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6 adults, 4 kids displaced after duplex fire

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Omaha Planning Director calls building boom east of 72nd Street "unprecedented"

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Developer seeks occupation tax to pay for West Omaha entertainment district

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Cold and windy today in the Omaha area, warmer by Thursday

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'Click It or Ticket' campaign to run through holiday week

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Omaha police make arrest in counterfeit cash case

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Don't fear the 'death tax,' experts say. Only two-tenths of 1 percent of estates paid it last year
OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraskans who walk into Andrew Loudon’s office tend to be graying at the temples, sober about both death and taxes and sure of one thing: Their loved ones will be paying the federal estate tax, often known as the “death tax,” after they go to that great Tax-Free Zone in the Sky. Those same Nebraskans walk out of Loudon’s office startled, because the longtime trusts and estates attorney has just informed them that they are dead wrong   Read More ...
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Farm Rescue expands to include livestock feeding assistance
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A growing one-of-a-kind Great Plains farm aid nonprofit that provides free physical labor for farmers and ranchers dealing with an injury, illness or a natural disaster is expanding its services again. Farm Rescue is adding livestock feeding assistance to its list of services that include crop planting and harvesting, haying, and hay and grain hauling. The new service will be offered throughout the organization's territory, which has grown through the years to include North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana and Nebraska   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farms |  Animal Husbandry |  Livestock | 
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Nebraska inmate Erica Jenkins transferred to Iowa prison
LINCOLN — One of Nebraska’s problem prisoners has moved to Iowa. Court records show that Erica Jenkins has been transferred from the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York to the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville. Dawn-Renee Smith, spokeswoman for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, said she can’t discuss the reasons for the transfer because an inmate’s institutional file is not public   Read More ...
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Rivalry results: Iowa-Nebraska football
The rivalry goes back much further than when the Huskers joined the Big Ten. Here are the results for the teams since 1980: 1980 - Nebraska 57, Iowa 0. 1981 - Iowa 10, Nebraska 7. 1982 - Nebraska 42, Iowa 7. 1999 - Nebraska 42, Iowa 7. 2000 - Nebraska 42, Iowa 13. 2011 - Nebraska 20, Iowa 7. 2012 - Nebraska 13, Iowa 7   Read More ...
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Remains turned over to the Ponca Tribe for burial
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Remains found in northeast and eastern Nebraska have been turned over to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for burial on the tribe's ancestral homeland along the lower Niobrara River. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that some of the human remains given to tribal representatives Wednesday were found nearly 60 years ago by workers building a railroad bridge in Knox County   Read More ...
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Remains turned over to the Ponca Tribe for burial
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Remains found in northeast and eastern Nebraska have been turned over to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for burial on the tribe's ancestral homeland along the lower Niobrara River. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that some of the human remains given to tribal representatives Wednesday were found nearly 60 years ago by workers building a railroad bridge in Knox County   Read More ...
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Remains turned over the Ponca Tribe for burial
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Remains found in northeast and eastern Nebraska have been turned over to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for burial on the tribe's ancestral homeland along the lower Niobrara River. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that some of the human remains given to tribal representatives Wednesday were found nearly 60 years ago by workers building a railroad bridge in Knox County   Read More ...
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More than dust behind Gage County Courthouse walls
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — The faded wooden steps creak with each step, being disturbed for the first time in possibly years. Small puffs of dust can be seen under the dim lights of a small brick room, at the center of which is a questionable ladder made of mismatched wood planks, leading up a chute of darkness. This is the Gage County Courthouse, though probably not the one you're familiar with   Read More ...
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While enjoying your turkey and stuffing, keep these tips in mind to avoid catching the flu or other illnesses
The Thanksgiving holiday brings plenty of opportunities for mixing and mingling with family and friends. But there’s also plenty of opportunity for the seasonal spreading of germs. With influenza cases on the rise in Douglas County, statewide and nationwide, health officials are reminding Nebraska and Iowa residents to take precautions to avoid catching the bug. In Douglas County, 39 of the 96 cases confirmed by laboratory testing so far this season were reported last week   Read More ...
