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Reminder to boaters – life jackets are a must

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A hot July weekend means a lot of people will be heading to lakes and rivers to keep cool.  Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says officials were not happy with what the saw – or rather didn’t see- last weekend on the Elkhorn River. He says Game and Parks officials checking canoes […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns expects Supreme Court to resolve conflicting health rulings (AUDIO)

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Conflicting rulings on the federal health care law might have to be resolved by the United States Supreme Court, according to Sen. Mike Johanns. Johanns expects the Obama Administration to request the entire Washington, D.C. appellate court to reconsider a ruling unfavorable to the law. Johanns, a Republican, says that might work. Johanns notes Senate […] Read More »

Yes, it is as hot as you think is…maybe hotter

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It’s hot out there. How hot? Hot enough to break some records in western Nebraska. The sun was searing the Nebraska Panhandle plains Thursday where temperatures reached up to 112 degrees. That mark was hit in rural Sioux County, as was 111 degrees about ten miles east of Harrison. Mitchell, Chadron and rural Banner County, […] Read More »

Health alert issued for one lake, extended for another, lifted for a third

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Another health alert has been issued for another Nebraska lake as one health alert continues and one is lifted. State officials have issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae for Swan Creek Lake 5A in Saline County. An alert issued earlier for Willow Creek Lake in Pierce County continues. Samples taken earlier this week […] Read More »

Nordquist works on illegal immigrant driver’s license issue

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State Senator Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha is working on legislation that would allow certain illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses in the state of Nebraska. Nordquist says the issue falls directly under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Those under 16 years of age in the U.S. by June 15, 2012 could remain in […] Read More »

Congressman Terry: emotional release to not have Maxwell in the race

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Congressman Lee Terry expressed surprise and relief at the announcement by independent candidate Chip Maxwell that he would drop out of the race and not challenge Terry this fall. Maxwell, a supporter of the Tea Party, collected the needed signatures to get his name on the November ballot, but decided to exit the race instead.  Maxwell says […] Read More »

Former UNL student sentenced, ordered to pay in security breach case

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A former University of Nebraska – Lincoln senior has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to make more than $107,000 in restitution for breaching the computer systems at the university as well as the Nebraska State College System. United States Attorney Deborah Gilg announced that 23-year-old Daniel Stratman of Omaha will serve his six-month […] Read More »

EPA meets with critics, seems determined to expand Clean Water Act (AUDIO)

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has met with some of her fiercest critics, but seems unwilling to modify a proposed change to the Clean Water Act. Sen. Mike Johanns joined other Republican senators from the Senate Agriculture Committee in confronting EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, arguing against expansion of the Clean Water Act which […] Read More »

Storm Chasers grab extra inning victory

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Pedro Ciriaco scored the game-winning run in the tenth inning as Omaha overcame an early deficit to defeat Memphis, 3-2, Thursday night in the last of four meetings at AutoZone Park. The Storm Chasers improved to 54-50 and stayed within two and a half games of front-running Iowa in the American Conference North Division. Ciriaco […] Read More »

Saltdogs rally to complete series sweep

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After squandering a three-run lead in the seventh, the Saltdogs (33-30) bounced back and used lights out relief to beat the Amarillo Sox (20-43) 4-3 and complete the series sweep in front of 3,016 fans at Haymarket Park Thursday night. Amarillo scored three runs in the top of the seventh, but Lincoln responded quickly by […] Read More »

Maxwell will not run for 2nd Congressional District seat

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Nebraska Tea Party supporter Chip Maxwell has pulled his hat from the political ring – for now. Maxwell announced he will not challenge Lee Terry for the 2nd District Congressional seat in the November election.    Maxwell was running as an Independent but the long-time Republican feared his name on the ballot would split the party […] Read More »

Presidential disaster declaration granted in wake of Pilger tornado

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Federal officials have informed Gov. Dave Heineman his request for a presidential disaster declaration in wake of the Pilger tornado has been granted. The declaration covers more than just the Pilger tornado, extending to cover damage from tornadoes and thunderstorms through southern and northeastern Nebraska between June 14th and the 21st. Still, the biggest damage […] Read More »

Nebraska teen-age girl dies in sightseeing plane crash in Alabama

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The crash of a sightseeing airplane near the Alabama-Florida state line has killed two, including a Nebraska teen-age girl. The Baldwin County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office reports 15-year-old Marli Shea McManus of Papillion died in the crash. The pilot, 67-year-old Dean Legidakes, also died in the crash. The sheriff’s office says the two took off from […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns supports McDonald as next Secretary of Veterans Affairs (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns supports President Barack Obama’s nomination of former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Johanns, a Republican member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, says McDonald has the background needed to shake-up the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. “I really believe in this person. I like […] Read More »

Young kids set abandoned Omaha house on fire

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Omaha firefighters rushed to battle a house fire Wednesday afternoon at 43rd and Sprague Streets. The house had been abandoned and there was no electricity or gas service at the house that was heavily damaged. Investigators determined that three juveniles were responsible for the fire and admitted to fire play. Investigators say there was evidence […] Read More »