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Nebraska teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

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A middle school teacher has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. 22-year-old Jackson Hedrick teaches social studies at Irving Middle School in the Lincoln Public School District. He has been placed on administrative le...

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Abortion clinics would face new regulations under bill

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A bill to increase state regulations of abortion clinics draws emotional testimony at the Capitol. The Judiciary Committee has heard testimony on a bill that would require abortion clinics be defined as ambulatory surgical centers. Greg Schleppenbach with the Nebraska Catholic Conference says abortion clinics must be equipped for emergencies. “The real potential for life-threatening […]

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Conference in Stuart to focus on rural “in-migration”

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Many rural Nebraska communities are seeing more young individuals and families exploring the possibility of returning to their hometowns. There are roadblocks though, which is why the Central Nebraska Economic Development District is hosting a conference next week to discuss topics to help those communities. Judy Peterson is district’s executive director and says this is […]

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Death investigation underway after body found below bridge

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An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death of a 56-year-old Yutan woman, found dead underneath a bridge just off Highway 92 on the eastside of Yutan. The Nebraska State Patrol identifies the woman as Nancy Cummins. The patrol will work with the Saunders County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of Cummins’ death. […]

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Facebook updates community standards

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There are new community standards for Facebook users. Omaha computer and technology expert Thor Schrock is the owner of Schrock Innovations and says the new rules help clarify what is and is not allowed. Schrock says, “”The trouble is what Facebook does is they don’t actually actively police their users. They wait for someone to […]

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Mule deer population in Pine Ridge drops

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Surveyors counted fewer mule deer in the Pine Ridge management unit this year than last, but officials with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission say there might be an explanation for the drop. Game and Parks has announced completion of the second year of the annual mule deer survey in extreme northwestern Nebraska. Game and […]

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Email heart attack survival hoax

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“How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone” is in the subject line of an email making the rounds. That email recommends those alone and fear they are having a heart attack should cough repeatedly until help arrives. University of Nebraska Medical Center – Nebraska Medicine cardiologist Dr. Shikar Saxena says, “It is absolutely ludicrous […]

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Son of disgraced Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky tells UNK audience society must confront child sexual abuse

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The son of disgraced former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky challenged the stereotype of what makes a man and urged society to take on the delicate issue of sexual child abuse during a visit to the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Matthew Sandusky was the guest speaker Tuesday at UNK’s 26th annual Criminal Justice Conference. […]

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Nebraska Congressmen cautious about presidential war request (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Congressmen are cautious when commenting on President Obama’s request to use military force against the Islamic State. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says Congress shouldn’t authorize force until other countries in the region agree to join the fight against the Islamic State. “The position the United States should be in is, of course, one of leadership, […]

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Concordia women’s basketball comes up short in national title bid

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Playing for their school’s first national championship, The Concordia women’s basketball team jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the title game against Morninside Iowa and built their biggest lead of the game at 26-14, before taking a 30-24 lead into the locker room. In a tight game in the second half, the Mustangs made […]

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Inaugural class of Nebraska’s Hall of Fame announced

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The inaugural class of the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame was announced and 22 student-athletes, one from every current sport, will be enshrined and honored at the Huskers’ season-opening football game with BYU on September 5th. This first class includes Dave Rimington for football. Alex Gordon for baseball. Eric Piatkowski for men’s basketball and […]

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Nebraska students rally to help make next generation smoke-free

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Young anti-smoking activists across Nebraska will stand up to Big Tobacco today in joining their counterparts nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day. John Schachter, spokesman for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, says numerous events are planned in Nebraska, all focused on clearing the air. “Young people across the country are sending out the […]

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Religious leaders urge lawmakers to expand Medicaid (AUDIO)

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More than 170 religious leaders have signed a letter urging the Unicameral to expand Medicaid to cover 54,000 Nebraskans now without health insurance. Retired Lutheran minister, the Rev. Keith Nelson, says the letter states each of us has a moral duty to care for one another. “I am proud to tell you that so far, […]

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Winner-take-all bill fails to clear second filibuster

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A measure to return Nebraska to a winner-take-all presidential elector state barely cleared one filibuster, but couldn’t muster the votes to clear a second. LB 10 has been defeated for the session when supporters failed by two votes to end a filibuster mounted against it. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha, the bill’s sponsor, got the […]

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Neither team is in, but Nebraska still prepares for the NCAA Tournament

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Work is underway at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha in preparation of the upcoming NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional on Friday and Saturday. Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority spokesperson Kristi Andersen says crews spent several hours installing the special court sent to them by the NCAA. “The pieces all fit together like a jigsaw puzzle and […]

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