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Son of disgraced former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky to speak at UNK

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The adopted son of disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will share his story of sexual child abuse tomorrow at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Matthew Sandusky will be the featured speaker during the 26th annual Criminal Justice Conference and Career Fair at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Tuesday, March 17th. UNK […]

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Debate on how Nebraska casts its votes for president returns

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A bill to return Nebraska to a winner-take-all presidential elector state has returned to the Unicameral with its fate uncertain. Senator Laura Ebke of Crete told colleagues Monday morning she has received dozens of emails on the issue, with most opposed to change. “The reality, I think, is that most people in the state really […]

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Platte River Landing improvements approved

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The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Board of Directors approved a construction contract to make improvements to Platte River Landing, a 10 acre recreational area in western Douglas County. General Manager John Winkler says work will start this spring on a soccer field, volley ball court, playground area, horse shoe pits, and more places along […]

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AG Peterson at home after undergoing prostate cancer surgery

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Attorney General Doug Peterson has undergone prostate cancer surgery, according to his office, and is recovering at home. According to the Attorney General’s office, Peterson had surgery after testing in December “provided early detection indicators” of prostate cancer. The office says Peterson and his family determined it would be prudent to have surgery. “Peterson is […]

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National Poison Prevention Week

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March 15th through the 21st is the 53rd Annual National Poison Prevention Week. Joan McVoy is a registered nurse with the Nebraska Regional Poison Center and says this week is to raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them Statistics from the U-S Department of Health and Human Services show poisonings […]

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Nebraska Spring Breakers head south for even warmer weather

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While temperatures have been well above normal in Nebraska lately, thousands of Nebraskans are piling into cars, buses and airplanes to head for much-warmer climates to celebrate Spring Break. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says of the top six spring travel destinations, four are in Florida and two are in southern California. “They are all warm […]

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Nebraskans voice (mostly) opposition to WOTUS proposal (AUDIO)

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Nebraskans got to voice their opinions about a proposal to clarify the Clean Water Act called Waters of the United States during a United States field hearing held on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Attorney Don Blankenau of the League of Nebraska Municipalities claimed Waters of the US doesn’t clarify the Clean […]

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Four health care workers exposed to Ebola coming to Nebraska

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Four American health care providers from Sierra Leone will be coming to Nebraska for observation. All four have been exposed to the Ebola virus and might have had contact with the patient now being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. None of the workers have displayed symptoms […]

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Governor, lawmakers at odds over tax relief

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Gov. Pete Ricketts and state lawmakers don’t seem to be on the same page on tax relief. Not only did the legislature’s Revenue Committee pass on a bill that would have lowered property taxes for farmers, it has endorsed an increase in the gas tax. Ricketts has backed a measure that would lower the percentage […]

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Mother wants answers from Omaha police

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Omaha police raided a large underage drinking party last weekend in Millard and issued approximately 70 citations for minor in possession of alcohol. Angie Janke’s 17 year old son was one of the teens attending the party. She is not defending his actions and fully supports the consequences he faces at school for breaking the […]

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Wildfires spread through several parts of Nebraska

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A warning by the National Weather Service about fire danger in Nebraska was borne out almost immediately after it was issued. High winds and low humidity get the blame for a number of grass fires Thursday in south-central Nebraska as well as a few in northeast Nebraska and even one reported just outside the Omaha […]

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U.S. Senate hearing on Waters of US rule coming to Nebraska (AUDIO)

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Nebraskans get a chance to voice their concerns about a proposed expansion of the Clean Water Act during a United States Senate hearing on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. United States Senator Deb Fischer will chair a hearing of the Environmental and Public Works Committee on UNL’s East Campus tomorrow morning in which Nebraskans are […]

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Sen. Howard released from hospital after collapsing at Capitol

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A state senator who collapsed in her office Thursday afternoon has been released from a Lincoln hospital and has returned to her home in Omaha. Sen. Sara Howard apparently suffered a seizure. She was conscious when paramedics arrived at the Capitol. Howard was taken to Bryan West hospital in Lincoln and released after tests disclosed […]

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Motorcycle rally to benefit child abuse victims

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Spring arrives next week and motorcycle lovers in Nebraska are revving their engines to get on the open road. This weekend, Kearney is hosting one of the region’s largest motorcycle shows. Organizer Jeff Allen says the show and swap meet runs Saturday and Sunday at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds and it’s a fundraiser for the […]

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Young, male cougar killed by western Nebraska homeowner

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  A young, male mountain lion has been shot and killed in western Nebraska. Nebraska Game and Parks officials report a homeowner near Whiteclay in Sheridan County reported that he and a neighbor were working outside when they heard growling. The cat, which weighed about 40 pounds, was under the porch. The homeowner says he […]

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