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Efforts aim to revive money-troubled Pierce County Elevator

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Community investors in Pierce are trying to re-open the local grain elevator. John Fecht, the grain division director for the Nebraska Public Service Commission, says the elevator’s grain license was surrendered a couple of weeks ago due to financial problems. “They’ve got a lot of checks that have been issued and weren’t able to get […] Read More »

Unicameral nears crucial vote on Medicaid expansion (AUDIO)

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Debate on whether Nebraska should expand Medicaid will pick up Wednesday morning with the clock ticking toward a crucial vote for supporters trying to overcome a filibuster. Opponents of LB 887, this year’s Medicaid expansion bill, have found they haven’t had to work too hard. “You know, I came here to filibuster this bill and […] Read More »

Wyoming teen charged with strangling jailer pleads not guilty

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A Wyoming teen-ager has pleaded not guilty to the strangulation death of a western Nebraska jail guard. 15-year-old Dylan Cardeilhac of Torrington, WY entered his plea in Scotts Bluff County District Court. Cardeilhac has been charged as an adult with first degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Amanda Baker. Authorities say a security video […] Read More »

Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Power Station temporarily offline

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The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station automatically shut down at 12:02 pm Monday after the turbine took itself offline during routine maintenance on a part of the turbine-generator system. Omaha Public Power District reports this happened on the non-nuclear side of the plant. All systems operated as designed safely and without incident. The plant is […] Read More »

Argument inside vehicle causes accident and injury of child

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An accident Monday in Omaha sends a 2 year old to a hospital and man to jail. Just after 6:30 a vehicle hit the porch of a house on north 30th Street. When police arrived they determined the driver,  Ashley Terry and a passenger, Robert Dalton were arguing in the front seat. Police say Dalton […] Read More »

Omaha City Council asked to rethink Crossroads bond issue

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The Omaha City Council will re-think a decision made earlier this year that would allow residents to vote on a 50-million dollar bond issue to help re-develop Crossroads Mall. The money would be used for streets, parking lots, sewer and water services to the new development. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says she is asking the […] Read More »

Missing Lincoln man found near Bennington

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A 66 year old Lincoln remains hospitalized after his pick up truck went down an embankment Saturday night near Bennington in Douglas County. Lt. Rob Jones with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department says Richard Cain was trapped inside his truck for 17 hours before he was found by a farmer. Cain had been reported as […] Read More »

Midland University rolls in the semifinals. NAIA championship on the line tonight

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No. 10 Midland (Neb.) rolled past Robert Morris (Ill.) 100-61 in Monday’s  semifinal game of the NAIA Division II National Championship in Point Lookout, Mo. The win puts Midland in its first ever national championship game and the 39-point win is the largest ever in the national semifinals. Ben Imig scored a game-high 27 points to […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman presses senators to reject Medicaid expansion (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman urges state senators to reject Medicaid expansion as a showdown on the issue returns to the Capitol. Legislative debate on this year’s version of Medicaid expansion is scheduled to begin this afternoon. A filibuster mounted by 17 state senators killed the measure last session. Sen. Kathy Campbell has returned with a reshaped […] Read More »

Hollywood for the Huskers. Women grab fourth seed in L.A.

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team earned the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Lincoln Regional when the 64-team NCAA Tournament field was announced on Monday night. The Huskers earned the Big Ten’s automatic bid as the conference tournament champion, and will travel to Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles for the NCAA Tournament first and second […] Read More »

USDA seeks more sites for summer meals program for Nebraska kids

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Of the thousands of Nebraska children who participate in the USDA’s summer meals program, many thousands more are eligible but don’t take part, raising fears they may be going hungry. Kevin Concannon, the agency’s Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, says non-profit groups across Nebraska are being encouraged to open their doors to the […] Read More »

Creighton gets NIT bid and will face Missouri on Thursday

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The Creighton women’s basketball qualified for postseason play for the seventh consecutive season as the Bluejays will host Missouri in the first round of the WNIT Tournament on Thursday, March 20. Creighton enters Thursday’s contest with a 19-13 record (12-6 in BIG EAST play), including seven wins over teams in the top-50 RPI. The Bluejays […] Read More »

7-year-old killed in Fairbury vehicle-pedestrian accident

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A 7-year-old Fairbury girl has died of injuries suffered when struck by a pick-up in the southeastern Nebraska city. Fairbury police report Krista Medina was unresponsive and lying in a yard when officers arrived on the scene. She died of her injuries at Jefferson Community Health Center. According to the Fairbury Police Department, 69-year-old Joseph […] Read More »

Nebraska faith leaders ask lawmakers to expand Medicaid

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Over 110 Nebraska faith leaders signed a letter asking for the Nebraska Legislature to pass LB 887, the Wellness In Nebraska Act; Medicaid expansion. Rev. Marshall Johnson is the spokesman for Omaha One Together Community who says those who signed the letter are from all faiths across the state and all support the bill that […] Read More »

California man busted after 122 lbs. of marijuana found in I-80 traffic stop

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A California man faces drug charges after a state trooper seized 122 pound of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the trooper stopped an eastbound car for driving on the shoulder near the I-80 Gothenburg exit in Dawson County. After getting permission to search the […] Read More »