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  • Transcanada plans to move forward with Keystone XL Pipeline despite legal debate

    Transcanada plans to move forward with Keystone XL Pipeline despite legal debate

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Transcanada says this is a benchmark day for the Keystone XL Pipeline. In a release, it says in part, it has secured approximately 500,000 barrels per day of firm, 20 year commitments, positioning the project to proceed. A Transcanada spokesperson says the date to start construction isn't set in stone, but confirms they are confident this pipeline will be built. Brian Jorde, lawyer for landowners along the route says this p...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Transcanada says this is a benchmark day for the Keystone XL Pipeline. In a release, it says in part, it has secured approximately 500,000 barrels per day of firm, 20 year commitments, positioning the project to proceed. A Transcanada spokesperson says the date to start construction isn't set in stone, but confirms they are confident this pipeline will be built. Brian Jorde, lawyer for landowners along the route says this p...More >>
  • Nebraska Senator Attempts to Redistrict Nebraska

    Nebraska Senator Attempts to Redistrict Nebraska

    Senator John Murante of Gretna has introduced his bill to alter some voting districts here in Nebraska.

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    Senator John Murante of Gretna has introduced his bill to alter some voting districts here in Nebraska.

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  • NU proposes new policy on freedom of expression

    NU proposes new policy on freedom of expression

    The proposed policy, which will go before the Board of Regents at its Jan. 25 meeting.

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    The proposed policy, which will go before the Board of Regents at its Jan. 25 meeting.

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  • Proposed Nebraska Constitutional Amendment Would Legalize Medical Marijuana

    Proposed Nebraska Constitutional Amendment Would Legalize Medical Marijuana

    State Senator Anna Wishart (D - Lincoln) introduced a proposed resolution that would let voters decide whether or not to legalize medical marijuana. It would be on the ballot for 2018. 

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    State Senator Anna Wishart (D - Lincoln) introduced a proposed resolution that would let voters decide whether or not to legalize medical marijuana. It would be on the ballot for 2018. 

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  • TransCanada plans to move ahead with Keystone XL Pipeline

    TransCanada plans to move ahead with Keystone XL Pipeline

    Posted by:  Mark Haggar 8@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline says it is moving forward with its plans and hopes to begin construction next year.  TransCanada Corp. said Thursday that its decision builds on the Nebraska Public Service Commission's decision to approve a route through the state on Nov. 20. The company based in Calgary, Canada, says it has secured enough long-term commitments from oil companies to ship approximately ...

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    Posted by:  Mark Haggar 8@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline says it is moving forward with its plans and hopes to begin construction next year.  TransCanada Corp. said Thursday that its decision builds on the Nebraska Public Service Commission's decision to approve a route through the state on Nov. 20. The company based in Calgary, Canada, says it has secured enough long-term commitments from oil companies to ship approximately ...

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  • Bullet shot into Lincoln home

    Bullet shot into Lincoln home

    POSTED BY:  Mark Haggar 8@klkntv.com A Lincoln man was startled out of bed when he heard a loud noise.  The man then told police he found bullet holes in his house.  The 47-year-old man lives near 34th and Laura Avenue in Lincoln and reported the shooting earlier this week.  Police say the bullet entered through a window and was lodged in the Ceiling of his home.   No was injured and no suspects have been arrested.  

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    POSTED BY:  Mark Haggar 8@klkntv.com A Lincoln man was startled out of bed when he heard a loud noise.  The man then told police he found bullet holes in his house.  The 47-year-old man lives near 34th and Laura Avenue in Lincoln and reported the shooting earlier this week.  Police say the bullet entered through a window and was lodged in the Ceiling of his home.   No was injured and no suspects have been arrested.  

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  • Wells Fargo Customers Accidentally Charged Twice

    Wells Fargo Customers Accidentally Charged Twice

    Wells Fargo customers were accidentally charged twice on Wednesday due to a technical glitch. 

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    Wells Fargo customers were accidentally charged twice on Wednesday due to a technical glitch. 

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  • Nebraska lawmakers concerned with prison population

    Nebraska lawmakers concerned with prison population

    Nebraska lawmakers concerned with prison population

    Some of our state lawmakers say they're concerned the corrections dept. won't be able to meet a July 2020 deadline to reduce the inmate population. This may force officials to consider paroling all eligible prisoners. Wednesday, senators expressed their doubts at a hearing about legislation that would force the Dept. of Correctional Services to act faster, by moving the deadline up to this year. Senators imposed the deadline in 2015. Inmate population is currently at nearly 160 pe...More >>
    Some of our state lawmakers say they're concerned the corrections dept. won't be able to meet a July 2020 deadline to reduce the inmate population. This may force officials to consider paroling all eligible prisoners. Wednesday, senators expressed their doubts at a hearing about legislation that would force the Dept. of Correctional Services to act faster, by moving the deadline up to this year. Senators imposed the deadline in 2015. Inmate population is currently at nearly 160 pe...More >>
  • Doane University launches global online classes

    Doane University launches global online classes

    Doane University launches global online classes

    Doane University has joined the likes of MIT and Harvard as the new addition to the online learning consortium EdX.

