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Respiratory illness making rounds, not all D-68

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Nearly 600 people in 43 states have been diagnosed with enterovirus D-68, a respiratory illness that was responsible for the death of a 4 year old boy in New Jersey.  It has also caused the hospitalization of hundreds of people, mostly children and some have suffered muscle weakness and paralysis.  Symptoms typically start with a […] Read More »

Nebraska Ebola patient receives experimental drug

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Officials with the Nebraska Medical Center are treating Ebola virus patient Ashoka Mukpo with an experimental drug, Brincidofovir.  “After looking at the data on this drug, collaborating with the CDC and FDA and speaking with the patient and his family, we decided this was currently our best option for treatment,” said Phil Smith, M.D., medical […] Read More »

Winter fuel outlook report calls for 7% increase in gas prices

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The American Gas Association is out with their winter fuel outlook report. Vice President of Policy Analysis Chris McGill says they take into consideration supply, demand, temperature, weather events and pipeline capacity to calculate their outlook.  McGill says domestic natural gas supplies are at an all-time high so there is no fear of a shortage […] Read More »

Deadline approaches for “hero” recognition at big football game

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The Nebraska and Iowa chapters of the American Red Cross are searching for heroes in the two states who will be recognized at the Nebraska-vs-Iowa football game on November 28th in Iowa City. Kara Kelly, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross, says there are plenty of heroes out there who deserve a little recognition and […] Read More »

Ebola patient protocol at the Nebraska Medical Center

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It is day two for treatment at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for 33 year old Ashoka Mukpo.  The Ebola virus patient arrived Monday morning and is currently at the hospital’s biocontainment unit. Dr. Bradley Britigan is the dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine and an infectious disease specialist […] Read More »

Security changes on the horizon for Gage County courthouse

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Gage County may soon undertake a six-month trial period of a new security system that focuses on the entire county courthouse, not simply the third floor courtroom and office area. Officials acknowledge there will likely be some initial public dissent on proposed security changes at the Gage County courthouse. County Supervisors will consider a plan in […] Read More »

Ebola patient now in Omaha. Parents relieved

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The parents of 33 year old Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo are in Omaha with their son as he starts receiving treatment for Ebola. Mukpo arrived in Omaha around 7:00 Monday morning and was then taken to the Biocontainment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center. During a news conference Dr. Mitchell Levy, Mukpo’s father says his […] Read More »

More and more Nebraskans voting early (AUDIO)

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Early voting is underway in Nebraska and the state election authority says casting a ballot before Election Day is becoming more and more popular. Secretary of State John Gale says ballots for the general election have been mailed to Nebraskans and early voting at election offices began this past weekend. “Early voting’s off and running […] Read More »

Senators question feds’ conservation projects along NE/SD border

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Two federal agencies are working on several conservation projects along the Nebraska-South Dakota border that require land to be set aside for habitat and public access. Casey Kruse, the Missouri River coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, says he’s working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the projects which involve federal […] Read More »

Comeback comes up just short for Huskers, fall to Spartans 27-22

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Despite 19 fourth quarter points, 19th-ranked Nebraska was unable to overcome a 27-3 deficit and fell to 10th-ranked Michigan State 27-22 on Saturday night in East Lansing, Michigan. Tommy Armstrong’s pass intended for De’Mornay Pierson-El was intercepted by Trae Waynes with less than 30 seconds to play to seal the game for the Spartans. It […] Read More »

Second Ebola virus patient will be treated in Omaha

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The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha received word from the U-S State Department that another patient with Ebola will be transported to Omaha for treatment. The patient is scheduled to arrive in Omaha Monday morning and will be taken to the MedCenter’s Biocontainment Unit for treatment. “We are ready, willing and able to care for […] Read More »

Ringo Starr in concert Sunday in Omaha

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 One of the original “Fab Four” will be in Omaha Sunday night. Ringo Starr and his All Star Band will perform at the CenturyLinkCenter. The former Beatle says the concert will include music from the past 50 years. Starr says, “I feel I would let people down if I didn’t do ‘Little Help’ and ‘Yellow […] Read More »

State sponsored internship program keeps growing

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A special state program to encourage college students to accept internships at Nebraska businesses keeps growing. The Nebraska Internship Program has reached 750 active participants. Reinke Manufacturing CEO Chris Roth says the program has proven valuable for his operation in the southern Nebraska city of Deshler. “We had four interns last year working for us […] Read More »

Omaha Airport Authority officer fires shot at suspect

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Authorities in two states are involved in an investigation that started Thursday afternoon at Eppley Airfield in Omaha where an Airport Authority officer fired her weapon.   Omaha Police Officer Kevin Wiese says it started with a woman involved in a disturbance inside the terminal. He says she left the building, walked into the parking garage […] Read More »

Nation’s ag boss blasts rail lines for not anticipating bumper harvest

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The nation’s top agriculture official is raising alarms about the looming shortage of rail cars to carry grain from Midwestern fields to market. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says railroad officials should have anticipated the coming bumper harvest and been ready with sufficient cars for delivery. Vilsack says, “The reality is that we’re behind, the […] Read More »