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Church hosts annual Thanksgiving feast
Omaha, Neb. — It's not just the menu that keeps hundreds of people coming to celebrate Thanksgiving at St. Peter's Catholic Church; it's everything, said St. Peter's President Cindy Engelkamp. "They've been here, they know, they love it. We offer entertainment, they just have a great time," Engelkamp said. The doors opened at in the church's gym around 11:30 this morning, but preparations started earlier this week   Read More ...
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Woman says she can't get back her car: It's evidence
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman has been trying to get back her car from Lancaster County prosecutors, who say they can't let it go. Dorris Harris told Lincoln station KOLN that her car was involved in a hit-and-run that cost a man his leg. She had nothing to do with the crime and has cooperated with prosecutors. County Attorney Joe Kelly says the evidence has to stay in police custody until defense attorneys say otherwise   Read More ...
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Authorities ID man killed when train struck van
BRADY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed when a train locomotive struck his van in western Nebraska. The crash was reported a little before 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at a private crossing about 2 miles (3 kilometers) east of Brady. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office identified the driver as 61-year-old Nance County resident David Borgheiinck   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Passed Away |  Obituary | 
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6 adults, 4 kids displaced after duplex fire
OMAHA, Neb. — Ten people are without a home on Thanksgiving after a duplex fire was reported near 38th and Dodge streets. Crews were called around 11:45 a.m. Fire officials said an occupant of the home called in the fire, which started in the attic. Crews were able to get the fire under control quickly and reported that no one was injured   Read More ...
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Patrol says Mitchell woman died 2 days after crash
MITCHELL, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a woman injured in a western Nebraska crash has died at an Omaha hospital. Nebraska state trooper Manuel Jimenez reported Wednesday that 41-year-old Cherie Knaub had died. She'd been injured early Monday morning when her vehicle ran into the back of a truck stopped at railroad tracks along U.S. Highway 26 just west of Mitchell   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying | 
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Last-minute Thanksgiving turkey prep tips
OMAHA, Neb. — You did all your Thanksgiving shopping days, if not weeks ago, and you're ready for company, but the turkey is giving you some last-minute trouble. From how to cook a still-frozen turkey to knowing when it's ready to pull out of the oven, Chef Justin Wacker at the Hy-Vee near 180th and Pacific has all the information   Read More ...
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Turkey trot for Omaha boy with rare disease
4th grader has Duchenne muscular dystrophy Omaha, NEB. — Hundreds of family and friends gathered at the Players Club Golf Course Thursday morning to support Louie Facca, an Omaha fourth-grader Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare degenerative disease that affects 1 in every 3,400 boys. Louie was diagnosed with DMD when he was three. The condition tires out a person's muscles easily   Read More ...
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Experts urge cooks to remember food safety on Thanksgiving
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Experts say it’s important to remember food safety on Thanksgiving. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in six Americans will become ill from a foodborne illness this year. Of those, 128,000 will be hospitalized and 3,000 will die. The traditional main course at Thanksgiving, turkey, can contain salmonella and campylobacter bacteria that can cause illness if the bird isn’t cooked correctly   Read More ...
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Tags: Food and Drinks |  Food safety | 
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How a case of ding dong ditching turned into an Omaha man's arrest for terroristic threats
OMAHA, Neb.- — Some West Omaha boys said a game of "ding dong ditch" put them in danger. Douglas County Sheriff's investigators said Chad Uphoff, 43, chased the boys through backyards with his jeep on Halloween. They arrested Uphoff Wednesday on four counts of terroristic threats. However, his wife said they're the victims in this case. Tamee Uphoff said boys target their home with the prank   Read More ...
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1 person found dead after train strikes van near North Platte
A train struck a van in which a male was found dead Wednesday near a village outside North Platte, authorities said. The crash occurred about 5:45 p.m. two miles east of Brady, on a private railroad crossing on Highway 30, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The male was alone in the van and was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff's office did not release his name or age, or information about the train, Wednesday night   Read More ...
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Omaha Planning Director calls building boom east of 72nd Street "unprecedented"
The city planning director said Omaha has seen 3,000 new housing units in this part of the city in a few years time. OMAHA, Neb. — Drive around some of Omaha's older neighborhoods and you'll likely see new apartments, fresh storefronts and construction. Omaha's planning director, Dave Fanslau, said the city is seeing "unprecedented" levels of what he calls "in-fill development", referring to work happening in neighborhoods that are already established, including new construction and re-purposing old buildings   Read More ...
