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We enter Labor Day weekend with 5 lakes under health alerts

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Nebraska enters the last big weekend of the summer with five lakes under health alerts. State officials today issued alerts for toxic blue-green algae for Big Indian Creek Lake in Gage County and Kirkman’s Cove in Richardson County. Alerts continue at Bluestem Lake in Lancaster County, Iron Horse Trail Lake in Pawnee County, and Willow […] Read More »

1 Omaha man dead, 2 injured in shooting

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A 26 year old Omaha man is dead and two men are in critical condition after a shooting in north Omaha Thursday afternoon. Omaha police rushed to the 36th and Ames Avenue area and found one man injured by gunfire. Police say a medic unit arrived and gave immediate care but 26 year old Lamar […] Read More »

Supreme Court strikes down cigar bar exemption to smoking ban

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An Omaha billiards hall has lost its fight against the state indoor smoking ban. The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the law even as it ruled the legislature cannot carve out an exemption from the indoor smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco retail outlets. It let stand an exemption for hotel […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman calls EPA the enemy of agriculture (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says federal regulations being issued by the Environmental Protection Agency pose a big problem for agriculture. Heineman takes direct aim at the EPA, especially its proposal to expand the Clean Water Act. “As I kiddingly say, but I think it’s fairly accurate, you know, when we have a little rain in the […] Read More »

Pelini has the Huskers prepared for anything, but ready to adjust (AUDIO)

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This was supposed to be a matchup of brother vs. brother, but Carl Pelini, the one time defensive coordinator for the Huskers was dumped by Florida Atlantic. Carl, back in an interview in April, said his firing ultimately had more to do with an athletic director who didn’t hire him more so than his alleged […] Read More »

Volleyball fans set for great action this weekend as NU starts season with two ranked opponents

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Nebraska features the fewest seniors (1) and most underclassmen (11) in school history this fall.  Yet head coach John Cook is building one of his deepest and talented rosters. The seventh-ranked Nebraska volleyball team opens its season this weekend with a pair of top-15 showdowns at the 2014 AVCA Showcase. The Huskers face 13th-ranked Florida State on […] Read More »

High school softball scores from 8/28/14

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Adams Central 14, Fairbury/Thayer Central 3 Adams Central 6, Blue Hill 1 Arlington 9, Omaha Duchesne Academy 1 Beatrice 5, Bennington 0 Beatrice 6, Raymond Central 3 Bellevue East 8, Omaha North 0 Blue Hill 10, Fairbury/Thayer Central 5 DC West/Concordia 10, Omaha South 0 Falls City 9, Maryville, MO 0 GICC 9, Chase County […] Read More »

Motorists can expect plenty of company on the roads for the holiday

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The last holiday weekend of summer is just ahead and more Nebraskans are expected to be on the road this Labor Day compared to last year. Rose White, at AAA Nebraska, says holiday travel should be picking up nationwide. “Across the country, we’re expecting that travel will be up about 1.3% from last year with […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman declares September Nebraska Preparedness Month (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has declared September Nebraska Preparedness Month. Heineman says it is only appropriate in light of a series of severe storms that tore through Nebraska this year. “During this spring and summer, Nebraska has experienced three weather-related events that were eventually declared federal disasters,” according to Heineman. “These storms devastated the lives of […] Read More »

Former western Nebraska hospital administrator pleads to child porn charge

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A former western Nebraska hospital administrator has pleaded guilty to a charge of child pornography. Former Box Butte General Hospital executive James Parks entered a plea of guilty in federal court to a charge of child pornography possession. In a plea agreement, a second charge has been dropped. The charges arose from an investigation into […] Read More »

Blue Cross – CHI Nebraska contract ends Sept 1

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As it stands right now Blue Cross Blue Shield’s contract with 12 CHI Nebraska hospitals and about 1,400 health care providers ends September 1st. The two have been in negotiations for months after Blue Cross sent notice to end their contract because CHI Nebraska charged 20% to 30% more compared to other facilities for the […] Read More »

Omaha Police Officers Assoc. defends its cops in shooing deaths

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The Omaha Police Department remains in the public’s eye after Tuesday’s tragic shooting death of reality TV’s COPS crew member Bryce Dion. There are many questions still about what happened, why multiple shots were fired and is this a case of excessive force? President of the Omaha Police Officers Association Sgt. John Wells defends the […] Read More »

4-H encourages healthy eating at state fair with “blender-bikes”

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When you think of food at the Nebraska State Fair, often what comes to mind are corn dogs, popcorn, pork tenderloins and deep fried things on a stick. This year, 4-H leaders are trying to change that perception. Bob Meduna, head of Nebraska 4-H youth development, says they will promote exercise at the fair today […] Read More »

Supreme Court hears arguments on historic horse racing issue

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State Supreme Court justices will decide the fate of historic horse racing in Nebraska before the voters do. In fact, the court could rule the voters don’t get to decide. The court has heard oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by Gambling with the Good Life, which claims LR 41 CA violates the state constitution’s […] Read More »

Crewman from “Cops” TV show killed in Omaha shootout (AUDIO)

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A crew member from the reality television news program “Cops” has died of wounds suffered in a police shooting in midtown Omaha Tuesday night. Omaha police say 38-year-old Bryce Dion died from police officer gunfire. Dion was part of the “Cops” filming crew following police as they responded to a robbery report at a Wendy’s restaurant. Omaha […] Read More »