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MRI on Perez’s knee comes back clean

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Good news for the Royals: Catcher Salvador Perez's right knee passed an MRI examination. "Everything is OK, I'm feeling pretty good," Perez said on Thursday after undergoing the test in Texas. Read More »

Tickets for Young-Nelson anti-Keystone concert selling fast

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It appears Neil Young and Willie Nelson can attract quite a crowd to rural Nebraska. Bold Nebraska reports it has sold more than 6,500 tickets for the benefit concert that will help fund the anti-Keystone XL pipeline campaign. The group also says it will sell only 500 more tickets to cap the crowd a 7,000. […] Read More »

Sterling man placed on probation after admitting he failed to register as sex offender

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A Sterling man has admitted he failed to register as a sex offender when he moved, and has been placed on two years’ probation. 51-year-old Marvin Hazen made his plea in front of Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund, without an attorney. Korslund praised Hazen for his action. “You’ve been a standup guy on this. […] Read More »

Ricketts vs. Hassebrook for governor closer than many thought (AUDIO)

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Republican Pete Ricketts won a narrow primary victory and it seems faces another tough race against Democrat Chuck Hassebrook as the two campaign to succeed Governor Dave Heineman. A few polls have emerged on the Nebraska gubernatorial race, apparently a closer race than many expected. Republican Pete Ricketts, the former TD Ameritrade executive, leads, but […] Read More »

Feel free to call, NSP main number restored

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The Nebraska State Patrol is back in business. Actually, NSP never went out of business. Its main phone number did, though. A cut cable cut off the main business number for the Nebraska State Patrol. NSP reports the number, 402-471-4545, and the Nebraska State Patrol non-emergency Highway Helpline 1-800-525-5555 (*55) have now been restored. The […] Read More »

Study: Deadly hog disease PEDV can travel in feed

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A deadly virus that’s driving up pork prices as it’s wiped out as many as one in every ten piglets in Nebraska in the past year can be spread through hog feed, according to new research. Dr. Scott Dee, the study’s lead author and research director at Minnesota’s Pipestone Veterinary Services, says they were stunned […] Read More »

Teen-age driver in fatal crash charged with texting while driving

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A Sidney teen-ager will be in court on suspicion of texting while driving in the fatal accident of another teen from Chappell. A petition has been filed by the Cheyenne County Attorney’s Office against 16-year-old Hayden Graham in juvenile court on charges of motor vehicle homicide, texting while driving, careless driving and failing to stay […] Read More »

Cut cable cuts off main State Patrol phone number; alternative now in use

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A cut cable has cut off phone serve to the main business number operated by the Nebraska State Patrol. NSP reports a phone outage caused by the cut cable has disrupted phone service to the Nebraska State Patrol main business number (402) 471-4545 and the Nebraska State Patrol non-emergency Highway Helpline 1-800-525-5555 (*55). The outage […] Read More »

First Lady throws cold water on Governor; all for a good cause

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First Lady Sally Ganem did the honors. Gov. Dave Heineman got drenched. All for a good cause. The First Lady dumped a bucket of ice water onto the governor to fulfill Heineman’s acceptance of the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” In addition, Heineman donated $100 to the ALS Association’s Nebraska Chapter. “I’m glad to be able […] Read More »

Nationstar slashes more jobs in Scottsbluff

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A Texas-based mortgage company is cutting more jobs at its office in the Nebraska panhandle. Officials with Nationstar Mortgage say they plan to eliminate another 90 positions at the firm’s facility in Scottsbluff. The cuts are expected to start within a matter of weeks, during September and October. Back in March, Nationstar announced it would […] Read More »

Nationstar to lay off more employees in Scottsbluff

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Amid overall good state economic news comes a sour note for the Panhandle. Nationstar Mortgage has announced it will eliminate 90 more jobs in its Scottsbluff office. The company based in Lewisville, Texas had already announced earlier in the year that it would cut 105 jobs in Scottsbluff. The reductions will leave approximately 150 Nationstar […] Read More »

Former deputy pleads not guilty to charges he lied about being shot

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Former southeastern Nebraska deputy sheriff Joshua Nincehelser has pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied about getting shot while on duty. Nincehelser faces one felony charge and three misdemeanor charges for allegedly calling in a false report of being shot during a traffic stop last year while on duty as a Richardson County sheriff’s […] Read More »

EPA claims it seeks clarity, not power grab in Clean Water Act proposal (AUDIO)

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A top administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency claims proposed changes to the Clean Water Act won’t harm agriculture, but understands that message is a difficult one to make in farm country. Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Water with the EPA, Ken Kopocis, denies proposed changes to the Clean Water Act aim at […] Read More »

Hazardous chemical drop-offs start Friday in NE Nebraska

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Residents in southeast Nebraska can clean out all the old chemicals from their garages and under their sinks. This weekend marks the first of several hazardous waste collection events in the region. Bobbie Meints is with Tecumseh-based Five Rivers Resources Conservation and Development, which is hosting the events. She says they’ll be taking a variety […] Read More »

Three former prisoners returned to Nebraska; one remains to be captured

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Three prison inmates released prematurely by the state have been arrested. One more remains at large. State Corrections Director Mike Kenney has announced that Carlos McDaniel and Justin Wallace are in the custody of Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and Jerry Lopez is being held in the Douglas County jail, facing additional felony charges. The […] Read More »