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Denied promotion, man allegedly hacks college’s computer system

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A Nebraska man who’s accused of hacking into computers at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, has entered into a plea agreement in federal court. Forty-six year-old David Boyer pleaded guilty to unauthorized access to a protected computer in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. Prosecutors claim when he didn’t get the promotion he wanted […]

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Armstrong won’t play at Purdue

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Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong won’t play on Saturday when the Huskers visit Purdue in Big Ten play. Armstrong sat out practice this week with what was called a turf toe injury and coach Mike Riley says it did not heal enough to give the junior a chance to play. “Not really close and as a matter of […]

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Halloween fun but safety first

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Ghosts, vampires, princesses and pirates will fill the streets tomorrow celebrating Halloween. No one wants this fun filled day to end badly and the American Red Cross has a few tips to insure a safe celebration. Omaha – Council Bluffs Regional Communications Officer Liz Dorland says they have a few recommendations for those manning the […]

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First new community art projects debut in NE Nebraska

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Several communities in northeast Nebraska will unveil public artworks this Sunday and next Monday as part of the Byway of Art project. Kat Shiffler, project manager at the Center for Rural Affairs, has been coordinating the efforts with those towns for months. “The Byway of Art includes the communities of Lyons, Oakland, Decatur and Macy,” […]

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Call wait time sees vast improvement at ACCESSNebraska

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State government officials say Nebraskans trying to access governmental benefits aren’t having to hang on the phone as long as in the past. State Chief Operations Officer Felix Davidson says ACCESSNebraska call-wait time has dropped from nearly 24 minutes to under five minutes. Davidson says a big reason for the improvement is a simple step: […]

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Former Gov. Heineman declines to say whether he would run again

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Former Gov. Dave Heineman won’t say he would run for governor again. And won’t say he won’t. Heineman, a Republican, served as governor for 10 years. He could run again after sitting out a term. Would he? “Well, I don’t think you ever say never,” Heineman tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln at […]

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Historic Omaha passageway rededication

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A piece of Nebraska history was rededicated Thursday morning. Back in 1934, an underground passageway was built at 51st and Dodge Streets in Omaha. In recent years it had fallen into disrepair.   Adam Langdon is president of the Dundee – Memorial Park Association and says, “It is on the National Register of Historic Places. It […]

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Huskers prepare for Purdue ground game

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Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker says the Huskers will need to be assignment sound to stop the Purdue rushing attack when the teams meet in Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday. The Huskers give up just under 100 yards on the ground per game but yielded 156 in a 30-28 loss to Northwestern. The Purdue tandem of […]

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Dodge County DUI testing equipment not properly calibrated

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Those arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Dodge County between July of 2012 and July of 2015 may be able to get that conviction overturned. The Dodge County Attorney reports the breathalyzer equipment was not properly calibrated. There were more than 180 DUI cases during that time period and those impacted by […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 10/29/2015

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  State Representative Sharon Schwartz, chairwoman of the Kansas House Agriculture Committee, talked about an interim legislative committee meeting last […]

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Budget deal in Washington takes direct aim at crop insurance (AUDIO)

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Nebraska farmers could feel the pinch of a two-year budget deal reached in Washington. A two-year agreement has been struck to keep the federal government going. Sen. Deb Fischer says she has been reviewing it with her staff. “Yes, we have some concerns with it,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network. “Some of the things in […]

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Batman, Princess Elsa and Donald Trump may be ringing your doorbell

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Nebraskans will likely see plenty of minions, Jedi knights and political candidates when trick-or-treaters make the rounds later this week. Kathy Harkrader, a regional costume shop owner, says the caped crusader is this Halloween’s best-selling disguise. Harkrader says, “Superheroes are still number one and Batman takes the top, top notch all across the board, whether […]

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