$6.5M initiative aimed at improving stroke care in Nebraska

Officials have announced a $6.5 million statewide commitment to improve stroke response and care in Nebraska
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$7.7M Omaha park project to improve water quality in area

An Omaha park's $7.7 million renovation project is designed to improve water quality in local rivers and streams and provide recreational activities for residents
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'How to survive a school shooting 101'

The shooting range and security firm in Sarpy County, 88 Tactical, started offering "School Safe" classes in March, after the school shooting that killed 17 students and staff members in Parkland, Florida
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2 former Omaha Tribal Council members plead guilty

Officials say two former Omaha Tribal Council members have pleaded guilty to misusing federal funds
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2 former Omaha tribal officials sentenced in bonuses case

Two of nine current and former Omaha Tribal officials who admitted to using federal funds to give themselves bonuses have been sentenced to probation and ordered to repay the money
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2 Iowans arrested after drugs found in Nebraska traffic stop

Law enforcement officials near Omaha have seized about 20 pounds of marijuana, cocaine and hash from a car heading to Iowa
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2 Omaha women charged in fatal Aug. 23 shooting of man

Police say two women have been charged and are being held on $1 million bail each in the shooting death of an Omaha man
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2nd man arrested in gas station shooting death of Omaha man

Omaha police say a second man has found and arrested in Iowa on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man at an Omaha gas station
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3 charged in marriage fraud case in Omaha

A federal grand jury has indicted three people accused of conspiring to commit marriage fraud in a sham marriage case
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3 dead, 2 injured in western Iowa car crash

Three people are dead and two others are injured after a three-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 29 in western Iowa
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3 people sentenced for roles in Nebraska reservation slaying

Three people have been imprisoned for their roles in the slaying of a man on an American Indian reservation in northeast Nebraska
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Animal rights group wants Creighton University to be fined

An animal rights watchdog group wants regulators to fine Creighton University for problems in one of its animal research projects
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Annexation package adds 8,700 to Omaha population

Omaha will gain more than 8,700 residents in newly annexed parts of the state's biggest city
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Apartment resident suffers severe burns in kitchen fire

Authorities say a man suffered severe burns during a fire at his western Iowa apartment
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Archbishop of Omaha endorses new human sexuality curriculum

The archbishop of Omaha has recommended a new human sexuality curriculum for Catholic schools that opposes homosexuality and same-sex marriage
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Arrests made in home-invasion killing of Lincoln woman

Police have arrested three men suspected in the home-invasion shooting death earlier this summer of a 36-year-old Lincoln woman
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Attempted murder charge against Carter Lake woman dropped

An attempted murder charge against a Carter Lake woman has been dismissed at the request of her alleged victim
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Bat found in Omaha neighborhood tests positive for rabies

Health officials in Omaha say a bat found in the Dundee neighborhood has tested positive for rabies
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Bellevue man accused of killing Omaha resident

Authorities have accused a Bellevue man of killing an Omaha resident
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Bellevue man pleads no contest in south Omaha shooting death

A Bellevue man has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and a weapons count in the south Omaha shooting death of his friend
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Bellevue officer's bond set at $1M on prosecutor's request

A Bellevue police officer remains behind bars four days after reporting that his girlfriend had shot and killed herself
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Bellevue police chief to return after yearlong paid leave

An Omaha suburb's police chief will return to work after he requested administrative leave following a no-confidence vote from the city's police union
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Bellevue woman accused of hurting baby sees charges dropped

Sarpy County prosecutors have dropped charges against a Bellevue woman accused of throwing her 11-month-old son against a wall
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Birth center in Iowa to close

A man whose name is on a public hospital in Iowa says he's shocked to learn that it will be closing its birth center
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Boy arrested on suspicion of bringing gun to Bellevue school

School officials in a city just south of Omaha say a 15-year-old student was found with a handgun, less than a week after the start of the school year
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Boys and Girls Club finds new site for Rosebud students

