STATE & LOCAL

Omaha Cinco de Mayo Festival Returning

April 9, 2022

(Santana Anderson – NSN News)

Returning once again in a post-COVID world is the largest and most diverse festival the Omaha community offers.

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Sarpy County to Conduct Active Shooter Response Training

April 9, 2022

(Santana Anderson – NSN News)

Sarpy County law enforcement and rescue agencies will conduct a full-scale, multi-jurisdictional active shooter response training at Cobalt Credit Union’s headquarters in Papillion on April 24 at 11 am.

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More Than a Vaccine

April 9, 2022

(Santana Anderson - NSN News)

An airman’s wife wishing to remain anonymous due to the ongoing vaccine conflict is speaking out for her family and others who don’t know how to.

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The Drought Continues Across Nebraska

April 8, 2022

(Santana Anderson – NSN News)

According to the current United States Drought Monitor for Nebraska, 1,161,988 people are affected by droughts.

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Wildfire Forces Evacuation Near Village of Edison

April 8, 2022

(Associated Press)

A wildfire in southern Nebraska fueled by dry conditions and strong winds forced the evacuation of the small village of Edison.

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Sex Trafficker of a Minor Gets 135 Months Imprisonment

April 8, 2022

(NSN News)

Lance Harper, 31, of Omaha, was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment by Judge Brian C. Buescher in federal court for sex trafficking of a minor this week.

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Lincoln Man Arrested for Drug and Firearm Charges

April 8, 2022

(NSN News)

On Wednesday the Lincoln Police Department arrested a man after discovering a multitude of illegal substances within his residence.

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Unicameral Wednesday Update

April 7, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

Wednesday was Day 54 of the session. Six bills were under consideration during another long day of debate.

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Pro-Choice Advocates Gather at Capitol

April 7, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

Over 100 Pro-Choice activists turned out for a rally inside the Capitol on Wednesday.

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Three Nominations for District Judge

April 7, 2022

(NSN News)

David J. A. Bargen, Zachary L. Blackman and Shaylene M. Smith have been nominated for District Judge in the First Judicial District for Governor Pete Ricketts consideration.

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Man Charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide

April 7, 2022

(NSN News)

Zachary Paulison (22) faces charges for killing Sara Zimmerman, her unborn baby and Amanda Schook in last week’s fiery crash in Omaha.

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Lincoln Lottery Winner

April 7, 2022

(NSN News)

On Monday, the Nebraska Lottery hosted a public event at The Still on South 70th street to honor one lucky Lincoln resident.

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Two Arrested for Drugs on I-80

April 7, 2022

(NSN News)

Tuesday evening, Troopers arrested Lydia Newton (21) of Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania, and Kayla Knabenshue (22), of Mount Braddock, Pennsylvania, upon locating more than 600 controlled pills and a handgun during a traffic stop near Aurora.

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Douglas County Board of Commissioners Approve $2.55 Million ARPA Distribution

April 6, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the allocation of $2,550,000 in ARPA funds on Tuesday.

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Man Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

April 6, 2022

(NSN News)

A Missouri man who temporarily resided in Nebraska City received his sentencing for the distribution of child pornography on Friday, United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced.

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Community Corrections Center Van Stuck During Hit & Run

April 6, 2022

(NSN News)

The Lincoln Police Department responded to a collision which involved a Community Corrections Center Lincoln van with two inmates inside late Monday night.

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Nebraska Democrats Announce Nominee for Special Election

April 6, 2022

(Associated Press)

Nebraska Democrats have picked state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln to run in a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.

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Gunshots in Lincoln

April 6, 2022

(NSN News)

A resident called the Lincoln Police Department after hearing several gunshots in the early morning hours Monday.

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Canning for Need and Fun

April 5, 2022

(Sarah Dighans – NSN News)

Canning dates back to the 1800s. Napoleon Bonaparte sought a way to safely feed his traveling army.

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Walleye Egg Collections Underway

April 5, 2022

(NSN News)

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is collecting walleye eggs at several lakes and reservoirs in Nebraska.

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Ricketts Trims Spending With Line-Item Budget Vetoes

April 5, 2022

(Associated Press)

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday trimmed $51.8 million in spending from the new state budget that lawmakers sent him last week before signing the rest of the package into law.

