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Treatment center for mentally-ill inmates proposed for Hastings

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The state legislature’s Judiciary Committee held an interim hearing in Hastings this week to decide if the Hastings Regional Center could be used as a new Behavioral Treatment Center for Nebraska prison inmates. Hastings Mayor Vern Powers says it’s an industry the city understands. “We’ve had this since the 1880s,” Mayor Powers says. “An intricate […]

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Some aren’t sold on Senate transportation measure

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Skepticism is being expressed about the six-year, $350 billion highway bill passed by the Senate. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer brought Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to Nebraska to promote the transportation measure approved by the Senate just prior to Congress leaving Washington for its August break. The House balked and Congress approved a three-month, $8 billion […]

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Crude oil at record lows but gas prices could soon rise

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Crude oil prices have dropped to some of the lowest levels in the last 52 weeks but we are still not seeing big price drops at the gas pump. AAA Nebraska spokesperson Rose White says there is plenty of crude oil but not processed fuel. White says crude oil inventories are up about 20% from […]

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Man accused of lighting Molotov cocktails on Gretna school grounds

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A Gretna man is accused of igniting at least two Molotov cocktails last Tuesday on the grounds of an elementary school.   Sarpy County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Greg London says 22 year old Seth Chase was booked for possession of a destructive device and criminal mischief. Around 3 am, three people were on school property when […]

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New era begins at Nebraska-Kearney

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As fall camp begins a new era is underway at Nebraska-Kearney where Josh Lamberson is preparing for his first season as head coach. The former All-American quarterback at Northwest Missouri State spent the past seven years as an assistant in the MIAA and takes over a UNK program that has finished 3-8 in each of […]

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JUCO power in Council Bluffs looks for another big year

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Scott Strohmeier knew the Iowa Western Community College football program had potential when he was named the school’s first head coach back in 2008 but admits he had no idea the they would become a national power so soon. The Reivers won a national title in only their fourth season as a program and they […]

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Transportation Sec. Foxx sees progress in road funding (AUDIO)

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx promoted a six-year transportation bill passed by the Senate during his visit to Nebraska. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer hosted Secretary Foxx fresh off Senate passage of a six-year, $350 billion transportation bill. “We’re making a commitment that we’re done with these short-term patches going forward,” Fischer stated during a news conference […]

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Gates impresses at right tackle

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Nebraska offensive line Mike Cavanaugh says Nick Gates has caught his eye early in fall camp. The redshirt freshman from Las Vegas is battling to become the Huskers’ starting right tackle. Cavanaugh will spend the next couple of weeks trying to settle on a starting five up front. “I like our physicalness and I like our […]

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Seward-area farmer named to head national grain board

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Eastern Nebraska farmer Alan Tiemann, a grower from the Seward area, is being named the new chairman for the U.S. Grains Council. Tiemann has spent more than 35 years in production agriculture and served as past chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board. He says one priority for the Grains Council is ethanol. “We see that […]

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Ricketts appoints Dawson as director of Behavioral Health division

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Seri Dawson, R.N. as Director for the Division of Behavioral Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Dawson has served as acting director. Dawson has served in other roles in DHHS, including Deputy Director of Community-Based Services, QI and Managed Care Administrator, Program Specialist, and Nurse Surveyor/Consultant. […]

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Man who led authorities on manhunt held on $1.5M bond

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A Falls City man who led authorities on a manhunt which ended in his arrest in Kansas has been formally charged with attempted second-degree murder. 34-year-old Desiderio Hernandez stands accused of shooting and wounding 31-year-old Joseph Debella, Jr. at a residence in Falls City August 5th. Debella remains in critical condition at Bryan West hospital […]

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Eppley Airfield adding non-stop flights

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Those flying out of Eppley Airfield in Omaha will soon have more options.   World Group’s Executive Vice President of Marketing Jeff Beals says airlines have added more non-stop flights in and out of Eppley which is good for business. On Monday, Allegiant announced they will add non-stop flights from Omaha to Orlando on November 5th. […]

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Woman pistol whipped during Omaha robbery

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Omaha police are searching for two men who pistol whipped and hit a woman several times during an armed robbery on Saturday. The employee was at Paycheck Advance on Saddle Creek Road. The woman was confronted by the two men when she opened the store. She was hit several times in the face when she […]

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Strength coach lauded for building team chemistry

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Mark Philipp brought a new philosophy and new enthusiasm to the Husker strength and conditioning program. Philipp spent the past two years on the staff at USC before being hired by Mike Riley and junior safety Nate Gerry says his impact at Nebraska was immediate. “I like the way he interacts with us. He sees […]

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“Topping-off” ceremony at new UNMC cancer center

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The final beams in the framework of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center are now in place. A “topping off” ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon on the new 10 story, $323-million facility. Dr. Nicholas Woods says it will be a huge benefit to conduct research in the […]

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