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Omaha man shoots intruder

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A home break in north Omaha ends with the victim shooting the intruder. Omaha Police Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says officers were sent to 3425 Cuming Street at 1:46 Tuesday morning after they received a call of a burglary in progress. Pecha says dispatch then notified officers that one party at the scene was […] Read More »

Government tightening restrictions on painkillers

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The government is cracking down on how doctors prescribe opioid painkillers like hydrocodone and other addictive drugs. Dr. Jeff Baldwin is the Vice-Chair of Education and a professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and says this is due to an increasing number of deaths due to overdose. He says this will […] Read More »

Democrat Domina and Republican Sasse spar in State Fair debate

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United States Senate candidates staked out positions and tried to make distinctions during a 90-minute debate at the State Fair in Grand Island. Whether the federal health care law pushed through Congress by President Barack Obama works became a point of contention between the two main candidates. Democrat Dave Domina asserted repeal of the Affordable […] Read More »

Jenkins, Watson get their chance during State Fair Senate debate

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Independent candidates Jim Jenkins and Todd Watson got their chance to do battle with the two main candidates during the Senate debate held at the State Fair in Grand Island. Jenkins even took a shot at presumed front-runner, Republican Ben Sasse, taking aim at Sasse’s response that Congress has become so dysfunctional there is no […] Read More »

Sen. Dubas steps into new position with association

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Sen. Annette Dubas of Fullerton will become the Executive Director for the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations. It is a newly created position at the organization founded in 1983 with mental health providers and consumer groups across the state. “Our members include rural and metropolitan area providers, hospitals, non-profit organizations, consumer groups, private practitioner […] Read More »

Despite full planes, Frontier dumps Siouxland service to Denver

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Frontier Airlines is suspending its Sioux City to Denver passenger service. The airline notified Sioux Gateway Airport director Curt Miller that it’s starting what it calls a “seasonal shut down” of flights on October 24th. “That was a surprise to us,” Miller says. “We weren’t expecting to have any reduction in service. They indicated it […] Read More »

Grand jury clears deputies in deadly May 30th shooting

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A grand jury has ruled that deputies from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office were justified when they shot and killed a man May 30th. The group of deputies were attempting to evict Doug DaMoude from his house. Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly says DaMoude had told law enforcement he would not leave his home and […] Read More »

Nebraska and Iowa resident sentenced for wire fraud

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One Nebraska resident and one Iowa resident have been sentenced to federal prison for bilking the elderly out of money. Federal prosecutors say 24-year-old Tempest Amerson of Lincoln and 45-year-old Rosland Starks of Council Bluffs, IA committed wire fraud between May of 2011 and November of last year. Prosecutors say the two would call elderly […] Read More »

$11.3M grant will aid UNL research into the causes of obesity

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An $11.3 million dollar research grant has been awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to study the causes of obesity and the diseases it spawns. UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced the grant award made by the National Institutes of Health during a news conference on the Lincoln campus. It is a five-year grant which will expand […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman sees pros and cons; still says he would vote against minimum wage (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says that while there are pros and cons to increasing the state minimum wage, he would vote against the November ballot proposal to raise it. Heineman says he prefers how the state has historically addressed the issue. “In the past, Nebraska has followed the lead of the federal government regarding the minimum […] Read More »

Lincoln police investigate deadly fall out of roof of SUV

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Lincoln Police are trying to determine why a 27-year-old Lincoln man climbed out of the sunroof of a sport-utility vehicle while it was moving and fell to his death. The victim is identified as James Rubio. Police say the incident happened around 12:30am Sunday morning in southeast Lincoln near 52nd and La Salle Streets. Rubio, […] Read More »

Trooper seizes nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in I-80 traffic stop

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Nearly 100 pounds of marijuana has been seized after a state trooper stopped a car on Interstate 80 for following too close. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped the car late Sunday morning on eastbound I-80 near the Beaver Crossing exit. After getting consent to search the vehicle, the trooper found 99.6 pounds […] Read More »

Be on the lookout for bats

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The Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha has received hundreds of calls from concerned residents after finding bats inside their home. Vice-President of Field Operations Mark Langan says this is typical for late summer, early fall in Nebraska. He says nights are cooler and bats will try to find a warm spot and houses are an […] Read More »

Auction set for Civic Auditorium contents

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For many Nebraskans Omaha’s Civic Auditorium holds fond memories. Most spent time in the venue attending sporting events, concerts, a circus to trade shows. Days are numbered for the historic auditorium and the city of Omaha decided to auction its contents to the highest bidder. Omaha’s Parks Director Brook Bench is overseeing the auction and says […] Read More »

$125M awaits to be claimed by the rightful owners (AUDIO)

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Could you be owed some money? Perhaps. The state Treasurer will make a special effort during the Nebraska State Fair to reconnect some residents with unclaimed property. State Treasurer Don Stenberg says the state holds $125 million in unclaimed property belonging to 350,000 Nebraskans or former state residents. “And that property can include a lot […] Read More »