of Correctional Services and […]

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