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Nebraska woman gets wedding ring back a decade after it went missing while being cleaned at the jeweler's
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — A remarkable case of lost-and-found has given one woman another reason to be thankful this holiday. Tammy Sabin of Gothenburg said her wedding ring was returned recently — 10 years after it was lost. In 2007, Sabin and her husband, Randy, had been married for six years and had taken their rings to a jeweler's for cleaning and maintenance   Read More ...
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Tags: Weddings |  Women |  Wedding ring | 
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Eight hunters arrested in Gage, Jefferson counties
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission arrested eight men from Louisiana for several hunting violations GAGE COUNTY, Neb. — Officers responded to two separate complaints of deer camps on Nov. 12 in Gage and Jefferson counties. They cited eight Louisiana men for hunting without permits, over-bagging game, borrowing deer permits, and several other deer-regulation violations. Officers with Game and Parks seized 12 deer   Read More ...
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High-speed pursuit in SW Omaha may be linked to Malmo bank robbery
Saunders County Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtz said a bank in Malmo, Nebraska, which is about 10 miles northwest of Wahoo, was held up Wednesday morning. After the robbery, he said, “several people were taken into custody in various places,” including in Saunders County. According to Douglas County 911 dispatchers: Around 9:15 a.m., Nebraska State Patrol troopers began pursuing a Chevrolet Lumina with no plates and at least one armed man and a woman inside near 204th Street and West Center Road   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes |  Robberies |  Bank robbery | 
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Nebraska city may change Sunday morning hard liquor ban
COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Officials of an eastern Nebraska city are considering a proposal that would allow hard liquor sales on Sunday mornings. Under current laws in Columbus, businesses are allowed to sell beer and wine starting at 6 a.m. on Sundays, but are required to wait until noon to serve hard liquor. Nebraska began allowing hard liquor sales on Sunday mornings in 2012, but individual communities and counties have the authority to set their own jurisdictions, The Columbus Telegram reported   Read More ...
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TransCanada 'cautiously optimistic' after Nebraska decision: Alberta premier
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp is “cautiously optimistic” about prospects for construction of its Keystone XL pipeline even after the state of Nebraska denied the company’s preferred route, the leader of the oil-producing province of Alberta said on Wednesday. The comments by Premier Rachel Notley, whose government spoke with TransCanada representatives after the decision, were the first indication of the company’s stance on Monday’s announcement from the Nebraska Public Service Commission   Read More ...
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Former coach Chip Kelly reportedly turns down interest from Nebraska
Should Nebraska fire football coach Mike Riley, it isn’t likely the program will land one of the hottest college football coaching candidates. Kelly is believed to have turned down interest from the Cornhuskers, according to George Schroeder of USA TODAY Sports. He also reportedly turned turned down an offer from Tennessee, which fired coach Butch Jones on Nov. 13. Kelly, who last coached the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, is widely believe to choose between Florida and UCLA   Read More ...
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3 in custody after Saunders County bank robbery, police pursuit
OMAHA, Neb. — Authorities located an additional individual believed to be involved with a bank robbery that began in Saunders County Wednesday morning. Police found the individual near 96th and F streets. There are currently three people in custody, according to officials. Police are pursuing a car believed to be involved in a bank robbery Wednesday morning, according to scanner traffic   Read More ...
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Omaha City Council votes to support legislative bill on payday lending reform
City Council President Ben Gray said the short term loan system "traps" borrowers OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha's City Council unanimously supported a legislative bill to reform payday lending in Nebraska. "We have been preying on people in these areas for far too long," City Council President Ben Gray said. State Senator Tony Vargas is sponsoring the bill, seeking to extend pay back times on these cash advance loans and lower fees to make them more comparable with a consumer's income   Read More ...
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Lincolnite Todd Watson to run against U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer for Republican nomination
Todd Watson, a Lincoln resident who co-owns real estate and technology businesses, announced Tuesday that he’s running against U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer for the Republican nomination. Watson ran in 2014 as an independent against U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and got about 1 percent of the general election vote. Watson said he’s returning to the Republican party after a decade to “make Republicans conservative again   Read More ...
