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Third lake death reported in Nebraska this weekend

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Nebraska authorities report a third person has drowned in Nebraska over the weekend. Jefferson County officials say 32-year-old Christopher Troxel of Fairbury drowned while swimming at the Fairbury Dam. The Hebron Volunteer Fire Department Dive Team helped find Troxel’s body Sunday afternoon under the dam’s power house. According to Jefferson County, rescue crews responded shortly […]

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Rollover crash near Kearney kills O’Neill man

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Authorities say a 20-year-old O’Neill man died in a rollover crash on Interstate 80 on Sunday night near Kearney. Brady Wakefield was driving westbound around 7 p.m. about three miles west of Kearney when he lost control of his pickup. Authorities say Wakefield lost control due to a blown tire. The pickup rolled into the […]

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UNL report predicts drastic drop in farm income for 2015

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Nebraska’s farm income is forecast to drop as much as 45% this year, according to a report from the Bureau of Business research at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. UNL Extension Public Policy Specialist Brad Lubben says while the drop is substantial from 2013 to this year, farmers saw record income levels before that. “We do have […]

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Man drowns in Branched Oak Lake

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A 67-year-old Crete man has drowned in Branched Oak Lake. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports a family member noticed Guerrero Perales had not returned after swimming near the buoy line at the Area 10 beach Saturday night. The family called 911 around 8:30pm Saturday, according to Game and Parks. Dive teams could not […]

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Oregon woman dies after falling into Nebraska lake

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A 74-year-old Oregon woman has died after slipping off a dock at a northeast Nebraska lake and falling into the water. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has not released the name of the woman from Oakland, Oregon. According to Game and Parks, witnesses report the woman was boating with her family at Willow Creek […]

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Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge turns video star

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The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge that spans the Missouri River from Nebraska into Iowa is now a video star. Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau spokesperson Deborah Ward says “Bob” is a one-of-a-kind bridge that is full of friendly Midwestern self-confidence so they decided to give him a voice and share his point of view through […]

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More pre-season honors for Collins

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Nebraska junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins continues to roll up the preseason honors. The Kansas City native has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The Outland Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top interior lineman, while the Nagurski Trophy is presented to the nation’s top defensive […]

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Omaha native gets taste of PGA Tour

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Former Omaha Creighton Prep standout Carson Schaake struggled with his putting and shot a four-over-par 75 Thursday in the first round of the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic. Schaake is one of three amateurs in the field and received a sponsor’s exemption into the tournament. The University of Iowa junior needed 35 putts, including a 3-putt on […]

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Storm Chasers hold off Iowa rally

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The Omaha Storm Chasers survived a scare in the ninth inning, but held on to a 7-5 win over the Iowa Cubs for their fifth straight victory. The Storm Chasers nearly gave up the lead in the final frame. Entering the ninth with a 7-4 advantage, the Omaha defense had three errors and allowed one […]

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Lincoln strikes early in win at Sioux Falls

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The Lincoln Saltdogs scored a pair of runs in the first inning and made them hold up in a 2-1 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries on Thursday night. Curt Smith hit a sacrifice fly and Mike Gilmartin scored on a throwing error following a Jeremy Hamilton single to give Lincoln the early 2-0 lead. […]

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Drums Across Nebraska set for Monday

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The 2015 edition of Drums Across Nebraska is Monday, July 13th at Heedum Field on the Midland University Campus in Fremont. Wade Kellett is the executive director of the Railmen Drum and Bugle Corps of Omaha and says participating corps include the Blue Knights from Denver, the Cascades from Seattle, the Mandarins from Sacramento, the […]

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Archway marks 15th anniversary with weekend celebration

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The Archway near Kearney is celebrating 15 years and one-point-five million visitors with a birthday party this weekend. The monument to westward expansion that spans 310 feet over Interstate 80 will host a variety of special events on Saturday to mark the anniversary. Spokesman Jace Robinson says there will be arcade games, model railroading, food […]

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State to launch new program this fall to help job seekers

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Job seekers in Nebraska will be required in the future to enroll in an individualized re-employment plan to remain eligible for benefits. Governor Pete Ricketts says it changes the state’s unemployment system into a re-employment system. “One of the key features of that is, the folks who are on unemployment insurance, those applicants, will get […]

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UNMC College of Allied Health Professionals

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Another milestone today at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The UNMC School of Allied Health Professions is now the College of Allied Health Professions. Dr. Kyle Meyer is the senior associate dean and says this is more than just a name change. Dr. Meyer says, “UNMC is advancing our school to a […]

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Court process for a child charged with a serious crime

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A 12 year old murder suspect being held in Minneapolis waived extradition back to Nebraska to face charges. Jerrell Milton was arrested Tuesday night and will be charged in the shooting death of a man last week in northeast Omaha. James Martin Davis is an Omaha defense attorney and says this isn’t the first time […]

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