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Changes at cable company requires converter boxes

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Those with Cox Communications service in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa will need to get a small converter box before July 14th in order to continue their service. Manager of Public Affairs Beth Weiss says they are moving to 100% digital services. Weiss says, “It will allow them to reclaim about 40% of the bandwidth. […]

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Ford returns to Nebraska

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Former Nebraska point guard Ashley Ford will return home as an assistant coach with the Husker women’s basketball program. Ford, who has spent the past five seasons on former Nebraska Associate Head Coach Cindy Fisher’s staff at the University of San Diego, rejoins the Husker program after helping to lay the foundation of Nebraska’s NCAA […]

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Nebraska trade delegation faces misperceptions in Europe (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has found he needs to clear up some misperceptions of American agriculture during his trade mission to Europe. Ricketts has been talking to Europeans about a wide range of goods and products produced in Nebraska as well as touting Nebraska as a good state in which to invest. Ricketts says the Nebraska […]

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Summer arrives June 21st, take precautions & keep cool

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Summer will arrive this coming weekend and along with the fun in the sun many Nebraskans have planned, they’re reminded heat kills more Americans each year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes and floods combined. Meteorologist Kelsey Angle, at the National Weather Service, says it’s been cooler lately, but don’t be fooled. “Temperatures will be increasing as […]

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Nebraska requests federal aid to help in storm recovery

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A request for federal disaster assistance has been filed by Lt. Gov. Mike Foley on behalf of Gov. Pete Ricketts, who is out of the country on a trade mission. The request asks President Barack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe storms across parts of Nebraska, which have spawned […]

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Gov. Ricketts disappointed Congress rejects trade deal

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Gov. Pete Ricketts, taking a break from his European trade mission, expressed disappointment today in the defeat of a trade measure in Congress. Congress soundly defeated a Pacific Rim free trade initiative promoted by the Obama Administration. The vote actually came on an amendment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, touted as providing protection for workers who […]

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Pilger celebrates recovery this weekend

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They call it a Celebration of Rebuilding, Resilience, and Recovery for all who helped Pilger pick up the pieces after a devastating tornado a year ago. The weekend celebration gets under this afternoon as Midwest Bank breaks ground at its new location at 2nd and Main Street in downtown Pilger. A community picnic will be […]

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Super Capes for Super Kids at Nebraska Medicine

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All pediatric patients at Nebraska Medicine were super heroes Thursday. Lab scientist Brenda Jershin says every April during Lab Week they try to come up with a project to give back to a special cause outside of the lab. This year they thought it would be nice to do something for all the pediatric patients […]

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No moose sighting for a week, Bridgeport boating ban lifted

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The moose hasn’t been seen for more than a week, so a boating ban at the Bridgeport State Recreation Area has been lifted. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission banned boating at Bridgeport, located in the Panhandle, when a moose was spotted May 15th. Game and Parks says the moose posed a danger to boaters. […]

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Victim of fatal shooting in south-central Nebraska identified

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Authorities in south-central Nebraska have released the name of the victim in a fatal shooting earlier this week. The Phelps County Attorney’s office reports 31-year-old Domonick Linden of Holdrege died in what was reported as an accidental shooting. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies found Linden dead of a gunshot wound to the head outside […]

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72-year-old man drowns in Calamus Lake

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A 72-year-old man has died after falling into Calamus Lake in north-central Nebraska. According to the Loup County Sheriff’s Office, a witness reported the man fell in the lake as he tried to get onto a boat dock early Thursday evening. His boat then drifted away from him. The witness told investigators he tried unsuccessfully […]

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Sen. Sasse clears air on confusion over trade legislation

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Congress was told they had to approve the Affordable Health Care Act to find out what was in the legislation. Now there is some confusion that Congress is being asked to sign trade bills without knowing the content. Nebraska U-S Senator Ben Sasse says those sources are getting two different bills confused. Sen. Sasse says, […]

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Bellevue man sentenced to 30 years on child porn charges

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A 37-year-old Bellevue man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing and transporting child pornography. Senior United States District Court Judge Lyle Strom sentenced Christopher Brackett to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography, 30 years for transporting child pornography, and 20 years for possessing child pornography. The sentences will […]

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Nebraska/BYU slated for ABC

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Nebraska’s season opening football game against BYU on September fifth will be televised to a national audience on ABC, with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers’ matchup with BYU is the first-ever meeting between the schools. The Cougars are coming off an 8-5 record and a trip to the Miami Beach Bowl in […]

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Could cost overruns in Denver threaten new VA hospital in Omaha? (AUDIO)

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Huge cost overruns in construction of a new Veterans Administration hospital in Denver could affect funding of a new VA hospital in Omaha. Reports out of Washington say the VA is looking everywhere for the money needed to finish the $1.7 billion Denver hospital. “The Denver VA project is a total mess. It has gone […]

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