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Nebraska ready to rekindle an old football rivalry tonight

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The Nebraska football team is ready for their Saturday night showdown with the Miami Hurricanes. Head Coach Bo Pelini said the team had a good week of preparation. “I think our guys are recovered from the weekend—from the travel and all that,” Pelini said. “I think we have had good tempo, and I think we have had a good […] Read More »

Case of rare respiratory virus confirmed in Panhandle

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Nebraska becomes the latest state to confirm a case of enterovirus. Health officials are on heightened alert now that a rare respiratory virus has made its way into Nebraska’s panhandle. The state is now among 18 with 153 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D-68 after a resident in the Panhandle was confirmed as infected on September 17. […] Read More »

Chief Justice Roberts: Scalia, Ginsburg wouldn’t be confirmed today (AUDIO)

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  United States Chief Justice John Roberts told a Nebraska audience he worries the partisanship that grips Washington will spill over onto the Supreme Court. Roberts said he’s concerned about the other two branches of government. “They are not getting along very well these days,” Roberts said during a question and answer period at the […] Read More »

Five Nebraska lakes under health alerts going into weekend

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State officials have issued a health alert for Lone Star Lake in Fillmore County. Health alerts remain in effect for four other Nebraska lakes. Alerts continue at Big Indian Creek Lake in Gage County, Kirkman’s Cove in Richardson County, Iron Horse Trail Lake in Pawnee County, and Willow Creek Lake in Pierce County. Samples taken […] Read More »

Feds take over child pornography case against western Nebraska man

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A grand jury has indicted 26-year-old Levi Hallett on three counts including production, possession, receipt and distribution of child pornography. Locally, Hallett had been charged with 44 counts of child pornography in Cheyenne County after being arrested in August 2013 for allegedly having nude photos of teen and younger children on his cell phone. A […] Read More »

Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle countess in Omaha

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Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha has a very special guest speaker attending their annual Antique and Garden Show this weekend. Lady Fiona Carnarvon is the eighth and current countess of Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, the setting for PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey. Lady Carnavon will host an afternoon tea on Saturday during Lauritzen Garden’s annual […] Read More »

Nebraska kicker injured in a motorcycle accident

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21-year old Mauro Bondi, a kicker for the Nebraska football team, suffered a broken collarbone after he crashed his motorcycle Thursday night in Lincoln. Lincoln police report that around 6:30 p.m., Bondi was traveling west on Alvo Road when he couldn’t handle a turn.  Bondi’s motorcycle hit a curb and then went off the road.  A person in […] Read More »

State unemployment rate unchanged; drops for Omaha and Lincoln

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The state unemployment rate remained at 3.6% in August, according to statistics released by the Nebraska Department of Labor. The department reports while the state unemployment rate was unchanged for July, it dropped 0.4% from August of last year. Non-farm employment is up by more than 6,000 jobs so far this year, up 3,601 from […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns: EPA shouldn’t garnish wages without court consent

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Sen. Mike Johanns doesn’t want the Environmental Protection Agency to garnish the wages of Americans without a court order. Johanns has introduced legislation with South Dakota Sen. John Thune to prevent the EPA from moving forward with a new rule. “With all the new federal regulations being issued, I find it troubling that the EPA […] Read More »

Nebraska looking for even more markets in Asia (AUDIO)

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As Nebraska works to strengthen its economic ties with Japan, state officials carefully watch negotiations which could further open a promising Asian market for Nebraska agricultural goods. State Agriculture Director Greg Ibach says Asia already is a great market for Nebraska farm products, but if the Trans-Pacific Partnership wins approval, it would become even greater. […] Read More »

SOLD OUT: Willie Nelson/Neil Young anti-Keystone XL concert in Nebraska

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Longtime musical stars Willie Nelson and Neil Young will perform in concert next weekend on the Tanderup farm near Neligh in northeast Nebraska to support the opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. BOLD Nebraska spokeswoman Jane Kleeb says having the two performers here in Nebraska will bring attention to the environmental problems she says could […] Read More »

Omaha man sentenced; had thousands of images of child pornography

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A 31-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney’s office reports Jeffrey Rongish will serve 12 years of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender after serving his term in prison. An investigation a year ago led […] Read More »

Teen arrested in shooting death of Omaha jewelry store owner

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Omaha police have made an arrest in Wednesday’s shooting death of jewelry store owner, 71 year old Jim Minshall. 18 year old Milton Dortch has been booked for 1st Degree Murder, Use of a weapon and for Robbery. He is being held without bond. There was an active warrant for Dortch’s arrest for the robbery […] Read More »

Man found dead on banks of South Platte River identified

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A man found dead along the banks of the South Platte River has been identified as a man from Colorado. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office identifies the murder victim as 43-year-old Lonnie Sanchez of Hoehne, CO. Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Sanchez in North Platte. Police received a report […] Read More »

Head-on crash outside Lincoln kills one, injures another

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A head-on crash southwest of Lincoln killed one and injured another. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash occurred very early Thursday morning when a sports utility vehicle, attempting to pass another car, collided with a car just outside Lincoln. The driver of the car, 28-year-old Abraham Raymundo of Crete, was taken to a […] Read More »