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Winter hits Nebraska hard on Thanksgiving, begins to loosen grip

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Winter hit Nebraska hard on Thanksgiving. A mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow fell throughout the state as temperatures steadily dropped throughout the day. The winter storm has passed through the state for the most part. The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly cloudy day today with a slight chance of light snow in […]

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Sen. Fischer sticks with call to halt Syrian refugee program (AUDIO)

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer sticks with her call to halt the Syrian refugee program until it is thoroughly reviewed. Fischer calls for a pause to the Syrian refugee program, saying there should be zero tolerance for risk. “I think a good review of those procedures is important, because we have to determine if they […]

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University of Nebraska officials hope to avoid MU-type protests

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University of Nebraska officials hope to prevent the disruptions that have occurred on campuses throughout the country from happening on the Lincoln campus. UNL Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Juan Franco, says university officials try to keep communication lines open, both formally with different groups and informally in one-on-one discussions with students. “We try to […]

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What Nebraska shoppers need to look for when buying an extended warranty

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Many will be hitting Black Friday sales today and at the top of the list is electronics. Then at the checkout, they will be asked if they want to buy the extended protection plan. Creighton University Professor of Statistics and Analytics William Duckworth has done the homework for you and reviewed the plans of twelve […]

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SCC to offer classes at state prison in Lincoln

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Southeast Community College plans to provide a limited number of courses for inmates at the state penitentiary in Lincoln starting next year. SCC Vice President of Instruction Dennis Headrick says the school was approached by Nebraska Correctional Industries in July, the entity that employs inmates. “We’ve looked at some of the things they’re doing in […]

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Huskers host Hawkeyes in Black Friday showdown

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Nebraska closes out the regular season by hosting fourth ranked Iowa and there is plenty on the line for both teams. The Hawkeyes are fourth ranked in the latest College Football Playoff rankings and stands 11-0 for the first time in school history. For the Huskers a victory would be their second in three games over a […]

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Former state senator dies in central Nebraska wreck

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A former state senator has died in a car wreck in central Nebraska. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office reports 91-year-old Howard Lamb died from injuries sustained when his pick-up collided with a semi tractor-trailer south of Broken Bow. Lamb, who lived in Anselmo, was traveling on Nebraska 21 early Monday afternoon when he turned into […]

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Husker Coach Riley has little to say in wake of dismissal of rape allegation (AUDIO)

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Head Husker Football Coach Mike Riley had little to say in wake of an announcement by authorities that no criminal charges will be filed in connection with the allegation that a woman was raped at a home shared by three of his players. The University of Nebraska Athletic Department issued a short statement, saying there […]

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Unwelcomed: winter weather coming to Nebraska this Thanksgiving

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Wicker winter weather will be an uninvited guest this Thanksgiving. State Climatologist Ken Dewey with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says Nebraska will soon get a real taste of winter. “Cold air has been held up in Canada all fall so there’s a lot of supply of cold air up there. And, when it plunges south […]

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Huskers hope to prove themselves against Iowa

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A roller coaster season could end on a high note for Nebraska when the Huskers host fourth ranked Iowa. Sitting a 3-6 at the beginning of the month the Huskers have won two straight and can lock up a bowl bid with a victory over the unbeaten Hawkeyes. Junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong who says the […]

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NPPD customers will see stable power bills in 2016

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Retail electric customers of Nebraska Public Power District have reason to be thankful. There will be no overall retail rate increase for residential or business customers for at least another year, according to NPPD spokesman Clint Przymus. “It’s the third year in a row that we’ve been able to hold our costs down and offer […]

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Holiday Lights Festival kicks off in Omaha tonight

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A Thanksgiving tradition continues in Omaha as the city officially kicks off the Holiday Lights Festival. Thousands of people will gather at the Gene Leahy Mall at 14th and Farnam Streets downtown for the official lighting ceremony. Mayor Jean Stothert will throw the switch on hundreds of thousands of white lights at 6:30 p.m. Marc […]

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Gov. Ricketts: President Obama needs to talk to governors about refugee program

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Gov. Pete Ricketts doesn’t see a need for legislation to address concerns about the Syrian refugee program. “Well, I don’t think there necessarily needs to be a bill if the administration would just work with us,” Ricketts tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. Ricketts participated in a […]

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