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Ricketts appoints Dawson as director of Behavioral Health division

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Seri Dawson, R.N. as Director for the Division of Behavioral Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Dawson has served as acting director. Dawson has served in other roles in DHHS, including Deputy Director of Community-Based Services, QI and Managed Care Administrator, Program Specialist, and Nurse Surveyor/Consultant. […]

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Man who led authorities on manhunt held on $1.5M bond

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A Falls City man who led authorities on a manhunt which ended in his arrest in Kansas has been formally charged with attempted second-degree murder. 34-year-old Desiderio Hernandez stands accused of shooting and wounding 31-year-old Joseph Debella, Jr. at a residence in Falls City August 5th. Debella remains in critical condition at Bryan West hospital […]

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Eppley Airfield adding non-stop flights

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Those flying out of Eppley Airfield in Omaha will soon have more options.   World Group’s Executive Vice President of Marketing Jeff Beals says airlines have added more non-stop flights in and out of Eppley which is good for business. On Monday, Allegiant announced they will add non-stop flights from Omaha to Orlando on November 5th. […]

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Woman pistol whipped during Omaha robbery

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Omaha police are searching for two men who pistol whipped and hit a woman several times during an armed robbery on Saturday. The employee was at Paycheck Advance on Saddle Creek Road. The woman was confronted by the two men when she opened the store. She was hit several times in the face when she […]

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Strength coach lauded for building team chemistry

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Mark Philipp brought a new philosophy and new enthusiasm to the Husker strength and conditioning program. Philipp spent the past two years on the staff at USC before being hired by Mike Riley and junior safety Nate Gerry says his impact at Nebraska was immediate. “I like the way he interacts with us. He sees […]

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“Topping-off” ceremony at new UNMC cancer center

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The final beams in the framework of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center are now in place. A “topping off” ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon on the new 10 story, $323-million facility. Dr. Nicholas Woods says it will be a huge benefit to conduct research in the […]

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Struggling Storm Chasers blanked again

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The Omaha Storm Chasers were shut out for the third time in the last four games, with  a 5-0 loss to the Memphis Redbirds in Werner Park. The loss was the  fifth straight and the eighth defeat in the last ten games for the Chasers, who have scored only one run in their last 40 […]

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Injuries force Huskers to adjust

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The Nebraska football team practiced in full pads for the first time on Thursday night and coach Mike Riley had to adjust his practice plan due to several minor injuries. Riley says he wanted to use two fields to get plenty of repetition but the Huskers used just one field instead. “It really limits the […]

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Nebraska Artifact Show is set for August 22nd

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There will be 100 tables of prehistoric artifacts on display in Seward on August 22nd for the 11th annual Nebraska Artifact Show. Kevin Hammond is the president of the Nebraska Archaeological Society and says several organizations are taking part to make the event a success including the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Midwest Archaeological Center […]

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Skin doctor says “sunburn art” fad can’t fade fast enough

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A summertime fad known as “sunburn art” is catching on with some Nebraskans and it’s gaining ground through social media. People place stickers on their skin, go outside and intentionally get sunburned, then peel off the stickers and take selfies for Facebook to show off the contrasting red and white patterns on their skin. Doctor […]

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How insurers determine auto premium rates

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Just because you are a good driver doesn’t mean you will get a big cut on your auto insurance rate. Ken Davidson is an insurance industry expert and says companies in Nebraska and every other state take many factors into consideration. Davidson says, “One of the items they use is insurance scoring. It isn’t the […]

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School starting early for some Nebraska districts

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School bells at some Nebraska schools are already ringing and it is only the second week in August. It seems schools start earlier and earlier every year. Elkhorn Public Schools started Monday and Superintendent Steve Baker says there are several reasons why the need to start school well before Labor Day.  Baker says one piece […]

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Full pads to give defense first test

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When the Nebraska football team returns to the practice field on Tuesday night it will be the Huskers first workout in full pads. Defensive coordinator Mark Banker says to this point practice has been in shoulder pads and helmets but several newcomers have been impressive. Banker says even though it is early in camp the […]

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Congressman Fortenberry says trade important for Nebraska

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry defends Congressional action to make it easier for the president to negotiate trade deals with other countries. Fortenberry says he understands why some people are suspicious about the measure. “Look, trade is a mixed bag for America. Let’s be honest. It’s very important in Nebraska. It is very helpful to our agricultural […]

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Huskers want more big plays from passing game

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As the Nebraska football team returns to the practice field offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says he will be looking for more big plays out of the passing game. It is an area that struggled during the opening week of camp.   “I think we have run the ball relatively well and we have worked on […]

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