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Congressman Fortenberry says internal struggles hurt Ukraine (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says Ukraine’s internal struggles prevent it from mounting a better defense against Russian aggression. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says internal problems hamper Ukraine’s efforts to defend itself. “Well, the problem in Ukraine is that it has a weak governing structure,” Fortenberry tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network […] Read More »

Spouse convicted in assisted suicide case

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A rural Cheyenne County woman will be sentenced in June for helping her husband commit suicide. Fifty-three-year-old DeAnn Kimble has reached a plea deal on a pair of charges that she helped 61-year-old Russell Kimble commit suicide in March. She pleaded no contest in court Thursday and a charge of concealing human skeletal remains was […] Read More »

Farmers question whether emerging technology helps or hinders

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Farmers use technology such as GPS and weather reports these days to save time and money and increase crop yields, and many are being asked to share their data collected from that technology. The sharing issue has raised many worries about security and privacy. The American Farm Bureau Federation recently met with officials from six, […] Read More »

9-year-old boy taken into custody in death of 4-year-old brother

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Authorities have taken into custody a nine-year-old Hastings boy in connection with the shooting death of his four-year-old brother. The death of Beau Pecor on Good Friday had originally been considered accidental. Adams County Attorney Donna Fegler Daiss tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KHAS a juvenile petition has been filed, alleging one count of manslaughter. The name […] Read More »

Osborn claims US can achieve energy independence in five years

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Republican candidate for United States Senate, Shane Osborn, says the U.S. can achieve energy independence in the next five years. “I put a plan out that talks just about that; how we can get there through fracking and having a diversified energy portfolio with liquefied natural gas. Stop the war on coal. The EPA’s war […] Read More »

Teen who escaped custody gives himself up three days later

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A teen-ager who escaped the custody of the Hastings police reconsidered and turned himself in three days later. The Hastings Police Department reports 17-year-old Zachary Vaught of Hastings has been charged with felony escape after surrendering to officers at the Hastings Police Department. Vaught was being transported to the Adams County jail last week when […] Read More »

Nebraska puts the brakes on California “ridesharing” companies

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The concept of “ridesharing” may be growing in some big cities, but companies that coordinate the service need to drive around a few obstacles before heading down any Nebraska roads. Ridesharing is popular with smartphone users in metro areas. An app links motorists with would-be passengers who will pay for rides. They can pay using […] Read More »

Huskers fill a spot at center as Georgetown transfer comes to Lincoln

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The Nebraska men’s basketball team has added 6’9, 247 pound center and Georgetown transfer Moses Ayegba. He’s a fifth-year senior and will eligible to play immediately after he earns his undergraduate degree in May. He spent four years at Georgetown, but said he was looking for a change. He was recruited to play with the […] Read More »

Expert: Severity of wildfire season ahead is still a tossup

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The training manager of the state’s Wildland Fire Academy says it’s still anyone’s guess as to how bad the year ahead will be for wildfires. Casey McCoy, with the Nebraska Forest Service, says he puts little stock in long-range forecasts and says your odds of predicting a wildfire season would be just as good as […] Read More »

Crowded Republican field avoids clashes in governor debate (AUDIO)

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Six Republicans running to succeed Gov. Dave Heineman touted their experience and avoided any real clashes, though one acknowledged the growing negative tilt of the campaign, during a debate in Norfolk. The debate sponsored by the Nebraska Republican Party and moderated by the Norfolk Daily News brought all six together on the stage of the […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman says nurse practitioner bill didn’t require enough training

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he vetoed a nurse practitioner bill passed unanimously by the Unicameral, because it didn’t require enough training. LB 916 would have eliminated a requirement that nurse practitioners have written agreements with doctors. Heineman says the bill’s provision that nurse practitioners have at least 2,000 hours of supervised practice wasn’t enough. “A […] Read More »

State announces mobile job search app, effort to attract veterans (AUDIO)

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State officials have announced the job hunt has gone high-tech in Nebraska and that Nebraska is working even harder to attract veterans to the state. First, State Labor Commissioner Cathy Lang says a new mobile app will make the information on the job search website, NEworks.gov, available on smartphones and tablets. “The job search process […] Read More »

Sand Hills rancher wins accolades for conservation efforts

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A cattle ranch in the Sand Hills area of the state is being awarded the 2014 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award. Duane and Nancy Pelster represent the third generation managing the Pelster Angus Ranch along the Cedar River near Ericson. Duane Pelster is recognized as a pioneer in the use of rotational grazing. He says that […] Read More »

Nebraska-Omaha baseball wins fourth straight, getting past Creighton

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Creighton Baseball outhit Nebraska-Omaha 8-5 on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, but the Mavericks came up with timely hitting to notch a 4-1 win over its crosstown rival. Creighton dropped to 20-13-1, while UNO won its fourth consecutive contest to improve to 20-13. Clayton Taylor homered on the sixth pitch of the game, […] Read More »

Two more night games planned for the Husker football schedule

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Two more Nebraska football games have been slated for nighttime starts. The Big Ten Network will air the Huskers September 27th home game against Illinois for 8pm, then October 18th at Northwestern at 6:30. That will make five consecutive night games for Nebraska in 2014. Already set for kicks after sunset are a 9:30 p.m. […] Read More »