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    Doane University has joined the likes of MIT and Harvard as the new addition to the online learning consortium EdX.

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  • Lincoln is hiring more firefighters

    Lincoln is hiring more firefighters

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue are looking to add new members to their ranks.

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    Lincoln Fire and Rescue are looking to add new members to their ranks.

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  • Newly Introduced Bill Could Change Nebraska Voter ID Laws

    Newly Introduced Bill Could Change Nebraska Voter ID Laws

    Today Senator Murante introduced a bill that could cause changes in voter ID laws here in Nebraska....

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    Today Senator Murante introduced a bill that could cause changes in voter ID laws here in Nebraska....

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  • Woman Who Drowned Puppy in Grand Island Ruled Incompetent

    Woman Who Drowned Puppy in Grand Island Ruled Incompetent

    Woman Who Drowned Puppy in Grand Island Ruled Incompetent

    Anderson found guilty of killing a puppy in the Grand Island airport in 2015 when officials wouldn't let her bring it on the plane.

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    Anderson found guilty of killing a puppy in the Grand Island airport in 2015 when officials wouldn't let her bring it on the plane.

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  • Little Girl Helps Out Her Injured Grandmother

    Little Girl Helps Her Injured Grandmother

    Little Girl Helps Her Injured Grandmother

        "I thought I was on the bottom step thinking of other things you have to do and I wasn't on the bottom step I was three steps up so I tripped and came down on my foot...I looked down and noticed it wasn't going in the direction that it should have been," Collins said.

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        "I thought I was on the bottom step thinking of other things you have to do and I wasn't on the bottom step I was three steps up so I tripped and came down on my foot...I looked down and noticed it wasn't going in the direction that it should have been," Collins said.

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  • UPDATE: Fundraising campaign to honor fallen K-9 officers

    UPDATE: Fundraising campaign to honor fallen K-9 officers

    Back the Badge Nebraska’s goal is to raise $30,000 for the expansion of this memorial to honor members of the K-9 unit.

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    Back the Badge Nebraska’s goal is to raise $30,000 for the expansion of this memorial to honor members of the K-9 unit.

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  • Sprague House Fire Causes Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Damage

    Sprague House Fire Causes Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Damage

    No one was injured in an overnight fire Tuesday that destroyed a mobile home and a nearby building. A call came in at 10:15 p.m. that a man smelled smoke in his room. He then left his room and saw flames in the living room by the furnace. 

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    No one was injured in an overnight fire Tuesday that destroyed a mobile home and a nearby building. A call came in at 10:15 p.m. that a man smelled smoke in his room. He then left his room and saw flames in the living room by the furnace. 

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  • Man robbed after trying to buy cell phone from man he met online

    Man robbed after trying to buy cell phone from man he met online

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Lincoln police are currently looking for a robbery suspect in the case of a Craigslist sale gone wrong.  Police said a  27-year-old Lincoln man tried to buy a cellphone off craigslist. The man selling the phone met the victim at his work, but the seller convinced him to go to a second location near 17th and E streets.  There, the man selling the phone took 700 dollars from the man and drove off. The ...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Lincoln police are currently looking for a robbery suspect in the case of a Craigslist sale gone wrong.  Police said a  27-year-old Lincoln man tried to buy a cellphone off craigslist. The man selling the phone met the victim at his work, but the seller convinced him to go to a second location near 17th and E streets.  There, the man selling the phone took 700 dollars from the man and drove off. The ...More >>
  • Guns stolen in 2007 from Lincoln found in Sioux City, Iowa

    Guns stolen in 2007 from Lincoln found in Sioux City, Iowa

    Guns stolen in 2007 from Lincoln found in Sioux City, Iowa

    Police say another of the 79 firearms stolen from Scheel's in 2007 has turned up in another state. Public Safety Director, Tom Casady, says, that police in Sioux City, Iowa, found a handgun among several other guns in a home where they believe a 26-year-old man was fatally wounded on January 10th. Casady says 55 have now been recoved in several state and even Mexico.

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    Police say another of the 79 firearms stolen from Scheel's in 2007 has turned up in another state. Public Safety Director, Tom Casady, says, that police in Sioux City, Iowa, found a handgun among several other guns in a home where they believe a 26-year-old man was fatally wounded on January 10th. Casady says 55 have now been recoved in several state and even Mexico.

