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DC West Community Schools struggle with bond issue

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Vandalism and accusations are running wild at DC West Community School District. After voters in November failed to pass a $45.8-million bond issue signs within the district have been vandalized and there are accusations the district purposely planted mold in the buildings so the next bond issue would pass. Superintendent Melissa Poloncic says she too […]

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20-year-old charged with kidnapping and rape of 8-year-old girl in Lincoln

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A 20-year-old Lincoln man has been arrested, charged with the kidnapping and rape of an 8-year-old girl. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says the suspect is accused of entering the girl’s residence with the intent to rob the house. Then, he changed his mind. “An 8-year-old girl remembered going to bed only to awake, […]

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Employers taking steps to protect others

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Nebraska employers are taking notice of Wednesday’s tragedy in Roanoke, Virginia after an apparent disgruntled former employee took his frustration out on two former co-workers. Many businesses are in a similar situation where they question whether a current employee has the potential of violent behavior. David Owens is a former district attorney and says there […]

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Court tosses out claim involving Lexington rendering plant

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A federal appeals court has rejected a claim by STABL Incorporated which stated environmental quality testing results involving the company’s rendering plant in Lexington were not valid and should not have been used as evidence toward the issuance of a $2.3 million fine against the company for violations of the federal Clean Water Act and […]

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Babysitter accused in death of Hastings child

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A 33-year-old woman is suspected of killing a toddler she was babysitting earlier this year.   Azudany Serrano-Contreras is charged with committing intentional child abuse resulting in death.   Serrano-Contreras was babysitting 19-month-old Aliyana Peterson March 12th in Hastings when she allegedly stuffed a baby wipe down the toddler’s throat.   Serrano-Contreras told police she […]

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Nebraska State Patrol keeping fairgoers safe

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It will be a busy two weeks for the Nebraska State Patrol. They will once again provide security at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. They will be providing security 24-hours a day, seven days a week by patrolling the fairgrounds on bicycle and all-terrain vehicles. Visitors can also expect to see troopers walking […]

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Lightning sparks Omaha house fire

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Two elderly women in Omaha are ok after a house fire Thursday morning. Omaha Fire Battalion Chief Frank Kleffner says they were called to home in the west-central part of the city around 8 am after lightning struck the roof. Chief Kleffner says most of the fire was on the roof area. The home had […]

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People likely to decide ultimate fate of ultimate penalty (AUDIO)

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Organizers of a referendum petition drive to place capital punishment on the ballot next year express confidence Nebraska voters will retain the death penalty. The group, Nebraskans for the Death Penalty, appears to have enough signatures to keep the death penalty repeal from taking effect and force a vote. That likely is a considerable understatement. […]

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Social media role in the Virginia TV shooting

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People spend hours on social media websites every day searching for videos. That took a different turn on Wednesday when a former Virginia TV employee opened fire and killed two former colleagues while wearing a body camera. Vester Flanagan then apparently took the time to post that video online. Jeremy Lipschultz is a University of […]

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Smoke shops raided, Lincoln residents arrested; accused of selling synthetic drugs

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Two Lincoln businesses have been raided and three residents have been arrested, accused of selling synthetic drugs. Federal authorities took away box after box of product from Dirt Cheap and Island Smokes that they claim is synthetic marijuana mislabeled to avoid drug regulations. A federal indictment accuses the smoke shops of selling synthetic drugs between […]

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Omaha preparing for Emerald Ash borer

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The dreaded Emerald Ash borer appears to be heading west and Omaha City Councilman Pete Festersen says the city needs to take action now. City Councilman Pete Festersen says, “About two weeks ago we thought the Emerald Ash borer was 100 miles away in Iowa. Just last week we received confirmation that it is now […]

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Nebraska State Patrol’s I-80 Challenge starts Friday

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It will be a busy weekend for Nebraska law enforcement. Nebraska State Patrol spokesperson Deb Collins says as of Wednesday morning there have been 149 traffic fatalities so far this year on Nebraska roads, up from 143 at this time one year ago. She says they are conducting a special three day enforcement to reduce […]

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Zebra mussels discovered in Lewis and Clark Lake (AUDIO)

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A discovery in a lake that straddles the Nebraska-South Dakota state line alarms Nebraska officials. Zebra mussels have been found in Lewis and Clark Lake; first on the South Dakota side, then on the Nebraska side. State Fisheries Division Assistant Administrator Dave Tunnik says the invasive species could cause problems as the mussels multiply, attach […]

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A Few Good Jobs For Vets seminar

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The job search may be a strange and unknown “battlefield” for our soldiers leaving the military, settling back into civilian life and getting a job. A free seminar, “A Few Good Jobs for Vets in Transition” will be held on Thursday, August 27th. Paul Madsen is leading the seminar and says their goal is to […]

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N. Carolina man sentenced for hiding income while living in Nebraska

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A North Carolina man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for evading personal income taxes he earned while living in Nebraska. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 59-year-old Chet Lee West of Nebo, North Carolina has been sentenced to 51 months in prison. Once released, West will have to serve three years […]

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