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Treasurer objects to proposed federal red tape to ABLE program (AUDIO)

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State Treasurer Don Stenberg says proposed federal regulations could undermine a savings program for disabled Americans. It’s called the ABLE program, a savings account patterned after the popular college savings accounts, only for the disabled. ABLE is the acronym for Achieving a Better Life Experience Act. Proposed federal regulations would require the disabled to file […]

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Gulf “dead zone” still growing due to farm field runoff

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Chemical runoff from Midwestern farmland is still feeding an oxygen-deprived area in the Gulf of Mexico and the so-called “dead zone” isn’t shrinking, despite ongoing efforts. Scientists and policy-makers have worked for more than a decade on a plan to reduce nutrient runoff from farm fields, which endangers marine life in the Gulf. This year, […]

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Governor’s family invites you to name the baby wallaby

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You have a chance to name a wallaby. Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced his family will hold a naming contest for a young wallaby at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. The First Family will name the young tammar wallaby, one of 11 living at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Tammar wallabies are native to South Australia. “While […]

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Crackdown on child predators leads to 22 arrests

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Nebraska has participated in a national crackdown on child predators, arresting 22 people the past two months. Called Operation Broken Heart II, the two-month effort led by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention involved 3,000 law enforcement officers; federal, state, and local. Nebraska State Patrol Sergeant Eric Jones says the operation wanted both […]

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Financial crisis in Greece will impact U-S economy

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There is a lot of tension in the markets as Greece continues to struggle through a financial crisis with fears of defaulting on debt. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says this will have an impact on the U-S economy. Goss says, “As they move closer to default on their bonds investors flee those bonds and […]

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NSAA director, who stirred controversy on transgender issue, resigns

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The executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association who created controversy on the issue of transgender athletes has resigned. The NSAA board of directors had already voted not to extend the contract of Rhonda Blanford-Green. Blanford-Green became the center of controversy in 2013 after announcing Nebraska had developed a policy on transgender students before […]

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Grand jury to investigate death at Tecumseh state prison

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A 57-year-old inmate being treated for a medical condition has died at the Tecumseh state prison. The Department of Correctional Services reports Russell Summerville died very early Friday morning. A grand jury will be empaneled to investigate the death in accordance with state law. The department says no cause of death has been determined, yet. […]

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Nebraska man dies in motorcycle wreck in Iowa

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A Nebraska man died in western Iowa after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing. 42-year-old Brian Elias of Lincoln wrecked his bike outside Loveland, Iowa. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports Elias was riding south near Old Lincoln Highway and Desoto Avenue Saturday night when his motorcycle hit a curb and he lost control […]

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Officer involved shooting investigation in Douglas County

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an officer involved shooting in the parking lot of the Kwik Shop at 156th and Blondo around 7 am. A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy was already in the store when the clerk told him an intoxicated man was leaving the building. Sheriff Tim Dunning says the deputy followed […]

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Lockdown on University of Nebraska Lincoln campus lifted

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A lockdown issued after reports surfaced that a gunman was walking the downtown Lincoln campus of the University of Nebraska has been lifted. Shortly before 10 o’clock Monday night, police responded to the basketball courts near the Harper-Schramm-Smith dorm complex where a fight had broken out. Police believe at least two of the people involved […]

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Vanderbilt nears repeat title

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Vandebilt is a step closer to a second straight College World Series title. Carson Fulmer allowed only two hits in 7 and two thirds scoreless innings and struck out seven as the Commodores beat Virginia 5-1 in game one of the championship series. Fulmer outdueled Virginia starter Connor Jones, who allowed three hits over five […]

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Saltdogs win in 11

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The Lincoln Saltdogs scored two runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to post a 4-3 victory over Fargo-Moorhead.Aaron Payne had three hits, including the game winner in the bottom of the 11th, as the Saltdogs improve to 9-22 and snapped a seven-game lo...

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Nebraska and Creighton top-20 in attendance

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Nebraska finished 12th in college baseball attendance this past season according to a report from the Wichita State University athletic department. The Huskers drew an average of 3,903 fans in 27 games at Haymarket Park. Creighton finished 18th in the country in attendance with an average of 3,068 fans. The top four schools in attendance […]

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A counter campaign asks you to “decline to sign” death petition (AUDIO/VIDEO)

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You might well be asked to sign a petition to reinstate the death penalty, even as you are being urged not to sign. A petition drive underway by Nebraskans for the Death Penalty seeks enough signatures to place the death penalty on the November 2016 ballot. It is an effort to reverse the Unicameral’s decision […]

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More people spending vacation time working

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Employment experts at Robert Half International recently conducted a study of more than 2,200 chief financial officers in the nation’s largest cities and it shows 68% of them contacted the office or checked work email while on vacation. Regional Vice President Mike Gremmer says that is a 20% increase from three years ago. He says everyone […]

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