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Hassebrook optimistic as Election Day draws near

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Democrat Chuck Hassebrook says he’s optimistic about his chance to be elected governor Tuesday. Hassebrook is barnstorming the state, giving his last-minute pitch to voters. “We’re getting out the message that I’m the candidate who will fight for the Middle Class and for Main Street Nebraskans,” Hassebrook tells Nebraska Radio Network. Hassebrook served as the […] Read More »

Prime archery deer hunting and trout fishing time

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This is prime time for archery deer hunting. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says deer are on the move now during breeding season. He says cooler temperatures are also in the hunters favor and they should have the best luck during the early morning hours. Wagner reminds all deer hunters to remember […] Read More »

Authorities investigating Douglas County inmate death

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An autopsy is scheduled today for an inmate at the Douglas County jail. 43 year old Joseph Losteiner had been arrested and booked into the jail Thursday evening for theft, flight to avoid arrest and several other charges. Corrections officials say just after midnight on Friday Losteiner was unresponsive and medical aid was provided at […] Read More »

Halloween falling on a Friday poses more danger than normal

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Be careful tonight. That admonition is common for a Halloween night, but needs to be hammered home more than usual tonight. That is because Halloween this year falls on a Friday. Nebraska Office of Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek says when Halloween falls on a Friday, it creates a more dangerous situation than normal. “We […] Read More »

Time change impact on sleep

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Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Dr. Brett Kuhn is the director of the Behavioral Sleep Disorders Clinic at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha and says for some it takes a while for the body’s clock to readjust. Dr. Kuhn says, “Depending on your […] Read More »

Former state fairgrounds emerging as Innovation Campus (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Innovation Campus is taking shape on the former state fairgrounds. Two buildings are occupied. Others are under construction. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman has high hopes for Innovation Campus. “I think it does place us clearly in a lead toward the commercialization of innovation and I think it’s becoming an attraction for both […] Read More »

Expect Elsa and Captain America on your doorstep tonight

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Costumed kids will soon be prowling the streets of Nebraska’s neighborhoods, seeking handfuls of candy as grownups dress up in more sophisticated diguises to hit adult Halloween parties. Kathy Harkrader manages a costume shop and says many of the female trick-or-treaters will be dressed as a particular princess from the 2013 Disney animated film, “Frozen.” […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns: elections could send message to Washington bureaucrats

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Sen. Mike Johanns isn’t running for re-election this year, but he’s interested in how the elections turn out and what impact they might have on Washington. Johanns, a Republican, says the elections next week could determine whether bureaucracies will be reined in or have free rein to expand their powers. “I think it gets worse […] Read More »

Nebraskans urged to text first, call second during disasters

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Nebraskan’s 1st Lady Sally Ganem is urging residents to use texts when contacting family members or loved ones to let them know they are okay during a disaster. Ganem says phone cell service is not always available in an emergency situation and Nebraskans are encouraged to use text messages to “talk” with those important to […] Read More »

Nebraska Appleseed report on family and economy

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Nebraska Appleseed just released their “Nebraska Snapshots: Indicators of the Health of Workers and Families” report. Economic Justice Director James Goddard authored the report and says it appears that hard work isn’t paying off in Nebraska.  Goddard says the report shows nearly one out of three working families, almost 70,000, are low income.   More than […] Read More »

Excitement level high for Nebraska basketball

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Fans got their first chance to see the 2014-15 Nebraska basketball teams on Wednesday night as both the Husker men and women scrimmaged as part of Big Red Tip-Off at Pinnacle Bank Arena. There were a  pair of 15-minute scrimmages and a three-point shooting contest.  Both, men’s coach Tim Miles and women’s coach Connie Yori previewed the […] Read More »

Former Husker nearly turns himself into a World Series hero (VIDEO)

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Lincoln native and former Cornhusker Alex Gordon was close to becoming a World Series hero. Bottom of the ninth, two outs Game 7, Gordon keeps the Royals season alive with a single to center off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Like a movie, the Giants turn into the Bad News Bears…the ball gets past center fielder […] Read More »

NRD board in Beatrice area to vote on bike trail today

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A vote is expected today by the Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District Board to take ownership of a bicycle trail in southeast Nebraska. Colleen Schoneweis, with the Nebraska Trails Foundation, says the 20-mile stretch runs from the Kansas border north, toward Beatrice. “We’ll help them in maintaining with volunteer people and volunteer money and […] Read More »

Road constuction projects should be wrapping up soon

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Colder weather is rolling in and motorists in many parts of the state may be wondering when the construction season will end. Pat Boyle, a construction engineer in Norfork with the Nebraska Department of Roads, says the heavy equipment, orange cones and barricades will be going back into storage very soon. “There’s always a push in […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman denies he pressured Corrections on overcrowding (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman denied during a legislative hearing he put pressure on the Department of Correctional Services, leading to the miscalculation of prison sentences and the premature release of inmates. Heineman appeared before the Department of Correctional Services Special Investigative Committee Wednesday during a seven-hour hearing at the Capitol. The special legislative committee has been […] Read More »