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Large chicken farm proposed for southeastern Nebraska

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Gage County leaders will consider a special permit next week for a proposed poultry operation that would be one of the state’s largest. The facility would be built near Blue Springs with six buildings to house more than 150,000 chickens. James Zimmerman says he’s researched modern methods used by MBA Poultry near Tecumseh where 26 […] Read More »

UNL student dies of fall while traveling in Europe

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials say a UNL senior has died from a fall while traveling in Europe. According to the university, Keaton Klein of Lincoln fell from a balcony in the Czech Republic Monday morning. U.S. Embassy officials report foul play is not suspected. Klein, a senior accounting major, was traveling Europe with about 15 […] Read More »

State plans to request disaster declaration for Pilger this week

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State officials plan to submit paperwork to Washington this week, formally requesting a presidential disaster declaration be issued to help with recovery in Pilger and other cities hit by mid-June tornadoes. Gov. Dave Heineman says the paperwork is ready for federal officials. Its submission comes on the heels of a presidential disaster declaration being issued […] Read More »

State plans to request disaster declaration for Pilger this week

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State officials plan to submit paperwork to Washington this week, formally requesting a presidential disaster declaration be issued to help with recovery in Pilger and other cities hit by mid-June tornadoes. Gov. Dave Heineman says the paperwork is ready for federal officials. Its submission comes on the heels of a presidential disaster declaration being issued […] Read More »

Congressman Fortenberry calls for action on illegal immigrant children problem

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry doesn’t think enough is being done to stop the tens-of-thousands of children from Central America crossing the U.S. border illegally. Fortenberry says first the president needs to send National Guard troops to assist agents currently patrolling the border. Second, a clear message needs to be sent to Central American countries that anyone […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns legislation would inform states of illegal immigrant children

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Sen. Mike Johanns has introduced legislation requiring the federal government to notify state officials if unaccompanied illegal immigrant children are placed in their states. Johanns says when children come into a state, the state basically become responsible for them. He says this will have an impact on social programs in the county and community where they […] Read More »

Health alert lifted for one southeast lake, imposed on another

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Just as a health alert ended for one Nebraska lake, it began for another. State authorities have issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae for Rockford Lake in southern Nebraska’s Gage County. That news comes on the heels of the state lifting a health alert for another southeastern Nebraska lake, Kirkman’s Cove in Richardson […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman presses illegal immigrant children issue (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he isn’t the only governor wanting more information from the federal government about the influx of illegal immigrant children in his state. And, Heineman continues to press the Obama Administration to provide more information, sending a letter along with the Nebraska Congressional delegation asking for specific information about the children now […] Read More »

Pesky mosquitoes are plentiful, but West Nile risk is still low

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Anyone who’s spent any time outside lately knows how annoying the mosquitoes are in Nebraska this summer. While the wet June we had made conditions right for millions of mosquitoes to breed, epidemiologist Patty Quinlisk says there is not an increased risk for catching West Nile virus. “Mosquitoes that carry West Nile and some of the […] Read More »

Nebraska Appleseed: does governor need to know where children are?

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Nebraska Appleseed questions why Gov. Dave Heineman insists the federal government disclose where 200 children who have entered the country illegally are staying in Nebraska. Becky Gould with Nebraska Appleseed says there really isn’t any need for the governor to know where they are, because they won’t be using state services. “There are some areas […] Read More »

Sir Paul McCartney & Warren Buffett in Dundee; concert tonight in Lincoln

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Folks in the Dundee area of Omaha couldn’t believe what they were seeing Sunday evening. Sir Paul McCartney and billionaire Warren Buffett met for an Italian dinner at an Omaha restaurant around 7 pm. The two were with three others and were later seen enjoying an ice cream and then took a walk around the […] Read More »

Omaha police receive more than just fireworks during amnesty day

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The Omaha Police Department held a fireworks amnesty day last Saturday at two locations in Omaha. Police are even impressed at what people surrendered. Police gathered 25 long guns, 16 hand guns, 900 pounds of ammunition and 900 pounds of fireworks. Officials say they were surprised that seven pipe bombs were turned in as well. […] Read More »

Sasse Senate campaign reports raising more than a million in quarter

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The Ben Sasse United States Senate campaign has announce it raised more than a million dollars in the first reporting period of the general election. The campaign says it raised nearly $1.2 million. The Republican has more than a million dollars cash on hand. The campaign fundraising reporting period ran from April 24th through June […] Read More »

Western Nebraska man dies of lightning strike at Rocky Mt. National Park

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A 52-year-old western Nebraska man has been struck and killed by lightning while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. A spokesman for the park says lightning struck four people near Trail Ridge Road late Saturday afternoon. All four were rushed to a hospital. 52-year-old Gregory Cardwell of Scottsbluff died of his injuries. No fatalities […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman demands information about illegal children in Nebraska

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Nebraskans are anxious to learn what Gov. Dave Heineman finds out about the approximately 200 children from Central America illegally being housed in the state. Heineman tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KFAB in Omaha that this issue came as a surprise to him. Heineman says he immediately started making calls and learned that once the […] Read More »