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KETV NewsWatch 7

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Past articles by David:

Bacon's chief of staff wants you to know about living liver donations

'That can save someone's life," says Mark Dreiling, who's recovering from a liver transplant → Read More

Herbster's court absence: Attorneys battle over defamation case

Lawyers for state Sen. Julie Slama sought to force Herbster to sit for deposition → Read More

Judge issues order that removes hurdle for medical marijuana ballot initiative

Federal judge calls argument from Nebraska's Secretary of State 'eye-brow raising' → Read More

Nebraska mine could be nation's second-largest rare earth deposit

Geological study shows Elk Creek mine in southeast Nebraska has huge supply of material critical to EVs, renewable energy technology → Read More

Sarpy treasurer race features interim office holder and man he replaced

Trace Jones wants to take 'interim' off his title, Brian Zuger wants his old job back → Read More

If you're a non-partisan, you don't get a choice in the GOP governor's primary

Non-partisans shut out of 'closed primary,' need to keep some dates in mind if they want a say → Read More

Omaha metro needs $200 million a year for affordable housing

"Most of us ... are a paycheck away from housing instability," says Meridith Dillon of Front Porch Investments → Read More

1 in 4 Omaha households are in unaffordable housing

Feds, financial planners define 'affordable' housing as costing a third or less of income → Read More

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has a lot at stake after conviction

Jeff Fortenberry has not commented publicly since speaking outside the courthouse after the verdict. His spokesperson says he needs some time with his family. → Read More

Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry convicted for lying to FBI

The verdict is in. A federal jury in Los Angeles finds Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry guilty of three felony counts for lying to the FBI about a 2016 foreign campaign contribution. → Read More

Defense for Jeff Fortenberry sought to have case thrown out before opening its case

The government has rested its case against Jeff Fortenberry — but not before the final witness was grilled by defense attorneys. Lawyers for the Congressman are trying to show the investigation was a set up. → Read More

Prosecutors: 2019 interview shows Jeff Fortenberry lying to FBI

Prosecutors got to the heart of their case Tuesday morning in federal court — that Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry lied to the FBI about his knowledge of foreign money that came from a 2016 fundraiser in Los Angeles. → Read More

Defense argues Jeff Fortenberry didn't need foreign campaign contributions

During cross-examination of the FBI agent Friday, defense attorneys were trying to make the point that Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry wouldn’t have needed the $30,000 for foreign donors in Los Angeles — because he had plenty of cash on hand. → Read More

Opening statements in Jeff Fortenberry's corruption trial

Attorneys for the government and defense made opening statements on Thursday morning in the corruption trial of Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. → Read More

Prospective jurors quizzed about political bias in Jeff Fortenberry trial

Jury selection proceeds slowly as Nebraska Congressman goes on trial in Los Angeles → Read More

Omaha company, UNO researchers developing self-pacing treadmill

You can run for miles on a treadmill without really going anywhere. But some researchers at UNO think they have technology that will help treadmills sprint into the future — with a self-pacing feature. → Read More

Jeff Fortenberry loses bid to move federal trial to Nebraska

A federal judge in California has denied a motion by Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry to move Fortenberry's trial to Nebraska. → Read More

When will post office bear name of WWII hero? Faster if Sasse would sponsor bill, Bacon says

Senator's staff says he 'looks forward to supporting' measure when it makes the floor → Read More

Hagel says Russian invasion will 'affect the whole world'

"If you appease him now, Putin, you're going to set yourself up for more problems," the former defense secretary said. → Read More

Brad Ashford, former Congressman, says he has brain cancer

"A little brain cancer," Ashford wrote. "I promise I will do everything I possibly can do to encourage our community to work to work together for the common good." → Read More