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Sen. Fischer says questions remain even after meeting with Kerry (AUDIO)

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United States Senator Deb Fischer says many questions remain unanswered on the Iranian nuclear deal, even after a classified meeting with the Secretary of State. Fischer sat in on an hour-and-a-half meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday afternoon, which she says featured a lot of Kerry and few questions. “At one point, we […]

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Nearly 200 inmates received $156,000 in unemployment checks

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State officials have disclosed 180 prison inmates have received $156,000 in unemployment checks the last two years. One inmate received $4,300 in unemployment benefits. Many of the inmates were locked up in county jails. The Nebraska Department of Labor says the inmates got the jobless benefits, because it had no reliable way to determine checks […]

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Body of Nebraska kayaker found in Montana

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The body of a Lincoln man, missing since Sunday, has been recovered from the Yellowstone River in Montana. 36-year-old David Schwisow had been kayaking the Yellowstone when he flipped trying to cross the diversion dam at Forsyth. The Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office says searchers discovered Schwisow’s body Thursday afternoon down river from where he was […]

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Fans/AC help available for eligible Nebraskans trying to beat the heat

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Fans as well as help paying the air conditioning bill is available to eligible Nebraskans. Teri Chasten with the Department of Health and Human Services says last year, the state used $82,000 in federal funds to provide fans for about 3,000 households. “We have not in any of the recent years, going back probably at […]

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Central Nebraska man dies in near head-on collision

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An elderly central Nebraska man has died of injuries sustained in a near head-on collision when he attempted to turn into the path of another vehicle. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office reports 84-year-old Leonard Peterson of Ansley collided with a vehicle driven by 54-year-old William Koubek of Merna. According to the sheriff’s office, Peterson was […]

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Drivers at risk from hackers

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Nebraskans driving Jeep Cherokees may be a bit more nervous getting behind the wheel after two computer hackers were able to take control of the vehicle from ten miles away. Cyber security expert Mark Gigliotti says this is just one example of what they are trying to stay one step ahead of. Gigliotti says, “I […]

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Windows 10 arrives July 29th

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On Wednesday, July 29th, Microsoft will release their free of charge version of Windows 10. Omaha computer expert Thor Schrock is the owner of Schrock Innovations says you are going to love it. Schrock says, “Windows 10 is an amazing operating system. Anybody who has a Windows 7 or 8 computer might be eligible for […]

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Nebraska joins other states in asking phone companies to help block calls

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Nebraska has joined with the vast majority of states to request five major phone companies offer their customers call-blocking technology; technology the companies had claimed federal law prevented them from offering. Forty-five states have sent a joint letter to chief executives of the carriers pointing out a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule clarifies that […]

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UNL drought forecasters look ahead to hot & dry versus cold & wet

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Long-range forecasters say the overall trend of cooler, wetter weather will likely continue for the next several months, with some periods of hot and dry mixed in, followed by what may be a mild winter ahead. Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center, which is based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says […]

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Nebraska remains on top with lowest unemployment rate

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate remained unchanged last month. So did the state’s status. The state unemployment rate remains at 2.6%. Nebraska remains first among the states with the lowest unemployment rate. According to the Nebraska Department of Labor, the June unemployment rate of 2.6% was unchanged from May. “June continued the trend of the unemployment rate […]

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Nebraska in top 5 states for fiscal health

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A new report shows Nebraska is one of the top five states regarding fiscal health.   Platte Institute for Economic Research Executive Director Jim Vokal says ranked 4th best for cash position in the country and tied for 4th place when it comes to reliability of revenue. Vokal says Nebraska has $780-million in cash reserves but […]

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Nebraska Cattlemen hit the road to hear from members (AUDIO)

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Beef producers get to hear from those representing them at the state Capitol and in Washington and get to air their opinions this week during the Nebraska Cattlemen’s educational road trip. Topics will be wide-ranging during stops at six cities across Nebraska. Nebraska Cattlemen Legislative Affairs Director Laura Field expects a lot of questions about […]

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School bus riders will need to swipe card to board in Kearney

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The Kearney Public School District is preparing to roll out new technology next year with the goal of helping younger students get on the right school bus and get off at the right stop. Becky Reier, the district’s transportation director, says a mobility safety program using a swipe card system is being put in place […]

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Man dies after being pinned underneath Model T

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A 69-year-old Lincoln man has died after being pinned by the classic automobile he was working on in his shop. Lancaster County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bliemeister says David Musiel was found by his wife who went to his shop in Firth to find him pinned underneath his Model T Ford. Bliemeister says an autopsy […]

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Grand Island water park marks first death since ’94 opening

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A five-year-old Lincoln girl died Saturday at the Island Oasis water park in Grand Island. City Administrator Marlan Ferguson says the incident happened in the water park’s wave pool area but the machine wasn’t running at the time. Ferguson says the incident is under investigation. “As we review the details of the tragic situation, Island […]

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