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Man on trial for murder disrupts courtroom twice

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A man on trial for murder in Omaha twice this week disrupted the courtroom twice by punching a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy Monday and then his defense attorney Tuesday. Douglas County Sheriff’s Captain Wayne Hudson says Robert Grant was in shackles on both occasions. On Monday Grant was told it was time to leave the […] Read More »

Omaha resident shoot and kills alleged intruder

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An Omaha resident is being questioned by police Wednesday morning after an apparent home intrusion this morning at 31st and Newport Avenue. Omaha police say the resident heard a noise around 2:30 am and went to check. Police say the resident told them he met an intruder who had broken through the front door. The […] Read More »

AG Bruning defends controversial Corrections program (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Jon Bruning defends state Corrections Director Mike Kenney’s controversial program to deal with inmates prematurely released from prison who had very little time left on their sentences. The defense comes as a special legislative committee prepares to hear from Gov. Dave Heineman. The program covered five inmates released prematurely from prison with only […] Read More »

State’s list of livestock friendly counties reaches 28

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Northeast Nebraska’s Knox County is the latest county in the state to be named a “livestock friendly” county. Governor Dave Heineman made the presentation this week at the county courthouse in the town of Center. The governor says the designation follows a statewide trend. “We’re now the #1 cattle-feeding state in America and we want […] Read More »

Innovation Campus will be powered through innovative source (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will use an innovative energy source. University and Lincoln city officials have announced the campus under construction on the former state fairgrounds will heat and cool buildings through an exchange of the heat generated by the nearby city waste-water facility. UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman says the unusual […] Read More »

World Series Game 6: SF-KC in-game notebook

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Welcome to Kauffman Stadium and MLB.com's live game notebook for Game 6 of the World Series, which will be updated throughout the night with news of the day and key developments from earlier in the game. For real-time updates, follow in Gameday. In the... Read More »

Ricketts reports having nearly $670K campaign cash on hand

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Republican candidate for governor Pete Ricketts has announced raising $419,215 during the 20-day reporting period than ended on the 20th. The Ricketts campaign reports it ended the period with $669,020.70 cash on hand. Ricketts, an Omaha business executive, is running against Democrat Chuck Hassebrook, the former executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs in […] Read More »

Creighton University expanding benefits to same-sex couples

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Creighton University President Rev. Timothy Lannon announced Monday that employee spouses of  legally married same-sex couples will be included in health benefits. In a statement; “Creighton University will expand its health benefits for faculty and staff to include same sex spouses who have been legally wed in other states. As a Jesuit university, Creighton’s leadership […] Read More »

Nebraska Taxpayers For Freedom oppose OPS bond issue

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Voters in the Omaha area will vote on a $421-million dollar bond issue placed on Tuesday’s ballot by the Omaha Public School District. Nebraska Taxpayers For Freedom President Doug Kagan says this is just part one. He says in a few years the district will ask for phase two and together will total $1-billion. Kagan says, […] Read More »

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney stumps for Ben Sasse

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Former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney stumped for Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse at a campaign stop in Hastings Monday evening. Romney, the party nominee in 2012, criticized the policies of the man he ran against, President Barack Obama, especially the president’s policies on health care. “He was going to deal with poverty and yet, […] Read More »

Life of Germans from Russia in Nebraska unveiled in museum (AUDIO)

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A short tour reveals the hundreds of years of history of the Germans from Russia conserved at the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia headquarters in Nebraska. A simple street sign reading, “Germans from Russia Museum” points the way toward a building housing a wealth of information. AHSGR Executive Director Sherry Pawelko is proud […] Read More »

Nebr. Dept of Labor / Offutt Career Fair Thursday

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Those in eastern Nebraska looking for work need to mark Thursday, October 30th on their calendar. Deb Christensen with the Nebraska Department of Labor says they are teaming with the Family & Readiness Center at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue for a career fair with 140 employers taking part. Christensen says every business has […] Read More »

Natural gas prices may rise “a twitch” this winter

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With memories of last winter’s cold blast, some of Nebraska’s natural gas suppliers are looking for what they’re calling insurance. Clyde Gross is the senior gas manager for Northwestern Energy. “We’re 70% locked in through our traditional ways of locking in,” Gross says. “Because of a scar we have from last winter, not near the […] Read More »

Medical expert on dangers of excessive sugar consumption

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Just as kids in Nebraska are getting ready to enjoy a night of trick or treating, a medical expert sends a warning on the dangers of consuming too much sugar. Dr. Gerald Edelman is an oncologist and says on the molecular level sugar damages our cells.  Dr. Edelman says sugar decreases DNA links the same […] Read More »

Sasse: federal government has responsibility to contain Ebola

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A nurse who worked with Ebola patients in West Africa and was under mandatory quarantine at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey was released after threats of suing that her human rights had been violated. This brings up the question whether the government can force quarantine if there is a risk to the public. Nebraska […] Read More »