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Former Secret Service agent reacts to recent problems

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There have been several recent embarrassing incidents involving those who protect our nation’s president and other dignitaries. One incident happened September 19th when a veteran jumped the fence at the White House and made it inside.  A few days earlier an armed security contractor in Atlanta made it on an elevator with President Obama.  On […] Read More »

Modern factories in search for skilled workers (AUDIO)

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Factories aren’t what they used to be and the modern manufacturer needs workers with modern skills. Manufacturing has bounced back since the great recession and Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Barry Kennedy says it’s changed. “The manufacturing picture of old, if you will, where people see an assembly line and people just adding […] Read More »

Husker bowling voted number one by coaches

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The Nebraska women’s bowling team was voted the number one nationally rated team by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) Wednesday afternoon. NU received 11 of the 23 first-place votes in the poll (664 points), in front of second-place Arkansas State (four first-place votes, 613 total points). Defending NCAA champion Sam Houston State was third […] Read More »

Huskers have struggled against ranked teams under Pelini (AUDIO0

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If history repeats itself on Saturday, this could be a tough one for the Huskers when they travel to Michigan State. After grabbing a victory in its Big Ten opener against Illinois, Nebraska hits the road for the first time in conference action. The Huskers are 1-2 in Big Ten road openers, defeating Purdue last […] Read More »

Sales tax “penalty” for state’s farmers & ranchers vanishes

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A sales tax exemption is now in effect in Nebraska on repair and replacement parts for farm machinery and equipment. The Nebraska Farm Bureau worked with the Unicameral in getting legislation passed that removed that tax burden on farmers and ranchers. Jay Rempe, the bureau’s vice president of government relations, says the savings will bring […] Read More »

Lincoln man charged in wreck that seriously injured 11-year-old

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A young Lincoln man has been charged with driving under the influence as well as leaving the scene of an accident in wake of a wreck that left an 11-year-old with serious injuries. Lincoln police report 24-year-old Jared St. Louis of Lincoln has been charged with DUI-serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of an […] Read More »

Spotlight falls on manufacturing in October (AUDIO)

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October has been declared Nebraska Manufacturing Month. Gov. Dave Heineman said the declaration has been made to showcase the opportunities available for young people looking to land a good job. Nebraska is home to 2,700 manufacturers, which employ approximately 120,000 workers; 10% of the state workforce. Reinke Manufacturing CEO Chris Roth said factories have become […] Read More »

Flu shot time

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It is time to roll up your sleeve and get that flu shot. Nebraska’s Visiting Nurse Association’s spokesperson Cindy Ruma says the best time to get a flu shot is now through mid-November so everyone will be protected during the upcoming holiday season and family gatherings. Ruma says, “We have very good immunization rates compared […] Read More »

11-year-old seriously injured when run over biking to school

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A young Lincoln boy has been critically injured after his bike was struck by a pick-up as he went to school this morning. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says the 11-year-old boy was riding his bicycle to school when a pick-up ran over him. “The driver left the scene of the accident,” Flood tells […] Read More »

September’s Economic Survey Index

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September’s overall Economic Survey Index for the Midwest and Plains states dropped from 57.2 in August to 54.3 in September. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss conducts the monthly survey and says the region isn’t seeing the job growth it should.   He says, “Normally this region exceeded what is going on in the U-S and now […] Read More »

Sec. of State Gale rejects claim politics motivated Foley decision (AUDIO)

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Secretary of State John Gale denies politics played any role in his decision to remove Lavon Heidemann’s name from the Republican gubernatorial ticket in favor of Mike Foley after the deadline for making changes to the ballot had passed. Gale, a Republican, says he didn’t allow Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts to replace Lavon Heidemann […] Read More »

Lincoln Trail Network makes top 10 Great Public Spaces list

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The 131 mile trail network in Lincoln made the American Planning Association’s top 10 Great Public Spaces list for 2014. Terry Genrich is the Natural Resources and Greenway Manager for Lincoln’s Parks and Recreation Department and says the massive trail system continues to be a work in progress and serves as a great alternative transportation […] Read More »

Conference in La Vista will focus on energy from the wind & sun

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Organizers of the Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference and Exhibition later this month say the event will highlight new and continuing opportunities for the wind and solar industries in the state. John Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmers Union, says the conference is designed as a resource for anyone who’s interested in clean energy. Hansen […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman issues disaster declaration for Dakota City

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Gov. Dave Heineman has issued a disaster declaration for Dakota City in wake of the severe storm that hit the city the last day of August. The storm of hail, damaging winds, and heavy rains caused significant damage to public infrastructure. “This was a short-lived, localized event and in issuing this declaration, I am authorizing […] Read More »

Firefighters who responded to Mother’s Day storms honored

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Fire departments from Cordova and Beaver Crossing received recognition for their response to the Mother’s Day storm that did $20 million in damage to the two cities, plus Sutton. The Cordova and the Beaver Crossing Fire Departments received the Excellence in Community Preparedness Award during the “Be Prepared” awards presentations in the governor’s office today. […] Read More »