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Presence of whooping cranes closes Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area

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Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area in southeastern Nebraska has been temporarily closed to protect six endangered whooping cranes. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission closed the park located about two miles west of Bruning in Thayer County. Once the cranes leave, the area will re-open. Game and Parks says it is following standard procedure once […]

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Sen. Fischer: suspend Syrian refugee program until reviewed (AUDIO)

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer says the Islamic State will carry out more terrorist attacks until it is eradicated. Fischer says her reaction to the terrorist attacks that killed around 130 people in Paris is typical of the reaction throughout the country. “Well, of course, everyone is horrified by the terrorist attacks, but I don’t […]

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Help is available if you’re trying to quit smoking this week

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About one-in-five adults in Nebraska smoke cigarettes, according to a recent survey. Many of them will try to kick the habit this Thursday as part of American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. Garin Buttermore, an anti-smoking advocate, says the move to quit using tobacco has nearly immediate results. “Within 20 minutes, your heart rate and blood […]

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Warning: winter storm heading western Nebraska’s way

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A winter storm warning has been issued for western Nebraska, which could see up to eight inches of snow fall after a storm roaring through Colorado moves east. The National Weather Service in North Platte issued the storm warning set to begin at three o’clock in the morning Tuesday and end at midnight Tuesday. Travel […]

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Nebraska receiving $2.4M to help preserve Ogallala Aquifer

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Nebraska will receive a large chunk of federal money going to help preserve the Ogallala Aquifer. The United States Department of Agriculture will spend eight million dollars to reduce use of the aquifer, improve its water quality, and enhance the economic viability of the agricultural land it waters. The money comes through the USDA’s Natural […]

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Gov. Ricketts requests agencies not accept Syrian refugees

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is asking Nebraska refugee resettlement agencies not to accept Syrian refugees. “Nebraska is a welcoming place for families seeking a home to live, work, and raise a family. While I understand the danger and persecution many are facing in the Middle East, it is important that our state and our nation consider […]

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Central Nebraska clerk sent to prison for embezzlement

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A former Elm Creek village clerk will serve time in prison for stealing money from the village. Fifty-year-old Wendy Stephens has been sentenced in Buffalo County District Court to 20 months to five years in prison for felony attempted theft by deception of more than $1,500 after being convicted of stealing $131,000 from the village. […]

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Nebraska’s Shepard wins B1G weekly award

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Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard has been named the first Big Ten Conference Freshman-of-the-Week for the basketball season. The 6-4 forward from Fremont, Nebraska, notched the first double-double by a freshman in a career debut in school history with 24 points and 13 rebounds in Saturday’s 96-46 win over Arkansas Pine Bluff at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Her […]

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U-P delivers annual Christmas tree to old Union Station

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Union Pacific Railroad employees today continued a long tradition of cutting down and delivering the ceremonial Christmas tree to the Durham Museum in Omaha today. This year’s tree is a 40 year old blue spruce that was donated by Rita Guenette of Omaha. Guenette says she bought it back in the 1970’s and paid $1.49. […]

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Huskers prepare for road test at #11 Villanova

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The competition level takes a big jump on Tuesday night for the Nebraska men’s basketball team when they visit 11th ranked Villanova as part of the inagural Gavitt Tipoff Games, matching teams from the Big Ten against teams from the Big East. The Huskers opened with a 97-51 rout of Mississippi Valley State. The 97 […]

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Terrorism expert on ISIS attacks

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Most countries in the world continue to mourn the 129 people in Paris killed Friday in a coordinated shootings and bombings. France retaliated on Sunday and bombed Islamic State training camps and munitions areas. Retired Lt. Colonel Dr. Jeff Addicott is a terrorism law expert and director of the Center of Terrorism Law at St. […]

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Corrections Dir. Frakes sees progress, vows better communication (AUDIO)

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State Corrections Director Scott Frakes insists Corrections is heading in the right direction and pledges to better communicate his vision with lawmakers and the public. Frakes faults himself for what he sees as a misunderstanding of his strategic plan for the Department of Correctional Services. “Probably the lesson learned is it was built much more […]

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Colorado man dies in car/deer crash near Cozad

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Nebraska authorities are now releasing the name of the man who died in a motor vehicle accident last week. A Colorado man was killed when his Jeep hit a deer while traveling on Interstate 80 near Cozad early Friday morning. Authorities identified the victim as 27-year-old Joshua Harris of Denver. The Nebraska State Patrol says […]

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Note to Beatrice residents: Never mind the jet engines and bright flames

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A biodiesel plant in Beatrice is preparing to open and officials are warning residents they will soon be seeing and hearing some unusual sights and sounds. Beatrice Mayor Stan Wirth says the Duonix plant will run a series of tests over the next few months, including one that may sound like a jet engine. “As […]

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Nebraska Keeps Bowl Hopes Alive With Road Win Over Rutgers

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Nebraska did what it had to in order to keep hopes alive for reaching a bowl game on the road Saturday against Rutgers.   Nebraska’s 31-14 win was a far from perfect performance, but improved the Huskers’ record to 5-6 (3-4) with one game remaining on the regular season schedule.     Nebraska started strong, […]

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