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Lincoln man charged in wreck that seriously injured 11-year-old

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A young Lincoln man has been charged with driving under the influence as well as leaving the scene of an accident in wake of a wreck that left an 11-year-old with serious injuries. Lincoln police report 24-year-old Jared St. Louis of Lincoln has been charged with DUI-serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of an […] Read More »

Spotlight falls on manufacturing in October (AUDIO)

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October has been declared Nebraska Manufacturing Month. Gov. Dave Heineman said the declaration has been made to showcase the opportunities available for young people looking to land a good job. Nebraska is home to 2,700 manufacturers, which employ approximately 120,000 workers; 10% of the state workforce. Reinke Manufacturing CEO Chris Roth said factories have become […] Read More »

Flu shot time

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It is time to roll up your sleeve and get that flu shot. Nebraska’s Visiting Nurse Association’s spokesperson Cindy Ruma says the best time to get a flu shot is now through mid-November so everyone will be protected during the upcoming holiday season and family gatherings. Ruma says, “We have very good immunization rates compared […] Read More »

11-year-old seriously injured when run over biking to school

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A young Lincoln boy has been critically injured after his bike was struck by a pick-up as he went to school this morning. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says the 11-year-old boy was riding his bicycle to school when a pick-up ran over him. “The driver left the scene of the accident,” Flood tells […] Read More »

September’s Economic Survey Index

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September’s overall Economic Survey Index for the Midwest and Plains states dropped from 57.2 in August to 54.3 in September. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss conducts the monthly survey and says the region isn’t seeing the job growth it should.   He says, “Normally this region exceeded what is going on in the U-S and now […] Read More »

Sec. of State Gale rejects claim politics motivated Foley decision (AUDIO)

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Secretary of State John Gale denies politics played any role in his decision to remove Lavon Heidemann’s name from the Republican gubernatorial ticket in favor of Mike Foley after the deadline for making changes to the ballot had passed. Gale, a Republican, says he didn’t allow Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts to replace Lavon Heidemann […] Read More »

Lincoln Trail Network makes top 10 Great Public Spaces list

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The 131 mile trail network in Lincoln made the American Planning Association’s top 10 Great Public Spaces list for 2014. Terry Genrich is the Natural Resources and Greenway Manager for Lincoln’s Parks and Recreation Department and says the massive trail system continues to be a work in progress and serves as a great alternative transportation […] Read More »

Conference in La Vista will focus on energy from the wind & sun

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Organizers of the Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference and Exhibition later this month say the event will highlight new and continuing opportunities for the wind and solar industries in the state. John Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmers Union, says the conference is designed as a resource for anyone who’s interested in clean energy. Hansen […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman issues disaster declaration for Dakota City

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Gov. Dave Heineman has issued a disaster declaration for Dakota City in wake of the severe storm that hit the city the last day of August. The storm of hail, damaging winds, and heavy rains caused significant damage to public infrastructure. “This was a short-lived, localized event and in issuing this declaration, I am authorizing […] Read More »

Firefighters who responded to Mother’s Day storms honored

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Fire departments from Cordova and Beaver Crossing received recognition for their response to the Mother’s Day storm that did $20 million in damage to the two cities, plus Sutton. The Cordova and the Beaver Crossing Fire Departments received the Excellence in Community Preparedness Award during the “Be Prepared” awards presentations in the governor’s office today. […] Read More »

Bicyclist dies from injuries in bike collision four days ago

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A Lincoln man has died of injuries sustained during a bicycle accident four days ago. Lincoln police report 66-year-old Ron Joyce died Monday night at Bryan West Campus hospital. Joyce suffered severe injuries during a collision on a Lincoln bike path. The Lincoln Police Department reports a 15-year-old bicyclist was looking down and hadn’t notice […] Read More »

Factory accident kills worker

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A manufacturing accident has taken the life of a worker in eastern Nebraska. The Valley Police Department reports George Young died from injuries sustained when a forklift he was operating at Midwest Manufacturing pinned him against a shelving unit. Young was freed by fellow workers who performed CPR before he could be taken by helicopter […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman defends work to correct sentencing miscalculations

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Gov. Dave Heineman said today his administration continues to work to correct miscalculations on prison sentencing that led to the premature release of hundreds of inmates. A new report by the Omaha World-Herald discloses that 51 inmates released early committed 33 felonies and 102 misdemeanors during the time they should have been behind bars. “Again, […] Read More »

Trooper seized 36 lbs. of marijuana during I-80 stop

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A Nebraska State Patrol trooper seized nearly 36 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. The NSP reports the trooper stopped an eastbound car driving left of center and failing to signal on I-80 near the Hershey exit in Lincoln County. The trooper seized 35.7 pounds of marijuana stuffed in two large […] Read More »

New child safty seat app

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Selecting, installing and registering child safety seats have just become a bit easier. Rose White with Triple-A Nebraska says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched a new app that is designed to provide caregivers and parents information about selecting, installing and registering child safety seats. If the seat is registered manufacturers will be able […] Read More »