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State’s future farmers are being recruited as hometown ag ambassadors

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Nebraska FFA chapters can now compete for educational and financial resources from the Nebraska Corn Board. The Ag Champions Contest is designed for FFA chapters to submit advocacy plans to boost education in communities about issues and misconceptions about agriculture. Corn Board executive director Kelly Brunkhorst says three winners will receive grants based on the […] Read More »

Sen. Sasse pleased judge blocks immigration executive order

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse is pleased a federal judge has put a temporary halt to President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order. Sasse believes the president exceeded his authority by granting immunity to more than 4 million immigrants in the country illegally. “Obviously, the Texas district judge’s ruling is a validation of three branches of […] Read More »

Man charged in Nebraska meatpacking plant fatal shooting pleads not guilty

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A 35-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting late last year in a south-central Nebraska meatpacking plant has entered a plea of not guilty. Angelo Bol is charged with felony first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony in the December 15th shooting death of 34-year old Karel Perez-Almaguer, outside Gibbon […] Read More »

Bill would shield youth from prosecution if they seek help for alcohol poisoning

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Youth faced with a case of alcohol poisoning would be able to call for help without fear of being prosecuted under a bill advancing in the Unicameral. LB 439 would provide limited legal immunity to youth who make an emergency call when they or a friend have had too much to drink. Sen. Adam Morfeld […] Read More »

Conflicts regarding possible overturn of same sex marriage ban

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County clerks in Nebraska could see an increase in marriage license applications of the state’s ban on same sex marriage is overturned. U-S District Judge Joseph Bataillon could rule on the issue Thursday.   Some clerks have expressed concern due to their religious beliefs. Father Ryan Lewis is pastor at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in […] Read More »

More flexibility in smoking cessation drug shows success

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A study of more than 1,500 cigarette smokers who were not ready to quit smoking but were willing to cut back on cigarette consumption and combine their approach with varenicline (Chantix) increased their long-term success of quitting smoking. University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher and lung specialist Dr. Stephen Rennard co-authored the report and says […] Read More »

Alaska resident busted on drug charges after I-80 traffic stop

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An Alaska resident has been arrested for drug possession after being stopped for speeding on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 37-year-old Ian Gyori of Glennallen, Alaska has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell it. NSP says a state trooper pulled Gyori over Monday afternoon for speeding while eastbound […] Read More »

Proposal seeks to take emotion out of livestock expansion evaluations (AUDIO)

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A proposal in the legislature seeks to take the emotion out of proposals to expand livestock operations in Nebraska. The Nebraska Farm Bureau says decisions at the county level hold state agriculture back. The organization suggests cow-calf operations, hog production, dairy, and poultry could all expand in Nebraska if individual expansion proposals were greeted more […] Read More »

At least 3 Nebraska Radio Shacks to close under Chapter 11

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As more details are released about Radio Shack’s plans to emerge from bankruptcy, at least three stores in Nebraska will be closed, though most of the rest will remain open in some form. John Linenberger owns J & L Electronics in Beatrice — a Radio Shack store. Linenberger says being a dealer-franchise means he’ll likely […] Read More »

Sec. of State Gale favors voter photo ID and winner-take-all Electoral College

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Secretary of State John Gale backs legislation working its way through the Unicameral to require Nebraska voters to display photo identification to cast a ballot and to end the state practice of proportional distribution of its Electoral College votes. Gale says other states have had success implementing the photo identification requirement. “The states that have […] Read More »

UNMC – Nebraska Medicine’s $4.2B impact on Nebraska’s economy

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine have a combined $4.2-billion annual impact on Nebraska’s economy. University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey God says they recently hired a national consulting firm, Tripp Umbach to conduct a study on how both entities benefit the state’s economy. Dr. Gold says, “Our work impacts […] Read More »

Sen. Sasse calls southern border a “crisis of government” (AUDIO)

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse says he has returned from a trip to the southern border convinced Congress must act. Sasse has heard the stories told by Texas authorities and ranchers on counties that run along the southern border between the United States and Mexico. Desperate immigrants attempting to cross the border illegally often make […] Read More »

Fugitive accused of hitting mother with car – twice

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The search for a man considered armed and dangerous continues in the Omaha metro area Monday morning. Police officers from Omaha and Bellevue police along with Omaha’s swat team stormed an apartment this morning near 26th and Cuming Street.   This is in connection to an event Saturday when police located 32 year old Anthony Flud […] Read More »

Ward Labs in Kearney: 4.4-million soil samples and still going

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An agricultural soil testing firm in Kearney is marking the completion of a major expansion project. Ward Laboratories has cut the ribbon on a 16,000 square foot addition. Company founder and president Ray Ward says the expanded facility will help the company provide more efficient soil testing results for ag producers. Ward says, “That’s our […] Read More »

Hiring Our Heroes job fair Wednesday in Bellevue

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The Nebraska Department of Labor is partnering with the U-S Chamber of Commerce, the Nebraska National Guard and other sponsors in hosting a Hiring Our Heroes job fair in Bellevue on Wednesday, February 18th. Seth Fager is an employment and training administrator with the Nebraska Department of Labor and says all veterans, transitioning service members and their […] Read More »