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Hazy skies due to smoke from Canadian wildfires

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Hazy skies are covering most of Nebraska. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist Josh Boustead says that is smoke from Canadian wildfires. How long it will remain depends on several factors. Boustead says, “One is how long they last. They are quite large so we don’t expect that to end anytime soon but also it […]

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More cases of jury duty scam in Nebraska

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An old scam has resurfaced in Nebraska where victims are receiving calls they missed jury duty and owe a fine. Douglas County Clerk of the District Court John Friend the victim is also told if they don’t pay the fine a warrant for their arrest will be served at their home. Friend says these scammers […]

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Alternatives to poultry shows at county fairs

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It is almost county fair time in Nebraska but something will be missing this year. Due to the avian flu outbreak there is a ban on poultry. Brad Bennett is the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension Educator for the Youth Livestock Program and says banning poultry is one way to prevent the illness from […]

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Registration deadline nears for State Games of America

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Wednesday is the final day to register for the State Games of America, which will be held in and around Lincoln and Omaha July 28th through August second. Nebraska is hosting the national event which replaces the Cornhusker State Games for this year.   Dave Mlnarik is executive director of the Cornhusker State Games and […]

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Tractor pull accident in Howard County injures five

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Five people were hurt Sunday during a tractor pull in Boelus and at least two of the victims were critically injured. Howard County Sheriff Tom Busch says a tractor and sled went through the far end of the track, colliding with multiple vehicles, event staff and participants. It happened shortly before 3 p.m. No spectators […]

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Before you get into that boat, take some time for safety (AUDIO)

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Summer is the perfect time to get out on the water in that boat. But, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants you to be safe on the water. And, the biggest boating problem is the bottle. “I would say about 70% of the accidents could probably be avoided if alcohol was not involved,” Herb […]

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Wayne State College president set to retire this week

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Tomorrow is the last day on the job for Wayne State College President Curt Frye, who’s retiring after 30 years at the school in northeast Nebraska. Frye says he’s been fortunate to work with a lot of good people over the decades. “You can’t be involved with a place, a job or an institution for […]

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AG Peterson doesn’t like it, but says state will comply with same-sex ruling

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Nebraska has dropped its appeal of a federal court ruling striking down the state ban on same-sex marriage. The action comes in wake of the United States Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples across the nation the right to marry. Attorney General Doug Peterson says the state will comply with the ruling. That doesn’t mean […]

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Possible close of Colorado coal mine could raise electric rates in Panhandle

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The potential closing of a coal mine in Colorado could raise electricity rates in Nebraska’s Panhandle. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer has joined with Colorado and Wyoming Senators in asking the Department of Interior to take steps to keep the Colowyo Mine open. The mine provides coal to the Tri-State power plant in Craig, Colorado which […]

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Petteway goes undrafted

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Ex-Husker Terran Petteway will have to find a free-agent deal after getting bypassed in Thursday’s NBA draft. Petteway was the Big Ten scoring champion as a sophomore and finished fourth this past season. In April, Petteway declared for the draft, bypassing his senior season. A major reason was his age. He will turn 23 in […]

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Dress like a “nerd” to avoid tick bites & disease exposure

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Nebraskans are spending a lot of time outdoors now which may expose them to a tiny insect that could mean big trouble. Epidemiologist Dr. Patty Quinlisk says ticks are very active during the summer months and carry several diseases — the most common is Lyme disease. Dr. Quinlisk says it’s fairly easy to prevent bites […]

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Supreme Court ruling keeps intact health subsidies for Nebraskans

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The United States Supreme Court has upheld subsidies for federal health care exchanges, such as the system in Nebraska. The court, in a 6-3 decision, rejected a claim that the subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act are limited to state exchanges. James Goddard with Nebraska Appleseed applauds the ruling. “It’s a huge victory for […]

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OSHA opens investigation into fatal construction accident

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A federal investigation has been opened into the fatal construction accident Wednesday near downtown Lincoln. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has confirmed it will investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 41-year-old Michael Snider of Sedalia, Missouri. A construction worker has been killed near downtown Lincoln after a large piece of rebar fell more […]

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Summer camp for future nurses targets Panhandle high schoolers

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A summer camp is planned next month in Scottsbluff for high school students who are considering the field of nursing. Dr. Liane Connelly, assistant dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, says the two-day camp is free to qualifying Panhandle students. “It provides an opportunity for us to reach out and recruit […]

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Construction worker dies in accident near downtown Lincoln

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A construction worker has been killed near downtown Lincoln when a large piece of rebar fell more than 100 feet and hit him on the head. The Lincoln Police Department will not release a name until his family is notified, but said he was from Missouri. According to Lincoln police, a Missouri-based construction crew was […]

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