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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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Homeless will enjoy feast after wedding canceled

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A trend that started in California has spread to Nebraska. Last week a bride in Sacramento donated her wedding dinner to the homeless after it was canceled at the last minute. Open Door Mission President and CEO Candace Gregory says the same thing happened here in Omaha. Gregory says, “Unfortunately, a groom had second thoughts […]

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Former Gov. Heineman sees GOP field shifting ahead of debate

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Former Governor Dave Heineman expects a vigorous debate among Republican presidential hopefuls tonight in Colorado. CNBC sponsors the debate on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Heineman, a Republican, plans to attend. “Well, I think you’re going to see a lot of fireworks. I think you’re seeing the complexion of the race changing,” Heineman […]

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Young Norfolk man dies in rollover accident

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A 29-year-old Norfolk man died in a rollover accident on Nebraska 32 in northeastern Nebraska. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports Benjamin Sunderman was driving east on 32 when his truck ran into a roadside ditch. Sunderman lost control of the truck trying to get it back on the road. It rolled several times. He […]

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Many on anti-depression drugs don’t meet criteria

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A new report in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry shows that 69% of people taking anti-depressant drugs do not meet the criteria for the medication. Dr. Steve Wengel is the chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and he says that doesn’t necessarily mean there is a problem of […]

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UNL cheerleader dead after fall from Lincoln parking garage

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A University of Nebraska-Lincoln cheerleader has fallen to her death at a downtown Lincoln parking garage. Lincoln police report they received an emergency call Tuesday afternoon from a person who stated a woman had jumped or fallen from the top of the Que Place garage. Dead is 21-year-old Brianna Anson of Bellevue, a member of […]

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With Armstrong sidelined Fyfe gets ready

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Ryker Fyfe is ready if he is needed this Saturday at Purdue. Nebraska’s backup quarterback has been working with the first team in practice this week as Tommy Armstrong recovers from a foot injury. Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says Fyfe is preparing to be the starter if Armstrong is unable to go. “I think he […]

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Western Nebraska man sentenced to 30 years on child porn charge

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A former western Nebraska man has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for producing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 46-year-old Anthony James “AJ” Horton, formerly of Stratton, has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison. Horton will serve ten years of supervised release after prison and be required to continue […]

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Mexican man sentenced in Omaha on child porn charges, likely to be deported, again

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A 35-year-old Mexican has been sentenced in Omaha federal court to ten years in prison for receiving child pornography. Chief Federal District Judge Laurie Camp sentenced Luis Armando Moreno-Ayala to ten years in prison, plus five years of supervised release. He most likely will be deported. Moreno-Ayala also has been ordered to pay $3,000 in […]

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Congressman Smith expects changes under Speaker Ryan (AUDIO)

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Congressman Adrian Smith says Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan will have a chance to make significant changes in how the United States House is run once he becomes Speaker. House Republicans gather today on Capitol Hill, expected to nominate Paul Ryan as the next Speaker. Ryan, the running mate of Mitt Romney in the unsuccessful 2012 […]

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