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Elkhorn man sentenced to five years on child pornography charges

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An Elkhorn man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison on child pornography charges. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Trevor McLaurine formerly lived in Richland, Washington. An investigation by the Nebraska Attorney General’s office led to McLaurine’s residence in Elkhorn in which investigators discovered more than 8,000 files of child pornography. A federal judge […] Read More »

Counterfeit cash appears in the Panhandle

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Authorities in western Nebraska are on the lookout for bogus bills. First it was counterfeit $20s in Sidney, now it’s fake $100s in Scottsbluff. Fake money is floating around the Panhandle and now there’s word that Scottsbluff police have gotten two complaints of fake $100s from different businesses. Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson said this […] Read More »

U-S Senate addresses Keystone XL Pipeline issue again today

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The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline is again being addressed on Capitol Hill today. American Petroleum Institute Senior Manager Cindy Schild says after nearly seven years lawmakers may be wrapping up the pipeline controversy. She says today the U-S Senate will take up 18 amendments regarding the Keystone legislation. Schild says they have come close to […] Read More »

Ashford finds Congress exciting, challenging (AUDIO)

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Congressman Brad Ashford says it is an incredible honor to serve the Second Congressional District in Washington and his election to Congress is a dream come true. Ashford is getting settled in his new role as a member of Congress in the nation’s Capital. “It’s exciting. It’s challenging. It’s something I can really get my […] Read More »

Omaha man charged in Iowa cattle rustling case, more arrests pending

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A cattle rustling case in southwest Iowa has brought the arrest of a Nebraska man, with warrants issued for two more suspects. Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren says 57-year-old Ervin Jacob, of Omaha, is in custody on multiple felony charges for allegedly stealing eight cattle from a farm in Lewis over two weeks last May and June. […] Read More »

Measles case in Omaha, another in Lincoln raises concerns

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State health officials express concern that a measles outbreak that began in Disneyland could spread throughout the country. The outbreak has grown to 87 cases; one in Nebraska. State Epidemiologist Dr. Tom Safranek says one of the 87 cases was discovered in the Omaha area. Another unrelated case has been reported in Lincoln. Safranek says […] Read More »

CoOportunity Health faces liquidation; customers scramble to find coverage

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A little more than 40,000 Nebraskans are looking for new health insurance with the announcement that CoOportunity Health will be liquidated. The Iowa Insurance Commissioner has determined CoOportunity cannot be saved and must be liquidated. Senior Vice President Sarah Waldman of Nebraska Blue Cross/Blue Shield says the company has been swamped with former CoOportunity customers […] Read More »

A tradition since 1943, the Nebraska Breakfast begins again in Washington

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Members of the Nebraska Congressional delegation have released the schedule for the Nebraska Breakfast, an opportunity for Nebraskans visiting their nation’s Capital a chance to hear directly from their elected representatives in Congress. The Nebraska Breakfast began in 1943 and is the longest-running state gathering of elected officials and constituents on Capitol Hill. The first […] Read More »

Lack of witness cooperation frustrates Omaha mayor

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There have been 11 murders since December 21 in Omaha and many remain unsolved. Three people were killed Saturday in a north Omaha home during a party that was attended by at least 50 individuals but none are cooperating with police. Mayor Jean Stothert is frustrated by lack of action and worried for the community as […] Read More »

East Coast snow impacts operations at Eppley

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Those along the east coast are digging out from a snowstorm that dumped several inches to more than a foot in some areas. Chris Martin is Director of Airline Affairs and Airport Operations at Eppley in Omaha and says the storm did impact several flights in and out of Omaha.   J.F.K, La Guardia and Newark […] Read More »

Peterson returns to AG office, makes changes (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Doug Peterson has already made changes in the Attorney General’s office after taking over for long-time Attorney General Jon Bruning. Peterson has created a new bureau: Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources to, among other things, take on what he sees as the regulatory over-reach of the Environmental Protection Agency. “So they develop their […] Read More »

Flu cases are still spreading, tips for avoiding the bug

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State health officials say flu cases are still “widespread” in Nebraska this winter while federal officals say influenza is at “epidemic” proportions nationwide. This season, at least 20 Nebraskans have died from influenza-related illnesses and many hundreds have gotten sick. Nebraska Extension Educator LaDonna Werth says one of the keys to preventing the flu and […] Read More »

Former Crete resident sentenced on child porn charges

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A former resident of Crete has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in federal prison on child pornography charges. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Anthony Jones has also been ordered to pay $750 in restitution. He will serve five years of supervised release after prison and will be required to register as a sex offender. In July […] Read More »

Congressman Ashford finds Congress much different than Unicameral

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Nebraska’s newest Congressman is adjusting to life in Washington. Democrat Brad Ashford of Omaha, who served in the non-partisan Unicameral, says he has found that Congress places a premium on partisanship and seniority in the making of law. “There isn’t the natural human interaction that happens, for example most particularly in our Unicameral, where laws […] Read More »

Roommate charged in the death of 19-year-old Fremont man

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The roommate of a 19-year-old Fremont man shot and killed Sunday morning has been arrested in connection with the death. Fremont police say Kevin Kennebeck was pronounced dead at Fremont Health Medical Center after being shot with a rifle. Police arres... Read More »