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Motorist going wrong way on I-80 charged with drunk driving

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Motorist complaints early in the morning led to the arrest of a driver for the second time on suspicion of driving drunk. The Nebraska State Patrol reports several motorists called Troop D in North Platte around 5 o’clock Tuesday morning to report a pick-up traveling the wrong way on I-80 in Lincoln County. A trooper […] Read More »

Nebraska Farm Bureau declares state tax system broken

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The Nebraska Farm Bureau has issued a challenge for the new governor and the new legislature: reform the state tax system. Farm Bureau Vice President Mark McHargue of Central City says the property tax is becoming an increasingly heavy burden for farmers. “The effect on the bottom line for our members is growing, it’s substantial,” […] Read More »

Both sides await key Keystone XL court ruling (AUDIO)

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Both those opposed to the Keystone XL project and those who support the oil pipeline await an important decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court. A decision by the state Supreme Court could come soon either upholding or striking down state law that approved TransCanada’s route for Keystone XL through Nebraska. Lead plaintiff in the lawsuit […] Read More »

Famed Oak Ridge Boys to make one holiday stop in the state (AUDIO)

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One of the most successful and longest-running country music acts will be making one stop in Nebraska next week. The Oak Ridge Boys are marking their 25th annual Christmas tour in their 41st year as a band. Bass singer Richard Sterban says the show is divided into two sections, the first being a rundown of […] Read More »

Mississippi educator visits Nebraska as university presidential search continues

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One of four finalists for the position of president of the University of Nebraska wrapped up his visit to the state Tuesday. Hank Bounds is currently the commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. In his current role, Bounds provides leadership for the state’s university system that includes four regional universities, […] Read More »

UNMC takes pride in TIME praise of Ebola fighters

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Those that work at Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit feel a sense of pride that TIME magazine selected men and women on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as their person of the year. “Just a feeling of gratefulness for being able to be here to be that support for those people […] Read More »

Crete apartment fire claims a life, leaves families homeless

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An apartment fire in Crete has claimed the life of one man and left 11 families homeless. 56-year-old Thomas Luzum died in the fire, according to Saline County authorities. Firefighters found Luzum’s body in a bedroom of a ground-level apartment where the fire is believed to have begun. Fire officials say everyone escaped the building, […] Read More »

Trooper stops van on I-80, seizes 135 pounds of marijuana

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A trooper who stopped a couple of vehicles on Interstate 80 seized 135 pounds of marijuana, along with a bit of cocaine and some paraphernalia. Two people have been arrested. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped an eastbound rental truck just off the NW 48th Street exit in Lincoln. An NSP drug dog […] Read More »

Seward woman convicted in death of man thrown from her car

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A young Seward woman has been convicted of motor vehicle homicide in a 2013 fatal accident in which two young men were thrown from her car. According to the Attorney General’s office, 21-year-old Jessica Percival lost control of her car June 16th of 2013 with two passengers hanging out of the windows. Both 22-year-old Austin […] Read More »

Nebraska selected for National Veterans Golden Age Games

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Nebraska will host the National Veterans Golden Age Games August 8th through the 12th. VA Nebraska – Western Iowa Health Care System Public Affairs Director Will Ackerman says upwards of 800 veterans, age 55 and older from across the country will compete in air rifle shooting, badminton, bowling, golf, horseshoes, swimming, track and field events and […] Read More »

Nebraska ranks as the nation’s 10th healthiest state

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Nebraska rose one notch and again ranks in the top ten on the latest report that rates the states for their health and wellbeing. Dr. Rhonda Randall, spokeswoman for the United Health Foundation, says the list is compiled by comparing 30 different criteria in four main categories: behaviors, community environment, public policy and the clinical […] Read More »

Predicted record high employment numbers

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Nebraska is on another top ten national economic development ranking. Governor Dave Heineman says the American Economic Development and Pollina Corporate placed the state in 4th best in the nation. Governor Heineman also announced today that the job growth count is expected to top 1.1 million by 2015, a record high employment for the state. […] Read More »

Former Senator Kerrey reacts to report on CIA

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The U-S is receiving criticism from other countries after the Senate released a report detailing interrogation techniques used by the CIA on terror suspects. Former Nebraska U-S Senator and 8 year member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is blasting his former Democratic colleagues for the report they penned. He says Democrats did nothing […] Read More »

TransCanada remains optimistic about Keystone XL project

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The Nebraska Supreme Court will release their decision soon regarding the construction of the northern tier of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline. Opponents have a long list of reasons as to why the pipeline should not be built including the oil produced at refineries in the Gulf Coast will be exported and  not benefit Americans.   […] Read More »

Survey points to good job prospects in Nebraska in 2015

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For people who are looking for a job, Nebraska should be a good place to find one in early 2015. Karen Miller, a spokeswoman for Manpower Incorporated, says a survey of business leaders across the state by finds more than 20% plan to add to their workforces between January and March. Miller says, “When taking […] Read More »