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Inmate found dead in Dawson County lockup

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Authorities in Dawson County are investigating the death of a man found unresponsive in the Dawson County Jail on Saturday. Lexington Police say 52-year-old Michael Holloway of Cozad was found unresponsive in his jail cell shortly before 4 p.m. Holloway was taken to Lexington Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he was pronounced dead on […]

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Kids with “learning trouble” may actually have vision problem

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As tens of thousands of Nebraska children head back to school, a study finds one in four of them has a vision problem. Optometrist Dr. Beth Triebel says kids may not be up-front about having a problem with their sight so parents need to be watchful for warning signs. “A lot of times you’ll notice the […]

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Second suspect in Omaha church mugging arrested

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A second suspect in the mugging of a 76-year-old woman in an Omaha church has been arrested. 20-year-old Larry Leggett of Omaha is in custody after initially running from police, then surrendering. The Omaha Police Department reports Leggett ran when officers knocked on the door of his house Friday afternoon. He gave up when he […]

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Troopers seize 200+ lbs. of marijuana during separate I-80 stops

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State troopers have seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana during a number of traffic stops in central Nebraska. NSP reports the largest seizure confiscated 101.7 pounds of marijuana as well as 3.5 pounds of hashish during a stop late Thursday afternoon. According to NSP, a trooper stopped a car for speeding near the Giltner […]

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Hope Center founder dies in fiery interstate crash in South Dakota

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The founder of the Hope Center for Kids in Omaha and his wife have been killed in a fiery traffic wreck in South Dakota. The Hope Center reports Ty and Terri Schenzel died in a crash on Thursday. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, four people died in the two-car crash Thursday […]

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State unemployment rate up slightly, still lowest in nation

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The state unemployment rate edged up a tick in July. The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the unemployment rate for July was 2.7%, up one-tenth of a percent from the previous month. Nonfarm employment in July dropped to just below one million. The sectors of education and health, leisure and hospitality, and other services have […]

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Economic woes caused by tight beef supplies

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There hasn’t been a bargain at the beef counter for a long, long time. Many Nebraskans rely on the beef market for their income and when supplies are tight connected businesses suffer. Just last week Tyson Foods closed their processing plant in Denison, Iowa because there just wasn’t enough cattle available to keep them running […]

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Unwelcome guests – Bats are on the move

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Bats are on the move and appear to be plentiful. That can be a serious problem to humans because they carry rabies. Nebraska Humane Society’s Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says they’ve received hundreds of calls in the last few weeks of bats found inside homes. Langan says it happens every year around […]

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Reptile lab in Lincoln to get a new resident via Iowa

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A northwest Iowa boy’s pet alligator will soon make a trip across the Missouri River to Nebraska — secured in a cage. The two-and-a-half foot long alligator known as Allie was purchased by the unidentified Sioux City 16-year-old from a website. He says he didn’t know it was illegal to keep such a critter as […]

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More than 20 people die on Nebraska roads during July

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According to a report released by the Nebraska Department of Roads, 23 people were killed in traffic crashes on state roads in July. Of the 23 victims, 13 were not wearing their seatbelts. Officials also say two fatalities occurred on the interstate, 13 happened on non-interstate highways, and eight took place on local roads. Eleven […]

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UNL extension offers workshops on boosting soil quality and production

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Two workshops for Nebraska growers are planned next week that will focus on improving soil quality and the better management of production. UNL extension educator Keith Glewen says farmers are invited to the Research and Development Center near Mead next Wednesday (August 26th) to get a good look at what’s going on with their dirt. […]

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ACLU calls for federal probe into state efforts to obtain lethal injection drugs

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ACLU of Nebraska officials have written the federal prosecutor requesting her to investigate the state’s effort to obtain lethal injection drugs. Nebraska ACLU Legal Director Amy Miller claims documents obtained through an open records request indicate federal authorities informed state officials federal law prohibits the importing of the drugs. Miller contradicts Gov. Pete Ricketts’ assertion […]

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Miss Nebraska preparing for Miss America competition

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The next few weeks will be very busy for Creighton University student Alyssa Howell. She will be leaving next week for Atlantic City to compete as Miss Nebraska in the Miss America competition. Before that she will take part in a benefit Sunday at Champions Run Golf Course in Omaha to raise money for the […]

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Teenage Colorado driver charged with hit and run at construction site

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A teenage driver from Colorado has been arrested, accused of hitting two workers in a construction zone on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol Troop D-North Platte reports the two workers have been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. According to NSP, troopers responded to reports of a hit and run accident involving […]

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Judgment filed against man never charged in disappearance of Peru State student

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A federal court has filed a judgment against Joshua Keadle in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Peru State College student who has not been seen since 2010. The court filed a default judgment against Keadle, who is serving a prison sentence on an unrelated 2008 rape case. The family of […]

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