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Conference in La Vista will focus on energy from the wind & sun

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Organizers of the Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference and Exhibition later this month say the event will highlight new and continuing opportunities for the wind and solar industries in the state. John Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmers Union, says the conference is designed as a resource for anyone who’s interested in clean energy. Hansen […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman issues disaster declaration for Dakota City

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Gov. Dave Heineman has issued a disaster declaration for Dakota City in wake of the severe storm that hit the city the last day of August. The storm of hail, damaging winds, and heavy rains caused significant damage to public infrastructure. “This was a short-lived, localized event and in issuing this declaration, I am authorizing […] Read More »

Firefighters who responded to Mother’s Day storms honored

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Fire departments from Cordova and Beaver Crossing received recognition for their response to the Mother’s Day storm that did $20 million in damage to the two cities, plus Sutton. The Cordova and the Beaver Crossing Fire Departments received the Excellence in Community Preparedness Award during the “Be Prepared” awards presentations in the governor’s office today. […] Read More »

Bicyclist dies from injuries in bike collision four days ago

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A Lincoln man has died of injuries sustained during a bicycle accident four days ago. Lincoln police report 66-year-old Ron Joyce died Monday night at Bryan West Campus hospital. Joyce suffered severe injuries during a collision on a Lincoln bike path. The Lincoln Police Department reports a 15-year-old bicyclist was looking down and hadn’t notice […] Read More »

Factory accident kills worker

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A manufacturing accident has taken the life of a worker in eastern Nebraska. The Valley Police Department reports George Young died from injuries sustained when a forklift he was operating at Midwest Manufacturing pinned him against a shelving unit. Young was freed by fellow workers who performed CPR before he could be taken by helicopter […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman defends work to correct sentencing miscalculations

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Gov. Dave Heineman said today his administration continues to work to correct miscalculations on prison sentencing that led to the premature release of hundreds of inmates. A new report by the Omaha World-Herald discloses that 51 inmates released early committed 33 felonies and 102 misdemeanors during the time they should have been behind bars. “Again, […] Read More »

Trooper seized 36 lbs. of marijuana during I-80 stop

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A Nebraska State Patrol trooper seized nearly 36 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. The NSP reports the trooper stopped an eastbound car driving left of center and failing to signal on I-80 near the Hershey exit in Lincoln County. The trooper seized 35.7 pounds of marijuana stuffed in two large […] Read More »

New child safty seat app

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Selecting, installing and registering child safety seats have just become a bit easier. Rose White with Triple-A Nebraska says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched a new app that is designed to provide caregivers and parents information about selecting, installing and registering child safety seats. If the seat is registered manufacturers will be able […] Read More »

Armstrong and other focused on eliminating turnovers against Michigan State (AUDIO)

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Last year when the Huskers lost to Michigan State, Tommy Armstrong threw two big touchdown passes…a 32 yarder to Sam Burtch in the first quarter and a 38 yarder to Kenny Bell late in the third. Ameer Abdullah gained 123 yards on 32 carries. It was the first time a team was able to gain more […] Read More »

Creighton libero earns Big East volleyball honor

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Junior libero Kate Elman has been named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week. An Omaha native, Elman averaged 4.80 digs and 0.90 assists to help Creighton start BIG EAST play 3-0. Elman opened her week with six digs in a 3-0 win at Georgetown. The Jays held Georgetown to 22 kills in […] Read More »

Nebraska women’s basketball set for record year of TV exposure

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team are close to setting records with the potential of 16 regular-season games being nationally televised.  The Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network officially announced its TV designations for women’s basketball on Monday afternoon, and the Huskers will fill the BTN airwaves with nine guaranteed regular-season appearances on the network and […] Read More »

UNK’s Squiers reaches 800 win mark this past weekend

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The 5th-ranked Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team sweep Southwest Baptist (-23, -15, -16) Saturday afternoon in Bolivar, Mo.  It was the 800th career win for Loper head coach Rick Squiers. He has won 493 matches at UNK, 206 at Hastings College, 28 at Seward (Kans.) C.C. and another 73 at Remsen-St. Mary (Ia.) High. It wasn’t easy early on […] Read More »

NU’s Conroy picks up Big Ten soccer honor

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Senior forward Mayme Conroy earned Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors after scoring three goals in two games last week. Conroy, an Omaha, Neb., native, tallied two goals in Sunday’s 4-3 overtime triumph over Maryland, including the game winner in the 96th minute. Her first score of the game came in the 22nd minute off an assist […] Read More »

USDA grants and loans bring cash infusion to rural Nebraska

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding more than $1.7-million dollars in loans and grants to a host of projects across rural Nebraska. Doug O’Brien, the agency’s Under Secretary for Rural Development, says the infusion of capital comes from the Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program and it’ll go initially to five Nebraska-based agencies. O’Brien says, “Southeast […] Read More »

State Sen. John Nelson sworn-in as new Lt. Governor

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Gov. Dave Heineman has selected Omaha state Senator John Nelson as the new lieutenant governor, serving out the remaining three months of the Heineman Administration. Heineman said Nelson is a perfect candidate to fill the vacancy left with the resignation of Lavon Heidemann. “I chose him, because John is a respected public official, he’s a […] Read More »