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NU’s proposed 2018-19 budget has $28M in spending cuts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The University of Nebraska’s proposed budget for the upcoming year includes more than $28 million in spending cuts that will see a loss of more than 100 jobs across four campuses, department consolidations and a possible tuition increase. The university system said in a news release Thursday that the proposed budget…read more »

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Lincoln man found guilty in brutal beating of UNL student

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Lincoln man has been found guilty in a second trial in the brutal beating and robbery of a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student. Late Wednesday night, a Lancaster County jury found 25-year-old James Price guilty of aiding and abetting robbery and first-degree assault. The Lincoln Journal Star reports he faces up…read more »

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2 men suspected of using stolen credit card information

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) – Grand Island police say officers have arrested two men suspected of using or possessing dozens of credit or debit cards encoded with stolen card information. Police said Thursday that Rafael Figueredo Hidalgo faces 119 counts of felony forgery and 22 counts of felony and misdemeanor criminal possession of a financial…read more »

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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 »

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Overnight storms bring warnings for floods and tornadoes

NEBRASKA – Storms that moved across Nebraska last night prompted three tornado warnings and a downpour of rain. The National Weather Service received a 7:30pm report from local authorities of an estimated seven inches of rain near Gilead in Thayer County. Some areas outside of Omaha were reported as receiving approximately nine inches of rainfall…read more »

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