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Government
1:34 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

State Senator ticketed on suspicion of DUI

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh has been ticketed on suspicion of drunken driving in his northwest Omaha district.

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Government
12:08 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Hagel sworn-in as Secretary of Defense, with sequester looming

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is a Vietnam War veteran and a 1971 graduate of UNO.

A Nebraska native, UNO graduate and Vietnam War veteran is now the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and he comes in to the position at a time when the Defense Department faces major budget cuts.

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Arts
6:06 am
Wed February 27, 2013

La Source

Photo Courtesy of OmahaFilmFestival.org

Patrick Shen and Brandon Vedder’s film, La Source, is about a Princeton custodian, originally from Haiti, who seeks to bring clean water to his village back home. It’s one of the documentaries that’ll play at the Omaha Film Festival. Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee has the details…

  

  

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Business
1:00 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Three more items added to Fort Calhoun Station re-start checklist

Fort Calhoun Station
Credit OPPD

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has added three more items to OPPD’s to-do list before Fort Calhoun Station can reopen.

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Government
4:18 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel confirmed as Secretary of Defense

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel will be the next Secretary of Defense.

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Business
12:57 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

OPPD warns of billing scam

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District has issued a warning about billing scams.

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Transportation
12:47 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Traffic fatalities up 56 percent in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Roads says traffic fatalities during the first seven weeks of 2013 are up 56 percent compared to the same time frame in 2009 through 2012.

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Arts
8:30 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Becoming Fools

Photo Courtesy of OmahaFilmFestival.org

The Omaha Film Festival kicks off next Wednesday at the Regal Stadium 16.  Among the documentaries in this year’s Festival is one by filmmaker Scott Moore called “Becoming Fools.” Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee has more…

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Government
8:28 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Lawmakers discuss common core standards for Nebraska schools

LINCOLN – The State Board of Education could adopt new nationwide curriculum standards for Nebraska’s public schools under a bill introduced by Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk.

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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

State of Public Health report looks at Douglas County's overall health, well-being

Seven outbreaks of norovirus were reported in Douglas County last year, according to a new report.

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