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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream issues voluntary recall due to listeria

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The possibility of listeria has prompted Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to voluntarily recall all of its ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets and, ice cream sandwiches. A random sample collected at Whole Foods in Lincoln by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture contained listeria monocytogene, an organism that can cause serious infections in people with weakened immune […]

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Nebraska hits peak of spring turkey hunting season

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This is a great time for turkey hunters. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says we are entering what he calls the “magic window”. He says the last week in April and the first week of May is the best spring turkey hunting of all. Wagner says, “Hens are just starting to nest […]

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Homestead Monument generates $2.4M in economic activity for Nebraska

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A report produced by the National Park Service estimates the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice generates $2.4 million in economic impact. Homestead Monument Superintendent Mark Engler says that 69,156 people visited the monument last year. “Good for us to remember that as we can grow visitation and attendance, not only at Homestead but […]

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Death investigation complete on an 8 year old Fremont girl

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Fremont police completed their investigation in the tragic death last month of an 8 year old Fremont girl.   After Eva Imus was injured at home, Fremont Police Chief Jeff Elliott says a babysitter was driving her to the hospital when the vehicle was involved in an accident. He says Eva was then put into another […]

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Manhunt underway after Holdrege shooting

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A gunman is said to be on the loose following an overnight shooting in Holdrege, which left one man in critical condition. The Nebraska State Patrol and Phelps County Sheriff’s Department describe the suspect as a Hispanic male with a tattoo on his neck. He’s believed to have been wearing dark pants and a navy […]

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Hastings teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

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A Hastings High School teacher is in custody following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department confirms that 38-year-old Johnathan Shafer was arrested late Thursday. Shafer was arrested on sexual assault charges. He was listed as a science teacher at Hastings High. Superintendent Craig Kautz said Thursday that the […]

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Death penalty opponents point to Beatrice 6 to make case (AUDIO)

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Opponents of the death penalty believe they have a winning argument in Nebraska and it centers on the case of the Beatrice Six. Six people arrested in connection with the rape and murder of 68-year-old Helen Wilson in her Beatrice home in 1985 were exonerated, but not until they spent a total of 77 years […]

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Fifth-generation pop bottler takes over Nebraska’s top markets

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Sioux City’s long-time Coca-Cola bottler is expanding its territory in both Nebraska and Iowa. The Chesterman Company has signed a letter of intent with the Coca-Cola Company to assume a much wider distribution area in each state, including the Omaha and Lincoln markets. CEO Cy Chesterman says it’s part of a 21st century partnership model […]

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Lawmakers ready to exit Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact

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State lawmakers have moved closer to ending Nebraska’s participation in the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact, in three years. The Unicameral has given preliminary approval to LB 317, which would end participation in the compact working to bring high-speed passenger rail service to the Midwest. But not for three years. Supporters of the bill complain […]

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UNMC medical science donors memorial

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Medical, physician assistant and physical therapy students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will host a memorial service on Friday for those who’ve donated their bodies to science.  Dr. Kim Latacha, assistant professor of Genetic Cell Biology and Anatomy at UNMC says, “It is absolutely vital to their medical educations. Having the donors there […]

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Omaha police injured during car theft arrest

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Two Omaha police officers are recovering from minor injuries after trying to arrest a suspected car thief Wednesday night. The department reports both officers were following up on a stolen vehicle investigation when they saw the suspect in a stolen vehicle drive into a parking lot. Both officers approached the vehicle when the driver threatened […]

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New University of Nebraska President Bounds reflects on statewide tour (AUDIO)

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The first order of business for new University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds was to tour the state. Bounds hit the ground running or, at least, traveling what he refers to as the 500-mile campus. He comes away from the state tour convinced Nebraska doesn’t tell its story as well as it should. “And so, […]

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When utility scammers call, hang up and call the real utility

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Con artists are ratcheting up the pressure with an aggressive new scam involving Nebraska Public Power District customers. Mark Becker, a spokesman for NPPD, says the scammers will call and claim you’re overdue on bills that must be paid immediately with a prepaid card or the power will be shut off within 20 minutes. “In […]

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Lawmakers move to ban powered alcohol in Nebraska

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State lawmakers have moved to ban powered alcohol in Nebraska. A liquor control bill, amended to ban the sale of powered alcohol, has won preliminary approval on a 32-to-3 vote. Sen. Mark Kolterman of Seward succeeded in amending the bill to ban powered alcohol from being sold in the state. “It would be easy to […]

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Child found walking alone on Omaha street

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A three year old girl is safe after she was found wandering alone in a southeast Omaha neighborhood. Police were called to 30th and T Street around 5:15 when someone saw the child alone. Omaha Police Officer Michael Pecha says they could not locate the child’s parents so she was taken to Project Harmony. He […]

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