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Homeowners dealing with leaky roofs after heavy snow

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Homeowners across Nebraska are dealing with leaky roofs after the heavy, wet snow that fell over the weekend. Trent Lovewell is the general manager of John Higgins Weatherguard in Omaha and says don’t panic and risk injury climbing on to the roof to clear the snow. He says unless there is a big problem now […]

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Snow and ice covered tree and shrub care

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The weekend snowstorm coated tree and shrub branches with ice before upwards of 10 inches of heavy, wet snow fell weighing them down even more. University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension Educator for Douglas and Sarpy Counties John Fech says if you are tempted to go outside and brush the snow off, don’t.  Fech says […]

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Husker signing day off to a bang (updated 9 a.m)

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2015 Signing Day is here and names continue to roll in from student-athletes committed to the Nebraska football program under first year head coach Mike Riley.  Here are the bios of those who have signed letters from Huskers.com 1. Avery Anderson is one of four defensive standouts who joined the Nebraska program in January. Anderson […]

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Winter gives Nebraska a second punch

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A second round of severe winter weather has Nebraska in its grip, but the National Weather Service forecasts that grip to loosen after today. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon over most of the state; eastern, central, and northwestern Nebraska. A winter storm warning is in effect until noon […]

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Jury issues guilty verdict in fire-for-hire case

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An eastern Nebraska man faces up to 20 years in prison for arson and fraud convictions. Fifty-two-year-old Thomas Schropp was found guilty by a federal jury Tuesday on a list of charges. Schropp was accused of hiring someone for $20,000 to set his struggling business on fire. He’d run P.K. Manufacturing in Nashville, Nebraska, just […]

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Huskers get hot. Shoot 63% in win over Wildcats

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Shavon Shields reached 1,000 points and Terran Petteway finished with a game-high 28 points, including four 3-pointers, seven rebounds and four assists, as the Husker shot a season’s best 63% in a 76-60 win over the Northwestern Wildcats. Shields became the 26th Husker to reach the 1,000-point mark, and finished with 11 points and a career-high […]

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Lawmakers consider higher cap on fee for cattle branding

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A measure to raise the cap on fees Nebraska ranchers pay to brand their cattle is being considered in the Unicameral. Brand Board member Joe Pongratz says the measure is being carried by Senator Al Davis and if approved, would -not- result in a fee increase for those using the program. “This won’t change anybody’s […]

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EPA review provides mixed results for Keystone XL (AUDIO)

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Now, the Environmental Protection Agency has weighed in as the State Department continues its review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline and the EPA letter has mixed results for TransCanada. In a letter to the State Department, the EPA notes TransCanada has made a commitment to be responsible for any clean-up should Keystone XL […]

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Former ConAgra executive convicted of stealing $600K from company

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A former executive with ConAgra Foods of Omaha has been sentenced to nearly three-and-a-half years in federal prison for embezzling $605,592.53 from the company. 44-year-old Donald James Wilson of Bothell, Washington will have to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term. He must also make restitution. Wilson served as Division Vice President […]

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Record number of twins at Nebraska Medicine’s NIC-U

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Doctors and nurses at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha have been busy over the past few weeks. Dr. Ann Anderson-Berry is a physician in their NIC-U unit and says matter of fact they have been seeing double.   Dr. Anderson-Berry says caring for seven sets of twins at the same time is a record for their unit. […]

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Whooping cough hitting eastern Nebraska

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Parts of east and southeast Nebraska are seeing an increase in the confirmed cases of whooping cough. Dr. Katie Vollmuth is a pediatrician at CHI Health – Alegent Creighton Clinic in Gretna and says whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is highly contagious. Dr. Vollmuth says it typically starts out as a cold. She says, […]

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Janning named BIG EAST Player of the Week

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Marissa Janning, the reigning BIG EAST Player of the Year and Preseason Player of the Year is starting to hit her stride this season and this weekend’s performances were no different.  The junior guard led the Bluejays to back-to-back wins by averaging 22 points, four rebounds, four assists and 3.5 steals, while shooting .519 from […]

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Weekend weather brings a brutal reminder that winter isn’t over (AUDIO)

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A brutal weekend storm reminds all of us that winter isn’t over and that travelers must be prepared. Captain Lance Rogers, Nebraska State Patrol Commander of Headquarters Troop-Lincoln, says the brutal blast of winter caught many drivers by surprise. A little preparation can make a big difference. “Always, of course, carry those emergency first aid […]

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More Nebraska farmers are becoming remote-control pilots with UAVs

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During the off-season this winter, some Nebraska farmers and ranchers will be kicking the figurative tires on unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, to help with their operations in the spring. Tom Junge, director of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, says the small remote-control vehicles essentially come in two types, those that fly like airplanes or […]

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Deadly weekend began before winter storm rolled in

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Lincoln police reported two traffic deaths prior to the winter storm slamming the city. Authorities say no charges will likely be filed against the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a 60-year-old man attempting to cross a major street in the city Saturday. According to police, Douglas Embree improperly tried to cross the […]

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