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OSHA fines Omaha moving company in worker’s heat-related death

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Federal officials propose an Omaha moving company be fined $12,000 in wake of the death of a veteran employee in early June. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued one serious, and one other-than-serious safety violation against Select Van and Storage, doing business as Mayflower/United. On June 9th, a 49-year-old worker packing and loading […]

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Death penalty petition drive heads into final week (AUDIO)

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A deadline fast approaches and those behind the effort to have Nebraska voters decide the fate of the death penalty are cautiously optimistic. A referendum petition effort must deliver signatures to the Secretary of State by Thursday. “Well, we launched this campaign back in the first week of June and from the outset we said […]

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16 Nebraska counties added to disaster declaration

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Sixteen counties have been added to the presidential disaster declaration issued for severe weather which hit Nebraska between May 6th and June 17th. President Barack Obama issued the disaster declaration June 25th. The counties were added once damage assessments were completed after Gov. Pete Ricketts submitted the initial request. The newly added counties are: Adams, […]

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July Business Conditions Index

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The July Business Conditions Index dipped more than two points from the month before.   Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss reports July’s index came in at 50.6 compared to June’s 53.0. Goss says, “We’re talking about an economy, the nine state region we are surveying, are more tied to agriculture and more tied to energy. Those […]

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Husker standouts to compete at Pan Am Juniors

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Nebraska sophomores Landon Bartel and Angela Mercurio will represent their countries at the Pan American Junior Championships this Sunday in Edmonton, Canada. Bartel will compete in the high jump for Team USA. He qualified by finishing second at the USA Junior Championships in June, clearing seven feet one-and-a-half-inch. Mercurio will represent Canada in the triple […]

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Ventura aiming to bounce back against Astros

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Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel was the American League All-Star starter partially because of how much he impressed manager Ned Yost while throwing eight scoreless innings against the Royals on June 30. On Sunday, Keuchel gets another chance to catch...

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Duffy aims to continue strong run against Astros

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Royals left-hander Danny Duffy has flourished since returning from the disabled list on June 24, and he'll try to build on his best outing of the season when he faces the Astros Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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Rios back to swinging impact bat for Royals

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Royals outfielder Alex Rios entered Thursday night's 4-3 loss to the Cardinals with eight two-hit games in the month of July after he fought through a rocky June following his return from a fractured left hand.

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Nebraska remains on top with lowest unemployment rate

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate remained unchanged last month. So did the state’s status. The state unemployment rate remains at 2.6%. Nebraska remains first among the states with the lowest unemployment rate. According to the Nebraska Department of Labor, the June unemployment rate of 2.6% was unchanged from May. “June continued the trend of the unemployment rate […]

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138 felony arrests made during special Omaha operation

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From May 26th through June 27th, the Metro Fugitive Task Force and the Omaha Police Department’s Gang Unit teamed with U-S Marshals to target gang members and violent offenders. That operation resulted in 138 felony arrests – which were either gang members or had committed violent offenses that include assault, kidnapping, terroristic threats, escape and […]

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Two Omaha teens face murder charges

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Omaha police made two arrests in a murder on Monday, June 29th in the northeast part of the city. Police located suspects, a 17 year old male and a 15 year old male. Both were booked on 1st degree murder charges in the death of 31 year old Jamymell Ray. Investigators are still attempting to […]

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Vargas to throw simulated innings on Thursday

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Royals pitcher Jason Vargas will throw about two simulated innings on Thursday, his first live throwing action since he landed on the disabled list in early June with a recurrence of a muscle strain in his left forearm.

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June’s Mid-American Business Conditions Index report

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The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for May, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from North Dakota to Arkansas, climbed for June. Indices over the past several months have pointed to positive, but slow economic growth over the next three to six months for the region. The overall index rose to […]

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