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Pelini's Last Meeting With Players Laced With Remarks Toward AD

An audio recording believed to be from Bo Pelini's last private meeting Dec. 2 with Nebraska football players at Lincoln North Star High School just days after be was fired has been leaked to the Omaha World Herald.  Pelini's speech is laced with profanities and targeted remarks aimed at University of Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst.  

Second Audit Is Out On Welfare System

The Nebraska State Auditor's Office has released a partial audit of the state's welfare system...the second audit in the past few months.  Mike Foley says there's an urgent need for corrective action. 

Area Gearing Up For Light Snow

Nebraska is gearing up for reports of light snow in the forecast. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for areas south of Nebraska for Wednesday night through Thursday morning. The weather agency says accumulations across Nebraska are expected to be light, but snow and freezing drizzle could still make driving treacherous. 

Final Candidate For University President In Lincoln

The fourth and final candidate for President of the University of Nebraska is in Lincoln today, and had a formal job interview with the NU Board of Regents.  Dr. Sally Rockey is currently a Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. When asked why she's interested in the Nebraska opportunity, Rockey said that her background is in agriculture and health.

Stebbing Announces Bid For Lincoln Mayor

Lancaster County treasurer Andy Stebbing announced Wednesday his bid to become mayor of Lincoln in the upcoming spring city election.  Stebbing is a native of Norfolk, a former police officer, and Kearney State College Graduate who spent 20 years as a Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff before winning the Treasurer's office.  

Authorities Investigate Arson Fire Outside of Lincoln

Lincoln Police and Lancaster County Sheriff's investigators are looking for whoever may have stolen a trailer and set it on fire along 112th Street between "A" and Van Dorn Streets.   Police Officer Katie Flood says the trailer had been reported stolen Dec. 9 from outside a buisness in the 4400 block of South 8th Street.  

Old Technology Blamed For Bad Client Support Through ACCESSNebraska

A critical review of Nebraska's economic assistance application system blames 25 year old technology for delayed client support.  Fullerton Sen. Annette Dubas and the ACCESSNebraska Special Investigative Committee has released a report, pointed out state Health and Human Services employees aren't able to effectively maintain their workload, leaving many families struggling to access the help they need.

Keystone To Top Senate Agenda In January 2015

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Obama has resisted because of environmental concerns. 

Man Charged With First-Degree Murder For Shooting In Gibbon

Buffalo County SheriffThe Buffalo County Sheriff's Office says a 34-year-old man is facing a first degree murder charge after a shooting in the parking lot at Gibbon Pack. Angelo Bol was arrested after he shot 34-year-old Karel Perez-Almaguer on Monday, according to a deputy. The preliminary investigation revealed that Perez-Almaguer and Bol were familiar with each other.  (Photo courtesy:10/11 News)

High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Declining

The U.S. Geological Survey says groundwater levels are declining in an aquifer that serves parts of Nebraska and seven other states.  The USGS has released a report on changes in groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer, also known as the Ogallala Aquifer.