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Route announced for 29th annual Tour de Nebraska bike adventure

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As the icy winds of winter howl, sometimes it’s comforting to think of a leisurely bike ride in the warm breezes of summer. The route is being announced for the annual Tour de Nebraska bicycle adventure, scheduled for June 22nd through the 26th. Tour director Susan Rodenburg says the cyclists will start in the town […]

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President Obama urges positive outlook during Nebraska speech (AUDIO)

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President Barack Obama brought an upbeat message to Nebraska the day after delivering his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Obama began his speech by stating he needed to get out of Washington, D.C. “Whenever I give a State of the Union (address), I want to get out of […]

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Tips for Nebraskans if they win tonight’s Powerball jackpot

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Many Nebraskans have big dreams of what they are going to do if they win the $1.5-billion Powerball jackpot. Tax and financial expert John Pollack most people know you won’t get the total jackpot so that is why it is so important to call your tax advisor immediately. Pollack says, “Most people don’t realize how […]

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Former Husker star found dead in prison cell

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Former Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips was found dead in his prison cell this morning at Kern Valley State Prison in California. The death is being investigated as a suspected suicide. The 40-year-old Phillips was facing first-degree murder charges for the April death of his cellmate at the prison. He was sentenced to 31 years […]

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UNO Political Science professor’s reaction to State of the Union Address

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President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union Address Tuesday night and there is mixed reaction to his message. University of Nebraska – Omaha Political Science Professor Dr. Randall Adkins says his final message was much different than those previously delivered. Dr. Adkins says President Obama tried to rally his troops – his […]

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House fire near Kearney claims life of teen

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A teenager died in a house fire late last night northwest of Kearney. Authorities have identified the victim as 16-year-old Kyah Kinkade of rural Kearney. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., local fire crews were called to the family home located at 5379 Bison Run after flames broke out inside the structure. Three of the four family […]

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OSHA opens investigation into Omaha Old Market explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Omaha office has opened an investigation into the explosion Saturday at 11th and Howard Streets in the Old Market Area. That explosion caused extensive property damage to M’s Pub, the Market House and apartments and condos located in those buildings. OSHA officials say initial reports […]

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Congressman Smith welcomes Obama to Nebraska, cautions against taking credit for state economy

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Congressman Adrian Smith says he’s pleased President Barack Obama is visiting Nebraska. But, Smith, a Republican, isn’t sure Obama, a Democrat, can take a lot of credit for the strong state economy. “Any time the president visits I think that it’s a big deal. I would advise against the president trying to take credit for […]

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Employee confesses to stealing from Wahoo bank, repays $323K

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A Wahoo bank employee who confessed to taking cash from the bank over the past 20 years has been sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg, 65-year-old Margaret Cherovsky of Wahoo admitted in April of 2014 to taking cash from FirstBank of Nebraska. Cherovsky had worked for the bank […]

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Nebraska senator welcomes Obama visit, but says he has nothing to do with strong state economy (AUDIO)

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A United States senator welcomes President Obama to Nebraska and says the president can learn a lot from the state. President Barack Obama makes his first stop in wake of his final State of the Union to Nebraska, speaking at the University of Nebraska-Omaha this afternoon. A White House official has said the president is […]

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If you’re eager, tax filing can be done as soon as January 19th

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Nebraskans can start filing their tax returns as soon as next week. Christopher Miller, at the Internal Revenue Service, says there’s plenty of free filing help available. “You can do it online for free by going to our website, or you can go to a volunteer income tax assistance site,” Miller says. “These are organizations […]

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Change of plans: Gov. Ricketts decides to greet Pres. Obama at Offutt AFB

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has relented; he will meet with President Barack Obama when he visits Nebraska. The governor’s office has released an updated schedule that lists “Greet the President, Offutt Air Force Base, BELLEVUE” among his scheduled events for tomorrow. The schedule has the governor holding a Proclamation Signing Ceremony in Warner Chamber at the […]

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Property tax package would limit local government spending (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is backing a package of proposals to provide property tax relief by limiting the growth of local government spending and the rate at which farmland can be assessed. Ricketts says two bills will be introduced this legislative session to tighten spending limits on local governments, remove exceptions to raise local levies, control […]

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Gov. Ricketts defends decision not to attend President Obama’s Nebraska visit (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts insists politics has nothing to do with his decision not to attend President Barack Obama’s visit to Nebraska tomorrow. Ricketts, a Republican, has declined an invitation by the White House to attend the event being held on the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus. Obama is a Democrat. “The White House asked over a […]

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Sen. Fischer hopes President Obama addresses national security tonight (AUDIO)

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer will be listening for specifics on national security concerns during the State of the Union address tonight. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, delivers his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress tonight. Fischer, a Republican member of the Armed Services Committee, wants the president to […]

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