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Cleaning Our Communities

April 4, 2022

(Kaylie Wilson – NSN News)

Litter remains an issue within our communities. Many local and statewide organizations mobilize to battle this unsightly carnage.

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Cutting at Hank's Bar

April 4, 2022

(NSN News)

Omaha Police responded to a cutting incident at Hank’s Bar on Ames Avenue early Sunday morning.

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Another Shooting in Omaha

April 4, 2022

(NSN News)

At 5:08 pm on Saturday evening, Omaha Police Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert near 3900 North 42nd Street.

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Man on Parole for Murder Sentenced in Foiled Home Invasion

April 4, 2022

(Associated Press)

A Nebraska man on parole for murder has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for plotting a home invasion robbery that was foiled when he tried to buy a gun from an undercover agent and recruited a confidential FBI informant to act as his getaway driver, authorities say.

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Mayor Jean Stothert: “The State of Omaha is Strong.”

April 3, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki — NSN News)

“The state of Omaha is strong, resilient, and it’s focused on the future,” Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert confidently declared as she began her ‘State of the City’ address on Friday in city hall’s Legislative Chambers.

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Victims Identified in Thursday’s Fiery Crash

April 3, 2022

(NSN News)

Thursdays night's fiery crash on 192nd and F street resulted in two deaths.

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Republican Congressional Candidate Resolves Misunderstanding with Nebraska GOP

April 2, 2022

(NSN News)

Steve Kuehl, Republican candidate for Congress in Nebraska’s District 2, said it took over a week and several phone calls before his election staff was granted access to state GOP campaign resources.

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Ex-Congressman Fortenberry Set for Sentence Same Day Replacement Picked

April 2, 2022

(Grant Schulte - Associated Press)

Nebraska voters will elect a new member of Congress on the same day a judge in California is scheduled to sentence the former Rep. Fortenberry who resigned from the position to a possible federal prison sentence.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Thibodeau Announces Running Mate

April 2, 2022

(Associated Press)

Republican governor hopeful Theresa Thibodeau has chosen a central Nebraska rancher and conservative radio host as her running mate.

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Intoxicated Man Threatens Bystanders

April 2, 2022

(NSN News)

The Lincoln Police Department took a man into custody Thursday night after he made threats to cut others.

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Two Killed in Fiery Crash

April 2, 2022

(NSN News)

Thursday evening, Omaha Police Department Patrol officers and Douglas County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to 192 and F Street for a personal injury crash.

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Three Businesses Fail Alcohol Inspection

April 2, 2022

(NSN News)

In the span of two weeks, the Nebraska State Patrol Investigators conducted alcohol inspections in Buffalo, Sherman, and Lincoln Counties.

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Beatrice Forum Features Candidate Engagement

April 1, 2022

(Trevor Reilly - NSN News)

“The Patriots,” a citizen group in Beatrice and Gage County held a Gubernatorial Forum last week hosting five of the nine declared Republican primary candidates.

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Written Concerns to be Presented to State Board of Education

April 1, 2022

(Kaylie Wilson – NSN News)

The Nebraska State Board of Education has seen concerned parents, grandparents and citizens speak on a range of topics during the public comment period allotted during board meetings.

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Man Found Guilty of Attempted Sex Trafficking

April 1, 2022

(NSN News)

On Tuesday a federal jury in Omaha, Nebraska found a man guilty of attempting to sex traffic a minor.

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Corrections Corporal Faces Felony Charge

April 1, 2022

(NSN News)

A Corporal at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women located in York was arrested Wednesday afternoon over felony allegations.

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OPD Investigating Sexual Assault

April 1, 2022

(NSN News)

Omaha Police Department is requesting assistance identifying a person of interest in a sexual assault.

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Pull Motion Places LB933 on General File

March 31, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

Last week the Unicameral considered the second pull motion attempt of the session.

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Trouble in The Heartland

March 31, 2022

(Caedmon Garrett - NSN News)

One of the largest food banks in the region is adding to its ability to provide for those struggling with food insecurity by processing 1,500 to 2,000 pounds of meat per day.

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Changes Proposed to City Health Director Authority

March 30, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

The proposed ordinance to alter the city health director's authority to issue directive health measures drew considerable discussion at Tuesday's Omaha City Council meeting.

