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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 »

USDA grants and loans bring cash infusion to rural Nebraska

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding more than $1.7-million dollars in loans and grants to a host of projects across rural Nebraska. Doug O’Brien, the agency’s Under Secretary for Rural Development, says the infusion of capital comes from the Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program and it’ll go initially to five Nebraska-based agencies. O’Brien says, “Southeast […] Read More »

State Sen. John Nelson sworn-in as new Lt. Governor

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Gov. Dave Heineman has selected Omaha state Senator John Nelson as the new lieutenant governor, serving out the remaining three months of the Heineman Administration. Heineman said Nelson is a perfect candidate to fill the vacancy left with the resignation of Lavon Heidemann. “I chose him, because John is a respected public official, he’s a […] Read More »

Civic Auditorium auction is Friday and Saturday

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The Rolling Stones and President George W. Bush were there. So was Elvis, Kiss, REO Speedwagon, Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, Creighton Bluejay Basketball, UNO Hockey and even Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle held a vice-presidential debate there. After more than 60 years the Omaha Civic Auditorium served the state well and will be […] Read More »