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Husker women prepare for Penn State

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team will try to start a new winning streak at home against Penn State on Tuesday night. The Huskers had their six game winning streak stopped with a loss at Rutgers and will be looking for the season sweep against the Nittany Lions. Natalie Romeo had 32 points as Nebraska won […]

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Nebraskans preparing for major winter storm – blizzard

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Nebraskans are urged to prepare for a powerful winter storm. Corey Mead is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Omaha and says it was already snowing in southwest and central Nebraska at 10 a.m. That system will continue to move to the northeast. Mead says, “The band of heaviest snow is expected to […]

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Man shot and killed after helping break up fight in Lincoln

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Lincoln police say a man who helped break up a fight between a man and a woman at an apartment complex was shot and killed when the man returned with a gun and started shooting Sunday morning. Dead is 25-year-old Joshua Hartwig. Assistant Police Chief Brian Jackson has told reporters the man and woman had […]

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Complaints over Omaha snow removal linger as next storm moves in

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There have been a lot of complaints over the past few weeks about Omaha’s snow removal. A major street had to be shut down two weeks ago and crews brought in to clear it during rush hour.  Mayor Jean Stothert says they are coming up with a new strategy. Omaha has been using the same […]

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Plenty of warning for winter storm helps Nebraska Emergency Management Agency prepare

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The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is coordinating the state’s response to the winter storm. Jodie Fawl, public information officer, says blizzards are nothing new for the state, and they are keeping in touch with the National Weather Service and local emergency management officials. “So, if there were issues in any county across the state, those […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 02/01/2016

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  Agricultural law and tax specialist Roger McEowen looked at five recent court cases in Kansas and surrounding states…….including ruts […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 02/01/2016

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  Agricultural law and tax specialist Roger McEowen looked at five recent court cases in Kansas and surrounding states…….including ruts […]

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Genetics could control the spread of Eastern Redcedar in Nebraska

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The Eastern Redcedar tree has been moving into Nebraska pasture and grazing land as well as woodland areas at a faster rate over the past decade. Ritch Nelson, state wildlife biologist for the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service says it’s a problem, but they have ways of controlling it. “Fire is part of that toolbox, […]

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Nebraskans’ mental health, suicide rates still a concern

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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports one in 15 Nebraskans recently reported a major depressive episode in the past year. The data is from 2013, the most recent year that has figures available. DHHS Prevention Manager Renee Faber says many of those people had suicidal thoughts. She says that’s why having […]

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Snowstorms take toll on blood supplies, donors needed

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Severe winter weather has left blood supplies for many hospitals across the region at critically low levels. Katie Marshall, spokeswoman for the Midwest region of the American Red Cross, says there’s an “emergency need” for blood donors. “What we’re seeing at this point is that the blood that’s coming in is going out to hospitals […]

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Cold shooting plagues Creighton women

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The Creighton women’s basketball team was outscord by Gorgetown 17-5 in the second quarter in a 57-44 loss to the Hoyas in Big East action. The Bluejays could not overcome cold shooting in which they connected on only 25 percent from the field, including 22 percent from three point range. Sydney Lamberty led Creighton with […]

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Major winter storm could hit Nebraska early next week

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Get your snow shovels ready. It looks like a major snow event is headed our way.  Becky Kern is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Omaha and says they are watching a system that is now near Hawaii and another near Alaska. That system is expected to hit the west coast by Sunday […]

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Nebraska’s tax e-filing rate surpasses 90% participation

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This year’s e-file system is available for Nebraskans to get their state taxes done. Revenue Department Tax Specialist Dawn Holtmeier says NebFile is free to use and gets you a faster refund. “If all your income is from Nebraska, you’re a full year Nebraska resident, it’s a good option for you,” Holtmeier says. However, she […]

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