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Keystone pipeline marks one-billionth barrel of oil moved

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While controversy and court battles continue over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, the “other” original Keystone pipeline marked a milestone last week. That pipeline has moved one-billion barrels of oil since it went into operation in 2010. Cory Goulet, president of Keystone Projects for TransCanada, says 14 spills have been documented from the pipeline […]

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Beatrice rolls out red carpet for hometown movie maker of “The Gallows”

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Beatrice rolled out the red carpet for a Nebraska kid who has made it big in the movie business. The co-creator of the movie “The Gallows” was treated to a red carpet premier in Beatrice this weekend with his colleagues and cast members at the Holly Theatre in Beatrice. Chris Lofing credits those he met […]

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Hyperbaric therapy use for brain injuries

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After years of playing professional football, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath likely took a number of hard hits to his head. Namath is now 72 and noticed he was becoming more forgetful. He sought treatment using hyperbaric medicine, a device that controls the atmospheric pressure. Namath claims after 120 sessions his memory has improved. […]

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Gov. Ricketts confident no more unemployment checks will go to inmates (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says his administration has taken steps to insure inmates no longer receive unemployment checks. Ricketts says the discovery that 180 inmates received $156,000 in unemployment checks is an example of his administration is doing a better job of working together as agencies. Ricketts says cooperation between the Department of Correctional Services and […]

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Deadline to comment on Renewable Fuel Standards is today

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Gov. Peter Ricketts wants you to complain to the EPA about the RFS. The EPA, of course, is the Environmental Protection Agency. The RFS is the Renewable Fuel Standard. The EPA has proposed weakening the RFS, requiring the nation’s fuel supply have billions of gallons less of bio-fuels mixed in; a change which would greatly […]

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Superheroes to scale Children’s Hospital in Omaha today

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Some very special guests will visit Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Monday morning. Spokesperson Sarah Weller says superheroes will descend from their building at 83rd and Dodge Street around 10 am. The superheroes are really window washers on a super secret mission to brighten the day for their young patients. Weller says, “They all love […]

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Southeast Community College looks to expand into more cities

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Leaders of Southeast Community College are considering establishing learning centers to reach more areas of the school’s 15-county service area in southeast Nebraska. SCC has main campuses in Beatrice, Milford and Lincoln. College President Paul Illich says possible new locations may include Hebron, Falls City, Nebraska City and Plattsmouth. “We’re going to look at a […]

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Former probation officer accused of having sex with clients

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A former state probation officer from Buffalo County is accused of having sex with clients he supervised and then lying to federal investigators about it. 56-year-old Thomas Peterson of Kearney was fired from his job on January 22nd, 2014. Peterson has been indicted in United States District Court in Lincoln on four counts of deprivation […]

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Officials warn EPA renewable fuels proposal could hurt Midwest (AUDIO)

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State officials, agricultural leaders, and business executives warn that Nebraska’s economy could be harmed if the Environmental Protection Agency follows through with a proposal to lower the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). General Manager Kyle Nixon of Novozymes says the company plans to expand its facility in Blair if demand for ethanol remains strong. “The […]

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Precautions urged before going to the lake this weekend

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Nebraska authorities urge caution when going to the lake this weekend. Some outings have been deadly this year. On one weekend, three people drowned in Nebraska lakes. A spokesman for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Herb Angell, says simple steps can make water sports fun. “You know, everybody wants to get out on the […]

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OSHA investigating worker injury at Tyson Foods

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An employee at the Tyson Foods Plant in Omaha is recovering after a workplace accident Thursday morning.   Omaha Police say Jose Partida was in critical condition after his hand got caught in machinery and several fingers were severed or partially severed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into the incident. Deputy Director […]

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Sen. Fischer says questions remain even after meeting with Kerry (AUDIO)

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United States Senator Deb Fischer says many questions remain unanswered on the Iranian nuclear deal, even after a classified meeting with the Secretary of State. Fischer sat in on an hour-and-a-half meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday afternoon, which she says featured a lot of Kerry and few questions. “At one point, we […]

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Nearly 200 inmates received $156,000 in unemployment checks

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State officials have disclosed 180 prison inmates have received $156,000 in unemployment checks the last two years. One inmate received $4,300 in unemployment benefits. Many of the inmates were locked up in county jails. The Nebraska Department of Labor says the inmates got the jobless benefits, because it had no reliable way to determine checks […]

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Nebraska ranks among the top 10 states for health & wellbeing of kids

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The latest “Kids Count” survey, which ranks all 50 states for the wellbeing of children, shows Nebraska hasn’t budged in the past year. Laura Speer, a spokeswoman for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, says they look at 16 key criteria, including: education, health, economic wellbeing, and family and community conditions. “In this year’s Kids Count […]

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Body of Nebraska kayaker found in Montana

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The body of a Lincoln man, missing since Sunday, has been recovered from the Yellowstone River in Montana. 36-year-old David Schwisow had been kayaking the Yellowstone when he flipped trying to cross the diversion dam at Forsyth. The Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office says searchers discovered Schwisow’s body Thursday afternoon down river from where he was […]

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