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Time change impact on sleep

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Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Dr. Brett Kuhn is the director of the Behavioral Sleep Disorders Clinic at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha and says for some it takes a while for the body’s clock to readjust. Dr. Kuhn says, “Depending on your […] Read More »

Former state fairgrounds emerging as Innovation Campus (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Innovation Campus is taking shape on the former state fairgrounds. Two buildings are occupied. Others are under construction. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman has high hopes for Innovation Campus. “I think it does place us clearly in a lead toward the commercialization of innovation and I think it’s becoming an attraction for both […] Read More »

Expect Elsa and Captain America on your doorstep tonight

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Costumed kids will soon be prowling the streets of Nebraska’s neighborhoods, seeking handfuls of candy as grownups dress up in more sophisticated diguises to hit adult Halloween parties. Kathy Harkrader manages a costume shop and says many of the female trick-or-treaters will be dressed as a particular princess from the 2013 Disney animated film, “Frozen.” […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns: elections could send message to Washington bureaucrats

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Sen. Mike Johanns isn’t running for re-election this year, but he’s interested in how the elections turn out and what impact they might have on Washington. Johanns, a Republican, says the elections next week could determine whether bureaucracies will be reined in or have free rein to expand their powers. “I think it gets worse […] Read More »

Nebraskans urged to text first, call second during disasters

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Nebraskan’s 1st Lady Sally Ganem is urging residents to use texts when contacting family members or loved ones to let them know they are okay during a disaster. Ganem says phone cell service is not always available in an emergency situation and Nebraskans are encouraged to use text messages to “talk” with those important to […] Read More »

Nebraska Appleseed report on family and economy

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Nebraska Appleseed just released their “Nebraska Snapshots: Indicators of the Health of Workers and Families” report. Economic Justice Director James Goddard authored the report and says it appears that hard work isn’t paying off in Nebraska.  Goddard says the report shows nearly one out of three working families, almost 70,000, are low income.   More than […] Read More »

Excitement level high for Nebraska basketball

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Fans got their first chance to see the 2014-15 Nebraska basketball teams on Wednesday night as both the Husker men and women scrimmaged as part of Big Red Tip-Off at Pinnacle Bank Arena. There were a  pair of 15-minute scrimmages and a three-point shooting contest.  Both, men’s coach Tim Miles and women’s coach Connie Yori previewed the […] Read More »

Former Husker nearly turns himself into a World Series hero (VIDEO)

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Lincoln native and former Cornhusker Alex Gordon was close to becoming a World Series hero. Bottom of the ninth, two outs Game 7, Gordon keeps the Royals season alive with a single to center off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Like a movie, the Giants turn into the Bad News Bears…the ball gets past center fielder […] Read More »

NRD board in Beatrice area to vote on bike trail today

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A vote is expected today by the Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District Board to take ownership of a bicycle trail in southeast Nebraska. Colleen Schoneweis, with the Nebraska Trails Foundation, says the 20-mile stretch runs from the Kansas border north, toward Beatrice. “We’ll help them in maintaining with volunteer people and volunteer money and […] Read More »

Road constuction projects should be wrapping up soon

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Colder weather is rolling in and motorists in many parts of the state may be wondering when the construction season will end. Pat Boyle, a construction engineer in Norfork with the Nebraska Department of Roads, says the heavy equipment, orange cones and barricades will be going back into storage very soon. “There’s always a push in […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman denies he pressured Corrections on overcrowding (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman denied during a legislative hearing he put pressure on the Department of Correctional Services, leading to the miscalculation of prison sentences and the premature release of inmates. Heineman appeared before the Department of Correctional Services Special Investigative Committee Wednesday during a seven-hour hearing at the Capitol. The special legislative committee has been […] Read More »

Man on trial for murder disrupts courtroom twice

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A man on trial for murder in Omaha twice this week disrupted the courtroom twice by punching a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy Monday and then his defense attorney Tuesday. Douglas County Sheriff’s Captain Wayne Hudson says Robert Grant was in shackles on both occasions. On Monday Grant was told it was time to leave the […] Read More »

Omaha resident shoot and kills alleged intruder

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An Omaha resident is being questioned by police Wednesday morning after an apparent home intrusion this morning at 31st and Newport Avenue. Omaha police say the resident heard a noise around 2:30 am and went to check. Police say the resident told them he met an intruder who had broken through the front door. The […] Read More »

Former Omaha Storm Chasers help lead Royals to a Game 7 in the World Series

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By now you’ve heard the stat.  Going back to 1982, eight of ten teams that returned home down 3-2 in the World Series came back to win the championship. The Royals moved one step closer to becoming the ninth of 11, when they rocked the San Francisco Giants 10-0 in Game 6 of the World […] Read More »

AG Bruning defends controversial Corrections program (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Jon Bruning defends state Corrections Director Mike Kenney’s controversial program to deal with inmates prematurely released from prison who had very little time left on their sentences. The defense comes as a special legislative committee prepares to hear from Gov. Dave Heineman. The program covered five inmates released prematurely from prison with only […] Read More »