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  • New bill to protect fantasy players

    New bill to protect fantasy players

    New bill to protect fantasy players

      LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off debate on an industry-backed bill that would impose new regulations on fantasy sports websites. Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill argued that his bill would protect consumers from bad actors in the fantasy sports industry who allow computer algorithms to stack the odds against players. The bill could help companies such as DraftKings and FanDuel gain a better foothold in Nebraska and would require them to register with the Nebr...

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      LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off debate on an industry-backed bill that would impose new regulations on fantasy sports websites. Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill argued that his bill would protect consumers from bad actors in the fantasy sports industry who allow computer algorithms to stack the odds against players. The bill could help companies such as DraftKings and FanDuel gain a better foothold in Nebraska and would require them to register with the Nebr...

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  • UPDATE: Nebraska could see higher speed limits

    Nebraska could see higher speed limits

     Senator Murante introduced a bill that could raise speed limits here in Nebraska.

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     Senator Murante introduced a bill that could raise speed limits here in Nebraska.

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  • Ceremony honors veterans of Operation Desert Storm

    Ceremony honors veterans of Operation Desert Storm

    Ceremony honors veterans of Operation Desert Storm

    On January 16th, 1991, members of the Nebraska National Guard's 24th Medical Company was deployed to the Persian Gulf. 

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    On January 16th, 1991, members of the Nebraska National Guard's 24th Medical Company was deployed to the Persian Gulf. 

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  • Lincoln families find indoor fun on this cold day off school

    Lincoln families find indoor fun on this cold day off school

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Sub zero temperatures this morning didn't keep Lincoln's students home, but they did stay indoors at the Lincoln Children's Museum and the Movie Theater. Janna Cooley and her family chose the museum to keep warm.  "My husband is a school teacher so we had nothing else to do and we have four ambitious boys who needed a place to go out and play so we thought this would be a fun thing for them to do today,” Janna Cool...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Sub zero temperatures this morning didn't keep Lincoln's students home, but they did stay indoors at the Lincoln Children's Museum and the Movie Theater. Janna Cooley and her family chose the museum to keep warm.  "My husband is a school teacher so we had nothing else to do and we have four ambitious boys who needed a place to go out and play so we thought this would be a fun thing for them to do today,” Janna Cool...More >>
  • Religious Freedom Day in Nebraska

    Religious Freedom Day in Nebraska

    Governor Ricketts today signed a proclamation that today is "Religious Freedom Day" 

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    Governor Ricketts today signed a proclamation that today is "Religious Freedom Day" 

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  • Retirement communities try to fight the flu

    Retirement communities try to fight the flu

    Retirement communities try to fight the flu

    Retirement communities like The Lexington here in Lincoln are taking extra steps to keep residents healthy.

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    Retirement communities like The Lexington here in Lincoln are taking extra steps to keep residents healthy.

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  • Weather Closings and Cancellations

    Weather Closings and Cancellations for January 16, 2018

    Weather Closings and Cancellations for January 16, 2018

    Here is a list of closings and delays in Lincoln and the surrounding area. 

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    Here is a list of closings and delays in Lincoln and the surrounding area. 

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  • Gun stolen from Lincoln recovered in Western Nebraska crash

    Gun stolen from Lincoln recovered in Western Nebraska crash

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A gun stolen in Lincoln Monday was recovered in a car accident in Cheyenne County, Nebraska.  A 21-year-old Lincoln man reported a .380 handgun was stolen from his unlocked truck near 14th and Indigo Road.  It was found after two runaways from Lincoln were in a car accident in Cheyenne County.  The 15 and 17-year-old suspects were also driving a car stolen out of Grand Island.  Both are in custody of th...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A gun stolen in Lincoln Monday was recovered in a car accident in Cheyenne County, Nebraska.  A 21-year-old Lincoln man reported a .380 handgun was stolen from his unlocked truck near 14th and Indigo Road.  It was found after two runaways from Lincoln were in a car accident in Cheyenne County.  The 15 and 17-year-old suspects were also driving a car stolen out of Grand Island.  Both are in custody of th...More >>
  • Police looking for driver of stolen car

    Police looking for driver of stolen car

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Police are looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle that ran from law enforcement early Tuesday morning.  The suspect was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe that was stolen from A&B Auto on Dec. 23. An officer spotted the vehicle just before 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning at the Walmart on north 27th street.  After following the vehicle through several parking lots, the officer was able to confirm the car was stolen ...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Police are looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle that ran from law enforcement early Tuesday morning.  The suspect was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe that was stolen from A&B Auto on Dec. 23. An officer spotted the vehicle just before 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning at the Walmart on north 27th street.  After following the vehicle through several parking lots, the officer was able to confirm the car was stolen ...More >>
  • Charges filed against man shot while trying to flee officers

    Charges filed against man shot while trying to flee officers

    Three  charges have been filed against a man who was shot while trying to flee officers here in Lincoln. Court records show *Thomas Sailors of Beatrice faces charges of assault on an officer, theft and operating a vehicle to avoid arrest. Police say a U.S. Marshal shot Sailor after he hit 4 vehicles, Including the marshal's.

