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Keeping cool and avoiding heat related illness

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Hospital emergency rooms have been busy treating people impacted by this heat spell. Linda Sather is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing and says there are things you can do to protect yourself from a heat related illness. Sather says first you need to wear light colored clothing […]

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Man arrested for selling stolen property

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 Sioux City man made the trip to La Vista to sell camera equipment he advertised on Craigslist. La Vista Police Chief Bob Lausten says there was one big problem – the equipment had been stolen. Chief Lausten says last May a man from California was staying at a hotel in La Vista and a bag […]

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One dies, one injured after blown tire causes pick-up wreck on I-80

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One person died, another suffered injury, after a tire on a pick-up blew, causing a crash Sunday evening on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. 20-year-old Brady Wakefield of O’Neill, the driver of the pick-up, died in the accident. A passenger, 58-year-old Jeff Hoier of Herman, was injured. According to the accident report, Wakefield was driving […]

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Sasse accuses Obama Administration of taking data breach too lightly (AUDIO)

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United States Senator Ben Sasse sees the recent federal data breach as much more serious than other cyber-crimes and says the Obama Administration isn’t doing enough to address it. Sasse had a two-word statement when he learned the head of the Office of Personnel Management had resigned in wake of the hack attack that stole […]

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Workshops to help new home buyers planned in O’Neill

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Buying a home is a process many people go through, but few people fully understand. A non-profit group that serves 17 counties in central and north-central Nebraska is hosting home-buying workshops this month. Melissa Krysl, with Central Nebraska Housing Developers, says the workshops will cover the process from start to finish. Krysl says, “We talk […]

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Farmland values dip over the past year

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Big jumps in farmland values seem to be ending in Nebraska; at least, somewhat. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Farm Real Estate Market Survey discloses a two percent drop overall in agricultural land values. The survey covers the 12-month period which ended February 1st. UNL Extension educator Jim Jansen explain that “average” doesn’t tell the whole […]

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West-central Nebraska motorcyclist dies in fatal Wyoming crash

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A west-central Nebraska motorcyclist has been killed in Wyoming after hitting a deer on the highway. Wyoming authorities report 58-year-old Meddi Cote died at a Wyoming hospital from injuries suffered in the wreck. A passenger, 57-year-old Joyce Cote, was also taken to the hospital in Douglas, Wyoming for treatment. According to Wyoming law enforcement, Cote […]

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Nebraska will visit Villanova and host Miami

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A game against defending Big East champion Villanova and home contests against Miami and Rhode Island highlight next season’s non-conference scheduled for the Nebraska men’s basketball team. Nebraska will open its 120th season of basketball on Saturday, November 14th, against Mississippi Valley State, as both the Husker men and women will open the 2015-16 season […]

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Husker women release non-conference slate

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team released a13-game regular-season non-conference schedule that features 11 home non-conference contests to tip-off its third season at Pinnacle Bank Arena. One of the marquee home games for the 2015-16 non-conference season was previously announced with Nebraska’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup against North Carolina State on Wednesday, December third. The Huskers […]

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Sale of “Kerrie On” t-shirts nets bundle for family of slain officer

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The family of fallen Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco is being given a check for $215,000 from the sale of “Kerrie On” t-shirts. The 14,000-plus t-shirts were printed by Ideal Images of Omaha where president Peter McCann says he’s amazed at how quickly they sold. McCann says, “In all honesty, my goal was 10,000 so […]

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Two division directors for DHHS appointed

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced the appointment of two division directors within the Department of Health and Human Services. Doug Weinberg of Fishers, Indiana, has been appointed director of the Division of Children and Family Services. Weinberg worked as consultant to for-profit, non-profit, and government sector agencies. Weinberg also worked in Indiana state government, serving […]

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Early morning crash in Omaha kills woman

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An early morning crash in Omaha has killed a woman. Omaha police report the woman, who has yet to be identified, died at the scene at the single-vehicle accident near the intersection of North 90th and Sprague Streets. According to police, the impact of the crash threw the woman from her car very early Monday […]

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Third lake death reported in Nebraska this weekend

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Nebraska authorities report a third person has drowned in Nebraska over the weekend. Jefferson County officials say 32-year-old Christopher Troxel of Fairbury drowned while swimming at the Fairbury Dam. The Hebron Volunteer Fire Department Dive Team helped find Troxel’s body Sunday afternoon under the dam’s power house. According to Jefferson County, rescue crews responded shortly […]

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Rollover crash near Kearney kills O’Neill man

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Authorities say a 20-year-old O’Neill man died in a rollover crash on Interstate 80 on Sunday night near Kearney. Brady Wakefield was driving westbound around 7 p.m. about three miles west of Kearney when he lost control of his pickup. Authorities say Wakefield lost control due to a blown tire. The pickup rolled into the […]

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UNL report predicts drastic drop in farm income for 2015

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Nebraska’s farm income is forecast to drop as much as 45% this year, according to a report from the Bureau of Business research at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. UNL Extension Public Policy Specialist Brad Lubben says while the drop is substantial from 2013 to this year, farmers saw record income levels before that. “We do have […]

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