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Improved safety is the goal of OSHA program for Nebraska manufacturers

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an education and enforcement action focused on high-hazard manufacturing facilities in Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. Jeff Funke, area administrator with OSHA’s Omaha office, says the effort is all about preventing injuries. “Incidents are preventable, if the right steps are taken,” Funke says. […]

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Husker women fall at Indiana

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team could not overcome cold shooting in a 59-47 loss at Indiana. The Huskers shot only 36 percent for the game and missed their first 11 three pointers as they fall to 7-5 in the Big Ten. “It is hard to have your starting back court score two points for you […]

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Shields Injured as Huskers Beat Rutgers

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UPDATED: Shavon Shields has now been released from the hospital after a CT scan came back negative. Coach Tim Miles released the following statement:   “We are relieved and thankful Shavon has been released, and that his injuries aren’t more serious. We will follow the proper protocol to get him back to full speed. I […]

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Last packer hog ownership ban falls; Nebraska joins other states

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A last-minute filibuster cannot stop a measure that lifts the ban on meatpackers owning hogs in Nebraska from passing in the legislature. LB 176 clears the Unicameral easily on a 34-to-14 vote. But, not until supporters overcame a rare, final-reading filibuster against the bill. Opponents of the measure held up the vote for two hours […]

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Girl Scout cookie sales start today in Nebraska

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It is the day that many people wait all year for. Theresa Cassady is the communications officer for Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and says door-to-door cookie sales officially start in some parts of the state today and girls will be setting up booths statewide on February 12th outside retailers and at special events. Cassady […]

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Creighton rallies for win at Butler

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The Creighton women’s basketball team closed the game with a 13-2 run to rally for a 52-42 victoty over Butler in Big East action. Sophomore guard Sydey Lamberty led the Blue Jays with 18 points and her three pointer to beat the shot clock gave Creighton the lead for good just moments after Butler had […]

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Cause of Omaha suspect death is still not known

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Toxicology reports could be available next week regarding the death of an inmate being held at the Douglas County Corrections Department. 59 year old Mark L’Heureux collapsed inside the jail on Tuesday.  He was rushed to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  Authorities say there were no known signs of physical trauma to […]

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Two cases of Zika virus in Nebraska, health experts have been expecting it

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A mosquito-borne virus affecting Central and South American countries has appeared in Nebraska. The state Department of Health and Human Services reports two confirmed cases of travel-related Zika virus. Both are women in their 20s – one in Douglas County, the other in Sarpy County. “They have not been hospitalized,” Douglas County Health Department Director […]

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Former Husker rooting for fellow 85 Bear

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Former Nebraska standout Mitch Krenk believes his former Chicago Bears’ teammate Ron Rivera will be the winning coach on Sunday when his Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Krenk and Rivera were both members of the 1985 Bears squad the pummeled New England 46-10 in Super Bowl 20 in New Orleans. […]

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Former Husker rooting for fellow 85 Bear

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Former Nebraska standout Mitch Krenk believes his former Chicago Bears’ teammate Ron Rivera will be the winning coach on Sunday when his Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Krenk and Rivera were both members of the 1985 Bears squad the pummeled New England 46-10 in Super Bowl 20 in New Orleans. […]

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Stabbing that sent two people to the hospital is under investigation

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A domestic disturbance in Lincoln Thursday night ended with both people involved going to the hospital. Lincoln Police report they were called to a house near 69th and Vine streets and found a boyfriend and girlfriend had been fighting. Officers say a knife was during the fight and the 31 year old male had a […]

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Lawmakers hear pros and cons of cutting property taxes (AUDIO)

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A legislative committee has heard the governor’s plan to cut property taxes, but also hears some complaints about the plan as well. Gov. Pete Ricketts personally lobbies for the bill that would limit local governmental spending and cap growth of agricultural land assessments at three percent. “It’s a balanced approach. It’s an incremental approach. It’s […]

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2016 Best of the Midwest V tattoo convention this weekend in Omaha metro area

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Those who watch the TV show Ink Masters will recognize the work of famous tattoo artists at this weekend’s 2016 Best in the Midwest V Tattoo Convention in the Omaha metro area. Smitty is the owner of Big Brain in Omaha’s Old Market and president of Shane O’Neill Productions, the host of the event. Smitty […]

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Winter storm in Nebraska one for the record books

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The National Weather Service reports the Feb. 1-2 winter storm was record setting in parts of Nebraska. The snowfall totals for Tuesday smashed records for the day and month in Grand Island and Hastings, but came short of being an all-time-high in those cities. That honor remains with a March 2006 storm. Jeremy Wesely is […]

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Monday meeting in Wayne focuses on disaster preparedness

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An emergency response and recovery group that formed after severe storms hit northeast Nebraska in June of 2014 is broadening its scope. The Northeast Nebraska Long Term Recovery Team is becoming the Northeast Nebraska COAD, or Community Organizations Active in Disaster. Kim Schultz, emergency response coordinator at the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department in Wayne, […]

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