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Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle countess in Omaha

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Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha has a very special guest speaker attending their annual Antique and Garden Show this weekend. Lady Fiona Carnarvon is the eighth and current countess of Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, the setting for PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey. Lady Carnavon will host an afternoon tea on Saturday during Lauritzen Garden’s annual […] Read More »

Nebraska kicker injured in a motorcycle accident

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21-year old Mauro Bondi, a kicker for the Nebraska football team, suffered a broken collarbone after he crashed his motorcycle Thursday night in Lincoln. Lincoln police report that around 6:30 p.m., Bondi was traveling west on Alvo Road when he couldn’t handle a turn.  Bondi’s motorcycle hit a curb and then went off the road.  A person in […] Read More »

State unemployment rate unchanged; drops for Omaha and Lincoln

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The state unemployment rate remained at 3.6% in August, according to statistics released by the Nebraska Department of Labor. The department reports while the state unemployment rate was unchanged for July, it dropped 0.4% from August of last year. Non-farm employment is up by more than 6,000 jobs so far this year, up 3,601 from […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns: EPA shouldn’t garnish wages without court consent

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Sen. Mike Johanns doesn’t want the Environmental Protection Agency to garnish the wages of Americans without a court order. Johanns has introduced legislation with South Dakota Sen. John Thune to prevent the EPA from moving forward with a new rule. “With all the new federal regulations being issued, I find it troubling that the EPA […] Read More »

Nebraska looking for even more markets in Asia (AUDIO)

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As Nebraska works to strengthen its economic ties with Japan, state officials carefully watch negotiations which could further open a promising Asian market for Nebraska agricultural goods. State Agriculture Director Greg Ibach says Asia already is a great market for Nebraska farm products, but if the Trans-Pacific Partnership wins approval, it would become even greater. […] Read More »

SOLD OUT: Willie Nelson/Neil Young anti-Keystone XL concert in Nebraska

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Longtime musical stars Willie Nelson and Neil Young will perform in concert next weekend on the Tanderup farm near Neligh in northeast Nebraska to support the opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. BOLD Nebraska spokeswoman Jane Kleeb says having the two performers here in Nebraska will bring attention to the environmental problems she says could […] Read More »

Omaha man sentenced; had thousands of images of child pornography

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A 31-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney’s office reports Jeffrey Rongish will serve 12 years of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender after serving his term in prison. An investigation a year ago led […] Read More »

Teen arrested in shooting death of Omaha jewelry store owner

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Omaha police have made an arrest in Wednesday’s shooting death of jewelry store owner, 71 year old Jim Minshall. 18 year old Milton Dortch has been booked for 1st Degree Murder, Use of a weapon and for Robbery. He is being held without bond. There was an active warrant for Dortch’s arrest for the robbery […] Read More »

Man found dead on banks of South Platte River identified

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A man found dead along the banks of the South Platte River has been identified as a man from Colorado. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office identifies the murder victim as 43-year-old Lonnie Sanchez of Hoehne, CO. Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Sanchez in North Platte. Police received a report […] Read More »

Head-on crash outside Lincoln kills one, injures another

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A head-on crash southwest of Lincoln killed one and injured another. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash occurred very early Thursday morning when a sports utility vehicle, attempting to pass another car, collided with a car just outside Lincoln. The driver of the car, 28-year-old Abraham Raymundo of Crete, was taken to a […] Read More »

Most Americans fail at recommended dietary guidelines

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USDA’s Food Pyramid started appearing on food items back in 1992 when it was replaced by MyPlate in 2011.  Both provide information on the current nutrition guidelines regarding food categories and amounts one should eat for a healthy diet. So, how are Nebraskans and other Americans doing following those guidelines? Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee member […] Read More »

Senate taking up amendment to combat ISIL today

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Nebraska U-S Senator Mike Johanns is pleased that legislation is quickly making its way through Congress to combat the terrorist group ISIL. The U-S House passed an amendment that would provide funding to the Department of Defense and the State Department to equip and train moderate forces fighting ISIL in Syria. It also requires a […] Read More »

Nebraska hopes conference will lead to increased trade with Japan (AUDIO)

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Nebraska hosts the 50th annual Midwest US-Japan Association annual conference; in 2018. Gov. Dave Heineman says the conference should spur Nebraska exports to Japan and Japanese investment in Nebraska. “I’m especially gratified that we’re going to host the 50th,” Heineman tells reporters during an announcement. “Anniversaries like that tend to be a little more important. […] Read More »

Expert: Gas prices may fall closer to $3/gallon in Nebraska

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With fall arriving next week, gasoline prices are falling in Nebraska — and one analyst says they may dip closer to $3 a gallon by the end of next month. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says the statewide average price for a gallon of self-service unleaded gas is now $3.35, that’s down seven cents a gallon in […] Read More »

Friday marks six years of delays for Keystone XL project

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On September 19th, 2008 TransCanada began its approval process with the U-S federal government to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The southern portion was ordered fast-tracked and has been in operation for several years. The northern portion goes through Nebraska and the permit process stalled after a conflict regarding the route. That issue was addressed […] Read More »