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Committee outlines state missteps in Nikko Jenkins case (AUDIO)

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A special legislative committee concludes solitary confinement and a lack of mental health care might well have pushed Nikko Jenkins to murder four people in Omaha. Nikko Jenkins, convicted of killing four in Omaha after being released from prison, spent most of his time behind bars locked in solitary confinement. “It illustrates the problem with […] Read More »

Body of airman recovered from Lake Manawa in Iowa

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A United States airman who worked for Offutt Air Force Base has drowned in Lake Manawa across the state line in Iowa. A search for the man began shortly after his companion, 36-year-old Master Sgt. Benjamin Ferguson, swam to shore Sunday after their boat capsized. The other man, whose name has not been released, also […] Read More »

One dead after shooting in Gibbon meat packing plant

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A 34-year-old Grand Island man has been arrested in the shooting death of a worker at a meat packing plant in Gibbon. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office reports the deadly shooting occurred in the parking lot of Gibbon Pack early Monday evening. Dead is a 34-year-old man, pronounced dead at the scene. No names have […] Read More »

Nebraska man sentenced to life in prison for stabbing death

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A Nebraska man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a woman he robbed. The Attorney General’s office reports Andrew Casterline has been sentenced after his conviction of first degree murder in the death of Virginia Barone, stabbed 22 times on October 4, 2013 during the robbery in Guide Rock. […] Read More »

Nearly half a million dollars worth of pot seized in I-80 traffic stop

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A traffic stop near Lincoln leads to the seizure of nearly half a million dollars’ worth of marijuana. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner reports deputies pulled over a car on Interstate 80 for following too close and detected the strong smell of marijuana. Wagner says deputies discovered nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in garbage bags […] Read More »

Holiday tips from the Nebraska Regional Poison Center

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As we celebrate the holidays the Nebraska Regional Poison Center reminds all Nebraskans safety first. Educator and RN Joan McVoy says the number of poisoning incidents involving children increases during the holiday season. She says over 50% of the calls they receive involve medications.  McVoy says visiting friends and relatives may spend the night and […] Read More »

Medical incident might have led to fatal crash

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Police suspect a medical incident might have led to a car crash that took the life of a Lincoln man. Lincoln police report 43-year-old Michael Clancy died in the wreck downtown Sunday evening after his car ran off the street and hit a light pole. Emergency workers rushed Clancy to a local hospital, but he […] Read More »

Committee concludes Corrections pressured into questionable practices (AUDIO)

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A special legislative committee concludes Gov. Dave Heineman set the tone that led to the prison sentencing miscalculations, because he refused to consider building a new prison to relieve overcrowding. Committee chairman, Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha, acknowledges the committee never made a direct connection between Gov. Heineman and various questionable practices to release prisoners, […] Read More »

Winter storm hits the Nebraska Panhandle, closing several schools

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Roads are slick, icy, and snow packed in Sidney. A hazmat call went out before 10:30 this morning for a jackknifed semi tractor-trailer at mile marker 63 that was leaking fuel. We measured four inches of snow in Sidney’s Legion Park. Winds have been causing snow to drift in spots and around corners of buildings […] Read More »

Comment period on conservation program changes nears

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The U-S Department of Agriculture is proposing changes to their Conservation Stewardship Program and Nebraska farmers have a chance to comment on those suggestions. Mark Rose is with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and a Farm Bill team leader and says more will be offered to producers. Rose says, “Other lands that can be enrolled […] Read More »

N-U president candidate wraps up visit

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Dr. Michael Martin wrapped up his visit to Nebraska late last week. He is one of four finalists for the presidency of the University of Nebraska System. After touring all four N-U locations, Dr. Martin said he is impressed how the system functions. He says, “It really is a chance to build, augment and add […] Read More »

Nebraska-Kearney gets a new head football coach

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The University of Nebraska at Kearney has hired former Central Missouri assistant coach Josh Lamberson as its head football coach, UNK announced today. UNK will formally introduce Lamberson as its 17th coach in team history at a 10 a.m. news conference Monday at the Health and Sports Center. “I’m extremely honored and excited to help […] Read More »

Congressman lukewarm on budget bill (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman reluctantly voted for a trillion dollar spending bills, saying it’s better to approve a flawed bill than allow the federal government to shut down. Congress barely approved the $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill and barely avoided a shutdown. Congressman Adrian Smith, a Republican, suspects a last-minute Democratic revolt in the House might […] Read More »

Nebraska Farmers Union backs ACA, Medicaid expansion

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A Nebraska farm group insists the federal health insurance law greatly benefits rural Nebraska and backs expansion of Medicaid as a benefit to farm families. Nebraska Farmers Union president John Hansen says the law met a need in agricultural communities. “We have to remember where we started here,” Hansen tells Ken Anderson with Brownfield Ag […] Read More »

Winter weather returning to Nebraska, NWS issues warning

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A lot of weather is coming our way even as the state has experienced some rain, sleet, and snow already. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning today for western Nebraska into the north-central and northeastern portions of the state. A winter weather advisory has been issued from the southwest into northeast […] Read More »