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Pig pardoned prior to Salvation Army’s Baconfest

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It was a big day for Sally the pig. Sally made the trip from Litchfield, Nebraska to Omaha today to set the stage for this year’s Salvation Army Baconfest, a fundraiser for the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center.  Sally may have been a bit nervous attending an event called Baconfest but then Omaha Mayor Jean […]

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Central Nebraska man dies in near head-on collision

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An elderly central Nebraska man has died of injuries sustained in a near head-on collision when he attempted to turn into the path of another vehicle. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office reports 84-year-old Leonard Peterson of Ansley collided with a vehicle driven by 54-year-old William Koubek of Merna. According to the sheriff’s office, Peterson was […]

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Planned Parenthood videos prompt senators to call for investigation (AUDIO)

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Both of Nebraska’s United States Senators have called for an investigation of Planned Parenthood in wake of the release of videos purporting to show its executives discussing the trafficking of fetus body parts. Both Sen. Deb Fischer and Sen. Ben Sasse call the videos appalling. They have signed a letter drafted by Sen. Joni Ernst […]

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Drivers at risk from hackers

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Nebraskans driving Jeep Cherokees may be a bit more nervous getting behind the wheel after two computer hackers were able to take control of the vehicle from ten miles away. Cyber security expert Mark Gigliotti says this is just one example of what they are trying to stay one step ahead of. Gigliotti says, “I […]

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U-S volleyball sweeps Japan

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The U-S women’s volleyball team opened the FIVB World Grand Prix finals in Omaha by sweeping Japan 25-12, 25-15 and 25-18 at the CenturyLink Center. Karsta Lowe had 14 spikes among her team-high 17 points and former Nebraska outside-hitter Kelsey Robinson had six of her eight kills in the opening set as the Americans raced […]

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Nebraska unveils new look for Northwestern

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The University of Nebraska and adidas unveiled the new Primeknit Husker Bold alternative football uniforms, which will be worn on Saturday, October 24th  for the Husker’s game against Northwestern. Developed in collaboration with the University of Nebraska athletic department, the alternative uniform features metallic red numbers with a forged steel outline, combined with a modernized, […]

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Windows 10 arrives July 29th

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On Wednesday, July 29th, Microsoft will release their free of charge version of Windows 10. Omaha computer expert Thor Schrock is the owner of Schrock Innovations says you are going to love it. Schrock says, “Windows 10 is an amazing operating system. Anybody who has a Windows 7 or 8 computer might be eligible for […]

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Prediction: Gas prices may drop to $2/gallon under Iran nuke deal

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Nebraskans may see significantly lower gasoline prices in the coming months if Congress approves the pending nuclear agreement with Iran. Fuels analyst Harold Hommes says Iran is stockpiling at least 30-million gallons of crude oil. “Iran is ready to begin exporting,” Hommes says. “They’ve got, from my understanding, loaded vessels in place. They are actually […]

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Nebraska joins other states in asking phone companies to help block calls

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Nebraska has joined with the vast majority of states to request five major phone companies offer their customers call-blocking technology; technology the companies had claimed federal law prevented them from offering. Forty-five states have sent a joint letter to chief executives of the carriers pointing out a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule clarifies that […]

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New Grasslands Initiative sign up starts Sept 1

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Nebraska farmers and ranchers will soon be able to take advantage of a new Conservation Reserve Program initiative. Mike Schmidt is the deputy administrator for the U-S Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency and says they are targeting working grass, range and pasture land. Schmidt says, “Grasslands is a new initiative. It is a working […]

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Omaha mayor submits 2016 budget proposal

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The mayor of Nebraska’s largest city turned over her 2016 budget proposal to the Omaha City Council Tuesday. Mayor Jean Stothert says her priority is public safety. Mayor Stothert says, “The brave men and women in blue who protect us everyday deserve a well equipped and well trained police force. We will goal of fully […]

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Gov. Ricketts authorizes Guard to arm more personnel

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has authorized Adjutant General Daryl Bohac to arm additional guardsmen in wake of the Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting that killed five service members. Lt. Colonel Kevin Hynes, the spokesman for the Nebraska National Guard, says the Guard is acting on the authorization. “What this does is it gives the Adjutant General of the […]

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Smith to leave Nebraska program

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Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori announced that sophomore guard Chandler Smith has elected to transfer. The six-foot guard from Brewster, Washington, appeared in 18 games as a freshman after missing a significant part of the early season with a foot injury. She was a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and a member of the […]

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Corrections workers will be asked to assess their culture (AUDIO)

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What is the culture of the Department of Correctional Services? A study hopes to find out. State Corrections Director Scott Frakes says an independent agency will conduct a department-wide culture study. “Just kind of getting a good, overall sense of how the staff views the agency they work for,” Frakes tells Nebraska Radio Network. Frakes […]

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UNL drought forecasters look ahead to hot & dry versus cold & wet

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Long-range forecasters say the overall trend of cooler, wetter weather will likely continue for the next several months, with some periods of hot and dry mixed in, followed by what may be a mild winter ahead. Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center, which is based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says […]

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