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Deadline is next week for extension on federal tax returns

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There’s less than one week left for those Nebraskans who have been putting off filing their federal tax returns for 2013, according to IRS spokesman Christopher Miller. “If you asked for an extension of time to file this year’s tax return, the IRS just wants to remind you that time is running out to get […] Read More »

School official denies Lincoln moving to gender-neutral classrooms (AUDIO)

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Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel dismisses suggestions the school district is discarding the use of the terms “boys” and “girls” in favor of gender-neutral terms for students. Joel has addressed the topic after a resource used at a Lincoln middle school surfaced that advocated such an approach. Joel accuses national news media outlets of […] Read More »

Son of federal judge charged with sexual assault

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The son of a federal judge in Nebraska has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman. 31-year-old Jonathan Camp of Lincoln is accused of drugging a woman at a Lincoln home, and assaulting her while she slept. Camp is the son of Chief United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp and Lincoln City Councilmember Jon […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman hopes to avoid losing federal crime fighting money

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he hopes the federal government will not pull money targeted to fight crime in Nebraska, because the Nebraska Crime Commission has failed to adequately document how the money is being spent. The U.S. Justice Department has warned the state that the Crime Commission must account for how it spent five million […] Read More »

Transient seriously injured when struck by van

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A 58-year-old man is reported to be in critical condition after being struck by a minivan while crossing a busy Lincoln street. Lincoln police report Maurice Taylor, a transient, suffered serious injuries in the accident last night. He has been hospitalized in Lincoln. Witnesses told police Taylor walked against a traffic light, into the path […] Read More »

State employee charity helps thousands of Nebraskans

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More than 4,000 state employees have donated more than $575,000 dollars during the latest State Employee Charitable Giving campaign. The money supports a number of groups, such as the Nebraska Chapter of National Hemophilia Foundation. Kristin Henson of Lincoln volunteers with the chapter, which she says has been invaluable in helping her cope with the […] Read More »

Loaded handgun found in carry-on at Omaha airport

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How could you possibly “forget” you have a loaded gun with you when you’re about to board an airplane? It seems unlikely, but it continues to happen. Federal authorities say a man was detained at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield on Wednesday afternoon. The Transportation Security Administration says the man had a loaded handgun in his carry-on […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman criticizes Sen. Lathrop’s handling of Jenkins investigation (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has harsh words for the state senator chairing a legislative committee investigating the release of serial killer Nikko Jenkins. Heineman, during a news conference in his Capitol office, accused state Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha of already reaching a conclusion before the legislative committee he leads completes its investigation of the release […] Read More »

County leaders struggle to keep bridges passable as harvest begins

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Many Nebraska counties face the dilemma of having to repair or replace dozens of crumbling rural bridges, especially as farmers ramp up traffic during the harvest. The Nebraska Legislature’s Transportation Committee is hearing testimony on an interim study of the problem. Saunders County Highway Superintendent Steve Mika says his county has more than 400 bridges and […] Read More »

Fortenberry hosts forum to explain health care law he opposes

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has hosted a forum to explain the requirements of the federal health care law, even though he opposes the law. Fortenberry says he hears a lot about health care from constituents. “Health care is very, very personal and the escalating cost, the new Affordable Health Care Act, the new law, was supposed […] Read More »

Nebraska’s richest man forecasts next White House winner

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The oracle of Omaha is making a political prediction. Billionaire Warren Buffett says he’d bet money that former First Lady and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not only run for president in 2016, but that she’ll win the office. The longtime chairman and CEO of Berkshire-Hathaway made the prediction this week while speaking in […] Read More »

Ricketts leads Hassebrook in fundraising

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Republican Pete Ricketts leads Democrat Chuck Hassebrook in the money race for governor. The Ricketts campaign reports it raised $2.3 million during the latest reporting period, which ended September 30th. The Hassebrook campaign reports it brought in $1.4 million. Ricketts won a hotly contested Republican primary and his campaign reports it has raised $2.8 million […] Read More »

Hunter bags a mountain lion in Prairie Unit

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A male mountain lion has been shot and killed near Lewis and Clark Lake. The Game and Parks Commission reports the 157-pound lion is the first harvested in the Prairie Unit, which has had an open mountain lion hunting season since the beginning of the year. The Prairie Unit is the only section of the […] Read More »

Health official: Forget Ebola and worry more about flu, enterovirus

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While Ebola is grabbing a lot of attention lately, public health officials say Nebraskans should be more wary about other, more contagious and preventable bugs, like the flu. Deb Scholten, who heads the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department in Wayne, says the enterovirus is something new this year and it’s spreading quickly. “We’re more concerned […] Read More »

Foley calls for better accounting from Nebraska Crime Commission

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Millions of federal dollars targeted for local crime fighting efforts in Nebraska are on hold.  The U.S. Justice Department wants a better accounting from the Nebraska Crime Commission on how previous money has been spent at the local level.  Auditor Mike Foley says it’s very important that federal money is not lost, to the tune […] Read More »