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Smoke shops raided, Lincoln residents arrested; accused of selling synthetic drugs

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Two Lincoln businesses have been raided and three residents have been arrested, accused of selling synthetic drugs. Federal authorities took away box after box of product from Dirt Cheap and Island Smokes that they claim is synthetic marijuana mislabeled to avoid drug regulations. A federal indictment accuses the smoke shops of selling synthetic drugs between […]

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Omaha preparing for Emerald Ash borer

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The dreaded Emerald Ash borer appears to be heading west and Omaha City Councilman Pete Festersen says the city needs to take action now. City Councilman Pete Festersen says, “About two weeks ago we thought the Emerald Ash borer was 100 miles away in Iowa. Just last week we received confirmation that it is now […]

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Kansas Ag Network Podcast 8/26/2015

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  Todd Neeley, staff writer for DTN/Progressive Farmer, commented on the latest developments surrounding the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. […]

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The Rumbles calling it quits after more than 50 years

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For more than 50 years The Rumbles have been one of the most popular and successful rock-and-roll bands in the Midwest. The Omaha based group is calling it quits and booked their final appearance for New Years Eve in Sioux Falls. The Rumbles formed in the early 1960’s as a garage band and had several songs […]

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Omaha murder investigation

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A fight at a south-central Omaha apartment complex around 10 last night ended with one man dead and another behind bars. Omaha Police Officer Michael Pecha says other residents at the complex near 99th and Q Streets heard gunfire and called 911. Officer Pecha says when officers arrived they found one man suffering from an […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 08/25/2015

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  Jim Reardon of Legacy Financial Strategies commented on volatility of world financial markets and what’s behind it.  Jim also […]

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Vandals target Omaha Islamic Center

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Vandals targeted the Omaha Islamic Center over the weekend. Surveillance video shows a group of people gathered outside the center located at 3511 North 73rd Street around 3:30 Sunday morning.   The group then started throwing rocks at the building and then a large rock breaking a window in a side door entrance. The Council on American […]

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Armstrong has green light to make plays

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Nebraska may be moving to more of a pro-style offense but quarterback Tommy Armstrong still has the green light to make plays with his feet. As a sophomore, Armstrong passed for nearly 27 hundred yards and added another 705 yards on the ground to go along with six touchdowns. Husker offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 08/24/2015

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  Jeff Vogel, Kansas Department of Agriculture Plant Protection and Weed Control Manager, talked about the need for farmers to […]

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Inmate found dead in Dawson County lockup

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Authorities in Dawson County are investigating the death of a man found unresponsive in the Dawson County Jail on Saturday. Lexington Police say 52-year-old Michael Holloway of Cozad was found unresponsive in his jail cell shortly before 4 p.m. Holloway was taken to Lexington Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he was pronounced dead on […]

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Second suspect in Omaha church mugging arrested

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A second suspect in the mugging of a 76-year-old woman in an Omaha church has been arrested. 20-year-old Larry Leggett of Omaha is in custody after initially running from police, then surrendering. The Omaha Police Department reports Leggett ran when officers knocked on the door of his house Friday afternoon. He gave up when he […]

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Economic woes caused by tight beef supplies

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There hasn’t been a bargain at the beef counter for a long, long time. Many Nebraskans rely on the beef market for their income and when supplies are tight connected businesses suffer. Just last week Tyson Foods closed their processing plant in Denison, Iowa because there just wasn’t enough cattle available to keep them running […]

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Unwelcome guests – Bats are on the move

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Bats are on the move and appear to be plentiful. That can be a serious problem to humans because they carry rabies. Nebraska Humane Society’s Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says they’ve received hundreds of calls in the last few weeks of bats found inside homes. Langan says it happens every year around […]

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More than 20 people die on Nebraska roads during July

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According to a report released by the Nebraska Department of Roads, 23 people were killed in traffic crashes on state roads in July. Of the 23 victims, 13 were not wearing their seatbelts. Officials also say two fatalities occurred on the interstate, 13 happened on non-interstate highways, and eight took place on local roads. Eleven […]

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Pierson-El undergoes surgery on broken foot

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Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says sophomore receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El underwent successful surgery, Thursday, to repair a broken bone in his right foot. The preseason All-American suffered the injury on Tuesday in a non-contact drill. Pierson-El ranked second nationally in punt return average in 2014, and tied for the national lead with three punt return […]

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