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Nebraska Cattlemen hit the road to hear from members (AUDIO)

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Beef producers get to hear from those representing them at the state Capitol and in Washington and get to air their opinions this week during the Nebraska Cattlemen’s educational road trip. Topics will be wide-ranging during stops at six cities across Nebraska. Nebraska Cattlemen Legislative Affairs Director Laura Field expects a lot of questions about […]

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Group says Nebraska farmers missing out on big cash crop

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The Nebraska Hemp Association would like Governor Pete Ricketts will look into the development of industrial hemp as a cash crop for Nebraska farmers. President Bill Alchord says a law was passed in 2014 to legalize the development of a pilot program at postsecondary institutions and the Department of Agriculture for research but that will […]

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School bus riders will need to swipe card to board in Kearney

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The Kearney Public School District is preparing to roll out new technology next year with the goal of helping younger students get on the right school bus and get off at the right stop. Becky Reier, the district’s transportation director, says a mobility safety program using a swipe card system is being put in place […]

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Lexington woman dies in one-car accident

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A Lexington woman died early Sunday afternoon when the car she was driving left the roadway and struck a culvert in north Lexington. According to a Lexington Police Report, 19-year-old Elizabeth Thomas was driving a south on Highway 21 when her vehicle left the roadway, went into the east ditch where it struck a culvert […]

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Grand Island officials ask for prayers for family of drowning victim

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A 5-year-old Lincoln girl has drowned at a Grand Island water park. Hall County authorities identify the victim as Nubari Koffree. Grand Island firefighters found Nubari unresponsive at the Island Oasis wave pool after responding to an emergency call around 4pm Saturday. Nubari was taken to CHI Health St. Francis where she was pronounced dead. […]

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Nebraska Wesleyan to join Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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Nebraska Wesleyan University is leaving the Great Plains Athletic Conference to join the Iowa Conference. The move is effective with the 2016-2017 academic year. Nebraska Wesleyan has been a part of the GPAC since it was founded in 1969 as the Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference but has maintained a dual membership in the NAIA as well […]

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UNO Political Science prof: Trump getting reality lesson in politics

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A University of Nebraska-Omaha political science professor says Republican Donald Trump is getting a lesson in presidential politics. During a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa, Troup dismissed fellow-Republican John McCain’s war record, declaring that the United States Senator from Arizona wasn’t a war hero because he served as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, adding, […]

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Man dies after being pinned underneath Model T

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A 69-year-old Lincoln man has died after being pinned by the classic automobile he was working on in his shop. Lancaster County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bliemeister says David Musiel was found by his wife who went to his shop in Firth to find him pinned underneath his Model T Ford. Bliemeister says an autopsy […]

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Omaha hosts FIVB World Grand Prix Finals

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Six of the top seven women’s volleyball teams in the world will visit Omaha this week to compete in the 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals Round July 22nd through the 26th at the CenturyLink Center. The U.S. Women’s National Team is ranked number one in the world and captured last year’s FIVB World Championship. […]

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Dakota City man gets prison time for violating Clean Air Act

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A Nebraska man will serve time in prison for a pollution violation in Sioux City, Iowa. Investigators say 54-year-old Larry Wolf of Dakota City, Nebraska, had family and friends help him remove asbestos and asbestos-containing material from the old YMCA in Sioux City in 2014 without properly determining the amount of asbestos in the building. […]

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Northeast Community College has full time AD

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The growing athletic department at Northeast Community College in Norfolk has hired its first full-time athletic director. Jake Ripple has been on the Northeast is adding men’s soccer and softball for the next academic year and Ripple says there could be further additions in the near future. Ripple says the most immediate concern is updating […]

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Storm Chasers blank Nashville

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Andy Ferguson and two relievers combined on a six-hitter as Omaha blanked Nashville 3-0 to close a four-game set at First Tennessee Park. Ferguson tossed five shutout innings, permitting four hits and striking out six to earn the win. Matt Murray took over and worked two and two-thirds scoreless innings before giving way to Scott Alexander, […]

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Man dies after being thrown from pick-up bed; driver faces charges

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A 23-year-old died after being thrown from a bed of a pick-up this weekend. The driver of the truck faces criminal charges. The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office reports Jacob Smaus [smells] of Prague died Sunday afternoon of injuries sustained in the wreck which took place at about 1:30 that morning. According to the sheriff’s office, […]

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Grand Island water park marks first death since ’94 opening

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A five-year-old Lincoln girl died Saturday at the Island Oasis water park in Grand Island. City Administrator Marlan Ferguson says the incident happened in the water park’s wave pool area but the machine wasn’t running at the time. Ferguson says the incident is under investigation. “As we review the details of the tragic situation, Island […]

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Astronaut with ties to Holdrege & Axtell readies for 1st launch

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An American astronaut with family ties to south-central Nebraska is scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station this week. Kjell Lindgren, 42, will fly on the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft Wednesday from Kazakhstan. He will be joined by two other astronauts from Japan and Russia with the trio to spend five months in space aboard […]

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