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Heated Omaha town hall meeting

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A heated town hall meeting in north Omaha Monday night turned into a shouting match. This started when one man attending the meeting criticized the city for not doing more to create more jobs in that area.  City Councilman Ben Gray reacted by saying 1,000 jobs have been created in north Omaha since he took […] Read More »

UNMC & Nebraska Medical Center expands at two locations

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The Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center announced expansion plans at two locations in Omaha.   Construction will begin this week at the midtown location at 41st and Emile Streets. The Lauritzen Outpatient Center will house the Fritch Surgery Center, a suite of 10 operating rooms designed for outpatient procedures. Four the […] Read More »

Patient health information can now cross state lines

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Nebraska and Iowa’s health information networks are now linked. Deb Bass is CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative and says the state is now connected with Iowa’s Health Information Network so now both states can send and receive messages. Bass says this milestone is one both organizations see as a positive step toward the […] Read More »

Report: Nebraska would see millions in taxes from legal pot

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A new report puts a price tag on what Nebraska might reap in new tax revenues if the state legalized marijuana. The financial website NerdWallet took the data from an anonymous health survey that found just under 4% of Nebraskans over age 25 said they’d smoked pot in the past month. Based on Nebraska’s population, that’s about […] Read More »

Drunk driver runs over bicyclist, killing him

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Lancaster County authorities say a man driving drunk ran over a bicyclist last night, killing him. According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, 57-year-old Douglas Dalke of Lincoln died at the scene of the accident, 54th and Saltillo Road. 26-year-old Everett Hoesing of Olathe, KS has been charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the […] Read More »

USDA reaches out to LGBT community in rural Nebraska

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The USDA held the nation’s third LGBT Rural Summit at Wayne State College last week. The summit was a partnership between the USDA, National Center for Lesbian Rights, the True Colors Fund, and Wayne State to discuss the opportunities and challenges lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered citizens face while living in rural America. Special Assistant […] Read More »

Two killed in rear-end collision in southeastern Nebraska

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Two people died in a rear end collision on Highway 34 in southeastern Nebraska Sunday evening. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports 23-year-old Matthew Kirkchhoff of Weeping Water and 22-year-old Emily Widger of Lincoln died at the scene, a mile and a half southeast of Elmwood. According to the sheriff’s office, Kirchoff was driving west […] Read More »

Murray man killed in weekend rollover crash

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A 38-year-old Murray man has been killed after he lost control of his car on a curve, driving off the roadway, and rolling over. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports Kevin Light was pronounced dead at the scene, Saturday morning on the southern side of Plattsmouth. Investigators for the office say Light was driving too […] Read More »

18-year-old charged with vehicular homicide in fatal Lincoln wreck

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An 18-year-old Lincoln man faces a charge of vehicular homicide and driving while under the influence after a fatal wreck just outside Lincoln late Sunday morning. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says Christopher Cazun refused to take a chemical test after the wreck and is also charged with reckless driving and driving under suspension. Wagner […] Read More »

Woman dies from injuries suffered after her car crashes into pole

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A young woman died of injuries suffered when her car rammed into a utility pole in southwest Omaha. Omaha police say 29-year-old Ashley Carter of La Vista died later at an Omaha hospital from injuries suffered in the wreck. Police say witnesses reported the care had been moving erratically before the fatal accident early Saturday […] Read More »

Prison inmate found dead, likely suicide

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State Department of Correctional Services officials say a prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder at the Lincoln state prison has been found dead in his cell, likely from suicide. 59-year-old Michael Peterson just began serving his life sentence in late May on a first-degree murder charge from Buffalo County. According to the Department […] Read More »

Public feedback needed regarding child welfare services

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A national consulting firm has been hired by the Nebraska Legislature to conduct a study on public and private child welfare agencies in the state. This is a follow-up to its earlier study on child welfare privatization. This study will help determine whether the management of child welfare cases should be carried out by public […] Read More »

Nebraska law enforcement warning about synthetic LSD

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Nebraska law enforcement is reporting a new synthetic drug that has been found  in the state. DEA Task Force member, Douglas County Narcotics Deputy Jason Stehlik says it is called “N-Bomb” or “Smiles” and it mimics the effects of the hallucinogenic LSD. Deputy Stehlik says it is in the form of blotter acid – meaning it […] Read More »

Chief Justice Roberts gives insight to workings of court (AUDIO)

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The Chief Justice of the United States came to Nebraska and provided insight into how the court works. Roberts says he works hard to get the court to reach agreement on cases, but sometimes that’s not possible. “And I think it’s a good thing when more people come together. The court looks like it’s working […] Read More »

Study: Nebraska’s highways rank #2 in the nation

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A new report shows Nebraska’s highway system ranks among the very best in the country, based on their condition and cost-effectiveness. The study’s lead author, David Hartgen, with the Reason Foundation, explains how they compile the rankings which show Nebraska at number-two in the nation for the second year in a row. “Each of the […] Read More »