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Regional News

Flood warning issued for south-central Nebraska near I-80

The threat of flooding has risen near Grand Island. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Hall County. An ice jam has formed in a channel of the Platte River. Water is backing up south of Interstate 80. It is feared that floodwater could swamp businesses on the south side of I-80 […]

Rare white lion cub born at Henry Doorly Zoo

A first for the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. Director Dennis Pate says excitement is building with the birth of a rare white lion cub. The cub is one of three born last week – two males and one female. Pate says, “We have never had one before. Most zoos have never had one and […]

AG Bruning says president “pushing the envelope” with ex. order

Attorney General Jon Bruning objects to President Barack Obama’s executive order delaying deportation of up to five million illegal immigrants. Bruning says the move could put more pressure on states attempting to distribute social services to their citizens. Yet, he says he has a more fundamental concern. “My concern with the president is just that […]

Omaha firefighter goes above and beyond the call of duty

An Omaha firefighter is on a mission to help those impacted by fire. Drew Gerkin responded to a call about four years ago and noticed there was no furniture in the family’s home. He asked a little boy where the family slept and night and the boy said they take clothes out of suitcases and […]

Parole Board head claims she felt pressure due to prison overcrowding

The chairwoman of the Nebraska Parole Board told a special legislative committee she was pressured by the Heineman Administration to parole more prison inmates to ease overcrowding. Chairwoman Esther Casmer said both former state Corrections Director Bob Houston and Gov. Dave Heineman’s Chief of Staff, Larry Bare, pressured her to parole more prisoners after the […]