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Storm Chasers swept at Iowa

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Carlos Pimentel and Gonzalez Germen combined on a three-hitter, as Iowa blanked Omaha, 1-0, in the nightcap to finish off a doubleheader sweep Thursday night at Principal Park. The Storm Chasers had their seven-game win streak snapped in the opener in a 3-2 defeat in 10 innings, as they dipped to 39-34 and fell nine […]

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Dress like a “nerd” to avoid tick bites & disease exposure

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Nebraskans are spending a lot of time outdoors now which may expose them to a tiny insect that could mean big trouble. Epidemiologist Dr. Patty Quinlisk says ticks are very active during the summer months and carry several diseases — the most common is Lyme disease. Dr. Quinlisk says it’s fairly easy to prevent bites […]

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Nebraska Republicans disappointed in health care ruling

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer says she’s disappointed the Supreme Court held in favor of the federal health insurance law. “Today’s decision is disappointing and it does not change the fact that this law is hurting millions of Americans,” Fischer tells Nebraska reporters during her weekly conference call. The court upheld subsidies to those receiving […]

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Western Nebraska mother pleads no contest in beating of her 3-year-old

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A western Nebraska woman has been convicted of a misdemeanor in connection with the severe beating of her three-year-old daughter by her boyfriend. 25-year-old Cassandra Miller of Scottsbluff pleaded no contest to a charge of misdemeanor child abuse by neglect. An August 14th sentencing date has been scheduled. Miller’s boyfriend, Cody Olbricht, had been sentenced […]

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Supreme Court ruling keeps intact health subsidies for Nebraskans

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The United States Supreme Court has upheld subsidies for federal health care exchanges, such as the system in Nebraska. The court, in a 6-3 decision, rejected a claim that the subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act are limited to state exchanges. James Goddard with Nebraska Appleseed applauds the ruling. “It’s a huge victory for […]

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Gov. Ricketts praises passage of fast-track trade bill

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Gov. Pete Ricketts praises Congress for passage of Trade Promotion Authority, otherwise known as fast-track trade authority. “This is all very, very good news for Nebraska to be able to grow our markets, be able to expand our opportunities to create jobs and so I’m pleased that the Senate passed it,” Ricketts tells Kevin Thomas, […]

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OSHA opens investigation into fatal construction accident

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A federal investigation has been opened into the fatal construction accident Wednesday near downtown Lincoln. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has confirmed it will investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 41-year-old Michael Snider of Sedalia, Missouri. A construction worker has been killed near downtown Lincoln after a large piece of rebar fell more […]

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Virginia wins College World Series

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Virginia captured its first national championship in baseball. The Cavaliers erased an early 2-0 deficit to beat defending champ Vanderbilt 4-2 in game three of the finals at the College World Series. Virginia’s Pavin Smith tied the game at two with a two-run homer in the fourth and an inning later gave the Cavaliers the […]

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Lincoln walks off with victory

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Brian Joynt singled in the bottom of the 10th inning to drive in Curt Smith with the winning run as the Lincoln Saltdogs edged Faro-Moorhead 4-3 to complete a sweep of their three-game series. Smith slammed his second homer un of the season, a two-run shot in the fifth inning as the Saltdogs improve to […]

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Fischer pleased fast-track trade authority heading to president (AUDIO)

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Fast-track trade legislation has passed the Senate and been sent to the president. It took a second try, but Trade Promotion Authority, better known as fast-track trade legislation, has passed. The United States Senate voted 60-to-38 to approve TPA. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. TPA is a key piece […]

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Summer camp for future nurses targets Panhandle high schoolers

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A summer camp is planned next month in Scottsbluff for high school students who are considering the field of nursing. Dr. Liane Connelly, assistant dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, says the two-day camp is free to qualifying Panhandle students. “It provides an opportunity for us to reach out and recruit […]

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Construction worker dies in accident near downtown Lincoln

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A construction worker has been killed near downtown Lincoln when a large piece of rebar fell more than 100 feet and hit him on the head. The Lincoln Police Department will not release a name until his family is notified, but said he was from Missouri. According to Lincoln police, a Missouri-based construction crew was […]

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Omaha Police Officers’ Association “Kerrie On” benefit Sunday

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It was just over a month ago Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco died in the line of duty. Officer Orozco was a member of the Metro Fugitive Task Force and was shot and killed by a suspect. Officer Kevin Wiese was Officer Orozco’s partner for about two years and says she was one in a […]

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US House passes legislation honoring Boys Town (VIDEO)

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Legislation to honor Boys Town has passed the United States House of Representatives. The legislation would authorize the U.S. Treasury to issue a series of commemorative coins in honor of Boys Town’s centennial in December of 2017. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry sponsors the legislation, co-sponsored by nearly 300 representatives. “Boys Town was founded in 1917 by […]

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Explosion of Alzheimer’s cases yet to come

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The Baby Boom generation is getting older and experts say there will be an epidemic of dementia in the years to come. Kathie Bickerstaff is with the Nebraska Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and says it is estimated by the age of 85, fifty-percent of that population will have some form of dementia with Alzheimer’s […]

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