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Lincoln man sentenced to federal prison on child pornography charge

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A 24-year-old Lincoln man will spend more than a decade in prison for distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney’s office says Ian Wait has been sentenced to slightly more than 11 years in federal prison. Afterward, he will serve 15 years of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender. A […] Read More »

Tragic shooting inside Omaha jewelry store

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A busy retail area in Omaha came to a sudden stop Wednesday morning after gunshots were fired leaving a man in extremely critical condition. Police rushed to Jr.’s Jewelry and Gifts near 72nd and Jones – right across from the Nebraska Furniture Mart – to find a man had been shot several times in the chest. There […] Read More »

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to keep Heidemann on ballot (AUDIO)

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A Lancaster County District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged Secretary of State John Gale’s decision to allow the Republican gubernatorial ticket to change the name of its lieutenant governor candidate. Judge Lori Maret stated she could not order Gale to reverse his decision, because state statute provided Gale no clear legal duty to […] Read More »

Scammers targeting schools and senior citizens

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Scammers are at it again and this time they are targeting schools. Jim Hegerty heads the Nebraska Better Business Bureau and says schools are receiving invoices from a fake company using the Scholastic name. He says schools are familiar with doing business with Scholastic and apparently the scammers are hoping the bills will automatically be […] Read More »

Three arrested after body found along the bank of the South Platte River

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Three people have been arrested after the body of a man was found with facial wounds, wrapped in a tarp, along the bank of the South Platte River. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has declined to release the identity of the man until his family can be notified. Few details have been released. Two people […] Read More »

Pre-schooler killed in western Nebraska ATV accident

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A four-year-old girl has died in an ATV accident in western Nebraska. The Box Butte Sheriff’s Office reports Josephine Magnuson died from injuries suffered when the four-wheeler she was riding on wrecked Saturday. The office says an eight-year-old was driving when the vehicle rolled over. The girl was taken to the Box Butte General Hospital, […] Read More »

Risk for U-S troops heading to West Africa

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The U-S is taking the lead in preventing the spread of Ebola to other parts of the world. President Obama ordered 3,000 U-S troops to West Africa to build training centers for health care workers and 17 direct care facilities for patients. Dr. Mark Rupp is an infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center […] Read More »

Law professor questions Secretary Gale ballot decision (AUDIO)

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A constitutional law professor from Creighton University finds fault with Secretary of State John Gale’s decision to allow the Republican gubernatorial ticket to switch names. The Libertarian candidate for governor, Mark Elworth, Jr., filed a lawsuit after Gale replaced Lavon Heidemann with Mike Foley as Republican Pete Ricketts’ running mate. Gale reasoned Ricketts’ constitutional right […] Read More »

Omaha chef hopes to break a world record this Sunday

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An Omaha chef has set a big goal. Lynn Leahy is president of a non-profit organization the Power of One and has organized a huge spaghetti feed that will take place at 12 Omaha area high schools this Sunday. Leahy says, “We are just a bunch of regular Joe’s who wanted to make a difference. […] Read More »

Some farmers offer crops, not cash, to charities

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As harvest season approaches, many charitable organizations statewide are preparing to get gifts of grain from Nebraska’s farmers. Those farmers can choose to donate a portion of their stored or harvested crops and get a tax deduction at the same time. John Syverson, a certified financial planner, says there are a number of advantages to […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns says VA must fulfill its pledge to the veterans it serves

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Sen. Mike Johanns says the Veterans Administration must fulfill its vow to veterans. Johanns has spoken with the new Veterans Affairs Secretary, Robert McDonald, about implementing a law just passed by Congress to address problems with long patient delays. “Recent scandals and failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs in no way upholds the pledge […] Read More »

Special “COPS” episode honors crew member killed in Omaha

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A crew member with the TV show “COPS” will be remembered this week by the show’s production company. Bryce Dion was an audio technician and filming with the Omaha Police Department on August 26th when he was hit by an officer’s bullet during an armed robbery.   Dion was behind one officer when they entered Wendy’s […] Read More »

Carfit checks for senior drivers on Friday

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Triple-A Nebraska is holding a free CarFit Inspection to help seniors drive safer and longer. Spokesman Gene LaDoucer the program is designed to make sure the senior driver “fits” into their vehicle by going through a 12-point checklist. Trained technicians from Creighton School of Occupational Therapy and AARP will perform the checks that include making […] Read More »

New Lt. Governor could be in place in a couple of weeks

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Gov. Dave Heineman says it might take a couple of weeks before he names a new Lt. Governor to replace Lavon Heidemann, who resigned. Heineman says it will take time to react to the unusual circumstances that led to a vacancy in the office. “First of all, it was unexpected. Secondly, you have a unique […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman says he’s ready to help lead smooth transition (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says his administration is ready to help with the transition of a new governor, whoever that might be. Heineman says he wants Nebraska to experience the best transition the state has ever had. Heineman, ten years on the job, says his experience in state government, including as Lt. Governor, prepared him for […] Read More »