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Second person dies from injuries in fiery Omaha crash

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A young Bellevue man has died of injuries he suffered in a fiery crash in southeast Omaha this past weekend. 22-year-old Michael Harnett died Wednesday night at an Omaha hospital. Harnett was behind the wheel when he lost control of his car, crossed several lanes of traffic, and ran through a fence at the Ready […]

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Top causes of boat damage

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Boating season is officially underway in Nebraska and the forecast for the upcoming weekend calls for perfect weather to set sail. Ann Avery is a spokesperson for State Farm and says according to claims submitted in 2014, 31% of all damage to boats was due to striking a submerged or floating object. Avery says wind […]

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County attorney reacts to repeal of death penalty

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Nebraska is now among 19 states that do not have the death penalty. Lawmakers voted 30 to 19 to override Governor Pete Ricketts veto of the bill that repeals the death penalty. The maximum sentence now in Nebraska is life in prison without the possibility of parole. Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov says don’t count […]

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Nebraska legislators defy the governor, repeal the death penalty (AUDIO)

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Nebraska lawmakers voted once to repeal the death penalty. On Wednesday, they stuck with that vote one last time. For the most part. Legislators earlier voted 32-to-15 for Legislative Bill 268, a repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska. Two senators abstained. On Wednesday, legislators voted 30-19 to override the veto of Gov. Peter Ricketts, […]

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Individual leaders after first round of the Boys golf state championships (5/27/15)

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Place, name, grade, school, 2nd rd tee time/hole, 1st rd score Class A 1 Jack Minnick, 12 Lincoln Southwest 10:10 am Tee: 1 -5 67 2 Gannon Murray, 11 Millard North 10:10 am Tee: 1 -3 69 T3 Thomas Pieper, 11 Creighton Preparatory School 10:00 am Tee: 1 -1 71 T3 Alex Schaake, 11 Creighton […]

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Move toward corporate hog production stalls in Unicameral

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A bill that would allow meat packers to own hogs and contract with Nebraska producers has stalled in the Unicameral. The Unicameral advanced the bill after first-round debate, but a filibuster prevented it from advancing from second-round debate. It is dead for the legislative session. At present, corporate ownership of livestock is banned in Nebraska. Senator […]

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Omaha Chief Schmaderer praises “Officer Kerrie” at funeral

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Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer spoke at Officer Orozco’s funeral service this morning and stated we are blessed to get a glimpse of Kerrie’s life. Schmaderer stated he is very proud the entire nation had the opportunity to meet her through the extensive media coverage given regarding her tragic death. “The greatest aspect of knowing […]

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Omaha mourns as slain law officer is laid to rest

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Hundreds of mourners gathered in an Omaha church — with several thousand more and at an arena nearby — to pay their respects this morning for Iowa native and Omaha Police Officer Karrie Orozco. The 29-year-old new mother was fatally shot in the line of duty last week in a shootout with a wanted man, who […]

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State officials keeping close eye on wandering elk

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A wild elk wandering around South Bend is being watched closely. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports it is monitoring movement of the elk due to concerns about public safety. The elk has been spotted close to Interstate 80 and other major highways in the area. Game and Parks says the elk is not […]

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Gov. Ricketts working to sustain coming veto of death penalty repeal (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts vows to work hard to sustain his coming veto of the bill to repeal the death penalty. Ricketts has confirmed he will veto Legislative Bill 268 to repeal the death penalty. “I traveled the state for the last year-and-a-half. I don’t think there’s anybody who’s traveled the state more than I have […]

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Opponents on death penalty optimistic repeal is near (AUDIO)

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Opponents to the death penalty are encouraged the legislature has Nebraska on the brink of eliminating capital punishment. Executive Director Stacy Anderson with Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty claims there are many problems with the death penalty, including how prosecutors use it for leverage. “We do know that the death penalty is being […]

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Cult leader Michael Ryan dies in prison

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Death for cult leader Michael Ryan came not from lethal injection, but natural causes. Ryan died on death row at the Tecumseh prison Sunday evening, according to officials with the Department of Correctional Services. Ryan, first imprisoned in Lincoln, moved to Tecumseh when it opened in 2001 and the state re-located death row there. Ryan […]

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Bill would tax touch-screen games, if they’re found to be illegal

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State lawmakers have authorized a tax on video machines they suspect are illegal. “That is as backwards of a way of going about doing things as I’ve ever heard in this place,” stated Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha during legislative floor debate on LB 70. McCoy told colleagues it doesn’t make sense to impose an […]

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Need to lose a few pounds? It’s time to “Rethink Your Drink”

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Almost one in every three Nebraskans is obese, according to the latest rankings, and what we’re drinking can be just as fattening as what we’re eating. Carol Voss, a registered dietician and a nutritionist says just one 12-ounce soda contains around 150 calories and 40 grams of sugar, which in itself is more than the […]

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Saltdogs sweep doubleheader from Kansas City

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The Saltdogs (2-1) held off a late rally to win 7-5 in game one and erupted for an impressive final-inning comeback in the nightcap to win 7-3, sweeping the Kansas City T-Bones (1-2) at CommunityAmerica Ballpark Sunday night. In game one, the ‘Dogs piled on seven runs in the first two innings, highlighted by a […]

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