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Sheriff’s Department Collecting Safety Equipment for Ukraine

March 30, 2022

(Caedmon Garrett - NSN News)

Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is running a drive through April 8th collecting safety equipment for the conflict in Ukraine.

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More Time Needed to Save Pershing Mural

March 30, 2022

(Trevor Reilly - NSN News)

The Lincoln City Council's June start date for razing Pershing Auditorium remains unchanged, but saving the building's half-century-old mosaic mural again surfaced as a topic of discussion at Monday's meeting.

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Lincoln Man Ordered to Pay Over $90,000 In Restitution

March 30, 2022

(NSN News)

A Lincoln resident faces court ordered restitution fees of $90,586.00 after receiving his sentencing on Monday for failure to pay withholding and payroll taxes.

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Shooting Early Tuesday Morning in Omaha

March 30, 2022

(NSN News)

Omaha police were called to the 3500 block of North 44th Avenue early this morning to investigate a shooting.

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Arts for the Community

March 29, 2022

(Caedmon Garrett - NSN News)

Arts for All is providing affordable art lessons for kids, adults, and elderly in the Omaha Metro Area. Juliana Taber, the current executive director, said their goal is to provide art lessons for under normal industry prices for those who can't afford them.

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Gardening - A Healthy Hobby

March 29, 2022

(Kaylie Wilson – NSN News)

Gardening is a perennial favorite for a multitude of reasons and is even more popular in the year 2022.

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Senator Bostelman Apologizes for Debunked Litter Box Claim

March 29, 2022

(Grant Schulte - Associated Press)

State Senator Bruce Bostelman apologized on Monday after he publicly cited a persistent but debunked rumor alleging that schools are placing litter boxes in school bathrooms to accommodate children who self-identify as cats.

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School Bus Caused Fatal Crash

March 29, 2022

(NSN News)

Monday morning Omaha Police responded to Abbott Drive and East Locust for a two-vehicle fatality crash.

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Roadwork Underway on I-80

March 29, 2022

(NSN News)

Weather permitting, road work will begin April 3, on I-80 between Lincoln (Exit 405) and the Greenwood Interchange (Exit 420), according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

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Repeat Felon Gets 84 Months in Prison

March 28, 2022

(NSN News)

Leslie Graber, 34, of Bellevue was sentenced in Omaha’s federal court as a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Massive Search for Linda Dillard Comes Up Empty Around Table Rock

March 28, 2022

(NSN News)

“We are now confident that Linda is not in this large area,” Lt. Eric Jones of Nebraska State Patrol Investigative Services said following a three-day search of Table Rock for Linda Dillard’s remains.

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Omaha Police Investigating Early Morning Assault

March 28, 2022

(NSN News)

Omaha Police are investigating an assault at 3703 V Street that resulted in injuries to multiple people Sunday morning.

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Bird Flu Prohibits some Displays from Opening at Wildlife Safari Park

March 27, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari in Ashland is now open for its 2022 season with some notable exceptions.

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Lincoln Mayor Says Fairness Ordinance Opponents Cause Pain and Suffering

March 27, 2022

(Trevor Reilly - NSN News)

In a Friday Morning interview with Dale Johnson [KFOR], Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird commented on the Lincoln Fairness Ordinance, which was recently stalled by a petition drive of about 18,000 signatures.

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A Nebraska Outdoors Gem

March 26, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN News)

Picturesque hills, thick coniferous woods, sandy plains filled with ancient cottonwoods, rock faces containing the entombed past and crystal clear ponds filled with trout, Schramm State Park brings visions of Appalachia in Nebraska.

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Ricketts Calls on Fortenberry to Resign

March 26, 2022

(Grant Schulte and Brian Melley - Associated Press)

Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry on Friday faced growing pressure from congressional leaders and Nebraska's GOP governor to resign after a California jury found him guilty of lying to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 campaign donation from a Nigerian billionaire.

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Drunk Driver

March 26, 2022

(NSN News)

Thursday evening Omaha Police Officers were called to a personal injury crash near 26th and Lake.

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Medical Marijuana Initiative Faces Hurdles to Deadline

March 25, 2022

(Trevor Reilly - NSN News)

In a live-streamed campaign update on Wednesday night for the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana ballot initiative, campaign coordinator Crista Eggers announced the loss of a significant contributor to the campaign, a loss that will hinder their ability to hire petition circulators.

