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Congressman Smith says he supported border bill pulled by Speaker

Congressman Adrian Smith says he supported the immigration bill pulled by House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, pulled his own bill when support fell short of the votes needed for passage. Smith, a Republican, says though the bill didn’t contain everything he wanted, he would have voted for it. “I want to […]

Collection plate money missing from Omaha church

Two thieves made off with collection plate money from a church in south Omaha. Father Bernard Starman with St. Agnes Church says last Sunday an associate priest was approached by a man asking for money. The priest gave the man $5 but he continued to as for more. Father Starman says another man then tapped […]

Nebraska ranked 22nd in first Coaches Poll

The Nebraska football team was ranked 22nd in the initial Coaches Poll released Thursday morning. The Huskers received 228 points in a poll of 62 FBS head coaches. Nebraska returns 14 starters, including All-America candidates Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory, and 45 letterwinners from a team that went 9-4 and capped the year with a […]

Cattlemen’s Ball goes west, raises more than a million for cancer research

The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska raised more than a million dollars for cancer research. This is the fifth consecutive year the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska raised more than a million dollars. This year, the ball was held at the Hoot Owl Ranch in Harrisburg June 6th and 7th in extreme western Nebraska’s Banner County. It […]

New meat processing option for Omaha

It is a popular concept on the east and west coast but new to Omaha. The City Council approved a permit for Tom Meyer to open a live meat market in south Omaha.  Meyer says customers will have several options.  They can select an animal from on-site pens and wait while it is slaughtered, processed and […]

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