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Doctor: Don’t crack your back with an overpacked backpack

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With schools back in session across Nebraska there’s a warning about aches and pains from the misuse of backpacks. The weight really adds up considering text books, laptops, notebooks, cell phones and other items. Pain specialist Dr. Douglas Keehn says the kids may not consider it a “cool” look, but they need to use both […] Read More »

Storms prompt officials to urge disaster preparedness (AUDIO)

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A summer of severe storms has promoted state officials to call on Nebraskans to be prepared in case disaster strikes. Perhaps, the Sunday storms put a punctuation mark on the message by state officials that Nebraskans need to prepare for severe weather. Gov. Dave Heineman declared September Nebraska Preparedness Month. A state hit hard all […] Read More »

Storms sweep through Nebraska

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Stormy weather hit Nebraska on Sunday with straight-line winds clocked at 80 miles per hour in the eastern part of the state. The Panhandle suffered through rain, hail, and wind. A weather spotter in Gordon reported that so much hail fell the ground turned white. The National Weather Service reports the early evening thunderstorm that […] Read More »

Nebraskans warned to be vigilant against new crop of scams

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More new scams and variations of old scams are victimizing people across Nebraska. Consumer advocate Sandy Chalmers says some cons are more common than others, but all involve bad people trying to take advantage of residents by phone or online. “Unfortunately, it doesn’t end,” Chalmers says. “We do everything we can to keep the public […] Read More »

Huskers Roll Up Florida Atlantic 55-7 Behind Abdullah’s Record Day

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Nebraska used a high-powered ground game and a balanced day from quarterback Tommy Armstrong to rough up Florida Atlantic 55-7 in their season opener on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The 784 yards of total offense by the Huskers were good enough for the fifth-best performance in school history, as Nebraska used a record […] Read More »

Huskers have to be ready for anything under Florida Atlantic’s new coach

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The Nebraska football went through their final tune-ups in prep for Saturday’s season opener against Florida Atlantic. Head coach Bo Pelini  said the Huskers need to prepare for a lot and be able to make adjustments on the fly. Pelini says keeping things simple. He says a simple trap to fall into is over preparing and […] Read More »

EPA slaps two Norfolk companies with big fines

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Two pesticide companies with common ownership based in Norfolk have agreed to pay nearly $75,000 in penalties for the production and distribution of unregistered and misbranded pesticides. Custom Feed Services Corporation will pay a penalty of $55,752. Earthworks Health LLC will pay $18,761. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture inspected the two businesses on behalf of […] Read More »

Update in Omaha officer involved shooting death

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Omaha police released an update to Tuesday’s  deadly shooting at a midtown restaurant. In a statement Omaha police say at 9:07 pm officers were responding to a robbery at Little Caesar’s restaurant. The suspect in the Little Caesar’s robbery was a white female who left with an undetermined amount of money. At 9:20 the Wendy’s on Dodge […] Read More »

Hastings couple killed in traffic crash

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A Hastings couple has been killed in a traffic wreck in Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports 53-year-old Gary Isom and his 52-year-old wife, Susan, died early Thursday morning when a semi tractor-trailer hit their sports utility vehicle. Gary Isom was driving east on U.S. 6. The truck was traveling south on Nebraska […] Read More »

State Fair puts Nebraska agriculture’s importance on display

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Governor Dave Heineman says the State Fair plays an important role in reminding Nebraskans about the importance of agriculture to the state. Heineman says more than a quarter of the state economy depends on agriculture. “As I’ve said before, more and more Nebraskans are a generation or two removed from the farm or ranch. So, […] Read More »

Expect a wet Labor Day weekend

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Remember the children’s rhyme, “Rain, rain go away. Come again another day”? Much of the state is waterlogged after heavy rain this week. National Weather Service – Valley meteorologist Dave Fobert says more is on the way. He says rain is in the forecast tonight and again on Sunday. There likely will be pockets of […] Read More »

We enter Labor Day weekend with 5 lakes under health alerts

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Nebraska enters the last big weekend of the summer with five lakes under health alerts. State officials today issued alerts for toxic blue-green algae for Big Indian Creek Lake in Gage County and Kirkman’s Cove in Richardson County. Alerts continue at Bluestem Lake in Lancaster County, Iron Horse Trail Lake in Pawnee County, and Willow […] Read More »

1 Omaha man dead, 2 injured in shooting

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A 26 year old Omaha man is dead and two men are in critical condition after a shooting in north Omaha Thursday afternoon. Omaha police rushed to the 36th and Ames Avenue area and found one man injured by gunfire. Police say a medic unit arrived and gave immediate care but 26 year old Lamar […] Read More »

Supreme Court strikes down cigar bar exemption to smoking ban

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An Omaha billiards hall has lost its fight against the state indoor smoking ban. The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the law even as it ruled the legislature cannot carve out an exemption from the indoor smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco retail outlets. It let stand an exemption for hotel […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman calls EPA the enemy of agriculture (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says federal regulations being issued by the Environmental Protection Agency pose a big problem for agriculture. Heineman takes direct aim at the EPA, especially its proposal to expand the Clean Water Act. “As I kiddingly say, but I think it’s fairly accurate, you know, when we have a little rain in the […] Read More »