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VA will hear more on possible closing of hospital used by Nebraska veterans (AUDIO)

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More time has been given for public comment on a plan by the Veterans Administration to close a VA hospital used by western Nebraska veterans. Public comment will be taken until February 5th on a proposal to close the Black Hills Health Care System in Hot Springs, South Dakota. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer joined delegates […]

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Manslaughter conviction in fatal wreck thrown out by Nebraska Supreme Court

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A manslaughter conviction has been thrown out by the Nebraska Supreme Court, which has ruled that a dump truck driver from Cook cannot be convicted of a felony in a 2012 fatal crash. Lyle Carmen had been cited for driving too fast and following too closely in the fatal wreck that killed a Kearney woman. […]

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Trucks collide at I-80 rest area, killing two

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Two men from Iowa died in a two-vehicle accident early Sunday morning on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says the accident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. when an eastbound semi-trailer attempted to enter a rest area exit but, was unable to make it and merged at a slow speed back into […]

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Medical marijuana backers ready to lobby Nebraska lawmakers

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Supporters of medical marijuana in Nebraska are preparing to make their case before legislators in the Unicameral next month. Ben Marksmeier of Wisner lost a leg in a roadside bombing in Iraq while serving with the Nebraska National Guard in 2006. Marksmeier says he was prescribed and used other opiate medications in the past but […]

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Huskers headed to Foster Farms

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Nebraska has accepted an invitation to play the UCLA Bruins in the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s Statium on Saturday, December 26th. It will be the Huskers first appearance in the Foster Farms Bowl and Nebraska’s seventh all-time bowl trip to California. UCLA will come into the Foster Farms Bowl with an 8-4 record, including […]

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Vast majority of Nebraska schools score well under new criteria

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Most Nebraska public schools are doing well under new accountability criteria. State Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt gives a positive assessment of school quality in releasing the new accountability formula. “We believe that schools generally in Nebraska are good,” Blomstedt tells reporters during a news conference. “However, we have schools that fall into ‘needs improvement’ in […]

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Eight years since Von Maur shooting tragedy

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There was a lot of excitement in Omaha on the morning of December 5, 2007. President George Bush was in the city and visited a health care center and attended a fundraiser for then U-S Senator Mike Johanns. Life was just getting back to normal when tragedy struck just after 1:30 p.m. Fred Wilson was […]

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Eight years since Von Maur shooting tragedy

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There was a lot of excitement in Omaha on the morning of December 5, 2007. President George Bush was in the city and visited a health care center and attended a fundraiser for then U-S Senator Mike Johanns. Life was just getting back to normal when tragedy struck just after 1:30 p.m. Fred Wilson was […]

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Huskers will discover destination on Sunday

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Nebraska will discover its bowl destination on Sunday and the Foster Farms Bowl and the Armed Forces Bowl are the likely destinations. The Foster Farms Bowl will be played on December 26th in Santa Clara, California, against a Pac-12 opponent while the December 29th Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, would feature a team […]

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Thousands expected at Sunday’s Family Festival in Omaha

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Thousands are expected to attend the Wells Fargo Family Festival in downtown Omaha on Sunday. The event is part of Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival and has become a tradition for many families from several states. The festival features free attractions and special programs at six venues. The W. Dale Clark Library downtown is partnering with […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 12/04/2015

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  Greg Akagi talks with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Elect at the Kansas Livestock Association Convention in Wichita.   […]

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Man killed, deputy wounded in western Nebraska shootout

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A man has been killed and a deputy seriously injured in a shootout in western Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 66-year-old Neil Stretesky of Big Springs was shot and killed during an altercation with Deuel County Sheriff’s deputies who were attempting to serve arrest warrants out of Sedgwick, CO and Keith County, NE. 52-year-old […]

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