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Hyperbaric therapy use for brain injuries

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After years of playing professional football, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath likely took a number of hard hits to his head. Namath is now 72 and noticed he was becoming more forgetful. He sought treatment using hyperbaric medicine, a device that controls the atmospheric pressure. Namath claims after 120 sessions his memory has improved. […]

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Cueto trade effects Storm Chasers

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The much talked about trade of pitcher Johnny Cueto from Cincinnati to Kansas City will have an impact on the Omaha Storm Chasers. Left-handed pitchers John Lamb and Brandon Finnegan were part of the deal and were assigned to the Reds’ AAA team in Louisville. Lamb turned 25 last week and is tied for the […]

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Storm Chasers win seventh straight

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The Omaha Storm Chasers matched their longest win streak of the season and continued their season-high home win streak, both at seven games, with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Brett Eibner once again provided the offensive punch for the Storm Chasers, driving in a run in the first and launching a […]

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Lincoln drops finale in St. Paul

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The St. Paul Saints salvaged a series split with a 12-4 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs at CHS Field Sunday evening. After the Saltdogs strung together three straight two-out hits to take a 1-0 lead on an Aaron Payne single in the second, the Saints exploded for five runs in the third and added another […]

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Gov. Ricketts confident no more unemployment checks will go to inmates (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says his administration has taken steps to insure inmates no longer receive unemployment checks. Ricketts says the discovery that 180 inmates received $156,000 in unemployment checks is an example of his administration is doing a better job of working together as agencies. Ricketts says cooperation between the Department of Correctional Services and […]

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Deadline to comment on Renewable Fuel Standards is today

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Gov. Peter Ricketts wants you to complain to the EPA about the RFS. The EPA, of course, is the Environmental Protection Agency. The RFS is the Renewable Fuel Standard. The EPA has proposed weakening the RFS, requiring the nation’s fuel supply have billions of gallons less of bio-fuels mixed in; a change which would greatly […]

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Superheroes to scale Children’s Hospital in Omaha today

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Some very special guests will visit Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Monday morning. Spokesperson Sarah Weller says superheroes will descend from their building at 83rd and Dodge Street around 10 am. The superheroes are really window washers on a super secret mission to brighten the day for their young patients. Weller says, “They all love […]

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Southeast Community College looks to expand into more cities

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Leaders of Southeast Community College are considering establishing learning centers to reach more areas of the school’s 15-county service area in southeast Nebraska. SCC has main campuses in Beatrice, Milford and Lincoln. College President Paul Illich says possible new locations may include Hebron, Falls City, Nebraska City and Plattsmouth. “We’re going to look at a […]

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Former probation officer accused of having sex with clients

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A former state probation officer from Buffalo County is accused of having sex with clients he supervised and then lying to federal investigators about it. 56-year-old Thomas Peterson of Kearney was fired from his job on January 22nd, 2014. Peterson has been indicted in United States District Court in Lincoln on four counts of deprivation […]

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Officials warn EPA renewable fuels proposal could hurt Midwest (AUDIO)

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State officials, agricultural leaders, and business executives warn that Nebraska’s economy could be harmed if the Environmental Protection Agency follows through with a proposal to lower the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). General Manager Kyle Nixon of Novozymes says the company plans to expand its facility in Blair if demand for ethanol remains strong. “The […]

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Precautions urged before going to the lake this weekend

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Nebraska authorities urge caution when going to the lake this weekend. Some outings have been deadly this year. On one weekend, three people drowned in Nebraska lakes. A spokesman for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Herb Angell, says simple steps can make water sports fun. “You know, everybody wants to get out on the […]

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OSHA investigating worker injury at Tyson Foods

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An employee at the Tyson Foods Plant in Omaha is recovering after a workplace accident Thursday morning.   Omaha Police say Jose Partida was in critical condition after his hand got caught in machinery and several fingers were severed or partially severed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into the incident. Deputy Director […]

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Win over Italy sets up showdown with Russia

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The U-S women’s volleyball team improved to 2-0 at the World Grand Prix finals in Omaha with a four set victory over Italy. Middle blocker Christa Dietzen had 13 spikes and Lauren Gibbemeyer added 10 as the Americans claimed the first two sets before the Italians stayed alive by taking the third set 25-15. The […]

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Eibner homer boosts Omaha

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Brett Eibner slammed a three run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Omaha Storm Chasers claimed their fourth straight victory over Oklahoma City with a 6-3 win. It was the ninth victory for Omaha in the last ten games against Oklahoma City, and the Storm Chasers have trimmed the Dodgers lead […]

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Lincoln skid reaches five games

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Robert Coe went the distance on the mound as the St. Paul Saints beat the Lincoln Saltdogs 7-1 to kick off the four-game series at CHS Field Thursday night. Coe yielded just two singles and a ninth inning run on a wild pitch to earn the victory and the Saints scored a run in the […]

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