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Animal cruelty investigation in Omaha

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The Nebraska Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in an animal cruelty case in Omaha. Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says a woman reported Sunday a vehicle was circling a southeast Omaha neighborhood when someone inside threw something out the window. He says that something was […]

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Study: Ethanol is worth $5-billion to Nebraska coffers

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A University of Nebraska study finds the ethanol industry has a five-billion dollar impact on the state’s economy. Todd Sneller, head of the Nebraska Ethanol Board, says the report covers a five-year period, from 2010 to 2014, and shows renewable fuels are vital to the state’s economic engine. “Ethanol production continues to be a very […]

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Nebraska economic sustains growth

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Nebraska remains on track for economic growth, according to the latest survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Director Eric Thompson says the survey of Nebraska businesses has shown consistent growth. “This is the fourth consecutive monthly increase, suggesting the Nebraska economy should be solid throughout the rest of […]

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Lincoln man sentenced to federal prison on child porn charge

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A Lincoln man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 37-year-old Kenneth Charles Poston III will also be required to pay restitution of $2,000, be on supervised release for 10 years after serving his time in prison, and be registered as a sex offender. […]

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No joke, Marijuana Party seeks political recognition in Nebraska

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Nebraskans have the opportunity to sign a petition that would recognize a new political party in the state. Mark Elworth Jr. is the acting chairman of the Marijuana Party, an organization that supports the medical, industrial and recreational use of hemp and says they need about 5,500 valid signatures before they can move forward. Elworth […]

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Gov. Ricketts will lead first trade mission to the EU

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced he will lead a trade mission to Europe. The governor, along with state agriculture and economic development officials, will travel to Denmark, Belgium, and Italy in June. Ricketts says one of the big stops on the trip will be to the European food show in Milan, Italy. Another major stop […]

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Utah woman arrested after I-80 traffic stop in drug charges

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A Utah woman has been arrested on charges of trying to sell marijuana after being stopped for expired license plates on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped 34-year-old Nicole Beard of Salt Lake City for expired plates on I-80 west of North Platte in Lincoln County. A NSP […]

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Man injured in house explosion

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An Omaha man suffered burns and smoke inhalation Sunday evening after an explosion inside his home.   Investigators say around 9:00 pm he was trying to get rid of a bed bug infestation by using gasoline. Gas vapors were ignited by the pilot light on a nearby water heater which caused the explosion. Two others inside […]

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Gov. Ricketts says some bills harm public safety (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts finds himself at odds with the legislature after a week in which the Unicameral passed a number of crime bills. Ricketts objects to some of the moves by the legislature last week, especially first-round approval of a bill to repeal the death penalty. “And we have to remember, we’re not Texas,” Ricketts […]

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South-central Nebraska cattle operation wins Leopold Conservation Award

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A south-central Nebraska family that made a switch from row crops to a cow-calf operation has won the 2015 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award. Brian Shaw, speaking for the family, says he began his career after playing football and graduating from the University of Nebraska at Lehmann Brothers in New York and Chicago only to return […]

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Viral Henry Doorly Zoo gorilla video

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A YouTube video taken at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo has gone viral. It shows a silverback gorilla running up to viewing window and striking it hard causing the glass to crack.  Zoo officials say the public was not in danger. The window contains three panes of glass and only one cracked. They add that occasionally […]

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Omaha celebrates Earth Day on Saturday

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Earth Day is April 22nd but will be celebrated Saturday in Omaha. Elizabeth Davis is the coordinator of Omaha’s 25th Earth Day Celebration at Elmwood Park near 60th and Leavenworth Street and says they have a day packed with events for young and old. Davis says visitors can learn how to make a rain barrel […]

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Kearney police probe death of Hastings man in likely fall

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Police say a Hastings man who was found dead in a Kearney alley last week is believed to have fallen 30 to 50 feet to his death from a fire escape. 51-year-old Craig Demoor had been released from jail the day before. Police say foul play is not suspected. They believe his death was accidental. […]

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State lawmakers move closer to repealing death penalty in Nebraska

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State legislators have advanced as bill that would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha has succeeded in getting first-round approval to Legislative Bill 268 on a 30-to-13 vote, which if it holds would be enough votes to override a promised gubernatorial veto. Gov. Pete Ricketts’ office released a written statement […]

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Death ruled a homicide in ex-Husker Phillips’ prison cell

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The death of a man sharing a prison cell with former Nebraska I-back Lawrence Phillips was ruled a homicide by strangulation, according to a coroner’s report released Thursday. 37 year old Damion Soward was found dead early Saturday in a California prison cell that he shared with the 39 year old Phillips, who is an inmate […]

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