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College students charged, fraternity suspended in wake of freshman death

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Seven people have been charged and a fraternity has been suspended after an investigation into the death of a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL police arrested four members of the Farmhouse Fraternity and issued citations to three others in connection with the death of 18-year-old Clayton Real in early September. In response to […]

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High school football scores from Thursday 10/23/14

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Anselmo-Merna 70, Brady 32 BDS 50, Pawnee City 6 Bertrand 46, Loomis 8 Bloomfield 72, Plainview 0 Boone Central/Newman Grove 32, Norfolk Catholic 16 Boys Town 42, Arlington 28 Burwell 52, Amherst 48 CWC 67, Wausa 6 Central City 48, Minden 14 Cozad 39, O’Neill 7 Creighton 36, Hartington-Newcastle 0 Cross County 72, Harvard 0 […]

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Game and Parks approves bighorn sheep hunt

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Two people will be allowed to hunt bighorn sheep in Nebraska. The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners authorized one lottery and one auction bighorn sheep permit for 2015 at their meeting in Scottsbluff. Only Nebraska residents will be allowed to enter the lottery for a permit. Both residents and nonresidents will be allowed […]

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Spend the night in a cardboard box to help those who have no choice

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A “sleep-out” event is planned next month in the Siouxland area to raise awareness about the homeless. The 10th annual Siouxland Sleep-Out is scheduled for November 7, as people will spend the night outdoors at the Lewis and Clark Baseball Stadium in Sioux City, Iowa. Organizer Cindy Wood remembers the first year of the event […]

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Driver dead in roll over crash in northeast Nebraska

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A 29-year-old Norfolk man died after losing control of his car in Pierce County and rolling several times. The Nebraska State Patrol reports Joshua Petersen died at the scene Tuesday afternoon on Nebraska Highway 13. The NSP says the car rolled when Pe...

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Crescent sun setting in the western sky tonight

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Tonight’s sunset should be spectacular. John Johnson is the outreach coordinator with the Omaha Astronomical Society and says there is a solar eclipse this afternoon. Johnson says viewers will notice a small notch out of the sun around 4:30 pm.  About an hour later nearly half of the sun will eclipse.  He says the sun will […]

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Voter registration deadline is Friday

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The deadline to register to vote in the 2014 statewide General Election is Friday, October 24th. Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says at this late date all registrations must be done in person. Those already registered but moved, changed their name or party affiliation must also update their registrations and the deadline is Friday.  […]

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Intruder shot and killed by Bellevue resident

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Bellevue police have arrested two men in connection to a deadly shooting during a home invasion on Saturday, October 18th.   Detectives believe that four people went to an apartment building at 18th and Main Street around 9 pm to commit a robbery. Detectives say Tyrell Dalia was armed with a stolen handgun and crawled through […]

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Congressman Fortenberry calls for Ebola travel restrictions (AUDIO)

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Another member of the Nebraska Congressional delegation calls for travel restrictions in the fight against Ebola. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry calls for a ban on all unnecessary commercial flights to countries fighting the Ebola outbreak. “This is a very serious disease. This should be fundamentally about protecting public safety,” Fortenberry tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive […]

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Biocontainment unit makes changes to treat Ebola patients

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Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is becoming a world leader in treatment of Ebola. Staff successfully treated two patients with the second released on Wednesday. Dr. Phil Smith is the director of their biocontainment unit and says they are sharing their knowledge with other facilities. Dr. Smith says, “We are looking at […]

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Nebraska’s winter wheat crop off to a fast, healthy start

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Planting of winter wheat in Nebraska is all but wrapped up for the season. Royce Schaneman, executive director of the Nebraska Wheat Board, says timely rainfall helped producers get the crop in the ground and conditions are very favorable. “We’re off to a fast start,” Schaneman says. “We’ve had good germination and the crop’s getting […]

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Farm truck accident kills Hebron man

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An accident involving a farm truck and a semi tractor-trailer in southern Nebraska has claimed the life of a 62-year-old man. The Thayer County Sheriff’s Office reports James Summers of Hebron died in the accident near Hebron. According to the office, Summers was crossing U.S. 81 in his farm truck when a semi driven by […]

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