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Review could lengthen prison stays for 2,000 inmates (AUDIO)

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As many as 2,000 inmates in state prisons could have their sentences lengthened after a review of how sentences are calculated. State Corrections Director Scott Frakes said today reforms to how the department calculates “enhanced good time” discovered errors in a number of prison sentence calculations. “Ahead of the sentencing automation upgrades projected for completion […]

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Motorcyclist arrested; chase in southeast Nebraska hit 118 mph

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A Nebraska State Patrol trooper clocked the motorcycle at 115 mph in a 55 mph zone. The motorcyclist would hit 118 mph during a high-speed chase in southeastern Nebraska that lasted a little more than half an hour. NSP reports 21-year-old Andrew Naderhoff of Hickman has been arrested on a number of charges and now […]

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New citizens take oath at Homestead National Monument

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A special ceremony at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice has been held to welcome 70 new citizens to the United States. The national monument became a federal courtroom for a bit, long enough for the 70, who came from a number of different countries, to swear their allegiance to the United States. United States […]

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Nebraska gymnast named Academic All-American

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Nebraska men’s gymnastics standout Ethan Lottman captured 2015 Capital One Academic All-America honors. Lottman was named to second-team list and becomes the 13th academic All-American in program history.  The Omaha, Nebraska native enjoyed a breakout season as a junior in 2015, adding a number of honors and awards to his list. He earned All-America honors at the […]

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Gov. Ricketts leads trade mission to Europe (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is making the pitch for Nebraska during a trade mission to Europe. Ricketts has visited with a number of businesses in Italy, pushing Nebraska as a great place to expand. “But I was struck by how many Italian companies are really looking to expand their operations outside of Europe and they’re looking […]

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Sen. Fischer hears worries about Russia during Eastern European trip

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer has led a Congressional delegation tour of a number of Eastern European countries. Fischer says the group, which included a number of senators and one member of the House, visited several countries that were formerly part of the communist bloc under the control of the Soviet Union. “And were able […]

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Vote to override governor on death penalty repeal will come today

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed the death penalty repeal bill, setting up a showdown with the Unicameral. Ricketts admits the vote on the repeal of the death penalty took him by surprise. “I, along with most Nebraskans, the overwhelming number of Nebraskans I talk to, were surprised and disappointed by that vote,” Ricketts says. “Because, […]

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Legislators move tax break bills, but not broad-based relief

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State lawmakers have advanced a couple of tax breaks, but not until hearing a number of legislators grumble about the lack of broad-based property tax relief. Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion opposes a tax break for the state’s zoos (LB 419), because the Unicameral hasn’t acted on reducing the property tax burden. “I understand the […]

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Gov. Ricketts says some bills harm public safety (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts finds himself at odds with the legislature after a week in which the Unicameral passed a number of crime bills. Ricketts objects to some of the moves by the legislature last week, especially first-round approval of a bill to repeal the death penalty. “And we have to remember, we’re not Texas,” Ricketts […]

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Increase in Audi thefts

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There has been a jump in the number of break-ins and thefts of Audis in the Omaha metro area. Officer Michael Pecha says thieves have figured out Audi’s emergency key system. Audi owners receive a plastic wallet key that can be used to unlock the vehicle if the regular key fob cannot be used. Inside […]

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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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Royals focused on improving number of HRs

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The Royals will focus on a key number for the upcoming season as they look to improve on the total of 95 home runs they swatted in 2014, the lowest in the Major Leagues.

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Wildfires spread through several parts of Nebraska

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A warning by the National Weather Service about fire danger in Nebraska was borne out almost immediately after it was issued. High winds and low humidity get the blame for a number of grass fires Thursday in south-central Nebraska as well as a few in northeast Nebraska and even one reported just outside the Omaha […]

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Flynn surprised to be issued Shields’ old number

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Left-hander Brian Flynn didn't ask for uniform No. 33. "I was surprised when they gave it to me," Flynn said, adding that he knew right away that it was James Shields' old number.

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