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Zebra mussels discovered in Lewis and Clark Lake (AUDIO)

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A discovery in a lake that straddles the Nebraska-South Dakota state line alarms Nebraska officials. Zebra mussels have been found in Lewis and Clark Lake; first on the South Dakota side, then on the Nebraska side. State Fisheries Division Assistant Administrator Dave Tunnik says the invasive species could cause problems as the mussels multiply, attach […]

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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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Weekend plane crash injures two

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The weekend crash of a single-engine private plane in a Cedar County, Nebraska, farm field leaves a father and son from South Dakota injured.  The Federal Aviation Administration is handling the case.  Fifty-six-year-old Ronald Feimer and his 16-year-old son, Alan, were taken to a Yankton hospital for treatment.  Investigators say the father was flying the Cessna 172-G […]

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Nebraska man missing in Badlands, search called off

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Officials have suspended the search for a 39-year-old Nebraska man who was last seen in South Dakota.   Reports say Joshua Jacobsen, of Laurel, entered Badlands National Park on July 12th.  His vehicle was then discovered in a campground there five days later, but he was nowhere to be found.   Crews have been searching for […]

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8th Circuit holds off, will wait for Supreme Court same-sex ruling

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The 8th United States Circuit Court of Appeals is deferring to the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of same-sex marriage. Nebraska had been scheduled to defend its definition of marriage, which prohibits same-sex marriage on May 12th during a hearing in Omaha. Missouri, South Dakota, and Arkansas, all with similar marriage definitions, are also […]

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“Bigs” mentoring program wins national contest and a $25,000 grant

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The Siouxland chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, which provides mentors to kids in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, has won a national competition and a large cash grant. The agency’s executive director, Rocky Welker, says he’s thrilled they did so well in the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope contest, to which hundreds […]

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Push to repeal motorcycle helmet law comes as 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally approaches

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Supporters of an effort to repeal the state mandatory motorcycle helmet law claim Nebraska loses millions of tourism dollars, because of its helmet law. They say the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota makes this the perfect year to repeal the law. Opponents counter the money reaped cannot replace the […]

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