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    Three  charges have been filed against a man who was shot while trying to flee officers here in Lincoln. Court records show *Thomas Sailors of Beatrice faces charges of assault on an officer, theft and operating a vehicle to avoid arrest. Police say a U.S. Marshal shot Sailor after he hit 4 vehicles, Including the marshal's.

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  • Local American Legion wants to add new members

    Local American Legion wants to add new members

    Today, members of the American Legion of Nebraska contacted members on the legion's national list, to invite them to get involved locally. 

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    Today, members of the American Legion of Nebraska contacted members on the legion's national list, to invite them to get involved locally. 

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  • LPS Cancels School

    LPS Cancels School

     LPS cancels classes for Tuesday January 16

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     LPS cancels classes for Tuesday January 16

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  • How the Cold Weather Rule can help you out

    How the Cold Weather Rule can help you out

    The state of Nebraska this winter has been experiencing a colder winter than in recent memory as we have seen lower temperatures this year than the last two years.

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    The state of Nebraska this winter has been experiencing a colder winter than in recent memory as we have seen lower temperatures this year than the last two years.

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  • Families enjoyed the day off skating

    Families Enjoy Ice Skating at Breslow Ice Hockey Center

    Families Enjoy Ice Skating at Breslow Ice Hockey Center

    What do you do on a cold day like today.. How about ice skating? 

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    What do you do on a cold day like today.. How about ice skating? 

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  • Lincoln Area Youth Gather to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Lincoln Area Youth Gather to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    "We weren't alive to experience the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior and so the fact that his legacy and who he is still resonates today is extremely important,” Organizer Pete Ferguson said. 

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    "We weren't alive to experience the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior and so the fact that his legacy and who he is still resonates today is extremely important,” Organizer Pete Ferguson said. 

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  • Gas Prices on the rise in 2018

    Gas prices on the rise in 2018

    The current gas price forecast expects costs to be up from last year. 

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    The current gas price forecast expects costs to be up from last year. 

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  • Lincoln Man Charged with Sexual Assault

    Wright raped a girl multiple times over a 5-year period. 

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    Wright raped a girl multiple times over a 5-year period. 

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  • Flu cases rise in Lincoln

    Flu cases rise in Lincoln

    Flu cases rise in Lincoln

    Fever, chills, body aches, and fatigue are all symptoms of the flu, but they're not the only ones you should be on the lookout for according to doctors.    

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    Fever, chills, body aches, and fatigue are all symptoms of the flu, but they're not the only ones you should be on the lookout for according to doctors.    

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  • 3 charges filed against man shot while trying to flee Lincoln News

    3 charges filed against man shot while trying to flee

    3 charges filed against man shot while trying to flee

    Authorities have filed three charges against a man shot while trying to flee officers in Lincoln.   

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    Authorities have filed three charges against a man shot while trying to flee officers in Lincoln.   

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  • Man pronounced dead after fire at Boone County residence Lincoln News

    Man pronounced dead after fire at Boone County residence

    Man pronounced dead after fire at Boone County residence

    Authorities say a 39-year-old man died after a fire at a rural Boone County residence in eastern Nebraska.

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    Authorities say a 39-year-old man died after a fire at a rural Boone County residence in eastern Nebraska.

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  • Local company donates 10,000 meals

    Local company donates 10,000 meals

    Local company donates 10,000 meals

    The food packing party was organized by kids against hunger and Feya Candle Company. Regen Smith was thrilled to see so many families and community members come to help those in need, "I even heard a mom and daughter talk about how they wanted to do this because it's really giving back to their community and then they got to spend time together so that's awesome.&qu...

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    The food packing party was organized by kids against hunger and Feya Candle Company. Regen Smith was thrilled to see so many families and community members come to help those in need, "I even heard a mom and daughter talk about how they wanted to do this because it's really giving back to their community and then they got to spend time together so that's awesome.&qu...

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  • Sunday Scientist: Snakes

    Sunday Scientist: Snakes

    Sunday Scientist: Snakes

     The next Sunday with a Scientist program in Lincoln will focus on Nebraska's snakes. University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Dennis Ferraro will discuss various specimens at the Jan. 21 program, and there will be live snakes and hands-on activity stations. The event is set to run from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Nebraska State Museum.More >>
     The next Sunday with a Scientist program in Lincoln will focus on Nebraska's snakes. University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Dennis Ferraro will discuss various specimens at the Jan. 21 program, and there will be live snakes and hands-on activity stations. The event is set to run from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Nebraska State Museum.More >>
  • USDA officials studying farming in Nebraska

    USDA officials studying farming in Nebraska

    USDA officials studying farming in Nebraska

    Federal officials are gathering information about how much it costs to farm or raise cattle in Nebraska. The information is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual survey on the financial health of farmers. It will become part of a report next year. Dean Groskurth with the USDA's research department says this survey is the only one that offcers a clear picture of the financial wellbeing of Nebraska farmers. So USDA officials are encouraging farmers to complete the surve...

