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Sales of Nebraska’s sesquicentennial license plate off to slow start

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The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is seeing little interest in a new license plate commemorating the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood. Rhonda Lahm, DMV director, says since sales began in October, roughly 230 have been ordered. “We didn’t know exactly what to expect,” Lahm says. “It’s a unique plate and, obviously, it’s a unique […]

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Kennedy a fit for Royals’ 2-year plan

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If Ian Kennedy opts out after helping the Royals get to October in 2016 and '17, the club will wish him well in his next round of free agency.

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OSHA faults Nebraska company in fatal roofing death

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Federal safety inspectors have determined a Nebraska company failed to provide required fall protection which led to the death of a newly hired employee. 39-year-old Jason Oenbring of Tecumseh fell 21 feet to his death while installing metal roofting sheets on a commercial building in Raymond for Custom Contracting of Lincoln in October. Oenbring had […]

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Suspect in Omaha double homicide returned to Nebraska

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A man suspected in the deaths of two people in Omaha and the wounding of another has been returned to Nebraska from Arizona. U.S. Marshals arrested 53-year-old Michael Nolt in Mesa, Arizona without incident in October. Nolt fought extradition to Nebraska. He has been booked in the Douglas County jail. Nolt is a suspect in […]

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Omaha man sentenced to nearly five years for bank robbery

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An Omaha man has been sentenced to four years and ten months in prison for bank robbery. 63-year-old Robert Davis pleaded guilty in September to robbing the American National Bank on October 17th of last year. Upon release from federal prison, Davis will have to serve three years of supervised release. He also must pay […]

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No sense doubting Moore, Royals’ approach

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It really doesn't matter what others may think. The Royals are happy with what they are. They did, after all, take the World Series to seven games before losing to the Giants two years ago, and this past October it only took them five games to knock of...

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Residents of central Nebraska town under boil order

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Residents of Sargent in central Nebraska are under a boil order after E. coli bacteria and Coliform have been found in their drinking water. The boil order comes after a previous order was lifted in late October. Health officials say a water sample taken from a location in September tested positive for E. coli. A […]

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Royals do not tender contract to Holland

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As expected, the Royals did not tender a contract to Greg Holland, who had Tommy John surgery in early October and will miss the 2016 season.

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Nebraska unemployment stays steady, under 3%

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate remains under three percent. The state Department of Labor reports the preliminary unemployment rate for October held steady at 2.9%, the same as in September. The rate has fallen slightly from the October 2014 rate of 3.1%. Nonfarm employment topped one million, up more than 12,000 compare to a year ago. The […]

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Drunk driver is sentenced to jail time after fatal crash

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An Elm Creek man convicted of vehicular homicide and drunken driving for a crash that killed his friend was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court to six months in jail and five years probation. Forty-four-year-old Larry Gydesen was convicted of driving under the influence on the night of October 12, 2014 when his SUV […]

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Teacher accused of video-taping girls locker room faces more charges

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A former central Nebraska agriculture instructor accused of video-taping in the girls’ locker room at school faces additional charges. Twenty-four-year-old Anthony Rahe taught at the Loup City High School. Police arrested Rahe in early October after a student discovered a hidden video camera in the girls’ locker room the previous day. Rahe now faces 15 […]

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Nebraska hunters wrap up successful elk season

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Nebraska hunters had a successful bull elk season. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports Nebraska had its second-highest bull elk harvest ever this year with 102 bulls taken. That’s topped only by the 2012 hunt in which hunters bagged 105. The early elk season closed October 25th. Hunters also took 32 cows and six […]

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October’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index tumbles

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The Mid-America Business Conditions report for the month of October indicates slower economic growth and some states in the nine state region falling into negative territory. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, “Everybody says things are ‘hunky dory’. I don’t think things are ‘hunky dory’. The overall index falls to 41.9 and that is from 47.7. […]

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Cross Country Team Competes At State

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On Saturday, October 31, the NCHS Cross Country Team traveled to Lawrence to compete in the Class 3A State Cross Country Championships. Senior Ryan Thrailkill was able to earn 19th individual honors, and the Girls team captured 6th place overall. Congr...

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