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Sen. Johanns says VA must fulfill its pledge to the veterans it serves

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Sen. Mike Johanns says the Veterans Administration must fulfill its vow to veterans. Johanns has spoken with the new Veterans Affairs Secretary, Robert McDonald, about implementing a law just passed by Congress to address problems with long patient delays. “Recent scandals and failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs in no way upholds the pledge […] Read More »

Special “COPS” episode honors crew member killed in Omaha

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A crew member with the TV show “COPS” will be remembered this week by the show’s production company. Bryce Dion was an audio technician and filming with the Omaha Police Department on August 26th when he was hit by an officer’s bullet during an armed robbery.   Dion was behind one officer when they entered Wendy’s […] Read More »

Carfit checks for senior drivers on Friday

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Triple-A Nebraska is holding a free CarFit Inspection to help seniors drive safer and longer. Spokesman Gene LaDoucer the program is designed to make sure the senior driver “fits” into their vehicle by going through a 12-point checklist. Trained technicians from Creighton School of Occupational Therapy and AARP will perform the checks that include making […] Read More »

New Lt. Governor could be in place in a couple of weeks

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Gov. Dave Heineman says it might take a couple of weeks before he names a new Lt. Governor to replace Lavon Heidemann, who resigned. Heineman says it will take time to react to the unusual circumstances that led to a vacancy in the office. “First of all, it was unexpected. Secondly, you have a unique […] Read More »

Huskers ready to renew an old rivarly (AUDIO)

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The Huskers are 24th in this week’s AP poll, and they host an old rival of sorts in Miami this Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will be the renewal of one of college football’s most significant non-conference rivalries where the two schools are 5-5 in the all-time series. The two programs have combined for […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman says he’s ready to help lead smooth transition (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says his administration is ready to help with the transition of a new governor, whoever that might be. Heineman says he wants Nebraska to experience the best transition the state has ever had. Heineman, ten years on the job, says his experience in state government, including as Lt. Governor, prepared him for […] Read More »

Omaha receives federal grant for new rapid bus service

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U-S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx made a stop in Nebraska on Monday. He was in Omaha to announce a $15-million federal grant that will be used for a new rapid-bus service line in the city. Fox says Omaha will continue to see population growth. In many cities the infrastructure can’t keep up with that growth […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman says Corrections must restore public trust

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Governor Dave Heineman says state government is moving forward to restore trust after the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The Department of Correctional Services released the investigation of the scandal by the Lincoln law firm Jackson Lewis. A failure to follow a state Supreme Court decision led to the premature release of hundreds of state inmates. […] Read More »

Don’t forget the pets when making emergency preparations (AUDIO)

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Remember your pets when making emergency preparations. State and federal officials say pets must be taken into consideration, because situations can become more dangerous if they are not. Preparedness Coordinator Phil Kirk with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Kansas City says FEMA has learned through painful experience the importance of including pets in any […] Read More »

Ebola patient becoming more talkative but tires easily

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Nebraska Medical Center reports that Dr. Rick Sacra continues to improve and had a good weekend. Dr. Sacra is being treated for the Ebola virus and remains in their biocontainment unit. Staff members are trying to find new ways to keep him entertained. Dr. Sacra’s wife, Debbie says “They’ve brought in books and chess board […] Read More »

USDA crop projections show a big harvest but lower prices

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Nebraska farmers are starting to put their combines to good use but some are hitting the fields with mixed emotions. U-S Department of Agriculture statistics shows a projected 4.3 bushel-per-acre increase in corn with an average of 171 bushels per acre. Soybeans should average 46.6 bushels per acre.  Chief Economist Joe Glauber says this much […] Read More »

Odds of Nebraska drivers hitting deer are down

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The odds Nebraska drivers will hit a deer this year are 1 out of 148, a decline of 13% compared to 2013. That is according to State Farm Insurance using claims and information from the Federal Highway Administration on the number of licensed drivers in the state. State Farm ranks Nebraska 23rd in the country […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer says Congress needs to okay escalated attacks on ISIL

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President Obama says America will go after Islamic State militants on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, but Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says Congress should vote on whether the U.S. escalates its response to acts of terror by members of the Islamic State, or ISIL. “A number of officials in the administration are saying […] Read More »

Huskers battle heat and hostile environment as Pelini pleased with better effort (AUDIO)

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The Huskers laid an early knockout blow in their 55-19 win at Fresno State, jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first three minutes and Bo Pelini talked about how that kind of took the life out of the stadium.  562 total yards including 127 of those in the first three minutes of the […] Read More »

HSUS official rejects Gov. Heineman image of group (AUDIO)

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An official with the Humane Society of the United States fires back after Gov. Dave Heineman calls HSUS anti-agriculture. Heineman made the comments in response to a recent Purdue University study which disclosed many consumers get their view of farming from the Humane Society of the United States or People for the Ethical Treatment of […] Read More »