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Nationstar slashes more jobs in Scottsbluff

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A Texas-based mortgage company is cutting more jobs at its office in the Nebraska panhandle. Officials with Nationstar Mortgage say they plan to eliminate another 90 positions at the firm’s facility in Scottsbluff. The cuts are expected to start within a matter of weeks, during September and October. Back in March, Nationstar announced it would […] Read More »

Nationstar to lay off more employees in Scottsbluff

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Amid overall good state economic news comes a sour note for the Panhandle. Nationstar Mortgage has announced it will eliminate 90 more jobs in its Scottsbluff office. The company based in Lewisville, Texas had already announced earlier in the year that it would cut 105 jobs in Scottsbluff. The reductions will leave approximately 150 Nationstar […] Read More »

Former deputy pleads not guilty to charges he lied about being shot

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Former southeastern Nebraska deputy sheriff Joshua Nincehelser has pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied about getting shot while on duty. Nincehelser faces one felony charge and three misdemeanor charges for allegedly calling in a false report of being shot during a traffic stop last year while on duty as a Richardson County sheriff’s […] Read More »

Gregory says the NU defense needs some swagger (AUDIO)

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Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory talked after practice about how athletic and talented he thinks the Black Shirts will be this year, but he says there has to be a certain level of confidence that comes with success Ohio State learned they will be without their starting quarterback Braxton Miller, a Heisman hopeful. He suffered […] Read More »

EPA claims it seeks clarity, not power grab in Clean Water Act proposal (AUDIO)

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A top administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency claims proposed changes to the Clean Water Act won’t harm agriculture, but understands that message is a difficult one to make in farm country. Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Water with the EPA, Ken Kopocis, denies proposed changes to the Clean Water Act aim at […] Read More »

Hazardous chemical drop-offs start Friday in NE Nebraska

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Residents in southeast Nebraska can clean out all the old chemicals from their garages and under their sinks. This weekend marks the first of several hazardous waste collection events in the region. Bobbie Meints is with Tecumseh-based Five Rivers Resources Conservation and Development, which is hosting the events. She says they’ll be taking a variety […] Read More »

Three former prisoners returned to Nebraska; one remains to be captured

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Three prison inmates released prematurely by the state have been arrested. One more remains at large. State Corrections Director Mike Kenney has announced that Carlos McDaniel and Justin Wallace are in the custody of Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and Jerry Lopez is being held in the Douglas County jail, facing additional felony charges. The […] Read More »

ACLU claims Nebraska law enforcement often misuses Tasers

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A report issued by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska claims law enforcement in the state often misuse Tasers. ACLU Nebraska Legal Director Amy Miller says the report gathered stories of misuse throughout the state. “Omaha Police Department, responding to a call from a nursing home, came across a 79-year-old man who was suffering […] Read More »

Farmers seem now to be taking a cautious financial approach

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A survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Midwestern agricultural lenders discloses some wary farmers out there. Nathan Kauffman with the Omaha branch office of the Fed’s seven-state Tenth District in Kansas City says not too many are worried about this year, but 2015 is another matter. “Thinking about 2014, the crop insurance price […] Read More »

Independent Watson says Nebraska voters need an option for US Senate

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Lincoln businessman Todd Watson says there really is only one reason he decided to enter the United States Senate race as an independent. “Well, we just have a crisis of leadership in Washington. We need big solutions solved and we have two parties that will not work together to solve them,” Watson tells Nebraska Radio […] Read More »

McDermott returning to Omaha to sign autographs

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Doug McDermott will return to the Creighton University campus on Tuesday (Aug. 26) to sign autographs while raising money for several Omaha charities. Presented by Creighton University and the Omaha World-Herald, the autograph session will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the school’s new Championship Center in the 600 block of 19th Street. […] Read More »

Omaha ranks in the nation’s top 3 cities for “yuppies”

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Nebraska’s largest city ranks toward the very top of a new national survey. Out of the 100 biggest metro areas, Forbes magazine lists Omaha as the number-three city in America for young professionals. Criteria include things like: median salary, unemployment, cost of living and percentage of population with a bachelors degree. Omaha moved up two […] Read More »

Neil Young, Willie Nelson add voices to protest Keystone XL

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Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline will get a boost from Neil Young and Willie Nelson. The two singer-songwriters will perform a benefit concert on a farm in Neligh, Nebraska, on the route of the proposed oil pipeline. Bold Nebraska dubs the event as the “Harvest the Hope” concert. Proceeds will go to the […] Read More »

Woman from Columbia dies in Lincoln car wreck

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A woman from the country of Columbia died in a traffic accident in Lincoln. Lincoln police report 61-year-old Luz Guzman-Carrera died at a Lincoln hospital from injuries suffered in the accident at South 56th and Van Dorn Streets Monday morning. Guzman-Carrera was a passenger in the vehicle driven by 28-year-old Margarita Marroquin-Guzman. The driver attempted […] Read More »

High school volleyball championship schedule announced

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The 2014 NSAA Volleyball Championship schedule has been released.  This year’s state championship will be held November 13-15, 2014 in Lincoln. Class A and Class B will play their first-round games at Pinnacle Bank Arena. First-round games will be played for Class C1 at Lincoln North Star, Class C2 at Lincoln Southwest, Class D1 at Lincoln […] Read More »