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Storm chasers to be spotlighted at Saturday’s Severe Weather Seminar

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The annual regional Severe Weather Seminar is planned for this weekend at the Saline Center west of Wilber along Nebraska Highway 15. Saline County emergency management coordinator B.J. Fictum says experts from the Iowa Storm Chasing Network will be among the featured highlights this year. “The Iowa Storm Chase Team that took all of the […]

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Middle school teacher charged with having sex with student

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A first-year Lincoln middle school teacher has been charged with having sex with one of his students at a Lincoln residence. 22-year-old Jackson Hedrick has been arraigned on a charge of first-degree sexual assault and enticing by an electronic device. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman, Katie Flood, says Hedrick was first accused of enticing the student […]

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Nebraska teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

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A middle school teacher has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. 22-year-old Jackson Hedrick teaches social studies at Irving Middle School in the Lincoln Public School District. He has been placed on administrative le...

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Nebraska students rally to help make next generation smoke-free

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Young anti-smoking activists across Nebraska will stand up to Big Tobacco today in joining their counterparts nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day. John Schachter, spokesman for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, says numerous events are planned in Nebraska, all focused on clearing the air. “Young people across the country are sending out the […]

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Son of disgraced former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky to speak at UNK

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The adopted son of disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will share his story of sexual child abuse tomorrow at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Matthew Sandusky will be the featured speaker during the 26th annual Criminal Justice Conference and Career Fair at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Tuesday, March 17th. UNK […]

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UNL lands Census Bureau research center (AUDIO)

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A restrictive Research Data Center featuring highly sensitive information from the United States Census Bureau will be located on the University of Nebraska’s Lincoln campus. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Economics Professor John Anderson will serve as executive director at the regional Research Data Center, which will allow researchers approved by the Census Bureau access to sensitive […]

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Palestinian Women Speak Out event at UNO

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Nebraskans can hear about what it is like living in Palestine tonight at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. Ayah Bashir lives in Gaza and says it isn’t just women who are oppressed.  Bashir says, “How men in Gaza don’t have jobs. We have a high level of unemployment because we can’t import or export. […]

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Find delicious dishes from around the planet in Kearney

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Students at the University of Nebraska-Kearney will bring a taste of the world to campus this weekend as they celebrate the annual International Food and Culture Festival. Todd Gottula, a spokesman for UNK, says the festival allows everyone to experience the diversity of the international community on campus. “Students representing countries like Nepal, India, Japan, […]

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Study gauges impact of Nebraska’s “safety net” programs

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The private philanthropy group that puts out the “Kids Count” survey every year is releasing a new report detailing the state-by-state impact of so-called “safety net” government programs on children. Laura Speer, with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, says their findings indicate programs like food stamps and housing subsidies are significantly improving lives in Nebraska […]

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Suspended UNK professor faces child porn charges

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A federal court judge has denied a request that medical testimony be allowed in the case of a University of Nebraska-Kearney professor accused of engaging in child pornography in 2013. Defense attorneys for Joseph Benz argue that prescription medication may have contributed to his involvement in illegal activity. Federal Judge Richard Kopf won’t allow defense […]

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UNK’s Safe Ride program runs out of financial fuel

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The Safe Ride program that offered students at the University of Nebraska-Kearney a literal safe ride home has run out of money and is being suspended until further notice. The program offered free rides to students on campus during the overnight hours. Wendy Schardt, UNK’s director of health services, says they evidently did too good […]

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Nebraskans honor their agricultural roots and the future of farming

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The 7,000-plus FFA members in Nebraska are celebrating FFA Week. The program teaches high school students about the world of the ag industry. FFA spokesman Kurt Veldhuizen doesn’t see any letting up in the program that’s nearly 90 years old. “I think it’s very strong and when you look at ultimately FFA’s tie to agriculture, […]

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School website back after hackers take over, post porn

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A northeast Nebraska school district is rebuilding its website after hackers took it over. North Bend Central manages the website NBTigers.org. Those who logged on Monday were greeted with pornographic images. Once school officials were notified, the website was taken down. The website now reads, “We are back…but under construction.” It asks viewers to return […]

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Nebraska ranks 49th in US for school breakfast program

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Nebraska placed near the very bottom of a new study ranking the states for the percentage of low-income students who take part in government-funded school breakfast and lunch programs. Crystal FitzSimons, spokeswoman for the Food Research and Action Center, says only two states had a worse showing. “Nebraska is feeding about 50,000 low-income kids for […]

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Five Nebraska school districts get EPA help to upgrade bus fleet

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Several rural school districts in Nebraska will soon be able to get rid of old school buses that belch diesel fumes, thanks to an influx in federal funds. David Bryan, a spokesman for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, says the goal is to help cut down on emissions and air pollution. Bryan says, “We have […]

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