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UNMC clinical study to help caregivers

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There are an estimated 33,000 Nebraskans currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and that number is projected to increase by 21% in 2025 to 40,000. The University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of California San Francisco recently received a $10-million grant through the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

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UNK to open high-tech Health Science Ed complex this morning

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The University of Nebraska at Kearney will hold the grand opening today of its new $19-million Health Science Education Complex. The ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 11 AM. UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen says the 46,000 square foot academic facility is a collaborative effort between UNK and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha to meet […]

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Gov. Ricketts impressed with background, temperament of Judge Stacy

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says he was impressed with the background of Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie Stacy, who he appointed to the Supreme Court. Ricketts appointed Stacy to the Supreme Court, First Judicial District to succeed Justice Kenneth Stephan, who retired in July. “Judge Stacy really has a great background,” Ricketts tells Kevin Thomas, host […]

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Pierson-El sidelined with foot injury

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Nebraska sophomore wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El will be sidelined six to eight weeks after suffering a foot injury in Tuesday’s practice. Pierson-El ranked second nationally in punt return average in 2014, and tied for the national lead with three punt return touchdowns. He was a second-team All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America […]

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Yes or no on child sports participation awards

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Many Nebraska parents will be attending end of summer sporting events where children receive ribbons or a medal for participating. Earlier this month Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison made a big deal out of returning the participation trophies his children received at sports camp saying they weren’t earned. Dr.  Joe Evans is a child psychologist […]

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Minor earthquake shakes north-central Nebraska

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Some residents of north-central Nebraska were shaken from their sleep this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a minor earthquake struck the middle of the state about 20 miles southeast of Thedford. The quake struck at around two o’clock in the morning. It registered a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter scale. No damage has […]

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30-year-old bicyclist killed in wreck at Lincoln intersection

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A 30-year-old Lincoln bicyclist has died from the injuries he suffered in an early morning accident. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says a mini-van taxicab collided with the bike at an intersection around 5:30 in the morning. “A silver mini-van was eastbound on Cornhusker. Meanwhile, a bicyclist was northbound from north 1st Street. The […]

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UPDATE: Arrest made in mugging of elderly woman in Omaha cathedral

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A 22-year-old man has been arrested in the shocking mugging of an elderly woman at St. Cecilia Cathedral Sunday morning. Wayman Clark has been arrested. Another man is being sought. Members of the Omaha Police Department’s Gang Unit viewed the video of the robbery at St. Cecilia Cathedral and believed they recognized one of the […]

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Nebraska Wesleyan focuses on ground game

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Despite all the changes in style of play in college football one thing has remained constant, teams that run the ball and stop the run are successful. Those are two areas Nebraska Wesleyan coach Brian Keller has focused on heading into the new season. The Prairie Wolves averaged only 41 yards of rushing and gave […]

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No arrests made after pipe bomb found in Lincoln park

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Officials are investigating who left a plastic pipe bomb at Standing Bear Park in south Lincoln Monday night.   Detectives say children found the object around 6:00 PM in the middle of a baseball field.   A bomb squad was called in who determined the six-inch device was made of PVC and contained gun powder. […]

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Just sworn in, Sen. Fox already thinking about election (AUDIO)

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A brand new state senator says she understands it will take work to hold on to the seat to which she has just been appointed. Sen. Nicole Fox of Omaha, a dietician at Nebraska Medicine, has been appointed to the District 7 seat by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Fox, a Republican, says she plans to run […]

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Young makes a move at linebacker

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Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says freshman linebacker Dedrick Young will not be redshirting this season and has made a major move in practice. The Peoria, Arizona native is likely to see the field this season at a position that lacks depth. Riley says Young’s consistency has moved him up the depth chart. “Relatively quiet […]

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AGs reached $71M settlement with Amgen

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Attorneys General, including Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, have reached a $71 million settlement with Amgen Inc. to resolve allegations that Amgen unlawfully promoted biologic medications Aranesp and Enbrel. The Attorneys General alleged that Amgen violated state consumer protection laws for promoting dosing frequencies of Aranesp longer than approved by the FDA, promoting Aranesp for […]

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Nebraska Department of Labor job fair Thursday

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Nebraskans looking for work have a great opportunity Thursday to find good paying job with great benefits. Nebraska Department of Labor spokesperson Deb Christensen says they are holding an industry specific job fair and the public is encouraged to attend. Christensen says, “This is for manufacturing, distribution and warehouse. I have 45 companies coming to […]

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Gov. Ricketts chooses health professional as newest state senator (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed a political newcomer to replace veteran state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha. Nicole Fox will fill the vacancy left when Nordquist resigned to become Chief of Staff for Congressman Brad Ashford. “One of things that has impressed me about Nicole is that she’s someone who gets into the policy of […]

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