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Family of murder victim speak for the first time

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 For the first time since the shooting death of Omaha jewelry store owner Jim Minshall, his family is speaking about the tragedy. Police say Minshall was shot and killed last Thursday morning, September 18th during an attempted robbery at J-R’s Jewelry and Gifts at 72nd and Jones Streets.  His daughter Tracey Bland says the family […] Read More »

Study: Climate change is making some Nebraska bird species scarce

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A study by an environmental group is analyzing the vulnerability to climate change of more than 500 species of birds across the Midwest. The Environmental Defense Fund is working with teams of biologists in Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa. Alicia Hardin, an administrator in the wildlife division of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, says some birds are […] Read More »

Kayak capsizes, western Nebraska man drowns

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A western Nebraska man drowned when his kayak flipped over in a private pond. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports 64-year-old Glen Bassett of Ogallala was pronounced dead at a local hospital. According to the commission, the accident occurred on a private pond near Ogallala. Bassett had a visitor on hand, but his efforts […] Read More »

Big powerball jackpot – Nebraska Lottery says play responsibly

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Powerball machines are working overtime. Nebraska Lottery spokesman Neil Watson says the last winner was on August 13th so the jackpot for tonight’s drawing is $225-million. Watson reminds players it only takes one ticket to win and the odds of winning remain the same regardless of how many tickets are purchased or how many people […] Read More »

Transportation Secretary touts Grow America Act during Nebraska visit

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx touted the Grow America Act during a stop in Nebraska. The act is a proposal by the Obama Administration to spend $302 billion over the next four years to shore up the transportation trust fund and provide money for other transportation projects. Foxx, during a tour of the Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing […] Read More »

Options presented to replace the VA hospital in Omaha

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Nebraska’s Washington delegation met with the Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald this week to voice concerns about the condition of the V-A Medical Center at 42nd and Woolworth Streets in Omaha.   Congressman Lee Terry says this is the first time in years he is optimistic that something will be done about the deteriorating facility.  Congressman […] Read More »

Waverly man dies after losing control of his motorcycle on curve

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A young Waverly man died after he failed to make a curve on his motorcycle, hit a guardrail, and flew off his bike. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports 21-year-old Benjamin White was pronounced dead at the scene in Waverly. According to the sheriff’s office, White was riding north on Canongate Road. He was riding […] Read More »

Changes coming to curb rowdy tailgating at Indian Center (AUDIO)

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A popular area to tailgate before Husker football games has come under fire after a party there got out of hand prior to the Nebraska-Miami game. Indian Center Director Clyde Tyndall says he feels bad about Saturday night when tailgaters at the Indian Center near Memorial Stadium got more than rowdy, nearly tipping over buses, […] Read More »

Report: Teens who skip driver’s ed more likely to have crashes, convictions

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A new study finds young people who don’t take driver’s education courses are more likely to be involved in collisions and they’re much more likely to get ticketed and be found guilty of traffic law violations. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA-Nebraska, says vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teenagers, both in Nebraska […] Read More »

Veterans homes in Nebraska rate perfect scores

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All four homes for Nebraska military veterans received a perfect score from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. “It’s a major accomplishment to receive a perfect score,” Gov. Dave Heinman said during a conference call announcing the scores. “So, you can imagine how impressive it is that all four of Nebraska’s veterans’ homes have […] Read More »

AG office reaches settlement with Corporate Records Services

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The Attorney General’s office has reached a settlement with Corporate Records Services to end what the state contends was deceptive solicitation practices. The office says it received multiple complaints about Corporate Records Services. It determined the solicitations, made to look similar to government documents and claimed to fulfill Nebraska corporate recordkeeping requirements, were deceptive and […] Read More »

Heated Omaha town hall meeting

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A heated town hall meeting in north Omaha Monday night turned into a shouting match. This started when one man attending the meeting criticized the city for not doing more to create more jobs in that area.  City Councilman Ben Gray reacted by saying 1,000 jobs have been created in north Omaha since he took […] Read More »

UNMC & Nebraska Medical Center expands at two locations

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The Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center announced expansion plans at two locations in Omaha.   Construction will begin this week at the midtown location at 41st and Emile Streets. The Lauritzen Outpatient Center will house the Fritch Surgery Center, a suite of 10 operating rooms designed for outpatient procedures. Four the […] Read More »

Patient health information can now cross state lines

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Nebraska and Iowa’s health information networks are now linked. Deb Bass is CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative and says the state is now connected with Iowa’s Health Information Network so now both states can send and receive messages. Bass says this milestone is one both organizations see as a positive step toward the […] Read More »

Report: Nebraska would see millions in taxes from legal pot

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A new report puts a price tag on what Nebraska might reap in new tax revenues if the state legalized marijuana. The financial website NerdWallet took the data from an anonymous health survey that found just under 4% of Nebraskans over age 25 said they’d smoked pot in the past month. Based on Nebraska’s population, that’s about […] Read More »