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Gov. Ricketts, AG Peterson defend Nebraska definition of marriage (AUDIO)

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Governor Pete Ricketts stands by his support of Nebraska’s definition of marriage, despite a federal judge’s ruling overturning it. Attorney General Doug Peterson has appealed the ruling to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Federal judge Joseph Bataillon has struck down the state ban on same-sex marriage, though he made his ruling effective a […]

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ACLU celebrates same-sex marriage ruling

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The Nebraska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says a federal judge’s ruling striking down a ban on same-sex marriage should be a cause of celebration. “Today is a day for celebration, because the love and commitment our clients share will finally be entitled to the equality and respect they deserve in the eyes […]

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Federal judge strikes down Nebraska same-sex marriage ban

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A federal judge has struck down Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage. The state attorney general has appealed the ruling. Federal Judge Joseph Bataillon has struck down the state definition of marriage, but delayed the effect of his ruling until next Monday at 8am, presumably to give the state enough time to appeal the ruling to […]

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Strategic Air & Space Museum’s largest restoration project to date

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland is anxious to start their largest restoration project to date and kick off their first permanent indoor walk-through exhibit. Marketing and PR Director Deb Hermann says they will restore an EC-135C “Looking Glass” aircraft. This aircraft served as the Airborne Command Post and was a Strategic Air […]

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Lincoln legislator targets school budget issue as “priority” bill

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State Senator Roy Baker of Lincoln is apparently the first legislator to name his priority bill for this 90-day session. Senator Baker, who represents southern Lancaster County and all of Gage County, has chosen LB 431, which would adjust the formal bid process threshold school districts face on construction or repair projects. The current level […]

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UNMC/Nebraska Medicine will take part in Ebola clinical trial

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine will be part of Liberia – U.S. clinical research partnership to test Ebola treatments that includes an experimental drug. The drug, ZMapp has been used to treat several patients with Ebola but not during a clinical trial to determine the exact benefits. Dr. Andre Kalil is […]

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Sandhill Cranes migration delayed

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Every spring the Sandhill Cranes stop in central Nebraska for a few weeks on their migration north. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says their arrival will be delayed this year. Wagner says, “The cranes like 50-degree weather and 20 to 30 MPH south winds. They are not going to fly against these […]

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Call to 911 sparks search for suspect, sparring with police

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Police dispatchers in Beatrice got a 911 call from a man last night who said his phone was broken, demanded that it be fixed, used profanity toward the dispatchers, then hung up. Police Sergeant Jay Murphy says officers launched a search for the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Mathew Stevison. “Officers located Stevison, riding a bicycle,” Murphy […]

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Court ruling limits TransCanada’s use of eminent domain

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The York County District Court has granted a local landowner’s motion for a preliminary injunction that halts TransCanada’s use of eminent domain for its Keystone XL oil pipeline. BOLD Nebraska’s Jane Kleeb says this stops the company from using eminent domain all across Nebraska. “We won a court case a couple of weeks ago for […]

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Suspended UNK professor faces child porn charges

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A federal court judge has denied a request that medical testimony be allowed in the case of a University of Nebraska-Kearney professor accused of engaging in child pornography in 2013. Defense attorneys for Joseph Benz argue that prescription medication may have contributed to his involvement in illegal activity. Federal Judge Richard Kopf won’t allow defense […]

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UNK’s Safe Ride program runs out of financial fuel

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The Safe Ride program that offered students at the University of Nebraska-Kearney a literal safe ride home has run out of money and is being suspended until further notice. The program offered free rides to students on campus during the overnight hours. Wendy Schardt, UNK’s director of health services, says they evidently did too good […]

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FCC gives green light to net neutrality

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The Federal Communication Commission implemented more rules in place for internet service and cable TV providers and cell phone companies. It is called net neutrality and it basically classifies the internet as a utility, like gas and electric services. Thor Schrock is a computer – technology expert and owner of Schrock Innovations in Omaha and […]

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Crash near Cozad claims three lives, injures five

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A two-vehicle crash near Cozad last night killed three people and injured five. The Nebraska State Patrol says the driver of a Jeep that was westbound on Interstate 80 lost control, rolled in the median and hit an eastbound car. The driver of the Jeep was a teenager. He and two of his passengers were […]

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Siouxland native returns as part of Second City comedy act

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One of the world’s top touring comedy troupes will make one stop in Nebraska tonight and it’ll be a homecoming of sorts for one of the members. Nick Rees is a Sioux City native who’s now part of the legendary Second City, based in Chicago. Rees explains how he first got hooked on improvisational comedy. […]

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Fortenberry says Congress must stand firm against immigration ex. order (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says he wants the Department of Homeland Security to be funded, but believes the House must stand firm against the president’s immigration executive order. A dispute between President Barack Obama and Congress on his immigration executive order could force a partial shutdown of Homeland Security. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says the House should […]

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