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Weekend horse show will have International appeal

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The International is this weekend in Omaha. Lisa Roskens is the president and founder of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation and says the International is a horse jumping and dressage – horse dancing competition and will feature horses and riders from around the world. Roskens says, “We have five different countries represented including Bolivia which is […]

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Body of 45-year-old Lincoln man found in creek along UNL East Campus

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The body of a 45-year-old Lincoln man has been found in a creek on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. Assistant UNL Police Chief Charlotte Evans identifies the man as James Lawrence. Evans says the cause of death is not known at this time. An autopsy has been completed. No signs of violence were evident. […]

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Nebraska businesses optimistic about next six months

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Nebraska business owners and executives tell a University of Nebraska survey they’re optimistic about the next few months. Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reports on the latest survey of business attitudes about the next six months. “Nebraska businesses have positive expectations for sales, but they continue to have […]

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No injuries as armed man robs southeast Nebraska bank

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No one was injured and an undisclosed amount of money was taken during an armed bank robbery in southeast Nebraska this weekend. Richardson County Sheriff Don Pounds says two people were working at the American National Bank when the robber, described as a white male in his 40’s entered the bank about 11:15am Saturday. The […]

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Sen. Sasse worried about framework for Iran nuclear deal

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United States Senator Ben Sasse is leery about the framework for a nuclear deal with Iran announced by the Obama Administration. “I think it’s really dangerous. I’ve not tried to make any headlines on this and I mean to say this humbly, but it’s really hard to figure out what the president is doing,” Sasse […]

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Some Panhandle winter wheat growers see losses of nearly 50%

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Nebraska’s winter wheat crop conditions have deteriorated in the past month largely due to winterkill. Crop ratings this week were at 34% good to excellent, that’s down 28% from a month ago. Royce Schaneman, executive director of the Nebraska Wheat Board, says winterkill is prevalent in areas of the state that were hit with cold […]

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Platte Institute’s take on gas tax increase

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The Platte Institute for Economic Research keeps a close eye on government spending and promotes tax relief for all Nebraskans. However, Executive Director Jim Vokal says they are behind a bill (LB 610) that would increase the state’s gas tax six cents a gallon to improve roads and bridges. He says in the last two […]

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Nebraskans on guard as bird flu is identified in Kansas, Missouri

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Nebraska officials are watchful for signs of a strain of bird flu that was recently discovered in two neighboring states. This influenza is highly pathogenic, meaning, it has a high death rate, particularly in turkeys and chickens. Dr. David Schmitt, a veterinarian, says this form of bird flu was first spotted in the northwestern U-S […]

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Debate on raising gas tax underway at Unicameral (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers have begun debate on raising the gas tax to pay for road and bridge construction. Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion told colleagues during legislative debate Tuesday it’s time to raise the gas tax again. “But I do want to have this discussion with you today, colleagues, and it needs to be a discussion,” […]

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Nebraska softball swept in doubleheader by North Dakota State

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North Dakota State used a trio of three-run innings to pull away from the Nebraska softball team and complete a doubleheader sweep of the Huskers with a 10-6 victory in the nightcap Tuesday night. The Husker offense pounded out 13 hits and scored in four innings, but it was not enough to defeat the Bison, […]

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Forsberg promoted to United Way of the Midlands president

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The interim president of United Way of the Midlands has been promoted to become the organizaton’s new president. Shawna Forsberg became interim president in July of last year after the unexpected death of President and CEO Karen Bricklemyer. Forsberg had served as senior vice president of marketing. Forsberg was chosen as president after a national […]

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Undetermined change in legislative term limits advances

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A proposal for the people to vote once again on legislative term limits advances in the Unicameral, though the change is up in the air. The sponsor of the constitutional amendment says he will settle on a plan during the next round of debate. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus says the Unicameral first needed to […]

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UPDATE: Arson suspected in Lexington fire

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A fire that destroyed a Lexington business Sunday is being investigated as arson. Firefighters were called to Roof Pros on West 5th Street around 8:30 Sunday morning after a passerby reported smoke. The fire destroyed a building that was comprised mostly of wood and sheet metal and was formerly a lumber yard. On Tuesday, the […]

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