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MLB apologizes to Royals for missed call

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Manager Ned Yost got the news from Major League Baseball that just about every Royals fans already knew from Tuesday night: that Indians baserunner Jose Ramirez was out on a potential double-play ball in the decisive eighth inning of a 2-1 loss to Clev...

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University of Nebraska-Omaha adds LGBTQ/Sexual Studies minor

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Starting this fall the University of Nebraska – Omaha is adding a new LGBTQ/Sexual Studies minor to its curriculum. Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Jay Irwin says this program will be valuable to students as they enter the corporate and business world. Dr. Irwin says, “It is going to focus on all sorts of identities in […]

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Orthopedic surgeon, former Husker, charged with DUI, child neglect

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An orthopedic surgeon and former Husker football player faces a variety of charges after crashing into a couple of parked cars in Lincoln. Lincoln police report Dr. Scott Strasburger, 52, hit a couple of parked vehicles Tuesday afternoon, then drove off. Strasburger then hit another vehicle and was unable to exchange information with the other […]

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Lincoln man given life in prison for murder of wife

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A 34-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of his 28-year-old wife. Kevin “Mike” Miller pleaded no contest to first-degree murder in the death of Kelsey Miller. The remains of Miller were found in a Lincoln storage unit in December, six days after […]

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Sen. Fischer hears worries about Russia during Eastern European trip

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer has led a Congressional delegation tour of a number of Eastern European countries. Fischer says the group, which included a number of senators and one member of the House, visited several countries that were formerly part of the communist bloc under the control of the Soviet Union. “And were able […]

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Platte Institute’s review of the legislative session

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Nebraska’s Platte Institute for Economic Research is reviewing this past legislative session and Executive Director Jim Vokal says the repeal of the death penalty, prison reform and driver’s licenses for children of illegal immigrants took front and center but it is frustrating serious tax relief and education reform didn’t happen.   Vokal says Nebraska has the […]

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State senator to carry death penalty debate to the public (AUDIO)

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A state senator who led the fight in the Unicameral against repeal of the death penalty will carry on that fight. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha failed in his attempts to block an effort to repeal the death penalty in the legislature. He carries on those efforts as co-chair of a petition drive to retain […]

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Speaker Hadley says raw emotion came out during death penalty debate (AUDIO)

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Legislative Speaker Galen Hadley says state senators relied on their emotions, not research, during the somber debate to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. Hadley says state senators understood the seriousness of the debate when they overrode the governor’s veto of the bill to repeal the death penalty. “It was so somber me,” Hadley says. […]

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Cyclists prep to pedal through central Nebraska

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The annual Tour de Nebraska bicycle ride will be rolling through central Nebraska in mid-June. Susan Rodenburg is organizing the five-day, 285-mile trek, what’s known as a circle tour. “A circle tour means we start and end in the same place,” Rodenburg says. “This year, it’s Ravenna. They’ll take off on June 17th from Ravenna […]

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Man dies days after house fire in Omaha; another still critical

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One man has died, another remains in critical condition from wounds suffered in a house fire Friday in Omaha. The Omaha Fire Department reports 56-year-old Vernon Gamble died from complications due to burns and smoke inhalation. 31-year-old Frederick Stennis remains in critical condition at Nebraska Medical Center. Firefighters say discarded smoking material set the house […]

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Sen. Nordquist to leave Unicameral to become Congressman Ashford Chief of Staff

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State Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha will leave the Unicameral at the end of the month to become Chief of Staff for Congressman Brad Ashford. Nordquist worked with Ashford in the legislature prior to Ashford’s election to Congress in 2014. Nordquist first won election to the legislature in 2008 and won re-election in 2012. “I […]

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Nebraska voters might decide the death penalty issue

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A referendum effort is underway that would allow Nebraskans to vote on whether or not the state should reinstate the death penalty. Aimee Melton is a board member with Nebraskans for the Death Penalty and says the first step was taken Monday by filing the necessary documents with the Secretary of State’s office. Melton says […]

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Speaker Hadley: lawmakers had great session, didn’t lose touch (AUDIO)

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Speaker of the Legislature, Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney, looks back at what he considers a successful legislative session and rejects the notion that lawmakers are out of touch. Hadley gives a quick assessment of the just-concluded legislative session. “I thought it was a great session,” Hadley tells reporters during a post-session interview in his […]

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Sen. Sasse says Nebraska agriculture will benefit from TPA

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse says he understands some of the opposition to Trade Promotion Authority. But, Sasse says Nebraska will gain under the TPA passed by the Senate. Sasse says advancing trade is good for both producers and consumers in the long term. “But in the short term, there are obviously reasons that some […]

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Omaha Bomb Unit called to investigate a suspicious suitcase

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The Omaha Police Bomb Unit was called to a busy road leading to Eppley Airfield this morning. Lt. Catherine Miloney says around 10 am Eppley maintenance workers found a suitcase under some bushes near the roadway. The Omaha Police Bomb Unit decided to use their robot to first remove the suitcase from under the bushes […]

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