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Pilger residents need to mind flood plain rules when rebuilding

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The destructive path of the tornado that hit the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger last month went right through the flood plain. Bill Jones, with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, says any rebuilding that’s done will have to meet the flood plain management plan that was approved by the village about ten years ago. […] Read More »

Fortenberry says Supreme Court got Hobby Lobby case right (AUDIO)

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry applauds the US Supreme Court ruling that upholds Hobby Lobby’s right to opt out of providing some forms of contraception under the federal health care law. “Well, I think the court got this right,” Fortenberry tells Nebraska Radio Network in a telephone interview. “I think the court ruling represents one of basic […] Read More »

Woman kept getting Social Security checks after friend died in 1998

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A Kimball woman has been placed on probation and ordered to make $177,000 in restitution for continuing to receive the Social Security checks of a friend who died in 1998. Federal prosecutors say 74-year-old Lois Powell had been added to the friend’s account as a signor. The friend died in 1998. The Social Security checks […] Read More »

Democrat Hassebrook chooses Raybould as running mate (AUDIO)

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Democratic candidate for governor, Chuck Hassebrook, has chosen a running mate “I’m pleased to announce that Jane Raybould will be our candidate for Lt. Governor,” Hassebrook announced to applause from supporters gathered at the state Capitol in Lincoln. Hassebrook praised Raybould’s work as Lancaster County Commissioner, saying it has prepared her for the role of […] Read More »

Annual celebration will go on in July in tornado-ravaged Pilger

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While the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger strives to rebuild after a strike by twin tornadoes earlier this month, residents now have a local celebration to look forward to. During a weekend community meeting, Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger announced that the annual festival -will- take place, as always, on the third full weekend in July. […] Read More »

Terence Crawford retains his boxing title in front of home town crowd

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It had been 42 years since there was a world title fight in Omaha, when  Joe Frazier defended the heavyweight world championship against Omaha’s Ron Stander, winning by fifth-round knockout at the Civic Auditorium on May 25, 1972.  On Saturday night, Terence Crawford, fighting in his hometown of Omaha, for the first time as a […] Read More »

Returning inmates comes first; then discipline for mistake (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman vows to hold accountable those Corrections officials who made the mistake that led to inmates being release prematurely from prison. A miscalculation by the Department of Correctional Services led to the release of 306 inmates before they had served their time. Before it was caught, a majority of the inmates had served […] Read More »

Some farmers on edge about possible drop in grain prices

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With record high prices, corn farmers across the Midwest have generally done well in recent years, but some fear that’s about to change. Corn prices dropped more than a dollar over the winter from a harvest price of $5.40 per bushel. Even if they creep up, ag management analyst Gary Schnitkey says farmers can expect […] Read More »

Body found along the Big Blue River identified

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Law enforcement officials have identified the man found along the bank of the Big Blue River in Seward County. The Nebraska State Patrol says the body of 34-year-old Hai Sinh Nguyen of Lincoln was initially identified through fingerprints. Public response to a photo released in the case also aided in the identification, according to NSP. […] Read More »

Warrants out for 25 prisoners released from prison too early (AUDIO)

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Law enforcement officers are serving warrants on up to 25 inmates released prematurely from prison. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services miscalculated the release dates for hundreds of prisoners, releasing them before they had served their time. Attorney General Jon Bruning said most of the inmates pose no danger to the public and have between […] Read More »

Hiring Our Heroes job fair Monday in Omaha

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The U-S Chamber of Commerce Foundation is hosting a “Hiring Our Heroes – Omaha” job fair on Monday. Jennifer Hale is the Business Outreach Coordinator with Goodwill Industries and says this event is for veterans, military spouses and their dependents. Forty-one companies are taking part and range from large employers to dozens of small ones […] Read More »

Omaha police officer badly wounded in fight at gas station

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UPDATE: Omaha police identified the officer stabbed Thursday outside a Cubby’s Convenience Store as 51 year old Sophia Jordan. Police say Officer Jordan was in a cruiser when an employee approached her about a person, identified as Gary Jackson, trespassing on the property. Jackson was banned and barred from Cubby’s and was attempting to get gas. […] Read More »

Health experts watching chikungunya carefully

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A virus spread by mosquitoes that wasn’t in the Western Hemisphere until the end of 2013 has health experts very concerned. In December there were a few cases of chikungunya in the Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Haiti. Dr. Mark Rupp an infectious disease specialist with the University of Nebraska Medical Center and says […] Read More »

NU to give break to students impacted by storms (AUDIO)

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Students at any of the four University of Nebraska campuses who suffered losses during the severe weather could catch a break at school. Students from regions of the state declared federal disaster areas due to this year’s severe weather will get assistance from the University of Nebraska. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Financial Aid Director Craig Munier […] Read More »

McDermott drafted by the Nuggets at No. 11; traded to the Bulls

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The Denver Nuggets made Creighton All-American Doug McDermott the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., then traded him to the Chicago close to two hours later.  McDermott and veteran forward Anthony Randolph heading to Chicago for the 16th (Jusuf Nurkic) and 19th picks (Gary […] Read More »