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Kearney roofer faces OSHA fine after worker’s death

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A south-central Nebraska business is facing a fine after two employees took bad falls. A Kearney-based roofing company has been cited by OSHA for failing to provide fall protection for a 42-year-old worker who fell to his death and a 25-year old who fell and suffered serious injuries while working in Grand Island last year. […]

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Sens. Fischer and Sasse have questions about request for military force (AUDIO)

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Both of Nebraska’s United States Senators say Congress needs to thoroughly consider a request by President Obama to use military force against the Islamic State. Sen. Deb Fisher will sit in on the hearings over the president’s request as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Fischer says three areas need to be clarified […]

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High school basketball scores from 2/12/15

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Boys scores Adams Central 53, Ravenna 52 Battle Creek 65, Hartington Cedar Catholic 58 Beatrice 55, Lincoln Pius X 43 Bloomfield 61, Allen 12 Boys Town 46, Lincoln Christian 40 Bridgeport 76, Morrill 29 Clearwater/Orchard 61, Elgin Public/Pope John 39 Columbus Scotus 71, Columbus Lakeview 40 Crawford 60, Hay Springs 57 Deshler 25, Red Cloud […]

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Nebraska women let Iowa slip out of town with victory

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Clinging to a one-point lead with less than five minutes to the play, the 22nd ranked Nebraska women’s basketball team was unable to finish off the 14th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, losing 69-61 Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Samantha Logic buried her second three of the game with the shot-clock winding down with 2:49 left […]

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State senators hear from media about importance of open meetings

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A bill to widen the use of private meetings for governing bodies is pitting the leaders of Nebraska’s media outlets against the state’s public school boards. A legislative committee heard testimony this week on a measure (LB-282) by Senator Roy Baker of Lincoln that would allow school boards to hold private sessions when narrowing down […]

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Filibuster succeeds in shelving meningitis vaccine bill

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A bill mandating that Nebraska students be immunized against meningitis has been killed, by its sponsor. Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha has shelved the bill in the face of a filibuster against it. Earlier in the legislative debate, Krist claimed those opposing LB 18 because it’s a mandate were being hypocritical. “It’s okay, when you […]

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Nebraska US Senators say Keystone XL debate won’t end with veto (AUDIO)

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Both of Nebraska’s United States Senators expect President Barack Obama to veto a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Neither expect the debate to end with a veto. The House followed Senate action in approving a measure authorizing construction of the pipeline from western Canada to Steele City, Nebraska. The 270-to-152 vote […]

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Protecting vehicle technology from hackers

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A U-S Senate report shows that auto makers are not protecting wireless technology from hackers and they could potentially take control of your vehicle’s brakes, control the speed, and change the speedometer to controlling the lights. Omaha computer expert Thor Schrock is the owner of Schrock Innovations and says this report should not overly concern […]

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NU’s Stokes named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

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Junior Kiki Stokes was honored for an outstanding opening weekend when she was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Monday. The honor was the first of Stokes’ career. Stokes set the table for an explosive offense that led the Huskers to a 4-1 record and the Hotel Encanto Invitational title last weekend. […]

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Crete High School looking for new football coach

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Chuck McGinnis, the head football coach at Crete High School for the past 16 years is stepping down. He led the Cardinals to the playoffs in 15 of those season, bringing Class B state titles home to Crete in 2000, ’06, ’07 and ’10. He had a .722 winning percentage with a 130-50 record. McGinnis says he […]

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NU women try to snap four game losing streak against ranked teams

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team hopes to get back in the win column when they host 14th ranked Iowa Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  NU is coming off back-to-back losses at No. 21 Rutgers and No. 5 Maryland on the road.   The Huskers also lost 78-72 in overtime at then-No. 20 Iowa on […]

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Debate on meningitis vaccine mandate stalls in Unicameral (AUDIO)

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A measure that would require young people to be vaccinated against meningitis has hit a snag in the Unicameral. Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha sponsors LB 18, which would mandate 7th Graders get the first shot to protect against meningitis, with a follow-up shot at age 16. Krist questioned Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte […]

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Suspects in Sidney counterfeit cash case proclaim innocence

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The suspects charged in a Cheyenne County counterfeit money case are pleading not guilty despite a mound of evidence piling up. Nineteen-year-old Briana Sifuentez and 22-year-old Tony Christensen entered their pleas Tuesday in district court. Search warrant documents illuminate startling new details of the alleged scheme that was uncovered in late January. The suspects are […]

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Suspects in Sidney counterfeit cash case proclaim innocence

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The suspects charged in a Cheyenne County counterfeit money case are pleading not guilty despite a mound of evidence piling up. Nineteen-year-old Briana Sifuentez and 22-year-old Tony Christensen entered their pleas Tuesday in district court. Search warrant documents illuminate startling new details of the alleged scheme that was uncovered in late January. The suspects are […]

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Throw another log on the fire…just make sure it’s an old log

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As Nebraskans strive to stave off winter’s chill with wood stoves and fireplaces, one expert says the age of the wood you burn makes a big difference in the amount of heat you’ll get from the logs. Alison Davis, a former forester who’s now a senior advisor in the EPA’s Air Quality Office, says to […]

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