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Dog days of summer a reminder for pet health care

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Mosquitoes are known as the deadliest creature on earth. They are carriers of a number of deadly diseases ranging from West Nile virus in people to heartworm in dogs, cats and a number of other animals. Dr. Stephen Jones is the president of the American Heartworm Society and wants every dog owner to take preventative […] Read More »

Health alerts issued for two lakes, continues for a third

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Health alerts have been issued for two lakes by state officials, while one continues for a third. Officials report Iron Horse Lake in Pawnee County and Willow Creek Lake 5A in Pierce County are under health alerts for toxic blue-green algae. An alert continues for Swan Creek Lake 5A in Saline County. According to the […] Read More »

High school practices get started across the state

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High school student athletes across the state from Alliance to York are hitting the practice fields today for the first official workouts for football, softball, girls golf and boys tennis.  The NSAA only allows for helmets and conditioning with no pads at the start of football practices.  Two-a-days are allowed, but not on back-to-back days. […] Read More »

Houston questioned about Nikko Jenkins’ case (AUDIO)

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The former state Corrections Director told lawmakers convicted serial killer Nikko Jenkins caught his attention just prior to his release from prison, but that didn’t prevent Jenkins from being released and killing four. Former state Corrections Director Bob Houston told a special legislative hearing he had devised a plan for Nikko Jenkins’ release. The committee […] Read More »

Despite summer driving season, gas prices plummet

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Not that you’ll hear any complaints, but gasoline prices are steadily dropping in Nebraska and they’ve fallen almost 30-cents a gallon since early June. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA-Nebraska, says prices statewide are now averaging $3.39 a gallon, which is eight-cents below the national average. Weinholzer says prices at the pump dropped almost every single […] Read More »

Huskers close out first week of fall camp with two key injuries

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The Nebraska football team ended its first full week of Fall Camp on Saturday with a two-hour practice.  It turned out to be a black and blue week.  The Huskers lost both sophomore linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey and junior nickel back Charles Jackson for the season due to injury. Head Coach Bo Pelini said the team’s spirit […] Read More »

NU football suspends LeRoy Alexander

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The following statement is from the Nebraska Athletics Department: “Nebraska sophomore defensive back LeRoy Alexander has been suspended from competition for the 2014 football season. Alexander will remain on scholarship as a member of the Nebraska football program and will be allowed to practice with the team. Coach Pelini and the Nebraska Athletics Department will […] Read More »

Former prison boss denies worries about overcrowding led to sentencing scandal

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Former state Corrections Director Bob Houston today denied pressure to ease prison overcrowding and avoid building a costly new prison led to the miscalculation of prison sentences. The miscalculation of prison sentences over the past few years led the Department of Correctional Services to release more than 300 inmates prematurely. The new department director has […] Read More »

Senator Johanns reacts to air strikes in Iraq

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President Obama authorized air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and the U-S bombed artillery that fired on U-S personnel and Kurdish fighters. Nebraska U-S Senator Mike Johanns says that decision came as no surprise. Senator Johanns says when U-S forces were pulled nearly three years ago the terrorists didn’t go away. He says it […] Read More »

Governor defends decision that State Patrol conduct Corrections investigation

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman ordered the Nebraska State Patrol to conduct a criminal investigation surrounding the Department of Corrections and employees miscalculating the sentences of nearly 600 inmates. Democrats are crying foul saying the investigation should be done by an independent organization and not a state run agency. Governor Heineman disagrees saying the Nebraska State Patrol […] Read More »

Midwest oil refinery problems could impact the price at the pump

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A rare occurrence in the summer months. Gas prices have dropped 35-cents a gallon over the past few weeks in Nebraska. Rose White with Triple-A Nebraska says there is a chance that could come to an end. She says one refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas is out of commission due to a fire and repairs could […] Read More »

Lincoln Regional Center officials ordered to hearing

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A hearing scheduled Thursday to determine what to do with convicted murderer Nikko Jenkins was extended because no one from the state’s psychiatric hospital showed up. Douglas County Judge Peter Bataillon ordered Jenkins to the Lincoln Regional Center to restore his competency so he can be sentenced for four murders last summer. Officials at the […] Read More »

Secondary depth will be tested with the loss of nickel back Jackson (AUDIO)

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After practice, Head Coach Bo Pelini said that junior nickel back Charles Jackson will miss the entire 2014 season due to a knee injury suffered this week.  Jackson, a native of Spring, Texas was expected to compete for the starting nickel back job, a key position in the Husker defense. “For his long term best interest, […] Read More »

Russian threat to cut off farm imports not seen as big to Nebraska (AUDIO)

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A threat from Russia to cut off agricultural imports from the United States isn’t seen as significant for Nebraska. Sen. Mike Johanns says exports to Russia have declined over the years as Russia has proven to be an unreliable trade partner. Johanns, the former Secretary of Agriculture, adds the problem could be resolved rather quickly. […] Read More »

Ashland’s own astronaut is passing along his survival (and scuba) skills

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Former astronaut and Nebraska native Clay Anderson is now teaching a college course that has students skydiving, scuba diving and learning wilderness survival skills. Anderson says the purpose of the workshop is to expose students to the type of critical thinking needed for spaceflight training. “I think that’s the overlying goal for me is to […] Read More »