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Nebraska poultry producers ready for new bird flu threat

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States across the Midwest that were hit by avian influenza earlier this year are bracing for the fall migration of wild waterfowl that will soon begin. Bird flu is believed to be spread by ducks and geese as they pass through. Bobbie Kriz-Wickham, Nebraska’s assistant director of agriculture, says even though the state was not […]

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University of Nebraska renews emphasis on early childhood edudcation

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University of Nebraska officials have unveiled a new emphasis on early childhood education. College of Education Dean Marjorie Kostelnik with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced creation of the Nebraska Early Childhood Research Academy during a news conference on the Lincoln campus. “Our overall aim is to collaborate across the university system with community partners statewide […]

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Husker offense wants quicker start

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The Nebraska football team hopes sure hands will help the offense get off to a better start in Saturday’s game against Southern Mississippi. About a half-dozen dropped passes were a factor in an overtime loss at Miami that saw the Huskers fall behind 17-0 at the outset. Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says there is […]

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Police: Teen they shot was carrying loaded gun, clips, illegal drugs

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Lincoln police are releasing more information about the shooting of a teenager at the Nebraska State Capitol on Tuesday afternoon. Officers say 18-year-old Teriek Artis of Lincoln jumped out of the backseat of a car during a traffic stop and pointed a loaded gun at an officer. Artis was shot at least once and transported […]

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Grand Island apartment fire claims a life

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The man injured in a Grand Island apartment fire Sunday night has died. The Grand Island Fire Department says Jason Jensen of North Loup died Wednesday morning from injuries received in the fire. He was found unresponsive near the doorway of his apartment by officials Sunday and then life-flighted to Omaha. The state fire marshal’s office […]

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Bankers fear impact of falling farm revenues

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Nebraska bankers are concerned about the drop in net farm income this year and what it could mean for the state’s producers. Nebraska Bankers Association chairman-elect Jerry Catlett of Bruning says low commodity prices may mean grain producers see revenues half what they were in 2013. Catlett says he’s hopeful big crops and the triggering […]

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

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Those with unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications in their homes are urged to get rid of them on Saturday – National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Nebraska Regional Poison Center spokesperson and registered nurse Joan McVoy says medications can become dangerous or ineffective over time and can be abused by someone looking through your medicine […]

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Huskers need more production from front four

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Nebraska will be looking for more production out of the defensive line when the Huskers host Southern Mississippi on Saturday. Preseason All-American tackle Maliek Collins has registered only seven tackles in the first three games of the season. “We’re trying to do some things with Maliek to put him in some more one on one […]

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Omaha Fire Department ends free stand-by service at sporting events

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Starting January 1st the Omaha Fire Department will no longer provide free stand-by ambulance service at area high school football games and other community events. Fire Chief Bernie Kanger says they provided the service at Omaha Public Schools, Millard, District 66 and Elkhorn and several Class A and B parochial schools at varsity events for […]

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Hackers steal Taylor Swift tickets twice

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As a treat for her 11 year old daughter and friends, Andrea Krachtovil bought four tickets to the Taylor Swift concert in Omaha on October 10th. Last week a representative of Ticketmaster called her to say someone had hacked into her secured account, stole her electronic tickets and sold them. During a follow up call […]

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Doane prepares for rated clash

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Two of the contenders in the Great Plains Conference race collide in Crete on Saturday when 13th ranked Doane hosts 10th rated Northwestern of Iowa. The Tigers have used solid defense in a 3-0 start and coach Matt Franzen says it will take a more consistent effort by the offense against Northwestern. “That’s an area […]

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Hillary Clinton comes out against Keystone XL during Iowa campaign stop

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Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has come out against the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Clinton, during a campaign stop in Iowa, called Keystone XL a distraction from the work of battling climate change. Clinton gave her opinion in response to a question from a Drake University student after her forum on the cost of prescription […]

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Extension report sees many Nebraska grain producers in red ink

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Data from the University of Nebraska Extension Service is showing losses for grain farmers. Extension Educator Robert Tigner says the lower grain prices, along with static input costs are hitting balance sheets. “This 2015 crop is well below the peak revenue, about half of what it was at the peak in 2012 and ’13,” Tigner […]

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Nebraska has been here before

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A 1-2 start to the season is not what Nebraska football fans were expecting this season but it does not mean it is a lost season. Mitch Krenk was a tight end of the 1981 squad that opened 1-2 and then trailed Auburn 3-0 at half time on a rainy day in Memorial Stadium. Krenk […]

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Police shoot and wound man near Nebraska Capitol

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A young man has been shot and wounded near the state Capitol. Witnesses report the man ran across the lawn of the Capitol early Tuesday afternoon. Some say he was carrying a gun. An unmarked police car stopped in the middle of 14th Street. Officers yelled at the man, then fired four to five shots. […]

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