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Summer camp for future nurses targets Panhandle high schoolers

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A summer camp is planned next month in Scottsbluff for high school students who are considering the field of nursing. Dr. Liane Connelly, assistant dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, says the two-day camp is free to qualifying Panhandle students. “It provides an opportunity for us to reach out and recruit […]

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Construction worker dies in accident near downtown Lincoln

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A construction worker has been killed near downtown Lincoln when a large piece of rebar fell more than 100 feet and hit him on the head. The Lincoln Police Department will not release a name until his family is notified, but said he was from Missouri. According to Lincoln police, a Missouri-based construction crew was […]

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Explosion of Alzheimer’s cases yet to come

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The Baby Boom generation is getting older and experts say there will be an epidemic of dementia in the years to come. Kathie Bickerstaff is with the Nebraska Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and says it is estimated by the age of 85, fifty-percent of that population will have some form of dementia with Alzheimer’s […]

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Tickets available for Nebraska volleyball preview

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Tickets for the annual Nebraska Volleyball Red/White Scrimmage are on sale. Husker fans can get their first look at the 2015 squad on Saturday, August 22nd, when the Huskers hold the intrasquad scrimmage at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Public ticket prices for the scrimmage are set at 10 dollars for reserved seating and eight […]

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USHL approves changes to overtime

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The United States Hockey League is expanding overtime in the regular season. The league’s Board of Governors approved a plan that will lengthen sudden-death overtime from five to seven minutes. During the first three minutes of overtime teams will skate four-on-four and during the final four minutes it will be reduced to three-on-three. If the […]

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Treasurer objects to proposed federal red tape to ABLE program (AUDIO)

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State Treasurer Don Stenberg says proposed federal regulations could undermine a savings program for disabled Americans. It’s called the ABLE program, a savings account patterned after the popular college savings accounts, only for the disabled. ABLE is the acronym for Achieving a Better Life Experience Act. Proposed federal regulations would require the disabled to file […]

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Gulf “dead zone” still growing due to farm field runoff

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Chemical runoff from Midwestern farmland is still feeding an oxygen-deprived area in the Gulf of Mexico and the so-called “dead zone” isn’t shrinking, despite ongoing efforts. Scientists and policy-makers have worked for more than a decade on a plan to reduce nutrient runoff from farm fields, which endangers marine life in the Gulf. This year, […]

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Crackdown on child predators leads to 22 arrests

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Nebraska has participated in a national crackdown on child predators, arresting 22 people the past two months. Called Operation Broken Heart II, the two-month effort led by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention involved 3,000 law enforcement officers; federal, state, and local. Nebraska State Patrol Sergeant Eric Jones says the operation wanted both […]

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NSAA director, who stirred controversy on transgender issue, resigns

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The executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association who created controversy on the issue of transgender athletes has resigned. The NSAA board of directors had already voted not to extend the contract of Rhonda Blanford-Green. Blanford-Green became the center of controversy in 2013 after announcing Nebraska had developed a policy on transgender students before […]

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Nebraska man dies in motorcycle wreck in Iowa

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A Nebraska man died in western Iowa after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing. 42-year-old Brian Elias of Lincoln wrecked his bike outside Loveland, Iowa. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports Elias was riding south near Old Lincoln Highway and Desoto Avenue Saturday night when his motorcycle hit a curb and he lost control […]

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A counter campaign asks you to “decline to sign” death petition (AUDIO/VIDEO)

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You might well be asked to sign a petition to reinstate the death penalty, even as you are being urged not to sign. A petition drive underway by Nebraskans for the Death Penalty seeks enough signatures to place the death penalty on the November 2016 ballot. It is an effort to reverse the Unicameral’s decision […]

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Economy poised for strong second half

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It appears the state economy is poised to have a strong second half of the year. The latest leading economic indicator compiled by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has risen for the fifth time in the last six months. Bureau Director Eric Thompson says the indicator, along with a 2.6% […]

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Tecumseh remains in lockdown as restoration continues

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State Corrections Director Scott Frakes says the investigation into the Tecumseh prison riots continues. Frakes says he hopes to soon receive the critical incident review of the riot that took place in May. “So, the critical incident report is going to give us a better sense of the timelines and some definite recommendations around how […]

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State Senator assaulted in Omaha bar

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Omaha State Senator Burke Harr is recovering from an attack Wednesday night at a popular College World Series bar. An Omaha Fire Department Rescue Squad was called to Blatts Beer and Table on 12th Street near TD Ameritrade Park and rushed Harr to a hospital. Harr suffered a broken leg that required surgery Thursday. Harr […]

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Late errors doom Saltdogs

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The Lincoln Saltdogs could not overcome back-to-back errors in the bottom of the 11th inning as they lost to Sioux City 5-4 on Thursday night at Lewis and Clark Park. The Saltdogs trailed 3-0 after three innings and 4-2 after six. Lincoln tallied a run in the seventh and evened the game at 4-4 on […]

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