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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

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Subscribers only'We are in trouble': Ahead of spring flood season, fears mount over unfixed private levees

Across Nebraska there are dozens, likely hundreds, of smaller private levees and berms that protect homes and farmland along smaller creeks and rivers like the Elkhorn or Platte. These range from sophisticated flood barriers protecting waterfront property to glorified hills of dirt, clay or sand built by a farmer and his tractor 50 years ago.  Read more

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He was a good boy: Former Omaha police dog Falco dies at 14

The Belgian Malinois had developed a brain tumor that was causing him to suffer as he experienced an increasing number of seizures. Read more

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Husker RB Jaylin Bradley, a Bellevue West grad, enters NCAA transfer portal

He was a member of NU's 2017 recruiting class after a record-breaking career at Bellevue West. Read more

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'She was killed at the river and dumped there': Opening arguments begin in Joshua Keadle trial

A prosecutor told jurors during opening arguments Tuesday that the only explanation for the 2010 disappearance of Peru State College student Tyler Thomas is that she’s dead now, and that a fellow student, who had given her a ride, Joshua Keadle, was responsible. Keadle's attorney countered, telling the jury that Thomas was alive when Keadle left her. Read more

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Bloodied woman jumps into police car; Lincoln officers arrest boyfriend who came after her

It appeared that the man was trying to reach the woman in the cruiser, police said. Read more

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Prosecutors drop charge against Omaha father accused of shaking baby to death

The charge was dropped without prejudice, meaning it can be refiled within three years — the statute of limitations for the offense. Read more

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Today's top pics: Panda twins explore new home; campaigning in Iowa; and more

Today's top pics as selected by The Associated Press: Read more

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Photos: Tom Selleck, star of 'Magnum, P.I' and 'Blue Bloods,' turns 75

Tom Selleck, star of 'Magnum, P.I,' 'Blue Bloods,' and 'Three Men and a Baby,' turns 75 on Jan. 29, 2020. Selleck has appeared in more than 50 film and T.V. roles since the 1980's. Read more

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Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 29

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Adam Lambert, Heather Graham, Oprah Winfrey, Paul Ryan, Tom Selleck and more. Read more