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Task force is formed to tackle state’s transportation challenges

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The Nebraska Department of Roads is forming what’s being called the Innovation Task Force for Transportation with the goal of focusing on transportation issues statewide and solving them. Nebraska Trucking Association president Larry Johnson is a member of the task force and says they’ll be casting a wide net for input. “It’s important to get […]

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Group forms to fight human trafficking in Nebraska (AUDIO)

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A Human Trafficking Task Force has been formed in Nebraska to fight what Attorney General Doug Peterson sees as a growing threat. “One of things that our office has heard and many of the people who have been involved in this movement for a long time have heard is, ‘Is it really happening in Nebraska?’” […]

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Body of missing boater recovered in Calamus Reservior

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The body of an Arcadia man has been recovered in Calamus Reservoir after his boat sank eight days ago during a fishing trip. The Burwell Dive and Rescue Team recovered the body of Wesley Sell 39 feet below the surface of the lake in Loup County, according to Garfield County Attorney Dale Crandall. Burwell had […]

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Most Americans fear identity theft but few take simple precautions

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Nebraskans can do more to protect themselves from identity theft. Mike Cetera is with Bankrate.com and says a new report shows 77% of all Americans are afraid of identity theft but most are not taking actions to reduce the risk of it happening. He says there are several inexpensive “fixes” to prevent that from happening […]

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Wildcats motivated to stop slide

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Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is offering no excuses as the Wildcats return to the practice field to prepare for Saturday’s game against Nebraska in Memorial Stadium. After sprinting out to a 5-0 start and a number 13 national ranking the Wildcats have suffered lopsided defeats to Michigan and Iowa. “Guys have got to make plays […]

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ACLU Nebraska says forfeiture laws need to be changed (AUDIO)

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)ACLU of Nebraska complains the civil forfeiture law has been abused and it has some proposed changes. Law enforcement can not only seize drugs, but also money during a drug bust. Civil forfeiture laws were passed to hit drug lords where it hurts most; in their pocketbooks. The trouble, according to ACLU Nebraska, is some […]

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

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This is National Teen Driver Safety Week and State Farm Insurance released their results of a study of young drivers and their behaviors behind the wheel. State Farm Nebraska spokesperson Ann Avery says the results are concerning. It shows that 90% of those taking part know it is dangerous to drive and text but 44% […]

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Part of Calamus Lake closed during search for missing boater

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A search for a missing boater continues at Calamus Reservoir in north-east Nebraska. Garfield County Sheriff Larry Donner says the boat has been found, but not the boater. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has temporarily closed the reservoir to public access during the search. Donner says the reservoir is closed from the dam westward […]

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Reimbursement for Taylor Swift concert ticket scam

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Those who lost money in the Taylor Swift concert ticket scam will be getting a check in the mail. The Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority board of directors voted to reimburse those who purchased fraudulent tickets for the show earlier this month at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. They will receive face-value of the ticket. […]

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Huskers look to build momentum

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley has been impressed with how his players have handled adversity and is not concerned about how they will handle success. The Huskers prepare for this week’s game at home against Northwestern after putting together their most complete effort of the season in a 48-25 win at Minnesota. “That’s one of the […]

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Tragic series of events leads to death of Colorado woman in southeast Nebraska

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A Colorado woman died in a tragic series of events that followed her hitting a deer with her car in southeastern Nebraska. The Gage County Sheriff’s Office reports 59-year-old Bonnie Goings of Colorado Springs was struck and killed by another vehicle while outside of her car, inspecting the damage done when she struck the deer […]

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BSDC employee accused of abuse bound over to district court

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An employee of the Beatrice State Developmental Center, accused of abusing a resident, has waived his preliminary hearing and has been bound over to Gage County District Court. 36-year-old Shawn Ebeling of Diller is charged with a felony count of abuse of a vulnerable adult. The Nebraska State Patrol arrested Ebeling last month. Ebeling is […]

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Campaign to uphold death penalty repeal forms (AUDIO)

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A campaign to uphold repeal of the death penalty takes shape even as certification by the Secretary of State confirms voters will decide the fate of capital punishment in Nebraska. State lawmakers overcame a filibuster and a veto to repeal the death penalty. Now, the issue goes directly to the voters of Nebraska. A campaign […]

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Two Lincoln men die in southeast Nebraska plane crash (UPDATE)

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Two Lincoln men died in that fatal plane crash this weekend in southeastern Nebraska. Both 68-year-old Jerry Allder, the pilot, and his passenger, Dave Snyder, are described as experienced pilots. Gage County Attorney Roger Harris released the identities of the victims today. The single engine airplane seemed to have dropped straight down, crashing into a […]

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Study: Nebraska is failing kids with asthma and allergies

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An annual report gives Nebraska failing scores for the state’s policies that impact children with asthma and allergies. Larissa Kaczaniuk, advocacy and outreach manager for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, says they study 23 core standards and any states that match 18 of those standards are put on the Honor Roll. This year, […]

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