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Feel free to call, NSP main number restored

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The Nebraska State Patrol is back in business. Actually, NSP never went out of business. Its main phone number did, though. A cut cable cut off the main business number for the Nebraska State Patrol. NSP reports the number, 402-471-4545, and the Nebraska State Patrol non-emergency Highway Helpline 1-800-525-5555 (*55) have now been restored. The […] Read More »

Study: Deadly hog disease PEDV can travel in feed

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A deadly virus that’s driving up pork prices as it’s wiped out as many as one in every ten piglets in Nebraska in the past year can be spread through hog feed, according to new research. Dr. Scott Dee, the study’s lead author and research director at Minnesota’s Pipestone Veterinary Services, says they were stunned […] Read More »

Teen-age driver in fatal crash charged with texting while driving

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A Sidney teen-ager will be in court on suspicion of texting while driving in the fatal accident of another teen from Chappell. A petition has been filed by the Cheyenne County Attorney’s Office against 16-year-old Hayden Graham in juvenile court on charges of motor vehicle homicide, texting while driving, careless driving and failing to stay […] Read More »

Cut cable cuts off main State Patrol phone number; alternative now in use

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A cut cable has cut off phone serve to the main business number operated by the Nebraska State Patrol. NSP reports a phone outage caused by the cut cable has disrupted phone service to the Nebraska State Patrol main business number (402) 471-4545 and the Nebraska State Patrol non-emergency Highway Helpline 1-800-525-5555 (*55). The outage […] Read More »

First Lady throws cold water on Governor; all for a good cause

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First Lady Sally Ganem did the honors. Gov. Dave Heineman got drenched. All for a good cause. The First Lady dumped a bucket of ice water onto the governor to fulfill Heineman’s acceptance of the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” In addition, Heineman donated $100 to the ALS Association’s Nebraska Chapter. “I’m glad to be able […] Read More »

Nationstar slashes more jobs in Scottsbluff

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A Texas-based mortgage company is cutting more jobs at its office in the Nebraska panhandle. Officials with Nationstar Mortgage say they plan to eliminate another 90 positions at the firm’s facility in Scottsbluff. The cuts are expected to start within a matter of weeks, during September and October. Back in March, Nationstar announced it would […] Read More »

Nationstar to lay off more employees in Scottsbluff

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Amid overall good state economic news comes a sour note for the Panhandle. Nationstar Mortgage has announced it will eliminate 90 more jobs in its Scottsbluff office. The company based in Lewisville, Texas had already announced earlier in the year that it would cut 105 jobs in Scottsbluff. The reductions will leave approximately 150 Nationstar […] Read More »

Former deputy pleads not guilty to charges he lied about being shot

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Former southeastern Nebraska deputy sheriff Joshua Nincehelser has pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied about getting shot while on duty. Nincehelser faces one felony charge and three misdemeanor charges for allegedly calling in a false report of being shot during a traffic stop last year while on duty as a Richardson County sheriff’s […] Read More »

Gregory says the NU defense needs some swagger (AUDIO)

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Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory talked after practice about how athletic and talented he thinks the Black Shirts will be this year, but he says there has to be a certain level of confidence that comes with success Ohio State learned they will be without their starting quarterback Braxton Miller, a Heisman hopeful. He suffered […] Read More »

EPA claims it seeks clarity, not power grab in Clean Water Act proposal (AUDIO)

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A top administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency claims proposed changes to the Clean Water Act won’t harm agriculture, but understands that message is a difficult one to make in farm country. Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Water with the EPA, Ken Kopocis, denies proposed changes to the Clean Water Act aim at […] Read More »

Hazardous chemical drop-offs start Friday in NE Nebraska

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Residents in southeast Nebraska can clean out all the old chemicals from their garages and under their sinks. This weekend marks the first of several hazardous waste collection events in the region. Bobbie Meints is with Tecumseh-based Five Rivers Resources Conservation and Development, which is hosting the events. She says they’ll be taking a variety […] Read More »

Three former prisoners returned to Nebraska; one remains to be captured

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Three prison inmates released prematurely by the state have been arrested. One more remains at large. State Corrections Director Mike Kenney has announced that Carlos McDaniel and Justin Wallace are in the custody of Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and Jerry Lopez is being held in the Douglas County jail, facing additional felony charges. The […] Read More »

ACLU claims Nebraska law enforcement often misuses Tasers

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A report issued by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska claims law enforcement in the state often misuse Tasers. ACLU Nebraska Legal Director Amy Miller says the report gathered stories of misuse throughout the state. “Omaha Police Department, responding to a call from a nursing home, came across a 79-year-old man who was suffering […] Read More »

Farmers seem now to be taking a cautious financial approach

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A survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Midwestern agricultural lenders discloses some wary farmers out there. Nathan Kauffman with the Omaha branch office of the Fed’s seven-state Tenth District in Kansas City says not too many are worried about this year, but 2015 is another matter. “Thinking about 2014, the crop insurance price […] Read More »

Independent Watson says Nebraska voters need an option for US Senate

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Lincoln businessman Todd Watson says there really is only one reason he decided to enter the United States Senate race as an independent. “Well, we just have a crisis of leadership in Washington. We need big solutions solved and we have two parties that will not work together to solve them,” Watson tells Nebraska Radio […] Read More »