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Two people die in Cass County crash

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Authorities have identified the two people killed in a car crash Tuesday in eastern Nebraska. Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash which likely happened sometime before 6 a.m. The car — which landed upside down in a bean field — wasn’t discovered until shortly before 5 p.m. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department […]

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Car lovers cruise Kearney for five-day festival

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A festival focused on shiny automobiles opens today in Kearney. Brad Kernick is chairman of the 28th Annual Cruise Nite, which has expanded from just one night to five full days. The main events are centered around 600-plus custom and classic vehicles that will line the town’s streets. “Cruise Night has evolved into five days […]

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Congressman Smith “skeptical” about Iranian nuclear deal

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Congressman Adrian Smith isn’t ready to rejoice after the United States, along with other countries, reached an agreement with Iran to slow its nuclear program. Smith worries Iran won’t live up to the bargain. “I’m skeptical and it goes back to that old line of we can trust, but we also need to verify,” Smith […]

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Ashford pushes bill arising in wake of Officer Kerrie Orozco death

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Congressman Brad Ashford is attempting to address a problem that has arisen in wake of the death of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco. Orozco married a citizen of Mexico in 2011. While Hector Orozco has legal status, he is not a citizen. Ashford will propose a bill that would allow the surviving spouses of first-responders […]

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Keeping cool and avoiding heat related illness

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Hospital emergency rooms have been busy treating people impacted by this heat spell. Linda Sather is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing and says there are things you can do to protect yourself from a heat related illness. Sather says first you need to wear light colored clothing […]

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Man arrested for selling stolen property

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 Sioux City man made the trip to La Vista to sell camera equipment he advertised on Craigslist. La Vista Police Chief Bob Lausten says there was one big problem – the equipment had been stolen. Chief Lausten says last May a man from California was staying at a hotel in La Vista and a bag […]

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One dies, one injured after blown tire causes pick-up wreck on I-80

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One person died, another suffered injury, after a tire on a pick-up blew, causing a crash Sunday evening on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. 20-year-old Brady Wakefield of O’Neill, the driver of the pick-up, died in the accident. A passenger, 58-year-old Jeff Hoier of Herman, was injured. According to the accident report, Wakefield was driving […]

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Sasse accuses Obama Administration of taking data breach too lightly (AUDIO)

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United States Senator Ben Sasse sees the recent federal data breach as much more serious than other cyber-crimes and says the Obama Administration isn’t doing enough to address it. Sasse had a two-word statement when he learned the head of the Office of Personnel Management had resigned in wake of the hack attack that stole […]

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Workshops to help new home buyers planned in O’Neill

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Buying a home is a process many people go through, but few people fully understand. A non-profit group that serves 17 counties in central and north-central Nebraska is hosting home-buying workshops this month. Melissa Krysl, with Central Nebraska Housing Developers, says the workshops will cover the process from start to finish. Krysl says, “We talk […]

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Farmland values dip over the past year

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Big jumps in farmland values seem to be ending in Nebraska; at least, somewhat. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Farm Real Estate Market Survey discloses a two percent drop overall in agricultural land values. The survey covers the 12-month period which ended February 1st. UNL Extension educator Jim Jansen explain that “average” doesn’t tell the whole […]

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West-central Nebraska motorcyclist dies in fatal Wyoming crash

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A west-central Nebraska motorcyclist has been killed in Wyoming after hitting a deer on the highway. Wyoming authorities report 58-year-old Meddi Cote died at a Wyoming hospital from injuries suffered in the wreck. A passenger, 57-year-old Joyce Cote, was also taken to the hospital in Douglas, Wyoming for treatment. According to Wyoming law enforcement, Cote […]

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Nebraska will visit Villanova and host Miami

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A game against defending Big East champion Villanova and home contests against Miami and Rhode Island highlight next season’s non-conference scheduled for the Nebraska men’s basketball team. Nebraska will open its 120th season of basketball on Saturday, November 14th, against Mississippi Valley State, as both the Husker men and women will open the 2015-16 season […]

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Husker women release non-conference slate

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team released a13-game regular-season non-conference schedule that features 11 home non-conference contests to tip-off its third season at Pinnacle Bank Arena. One of the marquee home games for the 2015-16 non-conference season was previously announced with Nebraska’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup against North Carolina State on Wednesday, December third. The Huskers […]

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Sale of “Kerrie On” t-shirts nets bundle for family of slain officer

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The family of fallen Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco is being given a check for $215,000 from the sale of “Kerrie On” t-shirts. The 14,000-plus t-shirts were printed by Ideal Images of Omaha where president Peter McCann says he’s amazed at how quickly they sold. McCann says, “In all honesty, my goal was 10,000 so […]

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Two division directors for DHHS appointed

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced the appointment of two division directors within the Department of Health and Human Services. Doug Weinberg of Fishers, Indiana, has been appointed director of the Division of Children and Family Services. Weinberg worked as consultant to for-profit, non-profit, and government sector agencies. Weinberg also worked in Indiana state government, serving […]

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