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Rural firefighters responding to brush fires

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Nebraska remains in danger of brush fires as the temperatures rise, the winds blow, and the grass has yet to grow. Beatrice Rural Fire Chief Jim Engel says his firefighters had to respond to grass fires Sunday, fed by strong winds. “The wind was driving it through the field pretty rapidly,” Engel tells Nebraska Radio […]

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Son of disgraced former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky to speak at UNK

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The adopted son of disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will share his story of sexual child abuse tomorrow at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Matthew Sandusky will be the featured speaker during the 26th annual Criminal Justice Conference and Career Fair at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Tuesday, March 17th. UNK […]

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Debate on how Nebraska casts its votes for president returns

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A bill to return Nebraska to a winner-take-all presidential elector state has returned to the Unicameral with its fate uncertain. Senator Laura Ebke of Crete told colleagues Monday morning she has received dozens of emails on the issue, with most opposed to change. “The reality, I think, is that most people in the state really […]

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Platte River Landing improvements approved

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The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Board of Directors approved a construction contract to make improvements to Platte River Landing, a 10 acre recreational area in western Douglas County. General Manager John Winkler says work will start this spring on a soccer field, volley ball court, playground area, horse shoe pits, and more places along […]

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AG Peterson at home after undergoing prostate cancer surgery

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Attorney General Doug Peterson has undergone prostate cancer surgery, according to his office, and is recovering at home. According to the Attorney General’s office, Peterson had surgery after testing in December “provided early detection indicators” of prostate cancer. The office says Peterson and his family determined it would be prudent to have surgery. “Peterson is […]

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Creighton baseball bounces back with 11-3 series finale win over Utah Valley

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Ignited by a three-run double by senior Kevin Lamb in the second inning, the Creighton Baseball team defeated Utah Valley 11-3 on Sunday, March 15. The win gave Creighton the series from the Wolverines, taking three of the four contests to move to 9-7 on the season. Utah Valley, meanwhile, fell to 4-15 overall. Lamb’s […]

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Huskers baseball finishes weekend sweep with 3-2 win over Florida Gulf Coast

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The Nebraska baseball team (12-6, 0-0 Big Ten) polished off a three-game sweep of the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles (8-12-1, 0-0 Atlantic Sun) and improved to 5-0 at home this season with a 3-2 win on Sunday afternoon. Husker fans posted a three-day attendance of 17,083 during the series, which easily broke the previous […]

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Nebraska football finishes fifth spring practice

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Nebraska completed its fifth practice of the spring on Saturday with a two-hour workout under sunny skies and spring-like temperatures in Lincoln. The Huskers worked in full pads on Saturday, and for the first time this spring the entire roster practiced simultaneously. Nebraska had practiced in two groups for the first four workouts of the […]

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National Poison Prevention Week

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March 15th through the 21st is the 53rd Annual National Poison Prevention Week. Joan McVoy is a registered nurse with the Nebraska Regional Poison Center and says this week is to raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them Statistics from the U-S Department of Health and Human Services show poisonings […]

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Nebraska Spring Breakers head south for even warmer weather

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While temperatures have been well above normal in Nebraska lately, thousands of Nebraskans are piling into cars, buses and airplanes to head for much-warmer climates to celebrate Spring Break. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says of the top six spring travel destinations, four are in Florida and two are in southern California. “They are all warm […]

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Nebraskans voice (mostly) opposition to WOTUS proposal (AUDIO)

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Nebraskans got to voice their opinions about a proposal to clarify the Clean Water Act called Waters of the United States during a United States field hearing held on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Attorney Don Blankenau of the League of Nebraska Municipalities claimed Waters of the US doesn’t clarify the Clean […]

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Four health care workers exposed to Ebola coming to Nebraska

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Four American health care providers from Sierra Leone will be coming to Nebraska for observation. All four have been exposed to the Ebola virus and might have had contact with the patient now being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. None of the workers have displayed symptoms […]

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Boys state basketball results from 3/13/15

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Saturday’s finals Class A Omaha South (23-3) vs. Creighton Prep (26-2), 6:30 p.m. Class B Sidney (22-4) vs. Elkhorn South (20-5), 1 p.m. Class C-1 Winnebago (26-1) vs. Columbus Scotus (22-5), 11 a.m. Class C-2 Freeman (27-2) vs. Hastings St. Cecilia (26-1), 8:30 p.m. Class D-1 Humphrey St. Francis (23-4) vs. High Plains (25-2), 9 […]

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Governor, lawmakers at odds over tax relief

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Gov. Pete Ricketts and state lawmakers don’t seem to be on the same page on tax relief. Not only did the legislature’s Revenue Committee pass on a bill that would have lowered property taxes for farmers, it has endorsed an increase in the gas tax. Ricketts has backed a measure that would lower the percentage […]

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Mother wants answers from Omaha police

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Omaha police raided a large underage drinking party last weekend in Millard and issued approximately 70 citations for minor in possession of alcohol. Angie Janke’s 17 year old son was one of the teens attending the party. She is not defending his actions and fully supports the consequences he faces at school for breaking the […]

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