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    Federal officials are gathering information about how much it costs to farm or raise cattle in Nebraska. The information is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual survey on the financial health of farmers. It will become part of a report next year. Dean Groskurth with the USDA's research department says this survey is the only one that offcers a clear picture of the financial wellbeing of Nebraska farmers. So USDA officials are encouraging farmers to complete the surve...

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  • Medical supply donation program helps bring woman home after surgery

    Medical supply donation program helps bring woman home after surgery

    After he passed, Lyons kept the bed. She just couldn't give it up. "I just held on to it because that was where I would go each night the last thing I would do at night would be to pat his head and give him a kiss," Lyons said. 

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    After he passed, Lyons kept the bed. She just couldn't give it up. "I just held on to it because that was where I would go each night the last thing I would do at night would be to pat his head and give him a kiss," Lyons said. 

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  • Social media fad puts lives in danger

    Social media fad puts lives in danger

    A new fad sweeping social media called the tide pod challenge could send your child from the laundry room to the hospital. 

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    A new fad sweeping social media called the tide pod challenge could send your child from the laundry room to the hospital. 

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  • Ice Box rink manager to work Olympics in South Korea

    Ice Box rink manager to work Olympics in South Korea

    Ice Box rink manager to work Olympics in South Korea

    "Being from Lincoln, Nebraska, we're not really known for our ice sports - but we're moving up. Every year we get a little more recognition, and it's truly an honor."

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    "Being from Lincoln, Nebraska, we're not really known for our ice sports - but we're moving up. Every year we get a little more recognition, and it's truly an honor."

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  • Local bakery serves allergy friendly sweet treats

    Local bakery serves allergy friendly sweet treats

    Local bakery serves allergy friendly sweet treats

    They offer all the goodies you'd expect to find in a bakery from cookies to cakes to cinnamon rolls, but they come with a twist- most of their items are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. 

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    They offer all the goodies you'd expect to find in a bakery from cookies to cakes to cinnamon rolls, but they come with a twist- most of their items are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. 

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  • Nebraska farmers prepare to provide Costco facility poultry

    Nebraska farmers prepare to provide Costco facility poultry

    Nebraska farmers prepare to provide Costco facility poultry

    Lincoln Premium Poultry hopes to find 125 producers to provide poultry for a Costco processing plant in eastern Nebraska.

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    Lincoln Premium Poultry hopes to find 125 producers to provide poultry for a Costco processing plant in eastern Nebraska.

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  • Spring hunting permits for turkeys now available in Nebraska

    Spring hunting permits for turkeys now available in Nebraska

    Spring hunting permits for turkeys now available in Nebraska

    The commission says Nebraska offers the best turkey hunting opportunities in the country, with the wild birds in all 93 counties, including the highly-sought Merriam's wild turkey in some areas. 

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    The commission says Nebraska offers the best turkey hunting opportunities in the country, with the wild birds in all 93 counties, including the highly-sought Merriam's wild turkey in some areas. 

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  • Community Action, local businesses, give new wheels to those in need

    Community Action, local businesses, give new wheels to those in need

    Two cars were donated to two people working their way out of poverty through Community Action.

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    Two cars were donated to two people working their way out of poverty through Community Action.

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  • Missing Oklahoma pilot made trips to Lincoln saving dogs

    Missing Oklahoma pilot made trips to Lincoln saving dogs

    Bill Kinsinger made many trips to Lincoln over the years. 

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    Bill Kinsinger made many trips to Lincoln over the years. 

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  • Mental health top issue in NE schools, bill could help

    Mental health top issue in NE schools, bill could help

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Mental health is the top concern for Nebraska schools, but they don't have the resources to help. Administrators at ESU 6, an educational service unit that serves 16 rural school districts near Lincoln. "I see administrators that are very frustrated because they want their children to be successful, they want them to stay in school, they want parents to be collaborators with them but that doesn't always happen,” M...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Mental health is the top concern for Nebraska schools, but they don't have the resources to help. Administrators at ESU 6, an educational service unit that serves 16 rural school districts near Lincoln. "I see administrators that are very frustrated because they want their children to be successful, they want them to stay in school, they want parents to be collaborators with them but that doesn't always happen,” M...More >>
  • Hiland Dairy orange juice recall

    Hiland Dairy orange juice recall

    Hiland Dairy orange juice recall

    Hiland Dairy is announcing a voluntary recall of two products produced at the Omaha, Nebraska facility, over concerns the products may contain milk protein that could affect those individuals that have sensitivity to milk allergens. 

