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Winter storm shuts down I-80 in central Nebraska

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Heavy snow has combined with high winds to create hazardous driving conditions through nearly all of Nebraska, prompting the closing of I-80 in the heart of the state. The Nebraska State Patrol reports dangerous driving conditions throughout the state. The Nebraska Department of Roads has closed a portion of I-80, from Elm Creek to Utica. […]

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Winter storm belts Nebraska

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It might have come a bit later than expected, but a winter snow storm has hit Nebraska The intensity and the amount of snow falling depends on where you live. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for southwest, central, and northeast Nebraska. A winter storm warning is in effect for western Nebraska; […]

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Winter storm will hit some parts of Nebraska harder than others

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This winter storm could hit some areas of Nebraska much harder than others. State climatologist Ken Dewey with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says the strength of this storm is the key and he calls is a very powerful storm. “So this will be a system that’s typical of our March blizzards in Nebraska where the […]

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Nebraska State Patrol warns drivers to stay off roads during winter storm

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If you have to drive during the winter storm, the Nebraska State Patrol wants you to be prepared. Spokesperson Deb Collins says there will be extremely dangerous road conditions, so it’s best to stay off the roads. If you have to go out, she says to use main roads whenever possible and take your time. […]

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USDA to grant millions for wetlands mitigation banks

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is announcing that $9-million is available for farmers in Nebraska and elsewhere to set up agriculture-only Wetlands Mitigation Banks. Vilsack says the mitigation banks that exist now give an advantage to big developers over individual farmers. “Several states have begun the process of establishing agriculture-only mitigation banks that are available […]

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Lawsuit against death penalty petition tossed

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A Nebraska judge has thrown out a lawsuit attempting to get the death penalty thrown off the November ballot. Lancaster County District Judge Lori Maret dismissed the lawsuit which claimed supporters of the initiative petition that placed capital punishment on the ballot failed to disclose Gov. Pete Ricketts as a sponsor. The governor and his […]

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Sen. Fischer writes VA Sec. McDonald about Lincoln VA campus

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer has written Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, asking him to resolve issues holding up the re-development of the Lincoln VA campus. Fischer says new federal regulations have stalled an already prolonged process. “The VA’s last-minute requirements and failure to engage with Nebraska developers has really put this project in jeopardy,” […]

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Husker women prepare for Penn State

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team will try to start a new winning streak at home against Penn State on Tuesday night. The Huskers had their six game winning streak stopped with a loss at Rutgers and will be looking for the season sweep against the Nittany Lions. Natalie Romeo had 32 points as Nebraska won […]

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Nebraskans preparing for major winter storm – blizzard

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Nebraskans are urged to prepare for a powerful winter storm. Corey Mead is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Omaha and says it was already snowing in southwest and central Nebraska at 10 a.m. That system will continue to move to the northeast. Mead says, “The band of heaviest snow is expected to […]

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Man shot and killed after helping break up fight in Lincoln

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Lincoln police say a man who helped break up a fight between a man and a woman at an apartment complex was shot and killed when the man returned with a gun and started shooting Sunday morning. Dead is 25-year-old Joshua Hartwig. Assistant Police Chief Brian Jackson has told reporters the man and woman had […]

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Complaints over Omaha snow removal linger as next storm moves in

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There have been a lot of complaints over the past few weeks about Omaha’s snow removal. A major street had to be shut down two weeks ago and crews brought in to clear it during rush hour.  Mayor Jean Stothert says they are coming up with a new strategy. Omaha has been using the same […]

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Plenty of warning for winter storm helps Nebraska Emergency Management Agency prepare

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The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is coordinating the state’s response to the winter storm. Jodie Fawl, public information officer, says blizzards are nothing new for the state, and they are keeping in touch with the National Weather Service and local emergency management officials. “So, if there were issues in any county across the state, those […]

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