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Veteran eastern Nebraska sheriff dies after suffering heart attack

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Long-time Butler County Sheriff Mark Hecker has died after suffering a heart attack late last week. The Butler County Attorney’s office reports Hecker died Tuesday at an Omaha hospital. He had suffered the heart attack on Friday. Hecker was 53. Hecker first won election as Butler County Sheriff in 1998. A candlelight vigil has been […] Read More »

FEMA rebuilding specialists in Beaver Crossing and Seward

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  Federal Emergency Management Agency rebuilding specialists will be in Beaver Crossing and Seward this week to help provide information to those rebuilding or making repairs to their property after the Mother’s Day tornado. Barb Sturner is an External Affairs Officer with FEMA and says they will answer questions about safe rooms and protecting homes […] Read More »

No one hurt, but the video of Kearney hospital flooding is incredible (VIDEO)

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No one was hurt. No patients, staff, or doctors suffered injuries. But, the cafeteria at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney might not be back in operation for months after a flash flood sent a wall of water into the hospital this weekend. Marsha Wilkerson with the hospital says the city storm water system couldn’t handle […] Read More »

Brush Up Nebraska painting 78 homes Saturday

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The number of deteriorating homes in the Omaha metro area is alarming but 78 will be getting  cleaned up and a new coat of paint on Saturday. Tom Pettigrew started Brush Up Nebraska in 1989 as a community service to help low income elderly and permanently disabled homeowners maintain their home. Since then volunteers have […] Read More »

GOP Senate candidate Sasse rejects frontrunner status

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Republican Ben Sasse claims he’s running his campaign for United States Senate as if he is trailing in the polls. But, he isn’t. A smattering of public opinion polls have been taken of the campaign to succeed Sen. Mike Johanns, a Republican who has decided to leave public office after the end of this term. […] Read More »

Bellevue man dies in Iowa crash

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Authorities in southwest Iowa are releasing more information now about a single-vehicle crash over the weekend that killed a Nebraska man. The Mills County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that 20-year-old Nicholas Polsley, of Bellevue, Nebraska, was apparently ejected through the sunroof of the 1999 Chrysler he was driving, after the vehicle went out of […] Read More »

Congressmen insist border bill wasn’t just window dressing (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Congressmen insist the effort by the House to pass a border crisis bill wasn’t a waste of time, even though the Senate won’t take it up and they worry the president will act during the August recess. House Republicans pushed through a $694 million package to secure the southern border and speed-up deportation of […] Read More »

Wayne State volleyball picked for fifth in the Northern Sun coaches poll

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Wayne State College is picked to finish fifth in the 2014 Preseason NSIC Volleyball Coaches Poll released Tuesday morning by the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota. Sophomore middle hitter Alyssa Frauendorfer was listed as the Wildcat Player to Watch this season. The Wildcats return four starters from last year’s team that was 22-10 overall and […] Read More »

Nebraska to tip-off ACC/Big Ten Challenge with the first of 14 matchups on ESPN’s network of channels

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The tip-off times and television information for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge we announced and Nebraska’s game at Florida State on Monday, Dec. 1, will tip off at 6 p.m. (central) and will be televised nationally on ESPN2. The Huskers’ game with the Seminoles is one of two games  that evening, as Rutgers will take on […] Read More »

Key to computer safety: Change your password frequently

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Nebraska computer users may be a bit skittish after Russian hackers made international news last week by breaking into the database of a Midwestern securities firm. They reportedly stole 1.2 billion user names and passwords belonging to some 500-million email addresses. Information security expert Mike Masino says Nebraskans can do something fairly simple to keep […] Read More »

Compromise reached to treat Nikko Jenkins in Lincoln

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A compromise has been reached that will allow Nikko Jenkins to receive mental health treatments while not being housed at the Lincoln Regional Center. Jenkins has been convicted of killing four people in Omaha last summer after being released from prison. Jenkins was found competent to enter a plea of no contest to the murders, […] Read More »

Lawsuit claims state delays food stamp applications

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A lawsuit has been filed, claiming the state has unnecessarily delayed distributing food stamps to needy Nebraska families. Nebraska Appleseed and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice has filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services, claiming the state agency has continually delayed processing applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, […] Read More »

Mental health expert advises us to share feelings in wake of Robin Williams’ death

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Many people are mourning the apparent suicide death of actor and comedian Robin Williams. Even though we didn’t know him personally Williams made us laugh and cry and that is why so many people are shocked at the news. Dr. Hudson Hsieh, director at Alegent Creighton Health’s Lasting Hope Recovery Center in Omaha, encourages those […] Read More »

Nebraska men’s basketball freezes season ticket prices

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The University of Nebraska athletic department is not raising the prices for season ticket holders.  Nebraska, which sold out season tickets some six months before its debut in Pinnacle Bank Arena, averaged a school-record 15,149 fans last season, ranking No. 13 in the nation. The per-game average increase of 5,067 fans from the previous season […] Read More »

Injury bug hits the Huskers offense. Running back out with a broken ankle

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Head Coach Bo Pelini announced that redshirt freshman running back Adam Taylor suffered a broken ankle Saturday, giving no timetable on his return. Taylor is from Katy, Texas…during his senior year in high school he ran for a combined 502 yards in the semifinal and state championship games on 70 carries. That’s a 7.1 yards […] Read More »