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Government
2:21 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

New contract with Omaha firefighters approved

A new contract with Omaha firefighters is in effect as of May 27th.

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Health/Medical
2:15 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

UNO, UNMC team wins award from DARPA for chikungunya research

A team of UNO and UNMC researchers has received an award from DARPA for their work on a strategy to prevent the spread of a mosquito-borne illness.

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Government
8:24 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Nebraska mandatory minimum reform bill narrowly advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to eliminate some of Nebraska's mandatory minimum prison sentences and habitual criminal punishments has advanced by the narrowest of margins.

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Business
8:15 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Nebraska AG announces settlements for Verizon, Sprint users

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says the state has reached settlements on behalf of Verizon Wireless and Sprint Corporation customers who were improperly billed.

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Nebraska
3:05 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Nebraska cases of bird flu confirmed in flock of 1.7M

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The ongoing bird flu outbreak has spread into northeast Nebraska, and officials are planning to kill 1.7 million chickens on a farm where the disease has been confirmed.

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Crime
12:52 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Omaha man accused of killing mother, brother denied bond

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has denied bond for a 25-year-old Omaha man accused of killing his mother and 5-year-old half brother and leaving his infant half brother in a dumpster.

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Government
10:56 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Nebraska officials promise review of deadly prison revolt

State officials are promising to investigate a weekend prison revolt at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution that left two inmates dead.

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Omaha's Story
10:17 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Omaha's Story 5/12/2015

Lily Johnson and her father, Jay.
Credit StoryCorps

Jay Johnson and his daughter, Lily, describe running the Lincoln marathon together in 2014.

These interviews were recorded at StoryCorps (storycorps.org), a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people.  Excerpts were selected and produced by Mike Hansen for KIOS-FM.

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Government
8:07 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Budget negotiations continue in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Budget haggling continues in the Iowa Legislature, as lawmakers seek a compromise financial deal for the next fiscal year.

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Crime
8:05 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Additional charges filed after missing boy's body found

Additional charges have been filed against an Omaha man after the body of a missing 5-year-old was found Monday.

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