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Two die in northeast Nebraska wreck

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Two people died in a head-on collision in northeast Nebraska over the weekend. The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office reports 22-year-old Mollie Schieffer of Fordyce and 63-year-old Bradley Schumacher of Crofton died in the accident near Hartington. According to the sheriff’s office, Schieffer was driving east on Highway 12 near its intersection with Highway 57 when […]

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Backers of wind & solar energy tax credits plan to try, try again

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A Nebraska agricultural group is working with state legislators on a proposed tax credit for wind and solar energy projects. The effort fell short of passing last session but backers of the incentives say they’ll try again in 2016. Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen says there’s plenty of support for the measure. Hansen says, […]

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Freshman takes the reigns at Chadron State

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TD Stein will be the starting quarterback on Thursday night when Chadron State opens the season on the road at Missouri S@T. The redshirt freshman  is a native of Chadron and replaces four-year starter John McClain under center. Chadron State coach Jay Long says Stein just needs game experience right now. “He’s a terrific football […]

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Huskers prepare for BYU pressure

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley says the Husker offense will face a BYU defense that “likes to blitz from the bleachers” when the teams square off Saturday in Memorial Stadium. A veteran quarterback like Tommy Armstrong could help against pressure and Armstrong says the key will be recognizing what defense BYU is in at the snap. […]

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AG Peterson encourage N. Dakota judge has blocked WOTUS

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Attorney General Doug Peterson says he is encouraged by a federal judge’s action against the Waters of the United States rule. United States District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota has issued a temporary injunction against the WOTUS rule drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Peterson says it’s a big victory for Nebraska and the […]

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Gov. Ricketts not worried that GOP presidential field is crowded

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says he’s pleased with the field of Republican candidates for president, crowded though it may be. Ricketts, a Republican, says there are a number of good candidates in the Republican field. “Obviously, I’m biased toward governors just in general, being a governor myself. I think it does give you a perspective about […]

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DC West Community Schools struggle with bond issue

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Vandalism and accusations are running wild at DC West Community School District. After voters in November failed to pass a $45.8-million bond issue signs within the district have been vandalized and there are accusations the district purposely planted mold in the buildings so the next bond issue would pass. Superintendent Melissa Poloncic says she too […]

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Lincoln native earns start at Southeast Missouri State

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Lincoln native Tay Bender has been named the starting quarterback at Southeast Missouri State University. The former Southwest High School standout originally enrolled at Kansas State but transferred to Iowa Western Community College prior to the start of the 2013 season. He was a two-time All-Midwest Conference selection for the Reivers and led his team […]

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20-year-old charged with kidnapping and rape of 8-year-old girl in Lincoln

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A 20-year-old Lincoln man has been arrested, charged with the kidnapping and rape of an 8-year-old girl. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says the suspect is accused of entering the girl’s residence with the intent to rob the house. Then, he changed his mind. “An 8-year-old girl remembered going to bed only to awake, […]

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Black shirts to be awarded prior to BYU game

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The Nebraska football coaching staff will hand out black shirts prior to the Husker’s season opener against BYU on September fifth. The tradition dates back to the 1960s when the Huskers’ first-string defenders were given the shirts to wear in practice. “We’ve had a discussion probably about every five, six seven days and talk about […]

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29-year-old dies in deadly motorcycle accident in Omaha

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A 29 year old Ralston man is dead after a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon in southwest Omaha. Police Sergeant Chuck Casey says just before 3:30 a Suzuki XR1 motorcycle hit the rear end of a turning car near 98th and Q Street. Sergeant Casey says witness’ says the motorcycle stopped at a red light at […]

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Employers taking steps to protect others

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Nebraska employers are taking notice of Wednesday’s tragedy in Roanoke, Virginia after an apparent disgruntled former employee took his frustration out on two former co-workers. Many businesses are in a similar situation where they question whether a current employee has the potential of violent behavior. David Owens is a former district attorney and says there […]

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Court tosses out claim involving Lexington rendering plant

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A federal appeals court has rejected a claim by STABL Incorporated which stated environmental quality testing results involving the company’s rendering plant in Lexington were not valid and should not have been used as evidence toward the issuance of a $2.3 million fine against the company for violations of the federal Clean Water Act and […]

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Gov. Ricketts pleased with death penalty petition drive success (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is pleased that it appears Nebraska voters will decide the fate of the death penalty. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty gathered far more signatures than needed to force a vote on the death penalty next November. The Secretary of State’s office has begun the verification process. “Well, I’m very pleased with the […]

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Babysitter accused in death of Hastings child

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A 33-year-old woman is suspected of killing a toddler she was babysitting earlier this year.   Azudany Serrano-Contreras is charged with committing intentional child abuse resulting in death.   Serrano-Contreras was babysitting 19-month-old Aliyana Peterson March 12th in Hastings when she allegedly stuffed a baby wipe down the toddler’s throat.   Serrano-Contreras told police she […]

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