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Sen. Fischer expects president to grant disaster declaration for Pilger

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Sen. Deb Fischer expects President Barack Obama to grant the request for a presidential disaster declaration for Pilger. “As you know, the governor has started the process by declaring it a disaster area,” Fischer tells Nebraska reporters. “Now, it’s just going through the process. I have not heard any update as of yet from the […] Read More »

$90-million expansion at Metropolitan Community College

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A $90-million expansion is underway at Metropolitan Community College – Fort Omaha Campus. Executive Vice President Jim Grotrian says ground was broken Tuesday on three new buildings that will be located on the south end of campus. The project includes a new Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, the Construction Education Center and the Academic […] Read More »

Panhandle car crash claims the life of a Morrill man

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A 35-year-old has been killed in a two car collision in the Panhandle. The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office reports Joshua Smith of rural Morrill died of his injuries. According to the sheriff’s office, Smith was driving west in his pick-up on a rural road Monday afternoon when a northbound car crashed into the truck. […] Read More »

Motorcyclist killed after falling from overpass in Lincoln

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A motorcyclist has died after being thrown from his bike off an overpass in Lincoln. Little has been released at this time by the Lincoln Police Department. Identification of the rider is being withheld. Police do say they are trying to determine whether the accident was a result of a hit and run. According to […] Read More »

Climatologist sees severe weather giving way to mild (AUDIO)

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Severe storms have caused widespread damage in northeastern Nebraska, but the remainder of the summer looks mild to a state climatologist. State Climatologist Ken Dewey with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says June could well set a state record for tornadoes. “June 16, the day of the Pilger tornado, we had 15 tornado reports. June 17, […] Read More »

Lincoln Stars hockey players charged with making sex tape

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Two members of the Lincoln Stars hockey team are facing felony charges in Moorhead, Minnesota, for allegedly making a sex video with a 15-year old girl. 19-year olds Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith are each charged with using a minor in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography. The video […] Read More »

Virginia forces a third and final winner take all game at the CWS

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Starting pitcher Brandon Waddell held Vanderbilt to five hits in his first nine-inning complete game, as Virginia knocked out first-round draft pick Tyler Beede in the seventh inning, as the Cavaliers evened the College World Series Finals with a 7-2 victory on Tuesday night.  Each team will be playing for its first national title in baseball […] Read More »

Study: Nebraskans spent $327M in Iowa casinos last year

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A new report details how much money Nebraskans are spending in Iowa’s casinos, serving as a warning for Iowa to not get too reliant on that chunk of money, should Nebraska launch a casino industry of its own. The report is being released by a consultant to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. It shows […] Read More »

Use careful consideration in claiming Social Security

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Deciding when to start taking Social Security benefits is confusing and frustrating. The most difficult decision is when to claim benefits. At age 62 monthly checks will be smaller but you will receive them for a longer period of time.   If you wait and claim benefits later checks will be larger but you won’t receive […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns says “people are fed up” with Obama Administration

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Sen. Mike Johanns says he is becoming increasingly frustrated with the Obama Administration. Johanns says the latest development in the investigation into how the Internal Revenue Service handled tax-exempt requests by conservative political groups adds to that frustration. Johanns, a Republican, sees a growing restlessness in the country over how Democrat Barack Obama is running […] Read More »

More illegal chemicals – fireworks found inside Ralston home

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Agents with the FBI and ATF raided a home in Ralston today and found chemical compounds inside. ATF Agent John Ham says, “To have this amount of chemical explosive precursors in a residential area where your neighbor’s houses are within 10 to 15 yards is certainly not a safe situation.” An area around 72nd and […] Read More »

Economists watching interest rates closely

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On July 3rd the U-S Department of Labor will release a report on wages and how much they have grown over the past year. That is what the Federal Reserve really pays close attention to. When wages go up interest rates follow. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says this brings up the issue on how […] Read More »

A million dollars worth of cocaine seized during I-80 traffic stop

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Cocaine, with an estimated street value of one million dollars, has been seized by the Nebraska State Patrol after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 outside Lincoln. According to NSP, a trooper stopped a large SUV for speeding in Seward County Saturday morning. Several packages in the rear passenger compartment looked suspicious to the trooper […] Read More »

Lincoln man dies after falling in front of train

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A 56-year-old Lincoln man has been killed after stumbling in front of a freight train. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says Paul Bellew had made it across the tracks when the Burlington Northern – Santa Fe train approached from the west at an intersection in the city. “The crew saw a man crossing the […] Read More »

Morale improves as Pilger recovers from tornado damage

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Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger isn’t sure if the village of Pilger looks better or worse after volunteers have spent a week clearing away debris in wake of an EF-4 tornado. Unger says some of the cleared areas look like an atomic bomb went off. But, overall, Unger sees signs of improvement. “I think the […] Read More »