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Omaha’s CenturyLink Center gets new name

Omaha’s CenturyLink Center gets new name

OMAHA, Neb – Those that attend concerts in Omaha at a familiar venue will soon be attending the same facility with a new name. The Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) and CHI Health have reached an agreement that will change the name of CenturyLink Center in Omaha to the CHI Health Center Omaha. This…Read more »

United Way Presents first annual freedom fest

United Way Presents first annual freedom fest

KEARNEY, NE – United Way of the Kearney Area is hosting the first annual Freedom Fest on July 3, 2018, 4 pm – 11 pm, at the Viaero Event Center located at 609 Platte Rd in Kearney, Nebraska. Music, food, carnival games and a large fireworks show will be made free to the public.  Free…Read more »

Dentist sentenced for submitting fraudulent Medicaid bills

Dentist sentenced for submitting fraudulent Medicaid bills

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska dentist has been sentenced to 10 months for submitting fraudulent bills to Nebraska and Iowa Medicaid programs. Authorities say 59-year-old Gregory Garro, of Omaha, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. He was ordered to pay restitution of more than $82,500 to the Nebraska Health and Human…Read more »

Judge orders Nebraska to release lethal injection records

Judge orders Nebraska to release lethal injection records

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska judge has ordered the state to release records about its supplies of lethal injection drugs, but officials say they plan to appeal the decision. In a decision issued Monday, Lancaster County District Judge Jodi Nelson ruled the state Department of Correctional Services must release documents related to the acquisition…Read more »

Police still pursuing Nebraska homicide case 10 years later

Police still pursuing Nebraska homicide case 10 years later

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – Police say they aren’t giving up on a 10-year-old central Nebraska homicide case and are still actively pursuing leads despite having no suspects. Kearney Police Department Captain Mike Kirkwood tells the Kearney Hub that officers work on the Kelcey Fike murder investigation on almost a daily basis. He says police remain…Read more »

Nebraska women run through state to raise M.S. awareness

Nebraska women run through state to raise M.S. awareness

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Several women are running across Nebraska as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Tammie Kruszczak of Omaha ran nearly 160 miles from Holdrege to Lincoln. She finished her leg of the run on Sunday and handed the relay baton to…Read more »

Nebraska state tax collections lower than expected in May

Nebraska state tax collections lower than expected in May

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A new report says Nebraska state tax collections came in lower than expected in May. The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state received net taxes of $392 million, which is more than 4 percent below the state’s official certified forecast. The report says net sales-and-use and individual income tax…Read more »