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OSHA investigating worker injury at Tyson Foods

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An employee at the Tyson Foods Plant in Omaha is recovering after a workplace accident Thursday morning.   Omaha Police say Jose Partida was in critical condition after his hand got caught in machinery and several fingers were severed or partially severed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into the incident. Deputy Director […]

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Sen. Fischer says questions remain even after meeting with Kerry (AUDIO)

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United States Senator Deb Fischer says many questions remain unanswered on the Iranian nuclear deal, even after a classified meeting with the Secretary of State. Fischer sat in on an hour-and-a-half meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday afternoon, which she says featured a lot of Kerry and few questions. “At one point, we […]

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Nearly 200 inmates received $156,000 in unemployment checks

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State officials have disclosed 180 prison inmates have received $156,000 in unemployment checks the last two years. One inmate received $4,300 in unemployment benefits. Many of the inmates were locked up in county jails. The Nebraska Department of Labor says the inmates got the jobless benefits, because it had no reliable way to determine checks […]

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Nebraska ranks among the top 10 states for health & wellbeing of kids

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The latest “Kids Count” survey, which ranks all 50 states for the wellbeing of children, shows Nebraska hasn’t budged in the past year. Laura Speer, a spokeswoman for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, says they look at 16 key criteria, including: education, health, economic wellbeing, and family and community conditions. “In this year’s Kids Count […]

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Body of Nebraska kayaker found in Montana

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The body of a Lincoln man, missing since Sunday, has been recovered from the Yellowstone River in Montana. 36-year-old David Schwisow had been kayaking the Yellowstone when he flipped trying to cross the diversion dam at Forsyth. The Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office says searchers discovered Schwisow’s body Thursday afternoon down river from where he was […]

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Sen. Fischer questions federal funding of Planned Parenthood (AUDIO)

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United States Senator Deb Fischer says Planned Parenthood should be investigated to determine if the agency is breaking federal law while providing abortions. Fischer says the videos released by the Center for Medical Research are disturbing. “If we’re seeing the body parts of babies being distributed, if we are seeing procedures for abortion changed so […]

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Fans/AC help available for eligible Nebraskans trying to beat the heat

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Fans as well as help paying the air conditioning bill is available to eligible Nebraskans. Teri Chasten with the Department of Health and Human Services says last year, the state used $82,000 in federal funds to provide fans for about 3,000 households. “We have not in any of the recent years, going back probably at […]

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Pig pardoned prior to Salvation Army’s Baconfest

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It was a big day for Sally the pig. Sally made the trip from Litchfield, Nebraska to Omaha today to set the stage for this year’s Salvation Army Baconfest, a fundraiser for the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center.  Sally may have been a bit nervous attending an event called Baconfest but then Omaha Mayor Jean […]

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Central Nebraska man dies in near head-on collision

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An elderly central Nebraska man has died of injuries sustained in a near head-on collision when he attempted to turn into the path of another vehicle. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office reports 84-year-old Leonard Peterson of Ansley collided with a vehicle driven by 54-year-old William Koubek of Merna. According to the sheriff’s office, Peterson was […]

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Planned Parenthood videos prompt senators to call for investigation (AUDIO)

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Both of Nebraska’s United States Senators have called for an investigation of Planned Parenthood in wake of the release of videos purporting to show its executives discussing the trafficking of fetus body parts. Both Sen. Deb Fischer and Sen. Ben Sasse call the videos appalling. They have signed a letter drafted by Sen. Joni Ernst […]

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Drivers at risk from hackers

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Nebraskans driving Jeep Cherokees may be a bit more nervous getting behind the wheel after two computer hackers were able to take control of the vehicle from ten miles away. Cyber security expert Mark Gigliotti says this is just one example of what they are trying to stay one step ahead of. Gigliotti says, “I […]

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Windows 10 arrives July 29th

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On Wednesday, July 29th, Microsoft will release their free of charge version of Windows 10. Omaha computer expert Thor Schrock is the owner of Schrock Innovations says you are going to love it. Schrock says, “Windows 10 is an amazing operating system. Anybody who has a Windows 7 or 8 computer might be eligible for […]

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Prediction: Gas prices may drop to $2/gallon under Iran nuke deal

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Nebraskans may see significantly lower gasoline prices in the coming months if Congress approves the pending nuclear agreement with Iran. Fuels analyst Harold Hommes says Iran is stockpiling at least 30-million gallons of crude oil. “Iran is ready to begin exporting,” Hommes says. “They’ve got, from my understanding, loaded vessels in place. They are actually […]

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Nebraska joins other states in asking phone companies to help block calls

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Nebraska has joined with the vast majority of states to request five major phone companies offer their customers call-blocking technology; technology the companies had claimed federal law prevented them from offering. Forty-five states have sent a joint letter to chief executives of the carriers pointing out a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule clarifies that […]

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New Grasslands Initiative sign up starts Sept 1

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Nebraska farmers and ranchers will soon be able to take advantage of a new Conservation Reserve Program initiative. Mike Schmidt is the deputy administrator for the U-S Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency and says they are targeting working grass, range and pasture land. Schmidt says, “Grasslands is a new initiative. It is a working […]

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