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    Hiland Dairy is announcing a voluntary recall of two products produced at the Omaha, Nebraska facility, over concerns the products may contain milk protein that could affect those individuals that have sensitivity to milk allergens. 

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  • Local students receive scholarship at annual Freedom Breakfast Lincoln News

    Local students receive scholarship at annual Freedom Breakfast

    Local students receive scholarship at annual Freedom Breakfast

    Martin Luther King day is on Monday but this morning several local students were honored with scholarships at the  annual *Freedom Breakfast.* 

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    Martin Luther King day is on Monday but this morning several local students were honored with scholarships at the  annual *Freedom Breakfast.* 

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  • NU facing proposed budget cuts

    NU facing proposed budget cuts

    Posted By: Pierce Georlett pgeorlett@klkntv.com In Gov. Pete Rickett's State of the State address this week he said we will still have budget problems, and more cuts are needed, "I'm proposing across the board reduction at 2 percent this fiscal year and 4 percent the next"  That proposal has Nebraska university officials very concerned. For them, a 2% cut is about 11 million dollars, and a 4% cut could result into another $23 million  The chairmen of the boar...More >>
    Posted By: Pierce Georlett pgeorlett@klkntv.com In Gov. Pete Rickett's State of the State address this week he said we will still have budget problems, and more cuts are needed, "I'm proposing across the board reduction at 2 percent this fiscal year and 4 percent the next"  That proposal has Nebraska university officials very concerned. For them, a 2% cut is about 11 million dollars, and a 4% cut could result into another $23 million  The chairmen of the boar...More >>
  • Farmland prices fell in Nebraska, rose in Iowa Lincoln News

    Farmland prices fell in Nebraska, rose in Iowa

    Farmland prices fell in Nebraska, rose in Iowa

    A farm management company says average prices for high-quality farmland have dropped over the past year in Nebraska but slightly risen in Iowa.

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    A farm management company says average prices for high-quality farmland have dropped over the past year in Nebraska but slightly risen in Iowa.

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  • Omaha father of toddler shot in face sent to prison

    Omaha father of toddler shot in face sent to prison

    Omaha father of toddler shot in face sent to prison

    The father of an 18-month-old girl shot in the face with his gun in Omaha has been sent to prison.  

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    The father of an 18-month-old girl shot in the face with his gun in Omaha has been sent to prison.  

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  • Man found drunk next to riding mower gets prison time Lincoln News

    Man found drunk next to riding mower gets prison time

    Man found drunk next to riding mower gets prison time

    A Lincoln man with a criminal history of drunken driving who was found passed out beside a riding mower has been sent to prison. 

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    A Lincoln man with a criminal history of drunken driving who was found passed out beside a riding mower has been sent to prison. 

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  • Milford man accused of lighting woman on fire during argument

    Milford man accused of lighting woman on fire during argument

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitnesses News  A Milford woman is recovering after a man set her on fire. On Thursday afternoon, Milford Fire and Rescue responded to a call that a woman had burns to her arms and torso. She said in a 911 call the burns were caused intentionally by a male suspect.  Deputies with the Seward County Sheriff's Office determined the victim and the man who is accused of injuring her were in an argument. Then the man sprayed the victim wit...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitnesses News  A Milford woman is recovering after a man set her on fire. On Thursday afternoon, Milford Fire and Rescue responded to a call that a woman had burns to her arms and torso. She said in a 911 call the burns were caused intentionally by a male suspect.  Deputies with the Seward County Sheriff's Office determined the victim and the man who is accused of injuring her were in an argument. Then the man sprayed the victim wit...More >>
  • Man assaulted at Walgreens, thieves take Batman shirt and energy drink

    Man assaulted at Walgreens, thieves take Batman shirt and energy drink

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A 23-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in the parking lot of the Walgreens on 17th and South street.  Police say the victim was finishing up his shopping, and about to get in his car when two men approached him. One suspect him him in the face, a second hit him in the back of the head.  Police say they got away with a Batman t-shirt and an energy drink.  Contact 402-441-6000 or Lincoln Crimestoppers with ...

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    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A 23-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in the parking lot of the Walgreens on 17th and South street.  Police say the victim was finishing up his shopping, and about to get in his car when two men approached him. One suspect him him in the face, a second hit him in the back of the head.  Police say they got away with a Batman t-shirt and an energy drink.  Contact 402-441-6000 or Lincoln Crimestoppers with ...

