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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 »

Nebraskan among 2 dead in SW Iowa crash

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An accident early Sunday in southwestern Iowa has claimed the lives of two men, including a Nebraskan. The Pottawattamie County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Department says 30-year-old Eric A. Poole, of Atlantic, and 19-year-old Nathan C. Poole of Omaha, were ejected from their vehicle as it rolled numerous times about seven miles east of Oakland. Both men […] Read More »

26th Salvation Army Winter Night Watch program starts tonight

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Last winter the Salvation Army’s Winter Night Watch program in Omaha served more than 14,500 meals and distributed more than 9,000 coats, hats, gloves and scarves to those in need. J.J. Kuzma is the Disaster Services, Winter Night Watch coordinator and says their first run of the season is tonight. He says at the beginning […] Read More »

Christmas Gift Shop for hospitalized veterans

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A tradition that dates back from the 1930’s continues today at the VA Nebraska – Western Iowa Health Care System Omaha Medical Center today. Public Affairs Director Will Ackerman says hospitalized veterans will be able to do a bit of Christmas shopping at the American Legion Auxiliary’s gift shop. Ackerman says veterans who are inpatients, […] Read More »

.713 winning percentage not enough for Eichorst to justify keeping Pelini (AUDIO)

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“For whatever reason, we weren’t good enough in the games that mattered against championship quality opponents,” Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst said on Sunday morning after he announced he was replacing Bo Pelini as the head football coach.  “We gave coach ample time, ample resources, and ample support to get that done, now we’re heading […] Read More »