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Turkey prices may be 15% higher due to bird flu

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Thanksgiving is just under two weeks away and Nebraskans will likely be paying a little more for the centerpiece of the feast, according to poultry science expert Ron Kean. “Turkey prices will be up slightly this year,” Kean says. “We’re still suffering some effects from the avian influenza outbreak. Probably, prices will be up 10 […]

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“Forbidden Planet” next Omaha Classic Movie Event

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Fans of the silver screen and science fiction won’t want to miss the 37th Tribute to Classic Films event in Omaha later this month. Film Historian Bruce Crawford says the featured film is the 1956 Forbidden Planet starring Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis. Crawford says this is the greatest science fiction movie ever […]

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UNO Political Science prof: Trump getting reality lesson in politics

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A University of Nebraska-Omaha political science professor says Republican Donald Trump is getting a lesson in presidential politics. During a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa, Troup dismissed fellow-Republican John McCain’s war record, declaring that the United States Senator from Arizona wasn’t a war hero because he served as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, adding, […]

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Hastings teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

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A Hastings High School teacher is in custody following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department confirms that 38-year-old Johnathan Shafer was arrested late Thursday. Shafer was arrested on sexual assault charges. He was listed as a science teacher at Hastings High. Superintendent Craig Kautz said Thursday that the […]

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UNMC medical science donors memorial

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Medical, physician assistant and physical therapy students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will host a memorial service on Friday for those who’ve donated their bodies to science.  Dr. Kim Latacha, assistant professor of Genetic Cell Biology and Anatomy at UNMC says, “It is absolutely vital to their medical educations. Having the donors there […]

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Richard graduates

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Air Force Airman Kyle J. Richard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.  Richard completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.  Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree ...

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