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Precautions against the Emerald Ash Borer

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The city of Omaha is taking preventative action against the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer. The inventory shows there are 6,482 Ash trees on the right-of-way, 4,340 Ash trees in City of Omaha parks, and 686 on City golf courses. Trees on private property are not included in this count. Omaha’s Parks, Recreation and Public Property […]

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Congressman Fortenberry calls for suspension of money for Planned Parenthood

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says federal funding for Planned Parenthood should be suspended while Congress investigates videos released by an anti-abortion group. A fourth video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress in which it appears a Planned Parenthood officials discusses the trafficking of fetal tissue and organs after abortions. Fortenberry says Planned Parenthood […]

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5 year old Omaha boy killed after hit by SUV

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A tragic accident claims the life of a five year old Omaha boy Thursday night. Omaha police report that just after 9 pm a Ford Explorer was driving through an alley near 27th and Marcy Streets when Yoshua Mejia-Estrada ran between two parked vehicles and was struck. Mejia-Estrada was rushed to a hospital in extremely […]

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Storm downs tree limbs and power lines

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A small but powerful storm hit eastern Nebraska Friday morning around 4 am that dumped heavy rain and strong wind. The storm’s path targeted the central part of Omaha and downed tree limbs and power lines. The Omaha Public Power District reports that at one point 12,000 customers were without service. Spokesperson Jodi Baker says, […]

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Export-Import Bank revival could become part of highway bill

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The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill. The Senate included reviving the bank in its six-year $350 billion highway bill that will not be taken up by the House until September. Congressman Adrian Smith says if the Export-Import Bank is to be revived, it should undergo change. “Bare […]

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Florida woman who drowned puppy in airport restroom sentenced

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A Florida woman accused of drowning a 3-week-old puppy in the restroom of a central Nebraska airport has been placed on probation for two years. 57-year-old Cynthia Anderson of Edgewater apologized and pleaded for mercy during her court appearance in Hall County in Grand Island Thursday. In May, Anderson pleaded no contest to a charge […]

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Danish Alps State Recreation Area opens Saturday

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It is a big day on Saturday for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Spokesman Greg Wagner says the state’s newest recreation area officially opens to the public. The Danish Alps is located about a mile from Hubbard, Nebraska. That is located about 1:45 minutes north of Omaha or 10 miles southwest of Sioux City. […]

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Congress fails to pass long-term highway bill, extends current funding (AUDIO)

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Congress has extended transportation funding just ahead of the deadline, but falls short in an effort to pass a long-term highway bill. House leaders rejected the six-year $350 billion bill approved by the Senate. Instead, Congress passed a three-month highway bill, providing more time to negotiate. Congressman Adrian Smith acknowledges it’s not the best outcome. […]

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Nebraska’s Best Burger Contest starts today

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There is a twist in this year’s Nebraska Beef Council’s Best Burger Contest. Director of Marketing Adam Wegner says Nebraskans will still be able to nominate their best burger restaurants August 1st through the 20th by logging on to nebeef.org. Wegner says, “On the 21st of August we will be announcing the top five finalists. […]

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AK-47 Bandit, wanted in Nebraska bank robbery, strikes in Iowa

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Authorities believe the man who held up a credit union in Iowa this week is the suspect known as the “AK-47 Bandit,” who’s wanted in multiple bank heists in several states, including one in Nebraska. Police Lieutenant Rich Jensen, in Mason City, Iowa, says the man walked into the Iowa Heartland Credit Union on Tuesday, […]

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85-year-old Holdrege man dies of injuries from early July accident

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An 85-year-old Holdrege man has died of injuries sustained in a July 10th traffic accident. The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office reports John Stevenson died at a Lincoln hospital. On the 10th, Stevenson was traveling west on Nebraska 2 when he drove onto the off ramp at the Nebraska 50 interchange near Syracuse. Stevenson drove into […]

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Gov. Ricketts hosting town hall meetings across Nebraska

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is back on the road, holding a series of town hall meetings throughout Nebraska. The governor recently traveled to northeast Nebraska for town halls in Wayne and Laurel. Tomorrow (Friday), the governor will host meetings in Nebraska City and Falls City in southeast Nebraska. During his stop in Laurel, Ricketts said he […]

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Nebraska Chapter – Safari International on lion hunt in Zimbabwe

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People from around the world are voicing outrage at the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe by a man from Minnesota who paid more than $50-thousand for a big game hunt. The lion killed was apparently lured out of a protected national park into an area where he was killed by a bow and arrow […]

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Gov. Ricketts to lead trade mission to Japan

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Gov. Pete Ricketts and Lt. Gov. Mike Foley will lead a trade mission to Japan. According to a news release form Ricketts’ office, the governor will lead a delegation of Nebraska business leaders to the 47th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Tokyo, September 12th through the 16th. Lt. Gov. Foley will actually arrive in […]

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Three arrested in October armed robbery of Kearney credit union

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Three men suspected of robbing a Kearney credit union last year have been arrested. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 29-year-old Patrick Wigley and 28-year-old Thomas Dunlap have been arrested in Chicago. They are to be transferred to Lincoln by United States Marshals. The third suspect, 28-year-old Clifton Hudson, has been arrested in Kearney and will […]

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