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World Series Game 1: SF-KC in-game notebook

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Welcome to MLB.com's live game notebook for Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium, which will be consistently refreshed with news of the day and key developments from earlier in the day. For real-time updates, follow in Gameday. In the At Bat ... Read More »

TransCanada denies Energy East is alternative to Keystone XL

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A TransCanada executive denies an ambitious new project by the company is being undertaken as an alternative to the Keystone XL pipeline. Approval of Keystone XL has been delayed for years. TransCanada now awaits a decision on its route through Nebraska from the state Supreme Court. Vice President for the Keystone Pipeline Project, Corey Goulet, […] Read More »

Candidate Ashford claims public is put off by negative ads against him

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The 2nd District U-S House of Representatives race has taken a nasty turn. Television ads by the National Republican Campaign Committee display Democratic candidate Brad Ashford’s picture next to convicted murderer Nikko Jenkins. It claims Ashford, a state senator from Omaha and chairman of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, supports Nebraska’s “good time” law, contending the law let […] Read More »

Ebola might grab the headlines, but don’t forget your flu vaccine

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State health officials urge Nebraskans to get vaccinated for the flu. Nebraska has had its first confirmed case of flu; actually three confirmed cases, all in Douglas County. Nebraska Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Safranek sees it as a wakeup call. “These are at a very low level; this amount of influenza. But it does suggest, […] Read More »

Ebola patient may be released this week

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After spending more than two weeks in Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center’s Biocontainment Unit in Omaha, Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo may soon be going home. Infectious Disease Specialist Mark Rupp says it all depends on the last round of tests sent to the U-S Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Rupp says Mukpo is very […] Read More »

Field office closes, storm recovery continues (AUDIO)

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The final field office opened to respond to the devastating storms of this summer has finally closed, but recovery continues. The Wayne disaster recovery field office closed this past weekend. The Grand Island office closed earlier. Recovery efforts continue, according to Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Bryan Tuma, who feels for those turned upside […] Read More »

Have your furnace inspected now, before winter winds howl

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Many Nebraskans are already turning up the heat on their thermostats but autumn is a good time to have an expert look over your furnace before winter arrives. Merl Scott, a mechanical inspector, says it’s crucial to have your system checked out every year. Scott says, “Most of us have gas furnaces so we’d want […] Read More »

Young southeastern Nebraska man dies in ATV accident

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A young, southeastern Nebraska man has died in an all-terrain-vehicle accident. The Saline County Sheriff’s Office reports 26-year-old Nathan Casteel of Crete hit a utility pole with his ATV just before midnight Saturday. Emergency crews rushed Casteel to Crete Area Medical Center, but he was later pronounced dead from injuries suffered in the wreck. Read More »

Beautiful fall weather could be leading to bike deaths on Nebraska roads

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Twenty-five people lost their lives on Nebraska roads last month. Perhaps, not a huge number for a September. Last September, 23 people died in traffic wrecks in Nebraska. In 2012, 29 people died on Nebraska roadways in September. Still, some aspects of last month’s carnage stand out. Five motorcyclists died. One bicyclist died. Nebraska Office […] Read More »

High-speed chase ends in Omaha without incident

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A high-speed chase in which the fleeing vehicle ran through spike strips and kept going ended without incident about half an hour after it began in Dodge County. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 32-year-old Terence Dean of Omaha has been taken to the Nebraska Medical Center after complaining of minor injuries. He faces charges for […] Read More »

Innovation Campus is one of six components of NU’s biennial budget request

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It has been nearly five years since the University of Nebraska acquired the former state fairgrounds in Lincoln to develop the Innovation Campus. Dan Duncan is the Innovation Campus Executive Director and says Phase 1 is ahead of schedule with facilities taking shape.  The 4-H Building is linked to a new building forming the Innovation […] Read More »

Federal moratorium on state and local taxes on Internet access soon expires

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Home and business internet service and that provided by cell phone carriers could cost more after December 11th. Scott Mackey is the co-author of the Wireless Taxation in the United States 2014 Report and says for more than a dozen years there has been a moratorium preventing state and local taxes on internet access.   Mackey […] Read More »

Young man dies, five others injured in one car crash in northeast Nebraska

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A young man has been killed and five others injured in a one-vehicle accident in extreme northeastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 21-year-old Chase Miller, a passenger, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene near Emerson early Saturday morning. The remaining five occupants were taken to a Sioux City, IA […] Read More »

Iowa fugitive captured in northeast Nebraska

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A fugitive from northwest Iowa is back in custody after being captured in northeast Nebraska. Cletus Armell was listed as an escapee from a Sioux City work release facility back on July 14th. The Iowa Department of Corrections reports the 42-year-old Armell was found in Dakota County, Nebraska over the weekend and is now booked […] Read More »

Teen-ager dies from injuries after car rolls in northeastern Nebraska

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A teen-ager has died after his car rolled Saturday morning on Nebraska Highway 16 west of Pender. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office reports 17-year-old Francisco Rodriquez Madueno of West Point died at a Sioux City, IA hospital from injuries sustained in the wreck. Read More »