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Couple who lost daughter to drunk driver urge use of designated driver (AUDIO)

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A couple who lost their 19-year-old daughter in a drunk driving accident plead with Nebraskans to not drink and drive. Todd and Jaimie Calfee of Bennett told their story to reporters during a news conference at the governor’s residence. “On September 9th, 2011 our lives were completely devastated when we were greeted by two sheriff’s […] Read More »

CHI Health’s proposal to end BCBS Nebraska contract dispute

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CHI Health presented Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska a proposal on Monday in an effort to end a contract dispute. Blue Cross terminated CHI Health’s contract on September 1st claiming they charge up to 30% more than other hospitals in the Omaha area. CHI Health CEO says the proposal includes $80-million in savings over […] Read More »

Two injured in Omaha home invasion

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Six west-central Omaha residents are recovering from a home invasion overnight. Omaha Police Department Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says officers arrived around 6 am to find those inside woke up in the middle of the night to find three masked men had kicked down their door. Officer Pecha says all the residents were tied […] Read More »

Creighton Prep football coach resigns after police suspect he punched a 17-year old girl

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Omaha Police say Creighton Prep High School football coach Chris Nizzi hit a 17-year-old girl early Saturday morning, just hours after the Junior Jays won their semifinal game in the Class A state football playoffs. Nizzi, the Junior Jays’ head coach for four years, resigned as football coach and school counselor Sunday. Officers cited Nizzi […] Read More »

U.S. Senate vote expected today on Keystone XL pipeline

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A vote may come in the U-S Senate as soon as today that would authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Ben Gotschall, energy director for BOLD Nebraska, says he’s not surprised by the sudden move in Congress on the controversial project but doesn’t think the legislation will be signed into law by President […] Read More »

Legislative audit of Corrections finds fault with prison management (AUDIO)

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An investigation of the state prison system prompted by the release of serial killer Nikko Jenkins finds fault not only in how Nebraska runs its prisons, but even with the data on which the department relies. A report by the Legislative Performance Audit Committee found while state law clearly identifies inmates who should be civilly […] Read More »

Fremont teen found outside in bitter cold dies

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A Fremont teen-ager has died after being found outside in the cold Sunday morning by a city worker removing snow. Fremont police say 16-year-old Jaime Valdez was found outside early Sunday morning in temperatures hovering near zero, with wind chills of around minus 15. Police say relatives took the boy to Fremont Health hospital before […] Read More »

Ebola patient death at Omaha hospital

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Officials at Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha have released more details regarding the death of Ebola virus patient Dr. Martin Salia. Dr. Salia was diagnosed with Ebola while working at a hospital in Sierra Leone on Monday, October 10th. He was airlifted to Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit in Omaha […] Read More »

Nebraska trooper traffic stops include million dollar meth bust

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Weekend traffic stops by state troopers resulted in drug busts, including a million dollar methamphetamine bust. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, a trooper stopped an eastbound car for speeding on I-80 just west of the Lincoln Airport Exit. A search of the car led to the seizure of more than 23 pounds of methamphetamine, […] Read More »

Nebraska man convicted of sexually abusing his children

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A Dakota County man has been convicted on ten felony counts for sexually abusing his two young children. Attorney General Jon Bruning says his office is withholding the name of the 30-year-old to protect the identification of his two children, ages 11 and 13. According to the Attorney General’s office, the convictions include: One count […] Read More »

Ebola patient treated at UNMC in Omaha dies

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A third patient flown to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment of Ebola has died. Doctors had characterized the condition of Dr. Martin Salia has extremely ill. Salia, a surgeon, was flown from Sierra Leone to Omaha on Saturday. He died Monday morning. “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share this news,” […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer looks forward to move into majority (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer looks forward to serving in the majority in the United States Senate next year. Fischer has served for two years in the minority, chafing under a Democratic leader not friendly to Republican input. Fischer, a Republican, says voters spoke loudly in 2014 against such tactics. “I think people want to see action. […] Read More »

UNMC clinical trial for new Alzheimer’s disease medication

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center is taking part in a new national clinical research study, clinical trial involving Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Dan Murman is the lead investigator and says they will be evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine when taken by people with mild to moderate symptoms. Dr. Murman says Alzheimer’s disease […] Read More »

Study: Tax credit is big bonus for rural Nebraskans

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A study finds a federal tax credit that targets low-income working families is especially important in rural areas in Nebraska and nationwide. Jon Bailey, at the Lyons-based Center for Rural Affairs, says the Earned Income Tax Credit is focused on putting more money in the pockets of people who have jobs and who make less […] Read More »

Gordon’s record day buries Nebraska

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Nebraska held Melvin Gordon mostly in check for one quarter. It was the other two quarters that did in the 16th-ranked Huskers as Gordon and the Badgers ran absolutely wild and into the NCAA record books. Gordon’s 408 rushing yards eclipsed the previous NCAA record of 406 rushing yards by Texas Christian’s LaDanian Tomlinson as […] Read More »