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Blowing snow, icy conditions continue to make travel hazardous

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The Nebraska Department of Roads reports many roadways are still impassable Wednesday morning. Some of those are completely covered with snow. According to NDOR, roads crews continue to work on highways southwest and south central Nebraska. Travel remains difficult and is strongly discouraged due to zero visibility and drifting snow. Specifically, Interstate 80 is closed in the […]

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President signs Sen. Fischer’s GONE Act into law (AUDIO)

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President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill co-sponsored by Senator Deb Fischer designed to save money by closing some worthless accounts. It’s called the GONE Act, which stands for The Grants Oversight and New Efficiency Act. It’s rather simple. The act calls for federal agencies to close grants 90 days after they expire. […]

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Husker women cruise past Penn State

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Jessica Shepard scored 20 points and Natalie Romeo added 19 as Nebraska posted an 87-69 women’s basketball win over Penn State on Tuesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. “It is good to get a sweep over someone and that is not easy to do in this league”, said Nebraska coach Connie Yori. “The key stats […]

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Hunters can help control the spread of a deer disease

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  The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports chronic wasting disease is spreading through the deer population. Samples tested during hunting season last fall turned up three positive cases in the Northeast District. Scott Taylor, wildlife division administrator, says periodic testing shows the disease is moving east. “In the long term – decades out – […]

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State lawmakers mull bill to boost wind power projects

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A wind energy bill proposed by Senator John McCollister of Omaha is being introduced in the Unicameral. The bill, LB-824, would deregulate development of private wind energy and remove barriers that discourage investment in Nebraska wind projects. Robert Byrnes, president of Nebraska Renewable Energy Systems in Lyons, is skeptical about the measure accomplishing anything. “This […]

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Class 1A Division I State Basketball Tournament Moving to Dodge City

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TOPEKA, Kan. – As postseason basketball approaches, the KSHSAA and Fort Hays State University have mutually agreed to relocate this year’s Class 1A Division I state basketball tournament from FHSU to the Civic Center in Dodge City. The state tournament dates remain as scheduled March 9 –12, 2016. The Fort Hays State University women’s basketball team has positioned itself to potentially host ...

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Interstate 80 closed from Lincoln to North Platte

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Interstate 80, from Lincoln to North Platte, is closed. The Nebraska Department of Roads closed the interstate due to the heavy snowfall and high winds of the winter storm that is still making its way through Nebraska. NDOR says road crews continue to plow snow in southwest and south-central Nebraska in an effort to keep […]

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Travel not advised, roads closed, Nebraska pulls snow plows

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Roads throughout Nebraska are snow-covered with both the Nebraska State Patrol and the Nebraska Department of Roads advising motorists not to travel today. NDOR pulled its snowplows off of state highways in District Three, Norfolk due to extremely low visibility. NDOR says blowing and drifting snow is making the roads impassable. The roads department calls […]

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Husker basketball to wear special uniform

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The Nebraska men’s basketball team will wear special uniforms for three games in February in honor of Black History Month. The university and adidas unveiled unveil the Black History Month collection to pay tribute to Wilbur Wood, the Huskers’ first African-American basketball player. Wood lettered from 1908 to 1910 and was one of the first […]

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Omaha Fire Department taking extra steps to respond during the storm

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The Omaha Fire Department has taken steps to make sure they can respond to all emergencies during this winter storm. Chief Bernie Kanger says all trucks and medic units are equipped with chains but it may take them a bit longer to arrive to calls.  He says there is one thing the public can do […]

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Storm impacting flights in and out of Eppley in Omaha

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The winter storm is having an impact at Eppley Airfield in Omaha. Eppley officials report that the airport is open for arrivals and departure operations. A total of 52 flights have been impacted due to the storm that include 19 arrivals that have been cancelled and 33 departures. Travelers should determine the official status of […]

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