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Lincoln police charge father-in-law in fatal stabbing

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Lincoln police accuse a 77-year-old of fatally stabbing his son-in-law during a birthday celebration in the victim’s home. Charged with second degree murder is Bayapa Lingala, accused of stabbing 46-year-old Sujay Nooka in the chest with a knife. Nooka was rushed to a nearby hospital and underwent surgery, but died hours later. Police report the stabbing […] Read More »

Attorney questions Lincoln Regional Center’s refusal to treat Jenkins

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A hearing will be held on Thursday to determine what to do with convicted killer Nikko Jenkins. The man who killed four people in Omaha one year ago was found incompetent to be sentenced so Judge Peter Bataillon ordered Jenkins to the Lincoln Regional Center for treatment. Earlier this week the Lincoln Regional  Center refused […] Read More »

Lincoln man fatally stabbed at birthday party

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A 46-year-old Lincoln man stabbed in the chest during a birthday party at his home late last night died of his wounds early this morning. The Lincoln Police Department reports officers arrested a relative at the scene and recovered a knife they believe to be the murder weapon. Police spokeswoman Katie Flood says police were […] Read More »

Troubling trend: motorcycle deaths up in Nebraska (AUDIO)

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A motorcyclist died in Lincoln this week, the fourth in the city this year, the 14th statewide, a tragic trend. The numbers, as related by Fred Zwonechek with the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, are somber. “So far this year we have a total statewide 14 motorcycle fatalities. That compares to nine at this time […] Read More »

Federal funding will help complete flood control project

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President Obama recently signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act which provides protection for many Nebraskans. This legislation prioritizes the Western – Sarpy Clear Creek Flood Control Project and John Winkler, General Manager of the Papio – Missouri River Natural Resources District says this provides protection for those on both sides of the Platte […] Read More »

Lopers picked near the bottom of the MIAA conference

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Nebraska-Kearney football team is picked 10th (media) and 11th (coaches) in the MIAA preseason polls for the upcoming 2014 season.  The polls were released today as a part of MIAA Media Day at Sporting Park in Kansas City. The stadium is the new home of the NCAA Division II Championship game. Last fall, the Lopers […] Read More »

Chadron State picked for second place in the RMAC

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The Chadron State College football team is picked to finish second in the 2014 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.  The Eagles, who finished the 2013 season with an 8-3 record and a 7-2 mark in the league, received 69 votes to edge third-ranked Colorado School of Mines’ 67 votes. Colorado State University-Pueblo is […] Read More »

Expert: Now’s the time to top off propane tanks for winter heating

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While many Nebraskans have their air conditioners running during the heat of early August, one expert suggests they look ahead to wintertime and their home heating needs. Fuels analyst Harold Hommes says a very rapid rise in liquid propane prices last winter left many Nebraskans stunned and facing tough financial decisions. “We’re encouraging people to […] Read More »

Charges filed in fatal golf cart wreck last month

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Charges have been filed in a fatal golf cart accident in Gretna early last month. Sarpy County authorities have charged 24-year-old Cody Dembinski of Gretna with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide and careless driving in the accident that took the life of 31-year-old Patrick Jurgensen of Gretna. According to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, Jurgensen suffered […] Read More »

Nebraska livestock producers face uphill PR battle

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Nebraska livestock producers will be seeking ways to counter a growing negative perception of agriculture. A recent Purdue University study disclosed that nearly half the 800 consumers surveyed report they get their annual welfare information from the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, groups considered unfriendly to […] Read More »

Henry Doorly Zoo #1 in World according to TripAdvisor

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Nebraskans don’t have to travel very far to visit the best zoo in the world. TripAdvisor, a travel website, named the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha number one on their list of the top zoos worldwide. According to TripAdvisor’s website they ranked zoos based on quantity and quality of reviews over the past 12 months. […] Read More »

UNK disappointed in fines imposed by Education Department

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University of Nebraska at Kearney officials have expressed disappointment that the United States Department of Education has levied $65,000 in fines against UNK. The department levied the fines after randomly choosing UNK for review in 2010 for how the campus compiled and reported crime statistics in its 2009 Annual Security Report, which included statistics from […] Read More »

NU basketball to face Hawaii in Diamond Head Classic opener

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The Nebraska basketball team will face a tough challenge in the opening round of the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, when the Huskers face homestanding Hawaii in its tournament opener. The Huskers and Rainbow Warriors will tip off at Midnight (central) on Dec. 23, in a game televised nationally on ESPNU from the Stan […] Read More »

Omaha physican calms fears of Ebola outbreak

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Two Americans that contracted Ebola in West Africa are now in the U-S receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. That has many people fearing an outbreak of the deadly virus here. Dr. Angela Hewlett is an infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and wants to put those fears […] Read More »

Motorcyclist dies in Lincoln accident

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A fatal motorcycle-car accident remains under investigation in Lincoln. Lincoln police report the motorcycle rider, 24-year-old Jaclyn “Jaci” Kehling of Lincoln, died in the wreck at an intersection in the city. According to police, Kehling hit a car turning in the intersection, striking the rear passenger side of the vehicle. Kehling was taken to Bryan […] Read More »