Farmers back Ricketts property tax plan; others opposed

Gov. Pete Ricketts' plan to curtail sharp increases in property taxes is drawing favorable reviews from Nebraska farmers, but some rural lawmakers say more is n
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Senators advance bill to add judge in Douglas County

A bill that would add another judge to Nebraska's largest county to help with a growing caseload has won first-round approval in the Legislature
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Buffett praises potential successors, but no plans to retire

Two potential successors to Warren Buffet earned roughly $18 million each last year managing Berkshire Hathaway's dozens of operating companies
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At least 3 injuries reported in Omaha house blaze

At least three people have been injured in a house fire in Omaha
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Investor Warren Buffett to make lengthy TV appearance Monday

Investor Warren Buffett will appear on live television for three hours Monday morning to answer questions after releasing his annual letter to Berkshire Hathawa
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New website focuses on problem Omaha rental properties

Several advocacy groups have combined to set up a website that focuses public attention on problem rental properties in Omaha and the need for an inspection pro
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Snow, wind combines to make travel hard in Nebraska, Iowa

Travel remains difficult in eastern Nebraska and much of Iowa after a strong winter storm moved across the area
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Blizzard conditions, crashes close I-80 in Nebraska

Blizzard conditions in south-central to southeastern Nebraska have led to several crashes and prompted officials to close a 120-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in
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Buffett's firm reports $25B 4Q loss on paper stock losses

Warren Buffett's company recorded a $25 billion loss in the fourth quarter because of a big drop in the paper value of several of its stock investments
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Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn't found any major deals at at
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Bighorn sheep captured, tagged in Nebraska Panhandle

Nearly 50 bighorn sheep in the Nebraska Panhandle have been outfitted with new tracking devices to help wildlife officials monitor their health and combat disea
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Polygraph launched probe of deputy suspected in sex assaults

A Nebraska sheriff's deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other victims before he joined the de
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Survey: Banks raising farm loan collateral requirements

A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows nearly two-thirds of banks in the region have raised farm loan collateral requi
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Omaha on trial in shooting death of 'Cops' crew member

Omaha is on trial in the fatal shooting by police of a TV crew member who worked on the law enforcement show "Cops."
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Kentucky teen at center of viral encounter sues over stories

The Kentucky teen at the heart of an encounter last month with a Native American activist is suing The Washington Post for $250 million
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Kansas City Zoo polar bear with liver cancer euthanized

Kansas City Zoo officials say a polar bear at the zoo has been euthanized because she was suffering from liver cancer
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Design for $1.1 billion Pittsburgh airport remodel unveiled

Air travelers in Pittsburgh can look forward to faster departures and lots of space to greet loved ones when they return home thanks to a planned $1.1 billion r
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Farmers reminded about the dangers of working in grain bins

Working in grain bins can be deadly, so insurers want to remind farmers of the dangers
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Storm leaves Iowa and Nebraska blanketed with deep snow

A storm has buried much of Iowa and Nebraska under more than a half-foot of snow
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Sarpy County takes $1M step toward mental health center

Sarpy County commissioners have taken a $1 million step toward building a mental health crisis center
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Omaha man sentenced to prison for armed bank robbery

An Omaha man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for wielding a gun during a bank robbery
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Omaha man pleads guilty to producing child pornography

An Omaha man has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography for filming himself raping a 13-year-old child
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Nebraska considers kicking its habit of recall elections

Nebraska's habit of booting mayors and county commissioners out of office before their terms end could be in jeopardy under an unusual proposal that would end t
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Ricketts, brewers join forces against proposed beer tax

Gov. Pete Ricketts is joining forces with Nebraska's craft brewers to fight proposals that would raise taxes on craft beer in an effort to reduce property taxes
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