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Woman who claimed she had a bomb convicted of bank robbery

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A 23-year-old Omaha woman who entered a Wells Fargo bank in Ralston earlier this year, shouted that she had a bomb, and fled with more than $1,200 in cash could face 20 years in a federal prison. A federal jury has found Shantoria Valentine-Deguenon guilty of bank robbery. She will be sentenced early next year. […] Read More »

Johanns: I’m honored to have served as the Senator from Nebraska (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns bid farewell to the United States Senate by acknowledging a “deep and sincere” appreciation for the people of Nebraska. “They’ve entrusted me with the high privilege and the solemn responsibility of representing them in this body,” Johanns said to open his farewell address from the floor of the Senate in Washington. “I’m […] Read More »

Call for special prosecutors to investigate in-custody deaths

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Protests continue across the country regarding the deaths of men in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri killed by police officers. Many people are now demanding that special prosecutors are appointed to oversee the investigations rather than the local county or district attorney. Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov doesn’t think that is necessary.   Polikov says, “We […] Read More »

Nebraska toy maker in hunt for big award

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A toy maker that started out quietly in Elkhorn is making a big splash. Fat Brain Toys is in the running for a prestigious honor. “We have three products that are finalists for the Toy of the Year award,” Fat Brain Toys Marketing Director Matt Hansen tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KHUB. “And this is […] Read More »

UNO receives President’s Award for Economic Opportunity

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The University of Nebraska – Omaha received the nation’s Presidential Award for Economic Opportunity by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Deb Smith-Howell says this is the result of hundreds of engagement efforts by their faculty, staff and students. UNO is the first college or university in the […] Read More »

Suspended Wayne State fraternity hopes to mend its ways

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The leaders of a fraternity at Wayne State College that’s now on indefinite suspension says they’ll work with the school to try and restore the house’s reputation. Tau Kappa Epsilon was barred after two people who attended a party there suffered alcohol poisoning. Jeff Carstens, Wayne State’s Vice President of Student Affairs, says the fraternity […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer says EPA ozone proposal would harm economy (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer says a new proposed regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency could drastically harm Nebraska’s economy. Fisher objects to the EPA proposal to reduce allowable concentrations of ground-level ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65-and-70. She says it’s not a minor adjustment. “It is startling what this does,” according to Fischer. […] Read More »

Could early winter weather be giving you the blues?

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Cold weather rolled into Nebraska weeks early this fall and lingered, forcing many people indoors much sooner than usual. Kevin Gabbert, a social worker and counselor, says being deprived of exposure to the sun can bring on the blues and make some people feel moody and lethargic. Gabbert says the early onset of winter -may- […] Read More »

Body of Lincoln woman missing since Thanksgiving found in storage unit

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A Lincoln woman missing since Thanksgiving has been found dead in a storage facility in the northeastern part of the city. Her husband has been charged in her death. Police arrested 33-year-old Kevin Miller, who has been charged with second degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Kelsey Miller. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong says […] Read More »

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center welcomes Santa

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The most popular guy in town arrived by helicopter today at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha. Santa joined local U-S Marines and handed out toys to children having to spend their holidays at the hospital.  Erin Nahorny’s six year old son is receiving cancer treatment at Children’s Hospital. She said he was very […] Read More »

Requests for assistance up 46% at Open Door Mission

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There were long lines at the Open Door Mission over the weekend as thousands of low income families signed up for their Project Santa toy distribution program. The Mission’s President & CEO Candace Gregory says requests for assistance through their homeless prevention program for low-income working families is up 46% compared to one year ago. […] Read More »

UNL student government turns down Meatless Monday proposal

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Meatless Monday will not be promoted on the Lincoln campus of the University of Nebraska. An attempt to convince the student governing body at UNL to promote Meatless Mondays on campus has been defeated, thanks to the efforts of a group of agricultural students. Bryce Doeschot with UNL’s Collegiate Farm Bureau group says when the […] Read More »

Oregon State Play-by-play man says Riley can win big with Big Red (AUDIO)

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The long-time voice of the Oregon State Beavers says Mike Riley can win at Nebraska and win big. Mike Parker has broadcast play-by-play at Oregon State for more than 15 years. Parker says Mike Riley, former coach of the Beavers, can compete for Big Ten championships and even national championships at Nebraska. “I just think […] Read More »

One-third of all deadly crashes in Nebraska are alcohol/drug related

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Holiday parties are in full swing and a reminder from AAA – Nebraska… never drink and drive. Spokesperson Rose White says Nebraska statistics show that one-third of all deadly crashes in Nebraska are alcohol or drug related. White says one drink can be one too many as people don’t realize that some mixed drinks have […] Read More »

Report details 24 “dangerous” toys shoppers should avoid

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As the holidays near, a new report shows dangerous toys may still be sitting on store shelves in Nebraska. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group issues its Trouble in Toyland report each year, targeting toys that present choking hazards, use excessive noise or contain unsafe levels of lead and other dangerous chemicals. PIRG spokesman Peter […] Read More »