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New-tech way to call for help sees successful first year

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The Text-to-911 service in Buffalo County is marking a full year of operation. Debuting last January, the service is intended to help people in situations where a phone call could put them in further danger. Communications Supervisor Lieutenant Robert Tubbs, with the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, says the majority of emergency calls still come from […]

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Southern Nebraska buried in snow

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Southern Nebraska got buried in snow as another winter storm hit the state. The storm, predicted to hit Lincoln then travel to southeastern Nebraska, barely nicked the city, but it dumped more than nine inches of snow on Fairbury. Heavy snowfall was also reported this morning along the Nebraska-Kansas border with eight inches of snow […]

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Slick conditions cause fatal wreck in central Nebraska

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A Grand Island man was killed in a traffic crash northwest of Grand Island when a SUV lost control on a snow-covered roadway, crossed the center line, and struck his car head-on. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office reports 43-year-old Leopoldo Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene, Highway 2 and Schauppsville Road near Cairo. According […]

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Nebraska Chief Justice says progress has been made on juvenile issues (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Chief Justice Mike Heavican, in his annual State of the Judiciary address, told lawmakers strides have been made in juvenile justice. Heavican, delivering his 9th annual address to the Unicameral, emphasized progress in helping troubled juveniles and vulnerable adults, as he stated the courts take the state motto – Equality Before the Law – […]

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Nebraska State Patrol will speed up work in a new crime lab

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A new crime lab should help the Nebraska State Patrol process evidence faster. Superintendent Bradley Rice says they hope to reduce turnaround time with the new equipment and procedures. “In some cases, about a four week turnaround, which would be excellent,” Rice says. “Think about how much work that the staff here is going to […]

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Rural Mainstreet Index drops along with the stock market

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The latest Rural Mainstreet Index fell for the fifth straight month and is at the lowest level since August of 2009. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss conducts the survey of bank CEO’s in rural areas of ten states that include Nebraska. He says that number keeps going down. The index was 41.5 in December to […]

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Kearney psychiatrist on probation for failing to pay taxes

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A Kearney psychiatrist has been placed on probation and ordered to provide free services after being convicted of failing to pay more than $131,000 in federal payroll taxes. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 70-year-old Dr. Reynaldo De Los Angeles has been sentenced in United States District Court in Lincoln to serve five years’ probation and […]

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Daily flights from Omaha to LA start this summer

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There will soon be another option for Nebraskans wanting to fly to Los Angeles. Chris Martin is the director of Airline Affairs and Airport Operations at Eppley Airfield in Omaha and says American Airlines announced daily non-stop flights to Los Angeles starting on June 2nd. Martin says this is a very important addition to their […]

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Nebraska Congressman vows to keep fighting WOTUS (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says it’s important to keep up the fight against the Waters of the United States rule, even if President Barack Obama supports the EPA initiative. Congressman Adrian Smith says he expected President Obama to veto the resolution opposing the EPA expansion of the Clean Water Act, known as the Waters of the […]

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Shields big night leads the Huskers to an upset over Michigan State

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Shavon Shields matched his season high with 28 points, including 19 in the second half, as Nebraska picked up its fourth straight win, a 72-71 win over No. 11 Michigan State at the Breslin Center Wednesday evening. Shields was spectacular, hitting 12-of-20 shots from the field to lead three Huskers in double figures. Shields, who […]

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Shepard leads the way as Nebraska women hold off Purdue

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Nebraska made a huge defensive stand in the final 13 seconds, holding Purdue without a clean shot attempt to escape from Mackey Arena with a 62-61 women’s basketball win on Wednesday night. The Huskers, who improved to 13-5 overall and 4-3 in the Big Ten, notched their fourth consecutive victory while handing first-place Purdue its […]

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Nebraska adds future football series with Oklahoma and Arizona

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The University of Nebraska has agreed to four marquee non-conference football games against Power Five opponents. The Huskers have finalized contracts to play two games against the University of Oklahoma and two games with the University of Arizona. “We are pleased to finalize agreements with two outstanding programs for future non-conference contests,” Nebraska Director of […]

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Nebraska attorney general wants to reduce prescription drug abuse

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Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is backing a legislative proposal to fight prescription drug abuse. He says the state is one of two that does not have a mandatory prescription monitoring program. “It allows pharmacies to see whether or not a person is, basically, doctor shopping and taking prescriptions for a variety of different drugs […]

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Nebraska attorney general wants to reduce prescription drug abuse

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Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is backing a legislative proposal to fight prescription drug abuse. He says the state is one of two that does not have a mandatory prescription monitoring program. “It allows pharmacies to see whether or not a person is, basically, doctor shopping and taking prescriptions for a variety of different drugs […]

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