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Former Nebraska school official placed on probation, ordered to pay restitution

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A former eastern Nebraska school official has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution for using school funds to pay for purchases made on his personal credit card. Federal prosecutors say 52-year-old James Clark will serve four years’ probation and repay $20,000 to the Westside Community Schools District. According to U.S. Attorney Deborah […]

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Nebraska ranked 5th for hail damage claims in 2014

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April showers bring May flowers but can also bring severe storms that pack a lot of hail in Nebraska. According to state Farm Insurance, Nebraska ranked 5th among states for hail claims in 2014 with 21,328 filings. Spokesperson Ann Avery has some recommendations on how to protect your family, vehicle and home from damage.   She […]

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Gov. Ricketts pleased Unicameral rejected Medicaid expansion (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is pleased the Unicameral has rejected a measure to expand Medicaid. Ricketts is adamantly opposed to expanding Medicaid, casting doubt on the federal government’s promise to pay 90% of the cost and adding he doubts supporters could craft a bill he would sign. “I don’t know how you could come back with […]

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UNO Mavericks fall in first ever Frozen Four game.

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The third ranked University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks hockey team saw their historic run come to an end on Thursday, losing to Providence 4-1, in the semifinals of the 2015 NCAA Frozen Four at Boston’s TD Garden. The Mavericks, who finished the season at 20-13-6, missed a chance to play for a national championship in their first-ever trip to […]

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UNK student sentenced to 90 days in jail for social media threat

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A University of Nebraska-Kearney student will serve jailtime after being found guilty of making threats against the school on a social media website. Nineteen-year-old Matthew Skinner of Ogallala was sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years of probation after appearing in Buffalo County court on Thursday. In October, police say Skinner, a freshman […]

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State’s FFA convention sees big attendance boost

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Thousands of young people in those familiar blue jackets are being spotted in downtown Lincoln. The annual Nebraska State FFA Convention is taking place at Pinnacle Bank Arena. State Director Matt Kreifels says attendance is up by several hundred this year. “I’m proud to say that we have record attendance,” Kreifels says. “In fact, we […]

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Former North Platte woman sentence for producing child porn

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A former North Platte woman has been sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. United States Attorney Deborah Gilg says Julie Thiemann has also been sentenced by federal Judge Richard Kopf to serve 25 years under supervised release after serving her prison sentence. She also must register as a sex offender. […]

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Authorities identify the man found dead in downtown Kearney alley

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Buffalo County authorities have released the identity of the man found dead in an alleyway Tuesday in downtown Kearney. The man has been identified as 51-year-old Craig Demoor of Hastings. An autopsy has been scheduled for this afternoon to determine the cause of death. Authorities say foul play is not suspected. By Brent Weithorn, KXPN […]

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A moose seems to have taken up residence in the Panhandle

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A moose is wandering around western Nebraska. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials say a number of residents in the North Platte River Valley in the Panhandle have reported spotting a moose. While it’s not common to see moose in Nebraska, they do occasionally make an appearance in western Nebraska. The confirmed sightings of this […]

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Illegal pet shop raid in Omaha

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As many as 500 birds, lizards, snakes, rats and mice were found in a pet shop being illegally operated out of a home in west Omaha this morning. Nebraska Humane Society’s Mark Langan says a number of animals were found inside the house and they are in good health. However, upwards of 300 mice were […]

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Red Cloud man surrenders after holding woman at knifepoint

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A 30-year-old Red Cloud man has surrendered to law enforcement after holding a woman against her will in south-central Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports Charles Folkman gave up without a fight early this morning after an all-night standoff with police. The 46-year-old woman he had held at knifepoint was released to authorities, then treated […]

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No filibuster this year, foes find new route to sink Medicaid expansion

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Opponents of Medicaid expansion didn’t need to resort to a filibuster this year. They effectively killed the measure for the session after only three hours of debate. Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln had re-fashioned her proposal to expand the state Medicaid proposal under provisions of the Affordable Care Act for the second time. The latest […]

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Weekend horse show will have International appeal

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The International is this weekend in Omaha. Lisa Roskens is the president and founder of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation and says the International is a horse jumping and dressage – horse dancing competition and will feature horses and riders from around the world. Roskens says, “We have five different countries represented including Bolivia which is […]

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Financial scavenger hunt opens April 15th with $1,000 prize

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A contest will be launched in Nebraska and four other states next week that offers to bolster players’ financial literacy while offering a chance to win a $1,000 prize. Joanne Kuster is the multi-state coordinator of Dash for the Stash, which sends people to their nearest public library starting April 15th to find a series […]

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Severe weather could extend into southern Nebraska today

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There were rumbles of thunder over parts of Nebraska this morning. David Eastlack is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says severe storms are brewing in the Midwest but for the most part we will be spared. Those traveling south into Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma should pay close attention to weather […]

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