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Lincoln restoration company fined by EPA

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An emergency restoration company from Lincoln has reached agreement with the Environment Protection Agency for violating federal regulations. RDF, doing business as Paul Davis Restoration, has agreed to spend $27,304 to replace windows in Lincoln houses built prior to 1978. The company also will pay a $3,033 penalty. EPA Region 7 failed to follow federal […]

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Repeal of motorcycle helmet law must overcome filibuster (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers return to the Capitol to continue their debate on whether to repeal the state motorcycle helmet law. Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins sponsors LB 31to repeal the mandatory motorcycle helmet law. Bloomfield tells colleagues not to let fear guide their vote. “This is an infringement on individual rights and we should do away […]

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Sandhill cranes and the people of love them flock to central Nebraska

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Thousands of outdoor birding enthusiasts from around the planet are converging on central Nebraska, with many of them attending Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival in the Kearney area. Bill Taddicken, with the Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary, says the 45th annual event is known around the globe. “Each year we get anywhere from 50 to 55, […]

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Creighton rallies from down 16 but loses WNIT game

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Down 16 points with 16 minutes remaining, the Creighton women’s basketball team got to within three in the final two minutes but came up short as Creighton fell, 68-58, in the opening round of the WNIT Tournament on Thursday, March 19. The loss ended Creighton’s season at 17-14. The Bluejays fell behind 30-12 with 6:36 showing on […]

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Three Husker wrestlers move onto quarterfinals

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Robert Kokesh (174), James Green (157) and Anthony Abidin (141) each advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships during Session II of the tournament on Thursday night. Kokesh, the top seed at 174 pounds, picked up his second major decision of the day with his 11-0 triumph over Purdue’s Chad Welch. Kokesh outscored his […]

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Middle school teacher charged with having sex with student

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A first-year Lincoln middle school teacher has been charged with having sex with one of his students at a Lincoln residence. 22-year-old Jackson Hedrick has been arraigned on a charge of first-degree sexual assault and enticing by an electronic device. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman, Katie Flood, says Hedrick was first accused of enticing the student […]

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Aid worker exposed to Ebola is now out of Biocontainment Unit

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center – Nebraska Medicine reports that the American aid worker under observation for Ebola in their Biocontainment Unit since Sunday evening has been released and now is in the quarantined area of the facility. That worker exhibited Ebola symptoms and was placed in the unit as a precaution. The hospital […]

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Federal Reserve hints at interest rate increase

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The head of the Federal Reserve Wednesday hinted at an increase in interest rates but Janet Yellen was very careful not to say how much or when. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss interprets her message. Goss says, “I think it is time to move ahead but it is going to be a gradual increase. Don’t […]

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Child abuser may be paroled in 4 years, victim gets “life sentence” of suffering

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Consecutive prison sentences have been handed to a man on two felony charges of third-degree sexual assault of a child. Five law officers were stationed in Gage County District Court yesterday as a precaution against any conflicts between family members of the defendant and victim, during the sentencing hearing. Jason Schriner was sentenced to the […]

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Huskers baseball finishes off sweep of Sycamores

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The Nebraska baseball (14-6, 0-0 Big Ten) won another one-run game as they completed a two-game sweep of the Indiana State Sycamores (8-9, 0-0 MVC) on Wednesday afternoon with a 3-2 victory. The Huskers are now 7-0 at Hawks Field and continue their 16-game homestand on Friday at 6:35 p.m. when they open Big Ten play with […]

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Nebraska teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

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A middle school teacher has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. 22-year-old Jackson Hedrick teaches social studies at Irving Middle School in the Lincoln Public School District. He has been placed on administrative le...

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Abortion clinics would face new regulations under bill

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A bill to increase state regulations of abortion clinics draws emotional testimony at the Capitol. The Judiciary Committee has heard testimony on a bill that would require abortion clinics be defined as ambulatory surgical centers. Greg Schleppenbach with the Nebraska Catholic Conference says abortion clinics must be equipped for emergencies. “The real potential for life-threatening […]

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Conference in Stuart to focus on rural “in-migration”

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Many rural Nebraska communities are seeing more young individuals and families exploring the possibility of returning to their hometowns. There are roadblocks though, which is why the Central Nebraska Economic Development District is hosting a conference next week to discuss topics to help those communities. Judy Peterson is district’s executive director and says this is […]

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Death investigation underway after body found below bridge

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An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death of a 56-year-old Yutan woman, found dead underneath a bridge just off Highway 92 on the eastside of Yutan. The Nebraska State Patrol identifies the woman as Nancy Cummins. The patrol will work with the Saunders County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of Cummins’ death. […]

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Facebook updates community standards

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There are new community standards for Facebook users. Omaha computer and technology expert Thor Schrock is the owner of Schrock Innovations and says the new rules help clarify what is and is not allowed. Schrock says, “”The trouble is what Facebook does is they don’t actually actively police their users. They wait for someone to […]

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