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Husker standouts to compete at Pan Am Juniors

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Nebraska sophomores Landon Bartel and Angela Mercurio will represent their countries at the Pan American Junior Championships this Sunday in Edmonton, Canada. Bartel will compete in the high jump for Team USA. He qualified by finishing second at the USA Junior Championships in June, clearing seven feet one-and-a-half-inch. Mercurio will represent Canada in the triple […]

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Three arrested in October armed robbery of Kearney credit union

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Three men suspected of robbing a Kearney credit union last year have been arrested. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 29-year-old Patrick Wigley and 28-year-old Thomas Dunlap have been arrested in Chicago. They are to be transferred to Lincoln by United States Marshals. The third suspect, 28-year-old Clifton Hudson, has been arrested in Kearney and will […]

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AARP’s “Watch Your Wi-Fi” campaign

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Using free public wireless networks at airports, hotels and coffee shops may come at a cost. AARP just launched their “Watch Your Wi-Fi” campaign to raise awareness of the risks of using those free networks. AARP Nebraska Communications Director Devorah Lanner says a lot of people are setting themselves up to fall victim to hackers […]

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Former Panhandle police chief fined for lying on form

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A former western Nebraska police chief has been fined $2,000 and stripped of his law enforcement certification for filing false documents with the city of Minatare and the state Law Enforcement Training Academy. 49-year-old Robert Regester was convicted on two counts of abusing public records after entering a plea of no contest. Prosecutors accuse Regester […]

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Motorcyclist dies in wreck at busy Lincoln intersection

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A 19-year-old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car at a busy intersection in Lincoln. Lincoln police say David Romero died of injuries sustained when he rode his motorcycle into the back of a car turning from 56th Street onto O Street. Police say Romero was traveling west on O when a car driven […]

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Czech out Wilber’s big festival, tonight through Sunday

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A free dance is planned at the Hotel Wilber tonight to kick off the commuity’s 54th annual weekend-long Wilber Czech Festival. This year’s theme is “A Czech-American Adventure,” and Sheryl Kastanek, Secretary of the Nebraska Czechs of Wilber, says the festival involves the young and old alike. “We have kids that dance for us who are […]

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Sen. Fischer joins in call to take money from Planned Parenthood (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska United States Senator has joined with other senators calling for Planned Parenthood to be stripped of federal funding in wake of shocking videos released to the public. First one, then another. Now, a third video released; clandestine recordings of Planned Parenthood executives discussing abortion procedures that spare organs so they can be used […]

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School administrators hear about accountability during conference in Kearney

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About a thousand school administrators from across Nebraska are hearing about new state accountability measures during a conference in Kearney. Nebraska Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt says there might be a new measuring stick, but the object remains the same. “In many ways, we are trying to win the hearts and minds of educators to do […]

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Lobbyists spend record $14M trying to influence Unicameral

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Lobbyists spent a record $14 million last year trying to influence the Unicameral. Common Cause Nebraska has released its report on the spending of special interest groups. More than 500 groups hire lobbyists to work during the legislative sessions. Jack Gould, Issues Chairman with the local Common Cause chapter, says lobbyists often not only try […]

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Congressman Smith pushes to ease regs on rural hospitals (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says federal rules don’t just hurt the bottom line of rural hospitals, they interfere with patient care. Congressman Adrian Smith proposes changes for two federal rules. One requires a doctor be on hand, even for routine medical decisions; a burden on rural hospitals which Smith says should be able to rely on […]

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How China’s economic meltdown impacts the U-S

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China saw explosive economic growth over the past few years and now that is cooling off dramatically. Their economy is struggling after big drops in stocks and some investors believe that trend will continue. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says China is Nebraska’s fourth largest international customer so their economic problems will be felt here. […]

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Papillion woman dies from injuries in Sunday wreck

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A 21-year-old Papillion woman has died of injuries sustained in a wreck at the Douglas-Sarpy County line Sunday. Cayla Hawkins had suffered abdominal injuries, according to authorities. Police from both Omaha and Bellevue responded to the crash which occurred late Sunday night at 39th Avenue and Harrison Street. Hawkins was traveling east on Harrison Street […]

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Final weeks of death penalty petition effort

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Petition circulators for Nebraskans for the Death Penalty continue to collect signatures from voters in their effort to get the issue on the November 2016 ballot. Supporter Teri Roberts was in Waterloo collecting signatures Tuesday evening. Roberts is the mother of Omaha murder victim Andrea Kruger. Roberts says, “I had always been for the death […]

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Hadley Richters named Ex. Director of Nebraska Democratic Party

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The Nebraska Democratic Party has announced Interim Executive Director Hadley Richters has been named the new executive director of the party. Richters became interim executive director when Dan Marvin left the post in November 2014. “Hadley is an outstanding political leader,” Vince Powers, Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party said in a written statement released […]

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Rural Nebraska hospital administrator testifies fed rules too big a burden (VIDEO)

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A rural Nebraska hospital administrator testifies at a Congressional hearing in Washington that federal regulations threaten the financial stability of rural hospitals and restrict their ability to care for patients. Brown County Hospital CEO Shannon Sorensen has testified before the United States House Ways and Means Committee. Sorensen tells committee members the federal rule that […]

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