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Texting teen-ager sentenced in fatal crash

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A Sidney teen-ager has been sentenced in a fatal texting-while-driving accident. Sixteen-year-old Hayden Graham was given two years of probation and had his driver’s license revoked for 19 months after pleading no contest to Motor Vehicle Homicide and texting while driving in September. Graham’s probation includes specific terms designed to help educate others about the […] Read More »

Wage increase one factor in restaurant closing

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Shortly after voters in Nebraska said yes to an increase in the minimum wage a Burger King in Hastings announced it would be closing. There were news headlines that the closing was due to the wage hike. Dennis Erickson is the president and CEO of Horizon Holding Inc. that owns the location and says that […] Read More »

Heineman will help, but Ricketts will chose Janssen replacement

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he will work closely with Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts as the incoming governor chooses a candidate to replace Sen. Charlie Janssen, who was elected state Auditor. Janssen represents the 15th State Legislative District in the Fremont area. Auditor-elect Janssen is expected to resign his state Senate seat after the Thanksgiving holiday. Applications […] Read More »

Nebraska-Wisconsin to play for the Freedom Trophy

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Wisconsin and Nebraska always have plenty to play for when the two Big Ten rivals meet on the football field. Now, the Freedom Trophy can be added to that list.  The trophy will be on the line for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 15, when the Badgers host the Cornhuskers at Camp Randall Stadium. […] Read More »

Traffic accident a week ago claims second life

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A 30-year-old Milford woman has died from injuries suffered in an accident a week ago. The Seward County Sheriff’s Office reports Antoinette Hruby died this past weekend after being taken off of life-support. An investigation into the accident continues. The two-car crash occurred November 2nd on U.S. Highway 6. The traffic report states a car […] Read More »

Ricketts honored to be elected Nebraska governor (AUDIO)

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Governor-elect Pete Ricketts says he’s honored to be elected governor and says the changes he made from his unsuccessful race for United States Senate in 2006 led him to victory in 2014. “Couldn’t be more honored that the citizens of Nebraska selected me to lead this state,” Ricketts tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time […] Read More »

UNMC celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week

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Nebraska nurse practitioners are celebrating their profession during National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 9th through the 15th.    Peggy Pelish is an associate professor at University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing and says their program allows nurses to focus on specific fields of medicine.   Pelish says, “Nurse practitioners are licensed, expert clinicians with advanced […] Read More »

Mild weather pattern may bring farmers longer harvest season

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While parts of the Nebraska panhandle got two inches of snow last week, most of the state’s been enjoying relatively mild weather so far this November. Extension climatologist Elwynn Taylor says if the weather pattern holds, most farmers in the region should have at least a couple more weeks to complete the harvest. “It’s cooperating […] Read More »

Huskers and Wisconsin kick time set

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The Big Ten Conference announced late Saturday night that Nebraska’s game at Wisconsin next Saturday will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT. The game will be televised nationally on ABC. Read More »

High school football scores from Friday 11/7

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Friday (11/07/2014) Aquinas Catholic 21, Hastings St. Cecilia 10 Ashland-Greenwood 37, Grand Island Central Catholic 7 Battle Creek 37, Archbishop Bergan 0 Boone Central/Newman Grove 23, Norfolk Catholic 17 Cozad 41, Chadron 17 Creighton Preparatory School 30, Omaha Central 27 Elkhorn 10, Gretna 7 Grand Island 21, Millard West 6 Hartington Cedar Catholic 41, Freeman […] Read More »

State volleyball first round schedule. Tournament begins Thursday

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CLASS A At Pinnacle Bank Arena, North Court #2 Lincoln Southeast (33-4) vs. #7 Lincoln North Star (22-9), 1:30 p.m. #6 Papillion-La Vista South (25-15) vs. #3 Omaha Marian (34-7), 3:30 p.m. #1 Papillion-La Vista (40-0) vs. #8 Millard South (26-12), 5:30 p.m. #4 North Platte (30-5) vs. #5 Millard West (28-6), 7:30 p.m. CLASS […] Read More »

Former Nebraska resident sentenced to prison on child porn charge

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A former Beatrice man has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison after being convicted of possessing child pornography. United States Attorney Deborah Gilg says 31-year-old Terry Dill will be required to serve five years of supervised release and register as a sex offender once after serving his prison sentence. Federal prosecutors say […] Read More »

Business survey reveals optimism in Nebraska

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A new survey of Nebraska businesses sees some optimism breaking through. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson says the bureau’s latest survey discloses an upward trend. “Nebraska has a much lower unemployment rate, so households have better spending power here in Nebraska,” Thompson tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “So, those […] Read More »

Food Bank for the Heartland prepares for Christmas

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The Food Bank for the Heartland in Omaha is looking forward to the upcoming holiday season. Spokesman Brian Barks says this is the time of year when food drives start to pick up, but it is also a time when food is needed the most.  He says the number of people requesting help continues to grow. […] Read More »

Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes Sunday in Omaha

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The American Red Cross, Nebraska / Southwest Iowa Region is hosting an event Sunday as a way for the public to give back to the brave men and women who currently serve our country and those who walked their shoes before. Communications Officer Liz Dorland says the Red Cross will be at Westroads and Oak […] Read More »