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Seven Gubernatorial Candidates have Plenty to Say

March 25, 2022

(Trevor Reilly - NSN News)

Seven gubernatorial candidates had plenty to say this past week about critical race theory (CRT), sex education, gun control and foreign ownership of farms.

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Numerous Search Operations Underway for Linda Dillard

March 25, 2022

(NSN News)

The Nebraska State Patrol is conducting a large-scale search effort for a missing woman as part of an ongoing investigation into her disappearance. Linda Dillard was last seen in the area near Table Rock on June 16, 2021.

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US Attorney Unseals Indictments

March 25, 2022

(NSN News)

The United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska has returned 14 unsealed indictments charging 17 defendants.

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Unicameral Update On Day 45

March 24, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

The Nebraska Legislature convened on Tuesday after a four day weekend for the senators.

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Senator Machaela Cavanaugh Filibusters the Unicameral

March 24, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

Senator Machaela Cavanaugh (Dist. 6 - Omaha) has been vocally frustrated with this year’s legislative session.

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OnStar Helps LPD Track Stolen Vehicle

March 24, 2022

(NSN News)

A Lincoln woman woke up Tuesday morning to discover her car missing from her garage, according to the Lincoln Police Department.

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LB1073 Nebraska Rental Aid Bill Passes, Still Faces Big Hurdles

March 24, 2022

(Associated Press)

LB1073 would force Gov. Pete Ricketts to apply for $120 million in federal housing assistance for Nebraska won final approval from lawmakers on Wednesday, but still faces some big hurdles.

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Serving Community Through Fishing

March 23, 2022

(Caedmon Garrett - NSN News)

Live Well. Go Fish. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit operating out of Lincoln and Omaha, NE that takes veterans, hospice patients, the elderly, and handicapped individuals fishing.

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Board Votes to Distribute $2.99 Million in ARPA Funds

March 23, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

At Tuesday’s meeting the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the disbursement of $2,993,815 in APRA funding to ten local applicants.

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Mayor Presents Award of Excellence

March 23, 2022

(NSN News)

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird presented the Mayor’s Award of Excellence for December 2021 during Monday’s City Council Meeting.

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Lincoln Vape Shop Falls Victim to Theft

March 23, 2022

(NSN News)

The Plug, a Lincoln business located on Cornhusker Highway, was subject to theft and $1,500 in damages around 2:00 am on Tuesday.

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Handgun Taken from Vehicle Overnight

March 23, 2022

(NSN News)

The Lincoln Police Department responded to a call from a 53-year-old male after he reported items missing from his vehicle on Sunday around 3:00 pm.

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Two Robberies in Omaha Under Investigation

March 23, 2022

(NSN News)

Omaha Police are investigating two robberies, one at Anderson Food Shop and another at Speedee Mart. They occurred about 30 minutes apart in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Attempted Robbery in Omaha

March 23, 2022

(NSN News)

At the beginning of the week, Omaha Police responded to an attempted robbery at One Main Financial, 12103 West Center Road.

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Pepper Balls Deployed Downtown

March 22, 2022

(NSN News)

This past weekend there was a large crowd disturbance of approximately 50 people that began in the alley behind the Throwback Lounge (1402 Howard St).

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Target Falls Victim to $21,000 in Theft

March 22, 2022

(NSN News)

Officers from the Lincoln Police Department were dispatched to Target located on South 40th street after a report of burglary had taken place on Saturday.

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Two Arrested After $8,500 Worth of Drugs Discovered

March 22, 2022

(NSN News)

The Lincoln Police Department arrested a man after $8,500 worth of drugs were found inside his residence.

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Little Baby Elephants Make Big Impression

March 21, 2022

(Sarah Dighans – NSN News)

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announced a third elephant pregnancy on Wednesday March 16, 2022, in the Elephant Family Quarters.

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E-Scooters to Stay in Downtown Lincoln

March 21, 2022

(Trevor Reilly - NSN News)

After a 16-month pilot program, electric scooters will become a permanent feature of the surrounding downtown when the Lincoln City Council votes on two ordinances at the next meeting.

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Council Passes Catalytic Converter Ordinance

March 21, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

During their meeting on March 15, the Omaha City Council passed an amended ordinance introduced by Councilman Vinny Palermo allowing police to track stolen catalytic converters.

