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Facebook updates community standards

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There are new community standards for Facebook users. Omaha computer and technology expert Thor Schrock is the owner of Schrock Innovations and says the new rules help clarify what is and is not allowed. Schrock says, “”The trouble is what Facebook does is they don’t actually actively police their users. They wait for someone to […]

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Mule deer population in Pine Ridge drops

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Surveyors counted fewer mule deer in the Pine Ridge management unit this year than last, but officials with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission say there might be an explanation for the drop. Game and Parks has announced completion of the second year of the annual mule deer survey in extreme northwestern Nebraska. Game and […]

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Email heart attack survival hoax

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“How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone” is in the subject line of an email making the rounds. That email recommends those alone and fear they are having a heart attack should cough repeatedly until help arrives. University of Nebraska Medical Center – Nebraska Medicine cardiologist Dr. Shikar Saxena says, “It is absolutely ludicrous […]

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Son of disgraced Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky tells UNK audience society must confront child sexual abuse

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The son of disgraced former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky challenged the stereotype of what makes a man and urged society to take on the delicate issue of sexual child abuse during a visit to the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Matthew Sandusky was the guest speaker Tuesday at UNK’s 26th annual Criminal Justice Conference. […]

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Nebraska Congressmen cautious about presidential war request (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Congressmen are cautious when commenting on President Obama’s request to use military force against the Islamic State. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says Congress shouldn’t authorize force until other countries in the region agree to join the fight against the Islamic State. “The position the United States should be in is, of course, one of leadership, […]

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Nebraska students rally to help make next generation smoke-free

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Young anti-smoking activists across Nebraska will stand up to Big Tobacco today in joining their counterparts nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day. John Schachter, spokesman for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, says numerous events are planned in Nebraska, all focused on clearing the air. “Young people across the country are sending out the […]

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Religious leaders urge lawmakers to expand Medicaid (AUDIO)

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More than 170 religious leaders have signed a letter urging the Unicameral to expand Medicaid to cover 54,000 Nebraskans now without health insurance. Retired Lutheran minister, the Rev. Keith Nelson, says the letter states each of us has a moral duty to care for one another. “I am proud to tell you that so far, […]

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Winner-take-all bill fails to clear second filibuster

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A measure to return Nebraska to a winner-take-all presidential elector state barely cleared one filibuster, but couldn’t muster the votes to clear a second. LB 10 has been defeated for the session when supporters failed by two votes to end a filibuster mounted against it. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha, the bill’s sponsor, got the […]

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Neither team is in, but Nebraska still prepares for the NCAA Tournament

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Work is underway at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha in preparation of the upcoming NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional on Friday and Saturday. Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority spokesperson Kristi Andersen says crews spent several hours installing the special court sent to them by the NCAA. “The pieces all fit together like a jigsaw puzzle and […]

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Accusations of fraternity hazing on the rise

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The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Sigma Lamda Beta fraternity is among several in the spotlight after accusations of hazing and other inappropriate or criminal actions. The Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisers Executive Director and CEO Mark Koepsell says hazing is the biggest issue they deal with – period.  Koepsell says, “It is the […]

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Aid workers remain under observation for Ebola

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One American aid worker exposed to Ebola in Africa and under observation at Nebraska Medicine – University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha remains in their Biocontainment Unit after developing symptoms Sunday evening. On Monday hospital officials stated that individual had not tested positive for the virus. This individual is one of four aid workers […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops below three percent

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The state unemployment rate has dropped below three percent. The Nebraska Department of Labor has announced the preliminary unemployment rate for January dropped to 2.9%; down two-tenths of a percent from December and half a percentage point from January a year ago when the unemployment rate stood at 3.4%. According to the Labor Department, nonfarm […]

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Sen. Fischer defends letter to Iran over nuclear talks (AUDIO)

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An open letter to Iran from Republican United States Senators has stirred quite a controversy in Washington and a Nebraska senator doesn’t apologize. Sen. Deb Fischer signed onto the letter written by freshman Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. “I signed onto the letter to clarify Congress’ authority, responsibility, and position with regard to this issue […]

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Check the treasurer’s list, you could be due a big check

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Hundreds of thousands of Nebraskans and former residents are wealthier than they know. State Treasurer Don Stenberg says his office has millions of dollars in unclaimed property just waiting for its rightful owners. “By law, we’re required to publish in all of the statewide newspapers the list of the names of persons that we’ve received […]

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Pick-up driver dies in rollover accident in southeast Nebraska

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A southeastern Nebraska man died in an accident this weekend when he lost control of his pick-up and it rolled several times. The Richardson County Sheriff’s Office reports 37-year-old William Lester of Falls City was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, near Verdon. The office says Lester was driving south on Nebraska 67 […]

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