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Auditor Foley accuses HHS of not using all federal dollars available

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State Auditor Mike Foley says the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has failed to use all of the federal dollars available to the state. Foley says auditors in his office have identified $15 million in federal money left on the table. “There’s a lot of federal money that flows in and out of […] Read More »

State lawmakers say prisons will be a top issue in session

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State lawmakers say the prison system will a top priority in the upcoming legislative session. State Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings says officials at the Department of Correctional Services displayed a total disregard for the law in the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. “And the irony is these are the people that are in charge of […] Read More »

New year, new weather pattern

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A new year ushers in an improved weather pattern. After two days of bitterly cold temperatures, Nebraska returns to more seasonal weather. The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly sunny New Year’s Day with highs reaching nearly 30 degrees in eastern and central Nebraska. Western Nebraska, which has experienced bitterly cold temperatures plunging well below […] Read More »

Creighton drops Big East opener on the road at Providence

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BIG EAST scoring leader LaDontae Henton had 35 points to lead Providence over Creighton, 65-53, in a rematch of the 2014 BIG EAST Tournament title game. Providence, which won the title game 65-58 at Madison Square Garden in March, rode quick starts in both halves en route to the victory. The Friars are now 11-3 […] Read More »

Former Husker physician’s license suspended

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An orthopedic surgeon who played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and once served as team physician has agreed to a six-month suspension of medical license after being accused of arriving at work while under the influence. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services accused Scott Strasburger of being impaired at the Lincoln Surgery Center November […] Read More »

Man dies from injuries in North Platte car wreck

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A 51-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in a car crash earlier last month. The North Platte Police Department reports Timothy Christopherson died from injuries he suffered December 19th when his car crossed the center line on a city street and collided with another vehicle. He was flown to an Omaha hospital for treatment […] Read More »

CDC: E-cigarettes are gateway for teens to smoking

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While it’s a popular New Year’s resolution to quit smoking, a federal study finds teenagers who use e-cigarettes are twice as likely to say they intend to smoke traditional cigarettes within the next year. E-cigarette retailers are popping up in cities across Nebraska, though a state law passed by the Unicameral last year forbids their […] Read More »

Hoosiers hold off Huskers 70-65 to begin Big Ten play

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Even after Nebraska had turned a 16-point first half deficit into a four-point lead in the second half, Indiana didn’t panic. They started hitting shots, and the Huskers had no answer for Robert Johnson and the Hoosiers. Johnson hit three three-pointers on the night and finished with a team-high 14 points for Indiana in the […] Read More »

Take it easy on the alcohol tonight, stay out of the ER

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One of the busiest places on New Year’s Eve is the local emergency room. Dr. Adrian Dreessen is the director of emergency services at CHI Health Lakeside Hospital in Omaha and says they see a lot of injuries and illness that are alcohol related. “We often see people who overindulge and it can create problems […] Read More »

Spike in cases leads CDC to declare flu an epidemic

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The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention officially declared the flu an epidemic. Dr. Julia Hong with Boys Town Pediatrics agrees saying she has seen a big increase in the number of confirmed cases of influenza in the past two weeks. Boys Town Pediatrics reminds and encourages parents to schedule their child’s flu vaccine if […] Read More »

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Number of jobs in Nebraska to top 1 million in 2015

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Nebraska expects to produce a record number of jobs in 2015 as the state economy continues to expand. Projections foresee the number of jobs in Nebraska topping one million for the first time, at 1.1 million. Gov. Dave Heineman credits a broad approach to economic development for the milestone. “We’re moving in the right direction […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns: frustrated by DC, encouraged by ordinary Nebraskans (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns says good-bye to the United States Senate and 32 years of public service as his term in office closes out. Johanns leaves a bit frustrated with Washington, which he says is too prone to giving up. “I can’t get my way, so I’m just going to say no. I don’t think that […] Read More »

Bitter cold has Nebraska in its grip

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Nebraska wakes up to bitter cold temperatures again this morning. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for western Nebraska. An advisory remains in effect for the central and eastern portions of the state. It should be sunny for this last day of 2014 with the highs ranging from 15 to 19. […] Read More »

Janning leads the way as Creighton women hoops top Georgetown

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Marissa Janning led all scorers with 21 points as the Creighton women’s basketball team dropped Georgetown, 76-61, on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The win pushed the Bluejays to 8-5 on the season and evened their BIG EAST record at 1-1. Georgetown, meanwhile, fell to 2-11 overall and 0-1 in conference play. The game was a series […] Read More »