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American Lung Assocation report on smoking cessation ACA requirements

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When it comes to kicking the smoking habit, what works for one person may not work for another. That is one reason the Affordable Care Act requires all insurance plans to include a variety of programs and medications to those wanting to stop. James Martinez is a spokesperson for the American Lung Association and says […]

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UNK hosts conference on new uses for comic books

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Comic books are being used to help hospital patients to heal and students to become better at math and reading. It’s the topic of a two-day conference this week in south-central Nebraska. Michelle Fleig-Palmer, a professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, says the “Comics in Medicine and Teaching” conference on campus will focus […]

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Body of 45-year-old Lincoln man found in creek along UNL East Campus

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The body of a 45-year-old Lincoln man has been found in a creek on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. Assistant UNL Police Chief Charlotte Evans identifies the man as James Lawrence. Evans says the cause of death is not known at this time. An autopsy has been completed. No signs of violence were evident. […]

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Teen driver could face charges in accident that killed four

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Four people have died from a three-vehicle wreck near Valley in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports three died at the scene Sunday evening and one person died while being rushed to an Omaha hospital. Those killed in the crash were 40-year-old Amber Wood of Kennard, 49-year-old Jason Miller of Valley, 57-year-old John […]

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Nebraska businesses optimistic about next six months

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Nebraska business owners and executives tell a University of Nebraska survey they’re optimistic about the next few months. Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reports on the latest survey of business attitudes about the next six months. “Nebraska businesses have positive expectations for sales, but they continue to have […]

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One killed, one injured in one car accident in central Nebraska

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One person was killed, another seriously injured in a rollover accident near Loup City in central Nebraska late Sunday afternoon. According to the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Robert Evans of Loup City was driving northbound on North River Road northwest of Loup City at a high rate of speed when he lost control of […]

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No injuries as armed man robs southeast Nebraska bank

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No one was injured and an undisclosed amount of money was taken during an armed bank robbery in southeast Nebraska this weekend. Richardson County Sheriff Don Pounds says two people were working at the American National Bank when the robber, described as a white male in his 40’s entered the bank about 11:15am Saturday. The […]

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Sen. Sasse worried about framework for Iran nuclear deal

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United States Senator Ben Sasse is leery about the framework for a nuclear deal with Iran announced by the Obama Administration. “I think it’s really dangerous. I’ve not tried to make any headlines on this and I mean to say this humbly, but it’s really hard to figure out what the president is doing,” Sasse […]

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Rallying the troops, state’s new economic development boss takes tour

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Nebraska’s economic development director has been on the road the past few weeks, visiting community and business leaders in cities all across the state. Brenda Hicks-Sorenson says her tour of Nebraska has taken her to small towns and big metro areas. “I’ve been focusing on listening and talking to as many partners as well as […]

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Gov. Ricketts opposes increase in state gas tax

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Gov. Pete Ricketts isn’t on board with a proposed increase in the state gas tax. “Well, as I travel across the state, Nebraskans tell me we need tax relief, not tax increases,” Ricketts tells Jack and Dave in the Morning on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. Ricketts says he plans to hire a new director […]

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Lincoln man dies after car suddenly slams into concrete pillar

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A 54-year-old Lincoln man was killed in a one vehicle accident Thursday night. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says that Todd Peterson was traveling on State Fair Park Road when the accident occurred. Flood says a witness to the wreck stated the car suddenly veered off the roadway and struck a bridge support beam. […]

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Lincoln counselor accused of overbilling

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A mental health counselor from Lincoln has been charged with padding his billable hours by more than $17,500. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood tells reporters the owner of Counseling Affiliates of Nebraska began to review the work of employees and uncovered what appears to be overbilling by Jason Christensen of Hickman. Prosecutors have charged […]

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Some Panhandle winter wheat growers see losses of nearly 50%

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Nebraska’s winter wheat crop conditions have deteriorated in the past month largely due to winterkill. Crop ratings this week were at 34% good to excellent, that’s down 28% from a month ago. Royce Schaneman, executive director of the Nebraska Wheat Board, says winterkill is prevalent in areas of the state that were hit with cold […]

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