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One person killed in head-on collision in southeast Nebraska

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One person has been killed in a head-on collision between a car and a van in southeastern Nebraska. The fatal accident this morning occurred on Nebraska Highway 103 in Saline County, two miles north of Wilber. Saline County Emergency Management Coordinator B.J. Fictum confirms to Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KWBE that one person was been […]

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Study seeks dementia patients & caregivers in Nebraska

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Researchers examining quality of life for dementia patients and their caregivers are looking for participants in Nebraska. Some families enrolled in the study will have access to around-the-clock consultations, online education and remote monitoring of dementia patients. The leader researcher is Dr. Steve Bonasera, who specializes in geriatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center […]

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Husker Men’s Hoops Win Exhibition Game

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Twelve Huskers scored in the team’s lone exhibition game of the season.  Nebraska beat Northern State 95 to 42 in front of more than 15,000 fans at Pinnacle Bank Arena.   Coach Tim Miles says he noticed some nerves among a few of the new Huskers. “We had some guys with jitters,” Miles said. “Glynn […]

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Congressman Smith says he is studying Trans Pacific Partnership

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Congressman Adrian Smith says he is busy reviewing the paperwork released by the Obama Administration on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Smith says he needs time to review the trade pact. “Initially, it sounds like the trade agreement would be good for the beef industry as well as the pork industry,” Smith tells Nebraska Radio Network. […]

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Riley preaches consistency

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley says an upset victory over Michigan State began with a good week of practice and he is looking for the same effort this week as they prepare for a trip to Rutgers. The Huskers posted their biggest victory of the season with a 39-38 win over the sixth ranked Spartans and will […]

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Armstrong honored by B1G

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Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong was named the Big Ten Conference offensive player of the week for his effort in an upset victory over sixth ranked Michigan State. Armstrong completed 19-of-33 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns in the Huskers 39-38 victory over the Spartans. […]

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Difficulty, But Still Trying

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“If it was easy, everybody would be doing it.” The neighbor rancher made that synopsis at the county fair as […]

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Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence react to Keystone XL decision

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While environmentalists and other groups celebrate President Obama’s decision to deny the permit for the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline, others in the Midwest are voicing their disappointment.   Barry Rubin on the board of Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence and says this was one battle lost but the war continues. Rubin says this issue is […]

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Health care premiums skyrocket through exchange

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Those needing to buy health insurance through the federal marketplace are seeing premium sticker shock. Omaha Insurance Agent Art Jetter says most policies through the marketplace have double digit increases. Jetter says, “If you look at the exchange premiums, the approved rates are increasing between about 16% and 21%.” Jetter says off-marketplace premiums are up […]

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