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Deadline for farmers to pick new Farm Bill programs is March 31st

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Nebraska farmers only have a week remaining to decide which federal farm program is best for them. Jeff Davis, with the Farm Services Agency, says March 31st is the last day farmers can elect between the three farm bill programs. Davis explains the provisions of the ARC-co which is based on county figures. “So, you […]

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Former Husker coach Kaczenski arrested on domestic assault

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Former Nebraska defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski, part of Bo Pelini’s staff that was fired in December, was arrested Sunday on a charge of third-degree domestic assault and remains in jail as of Monday morning. Lincoln police arrested the 40-year old Kaczenski Sunday afternoon after they had already responded to a call from someone outside the Kaczenski’s home regarding arguments […]

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Omaha man dies in head-on crash near Lincoln

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One person died, another suffered critical injury in a head-on collision near Lincoln Sunday. Chief Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bleimeister tells reporters during a media briefing that 31-year-old Mario Garcia of Omaha died at the scene. 44-year-old Merri Bradley of rural Crete has been taken to Bryan Medical Center, where she is listed in […]

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Fire heavily damages Jefferson County hog lot, 200+ firefighters respond

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Firefighters from perhaps 20 departments in Nebraska and Kansas battled a major fire at the Livingston Enterprise State Line Hog Facility, south of Fairbury in Jefferson County. The blaze broke out Sunday night and was contained early this  morning. Fairbury Rural Fire Chief Kenny Krause says upwards of 200 firefighters helped fight the blaze. “It […]

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Congressman says failure of CoOportunity Health says much about ACA (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says the collapse of a health cooperative created under the Affordable Care Act says a lot about the federal health insurance law. CoOportunity Health seemed to have a bright future, insuring 120,000 residents of Iowa and Nebraska. Yet, it amassed $150 million in liabilities and the Iowa Insurance Commissioner moved to liquidate […]

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Time to prepare for foul weather from floods to twisters

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We’re likely done with blizzards for a while, but now it’s time for Nebraskans to focus on being prepared for the challenges of the warm weather months ahead. This is the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik, at the National Weather Service, says today’s focus is on flooding and flash flooding, while […]

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UNO’s Seven Days of Service project underway

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Students at the University of Nebraska – Omaha are on spring break this week but many are not heading to the beach. Jacqueline Wilber is the program coordinator for UNO’s Office of Civic and Social Responsibility and says many are sticking around for their 13th annual Seven Days of Service. Wilber says, “We are doing […]

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Congressman Ashford criticized for lack of fundraising

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Brad Ashford is getting  heat from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for not focusing on fundraising for his 2016 election. Congressman Ashford says while fundraising is important so is focusing on his job. Congressman Ashford says, “I spend half of my day just dealing with the ISIS issue because our sub-committee […]

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Lincoln restoration company fined by EPA

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An emergency restoration company from Lincoln has reached agreement with the Environment Protection Agency for violating federal regulations. RDF, doing business as Paul Davis Restoration, has agreed to spend $27,304 to replace windows in Lincoln houses built prior to 1978. The company also will pay a $3,033 penalty. EPA Region 7 failed to follow federal […]

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Repeal of motorcycle helmet law must overcome filibuster (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers return to the Capitol to continue their debate on whether to repeal the state motorcycle helmet law. Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins sponsors LB 31to repeal the mandatory motorcycle helmet law. Bloomfield tells colleagues not to let fear guide their vote. “This is an infringement on individual rights and we should do away […]

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Sandhill cranes and the people of love them flock to central Nebraska

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Thousands of outdoor birding enthusiasts from around the planet are converging on central Nebraska, with many of them attending Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival in the Kearney area. Bill Taddicken, with the Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary, says the 45th annual event is known around the globe. “Each year we get anywhere from 50 to 55, […]

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Middle school teacher charged with having sex with student

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A first-year Lincoln middle school teacher has been charged with having sex with one of his students at a Lincoln residence. 22-year-old Jackson Hedrick has been arraigned on a charge of first-degree sexual assault and enticing by an electronic device. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman, Katie Flood, says Hedrick was first accused of enticing the student […]

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Aid worker exposed to Ebola is now out of Biocontainment Unit

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center – Nebraska Medicine reports that the American aid worker under observation for Ebola in their Biocontainment Unit since Sunday evening has been released and now is in the quarantined area of the facility. That worker exhibited Ebola symptoms and was placed in the unit as a precaution. The hospital […]

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Federal Reserve hints at interest rate increase

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The head of the Federal Reserve Wednesday hinted at an increase in interest rates but Janet Yellen was very careful not to say how much or when. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss interprets her message. Goss says, “I think it is time to move ahead but it is going to be a gradual increase. Don’t […]

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