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Storm victim scam artists ready to strike

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They’re here! Omaha Police Department Fraud Investigator Rick Bilek says storm chaser scam artists are already hard at work in Nebraska trying to make a buck from victims of Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms. Bilek says these scammers promise home repairs, roofing, tree removal, painting to dent and glass repair on vehicles. There are red flags to […] Read More »

Nebraska sees their top fundraiser leave and football loses a recruit

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Paul Meyers, a key fundraiser for University of Nebraska athletics resigned on Wednesday after 20 years with the athletic department. The 49 year old Meyers has been associate AD for the Huskers Athletic Fund since 2005 and has led the department’s fundraising since 2000. He’s helped raise more than $250 million for NU athletics. Meyers was […] Read More »

Senator Fischer Questions Taliban Prisoner Exchange

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The recent prisoner swap by the United States and the Taliban, which saw the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees, remains a hot button issue in Washington. Senators met with President Obama in a closed door meeting on Wednesday and Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says the administration had […] Read More »

Motor club makes predictions about summer gas prices

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Gasoline prices are forecast to stay relatively high during the summer driving season ahead as Nebraskans join millions of motorists in taking road trips to destinations nationwide. Nick Jarmusz, at AAA, predicts gas prices nationwide will be averaging between $3.55 and $3.70 a gallon, while in Nebraska, they’re now averaging around $3.54. “It’s always hard […] Read More »

Deputies Cleared by Investigation into Fatal Shooting

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An internal investigation clears Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputies in the fatal shooting last Friday of a Lincoln man barricaded inside his southeast Lincoln home. Sheriff Terry Wagner says they followed correct procedure. “The investigation has revealed that deputies followed the use of force policy, which authorizes use of deadly force to protect the deputy or […] Read More »

Storm Damage in Gage County

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Severe thunderstorm winds or a tornado destroyed two buildings north of U.S. Highway 77 and Sargent Road in Beatrice  last night. One building, located just east of Colleen’s Catering, was demolished, collapsing on two tractors and a small sport utility vehicle parked inside. Just south of that location, tin and lumber from another building was […] Read More »

Series of storms strike – major damage – brave rescues

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The morning after Tuesday’s storms is still bitter pill for many in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. A series of severe storms pounded the area well into Wednesday morning. The worst damage is in Washington County. Baseball to softball sized hail hammered the area destroying roofs, stripping paint from homes, breaking windows and wiping out […] Read More »

Crop damage from large hail being assessed

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Tuesday’s storm swept over Madison County in northeast Nebraska with tennis ball- to baseball-sized hail hammering the Norfolk area. Randy Guill, director of the Madison County Farm Service Agency, says most of the larger hail was in Norfolk and the northern part of the county with pea- to marble-sized hail in the Battle Creek area. […] Read More »

Central Nebraska Avoids Most of Tuesday’s Strongest Storms

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With hail the size of baseballs taking siding off homes and destroying cars in parts of the state, Adams County may have been spared the brunt of Tuesday’s storms. However, there are varying degrees of damage across numerous areas.Mike Moritz from the The National Weather Service in Hastings says the storms played out as expected […] Read More »

Lemek continues to dominate in women’s golf

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Danielle Lemek won her ninth state golf title by 11-strokes, capturing the Nebraska Women’s Stroke Play Tournament earlier this week at West Wind Golf Course/Ogallala. Lemek, who won the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament as she attends Bradley University, shot eight-under-par in the first round and six-under in the final round, beating out Sarah Jo Pravecek by 11. […] Read More »

Men’s track and field team ranked 10th in coaches rankings

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The Nebraska men’s track and field team is ranked 10th in the latest set of United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Computer Rankings, heading into the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., next week. The men lead the Big Ten at No. 10. The Husker men’s team has 12 […] Read More »

CHI Responds to Blue Cross Blue Shield Announcement

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One of the state’s biggest health insurance firms is telling Catholic Health Initiatives to negotiate lower prices at its Alegent Creighton Health hospitals in the Omaha area or they will stop coverage. Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Dr. Cliff Robertson says they are working toward a more efficient model of reimbursement. “There’s so many more opportunities […] Read More »

Be better prepared for severe weather with free app

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After another bout with rough weather in Nebraska last night, American Red Cross spokesman Dan Cataldi  says it’s critical to have a reliable notification system, especially when storms strike overnight. “That’s when tornadoes can often be the most deadly because people are sleeping,” Cataldi says. “The outdoor warning systems are not necessarily designed to wake […] Read More »

Truck Found in Fatal Hit-and-Run Near Lincoln

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A pickup truck that was believed to be involved in a fatal hit and run crash that claimed the life of a 62-year old rural Hickman man last Thursday has been located and the owner questioned.Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says they had determined from some of the debris recovered at the scene that they […] Read More »

Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska ready to end contract with CHI

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska is getting ready to end their contract with Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals in the state. BCBS Senior Vice President Pat Bourne says this is a matter of dollars and cents and those facilities charge anywhere from 10 to 30% more than other facilities for the same care. Bourne says […] Read More »