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Veterans homes in Nebraska rate perfect scores

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All four homes for Nebraska military veterans received a perfect score from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. “It’s a major accomplishment to receive a perfect score,” Gov. Dave Heinman said during a conference call announcing the scores. “So, you can imagine how impressive it is that all four of Nebraska’s veterans’ homes have […] Read More »

AG office reaches settlement with Corporate Records Services

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The Attorney General’s office has reached a settlement with Corporate Records Services to end what the state contends was deceptive solicitation practices. The office says it received multiple complaints about Corporate Records Services. It determined the solicitations, made to look similar to government documents and claimed to fulfill Nebraska corporate recordkeeping requirements, were deceptive and […] Read More »

Heated Omaha town hall meeting

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A heated town hall meeting in north Omaha Monday night turned into a shouting match. This started when one man attending the meeting criticized the city for not doing more to create more jobs in that area.  City Councilman Ben Gray reacted by saying 1,000 jobs have been created in north Omaha since he took […] Read More »

UNMC & Nebraska Medical Center expands at two locations

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The Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center announced expansion plans at two locations in Omaha.   Construction will begin this week at the midtown location at 41st and Emile Streets. The Lauritzen Outpatient Center will house the Fritch Surgery Center, a suite of 10 operating rooms designed for outpatient procedures. Four the […] Read More »

Patient health information can now cross state lines

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Nebraska and Iowa’s health information networks are now linked. Deb Bass is CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative and says the state is now connected with Iowa’s Health Information Network so now both states can send and receive messages. Bass says this milestone is one both organizations see as a positive step toward the […] Read More »

Report: Nebraska would see millions in taxes from legal pot

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A new report puts a price tag on what Nebraska might reap in new tax revenues if the state legalized marijuana. The financial website NerdWallet took the data from an anonymous health survey that found just under 4% of Nebraskans over age 25 said they’d smoked pot in the past month. Based on Nebraska’s population, that’s about […] Read More »

Drunk driver runs over bicyclist, killing him

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Lancaster County authorities say a man driving drunk ran over a bicyclist last night, killing him. According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, 57-year-old Douglas Dalke of Lincoln died at the scene of the accident, 54th and Saltillo Road. 26-year-old Everett Hoesing of Olathe, KS has been charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the […] Read More »

Pelini is looking for the defense to tighten up their technique against Illinois

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The Huskers turn their attention to the start of Big Ten play, hosting Illinois. Overall Bo Pelini happy with the 4-0 start, but defensively his team is cutting some corners when it comes to the basics and it showed at times against Miami.  Miami approached this game a little differently than what they’ve done in […] Read More »

USDA reaches out to LGBT community in rural Nebraska

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The USDA held the nation’s third LGBT Rural Summit at Wayne State College last week. The summit was a partnership between the USDA, National Center for Lesbian Rights, the True Colors Fund, and Wayne State to discuss the opportunities and challenges lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered citizens face while living in rural America. Special Assistant […] Read More »

Two killed in rear-end collision in southeastern Nebraska

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Two people died in a rear end collision on Highway 34 in southeastern Nebraska Sunday evening. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports 23-year-old Matthew Kirkchhoff of Weeping Water and 22-year-old Emily Widger of Lincoln died at the scene, a mile and a half southeast of Elmwood. According to the sheriff’s office, Kirchoff was driving west […] Read More »

Murray man killed in weekend rollover crash

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A 38-year-old Murray man has been killed after he lost control of his car on a curve, driving off the roadway, and rolling over. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports Kevin Light was pronounced dead at the scene, Saturday morning on the southern side of Plattsmouth. Investigators for the office say Light was driving too […] Read More »

18-year-old charged with vehicular homicide in fatal Lincoln wreck

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An 18-year-old Lincoln man faces a charge of vehicular homicide and driving while under the influence after a fatal wreck just outside Lincoln late Sunday morning. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says Christopher Cazun refused to take a chemical test after the wreck and is also charged with reckless driving and driving under suspension. Wagner […] Read More »

Woman dies from injuries suffered after her car crashes into pole

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A young woman died of injuries suffered when her car rammed into a utility pole in southwest Omaha. Omaha police say 29-year-old Ashley Carter of La Vista died later at an Omaha hospital from injuries suffered in the wreck. Police say witnesses reported the care had been moving erratically before the fatal accident early Saturday […] Read More »

Prison inmate found dead, likely suicide

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State Department of Correctional Services officials say a prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder at the Lincoln state prison has been found dead in his cell, likely from suicide. 59-year-old Michael Peterson just began serving his life sentence in late May on a first-degree murder charge from Buffalo County. According to the Department […] Read More »

Public feedback needed regarding child welfare services

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A national consulting firm has been hired by the Nebraska Legislature to conduct a study on public and private child welfare agencies in the state. This is a follow-up to its earlier study on child welfare privatization. This study will help determine whether the management of child welfare cases should be carried out by public […] Read More »