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Deputy Sheriff injured in northeast Nebraska crash

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A crash in northeast Nebraska has injured a Thurston County Sheriff’s Deputy. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 23-year-old Deputy Nicholas Carlson of Emerson suffered a leg injury when his pick-up crashed with a semi tractor-trailer near Pender on Highway 94. NSP reports the wreck occurred Tuesday afternoon at the crest of a hill on Highway […] Read More »

Holiday retail sales lower than expected

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The biggest retail shopping days are now history and retailers may not be seeing as much green as they would have liked. Trenton Magid is the founder of World Group Commercial Real Estate in Omaha and says Cyber Monday and Black Friday sales were not as successful as retailers hoped. According to the National Retail […] Read More »

Early New Year’s resolution: get health coverage now (AUDIO)

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Open enrollment is underway for health insurance coverage, with the deadline to get covered at the start of the New Year closing in. Open enrollment began the middle of last month. It lasts until the middle of February. But, if you want coverage by January 1st, you need to find a policy by December 15th. […] Read More »

Players meet one final time with Pelini to get the truth on how this all went down (AUDIO)

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Former Husker head coach Bo Pelini finally had a chance to talk with his team. A meeting was held last night at Lincoln North Star High School. Pelini, no longer employed by the University, had to hold the meeting off campus.  Judging by the tweets sent out by quite a few players, it’s easy to […] Read More »

Having a power of attorney is smart, not just for the elderly

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AARP is reaching out to Nebraskans of all ages to explain the importance of having what’s known as “power of attorney,” or someone to handle your financial matters when you are unable. Josephine Gittler, a legal scholar and a spokeswoman for the organization, says designating a power of attorney provides vital protections. “It’s really prudent […] Read More »

Strategic Air & Space Museum’s live coverage of NASA’s spacecraft

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland is helping to celebrate NASA’s launch of the Orion spacecraft this Thursday. Marketing and PR Director Deb Hermann says Orion will launch from Cape Canaveral early Thursday morning and the public is invited to watch the spacecraft make history on their big screen. Hermann says they will […] Read More »

Teen who fainted on Omaha school bus dies

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A 16-year-old girl who fainted on an Omaha school bus has died. A distress call came to police late this morning, reporting a student had fainted on a school bus traveling south on I-480 at Dodge Street. Paramedics attempted to revive Graciela Cabrera, who they found unconscious and not breathing. An ambulance transported her to […] Read More »

Nebraska hoping for long-term highway funding solution

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Nebraska hopes to learn soon how much highway construction money might be coming from Washington. State Department of Roads Director Randy Peters says he hopes Congress re-authorizes the Federal Highway Trust Fund soon. “We’re looking for re-authorization to go, hopefully, more than six months, more like six years. But Congress needs to act on that […] Read More »

A rare coin found in an Omaha Salvation Army red kettle

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It is always an exciting time when something extra special is found in a Salvation Army red kettle. Omaha Salvation Army spokesperson Susan Eustice says that happened this past weekend. A rare 1889 French 20 Franc Gold Angel coin was dropped into a kettle over the weekend in southwest Omaha. The coin is worth an […] Read More »

Scammers posing as charitable organizations

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We made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and today is Giving Tuesday – a day dedicated to charitable contributions. This is the time of year when scam artists are eager to get your money and go to great lengths to do so. Jim Hegarty is President and CEO of Nebraska’s Better Business Bureau […] Read More »

Eichorst has a leg up on coaching search on Michigan if Hoke is let go (AUDIO)

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Tell me you were not surprised that Bo Pelini was fired before Michigan’s Brady Hoke, who has been on the hot seat all season? Apparently Pelini’s went from luke warm to blazing after the trouncing by Wisconsin. Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst made a quick decision, less than 48 hours after the season finale at Iowa. […] Read More »

Nebraska shows poise on the road holding off Florida State rally in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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Terran Petteway tied a season-high with 25 points and Shavon Shields had 21 and eight rebounds as Nebraska held off a furious rally to defeat Florida State 70-65 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  The Huskers led by 16 at the half, but Florida State shot 52% in the second half and cut the lead to […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman denies putting pressure on to parole more inmates (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman expresses surprise that the head of the Nebraska Parole Board says she felt pressure from his administration to parole more inmates to ease prison overcrowding. Heineman says he met with Nebraska Parole Board chairwoman Esther Casmer along with then-Corrections Director Bob Houston about what could be done to reduce the prison population. […] Read More »

Today’s “Giving Tuesday” for pledging to volunteer or donate

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Charity groups are reminding Nebraskans that today is “Giving Tuesday,” which follows the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Jake Byers, a spokesman for the Community Foundation, says it’s an important day to have among the holidays to promote donations of our time, our money — or both — to charity. “We have a day of thanks for […] Read More »

Slight drop in November’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index

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There was another drop in the monthly Mid-America Business Conditions Index for November. The nine state region dropped to 51.3 compared to October’s index of 51.8 and September’s 54.3. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says, “A stronger US dollar, plentiful supplies and weak global demand have pushed agriculture and energy prices lower. While I still […] Read More »