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“Relatively weak” tornado confirmed in southeastern Nebraska

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Called “relatively weak,” but still, a tornado did the damage in southeast Nebraska’s Otoe County Tuesday afternoon and early evening. A National Weather Service survey team confirmed an EF-1 tornado, the lowest level on the Weather Service scale, packed 86-to-110 mile per hour winds down a seven-mile path in the county. Otoe County Emergency Manager […] Read More »

VA’s Power of 1 program aimed at suicide prevention

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The U-S Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a new campaign offering support to veterans in need. It is called “The Power of 1″ and it emphasizes the effect that just one person, one conversation or one act can have on the life of a veteran or service member. Dr. Caitlin Thompson is the Deputy […] Read More »

Today’s 9/11 but tomorrow’s the National Anthem’s 200th birthday

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Nebraskans are getting ready to take part in the nationwide celebration of the song most-identified with America. While flags across Nebraska are at half-staff on this Patriot Day to remember the terrorist attacks 13 years ago, tomorrow marks the bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It was 200 years ago when Francis Scott Key wrote the […] Read More »

Today’s 9/11 but tomorrow’s the National Anthem’s 200th birthday

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Nebraskans are getting ready to take part in the nationwide celebration of the song most-identified with America. While flags across Nebraska are at half-staff on this Patriot Day to remember the terrorist attacks 13 years ago, tomorrow marks the bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It was 200 years ago when Francis Scott Key wrote the […] Read More »

Wayne State freshman goalie shuts out UNK

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Josie Brown scored in the 10th minute while freshman goalkeeper Margaret Harma registered her first collegiate win with a shutout to lead Wayne State College in a 1-0 women’s soccer win at Nebraska-Kearney Wednesday evening at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium in Kearney. WSC improves to 1-0-1 on the season while the host Lopers fall […] Read More »

Hassebrook says Lt. Gov. mess should be factor in governor race (AUDIO)

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Democrat Chuck Hassebrook asserts the resignation of Lavon Heidemann as lieutenant governor and as Republican Pete Ricketts’ running mate should weigh on voters’ minds when they go to the polls in November. Heidemann resigned from office and withdrew from the Republican gubernatorial campaign after his sister received a protection order against him following a family […] Read More »

Will Randy Gregory play? If so, how much? (AUDIO)

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Bo Pelini says Randy Gregory will be back on the defensive line for the Huskers this Saturday night at Fresno State. Gregory doesn’t sound so sure of that. He tells us he’s 100%, but is he afraid to go out there and push it? Listen to the Big Red Report This is the second of three […] Read More »

Saltdogs score seven runs in the eighth, but still come up short to Wichita

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The Saltdogs rallied with seven runs in the eighth inning but fell to the Wichita Wingnuts 11-7 at Haymarket Park, giving Wichita a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five American Association Championship Series. The Saltdogs were trailing 10-0. After a walk, an error and a single, Chad Mozingo hit a grand slam to right to get Lincoln on […] Read More »

Storm Chasers come back home with the PCL Championship Series tied 1-1

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The Reno The Aces rallied for all four of their runs in the second inning off Omaha starter John Lamb, as Mike Freeman and Nick Ahmed each drove in two runs on consecutive at-bats with two outs for a 4-2 victory in Game 2 of the Pacific Coast League Championship. The Storm Chasers have allowed only 12 […] Read More »

Almanac: Winter of 2015 will be bitter cold, snowy

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Nebraskans could be in for a rough winter. The 2015 Old Farmers Almanac is out with its recipes, charts for ocean tides and, of course, predictions about the weather. Bob Farmer, one of the contributors to the annual publication, says there’s a particularly challenging winter ahead for the Midwest. “For winter 2015, the prediction is […] Read More »

Sec. of State Gale: Ricketts-Heidemann out, Ricketts-Foley in

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Secretary of State John Gale has accepted Pete Ricketts’ request to drop Lavon Heidemann’s name from the Republican gubernatorial ticket and replace it with Mike Foley. Ricketts replaced Heidemann with Foley after Heidemann resigned as lieutenant governor and withdrew as the lieutenant governor nominee. Heidemann made the decision after his sister received a protection order […] Read More »

Adults fail in vaccination boosters

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Many Nebraska parents made sure their child’s vaccinations were up-to-date before the school year started but may not realize they may need a few too. Dr. David Kim is the associate director at the Immunization Services Division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and he says adults need booster shots to reduce the […] Read More »

When deadly force is justified

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Since August 26th there have been three cases where homeowners in Omaha either shot an intruder or held them at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived. This leads to the question of homeowner rights and when can deadly force be used. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says Nebraska law states deadly force can be used if […] Read More »

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 »