A site in Parmelee is the newest edition to the Boys and Girls Club's offerings on the Rosebud Indian Reservation
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Buffett delivers annual gifts worth $3.4B to 5 charities

Billionaire Warren Buffett has given another $3.4 billion of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to five foundations as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune
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Charges dropped in death of Nebraska Army sergeant

Charges against a man accused of killing a soldier visiting Omaha relatives have been dropped because the state's key witness has backed out of testifying
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Charges filed against Omaha railcar cleaning company owners

Federal prosecutors have announced 22 criminal counts against the owners of an Omaha railcar cleaning company that saw two workers killed in a 2015 explosion
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CHI Health builds Omaha community garden

An Omaha-based health system has established a community garden to offer more access to healthy food for its patients in the city
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Christian school downsizes plan to move to Dana campus

Charis University, a Christian school proposed for the metro area, will not launch this fall and has changed and downsized its plan
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Colorado Editorial Roundup

A roundup of newspaper editorials from around Colorado
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Controversial Kentucky mural reimagined in a 'divine space'

"There is not a man under the canopy of heaven, that does not know that slavery is wrong for him": This line, from a Frederick Douglass speech is now emblazoned around the domed ceiling of the University of Kentucky's Memorial Hall entryway.
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Convicted Nebraska sex offender gets 15-year Iowa sentence

A convicted Nebraska sex offender has been given 15 years in an Iowa prison for taking video of a college student showering in a residence hall
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Correction: Texting Ban Enforcement story

Correction: Texting Ban Enforcement story
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Correction: Tribal Council Members Charged story

Correction: Tribal Council Members Charged story
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Crash in northeastern Iowa kills 2 _ including small child

The Nebraska State Patrol says a crash in northeastern Nebraska has killed two people, including a small child
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Death sentence for ex-doctor who killed 4 people in Nebraska

A former doctor convicted in the revenge killings of four people connected to a Nebraska medical school has been sentenced to death
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Detection technology helps schools with lightning protection

The cancellation of the University of Nebraska-Akron football game demonstrates how many schools respond to dangerous thunderstorms
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Digital monitoring of students finds cries for help, threats

School officials in Omaha, Kearney and Schuyler and other communities have been using digital monitoring and surveillance as they try to stop the next school shooter or the next student suicide
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Discovery of zebra mussels leads to closure of Omaha lake

State parks officials have confirmed an infestation of invasive zebra mussels at Glenn Cunningham Lake in north Omaha and have announced the lake's closure
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Dismissal of ex-inmate's suit over jail sex assault upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Phelps County and county law enforcement officials filed by a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a county jail guard in 2012
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DNA to X-ray: Military has variety of tools to ID remains

When the newly released Korean War remains are sent for analysis to a military lab in Hawaii, they'll enter a system that routinely identifies service members from that decades-old conflict
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Douglas County Sheriff sets up public 'exchange area'

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has set up a public "exchange area" outside its northwest Omaha headquarters to make public interactions safer
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Driver cited in Omaha collision that killed motorcyclist

Authorities say a teenage driver has been charged with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide for a crash that killed a motorcyclist earlier this month
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Drugmaker seeks to block Nebraska from using execution drugs

A pharmaceutical company has filed a lawsuit to try to prevent Nebraska from using lethal injection drugs next week in what would be the state's first execution since 1997
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Eastern Nebraska city to put immigration issue to voters

An eastern Nebraska community will let voters decide on an ordinance seeking to bar employing or renting residences to people living in the U.S. illegally
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Event to focus on role of nurses in mental health care

Recruiting more nurses to work in mental health care could help address the shortages in the field in Nebraska
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Ex-assistant principal takes plea deal in student sex case

A former assistant principal accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student has pleaded no contest in Omaha
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Ex-doctor faces death or life sentence for revenge killings

A former doctor convicted in the killing of four people connected to a Nebraska medical school where he once worked is facing life in prison or the death penalty
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