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Colorado woman charged in fiery fatal crash on I-80 in Nebraska

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A Colorado woman has been charged in a fiery fatal crash on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol says 36-year-old Laura Foster has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and driving while intoxicated in the wreck in west-central Nebraska. According to NSP, 43-year-old Angela Miller of Ravenna died in the crash. NRP reports Miller was […]

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Storm downs tree limbs and power lines

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A small but powerful storm hit eastern Nebraska Friday morning around 4 am that dumped heavy rain and strong wind. The storm’s path targeted the central part of Omaha and downed tree limbs and power lines. The Omaha Public Power District reports that at one point 12,000 customers were without service. Spokesperson Jodi Baker says, […]

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Export-Import Bank revival could become part of highway bill

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The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill. The Senate included reviving the bank in its six-year $350 billion highway bill that will not be taken up by the House until September. Congressman Adrian Smith says if the Export-Import Bank is to be revived, it should undergo change. “Bare […]

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Florida woman who drowned puppy in airport restroom sentenced

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A Florida woman accused of drowning a 3-week-old puppy in the restroom of a central Nebraska airport has been placed on probation for two years. 57-year-old Cynthia Anderson of Edgewater apologized and pleaded for mercy during her court appearance in Hall County in Grand Island Thursday. In May, Anderson pleaded no contest to a charge […]

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Congress fails to pass long-term highway bill, extends current funding (AUDIO)

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Congress has extended transportation funding just ahead of the deadline, but falls short in an effort to pass a long-term highway bill. House leaders rejected the six-year $350 billion bill approved by the Senate. Instead, Congress passed a three-month highway bill, providing more time to negotiate. Congressman Adrian Smith acknowledges it’s not the best outcome. […]

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AK-47 Bandit, wanted in Nebraska bank robbery, strikes in Iowa

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Authorities believe the man who held up a credit union in Iowa this week is the suspect known as the “AK-47 Bandit,” who’s wanted in multiple bank heists in several states, including one in Nebraska. Police Lieutenant Rich Jensen, in Mason City, Iowa, says the man walked into the Iowa Heartland Credit Union on Tuesday, […]

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Nebraska Chapter – Safari International on lion hunt in Zimbabwe

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People from around the world are voicing outrage at the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe by a man from Minnesota who paid more than $50-thousand for a big game hunt. The lion killed was apparently lured out of a protected national park into an area where he was killed by a bow and arrow […]

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Husker standouts to compete at Pan Am Juniors

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Nebraska sophomores Landon Bartel and Angela Mercurio will represent their countries at the Pan American Junior Championships this Sunday in Edmonton, Canada. Bartel will compete in the high jump for Team USA. He qualified by finishing second at the USA Junior Championships in June, clearing seven feet one-and-a-half-inch. Mercurio will represent Canada in the triple […]

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AARP’s “Watch Your Wi-Fi” campaign

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Using free public wireless networks at airports, hotels and coffee shops may come at a cost. AARP just launched their “Watch Your Wi-Fi” campaign to raise awareness of the risks of using those free networks. AARP Nebraska Communications Director Devorah Lanner says a lot of people are setting themselves up to fall victim to hackers […]

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Motorcyclist dies in wreck at busy Lincoln intersection

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A 19-year-old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car at a busy intersection in Lincoln. Lincoln police say David Romero died of injuries sustained when he rode his motorcycle into the back of a car turning from 56th Street onto O Street. Police say Romero was traveling west on O when a car driven […]

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Czech out Wilber’s big festival, tonight through Sunday

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A free dance is planned at the Hotel Wilber tonight to kick off the commuity’s 54th annual weekend-long Wilber Czech Festival. This year’s theme is “A Czech-American Adventure,” and Sheryl Kastanek, Secretary of the Nebraska Czechs of Wilber, says the festival involves the young and old alike. “We have kids that dance for us who are […]

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Sen. Fischer joins in call to take money from Planned Parenthood (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska United States Senator has joined with other senators calling for Planned Parenthood to be stripped of federal funding in wake of shocking videos released to the public. First one, then another. Now, a third video released; clandestine recordings of Planned Parenthood executives discussing abortion procedures that spare organs so they can be used […]

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School administrators hear about accountability during conference in Kearney

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About a thousand school administrators from across Nebraska are hearing about new state accountability measures during a conference in Kearney. Nebraska Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt says there might be a new measuring stick, but the object remains the same. “In many ways, we are trying to win the hearts and minds of educators to do […]

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Congressman Smith pushes to ease regs on rural hospitals (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says federal rules don’t just hurt the bottom line of rural hospitals, they interfere with patient care. Congressman Adrian Smith proposes changes for two federal rules. One requires a doctor be on hand, even for routine medical decisions; a burden on rural hospitals which Smith says should be able to rely on […]

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How China’s economic meltdown impacts the U-S

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China saw explosive economic growth over the past few years and now that is cooling off dramatically. Their economy is struggling after big drops in stocks and some investors believe that trend will continue. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says China is Nebraska’s fourth largest international customer so their economic problems will be felt here. […]

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