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National Cyber Security Awareness Month – BBB scam alert

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This is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Better Business Bureau – Nebraska is doing everything they can to help consumers and businesses do a better job securing their personal information. President and CEO Jim Hegarty says after big data breaches at businesses and restaurants they are holding a seminar on Thursday in Omaha.   […] Read More »

TransCanada denies Energy East is alternative to Keystone XL

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A TransCanada executive denies an ambitious new project by the company is being undertaken as an alternative to the Keystone XL pipeline. Approval of Keystone XL has been delayed for years. TransCanada now awaits a decision on its route through Nebraska from the state Supreme Court. Vice President for the Keystone Pipeline Project, Corey Goulet, […] Read More »

Candidate Ashford claims public is put off by negative ads against him

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The 2nd District U-S House of Representatives race has taken a nasty turn. Television ads by the National Republican Campaign Committee display Democratic candidate Brad Ashford’s picture next to convicted murderer Nikko Jenkins. It claims Ashford, a state senator from Omaha and chairman of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, supports Nebraska’s “good time” law, contending the law let […] Read More »

Ebola might grab the headlines, but don’t forget your flu vaccine

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State health officials urge Nebraskans to get vaccinated for the flu. Nebraska has had its first confirmed case of flu; actually three confirmed cases, all in Douglas County. Nebraska Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Safranek sees it as a wakeup call. “These are at a very low level; this amount of influenza. But it does suggest, […] Read More »

Ebola patient may be released this week

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After spending more than two weeks in Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center’s Biocontainment Unit in Omaha, Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo may soon be going home. Infectious Disease Specialist Mark Rupp says it all depends on the last round of tests sent to the U-S Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Rupp says Mukpo is very […] Read More »

Field office closes, storm recovery continues (AUDIO)

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The final field office opened to respond to the devastating storms of this summer has finally closed, but recovery continues. The Wayne disaster recovery field office closed this past weekend. The Grand Island office closed earlier. Recovery efforts continue, according to Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Bryan Tuma, who feels for those turned upside […] Read More »

Huskers begin to get ready to host Rutgers

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Nebraska returns to Lincoln for the first time in four weeks on Saturday, as the Huskers play host to Big Ten newcomer Rutgers at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CDT with the game televised by ESPN2. The Huskers enter the game with a 6-1 overall reocrd and a 2-1 Big Ten Conference […] Read More »

Creighton’s Herbers named Big East offensive player of the week

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Creighton men’s soccer sophomore Fabian Herbers earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors, the conference office announced Monday. Herbers scored both of Creighton’s goals last week during a two-game BIG EAST road trip. He converted a long free kick from the left sideline to stun St. John’s just inside the final minute of […] Read More »

Bluejays Browning named Big East volleyball defensive player of the week

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Creighton senior Kelli Browning has been named BIG EAST Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon. This is the second time in three weeks that Browning has earned the award, having also won it on October 6. A Waukesha, Wis., native, Browning averaged 2.33 blocks, 2.33 kills and 0.67 digs […] Read More »

Huskers Schatz named Big Ten defender of the week

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Nebraska goalkeeper Kelly Schatz earned Big Ten Defender-of-the-Week honors when the conference announced its weekly award winners on Monday. Schatz helped the Huskers to a pair of shutout victories, as Nebraska took down Purdue on Friday by a 1-0 margin before defeating Indiana, 3-0, on Sunday. Against the Boilermakers, Schatz collected two saves in 90 […] Read More »

Have your furnace inspected now, before winter winds howl

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Many Nebraskans are already turning up the heat on their thermostats but autumn is a good time to have an expert look over your furnace before winter arrives. Merl Scott, a mechanical inspector, says it’s crucial to have your system checked out every year. Scott says, “Most of us have gas furnaces so we’d want […] Read More »

Young southeastern Nebraska man dies in ATV accident

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A young, southeastern Nebraska man has died in an all-terrain-vehicle accident. The Saline County Sheriff’s Office reports 26-year-old Nathan Casteel of Crete hit a utility pole with his ATV just before midnight Saturday. Emergency crews rushed Casteel to Crete Area Medical Center, but he was later pronounced dead from injuries suffered in the wreck. Read More »

Beautiful fall weather could be leading to bike deaths on Nebraska roads

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Twenty-five people lost their lives on Nebraska roads last month. Perhaps, not a huge number for a September. Last September, 23 people died in traffic wrecks in Nebraska. In 2012, 29 people died on Nebraska roadways in September. Still, some aspects of last month’s carnage stand out. Five motorcyclists died. One bicyclist died. Nebraska Office […] Read More »

High-speed chase ends in Omaha without incident

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A high-speed chase in which the fleeing vehicle ran through spike strips and kept going ended without incident about half an hour after it began in Dodge County. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 32-year-old Terence Dean of Omaha has been taken to the Nebraska Medical Center after complaining of minor injuries. He faces charges for […] Read More »

Innovation Campus is one of six components of NU’s biennial budget request

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It has been nearly five years since the University of Nebraska acquired the former state fairgrounds in Lincoln to develop the Innovation Campus. Dan Duncan is the Innovation Campus Executive Director and says Phase 1 is ahead of schedule with facilities taking shape.  The 4-H Building is linked to a new building forming the Innovation […] Read More »