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Everything you need to know for the Nebraska-Iowa game
LINCOLN, Neb. — In what many expect to be the final game of Mike Riley's tenure in Lincoln, the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-7, 3-5 in Big Ten) will host the Iowa Hawkeyes (6-5, 3-5 in Big Ten) on Black Friday. "Let’s focus on Iowa," Riley said Monday. "Let’s beat Iowa. This is that kind of game for us." Related Content Regardless of the outcome, Nebraska is guaranteed its fourth losing season since 1962; Iowa enters having lost consecutive games   Read More ...
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Hawkeyes Trying to Move on, Win Finale Against Nebraska
IOWA CITY - 3 weeks ago all was great in Hawkeye land. Iowa had beat Ohio State 55-24, one of the most impressive wins in the Kirk Ferentz era. But 2 straight losses to Wisconsin and Purdue have Iowa fans and players searching for answers. At 6-5 the Hawks have 1 final regular season game to right the ship, Friday against rival Nebraska   Read More ...
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Developer seeks occupation tax to pay for West Omaha entertainment district
OMAHA, Neb. — A developer hopes to bring a 14-acre entertainment district to West Omaha, and have customers help foot the bill. The project, which includes bringing popular franchise Topgolf to.   Read More ...
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Signs placed at 72nd, Dodge intersection requesting people not to stand on median
OMAHA, Neb. — Standing on the median at the intersection of 72nd and Dodge is no longer allowed. Signs were installed Tuesday afternoon expressing the rule. Related Content Omaha police officers who see a violation of the ordinance will request the person to leave the median, a news release from the mayor's office said. Other signs will be posted at intersections based on public complaints and the specific requirements of the ordinance   Read More ...
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Cold and windy today in the Omaha area, warmer by Thursday
Weather conditions were to turn colder today as a front sweeps across eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. The National Weather Service office in Valley said skies tonight will clear out, resulting in a low temperature in the upper teens. Skies are forecast to be sunny Wednesday through Sunday, with highs in the lower 40s on Wednesday, the mid-50s on Thursday and the mid-60s by Friday   Read More ...
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Nebraska, Iowa students raise awareness of veteran suicide
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Student veterans from Nebraska and Iowa have joined together in a nine-day march to raise awareness of veteran suicide ahead of a football game between the two universities. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the student veteran organizations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Iowa organized the 347-mile (almost 560-kilometer) march from Iowa City, Iowa to Lincoln, Nebraska   Read More ...
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Nebraska county takes steps to keep away wind farms
STANTON, Neb. (AP) — The county board has taken steps to keep anyone from developing a wind farm in northeast Nebraska's Stanton County. Norfolk radio station KNEN reports that the Board of Commissioners voted Monday for a plan that doesn't allow developers to obtain conditional use permits. The decision came after a two-hour public hearing in which several people shared their concerns about aesthetics, noise and the turbine blades' flicker effect   Read More ...
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'Click It or Ticket' campaign to run through holiday week
OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha Police Department is taking part in a nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign that started Monday and runs through Sunday. The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has awarded $12,000 to fund extra officers on the streets enforcing Nebraska’s seat belt and child restraint laws. The goal of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign is to increase the awareness of the State of Nebraska’s seatbelt and child restraint laws while increasing the percentage of drivers who comply with these laws   Read More ...
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Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, challenges remain
Lincoln, Nebraska /Calgary, Alberta Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, removing a big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project backed by President Donald Trump, but leaving its future shrouded in legal and market uncertainty. The 3-2 vote by the Nebraska Public Service Commission helps clear the way for the pipeline linking Canada’s Alberta oil sands to refineries in the United States   Read More ...
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Nebraska regulators have approved a new route for the Keystone XL pipeline. But will it ever be built?
The Nebraska Public Service Commission has authorized the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but the decision — a new route with substantial environmental and legal impediments — now leaves serious questions about whether the $8-billion pipeline will ever be built. “It’s a huge victory,” said Brian Jorde, an Omaha lawyer who represented 100 landowners who refused to sign leases to allow the pipeline to cross their property   Read More ...
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Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing key hurdle in 9-year effort
LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one preferred by the company that hopes to build it and could mean more time is needed to study the changes. The Nebraska Public Service Commission’s vote also is likely to face court challenges and may even require another federal analysis of the route, if the project’s opponents get their way   Read More ...
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