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Nebraska state unemployment rate stays steady

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The state unemployment rate held steady at 2.9%. The Nebraska Department of Labor has announced the December unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, was 2.9%, the same as the November rate. It is down 0.2% from December of 2014. Nebraska has the second lowest unemployment rate among the states, tied with South Dakota. North Dakota ranks first, […]

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Investigation underway into bald eagle shooting

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Nebraska Game and Parks officials is investigating the apparent shooting of a bald eagle in extreme northeastern Nebraska. Game and Parks reports a citizen found the dead eagle Sunday in Cedar County, about three miles southeast of Yankton, South Dakota. It appears the eagle was shot the day it was found. Also found next to […]

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Blood supplies critically low in Nebraska, donors urgently needed

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The sole supplier of blood to more than 110 hospitals in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota is putting out an urgent plea for donors. Nicole Hanger, spokeswoman for LifeServe Blood Center, says there’s an urgent demand for blood and the only source is human volunteers. “It’s not unusual that we see donations decrease at this […]

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Husker’s Gerry anxious for bowl game

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Nebraska safety Nate Gerry is looking forward to his return to the field on December 26th when the Huskers play UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl. The junior from Sioux Falls, South Dakota was ejected from the loss to Iowa in the regular season finale after being penalized for targeting. “It was awful and I […]

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Tech support scam hits the Heartland

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The Better Business Bureau of Nebraska, Southwest Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas Great Plains is getting a lot of calls about an old scam with a new twist. President Jim Hegarty says scammers claim to be from an organization called Team Viewer that is associated with Microsoft. Hegarty says, “They detected malware coming from your […]

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Manslaughter charge dropped against unlicensed midwife

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A South Dakota midwife will not be charged with manslaughter in the death of a newborn in rural Nebraska in 2011. Sixty-eight-year-old Judy Jones of Irene, South Dakota had also been charged with practicing without a license when she helped deliver a baby in Custer County in September of 2011. The infant died shortly after […]

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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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