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“Boy and girl” controversy goes local in comments to Lincoln School Board

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It became a national topic of conversation last week. Now, local opinions have been expressed about the controversy that flared up in Lincoln over gender-inclusiveness training at a middle school. Dozens addressed the Lincoln Public School Board and school officials during the public comment period prior to the regular school board meeting Tuesday evening. Lincoln […] Read More »

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is Oct. 16th

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All Nebraskans are urged to take part in Thursday’s Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Bryan Tuma says earthquakes are rare here but they can and do happen in the Midwest. According to the U-S Geological Survey the two largest earthquakes to strike Nebraska happened on March 28, 1964 near Merriman […] Read More »

Bridge repairs & unfunded mandates among top issues for county leaders

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County leaders from across the state will gather in Kearney this week for the annual legislative conference of the Nebraska Association of County Officials. Executive director Larry Dix says several issues are on the agenda, including the zoning debate that’s underway in the state. “There’s a number of reports that are somewhat concerning in the […] Read More »

Supreme Court to decide dispute over Republican River usage (AUDIO)

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A dispute between Nebraska and Kansas over use of water flowing from the Republican River is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court. Attorney General Jon Bruning is confident the Supreme Court will validate the decision reached by a special master it appointed, who rejected Kansas’ claim Nebraska owed it $80 million […] Read More »

ALCS Game 3: BAL-KC in-game notebook

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Welcome to MLB.com's live game notebook, which will be consistently refreshed with news of the day and key developments from earlier in the game. For real-time updates, follow in Gameday. In the At Bat App, go to Postseason in the main menu. Read More »

More than 75 pounds of marijuana seized in I-80 traffic stop

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More than 75 pounds of marijuana have been seized after a heavy-duty pick-up pulling a trailer was stopped for speeding in a construction zone on Interstate 80 in Lincoln. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper pulled the truck over Monday evening near the I-80/Highway 77 exit on I-80. The truck was pulling a trailer […] Read More »

Farmers – mark you calendar

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Nebraska farmers have a few deadlines coming up regarding two new programs included in the Farm Bill.   The first date that farmers can sign up for Agricultural Risk Coverage or the Price Loss Coverage programs is November 17th. FSA Administrator Val Dolcini says farmers have until March 31st to make a selection. Dolcini says they […] Read More »

Nebraska Medicine’s safety protocol for Ebola care

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A nurse in Dallas that cared for an Ebola patient continues to recover after contracting the illness. Nebraska Medicine, formerly the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is treating their second Ebola patient. Dr. Phil Smith is the director of the biocontainment unit and wants to reassure the public that every precaution is in place to […] Read More »

Nebraska Wesleyan student had been on party bus prior to I-80 death

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Investigators say 22-year-old Maury Lorence was on a party bus rented by a fellow Nebraska Wesleyan student prior to his death on Interstate 80 very early Sunday morning. The search for a dark colored semi tractor-trailer with polished aluminum rear doors continues. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office believes that was the vehicle which first hit […] Read More »

Nikko Jenkins release haunts Corrections (AUDIO)

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Questions remain about why Nikko Jenkins was released from prison after promising to kill when he got out. Nikko Jenkins has been convicted of killing four in Omaha upon his release from prison, though he requested mental health treatment. Deputy Corrections Director Larry Wayne has told a special legislative committee it’s heartbreaking to think he […] Read More »

Broken Bow to host workshops for wanna-be homeowners

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First-time homebuyers in central Nebraska who need to learn about things like mortgages, escrow and balloon payments might consider a special course being offered in Broken Bow. Melissa Krysl, spokeswoman for the Central Nebraska Housing Developers, says they’ll be hosting two workshops that offer a thorough overview for those looking to buy a house. “We […] Read More »

Body pulled from pond in Grand Island, charges filed

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The body of a 44-year-old Grand Island man has been pulled out of a detention pond in the city and the owner of the vehicle had been charged in his death. The Grand Island Police Department reports John Zebert died after the SUV he was in drove into the pond extremely late Sunday evening and […] Read More »

Colorado man killed in head-on collision on I-80

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A Colorado man has been killed in a head-on collision in Lincoln County. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 49-year-old Casey Shannon died Saturday night after his car crossed the median on Interstate 80 near Sutherland and crashed into a semi tractor-t... Read More »

Teen-ager killed in eastern Nebraska wreck

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A teen-age boy has been killed in a single-car crash in eastern Nebraska. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the crash which killed a 15-year-old boy is under investigation. The office says it has yet to determine what caused the fatal crash near Blair. The boy’s name has not been released. Read More »

UNMC specialist: All hospitals should prepare for Ebola

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One health care worker in Dallas that treated a patient with Ebola contracted the deadly illness and is receiving care. Dr. Mark Rupp, an Infectious Disease Specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and says every hospital in the country needs to be prepared as this likely won’t be the last outbreak that we will […] Read More »