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  • Pedestrian hit by car now in stable condition

    Pedestrian hit by car now in stable condition

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  The 54-year-old man hit by a car near 27th and Capitol Parkway Thursday morning is in stable condition.  The man was walking southbound, outside of the crosswalk, when a westbound vehicle hit him.  Police say he was transported with life threatening injuries, underwent surgery and is now stable. The driver of the car, a 2011 Honda Civic told officials he braked, but couldn't stop in time. Officer Angela Sands says...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  The 54-year-old man hit by a car near 27th and Capitol Parkway Thursday morning is in stable condition.  The man was walking southbound, outside of the crosswalk, when a westbound vehicle hit him.  Police say he was transported with life threatening injuries, underwent surgery and is now stable. The driver of the car, a 2011 Honda Civic told officials he braked, but couldn't stop in time. Officer Angela Sands says...More >>
  • Bill aimed at discouraging ivory sales in Nebraska fails approval

    Bill aimed at discouraging ivory sales in Nebraska fails approval

    Bill aimed at discouraging ivory sales in Nebraska fails approval

    Lawmakers in Nebraska have rejected a proposal that would've restricted ivory sales in the state. The effort was to discourage animal poaching. Senators voted in favor of the measure, but fell six votes short of what's needed for first round approval. Federal law already puts restriction on ivory, but the bill's sponsor, Sen. Burke Harr, of Omaha, says it's typically not a high priority or pursued by authorities.

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    Lawmakers in Nebraska have rejected a proposal that would've restricted ivory sales in the state. The effort was to discourage animal poaching. Senators voted in favor of the measure, but fell six votes short of what's needed for first round approval. Federal law already puts restriction on ivory, but the bill's sponsor, Sen. Burke Harr, of Omaha, says it's typically not a high priority or pursued by authorities.

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  • Student delegate speaks about earning trip to nation's capitol

    Student delegate speaks about earning trip to nation's capitol

    Seventeen–year–old Nicole Fintel is going to Washington, D.C. as one of Nebraska's two student delegates, courtesy of the U. S. Senate Youth Program.

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    Seventeen–year–old Nicole Fintel is going to Washington, D.C. as one of Nebraska's two student delegates, courtesy of the U. S. Senate Youth Program.

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  • Transportation coalition released recommendations for Lincoln's infrastructure future

    Transportation coalition released recommendations for Lincoln's infrastructure future

    Transportation coalition released recommendations for Lincoln's infrastructure future

     The city is short about $33 million when it comes to covering transportation needs. 

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     The city is short about $33 million when it comes to covering transportation needs. 

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  • Kearney schools cuts staff members Lincoln News

    Kearney schools cuts staff members

    Kearney schools cuts staff members

    Some tough decisions made in Kearney.  

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    Some tough decisions made in Kearney.  

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  • Demand an End to Human Trafficking

    Demand an End to Human Trafficking

    State leaders say we have to work together to end human trafficking. 

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    State leaders say we have to work together to end human trafficking. 

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  • Loitering Nebraska students cause problems for residents Lincoln News

    Loitering high school students cause problems for residents

    Loitering high school students cause problems for residents

    Residents near a high school in eastern Nebraska have been complaining about students who loiter outside their homes.   

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    Residents near a high school in eastern Nebraska have been complaining about students who loiter outside their homes.   

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  • Grand Island man killed in accident

    Grand Island man killed in accident

    Posted by:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com  GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say a driver was fatally injured when his car collided with a pickup truck in south-central Nebraska.  The accident was reported around 4:55 p.m. Wednesday at a rural intersection about 5 miles northwest of Grand Island. The Hall County Sheriff's Office says the eastbound car didn't halt for  stop sign and was struck by the northbound pickup.   The car driver was pr...More >>
    Posted by:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com  GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say a driver was fatally injured when his car collided with a pickup truck in south-central Nebraska.  The accident was reported around 4:55 p.m. Wednesday at a rural intersection about 5 miles northwest of Grand Island. The Hall County Sheriff's Office says the eastbound car didn't halt for  stop sign and was struck by the northbound pickup.   The car driver was pr...More >>
  • Norfolk man killed in accident

    Norfolk man killed in accident

    POSTED BY:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com  MADISON, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a Norfolk man has died in a collision between his pickup truck and a semitrailer in northeast Nebraska. The accident occurred around 5 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 81 near Madison. Nebraska State Patrol Capt. Paul Hattan says the pickup struck the southbound big rig from behind and burst into flames. The patrol identified the dead pickup driver as 35-year-old Bryan Hanley.

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    POSTED BY:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com  MADISON, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a Norfolk man has died in a collision between his pickup truck and a semitrailer in northeast Nebraska. The accident occurred around 5 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 81 near Madison. Nebraska State Patrol Capt. Paul Hattan says the pickup struck the southbound big rig from behind and burst into flames. The patrol identified the dead pickup driver as 35-year-old Bryan Hanley.

