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Lawmakers consider higher cap on fee for cattle branding

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A measure to raise the cap on fees Nebraska ranchers pay to brand their cattle is being considered in the Unicameral. Brand Board member Joe Pongratz says the measure is being carried by Senator Al Davis and if approved, would -not- result in a fee increase for those using the program. “This won’t change anybody’s […]

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EPA review provides mixed results for Keystone XL (AUDIO)

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Now, the Environmental Protection Agency has weighed in as the State Department continues its review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline and the EPA letter has mixed results for TransCanada. In a letter to the State Department, the EPA notes TransCanada has made a commitment to be responsible for any clean-up should Keystone XL […]

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Former ConAgra executive convicted of stealing $600K from company

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A former executive with ConAgra Foods of Omaha has been sentenced to nearly three-and-a-half years in federal prison for embezzling $605,592.53 from the company. 44-year-old Donald James Wilson of Bothell, Washington will have to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term. He must also make restitution. Wilson served as Division Vice President […]

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Record number of twins at Nebraska Medicine’s NIC-U

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Doctors and nurses at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha have been busy over the past few weeks. Dr. Ann Anderson-Berry is a physician in their NIC-U unit and says matter of fact they have been seeing double.   Dr. Anderson-Berry says caring for seven sets of twins at the same time is a record for their unit. […]

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Whooping cough hitting eastern Nebraska

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Parts of east and southeast Nebraska are seeing an increase in the confirmed cases of whooping cough. Dr. Katie Vollmuth is a pediatrician at CHI Health – Alegent Creighton Clinic in Gretna and says whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is highly contagious. Dr. Vollmuth says it typically starts out as a cold. She says, […]

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Janning named BIG EAST Player of the Week

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Marissa Janning, the reigning BIG EAST Player of the Year and Preseason Player of the Year is starting to hit her stride this season and this weekend’s performances were no different.  The junior guard led the Bluejays to back-to-back wins by averaging 22 points, four rebounds, four assists and 3.5 steals, while shooting .519 from […]

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Weekend weather brings a brutal reminder that winter isn’t over (AUDIO)

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A brutal weekend storm reminds all of us that winter isn’t over and that travelers must be prepared. Captain Lance Rogers, Nebraska State Patrol Commander of Headquarters Troop-Lincoln, says the brutal blast of winter caught many drivers by surprise. A little preparation can make a big difference. “Always, of course, carry those emergency first aid […]

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More Nebraska farmers are becoming remote-control pilots with UAVs

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During the off-season this winter, some Nebraska farmers and ranchers will be kicking the figurative tires on unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, to help with their operations in the spring. Tom Junge, director of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, says the small remote-control vehicles essentially come in two types, those that fly like airplanes or […]

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Deadly weekend began before winter storm rolled in

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Lincoln police reported two traffic deaths prior to the winter storm slamming the city. Authorities say no charges will likely be filed against the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a 60-year-old man attempting to cross a major street in the city Saturday. According to police, Douglas Embree improperly tried to cross the […]

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Unadilla Bill predicts 6 more weeks of winter

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Unadilla Bill saw his shadow on Groundhog’s Day and according to legend that means six more weeks of winter. Bob Brandt is the director of Unadilla’s Central Groundhog Committee and says Bill, their stuffed groundhog, made that prediction at 7:35 this morning.  Brandt says Unadilla became the state’s Groundhog Day capitol back in 1988 by […]

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Winter weather causes two fatal accidents in Nebraska

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Icy conditions led to two fatal accidents in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a 30-year-old trucker lost control on Interstate 80 during the snow Sunday morning. His truck collided with another semi tractor-trailer on the interstate. That accident as well as numerous others snarled traffic through northern Lincoln Sunday morning from Northwest 48th Street […]

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Mid-America business index sees modest growth ahead

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January’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose slightly to 54.8 compared to December’s 54.4. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss conducts the monthly survey of business managers and expects modest growth in the months ahead due to slowing energy and agriculture sectors. Goss says drops in the energy sector will have an impact on employment numbers in […]

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Two former Huskers named to Pro Football Hall of Fame

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A pair of former Nebraska offensive line greats were among eight individuals selected to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2015 class of inductees.  Mick Tingelhoff was a standout center for the Minnesota Vikings following his Nebraska career, while Will Shields followed his Husker career by becoming a […]

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Creighton to induct four into Hall of Fame

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The Creighton University Athletic Hall of Fame will add four all-time greats to its ranks on April 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Omaha. This year’s inductees are former head men’s basketball coach Tony Barone as well as former student-athletes Chad McConnell (baseball), Tammy Nielsen Winkler (softball) and David Wright (men’s soccer), […]

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