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NPPD customers again targeted in phone scam

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Nebraskans are being warned about a familiar scam that’s resurfaced involving customers of the Nebraska Public Power District. Several people in Kearney and O’Neill have gotten calls from someone claiming an overdue electric bill must be paid right away or the power will be cut off. NPPD spokesman Mark Becker says the scammers are using […] Read More »

Battery plays major role in eighth straight series win

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All-Star catcher Salvador Perez had to leave with a sore right knee. Then, Erik Kratz replaced him and socked two solo home runs. In the end, there was good news all around. Perez's injury wasn't considered serious and Kratz's home runs provided the ma... Read More »

UNL Economic Indicator Down in Latest Survey

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Nebraska’s leading economic indicator drops for the first time in six months after the latest survey results. University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson maintains that it it will be critical to monitor leading indicator values over the next few months to see if this trend continues. “I think it does suggest […] Read More »

Rollover Accident Kills Lincoln Woman

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One person is dead following a rollover accident on Sunday evening near 27th and Cornhusker Highway in north Lincoln. Lincoln Police Captain Jason Stille says that at around 5 p.m., the vehicle was traveling southbound on 27th when it struck a cement barrier separating the street from a pedestrian bridge.“A blue, 2007 Toyota Yaris was […] Read More »

Winds up to 83 MPH accompany Sunday’s strong storm system

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Residents in several areas of Nebraska have spent part of today cleaning up from Sunday’s severe storms. The storm system brought heavy rain, hail and high winds. Authorities in northwest Nebraska’s Sheridan County say at least one person was injured by big hailstones, with large hail also falling in Cherry County. Hurricane-strength winds whipped through […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman vows transparency in sentencing scandal investigation (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has announced disciplinary action against employees involved in the prison sentencing scandal and vows to be transparent as the investigation continues. Heineman dismisses any notion that employees in Department of Correctional Services ignored Supreme Court rulings on sentencing to reflect the governor’s desire to keep the prison population under control and avoid […] Read More »

Analysts watching propane inventories carefully

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Last winter’s high propane prices were caused by lower inventories, high demand and transportation to get it to the Midwest. Due to the severity of the problem close attention is being paid to inventories now. T. Mason Hamilton is one of those watching. He is an analyst with the U-S Energy Information Administration and says […] Read More »

New restrictions on flying UAVs over public land

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Unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs are being banned within the boundaries of the Missouri National Recreational River on the Nebraska-South Dakota border. The ban follows suit with federal policy on the remote-controlled aircraft. Rick Clark is the superintendent of the area and says the decision protects the purposes of national parks. Clark says, “Our purpose […] Read More »

Two employees retire rather than be fired; two suspended in prison scandal (AUDIO)

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Two state employees have retired, rather than be fired. Two others have been suspended for their part in the prison sentencing scandal. State Corrections Director Mike Kenney announced his disciplinary action against those responsible for miscalculating prison sentences for nearly 600 inmates this afternoon during a news conference in the governor’s office. “In response to […] Read More »

Minimum wage hike makes the November ballot

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Nebraska voters will decide whether the state minimum wage is increased. Secretary of State John Gale has announced organizers gathered well more than the signatures needed to place the issue on the November ballot. Organizers needed to gather slightly more than 80,000 signatures of registered Nebraska voters to land on the ballot. Gale says nearly […] Read More »

The Tax Wall Street Party falls short of ballot status

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A would-be Nebraska political party has fallen short. Secretary of State John Gale reports The Tax Wall Street Party failed to gather enough signatures to make it on the November ballot. Organizers turned in 5,679 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office earlier this month. They needs at least 4,880 valid signatures from Nebraska voters […] Read More »

School is in session – how to combat the bully

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Many Nebraska schools are already underway and while it is an exciting time for some it can be a time of dread for others – meaning the bully.  Peggy Caruso is a personal development coach and sees this problem all too often and says children don’t report it out of fear or further humiliation. Caruso […] Read More »

State unemployment rate rises a tenth of a percent, still lower than a year ago

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The state unemployment rate rose slightly in July, up a tenth of a point to 3.6%. Acting state Commissioner of Labor, John Albin, has been reviewing the numbers. “The thing that stands out to me is that it was the 11th straight month where if you do a year over year comparison the unemployment rate […] Read More »

Health alerts issued for 2 more lakes, in effect for 3 others

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Health alerts have been issued for two more lakes, while three remain under health alerts. State officials report health alerts for toxic blue-green algae have been issued for Bluestem Lake in Lancaster County and Oliver Lake in Kimball County. Health alerts remain in effect for Iron Horse Lake in Pawnee County, Willow Creek Lake 5A […] Read More »

Inmate found dead in Adams County hanged himself

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An inmate found dead in the Adams County jail hanged himself, according to the County Attorney. County Attorney Donna Fegler Daiss investigated the death of inmate Matthew Arterbrun in her role as county coroner. Arterbrun was found dead in his fail cell this past weekend. He was 39. Arterburn was being held at the jail in […] Read More »