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I-80 traffic stop nets 35 pounds of pot

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An Iowa woman has been arrested by Nebraska law enforcement authorities on drug charges following a weekend traffic stop along Interstate 80 in Buffalo County. According to a Nebraska State Patrol incident report, 48-year-old Lori Ferleman of Mason City, Iowa, was stopped by a Nebraska State Trooper on Interstate 80 near the Minden exit Sunday […]

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Husker State among nation’s best for volunteerism

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A report ranks Nebraska 6th in the country for the percentage of residents who volunteer. Those efforts not only benefit those in need, but the head of the federal agency in charge of volunteering and service says it also benefits the volunteers themselves. Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, says […]

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Nebraska Medicine patient remains free of Ebola

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Nebraska Medicine reports that the health care worker who had a high risk exposure to Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has not tested positive and remains virus free. The patient has been monitored and tested inside their Biocontainment Unit. “Our testing has shown no signs that this patient has developed Ebola,” said Phil Smith, […]

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NU Board selects new president

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The University of Nebraska Board of Regents voted Monday afternoon and appointed Hank M. Bounds as the new NU president. Bounds is currently the commissioner of higher education at Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.   He was one of four finalists interviewed for the position.    

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Lee Terry joins DC law firm

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Former Nebraska Congressman Lee Terry will join Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Government Relations Practice, a law firm in Washington DC. Terry will serve as a Senior Advisor in the Government Relations and Public Policy practice group. A news release states that in Terry’s eight terms in the House of Representatives he helped shape federally […]

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Kearney to host Ebola presentation next week

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An expert on Ebola is scheduled to give a presentation about the virus and preparedness in Kearney next week. Dr. Kimberly Parlson, a biology professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, explains some of the uses for the bio-containment unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Parlson says, “What the purpose of […]

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NU women rally on the road to knock off Illinois

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All-American Rachel Theriot scored 20 of her game-high 27 points in the second half to rally No. 19 Nebraska from a seven-point second-half deficit to a 58-53 victory on Sunday over the Illinois Fighting Illini. Nebraska trailed 49-43 with 6:42 left, but Theriot scored eight straight points over the next two minutes to tie the score at […]

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Questions remain following death in Holdrege

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Authorities in Holdrege are releasing little information about a body found last week. The Phelps County Attorney’s Office is investigating a death that occurred Thursday night outside a local medical products manufacturing plant in Holdrege. Phelps County Attorney Mike Henry says he can confirm there was a death at the BD plant located at along […]

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Inaugural ball kicks off Ricketts’ term as governor

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Elected officials and supporters took over Pinnacle Bank Arena Saturday night for Governor Pete Ricketts’ Inaugural Ball. Ricketts spoke at Saturday night’s event about the virtues of Nebraska. “Nebraska is a culture, a way of life,” Ricketts said on Saturday. “It’s how we feel about ourselves as a people. It’s how we treat each other with dignity […]

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Tax time already? Tips on finding a solid preparer

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Some Nebraskans are already starting to work on their state and federal tax returns. If you want to hire a tax preparer this year, IRS spokesman Bill Brunson says it’s vital that you get someone who knows what they’re doing. Brunson offers a few tips for selecting a tax preparer: “Make sure that you go […]

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Despite offensive struggles, Nebraska holds off Illinois 53-43

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When it mattered most, Nebraska turned once again to Terran Petteway. The junior guard didn’t disappoint as he helped Nebraska even its mark in Big Ten play through four games after defeating Illinois on Sunday night. Petteway finished with a game-high 18 points as the Huskers held off the Illini 53-43 to move to 10-6 […]

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Tim Beck headed to Ohio State

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Former Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck will join Ohio State’s coaching staff following the  College Football Playoff National Championship.  Beck will replace former Buckeyes offensive coordinator Tom Herman, who will become Houston’s head coach. Beck moved up the ranks at Nebraska as the running backs coach, quarterbacks coach and then offensive coordinator since 2008. Beck has also coached at Kansas […]

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Consumer Energy Alliance pleased with Keystone ruling

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The Consumer Energy Alliance is pleased the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled with state law that gave the governor the power to approve the route for the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline.   Executive Vice President Michael Whatley says the issue now lies in Congress and President Obama’s hands. Whatley says, “President Obama had said he would not […]

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Frostbite concerns in sub-zero weather

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Nebraska has been in the deep freeze for days and hospitals around the state have treated people for frostbite. Dr. Micah Ryan is with Boys Town Pediatrics in Omaha and says children are more susceptible because they have thinner skin. Dr. Ryan says most often they see frostbite on fingers, toes, the nose and ears. […]

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State supreme court upholds Keystone XL siting law

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A Nebraska Supreme Court decision has cleared a major road block for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, ruling in favor of the proposed project from Canada to the Gulf Coast. In a decision released Friday morning in the case Thompson v. Heineman, the state supreme court ruled 4-3 in favor of landowners […]

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