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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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Lineup breakdown: Orioles vs. Royals, Game 4

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Everything will be on the line today in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City (4 p.m. ET on TBS), with the O's on the brink of elimination and the Royals on the cusp of their first World Series appearance ...

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Royals aim to sweep their way into Fall Classic

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The bubbly is on ice for these remarkable Royals. They sit one victory away from advancing to their first World Series since 1985, pushing the Orioles to the brink of elimination. Kansas City will be primed for that possible celebration today, as Game ...

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