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Transportation Secretary sees no quick solution to rail car shortage

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx can’t promise any solution this fall to a rail car shortage threatening harvest season. Farmers need rail cars to move crops, but rail has been diverted to hauling oil from the Bakken oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. “I don’t think the trend is going to change abruptly any time […] Read More »

Big name corn field concert draws big crowd, big money to protest pipeline

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More than 8,000 people turned out in a corn field north of Neligh on Saturday for a concert and rally in opposition to construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The “Harvest the Hope” event was held on Art Tanderup’s farm. Tanderup said the concert, featuring Neil Young and Willie Nelson, grew out of contacts […] Read More »

Harvest time is almost here, use extra caution on rural roads

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Tractors and combines will soon be bringing in the harvest from the fields and lumbering down Nebraska’s rural roads at all hours. Kelly Brunkhorst, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board, is putting out a reminder to those farmers — and to all motorists — to be cautious and courteous. Brunkhorst says “We just want […] Read More »

Abdullah, running game shine as Nebraska demolishes Illinois 45-14

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91 plays later and 624 yards later, Nebraska’s offense still wasn’t satisfied. They may get their shot at satisfaction next week against a high-profile opponent and a chance to stake an early claim to the Big Ten. Behind a dominating rushing performance and an opportunistic defense, 19th-ranked Nebraska moved to 5-o on the season with a comfortable […] Read More »

Illinois’ young QB will face his toughest test yet. Sophomore off to record breaking start

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers open up Big Ten play today facing the Illinois Fighting Illini with an 8 p.m. kickoff.  Last week, Miami’s young quarterback saw what can happen with 92,000 fans getting revved up into a frenzy and now the Illini sophomore quarterback Wes Lunt could get the next dose as he faces an improving […] Read More »

Lincoln man charged with manslaughter in fatal crash last week

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A 54-year-old Lincoln man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash last week. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says deputies formally notified Diep Dong of the charge at his house Thursday. According to the sheriff’s office, Dong attempted to pass another vehicle driving north on a two-lane road September 18th […] Read More »

Climate change authors say debate is over, time to prepare

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One of the lead authors of a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln report on climate change says Nebraska farmers and ranchers will face significant weather-related challenges in the coming decades. Climate scientist Don Wilhite says average temperatures will continue to rise with a substantial increase in high-temperature stress days over 100 degrees. And while average annual […] Read More »

Med Center fires 2 workers

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Two employees at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha were fired after being accused of  violating HIPAA regulations. The Med Center audited their electronic medical records and discovered that two employees inappropriately accessed the records of Dr. Rick Sacra who was being treated for Ebola. Based on the results of an investigation two employees no […] Read More »

Nebraska Medical Center shares information on how to treat Ebola

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The Ebola patient treated at the Nebraska Medical Center returned home to Massachusetts on Thursday after being released earlier that day. Dr. Phil Smith is the director of the Med Center’s biocontainment unit and says extra precautions were taken to treat Dr. Rick Sacra and to insure sure all of the infectious waste was properly […] Read More »

Bicyclist sustains life-threatening injuries in head-on collision

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A collision on a Lincoln bike path has left a 66-year-old Lincoln man clinging to his life. The Lincoln Police Department reports a 15-year-old bicyclist was looking down and hadn’t notice he had veered into the path of the other bicyclist, hitting him head-on. The older bike rider initially stopped breathing, but CPR performed by […] Read More »

Rural Futures Institute building on early success

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The University of Nebraska Rural Futures Institute is already impacting residents in the two years it was established. Founding Executive Director Chuck Schroeder says they focus on building relationships with local community leaders who want to see growth. This program supports N-U faculty research and engagement projects and student service programs to build relationships with […] Read More »

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

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Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Joan McVoy with the Nebraska Regional Poison Center says there are thousands of locations across the country that will provide this free and anonymous service sponsored by the U-S Drug Enforcement Administration   McVoy says 70% of those who abuse prescription pain medication for the first time get […] Read More »

Nebraska lands federal grants to research soil, water conservation

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The USDA is awarding new grants to universities and organizations in Nebraska and 30 other states that are working to develop new conservation methods, according to U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Farmers want to know how to deal with the variations of weather that they’re beginning to see — the more intense storms, the longer […] Read More »

Congressman Smith reacts to Holder resignation

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Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says that he is somewhat surprised by Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement  that he is stepping down from the position. Smith made his comments to affiliate KLIN Radio in Lincoln after Holder’s announcement on Thursday. “In the greater context, I’m not surprised given the controversies that have developed under his watch,” […] Read More »

UNL study concludes climate change effects could be dramatic for state

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Dramatic effects of climate change could be ahead for the state, according to a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln climate study.One of the lead authors, Dr. Don Wilhite with the UNL School of Natural Resources and founder of the National Drought Mitigation Center, indicates that predicted temperature changes of four to nine degrees by the end […] Read More »