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Missing Lincoln Inmate Found in Scottsbluff

March 21, 2022

(NSN News)

Authorities have apprehended an inmate who went missing last month from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L).

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Senator Mike McDonnell Discusses Blueprint Nebraska Plan

March 20, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

Senator Mike McDonnell (Dist. 5 - Omaha) believes he has the solution for Nebraska’s economic future on his desk.

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Department of Correctional Services Announces “Peer-Led” Reentry Services

March 20, 2022

(Joe Herring - Chief Investigative Reporter)

In a March 9th, 2022, news release from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, they describe a “significant three-year initiative in partnership with Florida State University (FSU) faculty and Well-Being and Equity Innovations, Inc. to provide reentry support services to all incarcerated individuals, using both staff and peer-led delivery.”

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Mental Health & the New 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline

March 20, 2022

(Kaylie Wilson – NSN News)

The subject of mental health has become part of a broader conversation since the pandemic started.

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LPD and NSP Release St. Patrick’s Enforcement Results

March 20, 2022

(NSN News)

The Nebraska State Patrol and Lincoln Police Department conducted special DUI enforcement operations on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Hastings Man Sentenced for Drug Distribution

March 20, 2022

(NSN News)

On Thursday, 47-year-old Christopher St. John of Hastings, Nebraska was sentenced in Omaha federal court for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

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Great Plains Women of World War II

March 19, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

Rosie the Riveter, the red bandana wearing figure prominently featured on posters spread across America for the purpose of encouraging women to enter the defense industry workforce during World War II is indelibly linked as a representation of feminine strength and fortitude.

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Social Media Draining Teenage Confidence

March 19, 2022

(Santana Anderson – NSN News)

Social media has created exciting opportunities but also big challenges for the younger generation.

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Two Rivers State Park a Day Away

March 19, 2022

(Jacob Baker - NSN News)

Two Rivers State Recreation Area provides an easy entrance to the outdoors. The amenities are perfect for families.

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Linda Dillard Still Missing

March 19, 2022

(NSN News)

The Nebraska State Patrol is renewing its request for information regarding the disappearance of Linda Dillard. She was last seen on June 16, 2021 around the Table Rock area in southeast Nebraska.

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Gas Stations Robbed at Gun Point

March 19, 2022

NSN News

Thursday evening Omaha Police Officers responded to Kwik Shop, 3222 Q Street on a report of a robbery.

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3 Nebraskans Died in Oklahoma Plane Crash

March 19, 2022

(Associated Press)

A Nebraska couple and their adult daughter have been killed in the crash of a small plane in northwestern Oklahoma, according to an official at a funeral home the couple owned.

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Lawyers Duel Over Donations, Intent at Rep. Fortenberry's Trial

March 18, 2022

(Michael R. Blood - Associated Press)

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry learned in 2018 that he received $30,000 in illegal campaign donations from a Nigerian-born billionaire, but the Nebraska Republican lied and misled federal investigators probing the exchange of illicit dollars, a prosecutor alleged Thursday.

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Lawyers Duel Over Donations, Intent at Rep. Fortenberry's Trial

March 18, 2022

(Michael R. Blood - Associated Press)

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry learned in 2018 that he received $30,000 in illegal campaign donations from a Nigerian-born billionaire, but the Nebraska Republican lied and misled federal investigators probing the exchange of illicit dollars, a prosecutor alleged Thursday.

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New Design - Same News without Narrative

March 18, 2022

Notice anything different about your Nebraska Sunrise News experience?

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LIBA Hosts Candidate Forum

March 18, 2022

(Trevor Reilly - NSN News)

The Lincoln Independent Business Association hosted a candidate forum on Tuesday at The Grand Manse.

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LIBA Hosts Candidate Forum

March 18, 2022

(Trevor Reilly - NSN News)

The Lincoln Independent Business Association hosted a candidate forum on Tuesday at The Grand Manse.

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In Remembrance of the Lynching of George Smith

March 18, 2022

(Caedmon Garrett - NSN News)

Most Nebraskans know the name Will Brown, but 30 years prior to his lynching another Black man was lynched in a similar fashion. His name was George Smith.

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In Remembrance of the Lynching of George Smith

March 18, 2022

(Caedmon Garrett - NSN News)

Most Nebraskans know the name Will Brown, but 30 years prior to his lynching another Black man was lynched in a similar fashion.

