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More cases of jury duty scam in Nebraska

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An old scam has resurfaced in Nebraska where victims are receiving calls they missed jury duty and owe a fine. Douglas County Clerk of the District Court John Friend the victim is also told if they don’t pay the fine a warrant for their arrest will be served at their home. Friend says these scammers […]

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Alternatives to poultry shows at county fairs

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It is almost county fair time in Nebraska but something will be missing this year. Due to the avian flu outbreak there is a ban on poultry. Brad Bennett is the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension Educator for the Youth Livestock Program and says banning poultry is one way to prevent the illness from […]

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2016 Olympic Swim Trial tickets on sale now

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Tickets are now available for next year’s Olympic Swim Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Dara Torres is a 12 time Olympic medalist and attended two trials in Omaha and says the city does an excellent job hosting the event. Torres says, “When I heard first in 2005 when trials were going to be […]

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Gas prices are way down so 4th of July travel numbers are way up

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Many Nebraskans will be celebrating their freedom this coming holiday weekend by hitting the open highway for a road trip. Mark Peterson, with AAA-Nebraska, says they’re predicting a big boost in Fourth of July travel. “AAA is projecting 41.9-million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day,” Peterson says. “That’s […]

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Tractor pull accident in Howard County injures five

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Five people were hurt Sunday during a tractor pull in Boelus and at least two of the victims were critically injured. Howard County Sheriff Tom Busch says a tractor and sled went through the far end of the track, colliding with multiple vehicles, event staff and participants. It happened shortly before 3 p.m. No spectators […]

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Child drowns in back-yard pool in Lawrence

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Authorities in southeast Nebraska report the weekend drowing of a child. The Nuckolls County Sheriff’s Office says a two-year-old girl died Sunday morning after drowning in a family-owned swimming pool in Lawrence. Officers were dispatched to the home at around 10:20 a.m. when the 911 call came in. The girl was transported to Mary Lanning […]

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Before you get into that boat, take some time for safety (AUDIO)

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Summer is the perfect time to get out on the water in that boat. But, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants you to be safe on the water. And, the biggest boating problem is the bottle. “I would say about 70% of the accidents could probably be avoided if alcohol was not involved,” Herb […]

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Wayne State College president set to retire this week

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Tomorrow is the last day on the job for Wayne State College President Curt Frye, who’s retiring after 30 years at the school in northeast Nebraska. Frye says he’s been fortunate to work with a lot of good people over the decades. “You can’t be involved with a place, a job or an institution for […]

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AG Peterson doesn’t like it, but says state will comply with same-sex ruling

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Nebraska has dropped its appeal of a federal court ruling striking down the state ban on same-sex marriage. The action comes in wake of the United States Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples across the nation the right to marry. Attorney General Doug Peterson says the state will comply with the ruling. That doesn’t mean […]

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Possible close of Colorado coal mine could raise electric rates in Panhandle

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The potential closing of a coal mine in Colorado could raise electricity rates in Nebraska’s Panhandle. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer has joined with Colorado and Wyoming Senators in asking the Department of Interior to take steps to keep the Colowyo Mine open. The mine provides coal to the Tri-State power plant in Craig, Colorado which […]

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ACLU Nebraska applauds Supreme Court same-sex ruling

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The United States Supreme Court has ruled same-sex couples can get married in every state, striking down bans on same-sex marriage, such as the one in Nebraska. Legal Director of the ACLU of Nebraska, Amy Miller, is pleased with the ruling. “We are absolutely floored with happiness,” Miller tells Nebraska Radio Network. “Of course, we […]

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Omaha event planner charged with felony theft

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The owner of Creative Creations in Omaha turned herself into authorities today and is facing three counts of felony theft. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine filed the charges against Patricia Urbanovsky for bilking her employees out of more than $100,000. He says Urbanovsky is accused of having her employees use their own credit cards to […]

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Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage in Nebraska

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A United States Supreme Court ruling has legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country, striking down Nebraska’s definition, which limited marriage to one man, one woman. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that marriage is a fundamental constitutional right and that states must recognize the union of same sex couples. The office of Gov. Pete Ricketts issued the […]

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Aftermath of ACA ruling: repeal it or fix it? (AUDIO)

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In the aftermath of yet another ruling by the Supreme Court on the federal health insurance law competing calls have been issued: get rid of it versus fix it. A Supreme Court ruling keeps subsidies in place for those getting health insurance through the federal exchange, a crucial victory for the Affordable Care Act. Most […]

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Dress like a “nerd” to avoid tick bites & disease exposure

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Nebraskans are spending a lot of time outdoors now which may expose them to a tiny insect that could mean big trouble. Epidemiologist Dr. Patty Quinlisk says ticks are very active during the summer months and carry several diseases — the most common is Lyme disease. Dr. Quinlisk says it’s fairly easy to prevent bites […]

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