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Improved safety is the goal of OSHA program for Nebraska manufacturers

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an education and enforcement action focused on high-hazard manufacturing facilities in Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. Jeff Funke, area administrator with OSHA’s Omaha office, says the effort is all about preventing injuries. “Incidents are preventable, if the right steps are taken,” Funke says. […]

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Travel not advised, roads closed, Nebraska pulls snow plows

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Roads throughout Nebraska are snow-covered with both the Nebraska State Patrol and the Nebraska Department of Roads advising motorists not to travel today. NDOR pulled its snowplows off of state highways in District Three, Norfolk due to extremely low visibility. NDOR says blowing and drifting snow is making the roads impassable. The roads department calls […]

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Officers disciplined for leaving house hours prior to murder of mother and child

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Two Omaha police officers will be disciplined for leaving the house of 22-year-old Destacia Straughn after a well-being check hours before she and her two-year-old daughter were killed. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says an internal investigation disclosed the officers violated department policy during the check. Dontevous Loyd is accused of killing Straughn and her […]

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Peaceful protest morphed into prison riot at Tecumseh (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers have heard about some of the problems that led to the Tecumseh prison riot on Mother’s Day. State Ombudsman Marshall Lux didn’t soft-pedal what happened at Tecumseh. “At times we’ve heard the department refer to the situation out at Tecumseh on May 10th as an event or an incident. Let me be clear […]

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Royals’ staff works quickly to prep for parade

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As soon as the Royals took care of business in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night at Citi Field in New York, it was the signal for the club's video department to get to work with a similar sense of urgency.

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UNL leads $13.5M research project into use of sorghum to make ethanol

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University of Nebraska researchers will lead a major research effort to improve sorghum as a new source for ethanol. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman made the announcement. “Please to announce today that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $13.5 million grant to a partnership of nine U.S. institutions, led by the University […]

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Guards injured in separate fights at separate prisons

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A guard at the Nebraska State Penitentiary had to have surgery after being attacked by an inmate, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. The officer is not being named by the department at the staff member’s request. According to Corrections, last Monday an inmate assaulted the guard on the prison yard after the […]

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Cops test body cams in Sioux City, drones not likely to fly

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The police department in Sioux City, Iowa, is the latest in the region to test body cameras. Police Chief Doug Young says the cameras could soon become part of their regular equipment. “We’ve already started the testing process, we’ve got a vendor in right now that we’re testing. I’ve got a couple of officers who’re […]

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Dyson’s defense gives Royals upward mobility

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If there aren't any others like Gordon populating the Kansas City roster, neither is the cupboard bare in the spare outfielder department. The Royals will go with a platoon in left field, with left-handed hitting Jarrod Dyson getting the larger portion...

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Grand jury to investigate death at Tecumseh state prison

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A 57-year-old inmate being treated for a medical condition has died at the Tecumseh state prison. The Department of Correctional Services reports Russell Summerville died very early Friday morning. A grand jury will be empaneled to investigate the death in accordance with state law. The department says no cause of death has been determined, yet. […]

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Nebraska and Creighton top-20 in attendance

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Nebraska finished 12th in college baseball attendance this past season according to a report from the Wichita State University athletic department. The Huskers drew an average of 3,903 fans in 27 games at Haymarket Park. Creighton finished 18th in the country in attendance with an average of 3,068 fans. The top four schools in attendance […]

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Review could lengthen prison stays for 2,000 inmates (AUDIO)

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As many as 2,000 inmates in state prisons could have their sentences lengthened after a review of how sentences are calculated. State Corrections Director Scott Frakes said today reforms to how the department calculates “enhanced good time” discovered errors in a number of prison sentence calculations. “Ahead of the sentencing automation upgrades projected for completion […]

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