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1 hr ago | KFOR-AM Lincoln

Nebraskans Remember Mickey Rooney

Actor Mickey Rooney will always be remembered at Boys Town for his Oscar-winning role in the 1938 movie about the Nebraska home for troubled youth.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Mickey Rooney, Celebrities, Spencer Tracy

5 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Heineman pleased with legislative session

Gov. Dave Heineman won't give this Legislature a specific grade, but in a one-on-one interview with KETV NewsWatch 7 Thursday he said it's been a productive 60-day session despite appearances.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Nebraska

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Nebraska DMV Closes Driver's License Operations

If you need to renew your driver's license, you might have to skip the DMV this week and go online.

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KETV-TV

Political ads attack US Senate candidates

A new round of political attack ads between the two frontrunners in the Nebraska U.S. Senate race recently launched.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Mike Johanns, US News, Nebraska

North Platte Bulletin

Scam smart: Avoid websites that charge for driver's licenses

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning issued a consumer alert Thursday for Nebraskans to avoid third-party websites that charge fees to process online driver's license renewals.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Bruning, NE, Internet, Science / Technology

The Papillion Times

A recap of what got done - and what didn't - in the 2014 legislative session

Jenkins pleaded guilty in court Wednesday, then refused to accept prosecutors' accounts of the shootings.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Blog News

The Papillion Times

PAC funded by Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle releases Shane Osborn attack ad

A political action committee funded by U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle has released a television ad attacking Shane Osborn, one of Sasse's primary opponents.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Mike Johanns, US News, Nebraska

KHGI

Nebraska Corn Board Says Planting Season is Big Investment into State's Economy

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Nebraska farmers will be planting slightly less corn this year than what was planted last year.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

Washington Times

Neb-Omaha's Derrin Hansen signs a 4-year contract

Nebraska-Omaha men's basketball coach Derrin Hansen has signed a new contract that will keep him at the school through the 2017-18 season.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, The Mavericks, Country

The Papillion Times

If Nebraska had an official meat, it would be this

Claire Flatowicz: Spring Cleaning: Signs it's time to toss your clothes It's time to dust off those shelves that never see a dust rag, clean out those kitchen cabinets and my clothes closet.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Parenting, Family

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Huskers.com

NU to Close Season at Home with Senior Day

Nebraska vs. Penn State Friday, April 18 at 3 p.m. - Lincoln, Neb. The Huskers host two conference matches this weekend to close the regular season as they face Big Ten opponents Penn State on Friday, April 18 at 3 p.m. before welcoming No.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Governor: Nebraska tax relief debates to continue

Heineman praised lawmakers for their work in lowering taxes in this year's session, which ends on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Tax, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Dave Heineman

KOLN-TV Lincoln

Stenberg Encourages Using Income Tax Refunds to Invest in NEST

One way for Nebraskans to put an income tax refund to good use is to invest it in a college savings account for a child or grandchild through the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust , Nebraska's state-sponsored 529 college savings program, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Missing Neb. boy found in stuffed-animal claw machine

A 3-year-old Nebraska boy is safe after crawling his way into a stuffed-animal claw machine at a bowling alley across the street from his family's apartment Monday night.

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Cleveland.com

'Heaven Is for Real': Greg Kinnear and Northeast...

'Heaven Is for Real': Greg Kinnear and Northeast Ohio's Connor Corum in touching tale of family and faith "Heaven Is for Real" is a sweet, touching film, and the rare PG-rated family offering that is not animated or filled with cute animals.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

KOLN-TV Lincoln

Statewide Agricultural Land Valuations Double Since 2009

Steve Nelson, President, Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation, said, "Monday the Nebraska Department of Revenue's Property Assessment Division released the real property value percentage change by property type from 2013 to 2014.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Nebraska

WHTC

Saugatuck Selects Former Nebraska Public Official to Fill Council Vacancy

The Saugatuck City Council last night filled a vacancy in its ranks by appointing Chris Peterson to complete the two-year term of Wendy Wise Fisher, who resigned in March four months after she was elected.

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The Papillion Times

11 Nebraska-set movies that were filmed elsewhere

Quite a few Nebraska movies were not filmed in or even near Nebraska. Apparently, when filming the state, any old farm-y location will do.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Canada, Hemingford, NE, The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard.

News Max

Companies Earn Neb. Jobs Subsidies By Making Employees Work More

A Nebraska state program to attract new jobs allows companies to earn huge subsidies by simply boosting the work hours of existing staff rather than hiring additional employees.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

KHGI

Neb. officials: 2 men tried to take TVs from hotel

Authorities in eastern Nebraska say two men tried to steal more than a dozen televisions from a hotel under construction.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Nebraska

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