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Sexual assault charge filed in Nebraska against Iowa politician dropped

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Sexual assault charges filed in Nebraska against an Iowa politician have been dropped. The charges against 69-year-old Donald Brantz of Mineola, Iowa were originally filed following an incident in Bellevue, Nebraska on October 10, 2014. Brantz was accused of inappropriately touching a woman and allegedly threatened to choke her. Brantz maintained he was innocent of […] Read More »

CHI Health again included in EMS rotation

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Starting today, the Omaha Fire Department and EMS providers in five counties will resume the odd/even calendar day rotation that includes CHI Health. They took Creighton University Medical Center out of rotation in January after they failed to meet the criteria for a level one trauma center. Creighton officials were notified last Friday by the […] Read More »

2 Omaha officers injured in overnight crash

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Two Omaha police officers were injured around 1:00 Monday morning when their cruiser was hit by another vehicle. Omaha Police Department spokesman Officer Michael Pecha says one suffered a hand injury that required treatment. The other officer suffered back and neck pain but refused treatment. Police cited the driver of the other car, identified as […] Read More »

Economist says Wal-Mart wage hike will pressure competitors

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The nation’s largest employer announced last week they are increasing their starting pay to $9. Wal-mart also announced that will increase to $10 in 2016. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says Wal-Mart is a $272-billion dollar corporation and this move will not have a big impact on their bottom line. However, Goss says this is […] Read More »

State economy poised for mid-year spurt (AUDIO)

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The forecast for state economic growth this year has brightened. The Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has seen the leading economic indicator grow for two months in a row. Director Eric Thompson says it is broad-based growth. “It’s in things like construction and manufacturing, especially manufacturing that isn’t closely tied to […] Read More »

Tim Miles takes away the players’ toys after another bad loss

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Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles will not allow his players into their locker room or state of the art lounge after the team dropped their fifth straight game, 74-46 against Iowa. No players were allowed to speak to the media as well. Miles, who had an NCAA tournament team a year ago, has lost […] Read More »

Elderly pedestrian is hit, killed on I-80

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A Cairo woman was struck and killed by a semi-truck after authorities say she walked onto Interstate 80 in Buffalo County late Sunday afternoon. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, 79-year-old Darlene Harder had parked along the eastbound lanes near Gibbon when she got out of her vehicle and then walked into traffic. A short […] Read More »

Kearney standoff ends with no shots fired

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Kearney police blocked off a southwest side neighborhood yesterday afternoon after a man barricaded himself inside a home while threatening to harm himself. At around 2:30 p.m., the Buffalo County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call from a woman who reported that a male acquaintance had sent her a text message and was threatening to […] Read More »

Kearney hosts Agri-Eco Tourism conference, starting this afternoon

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The Nebraska Tourism Commission is opening its annual three-day Agri/Eco Tourism Workshop today in Kearney. The event is designed for people who want to learn more about the tourism industries surrounding agriculture and the environment. Commission spokeswoman Karen Kollars says a host of activities are planned through Wednesday. “We’ll start out with a three-hour workshop […] Read More »

Wyoming teen sentenced in death of Nebraska jailer

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A Wyoming teen-ager convicted of strangling to death a western Nebraska jailer has been sentenced to at least 60 years in prison. Dylan Cardeilhac, who is now 16, was 15 years old when serving time in the Scotts Bluff County Jail for robbing a Mitchell, Nebraska convenience store at gunpoint. He attacked and strangled jailer […] Read More »

Opponents of Keystone XL optimistic about its rejection

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Opponents of Keystone XL are optimistic that President Barack Obama will veto the bill passed by Congress that authorizes the oil pipeline. In fact, Jane Kleeb with Bold Nebraska says she believes the president will fully reject the pipeline. “We think that you could see the president not only vetoing the Keystone XL bill, but […] Read More »

Nebraska’s safest cities list

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The community security organization SafeWise used crime statistics from the FBI to come up with their list of 10 safest cities in Nebraska.  Researchers there looked at cities with populations over 5,000 and looked at crimes included in the 2012 FBI Unified Crime Report that includes violent – murder, sexual assault, aggravated assault, robbery – […] Read More »

UNMC expert on deadly super bug outbreak at UCLA

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A “superbug” outbreak at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center has claimed two lives, sickened seven people and another 179 patients were potentially exposed. Dr. Trevor Vanschooneveld is an infectious disease specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine in Omaha and says this superbug is a deadly bacterium known as CRE. Dr. […] Read More »

Five Nebraska school districts get EPA help to upgrade bus fleet

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Several rural school districts in Nebraska will soon be able to get rid of old school buses that belch diesel fumes, thanks to an influx in federal funds. David Bryan, a spokesman for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, says the goal is to help cut down on emissions and air pollution. Bryan says, “We have […] Read More »

AG Peterson doesn’t see same-sex marriage as inevitable (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Doug Peterson defends Nebraska’s definition of marriage and rejects the notion that same-sex marriage is inevitable. Peterson doesn’t believe it’s inevitable that Nebraska will recognize same-sex marriage. “I’m a little troubled by a simple notion that says everyone’s doing it, just go with it,” Peterson tells reporters during a news conference in his […] Read More »