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Man who died after falling through ice identified

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More detail and an identification have been released in the death of a rural Norfolk man who died after his all-terrain vehicle fell through ice on a pond near Norfolk. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 57-year-old Randall Simpson of rural Norfolk. The office reports a rescue crew called to the […]

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Gov. Ricketts touts achievements of last session as he looks forward to next (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts provides an upbeat assessment of his first legislative session last year as he looks forward to his second session which begins Wednesday. Ricketts is upbeat indeed about last year’s legislative session in an interview with Nebraska Radio Network. “2015 was a wonderful success,” according to Ricketts. “We cut the growth of government […]

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Nebraska DCS & DHHS respond to ACLU’s solitary confinement study

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The Nebraska departments of Correctional Services and Health and Human Services are outlining their use of solitary confinement with juveniles. The ACLU of Nebraska is seeking an end to the practice after a review of its use in nine state and county facilities showed some teens were isolated for as long as 90-days. The Nebraska […]

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Iowa company to expand into Omaha

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An employee-owned company in Iowa is expanding to the Chicago and Omaha markets. Van Meter, Incorporated is based in Cedar Rapids and it distributes 800 different brands of electrical and mechanical products to contractors as well as industrial and commercial clients. It operates out of 14 locations in Iowa and has just completed its purchase […]

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Police investigating fatal shooting near University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus

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An investigation is underway after a shooting shortly before noon near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus has left a man dead. Lincoln Police Department spokesperson Katie Flood says officers responded to a call at 11:35am that a man had been injured during a downtown shooting. “Officers did find a man with the gunshot wound. He […]

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Egg hatchery to invest heavily in Nebraska expansion

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A state-of-the-art egg hatchery will locate in central Nebraska. Gov. Pete Ricketts was among those announcing the expansion of Hendrix-ISA in Grand Island. Ricketts says Nebraska won over fierce competition from other states. “At the end of the day, it came down to our people. And the quality of the people here and the opportunity […]

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Huskers prepare for road test at #19 Iowa

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After opening the Big Ten race with home losses to Northwestern and Indiana The Husker men hit the road on Tuesday night to visit Iowa. The Hawkeyes are 2-0 in the Big Ten after wins over top ranked Michigan State and 14th ranked Purdue and they entered the nation’s top 25 this week at number […]

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ACLU of Nebraska finds solitary confinement of youth “disturbing”

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The ACLU of Nebraska wants to end solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the state. A new report from the organization shows the practice is used too frequently and the durations are too long. Amy Fettig works as senior legal counsel on the ACLU National Prison Project. She says Nebraska is on the far end […]

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No damage reported after minor earthquake near Broken Bow

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Custer County residents were rattled by a minor earthquake this  morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 3.5 quake struck the area shortly after 10 a.m. The epicenter was located about 9 miles east-northeast of Broken Bow. Local emergency management officials say the quake was felt throughout the entire county with one report of […]

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Lincoln couple charged with human trafficking in Hall County

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A Lincoln man and woman have been charged with human trafficking after a woman at a hotel in rural Hall County claimed she had been recruited from Arkansas with the promise making a lot of money doing “massages.” 28-year-old Marcuiece Johnson and 21-year-old Katie Brandt have been charged with two counts of human trafficking. The […]

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One dead, three injured in crash near North Platte

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A driver has died, three passengers have been injured, in a western Nebraska crash in which authorities suspect alcohol played a role. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports the vehicle ran off the road, ran up an embankment, and rolled after the driver attempted to turn the vehicle. The accident occurred very early Sunday morning […]

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Man dies after ATV breaks through ice on pond

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A man has died after plunging into icy water when his all-terrain vehicle fell through ice on a pond near Norfolk. Firefighters from Norfolk responded to an emergency call late Saturday afternoon. Firefighters pulled the man from the water. He first was treated at a local hospital before being taken to a hospital in Omaha. […]

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One man dies in Wayne County plane crash

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One person was killed in the crash of a small plane last night in northeast Nebraska. The single-engine Cessna was headed for Sioux City, Iowa, but was diverted to the airport in Wayne County, Nebraska, due to bad weather, primarily fog. The plane had reportedly taken off from Columbia, Missouri, and was due to land about […]

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Suspect in Iowa bank robbery arrested in Nebraska

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A suspect in a bank robbery in Iowa has been arrested in Nebraska. 46-year-old Dwight Rogers is a suspect in the robbery of the Frontier Bank in Council Bluffs, Iowa December 10th. Rogers was taken into custody by Lincoln police. According to the Council Bluffs Police Department, Rogers had a small handgun when he demanded […]

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Fiscal cloud hangs over upcoming legislative session (AUDIO)

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A new legislative session starts this week with a financial cloud hanging over it. Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, says a projected $110 million shortfall in the two-year $8.6 billion state budget will have a big impact on this short session. “I think it’s tempered everyone’s expectations within the legislature […]

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