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UNMC/Nebraska Medicine will take part in Ebola clinical trial

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine will be part of Liberia – U.S. clinical research partnership to test Ebola treatments that includes an experimental drug. The drug, ZMapp has been used to treat several patients with Ebola but not during a clinical trial to determine the exact benefits. Dr. Andre Kalil is […] Read More »

Sandhill Cranes migration delayed

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Every spring the Sandhill Cranes stop in central Nebraska for a few weeks on their migration north. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says their arrival will be delayed this year. Wagner says, “The cranes like 50-degree weather and 20 to 30 MPH south winds. They are not going to fly against these […] Read More »

Call to 911 sparks search for suspect, sparring with police

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Police dispatchers in Beatrice got a 911 call from a man last night who said his phone was broken, demanded that it be fixed, used profanity toward the dispatchers, then hung up. Police Sergeant Jay Murphy says officers launched a search for the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Mathew Stevison. “Officers located Stevison, riding a bicycle,” Murphy […] Read More »

Court ruling limits TransCanada’s use of eminent domain

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The York County District Court has granted a local landowner’s motion for a preliminary injunction that halts TransCanada’s use of eminent domain for its Keystone XL oil pipeline. BOLD Nebraska’s Jane Kleeb says this stops the company from using eminent domain all across Nebraska. “We won a court case a couple of weeks ago for […] Read More »

Suspended UNK professor faces child porn charges

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A federal court judge has denied a request that medical testimony be allowed in the case of a University of Nebraska-Kearney professor accused of engaging in child pornography in 2013. Defense attorneys for Joseph Benz argue that prescription medication may have contributed to his involvement in illegal activity. Federal Judge Richard Kopf won’t allow defense […] Read More »

Girls basketball scores from 2/26/15

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Beatrice 49, Crete 45 Bellevue West 58, Omaha Central 51 Elkhorn 52, Bennington 37 Hastings 42, Northwest 24 Holdrege 49, Aurora 43 Kearney 59, Fremont 44 Lincoln Northeast 64, North Platte 50 Lincoln Pius X 38, Waverly 15 Millard South 56, Lincoln East 40 Norfolk 30, Omaha North 23 Omaha Benson 54, Lincoln High 20 […] Read More »

Boys basketball scores from 2/26/15

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Ainsworth 54, O’Neill 46 Amherst 47, Elm Creek 45 Anselmo-Merna 63, Pleasanton 47 Ansley-Litchfield 51, South Loup 50 (OT) Aquinas Catholic 54, Cross County 37 Archbishop Bergan 40, Yutan 19 BDS 45, Heartland 41 Bancroft-Rosalie 43, Wynot 38 Battle Creek 61, Twin River 57 Bertrand 70, Elwood 55 Bishop Neumann 68, Wahoo 51 Boys Town […] Read More »

Hot shooting Ohio State just too much for Nebraska

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Ohio State (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) shot 53 percent from the field, including 11-of-19 from 3-point range. Jae’Sean Tate led all players with 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting and seven rebounds to pace four Buckeyes in double figures. Sam Thompson added 15 points, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range, while Shannon Scott and D’Angelo Russell chipped […] Read More »

UNK’s Safe Ride program runs out of financial fuel

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The Safe Ride program that offered students at the University of Nebraska-Kearney a literal safe ride home has run out of money and is being suspended until further notice. The program offered free rides to students on campus during the overnight hours. Wendy Schardt, UNK’s director of health services, says they evidently did too good […] Read More »

FCC gives green light to net neutrality

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The Federal Communication Commission implemented more rules in place for internet service and cable TV providers and cell phone companies. It is called net neutrality and it basically classifies the internet as a utility, like gas and electric services. Thor Schrock is a computer – technology expert and owner of Schrock Innovations in Omaha and […] Read More »

Crash near Cozad claims three lives, injures five

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A two-vehicle crash near Cozad last night killed three people and injured five. The Nebraska State Patrol says the driver of a Jeep that was westbound on Interstate 80 lost control, rolled in the median and hit an eastbound car. The driver of the Jeep was a teenager. He and two of his passengers were […] Read More »

Siouxland native returns as part of Second City comedy act

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One of the world’s top touring comedy troupes will make one stop in Nebraska tonight and it’ll be a homecoming of sorts for one of the members. Nick Rees is a Sioux City native who’s now part of the legendary Second City, based in Chicago. Rees explains how he first got hooked on improvisational comedy. […] Read More »

Fortenberry says Congress must stand firm against immigration ex. order (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says he wants the Department of Homeland Security to be funded, but believes the House must stand firm against the president’s immigration executive order. A dispute between President Barack Obama and Congress on his immigration executive order could force a partial shutdown of Homeland Security. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says the House should […] Read More »

Fire extinguishers being recalled as they may not work

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A company that makes a popular line of fire extinguishers for homes, businesses and vehicles is recalling more than four-million of the devices as they may not work when they’re needed the most. Jason Whalen, fire administrator for the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, says 31 different models of Kidde fire extinguishers are being recalled due […] Read More »

Nebraska lawmakers asked to join the Conventions of States Project

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A lobbyist for the Conventions of States Project is at the Legislature today to attend a Government Committee meeting about LR35, introduced by Wilber State Senator Laura Ebke. Mark Meckler says they are working to change the U-S Constitution in order to stop high federal spending, return decision making power to individual states and to […] Read More »