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VA’s Power of 1 program aimed at suicide prevention

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The U-S Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a new campaign offering support to veterans in need. It is called “The Power of 1″ and it emphasizes the effect that just one person, one conversation or one act can have on the life of a veteran or service member. Dr. Caitlin Thompson is the Deputy […] Read More »

Today’s 9/11 but tomorrow’s the National Anthem’s 200th birthday

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Nebraskans are getting ready to take part in the nationwide celebration of the song most-identified with America. While flags across Nebraska are at half-staff on this Patriot Day to remember the terrorist attacks 13 years ago, tomorrow marks the bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It was 200 years ago when Francis Scott Key wrote the […] Read More »

Today’s 9/11 but tomorrow’s the National Anthem’s 200th birthday

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Nebraskans are getting ready to take part in the nationwide celebration of the song most-identified with America. While flags across Nebraska are at half-staff on this Patriot Day to remember the terrorist attacks 13 years ago, tomorrow marks the bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It was 200 years ago when Francis Scott Key wrote the […] Read More »

Hassebrook says Lt. Gov. mess should be factor in governor race (AUDIO)

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Democrat Chuck Hassebrook asserts the resignation of Lavon Heidemann as lieutenant governor and as Republican Pete Ricketts’ running mate should weigh on voters’ minds when they go to the polls in November. Heidemann resigned from office and withdrew from the Republican gubernatorial campaign after his sister received a protection order against him following a family […] Read More »

Almanac: Winter of 2015 will be bitter cold, snowy

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Nebraskans could be in for a rough winter. The 2015 Old Farmers Almanac is out with its recipes, charts for ocean tides and, of course, predictions about the weather. Bob Farmer, one of the contributors to the annual publication, says there’s a particularly challenging winter ahead for the Midwest. “For winter 2015, the prediction is […] Read More »

Sec. of State Gale: Ricketts-Heidemann out, Ricketts-Foley in

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Secretary of State John Gale has accepted Pete Ricketts’ request to drop Lavon Heidemann’s name from the Republican gubernatorial ticket and replace it with Mike Foley. Ricketts replaced Heidemann with Foley after Heidemann resigned as lieutenant governor and withdrew as the lieutenant governor nominee. Heidemann made the decision after his sister received a protection order […] Read More »

Adults fail in vaccination boosters

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Many Nebraska parents made sure their child’s vaccinations were up-to-date before the school year started but may not realize they may need a few too. Dr. David Kim is the associate director at the Immunization Services Division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and he says adults need booster shots to reduce the […] Read More »

When deadly force is justified

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Since August 26th there have been three cases where homeowners in Omaha either shot an intruder or held them at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived. This leads to the question of homeowner rights and when can deadly force be used. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says Nebraska law states deadly force can be used if […] Read More »

Possible tornado rips up farms in SE Nebraska

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A team from the National Weather Service is examining storm damage in southeast Nebraska’s Otoe County, trying to determine if it was caused by a tornado on Tuesday afternoon. Otoe County emergency management coordinator Gregg Goebel says the severe weather started at about 4:30 P-M and some damage was done south of Nebraska City, near […] Read More »

Flames gut SE Nebraska business, man escapes with shirt ablaze

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The owner of a business in southeast Nebraska barely escaped from a fire last  night with his life — and his shirt on fire. Beatrice Rural Fire Chief Jim Engel says Shawn Vanlaningham was painting a vehicle at Van’s Waterproofing Company when a paint spraying machine caught fire. “He tried to get as much equipment […] Read More »

Resignation of Lt. Gov. Heidemann shakes up state politics (AUDIO)

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State government and state politics have been shaken up as Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann steps down. Gov. Dave Heineman says he put no pressure on Heidemann to resign after his sister received a protection order against him. “I did not ask for his resignation,” Heineman tells reporters. “Again, I want to be very clear, Lavon […] Read More »

Farmers see fallout from financial collapse of Pierce Elevator

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It appears several dozen Nebraska farmers, perhaps as many as 200, will be left holding the bag as nearly $2-million was not paid by the failed Pierce Elevator when it closed earlier this year. The Nebraska Public Service Commission denied the claims. John Fecht, who heads the PSC’s Grain Division, says those who were denied […] Read More »

Ricketts chooses Foley to replace Heidemann on ticket (AUDIO)

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Republican candidate for governor Pete Ricketts has chosen a veteran of state government as his new running mate. Ricketts chose State Auditor Mike Foley to replace Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann, who withdrew from the ticket. “Last night, I received a call from Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann, informing me that he was going to be resigning […] Read More »

Severe storms a possibility for eastern Nebraska

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Round one of rain moved through eastern Nebraska just before noon today as predicted. Now get ready for round two. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says there is a stronger warm front to the south and that will have more dynamics including deep moisture and upper level support. While it is too […] Read More »

Lt. Gov. Heidemann resigns in wake of protection order (AUDIO)

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Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann has resigned a day after his sister received a protection order against him after the two argued over his father’s estate and his mother’s care. Heidemann gave an emotional statement during a news conference today with Gov. Dave Heineman at the Capitol. It has been overwhelming and humbling, all at the […] Read More »