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Options for farmers dealing with commodity price drop

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Many Nebraska corn and soybean producers are a little discouraged going into the fall harvest. Agriculture Economist Michael Langemeier that is due to the drop in commodity prices. He says farmers need to look at every option to counter those lower prices and that includes looking at their crop insurance policy. He says the revenue […] Read More »

Omaha woman turns table on burglery suspect

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A frightening ordeal for an Omaha woman Tuesday morning. Around 3 am Barb Haley woke up when she heard an intruder inside her home. With her dog by her side Hadley discovered a man had broken into her home and was inside a closet.   Hadley’s dog kept the man cornered while she grabbed a gun […] Read More »

Study: Nebraska winters will still be snowy despite climate change

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A national report on climate change finds even with global warming, we’ll still have plenty of snow in the winters ahead in Nebraska and across much of the country’s northern half. Climatologist Harry Hillaker says climate change is very gradual and snow blowers and shovels will remain necessities. Hillaker says the report from the Massachusetts […] Read More »

Ricketts and Hassebrook talk issues, but also get personal in debate (AUDIO)

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Republican Pete Ricketts and Democrat Chuck Hassebrook talked issues, but also got personal during the gubernatorial debate at the State Fair in Grand Island. Issues included prison reform, Medicaid expansion, and minimum wage. Both Hassebrook and Ricketts endorsed using alternative incarceration programs, such as drug courts, to reduce the state prison population. Hassebrook, though, stated […] Read More »

No day off for Dakota City, recovering from severe storms

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Nebraskans in extreme northeastern Nebraska are spending today not at cook-outs, but at clean ups. Dakota City is recovering the Labor Day after severe thunderstorms with high winds touching 80-miles-per-hour at times took down power lines and did some structural damage throughout the city. Dakota City Mayor Jerry Yecevich says all the destruction is still […] Read More »

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 »