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Nebraska’s holiday – Arbor Day

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More than one-million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day in 1872. The tradition continues today as many schools and communities hold tree planting ceremonies in honor of the day. Anthony Marek is the director of communications for the Arbor Day Foundation says the world is a better place because of trees […]

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State and city leaders react to bills that would change sentencing guidelines and repeal the death penalty

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Governor Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and other officials gathered today in Omaha to speak on proposals in the Legislature that would soften sentencing guidelines for criminals and repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. Lawmakers this week advanced legislation that would weaken prosecution of habitual criminals and end mandatory […]

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Puck drops today on UNO’s first Frozen Four Appearance

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The No. 3 Omaha Mavericks make their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Frozen Four today they face the No. 4 Providence Friars at 4 p.m. CT in the first semifinal game at TD Garden in Boston. The Mavericks are 20-12-6 overall this season, and their third-place finish in the NCHC matches the best in school history. The […]

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Debate on raising gas tax underway at Unicameral (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers have begun debate on raising the gas tax to pay for road and bridge construction. Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion told colleagues during legislative debate Tuesday it’s time to raise the gas tax again. “But I do want to have this discussion with you today, colleagues, and it needs to be a discussion,” […]

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Biocontainment Unit celebrates 10th anniversary

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Biocontainment Unit. Over the past six months, the unit treated three patients with Ebola, including Dr. Rick Sacra. He attended the today’s events in Omaha. Dr. Sacra says, “I would like to thank the state of Nebraska, the leadership […]

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Omaha Police Union reacts to comments by Sen. Chambers

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The backlash against comments made by Omaha State Senator Ernie Chambers continues today. Senator Chambers referred to police as terrorists and if he had a gun he would protect himself from the police. John Wells is the president of the Omaha Police Officers Association and says those comments are outrageous and members of the organization […]

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Time to prepare for foul weather from floods to twisters

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We’re likely done with blizzards for a while, but now it’s time for Nebraskans to focus on being prepared for the challenges of the warm weather months ahead. This is the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik, at the National Weather Service, says today’s focus is on flooding and flash flooding, while […]

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Judiciary Committee hearing today on eminent domain

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Nebraska’s Legislative Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing this afternoon that would eliminate the power of eminent domain for certain pipelines. This bill is on the heels of TransCanada filing in January to obtain land for the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline. Those opposing the pipeline argue that a foreign country has no business using eminent […]

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Medical marijuana supporters attending committee meetings today

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Several bills regarding legalizing medical marijuana are on today’s Legislature’s Judiciary Committee agenda. Many supporters made the trip to Nebraska to share their success stories. Paige Figi says her daughter, Charlotte suffered up to 50 seizures a day and after losing hope she researched medical marijuana. Figi says, “She is an amazing success story. She […]

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Alex Gordon begins throwing. Yost says he’ll be ready Opening Day

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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon played catch for the first time since his December surgery to repair a tendon in his right wrist.  The former Husker has been cleared to take “dry” swings beginning today, meaning he can swing without any contact with a baseball. “Just getting him loosened up to see how it feels,” Yost said. […]

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CHI Health again included in EMS rotation

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Starting today, the Omaha Fire Department and EMS providers in five counties will resume the odd/even calendar day rotation that includes CHI Health. They took Creighton University Medical Center out of rotation in January after they failed to meet the criteria for a level one trauma center. Creighton officials were notified last Friday by the […]

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Powerball jackpot bounds to $485-million for tonight’s drawing

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Nebraskans are expected to snap up Powerball tickets at a brisk rate today as the jackpot for tonight’s drawing has climbed to a record level. Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says there’s added attention to this $485-million jackpot for another reason. She says it’s been almost one year since the jackpot was this high as there seemed […]

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Top prospects face off in Arizona Fall League title game

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You'll always remember where you first saw them. The Arizona Fall League has served as an incubation field for some of the best young players in the Major Leagues, and the next generation of prospects will have a chance to introduce themselves to a nat...

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Guthrie seeks MLB’s first win in Japan All-Star Series

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Jeremy Guthrie's experience in Japan has thus far revolved around off-field activities, but today, the Royals righty will finally have a chance to take the mound, opposite Samurai Japan right-hander Takahiro Norimoto at the Tokyo Dome in Game 3.

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