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Record number of twins at Nebraska Medicine’s NIC-U

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Doctors and nurses at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha have been busy over the past few weeks. Dr. Ann Anderson-Berry is a physician in their NIC-U unit and says matter of fact they have been seeing double.   Dr. Anderson-Berry says caring for seven sets of twins at the same time is a record for their unit. […] Read More »

Whooping cough hitting eastern Nebraska

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Parts of east and southeast Nebraska are seeing an increase in the confirmed cases of whooping cough. Dr. Katie Vollmuth is a pediatrician at CHI Health – Alegent Creighton Clinic in Gretna and says whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is highly contagious. Dr. Vollmuth says it typically starts out as a cold. She says, […] Read More »

Weekend weather brings a brutal reminder that winter isn’t over (AUDIO)

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A brutal weekend storm reminds all of us that winter isn’t over and that travelers must be prepared. Captain Lance Rogers, Nebraska State Patrol Commander of Headquarters Troop-Lincoln, says the brutal blast of winter caught many drivers by surprise. A little preparation can make a big difference. “Always, of course, carry those emergency first aid […] Read More »

More Nebraska farmers are becoming remote-control pilots with UAVs

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During the off-season this winter, some Nebraska farmers and ranchers will be kicking the figurative tires on unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, to help with their operations in the spring. Tom Junge, director of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, says the small remote-control vehicles essentially come in two types, those that fly like airplanes or […] Read More »

Deadly weekend began before winter storm rolled in

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Lincoln police reported two traffic deaths prior to the winter storm slamming the city. Authorities say no charges will likely be filed against the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a 60-year-old man attempting to cross a major street in the city Saturday. According to police, Douglas Embree improperly tried to cross the […] Read More »

Unadilla Bill predicts 6 more weeks of winter

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Unadilla Bill saw his shadow on Groundhog’s Day and according to legend that means six more weeks of winter. Bob Brandt is the director of Unadilla’s Central Groundhog Committee and says Bill, their stuffed groundhog, made that prediction at 7:35 this morning.  Brandt says Unadilla became the state’s Groundhog Day capitol back in 1988 by […] Read More »

Winter weather causes two fatal accidents in Nebraska

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Icy conditions led to two fatal accidents in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a 30-year-old trucker lost control on Interstate 80 during the snow Sunday morning. His truck collided with another semi tractor-trailer on the interstate. That accident as well as numerous others snarled traffic through northern Lincoln Sunday morning from Northwest 48th Street […] Read More »

Mid-America business index sees modest growth ahead

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January’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose slightly to 54.8 compared to December’s 54.4. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss conducts the monthly survey of business managers and expects modest growth in the months ahead due to slowing energy and agriculture sectors. Goss says drops in the energy sector will have an impact on employment numbers in […] Read More »

Senator worries budget cutters could be eyeing Offutt AFB (AUDIO)

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A state senator worries about the future of Offutt Air Force Base and says the time to act is now. Sen. Tommy Garrett worries the flying mission at Offutt Air Force Base could be in the cross-hairs of the Pentagon as it trims its budget. “At one point that was the largest flying wing in […] Read More »

Parts of Husker State get 8″ of snow

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Some roads in eastern Nebraska are still in very poor shape following the weekend snowstorm. B.J. Fictum is the emergency management coordinator for Saline County and says their forecast called for a range of somewhere between one and eight inches — and the Wilber area got eight. “There were two storm systems that merged and […] Read More »

IRS: Tax credit could save Nebraskans a bundle

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Now that it’s February, all Nebraskans should have their W-2s and other tax information they’ll need from their employers to fill out their returns. The Internal Revenue Service is again trying to make sure everyone who is eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit is taking advantage of it. IRS spokeswoman Jodi Patterson says the […] Read More »

Agriculture officials carefully watching land values

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Statistics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln shows that as of February 1, 2014, farmland value rose by about 9% from 12 months prior to more than $3,300 an acre. Since that time commodity prices tumbled. Acting U-S Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Rob Johansson says land value changes usually lag behind what is […] Read More »

Iowa jury convicts Nebraska filmmaker of tax fraud

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An Iowa jury has convicted a Nebraska filmmaker of defrauding the state out of tax credits. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller accused Dennis Brouse of making false expenditure statements to the state in applying for tax credits to offset his expenses in producing “Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse.” Brouse, who is 64 and from Plattsmouth, […] Read More »

Omaha woman dies after police involved shooting

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The Omaha woman injured in a police involved shooting Tuesday has died. She is identified as Tiffany Terry and she passed away at Nebraska Medicine Hospital Thursday evening.  Police were dispatched to an assault in progress Tuesday afternoon to a home at 50th and Walnut Street in the midtown area. A man at that address […] Read More »

More struggles for family of Omaha murder victim

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It has been a rough few weeks for the family of Andrea Kruger. The Omaha woman was one of Nikko Jenkins victims when he went on a killing spree a year-and-a-half ago. Her brother Ryan Roberts says their 56 year old mother, Teri came down with toxic shock syndrome related to a bacterial infection in […] Read More »