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Ethanol worries rise as gas prices fall

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Two years ago the price at the pump hit $5 in some areas of the country.  This week there are 13 states that sell gas for under $2 a gallon. The only ones not pleased with the drop right now are ethanol producers. U-S Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Joe Glauber says ethanol competes with […] Read More »

Pelini throws NU administration under the bus, but lessons should be learned by Eichorst (AUDIO)

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Vulgar language has been apart of Bo Pelini’s M.O. since we’ve known him as the head football coach at Nebraska and that was certainly on full display when you hear the tape of his 30 minute speech he gave to his players off campus after he was fired by Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst. I’m not sure […] Read More »

University of Nebraska fires back at Pelini

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Statement from University of Nebraska December 17, 2014 The University of Nebraska is in receipt of what appears to be a transcript of remarks delivered by former football coach Bo Pelini.  These remarks to student-athletes were allegedly made during a non-official team meeting at a local high school, held two days after his termination.  At […] Read More »

Omaha officer rushed to hospital after fall during traffic stop

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An Omaha police officer was rushed to a hospital in serious condition after conducting a traffic stop around 10:45 Wednesday morning on westbound I-80 at 36th Street. Omaha Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says the officer was conduction a traffic stop after falling and striking his head.  The officer was responsive at the scene. Members […] Read More »

Nebraska veterans encouraged to enroll in registry

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First, Nebraska veterans had the chance to get a special driver’s license. Next, they can get a special license plate. Gov. Dave Heineman says more than 12,000 veterans have enrolled in the Nebraska Veterans’ Registry, created last year by the Unicameral to place the word “veteran” on their driver’s licenses. In 2016, Military Honor License […] Read More »

Keystone XL talk heats up as Senate considers vote

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Key U-S Senate leaders say the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline is near the top of their agenda and plan to address it next month. Supporters and opponents continue to dig in their heels on what has turned into a controversial issue.  Chris Faulkner is the founder of Breitling Energy and says transporting oil sands through […] Read More »

Public asked to help investigation of illegal cougar kill

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The public is being asked to provide information on a cougar shot illegally and left to rot in the Pine Ridge National Forest south of Chadron. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports a hunter stumbled upon the female mountain lion in Dawes County late last week. The mountain lion is estimated to have been […] Read More »

ACLU claims prison inmate assaulted by white supremacist group

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The ACLU of Nebraska filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Joshua Franklin against Department of Corrections Director Michael Kenney, three wardens and an assistant warden. ACLU Legal Director Amy Miller says while Franklin was awaiting sentencing in Sarpy County for forgery and writing bad checks he was assaulted by another inmate who is […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman accuses prison committee of rewriting history (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman accuses a special legislative committee of attempting to rewrite history in its report on the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The committee concluded in a report released Monday Gov. Heineman set the tone that led to the prison sentencing miscalculations, because he refused to consider building a new prison to relieve overcrowding. Committee […] Read More »

Oak Ridge boy reflects on Elvis, Elvira (AUDIO)

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The bass singer for the Oak Ridge Boys, known for his “oom-pa-pa-oom-pa-pa-mau-mau” bass solo in the song “Elvira” says he’s thrilled the band is still drawing huge crowds after four-plus decades of touring. Richard Sterban and the other “boys” will be making one stop in Nebraska this year, tonight in Norfolk. Sterban says the four […] Read More »

Grand Island man charged in packing plant murder

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A 34-year-old Grand Island man has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of a man outside a central Nebraska meat packing plant. Angelo Bol is accused of gunning down 34-year-old Karel Perez-Almaguer of Grand Island in the parking lot outside Gibbon Packing early Monday evening. Buffalo County Attorney Shawn Eartherton charges […] Read More »

Pelini going back home. Reports suggest he’ll coach Youngstown State

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Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini will become the head-coaching job at Youngstown State, according to multiple reports. Pelini went to high school in Youngstown, Ohio.   Pelini was 67-27 as Nebraska’s coach, passing Tom Osborne for the most wins ever at the school in a coach’s first seven years, but he couldn’t win the big games. Pelini […] Read More »

Attempt to trade drugs for Xbox leads to couple’s arrest

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He didn’t have any money for the Xbox. So, he offered marijuana, and psychedelic mushrooms. Enter the Nebraska State Patrol. According to NSP, a Hay Springs couple offered a trooper six grams of marijuana and two psychedelic mushrooms for the gaming system. 30-year-old Christopher Ames and 26-year-old Casandra Agnes have been arrested on multiple charges. […] Read More »

Offutt AFB closing one of three gates

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Officials at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska are closing one of three entry gates into the base. 55th Wing Deputy of Public Affairs 1st Lt. Carly Costello says, The gate does not meet certain installation requirements and its closure will help the 55th Security Forces Squadron mitigate operational requirement issues, such as upcoming […] Read More »

Committee outlines state missteps in Nikko Jenkins case (AUDIO)

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A special legislative committee concludes solitary confinement and a lack of mental health care might well have pushed Nikko Jenkins to murder four people in Omaha. Nikko Jenkins, convicted of killing four in Omaha after being released from prison, spent most of his time behind bars locked in solitary confinement. “It illustrates the problem with […] Read More »