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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Using a drone to spy on neighbors, drop drugs into prisons or harass cows could lead to criminal charges under a new bill Nebraska lawmakers will consider later this year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska firefighters and emergency medical technicians could get could get a partial college tuition waiver under a bill pending in the state Legislature.

SNYDER, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says its bomb squad destroyed a live grenade found in a newly-bought truck in eastern Nebraska.

The Omaha Children’s Museum is one of three across the country to participate in a pilot program called Experiential Science for Families Affected by Autism.

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Goodwill of the Heartland plans to raise $7.6 million to open a vegetable oil packaging plant in eastern Iowa where it would employ dozens of individuals with disabilities.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmland owners who rent their property out to a veteran could get a bigger tax credit under a bill introduced in the Legislature.

Live & Local - Austin White from Big Brothers Big Sisters Chats with Mike Hogan.

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Sixty-three motorists are facing charges following a crackdown on drunk drivers across Nebraska.  

Nebraska farmland owners who rent their property out to a veteran could get a bigger tax credit under a bill introduced in the Legislature.

Morning Edition's Live & Local host Mike Hogan chats with Omaha Junior Lancer Squirts' Co-Coach Kendall Sidoruk about the upcoming championship opportunity for the local ten year olds.

Nebraska ranked 20th in the US in population growth rate between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017.  

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker has filed a lawsuit alleging Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and a top aide broke the law when they transferred $13 million from a reserve fund to balance the budget.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — About half of the more than 3,000 known letters penned by Pulitzer-winning novelist Willa Cather have been compiled, digitized and annotated. And soon, they'll be available online.

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that significantly expands the Black Hills National Cemetery.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will begin their 2018 session with a looming state revenue shortfall that could make it harder to pass new spending measures or tax cuts.

Creighton basketball and the Big East

Jan 3, 2018

Two games into college basketball’s Big East season, the Creighton Bluejays are trying to reverse a trend from last year at CenturyLink as Greg Echlin reports for Omaha Public Radio.

The New Year, New Business series returns to the Omaha Public Library starting tomorrow at Noon.

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

Mike Jacobs spins some of the notable recordings from 1998 New Years Day on Blues in the Afternoon at 1:00PM.

Blues, R&B and soul from 20 years ago will be heard in this two-hour time capsule that includes music from Shemekia Copeland, Otis Rush, Johnny Adams and Magic Slim & The Teardrops to name a few.

A New Years Eve NPR tradition since the 1970's, Toast of the Nation rings in 2018 with festive jazz you can party to with live performances from venues coast to coast. The fun begins Sunday night at 8:00. The show is hosted by Christian McBride. The lineup is below.

8:00: Best of NPR 's Jazz Tiny Desk Concerts

9:00: John Scofield's Uber Jam Band at Berklee, 2012 Encore

10:00:Dayme Arocena at The 2017 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

11:00:Terence Blanchard at The 2017 Tri City Jazz Festival in Cleveland

Shonna Dorsey, VP Tech Education at AIM chats with Mike Hogan, Live & Local on Morning Edition.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The owners of four now-closed stores that sold millions of cans of beer next to an American Indian reservation are fighting a steep Nebraska tax bill.

With temperatures dipping well below freezing, many people are breaking out their wood or coal stoves, turning on space heaters or taking full advantage of their fireplaces to keep warm. 

Here's my favorite blues discs of 2017. Local favorites Hector Anchondo and the Rex Granite Band featuring Sarah Benck made my list with two heavy duty recordings.

Artist / CD Title / Record Label

Hector Anchondo Band / Roll Of The Dice / Self Release

Rex Granite Band feat. Sarah Benck / Spirit Matter Truth Lies / Self Release

Selwyn Birchwood / Pick Your Poison / Alligator

Jim Allchin / Decisions / Sandy Key

Coco Montoya / Hard Truth / Alligator

John Mayall / Talk About That / Forty Below

Linsey Alexander / Two Cats / Delmark

Protect your pipes from freezing

Dec 28, 2017

Wind chills are expected to remain below zero in much of Iowa and Nebraska and fire officials say the bitterly cold temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and break. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans: Meteorologists say it's cold now, it's expected to be cold Friday and maybe even colder over the weekend.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say the bone-numbing temperatures have wreaked havoc with aging water lines across Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are easing scoring on a test for future teachers so more applicants can pass.

Midnight Movies are returning to the Dundee Theater starting next month.  The Dundee Theater reopened after extensive renovation at the beginning of December. 

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