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ACLU calls for federal probe into state efforts to obtain lethal injection drugs

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ACLU of Nebraska officials have written the federal prosecutor requesting her to investigate the state’s effort to obtain lethal injection drugs. Nebraska ACLU Legal Director Amy Miller claims documents obtained through an open records request indicate federal authorities informed state officials federal law prohibits the importing of the drugs. Miller contradicts Gov. Pete Ricketts’ assertion […]

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Miss Nebraska preparing for Miss America competition

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The next few weeks will be very busy for Creighton University student Alyssa Howell. She will be leaving next week for Atlantic City to compete as Miss Nebraska in the Miss America competition. Before that she will take part in a benefit Sunday at Champions Run Golf Course in Omaha to raise money for the […]

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Teenage Colorado driver charged with hit and run at construction site

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A teenage driver from Colorado has been arrested, accused of hitting two workers in a construction zone on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol Troop D-North Platte reports the two workers have been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. According to NSP, troopers responded to reports of a hit and run accident involving […]

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Judgment filed against man never charged in disappearance of Peru State student

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A federal court has filed a judgment against Joshua Keadle in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Peru State College student who has not been seen since 2010. The court filed a default judgment against Keadle, who is serving a prison sentence on an unrelated 2008 rape case. The family of […]

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Two arrested, another sought in mugging of elderly woman in church

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A 22-year-old has been arrested in the mugging of an elderly woman late Sunday morning in St. Cecilia Cathedral. Omaha police have arrested Wayman Clark of Omaha. He is one of the suspects in the attack. Surveillance video from the church show the 76-year-old woman from Johnston, Iowa walking into the church vestibule and reading […]

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Two 14 year old Blair boys charged with sexual assault

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Two 14 year old boys from Blair are charged as adults with sexual assault. Washington County authorities say the victim had just finished babysitting early Saturday morning at an apartment building at 10th and Iowa Streets. She was sitting on the steps outside when she was approached by the two boys who then asked her […]

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Lincoln police identify bicyclist killed in traffic wreck

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Lincoln police have identified the name of the bicyclist killed in a traffic wreck Wednesday morning. 30-year-old Ronny Schmidt of Lincoln died after being stuck by a mini-van taxicab at a Lincoln intersection. The accident occurred Wednesday morning at around 5:30. According to Lincoln police, the taxicab traveling east on Cornhusker collided with the bike […]

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Prison sentence for man who saught sex slave on Craigslist

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A former Overton resident will spend time in prison for enticing an underage female. Sixty-eight-year-old Paul Tegeler was sentenced yesterday in Lincoln to seven years in prison for coercion and enticement of a juvenile. He was arrested in May of 2014 after placing an advertisement on Craigslist looking for a sex slave. An investigation revealed […]

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NPPD customers warned of new phone scam

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Another scam is targeting customers of the Nebraska Public Power District. Telephone scammers are threatening to shut off electricity to businesses and residents if they don’t pay their bill immediately with a pre-paid “Greendot” card. NPPD emphasizes it never conducts business this way. Anytime a customer is behind on a bill, it will be printed […]

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Gov. Ricketts confident voters will reinstate death penalty (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts expresses confidence Nebraska voters will ultimately decide the fate of the death penalty as a deadline approaches for a referendum petition drive. “I’m confident that Nebraskans will be voting on this topic,” Ricketts tells reporters during a news conference at his Capitol office. Ricketts vetoed LB 268, but the Unicameral overrode his […]

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UNMC clinical study to help caregivers

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There are an estimated 33,000 Nebraskans currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and that number is projected to increase by 21% in 2025 to 40,000. The University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of California San Francisco recently received a $10-million grant through the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

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UNK to open high-tech Health Science Ed complex this morning

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The University of Nebraska at Kearney will hold the grand opening today of its new $19-million Health Science Education Complex. The ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 11 AM. UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen says the 46,000 square foot academic facility is a collaborative effort between UNK and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha to meet […]

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Gov. Ricketts impressed with background, temperament of Judge Stacy

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says he was impressed with the background of Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie Stacy, who he appointed to the Supreme Court. Ricketts appointed Stacy to the Supreme Court, First Judicial District to succeed Justice Kenneth Stephan, who retired in July. “Judge Stacy really has a great background,” Ricketts tells Kevin Thomas, host […]

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Yes or no on child sports participation awards

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Many Nebraska parents will be attending end of summer sporting events where children receive ribbons or a medal for participating. Earlier this month Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison made a big deal out of returning the participation trophies his children received at sports camp saying they weren’t earned. Dr.  Joe Evans is a child psychologist […]

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Minor earthquake shakes north-central Nebraska

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Some residents of north-central Nebraska were shaken from their sleep this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a minor earthquake struck the middle of the state about 20 miles southeast of Thedford. The quake struck at around two o’clock in the morning. It registered a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter scale. No damage has […]

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