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DC West Community Schools struggle with bond issue

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Vandalism and accusations are running wild at DC West Community School District. After voters in November failed to pass a $45.8-million bond issue signs within the district have been vandalized and there are accusations the district purposely planted mold in the buildings so the next bond issue would pass. Superintendent Melissa Poloncic says she too […]

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20-year-old charged with kidnapping and rape of 8-year-old girl in Lincoln

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A 20-year-old Lincoln man has been arrested, charged with the kidnapping and rape of an 8-year-old girl. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says the suspect is accused of entering the girl’s residence with the intent to rob the house. Then, he changed his mind. “An 8-year-old girl remembered going to bed only to awake, […]

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29-year-old dies in deadly motorcycle accident in Omaha

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A 29 year old Ralston man is dead after a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon in southwest Omaha. Police Sergeant Chuck Casey says just before 3:30 a Suzuki XR1 motorcycle hit the rear end of a turning car near 98th and Q Street. Sergeant Casey says witness’ says the motorcycle stopped at a red light at […]

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Employers taking steps to protect others

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Nebraska employers are taking notice of Wednesday’s tragedy in Roanoke, Virginia after an apparent disgruntled former employee took his frustration out on two former co-workers. Many businesses are in a similar situation where they question whether a current employee has the potential of violent behavior. David Owens is a former district attorney and says there […]

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Court tosses out claim involving Lexington rendering plant

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A federal appeals court has rejected a claim by STABL Incorporated which stated environmental quality testing results involving the company’s rendering plant in Lexington were not valid and should not have been used as evidence toward the issuance of a $2.3 million fine against the company for violations of the federal Clean Water Act and […]

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Gov. Ricketts pleased with death penalty petition drive success (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is pleased that it appears Nebraska voters will decide the fate of the death penalty. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty gathered far more signatures than needed to force a vote on the death penalty next November. The Secretary of State’s office has begun the verification process. “Well, I’m very pleased with the […]

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Babysitter accused in death of Hastings child

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A 33-year-old woman is suspected of killing a toddler she was babysitting earlier this year.   Azudany Serrano-Contreras is charged with committing intentional child abuse resulting in death.   Serrano-Contreras was babysitting 19-month-old Aliyana Peterson March 12th in Hastings when she allegedly stuffed a baby wipe down the toddler’s throat.   Serrano-Contreras told police she […]

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Nebraska State Patrol keeping fairgoers safe

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It will be a busy two weeks for the Nebraska State Patrol. They will once again provide security at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. They will be providing security 24-hours a day, seven days a week by patrolling the fairgrounds on bicycle and all-terrain vehicles. Visitors can also expect to see troopers walking […]

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Marketers consider ways to share Nebraska’s quality of life

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A forum in Kearney this week brought together economic development leaders from across the region. Organizers say the goal was to let attendees provide input on ways to grow local economies and to improve the overall quality of life in Nebraska. Dave Snitley, president of Firespring Marketing and Advertising in Lincoln, was the forum’s moderator. […]

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Long process of death penalty petition verification begins

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Now, the verification process begins. Secretary of State John Gale says it will take a while to verify the nearly 167,000 signatures turned in to place the death penalty on the ballot next year. “This is a time of sorting of a considerable quantity of material,” Gales tells Nebraska Radio Network. “We received stacks of […]

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Lightning sparks Omaha house fire

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Two elderly women in Omaha are ok after a house fire Thursday morning. Omaha Fire Battalion Chief Frank Kleffner says they were called to home in the west-central part of the city around 8 am after lightning struck the roof. Chief Kleffner says most of the fire was on the roof area. The home had […]

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People likely to decide ultimate fate of ultimate penalty (AUDIO)

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Organizers of a referendum petition drive to place capital punishment on the ballot next year express confidence Nebraska voters will retain the death penalty. The group, Nebraskans for the Death Penalty, appears to have enough signatures to keep the death penalty repeal from taking effect and force a vote. That likely is a considerable understatement. […]

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Social media role in the Virginia TV shooting

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People spend hours on social media websites every day searching for videos. That took a different turn on Wednesday when a former Virginia TV employee opened fire and killed two former colleagues while wearing a body camera. Vester Flanagan then apparently took the time to post that video online. Jeremy Lipschultz is a University of […]

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Smoke shops raided, Lincoln residents arrested; accused of selling synthetic drugs

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Two Lincoln businesses have been raided and three residents have been arrested, accused of selling synthetic drugs. Federal authorities took away box after box of product from Dirt Cheap and Island Smokes that they claim is synthetic marijuana mislabeled to avoid drug regulations. A federal indictment accuses the smoke shops of selling synthetic drugs between […]

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Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty plan year-long campaign

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A group that spent weeks gathering signatures that would allow voters to decide whether Nebraska has a death penalty or not turned them in to the Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday. Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty spokesperson Matt Maly says now their work really starts. Maly says they are optimistic that Nebraskans […]

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