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Suspect in packing plant murder sentenced to life

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A Grand Island man will spend the rest of his life in prison for his role in the shooting death of a co-worker at the Gibbon meatpacking plant. Thirty-five-year-old Angelo Bol received his sentence in Buffalo County District Court on Tuesday. Prosecutors say back on December 15th, Bol murdered 34-year-old Karel Perez-Almaguer, of Grand Island, […]

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Nebraskans urged to be vigilant against West Nile virus

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Nebraska is reporting its first human case of West Nile Virus this year, a case officials will only say came from the area of Hall, Merrick and Hamilton counties. Kim Buser is a registered nurse with Public Health Solutions Health District, in southeast Nebraska. “The good news is that human case was not someone that […]

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Woman abducted from Sarpy County daycare

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An abduction in Sarpy County this morning ended with one man behind bars and a woman in the hospital. Sarpy County Sheriff’s officials say a man walked into a daycare center near 156th and Giles just before 8:30. He was armed with a knife and took a woman against her will, got into a vehicle […]

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Manhunt for 12 year old murder suspect

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Omaha police are searching for a 12 year old murder suspect. Jarrell Milton is wanted for the shooting death of 31 year old Jamymell Ray on Monday, June 29th in northeast Omaha. Two suspects were arrested Monday, July 6th and have been identified as 17 year old Jamar Milton and 15 year old Shuntayvious Primes-Willis. […]

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Livability.com ranks Omaha 2nd best foodee city

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Livability.com is out with their top 10 Best Foodie Cities for 2015 and Omaha is second best in the nation. The website’s editor Matt Carmichael says they looked at several factors to determine the top ten. He says, “They looked at cities where people are spending money and time going out to restaurants. These are […]

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Spy novel writer, Omaha native, releases 10th book (AUDIO)

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The Nebraska native who’s considered one of the world’s top espionage novelists has just released her tenth book, called “The Assassins.” The Gayle Lynds thriller is a stand-alone novel and her second involving the character Judd Ryder, a former military spy, who’s pulled into an international adventure that keeps him in the crosshairs of multiple […]

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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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Death penalty petition process continues

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Petitioners continue to swarm the state gathering signatures to get the death penalty repeal issue on the ballot. Elkhorn State Senator Beau McCoy is co-chair of “Nebraskans for the Death Penalty” and says he encourages those for and against the issue to sign the petition. McCoy says, “I’m very excited about Nebraskans engaging on this […]

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UNL survey shows ag land values dropped statewide during past year

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Nebraska ag land values fell 2% overall in a farm real estate market survey from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It covered the 12-month period ending February 1st. UNL Extension educator Jim Jansen says that average doesn’t tell the whole story. “The land classes that support the beef industry, as an example, the grazing land or […]

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Those needing help can now text 911 in Buffalo County from any cell

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Buffalo County is now the first county in Nebraska to receive 911 text messages through all available cell phone companies. In January, 911 emergency dispatch centers in Buffalo and Douglas counties began accepting text messages from Sprint and Verizon customers with texting plans. Messages are accepted from people in situations in which it otherwise would […]

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Historic 1870s one-room schoolhouse to undergo restoration

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One of the oldest remaining one-room schoolhouses in Nebraska is undergoing renovation. Susan Cook, a park ranger at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, says visitors won’t be able to step inside the Freeman School for a few weeks. “We’re replacing the whole wood floor in it,” she says. “They did replace it […]

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Wayne County to still conduct weddings inside courthouse

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There’s a correction from some local media reports about the Wayne County Courthouse being involved in part of the discussion about anybody, straight or gay, could no longer have their wedding in the Wayne Courthouse; you still can. Only the Wayne County Magistrate will no longer perform anymore ceremonies. Randy Larson, Chair of the Wayne […]

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UNL grad is now CNN’s man in Washington DC

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A University of Nebraska Journalism College graduate is in the midst of covering his fifth presidential election. CNN’s senior Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny says the speed of the news cycle has changed how often candidates are forced to answer questions, which was the case with last week’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. […]

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Historic Fort Kearny to host Civil War encampment this weekend

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One of Nebraska’s longest-running Fourth of July celebrations will kick into gear again tomorrow at Fort Kearny State Historical Park near Kearney. Gene Hunt, the park’s superintendent, says it’s a historic look at our state’s pioneer past. “A group of Fort Kearny reinactors has been coming out here for years,” Hunt says. “They set up […]

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OSHA will investigate West Point explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday’s explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point. Workers were cleaning out propane tanks when the explosion happened around 3:30 pm. Seven people were injured and two were airlifted to Nebraska Medicine in Omaha for treatment. OSHA spokesperson Rhonda Burke says […]

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