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Douglas County Health Department cracking down on operating without a permit

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The Douglas County Health Department may close upwards of 165 food and beverage businesses that are currently operating without a permit.   Chief of Administration and Finance Tim Kelso says all businesses were sent notifications in November that the new permits were due on December 9th.  Reminders to those delinquent were sent in January that permits […]

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Checking work email while on vacation? You’re not really on vacation.

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A technology expert recommends Nebraskans take some time away from electronic devices to make life a little easier. Rey Junco uses technology every day for research but he decided about five years ago he needed to set it aside to refresh himself. “Every year, twice a year, I take a break from all technology,” Junco […]

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Nebraska’s consumer confidence dips while businesses show optimism

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Consumer confidence is down at the beginning of the year, according to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research (BBR). The group’s monthly index shows a 4.3% decline from December to January. BBR Director Eric Thompson says he is not surprised. “I think the decline from December to January probably reflects sort of the […]

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Meatpacker bill opens rare divide among rural Nebraska lawmakers (AUDIO)

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Debate on the bill lifting Nebraska’s ban on meatpackers owning hogs causes a rare split among the Unicameral’s rural delegation. Normally united to promote rural interests, the hog packer bill divided rural legislators. “Well, I hope my urban colleagues are enjoying the split among us rural, ag senators,” Sen. Curt Friesen of Henderson remarked during […]

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Shields Injured as Huskers Beat Rutgers

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UPDATED: Shavon Shields has now been released from the hospital after a CT scan came back negative. Coach Tim Miles released the following statement:   “We are relieved and thankful Shavon has been released, and that his injuries aren’t more serious. We will follow the proper protocol to get him back to full speed. I […]

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Cause of Omaha suspect death is still not known

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Toxicology reports could be available next week regarding the death of an inmate being held at the Douglas County Corrections Department. 59 year old Mark L’Heureux collapsed inside the jail on Tuesday.  He was rushed to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  Authorities say there were no known signs of physical trauma to […]

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Stabbing that sent two people to the hospital is under investigation

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A domestic disturbance in Lincoln Thursday night ended with both people involved going to the hospital. Lincoln Police report they were called to a house near 69th and Vine streets and found a boyfriend and girlfriend had been fighting. Officers say a knife was during the fight and the 31 year old male had a […]

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Pedestrian struck and killed by train

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A 51-year-old man has been struck and killed by a train, which authorities say he might not have noticed. Police say Johnny Frees of Cozad was walking alongside the train tracks, talking on his cell phone when he was hit by the train shortly before noon Wednesday. Investigators suspect he might not have heard the […]

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Plans are in the works for a Nebraska Vietnam War Honor Flight

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Patriotic Productions is in the process of organizing their first Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Co-founder Bill Williams says they just announced the event earlier this week and the applications from veterans are pouring in. In the first few days they received 60 applications and Williams says even a few people have […]

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Gov. Ricketts on Iowa caucus: I’m glad the process has started (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is expressing more relief than excitement over the results of the Iowa caucus. Ricketts was recently asked by the news media about his reaction to the Republican caucuses in Iowa. “I’m glad that the process has started and that we’ve got one down,” Ricketts responded with a laugh. Ricketts, a Republican, said […]

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Man collapses and dies after shoveling snow in Omaha

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A man has been pronounced dead at an Omaha hospital after collapsing while shoveling snow. Randall Miller of Omaha was 36. A friend, 36-year-old Andrew Liekhus, said he and Miller had been doing odd jobs now and then after getting done with their snow-removal service. Miller and Liekhus had been clearing snow near 160th and […]

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Winnebago man sentenced to federal prison for assault

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A Winnebago man has been sentenced to nearly seven years in federal prison for assaulting a woman about a year ago. 32-year-old Mark Decora was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Federal prosecutors say Winnebago police called to a senior apartment complex found a woman with significant facial […]

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Nebraskans warned of health risks digging out from the blizzard

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Nebraskans are digging out after two days of blizzard conditions in some areas. For many that means working with a shovel.  University of Nebraska Medical Center Associate Professor Gib Willett is a physical therapist and says many people are not used to this kind of physical activity and can easily get into trouble. First, Willett […]

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Omaha Fire Department taking extra steps to respond during the storm

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The Omaha Fire Department has taken steps to make sure they can respond to all emergencies during this winter storm. Chief Bernie Kanger says all trucks and medic units are equipped with chains but it may take them a bit longer to arrive to calls.  He says there is one thing the public can do […]

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