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Bob Markworth folded his hands and stared ahead at a massive basement room — a concert hall, really — that was full and empty all at once. The guests were all here, except for one.

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In what is believed to be a historical first, Herbster is almost single-handedly bankrolling Republican Beau McCoy's campaign for governor to the...
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A 2004 decision to move away from state treatment centers is blamed for widening gaps, a contention the state rejects.
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The Knolls Golf Course
The Knolls Golf Course is an established 18-hole, championship rated golf course conveniently located in Northwest Omaha, only minutes from I-680. This picturesque course, adorned with lake... more
Orsi's Italian Bakery
Orsi's is an original Italian bakery in the heart of Little Italy offering its traditional homemade bread and extraordinay full sheet pizza. Orsi's now offers a variety of Italian grocery i... more
Two taken to hospital after fire at Benson home
A 91-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire in a Benson residence about 11 p.m. Saturday.
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Civil rights hearing to consider voting policies in Midwest
Civil rights groups are planning a hearing to consider how to improve elections administration and expand access to voting in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
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Sioux City riverboat casino prepares to close, still hoping to be saved
A Sioux City riverboat casino is preparing to close its doors this summer, but is hoping a court fight will save it.
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Omaha high schoolers to help canvass for Heartland 2050
Starting Monday, students from the Omaha Public Schools’ Thrive Club will be canvassing the neighborhoods near their high schools, talking to residents about how they would like to see their neighborhoods develop by the year 2050.
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For birthday, Brownell-Talbot student opts to give, not get
This year, the freshman purchased a dozen or so books for the Bennington Public Library.
Convicted killer Nikko Jenkins might await his sentence in prison
He could be moved from the Douglas County Jail to a state prison facility before sentencing, a move officials say is not uncommon.
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Omaha police investigate two Sunday shootings
Omaha police are investigating two separate shootings that occurred early Sunday.
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Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
A World War II veteran from Omaha will return this week to Europe to commemorate a tragedy in the run-up to D-Day.
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Firefighters battle brush fire near Fontenelle Forest
The blaze is believed to have started in the late afternoon along Burlington Northern railroad tracks north of Haworth Park and the College Heights area.
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Keystone XL pipeline backers blast 'political expediency' as foes hail ruling to delay decision
State Department officials provided no new timeline for a final decision, though it appeared likely to stretch beyond the November midterms.
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17 senators in Nebraska Legislature hit their (term) limits
Seventeen lawmakers, who as freshmen replaced the first senators term-limited out of office, reach the same fate.
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Beau McCoy strikes Obama doll in TV ad; Democrats are not happy
Nebraska Democrats on Friday criticized a TV ad showing Republican governor candidate Beau McCoy knocking a Barack Obama doll off a fence post with his hand.
Cult murderer's death row appeal denied, but execution in limbo
This marks the fifth time Michael Ryan, the former religious cult leader convicted of the torture and murder of a follower, has lost an appeal to overturn his death sentence.
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It's a pursuit of pastel at Spring Lake Park's Easter egg hunt
It took only 15 minutes to capture all of the Easter eggs in the annual hunt sponsored by the Latino Peace Officers Association.
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Kelly: A California university president returns to her Nebraska roots on Ivy Day
The main speaker at today's Ivy Day celebration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a college president who grew up roping calves and earned her Ph.D. at the prestigious Oxford University in England.
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Omaha police arrest man, 19, accused in March shooting
Omaha police on Saturday arrested a man who was charged in a warrant with a shooting near 44th Street and Ellison Avenue.
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Earth gets its day in the sun at Elmwood Park
Earth Day festivities at Elmwood Park served as a great excuse for people of all ages and dogs of all breeds to get outside Saturday and enjoy the warm spring weather.
Teenager arrested after woman's purse is snatched outside Omaha store
Gach P. Yiech, 17, was arrested on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery, use of a weapon to commit a felony and obstructing police officers, said Officer James Shade, a police spokesman.
Police identify 21-year-old shot in ankle near 30th, W Streets
Thomas Ross Jr. was walking alone after going to the Afoma Corner Store on 30th and U Streets when he was shot in the ankle near W Street by two men in a silver car.
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Interstate construction to cause lane shifts, closings in Omaha area
Drivers on the Interstate system in the Omaha area should be prepared for a number of changes next week.
Families from area shelters treated to meal at Old Chicago
Omaha police investigate two Sunday shootings
Sole big donor to Beau McCoy says he expects nothing in return
Firefighters battle brush fire near Fontenelle Forest
Sioux City riverboat casino prepares to close, still hoping to be saved
Omaha high schoolers to help canvass for Heartland 2050
Mizzou alumni aim to attract veterinary students to Henry Doorly Zoo
Grant ensures that Sioux City can start building children's museum
Party looks to 'nudge' women into public office in Iowa
For birthday, Brownell-Talbot student opts to give, not get
Two taken to hospital after fire at Benson home
Grace: Pipe organ concert a tribute to couple's enduring love
Omaha-area jails and ERs new front line in battling mental illness
Convicted killer Nikko Jenkins might await his sentence in prison
Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
Civil rights hearing to consider voting policies in Midwest
17 senators in Nebraska Legislature hit their (term) limits
It's a pursuit of pastel at Spring Lake Park's Easter egg hunt
Financial picture improving for city-owned Mid-America Center
No injuries after fire at midtown's old Mercer Mansion
29-year-old Omahan arrested for 22nd time in Lincoln
Police: Slaying of woman in Ralston apartment likely over drugs
Explosion near 29th, Woolworth damages vehicles
Omaha police arrest man, 19, accused in March shooting
Earth gets its day in the sun at Elmwood Park
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Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
A World War II veteran from Omaha will return this week to Europe to commemorate a tragedy in the run-up to D-Day.
Dickson’s Week in Review, April 13-19
On Twitter some guy tweeted that the spring game isn’t taken as seriously as a regular-season contest. What was your first clue? When the head coach entered waving a cat aloft?
Kelly: A California university president returns to her Nebraska roots on Ivy Day
The main speaker at today's Ivy Day celebration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a college president who grew up roping calves and earned her Ph.D. at the prestigious Oxford University in England.
Breaking Brad: Stuck in a claw machine? You get no Easter candy
I know of one kid in Lincoln who will be receiving a lump of coal from the Easter Bunny, just as soon as he's extricated from that bowling alley claw machine.
Breaking Brad: Mountain lion season's over, but the bunny's fair game!
Thursday was the last day of a Nebraska Legislature session. Before leaving town, legislators passed a bill to hold a lottery to hunt the Easter Bunny.
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