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Man Arrested for Burglary

March 18, 2022

(NSN News)

At approximately 1:50 am Thursday morning Lincoln Police Officers were dispatched to the Diamond Concrete Cutting company at 404 Hill Street. The owner had reported an alarm trip.

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Man Arrested for Burglary

March 18, 2022

(NSN News)

At approximately 1:50 am Thursday morning Lincoln Police Officers were dispatched to the Diamond Concrete Cutting company at 404 Hill Street. The owner had reported an alarm trip.

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Phase II Begins

April 9, 2022

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Another Source Actively Helping Missing Children

April 9, 2022

(Santana Anderson – NSN News)

Since founded in 1984, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a private, nonprofit organization serving as the national clearinghouse and resource center for information about missing and exploited children.

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Sine Die

April 9, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

Sine Die is a Latin term that means to “adjourn without any future date being designated (as for resumption): indefinitely the meeting adjourned sine die.”

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Project Harmony – Importance of Community Partnerships

April 9, 2022

(Angella Arndt – NSN News)

Project Harmony is one of the largest child advocacy centers in the country.

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Investment in Offutt Air Force Base

April 8, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

Governor Ricketts signed legislation this week that grants a historical investment into Offutt Air Force Base.

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Project Harmony – Ending Child Abuse and Neglect

April 8, 2022

(Angella Arndt – NSN News)

Childhood is a time of innocence, growing and learning that should be nurtured with unconditional love.

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Omaha Chamber Hosts Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

April 7, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

Omaha Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with KETV, hosted a forum for three Republican gubernatorial candidates in the Scott Conference Center on the UNO campus on Wednesday.

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Human Life Protection Act Fails to Advance

April 7, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

After an exhausting and emotionally charged debate, LB933 failed to advance Wednesday evening.

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Omaha City Council Ordinance Alters the Health Director’s Authority

April 6, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

In a 5-2 vote the Omaha City Council passed the ordinance which purportedly would streamline the process for the city’s health director to implement directed health measures under the threat of an epidemic.

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Taxes, Crime and Veto

April 6, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

The Unicameral kicked off a busy week on Tuesday with four major bills the focus of the agenda.

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Nebraska AG Doug Peterson Intends to Drop Omaha Lawsuit

April 6, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced the state is dropping its lawsuit against Douglas County in relation to Omaha’s mask mandate.

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Black-Owned Bank Returns to North Omaha

April 5, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

Carver Legacy Center, a new Black-owned and operated bank held its Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday at the 24th and Lake Street location.

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Stothert Endorses Lindstrom

April 5, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

A plan, vision, economic development, tax reform, and a positive campaign are reasons Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert gave in her support of State Senator Brett Lindstrom who is seeking the Republican nomination for Governor.

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Silva Sentencing Stalled

April 5, 2022

(Santana Anderson and Jacob Baker – NSN News)

Today Judge Nathan Cox ordered Roberto C. Silva Jr. to undergo a psychological competency review before sentencing. Evaluations deemed necessary by the psychologist must be taken, according to Judge Cox’s order. The verdict has been postponed pending results.

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Jim Pillen Tabs Prosecutor Joe Kelly for Running Mate

April 5, 2022

(Caedmon Garrett - NSN News)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen announced long-time prosecuting attorney Joe Kelly as his running mate.

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Nebraska Public Power – Now Privately Controlled?

April 4, 2022

(Joe Herring – Chief Investigative Reporter)

Many ideas considered radical a decade ago now enjoy mainstream support in the environmentalist movement.

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Eight Days Left in 2022 Unicameral Session

April 3, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

The Unicameral is on a four-day weekend before resuming on Tuesday, which will mark the 53rd day of the 60-day session.

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A More Positive Environment for Juvenile Justice

April 3, 2022

(Santana Anderson – NSN News)

Probation officers, administrators and support staff will move from the current constricted building they are in at the Keeline Building into the former MUD headquarters in about two weeks announced at the ribbon cutting this past week.

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Unicameral Debates Prisons and Criminal Justice Reform

April 2, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

After six hours of debate on Wednesday, the course Nebraska’s criminal justice system will follow remains unclear. More debate on LB920 is expected next week.

