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Expert: Now’s the time to top off propane tanks for winter heating

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While many Nebraskans have their air conditioners running during the heat of early August, one expert suggests they look ahead to wintertime and their home heating needs. Fuels analyst Harold Hommes says a very rapid rise in liquid propane prices last winter left many Nebraskans stunned and facing tough financial decisions. “We’re encouraging people to […] Read More »

Charges filed in fatal golf cart wreck last month

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Charges have been filed in a fatal golf cart accident in Gretna early last month. Sarpy County authorities have charged 24-year-old Cody Dembinski of Gretna with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide and careless driving in the accident that took the life of 31-year-old Patrick Jurgensen of Gretna. According to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, Jurgensen suffered […] Read More »

Nebraska livestock producers face uphill PR battle

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Nebraska livestock producers will be seeking ways to counter a growing negative perception of agriculture. A recent Purdue University study disclosed that nearly half the 800 consumers surveyed report they get their annual welfare information from the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, groups considered unfriendly to […] Read More »

Henry Doorly Zoo #1 in World according to TripAdvisor

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Nebraskans don’t have to travel very far to visit the best zoo in the world. TripAdvisor, a travel website, named the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha number one on their list of the top zoos worldwide. According to TripAdvisor’s website they ranked zoos based on quantity and quality of reviews over the past 12 months. […] Read More »

UNK disappointed in fines imposed by Education Department

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University of Nebraska at Kearney officials have expressed disappointment that the United States Department of Education has levied $65,000 in fines against UNK. The department levied the fines after randomly choosing UNK for review in 2010 for how the campus compiled and reported crime statistics in its 2009 Annual Security Report, which included statistics from […] Read More »

Omaha physican calms fears of Ebola outbreak

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Two Americans that contracted Ebola in West Africa are now in the U-S receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. That has many people fearing an outbreak of the deadly virus here. Dr. Angela Hewlett is an infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and wants to put those fears […] Read More »

Motorcyclist dies in Lincoln accident

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A fatal motorcycle-car accident remains under investigation in Lincoln. Lincoln police report the motorcycle rider, 24-year-old Jaclyn “Jaci” Kehling of Lincoln, died in the wreck at an intersection in the city. According to police, Kehling hit a car turning in the intersection, striking the rear passenger side of the vehicle. Kehling was taken to Bryan […] Read More »

Terry accuses Senate of failing to act on border crisis, so President can (AUDIO)

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Congressman Lee Terry insists the House border bill addresses the crisis at the southern border and criticizes the Senate for failing to act. Terry adds he believes the Senate failed to act on purpose so that President Barack Obama could act on his own, making the statements during a political rally for U.S. Sen. Rand […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer gains perspective after visit to southern border (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer says her trip to the southern border gives her a better perspective on the crisis of unaccompanied minors coming into this country illegally. Fischer says Border Patrol agents gave first-hand accounts to the group of senators, disclosing that while some young children come across the border, most are 14-to-17 year old boys. […] Read More »

Preparations underway for 2014 Nebraska State Fair

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You will find corn to cotton candy and hogs to horses at this year’s NebraskaState Fair. Organizers are getting ready for the big event August 22nd through Labor Day, Monday, September 1st. Shaun Schlief is the fair marketing director and says when the event left Lincoln the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission pulled from the […] Read More »

Nebraska rural affairs advocate speaks to EPA on climate change

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The executive director of the Lyons-based Center for Rural Affairs testified about climate change at the federal Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Denver, part of a series of hearings being held across the country. Brian Depew says climate change needs to be addressed sooner, not later, or it will be costly for agriculture. “If you […] Read More »

Deputy accused of lying about being shot appears in court

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A former southeastern Nebraska deputy sheriff, accused of lying about being shot and wounded while on duty, has appeared in court for the first time. Former Richardson County Deputy Sheriff Joshua Nincehelser appeared in Richardson County Court Monday, facing one felony charge and three misdemeanor counts. Nincehelser, who is from Dawson, was charged after a […] Read More »

Lincoln Regional Center refuses to take Nikko Jenkins

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Convicted serial killer Nikko Jenkins might not be going to the Lincoln Regional Center after all. The Attorney General’s office has confirmed that officials at the regional center have refused to accept Jenkins, who has been convicted of killing four people in Omaha after being released early from prison. Though Douglas County District Judge Peter […] Read More »

Rand Paul makes stop to support Sasse, before campaigning in Iowa

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United States Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky made a brief stop in Nebraska, before beginning a three-day campaign swing through Iowa [read the Radio Iowa story here]. Paul stopped in Omaha to support the Senate campaign of fellow Republican Ben Sasse. Paul took a few questions during his side trip to Nebraska, addressing the crisis developing along […] Read More »

State Dept. asks about Nebraska Medical Center Ebola care readiness

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The Ebola virus outbreak in parts of Africa affected Americans working in that region and they are being brought back to the United States for treatment. Dr. Angela Hewlett, infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, confirms the U-S State Department contacted them about their biocontainment unit. Hewlett says the Med Center’s biocontainment […] Read More »