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11:19 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Arrest made in connection with woman's death; police searching river for missing boy

Police are searching the Elkhorn River in connection with the disappearance of 5-year-old Josue Ramirez-Marinero.
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An arrest has been made in connection with the homicide of the mother of a missing 5-year-old boy.

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Arts
8:06 am
Fri May 8, 2015

ONCE is onstage at the Orpheum Theatre next week

Omaha Performing Arts will present the musical ONCE May 12th through the 17th. The show won eight Tony Awards in 2012 including Best Musical.

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Government
7:37 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Nebraska senators wade into medical marijuana debate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who wants to legalize medical marijuana says his bill would help suffering children, while opponents criticize the measure as too lax.

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Weather
7:35 am
Fri May 8, 2015

After evacuations, state of emergency declared in Nebraska

DEWITT, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has declared a state of emergency in areas of Nebraska affected by tornadoes and flooding.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Fri May 8, 2015

NPR, ABC political contributor Cokie Roberts talks about 2016 campaigns

NPR Morning Edition contributor and longtime Congressional Correspondent Cokie Roberts believes more candidates will enter the Democratic race for President.

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Government
1:19 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Iowa lawmakers looking to make education funding deal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are trying to move toward a compromise deal on education funding that could help them resolve the budget for the next fiscal year.

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Government
12:24 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Gas tax increase wins final approval in Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval to a proposed increase in Nebraska's gas tax, but appeared to be short of the support needed to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' expected veto.

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Health/Medical
8:06 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Center for Preparedness Education Holding Symposium in Omaha this June

On June 18th, the Scott Conference Center will be the site of a one-day disaster preparedness symposium.

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Developing
7:44 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Vehicle found, but 5-year-old Omaha boy still missing

An AMBER Alert has been issued for 5-year-old Jose Ramirez-Marinero, who is missing.
Credit OPD

A vehicle police were searching for in connection with the disappearance of 5-year-old Josue Ramirez-Marinero has been found, but the boy is still missing.

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Crime
7:25 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Iowa man accused of attempted murder in custody after escape

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 39-year-old man accused of attempted murder has been taken into custody after escaping from an Omaha hospital where he was being treated for stab wounds.

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