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Study of rare disorder underway at UNMC

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People with a rare debilitating disorder from around the world are in Omaha this week at the University of Nebraska Medical Center taking part in the largest study ever done on orthostatic tremor, or OT.   Dr. Diego Torres-Russotto is a movement disorder specialist at UNMC and says “OT is a miserable disease”. Dr. Torres-Russotto the […] Read More »

Omaha teen dies in shooting – Police investigating others

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Omaha police are searching for those responsible in the shooting death of a 16 year old high school student Wednesday afternoon. Police were sent to 34th and North Ridge Drive at 3:30 pm and found a teenager lying in a grassy area near an intersection. Johntavious Swift was taken to a hospital in critical but […] Read More »

Ebola patient at Nebraska Medical Center given all clear

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“Nebraska one – Ebola zero”. That from Dr. Jeffrey Gold, Chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.   Dr. Rick Sacra received the all clear and was officially released Thursday morning from the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit. During a news conference today Dr. Sacra gave a big thank you to his medical team who […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman presses need to change “good time” law (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman insists the Nikko Jenkins case demonstrates the need to replace the automatic good time law for state inmates and he rejects efforts to implicate others in the four murders he is alleged to have committed. Legislative hearings on prison sentence miscalculations have also focused on the case of Nikko Jenkins, accused of […] Read More »

Booze to be banned at Lincoln tailgating spot after violence

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New rules are being put in place for a popular tailgating area near Memorial Stadium after a near-riot before last weekend’s Nebraska-Miami football game. After meeting with Lincoln police, the owners of Indian Center say they’ll ban alcohol on the site, a policy that will be strictly enforced by security guards. The booze ban will […] Read More »

Previewing the Huskers Big Ten opening opponent, Illinois

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Illinois opens Big Ten Conference play Saturday night against Nebraska. The Fighting Illini posted a 3-1 record in non-conference play, suffering their only loss at Washington. Offensively, Illinois boasts one of the nation’s top passing attacks. The Illini rank 19th nationally with an average of 321.5 passing yards per game while completing 66.2 percent of […] Read More »

Nebraska volleyball opens Big Ten play with sweep of Iowa

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The No. 8 Nebraska volleyball team opened Big Ten play with a sweep of Iowa on Wednesday night before 8,151 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, 25-18, 25-13, 31-29. The Huskers improved to 7-3 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten, while Iowa fell to 8-4 overall and 0-1 in Big Ten play. Kadie […] Read More »

Family of murder victim speak for the first time

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 For the first time since the shooting death of Omaha jewelry store owner Jim Minshall, his family is speaking about the tragedy. Police say Minshall was shot and killed last Thursday morning, September 18th during an attempted robbery at J-R’s Jewelry and Gifts at 72nd and Jones Streets.  His daughter Tracey Bland says the family […] Read More »

Study: Climate change is making some Nebraska bird species scarce

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A study by an environmental group is analyzing the vulnerability to climate change of more than 500 species of birds across the Midwest. The Environmental Defense Fund is working with teams of biologists in Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa. Alicia Hardin, an administrator in the wildlife division of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, says some birds are […] Read More »

Kayak capsizes, western Nebraska man drowns

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A western Nebraska man drowned when his kayak flipped over in a private pond. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports 64-year-old Glen Bassett of Ogallala was pronounced dead at a local hospital. According to the commission, the accident occurred on a private pond near Ogallala. Bassett had a visitor on hand, but his efforts […] Read More »

Big powerball jackpot – Nebraska Lottery says play responsibly

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Powerball machines are working overtime. Nebraska Lottery spokesman Neil Watson says the last winner was on August 13th so the jackpot for tonight’s drawing is $225-million. Watson reminds players it only takes one ticket to win and the odds of winning remain the same regardless of how many tickets are purchased or how many people […] Read More »

Transportation Secretary touts Grow America Act during Nebraska visit

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx touted the Grow America Act during a stop in Nebraska. The act is a proposal by the Obama Administration to spend $302 billion over the next four years to shore up the transportation trust fund and provide money for other transportation projects. Foxx, during a tour of the Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing […] Read More »

Options presented to replace the VA hospital in Omaha

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Nebraska’s Washington delegation met with the Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald this week to voice concerns about the condition of the V-A Medical Center at 42nd and Woolworth Streets in Omaha.   Congressman Lee Terry says this is the first time in years he is optimistic that something will be done about the deteriorating facility.  Congressman […] Read More »

Waverly man dies after losing control of his motorcycle on curve

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A young Waverly man died after he failed to make a curve on his motorcycle, hit a guardrail, and flew off his bike. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports 21-year-old Benjamin White was pronounced dead at the scene in Waverly. According to the sheriff’s office, White was riding north on Canongate Road. He was riding […] Read More »

Huskers showing more maturity on defense as Big Ten opener looms

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The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for its primetime Big Ten conference opener Saturday night with the Illinois Fighting Illini, as the Huskers conducted a 1-hour and 50-minute practice Tuesday afternoon. The Huskers practice both inside of the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields. Defensive coordinator John […] Read More »