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2 hrs ago | KOLN-TV Lincoln

Michael Petersen Gets Additional Life Sentence for Killing Attorney

A Nebraska man who's already serving a life sentence for shooting his ex-wife to death was handed down an additional life sentence for killing Grand Island Lawyer Todd Elsbernd.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Justin Timberlake ice Bucket Challenges

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

6 hrs ago | KOLN-TV Lincoln

First Year for Nebraska NEST Program for High Schools

Eighty-one Nebraska high schools took advantage of Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars, an online financial literacy education program sponsored by the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust at no cost to schools, during the 2013-14 school year, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today at a news conference in his office in the State Capitol.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

10 hrs ago | KHGI

Report: Stun guns misused by Nebraska officers

The ACLU of Nebraska report released Tuesday says there's a lack of oversight and guidance for the weapons, which release 50,000 volts of electricity.

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14 hrs ago | Journal-Advocate

RE-1 Valley staff head back to school

STERLING - While RE-1 Valley students are likely getting in some last minute fun before they return to school Wednesday, staff headed back to class Monday for the district's annual Back-to-School inservice, held at Sterling High School After a brief meet-and-greet to catch up with fellow staff members, the inservice got underway with a welcome by ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Colorado, Colorado Government

18 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Crime Stoppers Most Wanted: Kelly Bedminster

She was allegedly driving drunk with an open can of beer and some marijuana when she slammed into a car this spring.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

KOLN-TV Lincoln

New Study Details Thousands of Nebraskan's Battling Hunger

Nebraska families are continuing to struggle with hunger. Approximately 25,400 different individuals across the state of Nebraska receive assistance each week from Food Bank for the Heartland and Food Bank of Lincoln according to data from a study released today by Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization.

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Related Topix: Lincoln, NE

KSCJ-AM Sioux City

Changes Made in Nebraska Corrections Department

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Department of Correctional Services Director Mike Kenney have announced personnel actions taken to hold accountable the agency staff members responsible for inmate sentencing miscalculations.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Brandon Sun

Willie Nelson, Neil Young to headline anti-Keystone XL oil pipeline concert in Nebraska field

Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast.

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Pam's House Blend

Minimum Wage Increase Will Be on the Ballot in Nebraska

While efforts to increase the minimum wage at the federal level have are basically dead for the moment, some real progress is being made at the state and local level.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

US Senate Candidate Weiland Enlists New Adviser

U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has enlisted a new campaign adviser. The Democrat on Monday announced that veteran political strategist Steve Jarding will serve as his senior adviser and spokesman for the remainder of the race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, South Dakota, South Dakota Government, Harvard University

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Nebraska may have to repay $2.5M in Medicaid money

Federal officials want Nebraska to repay nearly $2.5 million because they say the state mishandled some Medicaid prescription drug claims.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Medicaid, Health

Corn Nation

Report: Aaron Curry Set To Transfer To Oklahoma, Per Rivals.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Defensive Tackle Aaron Curry, who started 8 games for the Huskers last season, is reported to be transferring to the Oklahoma Sooners .

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Related Topix: Sports, University of Nebraska NCAA, NCAA Sports

Sun Aug 17, 2014

KETV-TV

Holly's Seven Day Forecast

YOU CAN EXPECT PARTLY CLOUDY, WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS ARE 9 PM THIS EVENING.RADAR INDICATES DRY CONDITIONS AROUND THE METRO.

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Related Topix: Weather

Crooks and Liars

Money In Politics: Rising In Intensity As A 2014 Election Issue

In the 2014 election, more candidates are taking up the fight against big money in politics, to take the country back from the special interests controlling Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Mike Rounds, US Governors, Liberal Political News

SFGate

Immigration could surface in Nebraska gov. race

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Lincoln, NE, Omaha, NE, US Governors, Dave Heineman

Sat Aug 16, 2014

KLKN

Could Lincoln Regional Center see legal consequences over Jenkins?

Attorney Maren Chaloupka, of Scottsbluff, says the Lincoln Regional Center ``is not above the law'' and should be providing treatment for those in state custody with serious mental illnesses.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Bellingham Herald

Those exposed to student with tuberculosis sought

The Norfolk Daily News reports that the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has worked with the student's family to compile a list of people who may have been in contact with the student.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

The Dam Station

One Dead, Two Injured In Saturday Morning Shooting

Police say the victims were traveling in a car when shots were fired and the car crashed into a tree near 37th and Bedford.

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KOLN-TV Lincoln

Omaha University Dorm Damaged in Fire Rebuilt

A University of Nebraska at Omaha dorm that was heavily damaged by fire earlier this year has been rebuilt and is ready for new students.

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Related Topix: University of Nebraska Omaha

KETV-TV

High court upholds conviction of former teacher

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of a former Omaha middle school teacher accused of molesting and enticing female students.

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