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A Few Good Jobs For Vets seminar

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The job search may be a strange and unknown “battlefield” for our soldiers leaving the military, settling back into civilian life and getting a job. A free seminar, “A Few Good Jobs for Vets in Transition” will be held on Thursday, August 27th. Paul Madsen is leading the seminar and says their goal is to […]

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N. Carolina man sentenced for hiding income while living in Nebraska

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A North Carolina man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for evading personal income taxes he earned while living in Nebraska. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 59-year-old Chet Lee West of Nebo, North Carolina has been sentenced to 51 months in prison. Once released, West will have to serve three years […]

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The Rumbles calling it quits after more than 50 years

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For more than 50 years The Rumbles have been one of the most popular and successful rock-and-roll bands in the Midwest. The Omaha based group is calling it quits and booked their final appearance for New Years Eve in Sioux Falls. The Rumbles formed in the early 1960’s as a garage band and had several songs […]

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OSHA fines Omaha moving company in worker’s heat-related death

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Federal officials propose an Omaha moving company be fined $12,000 in wake of the death of a veteran employee in early June. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued one serious, and one other-than-serious safety violation against Select Van and Storage, doing business as Mayflower/United. On June 9th, a 49-year-old worker packing and loading […]

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Omaha murder investigation

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A fight at a south-central Omaha apartment complex around 10 last night ended with one man dead and another behind bars. Omaha Police Officer Michael Pecha says other residents at the complex near 99th and Q Streets heard gunfire and called 911. Officer Pecha says when officers arrived they found one man suffering from an […]

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Nebraska small businesses getting help to export (AUDIO)

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A bit more than $300,000 is being made available by the Small Business Administration to small Nebraska businesses trying to make it big in the export market. The federal money can be used in a number of ways, such as to pay for foreign trade missions, foreign market sales trips, and international marketing campaigns. SBA […]

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Study shows long work days increase risk of stroke

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A new study shows that working long hours can increase your risk of stroke and heart disease. Dr. Pierre Fayad is the director of the Nebraska Stroke Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Neurological Sciences and says this study shed light on how increased stress can impact the risk of stroke. […]

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Autism awareness group plans fall conference, summer camp

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A central Nebraska organization strives to raise awareness about children with autism and the challenges they face, including bullying. Aaron Bly, of Kenesaw, is the founder and president of the Kids and Dreams Foundation. “My wife and I have adopted five children and the middle child has autism,” Bly says. “We have done a lot […]

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Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation expands

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Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation has expanded. Nebraska VR has created a three-member Business Account Managers team helping the disabled find employment in the Omaha, Norfolk, Kearney, and Grand Island areas. Lindy Foley is the Employment Services Program Director for the Nebraska VR program. She says the Business Account Managers will work to match disabled individuals with […]

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Vandals target Omaha Islamic Center

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Vandals targeted the Omaha Islamic Center over the weekend. Surveillance video shows a group of people gathered outside the center located at 3511 North 73rd Street around 3:30 Sunday morning.   The group then started throwing rocks at the building and then a large rock breaking a window in a side door entrance. The Council on American […]

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Nebraska attorney expects divorces to soar in Ashley Madison fallout

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Members of the adultery website Ashley Madison are waiting for the next shoe to drop after hackers exposed names and personal information of some of its 37 million members. The number of divorces are expected to spike after hackers released information of those involved. Omaha attorney James Martin Davis says there is little or no action these […]

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Game and Parks asks for public help to catch deer poachers

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Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials want the public’s help to identify two men who apparently shot and killed a deer out of season in the Omaha area. Game and Parks reports hunters who had placed a camera in the Ponca Hills area for the upcoming deer firearms season got photos of two individuals dragging […]

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Gordon, Chamberlain, together again in Nebraska, lead Omaha to victory

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Former Huskers Alex Gordon and Joba Chamberlain helped the Omaha Storm Chasers beat Sacramento 4-3 on Sunday. In his first game on a rehab assignment Gordon thrilled the nearly sold out crowd at Werner Park by slammming a two run homer. It was his lone hit in four plate appearances. “It was cool. I wasn’t […]

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Death penalty petition drive heads into final week (AUDIO)

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A deadline fast approaches and those behind the effort to have Nebraska voters decide the fate of the death penalty are cautiously optimistic. A referendum petition effort must deliver signatures to the Secretary of State by Thursday. “Well, we launched this campaign back in the first week of June and from the outset we said […]

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Inmate found dead in Dawson County lockup

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Authorities in Dawson County are investigating the death of a man found unresponsive in the Dawson County Jail on Saturday. Lexington Police say 52-year-old Michael Holloway of Cozad was found unresponsive in his jail cell shortly before 4 p.m. Holloway was taken to Lexington Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he was pronounced dead on […]

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