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Protecting vehicle technology from hackers

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A U-S Senate report shows that auto makers are not protecting wireless technology from hackers and they could potentially take control of your vehicle’s brakes, control the speed, and change the speedometer to controlling the lights. Omaha computer expert Thor Schrock is the owner of Schrock Innovations and says this report should not overly concern […]

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NU’s Stokes named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

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Junior Kiki Stokes was honored for an outstanding opening weekend when she was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Monday. The honor was the first of Stokes’ career. Stokes set the table for an explosive offense that led the Huskers to a 4-1 record and the Hotel Encanto Invitational title last weekend. […]

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Crete High School looking for new football coach

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Chuck McGinnis, the head football coach at Crete High School for the past 16 years is stepping down. He led the Cardinals to the playoffs in 15 of those season, bringing Class B state titles home to Crete in 2000, ’06, ’07 and ’10. He had a .722 winning percentage with a 130-50 record. McGinnis says he […]

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NU women try to snap four game losing streak against ranked teams

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team hopes to get back in the win column when they host 14th ranked Iowa Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  NU is coming off back-to-back losses at No. 21 Rutgers and No. 5 Maryland on the road.   The Huskers also lost 78-72 in overtime at then-No. 20 Iowa on […]

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Debate on meningitis vaccine mandate stalls in Unicameral (AUDIO)

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A measure that would require young people to be vaccinated against meningitis has hit a snag in the Unicameral. Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha sponsors LB 18, which would mandate 7th Graders get the first shot to protect against meningitis, with a follow-up shot at age 16. Krist questioned Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte […]

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Suspects in Sidney counterfeit cash case proclaim innocence

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The suspects charged in a Cheyenne County counterfeit money case are pleading not guilty despite a mound of evidence piling up. Nineteen-year-old Briana Sifuentez and 22-year-old Tony Christensen entered their pleas Tuesday in district court. Search warrant documents illuminate startling new details of the alleged scheme that was uncovered in late January. The suspects are […]

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Suspects in Sidney counterfeit cash case proclaim innocence

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The suspects charged in a Cheyenne County counterfeit money case are pleading not guilty despite a mound of evidence piling up. Nineteen-year-old Briana Sifuentez and 22-year-old Tony Christensen entered their pleas Tuesday in district court. Search warrant documents illuminate startling new details of the alleged scheme that was uncovered in late January. The suspects are […]

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Throw another log on the fire…just make sure it’s an old log

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As Nebraskans strive to stave off winter’s chill with wood stoves and fireplaces, one expert says the age of the wood you burn makes a big difference in the amount of heat you’ll get from the logs. Alison Davis, a former forester who’s now a senior advisor in the EPA’s Air Quality Office, says to […]

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House approves Keystone XL, sends it to promised veto

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A bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline has passed Congress and heads toward a promised veto by President Barack Obama. The House in Washington followed-up the work of the Senate, approving the bill on a 270-to-152 vote. The House vote mostly followed party lines, with only one Republican voting against the […]

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State lawmakers advance bill giving producers incentive to film in Nebraska

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It might be a small incentive, but it is an incentive. Film makers will get a break on vehicle registration under a bill advancing in the Unicameral. Sen. Colby Coash of Lincoln sponsors LB 45 which would exempt vehicles used in a movie production from state license registration requirements for up to a year. Coash […]

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Nebraska A-G joins coalition warning dangers of synthetic drugs

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Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined a nationwide coalition warning oil companies about synthetic drug sales at convenience stores. Peterson says, “Synthetic drugs are difficult to stay in front of as far as the definition of the compound. They keep changing the compound and then selling them in some convenience stores. I wouldn’t say convenience […]

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Platte Institute: prison policy must change to reduce recidivisim

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The Platte Institute for Economic Research released the results of their “Securing Nebraska: Correctional Policy Improvements in the Cornhusker State” report that includes recommendations for corrections reform. According to the Platte Institute, corrections policies which incarcerate but don’t reduce recidivism fail taxpayers and public safety Communications and Outreach Director Adam Weinberg says they looked at […]

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UNMC/Nebraska Medicine receive White House Ebola recognition

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At 12:20 Wednesday afternoon, University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold and Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center medical director of the Biocontainment Unit Dr. Phil Smith will be participating in an event in the White House in recognition of their response to the Ebola crisis.  President Barack Obama will attend and speak at […]

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Omaha man found guilty of stealing from grandmother in nursing home

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A mother and son have pleaded no contest to charges they stole money from their mother and grandmother, a resident of an Omaha area nursing home. The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit brought charges against Kimberly Hill and Jordan Hill, both of Omaha. The two are accused of stealing from Mary Hill. […]

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Questions raised, still proposed tax on suspect video machines advances (AUDIO)

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Questions are raised about a proposal to tax video machines suspected of being illegal gambling devices. Still, the bill advances in the Unicameral. LB 70, sponsored by Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus, would impose a 10% tax on suspect machines unless the owner can prove they aren’t used illegally for gambling. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha […]

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