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  • Walmart gives workers raise and bonus after passage of tax cuts

    Walmart gives workers raise and bonus after passage of tax cuts

    Posted by:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits following the passage of tax reform.  The retailer said Thursday changes that to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the U.S., with the wage increase effectiv...

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    Posted by:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits following the passage of tax reform.  The retailer said Thursday changes that to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the U.S., with the wage increase effectiv...

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  • Tracking road conditions this Thursday morning: 8 A.M. Update

    Tracking road conditions this Thursday morning: 8 A.M. Update

    Tracking road conditions this Thursday morning: 8 A.M. Update

    This is a look out from  Hwy 77 and Van Dorn in Lincoln at 7:45 A.M. Some minor ice and snow accumulation on most highways and roads this morning...

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    This is a look out from  Hwy 77 and Van Dorn in Lincoln at 7:45 A.M. Some minor ice and snow accumulation on most highways and roads this morning...

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  • Business Closing and Cancellations

    Business Closing and Cancellations

    Businesses closing due to weather.

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    Businesses closing due to weather.

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  • Eighth graders get preview of their future high school

    Eighth graders get preview of their future high school

    Lincoln Public Schools hosted the first of its High School Information nights for eighth graders.

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    Lincoln Public Schools hosted the first of its High School Information nights for eighth graders.

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  • LES tells customers to prepare for winter storm

    LES tells customers to prepare for winter storm

    With the storm on the horizon, Lincoln Electric System wants you to make some preparations in case you experience a power outage. 

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    With the storm on the horizon, Lincoln Electric System wants you to make some preparations in case you experience a power outage. 

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  • City gears up for snow storm

    City gears up for snow storm

    City gears up for snow storm

    Snow, wind, and ice are in the forecast for the next 24 hours making for some dangerous travel conditions.

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    Snow, wind, and ice are in the forecast for the next 24 hours making for some dangerous travel conditions.

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  • Gov. Ricketts Gives State of the State Address

    Gov. Ricketts Gives State of the State Address

    Gov. Ricketts Gives State of the State Address

    Today was the State of the State address and Pete Ricketts talked about the growth of Nebraska and where Nebraska is going.

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    Today was the State of the State address and Pete Ricketts talked about the growth of Nebraska and where Nebraska is going.

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  • Nebraska motorcycle helmet repeal stalls in Legislature

    Nebraska motorcycle helmet repeal stalls in Legislature

    Nebraska motorcycle helmet repeal stalls in Legislature

    A bill that would repeal Nebraska's motorcycle helmet requirement has stalled in the Legislature. 

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    A bill that would repeal Nebraska's motorcycle helmet requirement has stalled in the Legislature. 

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  • Bass Pro CEO challenges ex-Cabela's execs: Help the workers

    Bass Pro CEO challenges ex-Cabela's execs: Help the workers

    Bass Pro CEO challenges ex-Cabela's execs: Help the workers

    The chief executive of Bass Pro Shops says he'll match donations by former Cabela's executives and owners to a severance fund for workers losing their Cabela's jobs in Sidney because Bass Pro bought the company.

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    The chief executive of Bass Pro Shops says he'll match donations by former Cabela's executives and owners to a severance fund for workers losing their Cabela's jobs in Sidney because Bass Pro bought the company.

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  • Former Hastings officer pleads not guilty to 3 charges

    Former Hastings officer pleads not guilty to 3 charges

    Former Hastings officer pleads not guilty to 3 charges

    A former Hastings police officer has pleaded not guilty to hitting and kicking his wife and slapping and kicking his mother.

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    A former Hastings police officer has pleaded not guilty to hitting and kicking his wife and slapping and kicking his mother.

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  • Snow Angels Program

    Snow Angels Program

    The City of Lincoln Snow Operations is looking for volunteers for their Snow Angels Program.

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    The City of Lincoln Snow Operations is looking for volunteers for their Snow Angels Program.

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  • LPD officer assaulted overnight

    LPD officer assaulted overnight

    LPD officer assaulted overnight

    It happened at America's Best Hotel just after 9:30 last night. The officer made contact with a person inside a vehicle after he detected a strong odor of marijuana.

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    It happened at America's Best Hotel just after 9:30 last night. The officer made contact with a person inside a vehicle after he detected a strong odor of marijuana.

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  • Fire fighters vehicles damaged while on duty

    Fire fighters vehicles damaged while on duty

    Fire fighters vehicles damaged while on duty

    It happened at fire station eight near 17th and Van Dorn. Rocks were thrown at two vehicles while they parked in the stations parking lot. 

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    It happened at fire station eight near 17th and Van Dorn. Rocks were thrown at two vehicles while they parked in the stations parking lot. 

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