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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 08/24/2015

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  Jeff Vogel, Kansas Department of Agriculture Plant Protection and Weed Control Manager, talked about the need for farmers to […]

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Inmate found dead in Dawson County lockup

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Authorities in Dawson County are investigating the death of a man found unresponsive in the Dawson County Jail on Saturday. Lexington Police say 52-year-old Michael Holloway of Cozad was found unresponsive in his jail cell shortly before 4 p.m. Holloway was taken to Lexington Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he was pronounced dead on […]

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Kids with “learning trouble” may actually have vision problem

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As tens of thousands of Nebraska children head back to school, a study finds one in four of them has a vision problem. Optometrist Dr. Beth Triebel says kids may not be up-front about having a problem with their sight so parents need to be watchful for warning signs. “A lot of times you’ll notice the […]

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Huskers break camp with inconsistent scrimmage

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Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says he is still searching for consistency as the Huskers broke fall camp with their second scrimmage on Saturday. Riley says he likes to potential of his team but there were far too many negative plays on both sides of the ball. “You know I think we look good on […]

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Second suspect in Omaha church mugging arrested

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A second suspect in the mugging of a 76-year-old woman in an Omaha church has been arrested. 20-year-old Larry Leggett of Omaha is in custody after initially running from police, then surrendering. The Omaha Police Department reports Leggett ran when officers knocked on the door of his house Friday afternoon. He gave up when he […]

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Troopers seize 200+ lbs. of marijuana during separate I-80 stops

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State troopers have seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana during a number of traffic stops in central Nebraska. NSP reports the largest seizure confiscated 101.7 pounds of marijuana as well as 3.5 pounds of hashish during a stop late Thursday afternoon. According to NSP, a trooper stopped a car for speeding near the Giltner […]

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Huskers work to limit big plays

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With the season opener two weeks away the Nebraska defense is still searching for consistency. Husker defensive coordinator Mark Banker says while he likes the potential of the defense the Blackshirts are giving up too many big plays. He says last weekend’s scrimmage was a perfect example. “When you looked at the line score and we […]

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Wayne State banking on experience

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Wayne State football coach McLaughlin hopes an experienced offense can help the Wildcats regain their winning ways. Eight starters return on offense from last years team that finished 5-6 during an injury plagued campaign in 2014. Junior Zach Osborn is preparing for this third year as the starting quarterback after passing for nearly 33 hundred […]

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Hope Center founder dies in fiery interstate crash in South Dakota

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The founder of the Hope Center for Kids in Omaha and his wife have been killed in a fiery traffic wreck in South Dakota. The Hope Center reports Ty and Terri Schenzel died in a crash on Thursday. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, four people died in the two-car crash Thursday […]

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State unemployment rate up slightly, still lowest in nation

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The state unemployment rate edged up a tick in July. The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the unemployment rate for July was 2.7%, up one-tenth of a percent from the previous month. Nonfarm employment in July dropped to just below one million. The sectors of education and health, leisure and hospitality, and other services have […]

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Economic woes caused by tight beef supplies

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There hasn’t been a bargain at the beef counter for a long, long time. Many Nebraskans rely on the beef market for their income and when supplies are tight connected businesses suffer. Just last week Tyson Foods closed their processing plant in Denison, Iowa because there just wasn’t enough cattle available to keep them running […]

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Unwelcome guests – Bats are on the move

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Bats are on the move and appear to be plentiful. That can be a serious problem to humans because they carry rabies. Nebraska Humane Society’s Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says they’ve received hundreds of calls in the last few weeks of bats found inside homes. Langan says it happens every year around […]

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Reptile lab in Lincoln to get a new resident via Iowa

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A northwest Iowa boy’s pet alligator will soon make a trip across the Missouri River to Nebraska — secured in a cage. The two-and-a-half foot long alligator known as Allie was purchased by the unidentified Sioux City 16-year-old from a website. He says he didn’t know it was illegal to keep such a critter as […]

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More than 20 people die on Nebraska roads during July

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According to a report released by the Nebraska Department of Roads, 23 people were killed in traffic crashes on state roads in July. Of the 23 victims, 13 were not wearing their seatbelts. Officials also say two fatalities occurred on the interstate, 13 happened on non-interstate highways, and eight took place on local roads. Eleven […]

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