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Mayor Jean Stothert: “The State of Omaha is Strong.”

April 2, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki — NSN News)

“The state of Omaha is strong, resilient, and it’s focused on the future,” Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert confidently declared as she began her ‘State of the City’ address on Friday in city hall’s Legislative Chambers.

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New Tech Hits Omaha's Pavement

April 1, 2022

(Caedmon Garrett - NSN News)

On Tuesday Metro Transit started its trial of electric buses by putting three on Omaha roads.

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Nebraskans Could See the Northern Lights Tonight

April 1, 2022

(Sarah Dighans – NSN News)

Nebraskans’ eyes could be in for a real treat. The usually shy aurora borealis might make its way further south on the dance floor later tonight.

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New Residence Will Serve Creighton, Omaha Jesuit Communities

April 1, 2022

(NSN News)

A new donor-funded Jesuit Residence at Creighton University will make the Jesuit Community more visible and available to students, faculty, staff and the city of Omaha.

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Turning the Page

March 31, 2022

(Kaylie Wilson – NSN News)

Once human trafficking survivors are rescued or reach out for help, non-profits and organizations like the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence work to help them rebuild their lives through support systems and other services.

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LB873 Proponents Say it Would Cut Taxes

March 31, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

The legislature advanced a bill to Select File that would cut property taxes.

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Water Projects Flow Through Unicameral

March 31, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

Two water bills in the Unicameral advanced to final reading Tuesday after receiving second-round approval. Debate on those bills took up a good portion of the legislature’s day.

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Who Are Human Traffickers?

March 30, 2022

(Angella Arndt – NSN News)

What comes to mind when you think about human trafficking and traffickers? More specifically, does it evoke certain physical attributes or behaviors?

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Tax Cuts Debated in the Legislature

March 30, 2022

(Brandon Benson - NSN News)

“I love the smell of tax cuts in the morning” was how Senator Mike Flood (Dist. 17 - Norfolk) greeted the Unicameral on Friday.

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Nebraska’s Fight Against Human Trafficking

March 29, 2022

(Angella Arndt – NSN News)

How can human trafficking be stopped? This is a question you may be asking yourself, our elected officials and law enforcement.

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What’s Next for District 1?

March 29, 2022

(NSN News)

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry’s resignation has thrown a curveball into the typical pattern of an election cycle.

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Human Trafficking Impacts Every Community

March 28, 2022

(Angella Arndt – NSN News)

You might think that human trafficking occurs primarily in large cities. Would it surprise you to know that it happens in every state, including small communities across Nebraska?

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Homestead Exemption Provides Property Tax Relief

March 28, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

Qualified Nebraska property owners can apply to receive a property tax exemption from either all or a percentage of their primary residence’s taxable value.

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Invisible Chains

March 27, 2022

(Santana Anderson – NSN News)

Most people never experience the touch of cold, hard, lifeless iron chains shackling them with immobility. Invisible chains, on the other hand, wreak deep psychological havoc on millions.

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Brenda Council: Living Legend

March 26, 2022

(Tyeisha Kosmicki – NSN News)

When reviewing her long list of accomplishments, most people will agree that Brenda Council is a local living legend.

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US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry Announces Resignation

March 26, 2022

(Grant Schulte - Associated Press)

Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska on Saturday resigned from office after a California jury convicted him of lying to federal authorities about an illegal campaign donation from a foreign national.

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NSN Exclusive 5-Part Series: Human Trafficking

March 26, 2022

(Kevin J. Bernadt - NSN News Editor)

Beginning tomorrow, Nebraska Sunrise News is publishing an exclusive five-part series on the stark realities of human trafficking. Laying bare the truth through informative and factual reporting, we aim to illuminate serious problems within our society, no matter how difficult the subject.

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US Rep. Fortenberry Found Guilty in Campaign Probe

March 25, 2022

(Brian Melley - Associated Press)

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry was convicted Thursday of charges that he lied to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 contribution to his campaign from a foreign billionaire at a 2016 Los Angeles fundraiser.

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Fraud Possible in Retirement Fund Case

March 24, 2022

(Santana Anderson - NSN News)

The possibility of fraud is being considered in a case of $105,250 being paid to an account following the 2014 death of a public retirement fund recipient, according to Craig Kubicek with the Nebraska State Auditor’s Office.

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