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Farmers – mark you calendar

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Nebraska farmers have a few deadlines coming up regarding two new programs included in the Farm Bill.   The first date that farmers can sign up for Agricultural Risk Coverage or the Price Loss Coverage programs is November 17th. FSA Administrator Val Dolcini says farmers have until March 31st to make a selection. Dolcini says they […] Read More »

Nebraska Medicine’s safety protocol for Ebola care

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A nurse in Dallas that cared for an Ebola patient continues to recover after contracting the illness. Nebraska Medicine, formerly the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is treating their second Ebola patient. Dr. Phil Smith is the director of the biocontainment unit and wants to reassure the public that every precaution is in place to […] Read More »

Nebraska Wesleyan student had been on party bus prior to I-80 death

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Investigators say 22-year-old Maury Lorence was on a party bus rented by a fellow Nebraska Wesleyan student prior to his death on Interstate 80 very early Sunday morning. The search for a dark colored semi tractor-trailer with polished aluminum rear doors continues. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office believes that was the vehicle which first hit […] Read More »

Nikko Jenkins release haunts Corrections (AUDIO)

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Questions remain about why Nikko Jenkins was released from prison after promising to kill when he got out. Nikko Jenkins has been convicted of killing four in Omaha upon his release from prison, though he requested mental health treatment. Deputy Corrections Director Larry Wayne has told a special legislative committee it’s heartbreaking to think he […] Read More »

Broken Bow to host workshops for wanna-be homeowners

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First-time homebuyers in central Nebraska who need to learn about things like mortgages, escrow and balloon payments might consider a special course being offered in Broken Bow. Melissa Krysl, spokeswoman for the Central Nebraska Housing Developers, says they’ll be hosting two workshops that offer a thorough overview for those looking to buy a house. “We […] Read More »

Nebraska-Rutgers set for 1 p.m. kick

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The Big Ten Conference announced that Nebraska’s Oct. 25 matchup with Rutgers will kick off at 11 a.m. CDT. The matchup at Memorial Stadium will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. The Nebraska-Rutgers game is just the second all-time between the schools and the first ever meeting in Lincoln. The only previous game […] Read More »

2014 Girls Golf Championship results after day one

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CLASS A TEAM STANDINGS: Elkhorn South 365, Papillion-La Vista 378, Millard North 380, Lincoln Southwest 385, Omaha Marian 388, Norfolk 392, Lincoln Pius X 402, Lincoln Southeast 406, Omaha Westside 408, Kearney 410, Fremont 417, Bellevue West 419. CLASS A INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1. Nia Station, Omaha Burke, 82 T2. Makenzie Fuss, Omaha Marian, 87 T2. […] Read More »

Body pulled from pond in Grand Island, charges filed

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The body of a 44-year-old Grand Island man has been pulled out of a detention pond in the city and the owner of the vehicle had been charged in his death. The Grand Island Police Department reports John Zebert died after the SUV he was in drove into the pond extremely late Sunday evening and […] Read More »

Colorado man killed in head-on collision on I-80

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A Colorado man has been killed in a head-on collision in Lincoln County. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 49-year-old Casey Shannon died Saturday night after his car crossed the median on Interstate 80 near Sutherland and crashed into a semi tractor-t... Read More »

Teen-ager killed in eastern Nebraska wreck

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A teen-age boy has been killed in a single-car crash in eastern Nebraska. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the crash which killed a 15-year-old boy is under investigation. The office says it has yet to determine what caused the fatal crash near Blair. The boy’s name has not been released. Read More »

UNMC specialist: All hospitals should prepare for Ebola

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One health care worker in Dallas that treated a patient with Ebola contracted the deadly illness and is receiving care. Dr. Mark Rupp, an Infectious Disease Specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and says every hospital in the country needs to be prepared as this likely won’t be the last outbreak that we will […] Read More »

Nebraska Wesleyan football player struck and killed on I-80

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An investigation is underway into the death of a Nebraska Wesleyan University football player, run over and killed early Sunday morning while walking along Interstate 80 near Lincoln. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says a number of drivers had reported a pedestrian stumbling in the inside eastbound lane of the interstate. “We had received a […] Read More »

Omaha hospitals, physicians under new name

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Interconnected health care organizations in Omaha will now share the same name. The Nebraska Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center and University of Nebraska Medical Center Physicians will now be known as “Nebraska Medicine”. UNMC Chancellor Dr. Jeffery Gold says,“This is an opportunity for us to tell ourselves within the organization and more importantly the local, […] Read More »

Dead mountain lion near Ericson likely killed by car

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It appears a female mountain lion has been run over and killed near Ericson. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports the body of the female lion was discovered along a road. It appears to have been struck and killed by a vehicle. An investigation is underway, including forensic analysis. Game and Parks says that […] Read More »

State Patrol hands Corrections investigation over to prosecutors (AUDIO)

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A criminal investigation into the prison sentencing miscalculation scandal has been handed over to prosecutors. Gov. Dave Heineman ordered the Nebraska State Patrol to investigate whether anyone at the Department of Correctional Services broke the law when the department miscalculated prison sentences and released hundreds of inmates prematurely. “The state patrol has given the report […] Read More »