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People’s growing resistance to antibiotics subject of new study

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A Siouxland hospital is being chosen as one of only nine in the country to take part in a national study on how people develop a resistance to antibiotics. Jim Spencer, vice president of Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, says there’s a growing danger in overprescribing those drugs. “Thirty-percent of the antimicrobials used […] Read More »

Hassebrook Calls For Clean Pact In Governor’s Race

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A proposed pact to limit outside third-party advertisements and total spending to $3 million has been suggested by Democratic candidate for governor Chuck Hassebrook in his race against Republican Pete Ricketts. The pact, which would also require any negative statements to come directly from the candidates themselves, would be appreciated by the voters of the […] Read More »

Same-sex Divorce Case Goes Before Nebraska Supreme Court

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Lawyers representing a woman who wants to divorce her same-sex partner argued Wednesday before the Nebraska Supreme Court that this state should grant their divorce, even though Nebraska doesn’t acknowledge same-sex marriage. Lincoln Attorney Megan Mikolajczyk  argued that the state needs to recognize the legally binding contract.“The appellant, a Nebraska resident, seeks the United States Constitution, […] Read More »

Offutt Career Fair is Thursday in Bellevue

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Current and retired military members, veterans and their families are encouraged to attend the Offutt Career Fair in Bellevue on Thursday.  Deb Christensen with the Nebraska Department of Labor says they are teaming with the Airman Family Readiness Center at Offutt Air Force Base in sponsoring the event. Christensen says only companies that have openings […] Read More »

Governor Heineman to Seek NU Presidency

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Governor Dave Heineman wants to be the next University of Nebraska President. The Governor said in a press conference on Wednesday morning, he understands why some people would want a candidate to have more experience in higher education.  “”They want a high quality applicant pool, I think that’s great,” Governor Heineman says. “Competition is good […] Read More »

Incidents at Branched Oak Lake Cloud Memorial Day

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An increased number of disturbance calls to Branched Oak Lake over the Memorial Day Weekend kept the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department busy. Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister says “Area 14″ was especially troublesome and they are working with the state Game and Parks Commission to get that section reclassified so that alcohol would not be permitted […] Read More »

Child support payment option

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Nebraskans paying child support using cash, money orders or a cashier’s check can now make payments electronically. Troy Reiners is the director of the Nebraska ChildSupport Payment Center – a division of the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office – and says the state is teaming with “PayNearMe”, an electronic cash transaction network.  Reiners says the first […] Read More »

Lange rounds out her coaching staff at UNO by hiring an Iowa legend

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Kirk Walker, a legendary high school coach in Iowa and women’s assistant coach at Briar Cliff, has accepted an assistant coach position on the Omaha women’s basketball coaching staff.  Head Coach Brittany Lange announced his hiring on Tuesday. Walker joins Lange and assistants Lee Aduddell and Rodney Rogan on the UNO staff. Former assistant and […] Read More »

NU’s Green will wrestle at the World University Games

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For the second consecutive year, Husker wrestler James Green advanced to the University World Championships after winning a pair of matches at the University Nationals over the weekend in Akron, Ohio. Green defeated past All-American Adam Hall two matches to none in the freestyle at 154 pounds. Green advances to the University World Championships, July […] Read More »

Smith Joins in Calls for VA Reform

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Amid troubling allegations against the Veterans Administration, Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith feels that dramatic changes are needed to address the growing scandal surrounding the VA. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has had numerous senators, including Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, calling for his resignation in wake of recent allegations as lawmakers from both parties continue to […] Read More »

TransCanada tries to sway high court ruling on Keystone XL

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TransCanada is filing what’s known as a “friend of the court brief” in Nebraska, siding with the governor and the state in the lawsuit filed by three Nebraska ranchers aiming to block the Keystone XL pipeline. The state is appealing a District Court ruling that threw out the Nebraska law which allowed the siting of […] Read More »

National Guard Opens New Readiness Center in Grand Island

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The Nebraska National Guard unveiled its newest facility today. The $18 million dollar Readiness Center in Grand Island will employ over 200 soldiers from  seven units. It’s a 92,000 square-foot facility that’ll be used for training, administration and support. Governor Dave Heineman flew in from Lincoln for the ribbon cutting that he said sends a […] Read More »

Two Arrested In Rural Hallam Woman’s Death

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Two arrests have been made and more are possible in connection with the methamphetamine-related death of a 44-year old Hallam woman in rural Lancaster County earlier this month. Lancaster County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bliemeister says 49-year old Scott Squires and 32-year old Peter Dudek face a variety of drug related and manslaughter charges in the death […] Read More »

Man injured in boating accident at Branched Oak Lake

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Fun on the water at Branched Oak Lake in Lancaster County Monday ended with a 21 year old man in critical condition.  LancasterCounty officials say one person was wake-boarding behind the boat and fell so the boat driver made a sharp turn to retrieve him.  While making the turn another man on the boat fell […] Read More »

Increase of deadly car accidents in rural areas

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As of May 21st, 74 people have been killed on Nebraska roadways. That is one more than last year during the same time frame but 13 more compared to 2010 through 2013. Triple-A Nebraska spokesperson Rose White says their statistics show that deadly accidents in urban areas are down 22% compared to last year but […] Read More »