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Iowan who made bomb threats in Nebraska sentenced
Matthew Fell, 30, of Waterloo, Iowa, was sentenced in Lincoln by Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf. Fell had pleaded guilty to making a false threat.
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Twenty-five Nebraska physicians received at least $1 million in Medicare payments in 2012.
Lincoln man faces charges after wife found dead in home
Kent Burklund, 41, was arrested Monday and booked at the Lancaster County Jail on charges of second-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Burklund’s wife, Bettina, was found dead in the couple’s home Monday.
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G.I. City Council backs marathon, billing sponsors for extra costs
The Council voted 10-0 in favor of a proposed 26.2 mile route for the State Fair Marathon and a 13.1 mile route for the State Fair Half-Marathon, to be run on Aug. 23.
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Richard Paul Dreier, 90, was wounded in attack during WWII
Lifelong Omahan Richard Paul Dreier was on the deck of the USS Ommaney Bay taking a smoke break when a Japanese kamikaze attacked the escort ship in World War II.
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Bed bugs detected, destroyed at North Platte homeless shelter
The exterminator sprayed twice and set off a bug bomb. All the mattresses and mattress covers in the women’s dorm were swapped out as a precaution.
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York campaign signs vandalized with graphic spray-painted drawings
One sign owner said property owners where the creatively offensive artwork took place started calling him early Easter morning when they discovered the problem.
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70 years later, he'll sell shirt off his back once more to benefit war veterans
The sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Keith County Fairgrounds. It's part of the ninth annual Spring Fun Fest sponsored by the Ogallala First United Methodist Church.
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Cowboys, Indians unite in opposition to Keystone XL pipeline
The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a group that represents landowners and tribal representatives opposed to the controversial pipeline, has launched a weeklong series of themed demonstrations.
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More Nebraskans are electing to vote early
Some voters like to spend time with the ballot at home, and campaigns are happy to help them.
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Hail, strong winds, heavy rain hit south-central Nebraska
And Barbara Mayes, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said scattered thunderstorms are expected tonight in eastern Nebraska.
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Shane Osborn grabs several endorsements
The president of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom and several other Nebraska conservatives have thrown their support behind U.S. Senate candidate Shane Osborn.
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Gov. Heineman vetoes bill to ease restrictions on nurse practitioners
LB 916, which passed the Legislature 43-0, would have eliminated the requirement that nurse practitioners have a practice agreement with a doctor.
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A day after Ricketts endorsement, Ted Cruz backs Sasse for Senate
“Ben will not be just another vote in the Senate – he will be a leader in the fight to stop the Obama agenda and repeal Obamacare from day one,” Cruz said in a press release.
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Nebraska's U.S. Senate candidates stick to familiar topics at Omaha forum
It was not a debate but simply a chance to speak about the farm bill, taxes, health care and other issues. The candidates did not engage with each other or try to rebut their opponents.
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Want to use mayor's suite at Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena? Could cost you $1,800
Among the approved uses of the suite are economic development and honoring community heroes. Also, with the mayor's approval, the city can provide the suite free to nonprofits that serve poor people.
Lexington couple accused of injuring toddler
A Lexington woman and her boyfriend accused of injuring her 17-month-old son have been charged with child abuse.
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Nebraska teacher convicted of sexually assaulting girl
Richard Cobos of Gering was convicted Tuesday of sexual assault of a child. He faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced on June 4.
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Nebraska Legislature District 2: A pair of challengers Sen. Bill Kintner has seen before
Kintner, Ron Nolte and Mel Luetchens all ran in the 2012 primary.
Judge: Case against man in 2-year-old's death can proceed
Scotts Bluff County Judge Leo Dobrovolny ruled last week that probable cause exists to try Dustin Chauncey, who is accused in the July 11, 2008, death of Juliette Geurts of Gering.
City's Personnel Board is behind ‘ban-the-box’ proposal
World champion Crawford's promoter working to have title defense at CenturyLink Center
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Richard Paul Dreier, 90, was wounded in attack during WWII
Police issue arrest warrant in teen's shooting death
Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance
Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015
Construction to start in May on West Broadway apartment/retail structure
At NU's helm, J.B. Milliken built the university by building relationships with state leaders
Rain expected to end by mid- to late morning
3 Nebraska Board of Education candidates call for high standards
Douglas County Board candidates say they aren't ruled by party
96th Street to have head-to-head traffic
Video: Stothert says Crossroads project is 'full speed ahead,' but she won't support bond issue
Ex-Obama official urges approval of Keystone XL pipeline
Benefit to be held for family of Omaha shooting victim
New Alegent Creighton Clinic to open in Council Bluffs
Grace: Your older self has a request — use sunscreen
Police ID body found near 36th, Seward Streets
Hail, strong winds, heavy rain hit south-central Nebraska
'Fairly old' human skull found in Mills County
Omaha crash victim, 19, had touched many lives
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Breaking Brad: Walmart beats Russia, stakes a claim on the moon
Russia is claiming it owns a section of the moon. If you follow the news, you know this probably doesn't end well.
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
The idea that Paul Hogan had studied and then hatched at his mother's table was that older people, rather than moving in with relatives or to an assisted-living center, would much prefer to stay home instead.
Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
The 1984 NFL draft was unusual for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and these days it's remembered in the name of a rock band, the 1984 Draft. Tonight, the band is featured on the NFL Network.
Breaking Brad: Nebraska GOP candidates unified against naked squirrels
Some of these Nebraska campaigns are tilting pretty far right. At a recent forum, there was a consensus that we need to ban public dancing and clothe naked squirrels in public parks.
Breaking Brad: Inside the mind of a 99-year-old real estate agent
I saw an article about a 99-year-old real estate agent who's still working. “This house is extra special. It has indoor toilets!”
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