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Rural firefighters responding to brush fires

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Nebraska remains in danger of brush fires as the temperatures rise, the winds blow, and the grass has yet to grow. Beatrice Rural Fire Chief Jim Engel says his firefighters had to respond to grass fires Sunday, fed by strong winds. “The wind was driving it through the field pretty rapidly,” Engel tells Nebraska Radio […]

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Debate on how Nebraska casts its votes for president returns

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A bill to return Nebraska to a winner-take-all presidential elector state has returned to the Unicameral with its fate uncertain. Senator Laura Ebke of Crete told colleagues Monday morning she has received dozens of emails on the issue, with most opposed to change. “The reality, I think, is that most people in the state really […]

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AG Peterson at home after undergoing prostate cancer surgery

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Attorney General Doug Peterson has undergone prostate cancer surgery, according to his office, and is recovering at home. According to the Attorney General’s office, Peterson had surgery after testing in December “provided early detection indicators” of prostate cancer. The office says Peterson and his family determined it would be prudent to have surgery. “Peterson is […]

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Nebraska football finishes fifth spring practice

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Nebraska completed its fifth practice of the spring on Saturday with a two-hour workout under sunny skies and spring-like temperatures in Lincoln. The Huskers worked in full pads on Saturday, and for the first time this spring the entire roster practiced simultaneously. Nebraska had practiced in two groups for the first four workouts of the […]

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National Poison Prevention Week

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March 15th through the 21st is the 53rd Annual National Poison Prevention Week. Joan McVoy is a registered nurse with the Nebraska Regional Poison Center and says this week is to raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them Statistics from the U-S Department of Health and Human Services show poisonings […]

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Nebraska Spring Breakers head south for even warmer weather

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While temperatures have been well above normal in Nebraska lately, thousands of Nebraskans are piling into cars, buses and airplanes to head for much-warmer climates to celebrate Spring Break. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says of the top six spring travel destinations, four are in Florida and two are in southern California. “They are all warm […]

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Boys state basketball results from 3/13/15

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Saturday’s finals Class A Omaha South (23-3) vs. Creighton Prep (26-2), 6:30 p.m. Class B Sidney (22-4) vs. Elkhorn South (20-5), 1 p.m. Class C-1 Winnebago (26-1) vs. Columbus Scotus (22-5), 11 a.m. Class C-2 Freeman (27-2) vs. Hastings St. Cecilia (26-1), 8:30 p.m. Class D-1 Humphrey St. Francis (23-4) vs. High Plains (25-2), 9 […]

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Mother wants answers from Omaha police

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Omaha police raided a large underage drinking party last weekend in Millard and issued approximately 70 citations for minor in possession of alcohol. Angie Janke’s 17 year old son was one of the teens attending the party. She is not defending his actions and fully supports the consequences he faces at school for breaking the […]

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Creighton falls to Georgetown in BIG EAST tournament

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Preseason BIG EAST Player of the Year D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 12 points during a game-ending 15-4 run as Georgetown defeated Creighton, 60-55, on Thursday night in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST Tournament. Second-seeded and 23rd-ranked Georgetown (21-9) advances to Friday’s semifinal and will meet the winner of the Butler/Xavier nightcap. Creighton fell to […]

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Young, male cougar killed by western Nebraska homeowner

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  A young, male mountain lion has been shot and killed in western Nebraska. Nebraska Game and Parks officials report a homeowner near Whiteclay in Sheridan County reported that he and a neighbor were working outside when they heard growling. The cat, which weighed about 40 pounds, was under the porch. The homeowner says he […]

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Religious violence in Middle East worries Congressman (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman worries that violence in the Middle East threatens the existence of an ancient faith community. “Middle Eastern Christianity is shattered and the question is how are the pieces going to be picked back up and put together again?” It’s a question Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says America needs to answer. Fortenberry says Christians […]

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Spring motorcycle safety awareness

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There have bee three deadly motorcycle accidents so far this year in Nebraska. Statistics show that 20 people lost their lives in motorcycle accidents in 2014 and there were 14 fatalities in 2013. Nebraska State Patrol Trooper James Estwick says warmer weather means more motorcycles on the road and he reminds them to do their […]

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Warmer weather and little rain means high risk for grass fires

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While many Nebraskans are enjoying the warmer weather, officials say the mild temperatures combined with below-normal precipitation are bringing a greater risk of grass fires. Jason Whalen, fire administrator at the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, the state is facing a high-to-very-high risk of fire danger over the next several days. “We’ve got the warmer temperatures […]

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Congressman Smith pleased ATF has backed off M855 bullet ban

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Congressman Adrian Smith is pleased ATF has backed off a move to ban a popular bullet used with AR-15 semi-automatic guns. Smith says he’s glad ATF has backed off for now, though he quickly adds Congress must remain vigilant about future actions. “The fact that the administration would move to prohibit such popular recreational ammo, […]

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