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Seventh- and eighth-graders at St. Cecilia Grade School used a boxlike machine called a skin scope. They took turns sticking their heads inside and...
A bill based on that agreement will be debated by a Iowa Senate subcommittee Thursday morning at the State Capitol in Des Moines.
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New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Search the salaries of employees at public agencies in Nebraska.
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Video: Stothert says Crossroads project is 'full speed ahead,' but she won't support bond issue
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert appeared Wednesday on The World-Herald's “10 Minutes with the Mayor."
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Fremont police searching for missing 56-year-old man
Thomas W. Hill of Fremont was reported missing April 18. His car was was found April 17 in Omaha by the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
Man accused of trying to open flying plane's door pleads not guilty
Also, a mental evaluation is ordered for Joshua Carl Lee Suggs, 23, of Sacramento, whose disturbance aboard an airliner last week forced it to divert to Omaha.
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Ben Sasse shifts tactics, calls ad by Shane Osborn 'hypocritical'
The debate over geography in the U.S. Senate GOP primary has expanded from D.C. to Florida.
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Forecast on the upswing after Thursday's rain
Friday and Saturday look to be sunny with high temperatures in the 70s, forecasters say.
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Ex-UNMC student loses appeal; claimed program didn't make accommodations for his depression
For the third time, the Nebraska Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a former University of Nebraska Medical Center student who said the school discriminated against him when it kicked him out of the program in 2006 without making accommodations for his chronic depression.
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City's Personnel Board is behind ‘ban-the-box’ proposal
The City of Omaha’s Personnel Board has given its OK to a policy that would remove a section from city job applications requiring job seekers to list their criminal history. Thursday, the board voted 4-0 to approve the change, which still must be authorized by the Omaha City Council.
Police issue arrest warrant in teen's shooting death
Tielor Williams, 18, was killed and Joshua Schmitt, 22, was wounded in the shooting last week at Benson's Gallagher Park.
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Douglas County Board candidates say they aren't ruled by party
Incumbent Pam Tusa says she's not afraid to ruffle feathers; her opponent, James Cavanaugh, says a good commissioner works past "partisan mind frames."
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Ex-Obama official urges approval of Keystone XL pipeline
The retired general sees the U.S. as part of an “OPEC for the 21st century.”
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3 Nebraska Board of Education candidates call for high standards
Three candidates vying for an Omaha-area seat on the Nebraska Board of Education say they want strong academic standards for public schools, although none calls for the Common Core standards.
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In Omaha, bus tour calls for hourly minimum wage over $10
The tour is sponsored by Americans United for Change, a Democratic Party-leaning group that is calling for a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, up from $7.25.
Police probe bank robbery
Man holds up US Bank branch near North 30th Street and Forest Lawn Avenue on Thursday afternoon.
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Twenty-five Nebraska physicians received at least $1 million in Medicare payments in 2012.
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New Alegent Creighton Clinic to open in Council Bluffs
Alegent Creighton Clinic officials will hold a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. today for the system’s new facility at 3135 West Broadway.
Benefit to be held for family of Omaha shooting victim
A benefit to help with funeral expenses for the family of Omaha homicide victim Brandon Samuels will be held Saturday at the 13th Street Brick House tavern.
EB Harney Street lane closed
City of Omaha traffic engineers say that:
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NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting
With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.
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Richard Paul Dreier, 90, was wounded in attack during WWII
Lifelong Omahan Richard Paul Dreier was on the deck of the USS Ommaney Bay taking a smoke break when a Japanese kamikaze attacked the escort ship in World War II.
Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
2 Norris students found with gun at school, OPS says; police probe incident
Oil industry ad campaign mocks Nebraska cowboys who protested Keystone XL pipeline
In Omaha, bus tour calls for hourly minimum wage over $10
Fremont police searching for missing 56-year-old man
Prosecutor: Baby might be alive if day care employer had spoken up
NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting
Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance
Omaha senator seeks minimum wage ballot measure
Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015
Police probe bank robbery
Man accused of trying to open flying plane's door pleads not guilty
Ben Sasse shifts tactics, calls ad by Shane Osborn 'hypocritical'
Forecast on the upswing after Thursday's rain
EB Harney Street lane closed
Ex-UNMC student loses appeal; claimed program didn't make accommodations for his depression
Grace: Your older self has a request — use sunscreen
At NU's helm, J.B. Milliken built the university by building relationships with state leaders
City's Personnel Board is behind ‘ban-the-box’ proposal
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Richard Paul Dreier, 90, was wounded in attack during WWII
Police issue arrest warrant in teen's shooting death
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Construction to start in May on West Broadway apartment/retail structure
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Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
The 1984 NFL draft was unusual for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and these days it's remembered in the name of a rock band, the 1984 Draft. Tonight, the band is featured on the NFL Network.
Breaking Brad: 117-mph riding lawnmowers and 12-scoop banana splits
The Chicago White Sox are selling a 12-scoop banana split inside a full-size batting helmet for $17. You know what you'd call someone in Chicago who'd eat this? "Health nut."
Breaking Brad: Walmart beats Russia, stakes a claim on the moon
Russia is claiming it owns a section of the moon. If you follow the news, you know this probably doesn't end well.
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
The idea that Paul Hogan had studied and then hatched at his mother's table was that older people, rather than moving in with relatives or to an assisted-living center, would much prefer to stay home instead.
Breaking Brad: Nebraska GOP candidates unified against naked squirrels
Some of these Nebraska campaigns are tilting pretty far right. At a recent forum, there was a consensus that we need to ban public dancing and clothe naked squirrels in public parks.
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