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Take it easy on the alcohol tonight, stay out of the ER

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One of the busiest places on New Year’s Eve is the local emergency room. Dr. Adrian Dreessen is the director of emergency services at CHI Health Lakeside Hospital in Omaha and says they see a lot of injuries and illness that are alcohol related. “We often see people who overindulge and it can create problems […]

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Spike in cases leads CDC to declare flu an epidemic

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The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention officially declared the flu an epidemic. Dr. Julia Hong with Boys Town Pediatrics agrees saying she has seen a big increase in the number of confirmed cases of influenza in the past two weeks. Boys Town Pediatrics reminds and encourages parents to schedule their child’s flu vaccine if […]

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Number of jobs in Nebraska to top 1 million in 2015

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Nebraska expects to produce a record number of jobs in 2015 as the state economy continues to expand. Projections foresee the number of jobs in Nebraska topping one million for the first time, at 1.1 million. Gov. Dave Heineman credits a broad approach to economic development for the milestone. “We’re moving in the right direction […]

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Bitter cold has Nebraska in its grip

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Nebraska wakes up to bitter cold temperatures again this morning. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for western Nebraska. An advisory remains in effect for the central and eastern portions of the state. It should be sunny for this last day of 2014 with the highs ranging from 15 to 19. […]

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Janning leads the way as Creighton women hoops top Georgetown

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Marissa Janning led all scorers with 21 points as the Creighton women’s basketball team dropped Georgetown, 76-61, on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The win pushed the Bluejays to 8-5 on the season and evened their BIG EAST record at 1-1. Georgetown, meanwhile, fell to 2-11 overall and 0-1 in conference play. The game was a series […]

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Grand finale of Omaha Holiday Lights Festival tonight

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The grand finale to Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival will be New Year’s Eve at the Gene Leahy Mall at 14th and Farnam Street. Executive Director of the Downtown Omaha INC. Foundation Mark Nichols says the tradition continues and their fireworks spectacular will start at 7 pm. Nichols says the early hour is to make this […]

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USDA predicts meat prices will continue to rise

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For many Nebraska families the price of meat is taking a bigger bite out of the weekly food budget. United States Department of Agriculture economist Annemarie Kuhns says that trend will continue in 2015.  She is predicting a 4 1/2% to 5 1/2% increase for both beef and pork in the year ahead. Kuhns says […]

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Nebraska surgeon sees great promise with innovative knee surgery

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A Nebraska surgeon has performed a ground-breaking knee-replacement surgery that appears to allow for greater mobility and quicker patient recovery. Faith Regional Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Smith is pioneering the surgery in Norfolk. Smith says using the Vanguard XP Preserving Knee Implant requires surgeons to replace fewer ligaments. “The advance is that your knee […]

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Huskers Randy Gregory to forgo senior season and enter NFL Draft

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Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory will forgo his senior season with the Huskers and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.  Gregory is projected by most mock drafts at this point to be a top-5 pick in the draft.   The 6-6 240 pound Gregory was a first-team all-Big Ten selection this year leading the Huskers with […]

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Police advise to ring in the New Year with fireworks, not gunfire

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Many Nebraskans will ring in the New Year with fireworks, but Omaha Police Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says celebratory gunfire remains a big problem in many areas. Sadly, it can often have tragic results when innocent people are hit by the bullets and injured or killed. The reality is that any bullet discharged from […]

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Lt. Gov-elect Foley hopes to use Auditor experience in new role (AUDIO)

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Lt. Governor-elect Mike Foley says he hopes to use his experience as State Auditor in his new role. Foley says the administration of Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts will closely scrutinize the Department of Health and Human Services as it looks to streamline state government. “There are a lot of vulnerable Nebraskans who deserve the services provided […]

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Health insurance cooperative suspended in Nebraska

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A cooperative health insurance company set up under rules created by the federal health insurance law has been ordered to quit writing policies in Nebraska. State Insurance Director Bruce Ramge says the Nebraska Department of Insurance suspended CoOportunity Health after the Iowa Department of Insurance took over the cooperative. “After they issued the order of […]

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Omaha Mavericks fall in final non-conference test at Chicago State

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The Omaha men’s basketball team dropped its final test before conference play begins later this week, falling 69-66 to Chicago State at Jones Convocation Center on Monday night. The Mavericks are now 6-6 (0-0 Summit League) on the season, while the Cougars improved to 4-11 (0-0 WAC). Junior guard Marcus Tyus led UNO with a […]

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