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Possible tornado rips up farms in SE Nebraska

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A team from the National Weather Service is examining storm damage in southeast Nebraska’s Otoe County, trying to determine if it was caused by a tornado on Tuesday afternoon. Otoe County emergency management coordinator Gregg Goebel says the severe weather started at about 4:30 P-M and some damage was done south of Nebraska City, near […] Read More »

Flames gut SE Nebraska business, man escapes with shirt ablaze

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The owner of a business in southeast Nebraska barely escaped from a fire last  night with his life — and his shirt on fire. Beatrice Rural Fire Chief Jim Engel says Shawn Vanlaningham was painting a vehicle at Van’s Waterproofing Company when a paint spraying machine caught fire. “He tried to get as much equipment […] Read More »

Resignation of Lt. Gov. Heidemann shakes up state politics (AUDIO)

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State government and state politics have been shaken up as Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann steps down. Gov. Dave Heineman says he put no pressure on Heidemann to resign after his sister received a protection order against him. “I did not ask for his resignation,” Heineman tells reporters. “Again, I want to be very clear, Lavon […] Read More »

Fast start helps Storm Chasers to opening win in PCL Championship game

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (1-0) scored all their runs in the first two innings and got a great pitching effort from Aaron Brooks to take the 2014 Pacific Coast League Championship Series opener against the Reno Aces in a 6-2 final. Omaha is now 12-3 in road games over the last four postseasons. Omaha jumped all over Reno […] Read More »

Farmers see fallout from financial collapse of Pierce Elevator

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It appears several dozen Nebraska farmers, perhaps as many as 200, will be left holding the bag as nearly $2-million was not paid by the failed Pierce Elevator when it closed earlier this year. The Nebraska Public Service Commission denied the claims. John Fecht, who heads the PSC’s Grain Division, says those who were denied […] Read More »

Ricketts chooses Foley to replace Heidemann on ticket (AUDIO)

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Republican candidate for governor Pete Ricketts has chosen a veteran of state government as his new running mate. Ricketts chose State Auditor Mike Foley to replace Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann, who withdrew from the ticket. “Last night, I received a call from Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann, informing me that he was going to be resigning […] Read More »

Severe storms a possibility for eastern Nebraska

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Round one of rain moved through eastern Nebraska just before noon today as predicted. Now get ready for round two. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says there is a stronger warm front to the south and that will have more dynamics including deep moisture and upper level support. While it is too […] Read More »

Lt. Gov. Heidemann resigns in wake of protection order (AUDIO)

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Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann has resigned a day after his sister received a protection order against him after the two argued over his father’s estate and his mother’s care. Heidemann gave an emotional statement during a news conference today with Gov. Dave Heineman at the Capitol. It has been overwhelming and humbling, all at the […] Read More »

Political shakeup: Nebraska’s Lt. Gov. Heidemann quits

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The following statement was just issued by the Governor’s office: Today, Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann is resigning from the Office of Lt. Governor. Heidemann offered the following statement at a news conference in the Governor’s Office this morning. It has been overwhelming and humbling, all at the same time, to receive so much support and […] Read More »

Argument ends with dog bites and knife wounds

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Omaha police continue to investigate an unusual case that started as argument but ended with dog bites and knives. Omaha Police Sgt. Steve Martinez says officers were called to a mid-city home Monday morning to investigate a domestic dispute call. When police arrived they found a man and a woman injured as well as two […] Read More »

Battle over Keystone XL extends well beyond lawsuit (AUDIO)

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A case will be decided by the state Supreme Court, but the battle over the Keystone XL oil pipeline extends well beyond a Nebraska court room. Supreme Court justices weigh oral arguments in the case against the state law that authorized the Keystone XL route through Nebraska. But, the author of the bill signed into […] Read More »

Huskers will get Gregory back for Fresno State and Cotton calls his play “bone headed” (AUDIO)

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Good news on the injury front. The Huskers will have their biggest defensive threat back on the field. Bo Pelini said Randy Gregory, who has played just in the opening series of the Florida Atlantic game will play at Fresno State. Pelini said Gregory looked great running on Sunday. The injury situation is a little […] Read More »

Saltdogs headed to the championship series after beating Winnipeg in five

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The Saltdogs are heading to the American Association Championship Series after Joe Bisenius bounced back from a tough game one to deliver a six-hit, 11-strikeout shutout in a 2-0 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Haymarket Park Monday night.  Bisenius (1-1) pitched all nine, walking just one, as the Saltdogs advance to the championship round for the first time […] Read More »

Hundreds of Midwest children sickened with virus

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Hundreds of children in at least ten states have taken ill with a respiratory virus that has parents and health care providers concerned. One hospital in Denver reported seeing 900 children within a two-week period and more than 85 required hospitalization. Dr. Jessica Snowden is a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at Children’s Hospital and Medical […] Read More »

Corps of Engineers offers more detail about rising Missouri River

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Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are now offering more details about how high the Missouri River will rise over the next few months. Releases are being increased from the four lower dams on the Missouri following heavy rains in August in an effort to cut flood risks. Jody Farhat is chief of […] Read More »