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New “Forever” stamp series promotes farmers markets

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There are more than 75 farmers markets operating now in more than 60 Nebraska cities and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is hoping four new postage stamps will help keep those farmers markets on people’s minds. “A lot of folks have talked about the benefits of farmers markets and that’s certainly true. This postage stamp […] Read More »

Truck driver accused of causing triple-fatality wreck arraigned

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A truck driver accused of causing a wreck that killed three late last week in Clay County has been arraigned on three charges of manslaughter. The Hastings Tribune reports 53-year-old Kenneth B. Johnson of Eagle appeared before Judge Michael Burns for arraignment. Bond has been set at $100,000. Johnson is scheduled to be back in […] Read More »

Police warn parents about dangers of Internet after sexual assault arrest

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Nebraska parents are being warned about the dangers lurking on the Internet after a McCook man was arrested and charged with exchanging cigarettes for sex with two teen-age girls. 31-year-old Adam Brunswick turned himself in to Lincoln police. He is accused of luring the two 15-year-old Lincoln girls to a park in Lincoln for sex. […] Read More »

UNMC specialist on anesthesia and procedures after Joan Rivers cardiac arrest

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Well known comedian Joan Rivers stopped breathing and suffered cardiac arrest on August 28th while undergoing a minor throat procedure at an out-patient facility. Rivers was rushed to a hospital in New York City where she remains on life support. There are many questions as to what happened to Rivers and some say she shouldn’t […] Read More »

Crete man killed in Lincoln rush hour traffic crash

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A 53-year-old Crete man was killed in a traffic wreck in Lincoln rush hour traffic Tuesday afternoon. Lincoln police report William Tenopir was a passenger in an eastbound car turning northbound onto south 16th Street from Old Cheney when it collided with a westbound car. Both drivers, 62-year-old Joseph Tenopir of Crete and 22-year-old Ashley […] Read More »

Teen hit and killed by train

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A 17 year old boy was hit and killed by a train near Elkhorn around 2:15 Wednesday morning. Douglas County Sheriff’s officials have identified the teen as Dylan Johnson of Elkhorn. Douglas County Sheriff’s dispatchers received the call from a Union Pacific employee to report that a person standing on the tracks that went through […] Read More »

Haynes to retire as Lottery and Charitable Gaming Division Director

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Nebraska Department of Revenue Lottery and Charitable Gaming Division Director Jim Haynes has announced he will retire at the end of October. Haynes, who is 61, became director in May of 2011. Prior to that, he had served in a variety of administrative roles with the department, where he worked for 23 years. “It has […] Read More »

Omaha will be missing big bats as they start their playoff series tonight.

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (76-67) ended the season with a five-game sweep of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (53-91), the first five-gamer for Omaha in over ten years, as they pulled it off against Iowa in August of 2004, and propelled the Chasers to the American Conference North Division crown. Omaha will now face the Memphis […] Read More »

A big recruiting weekend for Nebraska (and we’re not talking Huskers) (AUDIO)

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Recruiting is a fiercely competitiveness business; and not just for Husker football. Nebraska makes its pitch to recruit businesses to the state this weekend. Business executives from across the country and around the world are coming to the 47th annual Nebraska Diplomats Passport Weekend in Lincoln. And the key to successful recruitment, according to Diplomats […] Read More »

Westerkamp and Armstrong have the opportunity to leave a lasting impression on and off the field

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There is still a buzz surrounding the behind the back catch made by Jordan Westerkamp. Hard to believe the sophomore may be remembered for this catch and how quickly we forget he was involved in the Hail Mary catch for the win over Northwestern. Highlights, photo montages of the catch are everyone. Westerkamp himself if […] Read More »

September is Renewable Fuels Month

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September is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska and the Nebraska Corn Board wants drivers to know of the renewable fuel options available to them. Kim Clark is the Director of Biofuel Development and says all drivers have options at the pump but those with flex fuel vehicles have more. Most vehicles operate fine with E10 […] Read More »

Survey: State economy slows, employers have more openings than applicants

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A survey of business leaders across Nebraska finds the state’s leading economic indicator for August fell several points from July but continues to grow. Creighton University polls companies monthly in Nebraska and eight other Midwestern states. Creighton economist Ernie Goss says the region’s employment index also fell for the month, setting up an unusual situation. […] Read More »

Man aims vehicle at Omaha officer

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A 20 year old Omaha man is facing a long list of charges. Around 10:20 Sunday night officers tried to stop a white Ford pickup but the driver took off. Police tracked down the pickup a short time later but the driver took off again but this time aimed the vehicle at an officer. Omaha’s […] Read More »

Nebraska to make big economic pitch this weekend

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Nebraska makes a big push to sell the state both nationally and internationally this weekend. The 47th annual Nebraska Diplomats Passport Weekend will be held this weekend in Lincoln, inviting site selection representatives from several states and several countries to the state. Gov. Dave Heineman says a group of business executives and community leaders has […] Read More »

Options for farmers dealing with commodity price drop

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Many Nebraska corn and soybean producers are a little discouraged going into the fall harvest. Agriculture Economist Michael Langemeier that is due to the drop in commodity prices. He says farmers need to look at every option to counter those lower prices and that includes looking at their crop insurance policy. He says the revenue […] Read More »