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Sioux City suspends 12-year-old who took gun to school

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School officials in Sioux City, Iowa, are releasing more information about last week’s incident in which a 12-year-old boy brought a handgun to school. Superintendent Paul Gausman credits a tip, which allowed police to be at the school and meet the 6th grade student before classes started. “If there’s one message I’d like to share […]

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Nebraska communities face large price tag for invasive insect

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The Emerald Ash Borer is likely in Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Forest Service. Experts say it is only a matter of time before ash trees starting dying from the small beetle. State Forester Scott Josiah wants lawmakers to approve $3 million annually for a grant program to help communities remove the trees. “It’s really […]

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Omaha attorney weighs in on U.S. citizenship eligibility

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There are many questions regarding Texas U-S Senator Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president because he was born in Canada. Omaha attorney Bill Gallup was in a similar situation. Gallup says his mother was a U-S citizen when he was born in Alberta, Canada. Gallup says when they moved to Omaha his father became […]

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NPPD to sell $300M in bonds

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Nebraska’s largest public power utility plans to issue bonds later this month. The Nebraska Public Power District is going to issue about $300-million of fixed-rate, tax-exempt bonds beginning January 26th. The proceeds from the bonds will be used to repay some of utility’s existing bonds and to pay financing costs. The bonds will be sold […]

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Congressman Ashford uncertain what president’s visit means to his re-election (AUDIO)

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Congressman Brad Ashford says he lobbied for specific projects during his trip on Air Force One with President Barack Obama, but he’s not sure how the president’s stop to Omaha will impact his re-election campaign. Ashford says he lobbied for the University of Nebraska Medical Center to get the new Ebola unit, for Offutt Air […]

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Nebraska State Patrol to young drivers: pay attention to the road

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The Nebraska State Patrol wants more young drivers to wear a seatbelt and, in general, focus when they are behind the wheel. Troopers are making a three month push to re-educate teens, thanks to a $20,350 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. One program uses a rollover simulator to show how effective a […]

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Skin cancer survivor tells teens to skip pre-prom tanning

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Prom season is approaching and many Nebraska high school students are hitting tanning beds, hoping for a golden-brown hue. Krista Barnell, a 37-year-old skin cancer survivor, is sharing her story with high schoolers, starting with her diagnosis in 2009. “My dermatologist noticed a mole on my back that looked a little funny,” Barnell says. “She […]

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Gov. Ricketts credits staff for juggling schedule so he could greet President Obama

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Gov. Pete Ricketts credited his staff with shifting his schedule and freeing the time needed to greet President Barack Obama when he arrived at Offutt Air Force Base this week. Ricketts first said he didn’t have time to meet the president during his visit to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He later relented and greeted the […]

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Governor Ricketts wants federal government to address safety issues

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An announcement by the FBI that there are terrorist cells in all 50 states has many Nebraskans worried about their safety. Governor Pete Ricketts is confident with the people in place protecting Nebraskans but there are issues he is concerned about on a national level. Governor Ricketts says there are problems with the Syrian refugee […]

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NSAA approves Gender Participation Policy

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The Nebraska School Activities Association Thursday voted 6-2 to approve a Gender Participation Policy. Executive Director Jim Tenopir this would allow transgender high school students to participate in activities according to their gender identity if they meet certain requirements. Executive Director Jim Tenopir says, ” We have had a number of school administrators who have […]

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More Nebraska anglers are braving the cold to ice fish

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Nebraska Game and Parks has seen a growth in ice fishing the past few years. Daryl Bauer, the fisheries outreach program manager, says the increase is slow but steady in the state. He says one obstacle is the occasional swing in temperature above freezing, which affects the thickness of the ice. Bauer, a year-round fisherman, […]

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Gov. Ricketts expects clashes, progress this legislative session (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts expects clashes with the Unicameral at times this session, but anticipates a smoother relationship than last year. Ricketts and legislators clashed on three high-profile issues in which lawmakers overrode his vetoes, repealing the death penalty, raising the gas tax, and allowing the children of illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses. Ricketts predicts […]

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Goose Lake closed due to invasive species re-opens, for now

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A northeastern Nebraska wildlife management area has been re-opened to the public after being closed due to a heavy infestation of an invasive plant. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission closed Goose Lake Wildlife Management Area in September after a heavy infestation of Eurasian watermilfoil. Game and Parks took the action after the lake froze […]

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Omaha man sentenced in largest medical fraud crime in Nebraska history

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A pharmacist operating in Lincoln has been sentenced to slightly more than nine years in prison after pleading guilty in the largest health care fraud crime in Nebraska to date. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg has announced that 45-year-old Scott Tan of Omaha will serve three years of supervised released after his prison term. He has […]

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OSHA faults Nebraska company in fatal roofing death

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Federal safety inspectors have determined a Nebraska company failed to provide required fall protection which led to the death of a newly hired employee. 39-year-old Jason Oenbring of Tecumseh fell 21 feet to his death while installing metal roofting sheets on a commercial building in Raymond for Custom Contracting of Lincoln in October. Oenbring had […]

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