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4 hrs ago | KOLN-TV Lincoln

Volunteers Help Make Nebraska State Fair a Reality

Many Nebraskans go to the state fair to have a good time and enjoy ourselves, but who helps make the fair possible? More than 750 volunteers help make the state fair run smoothly and Friday morning at the opening ceremony a tribute was unveiled in the volunteers' honor.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

5 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Nebraska court gives phone carrier second chance

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday gave a national cellphone carrier a second chance to qualify as a provider of government-subsidized phone service for low-income residents.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Cellphones

8 hrs ago | Switched

Nebraska GOP Rep. Worries 'Nice House' Comment Will Impact Re-Election Bid

Rep. Lee Terry expressed concern in an interview published Thursday about how insensitive comments he made during the 2013 government shutdown would affect his re-election bid.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lee Terry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Nebraska Government, John Boehner

9 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Nebraska beef industry going strong

THE NEBRASKA BEEF INDUSTRY IS STILL GOING STRONG, DESPITE A CATTLE SHORTAGE CLOSING PACKING KETV NEWS NEWSWATCH SEVEN'S ANDREW OZAKI REPORTS ON A NEBRASKA..

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13 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Matt's Friday Morning Forecast

There are some eye-popping high temperatures--and heat index values--this weekend.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Hailstorm

17 hrs ago | KOLN-TV Lincoln

Group Will Push for Horse-Racing Ballot Measure

Business and agricultural groups are joining forces to campaign for a Nebraska ballot measure that would allow electronic betting on previously run horse races.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

KETV-TV

State vs. City Liquor License Regulation

POLITICS AND LIQUOR MAKE FOR A SOUR MIX IN OUR NEXT SHUTS DOWN THE OLD MARKET RESTAURANT "MARIA SANGRIA."

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KTIV-TV Sioux City

Farmer will host two music icons for benefit concert in northeast Nebraska

Just over a month from now, music legends Willie Nelson and Neil Young will come to northeast Nebraska to help aid the fight against the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Project.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

WOWT-TV Omaha

Evictee Determined Cats Don't Go Too

A woman evicted last week was apparently determined her cats weren't going to be taken away too, according to an Omaha Police report.

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ABC News

6,500 Tickets Sold for Pipeline Opposition Concert

Organizers say nearly all the $50 tickets for a Willie Nelson and Neil Young concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have been sold.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Wayne voters will decide on financing plan for public pool on November ballot.

A community improvement project in a northeast Nebraska town is now in the hands of the voters.

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KOLN-TV Lincoln

Phone Outage Fixed for NSP Main Business Number

A phone outage caused by a cut cable has been fixed and phone service to the Nebraska State Patrol main business number 471-4545 and the Nebraska State Patrol non-emergency Highway Helpline 1-800-525-5555 has been restored.

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KOLN-TV Lincoln

Volunteer Fire Departments Need Youth Infusion

Small communities including Osceola and Bradshaw depend on volunteer fire departments in times of emergency.

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Related Topix: Fire

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KOLN-TV Lincoln

Nebraska State Fair Goers Encouraged to Visit Unclaimed Property Booth

Visitors to the 2014 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island are invited to stop by the Nebraska State Treasurer's booth in the Exhibition Building to search for unclaimed property and to ask for help in filing claims, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.

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Related Topix: McCook, NE, Ashland, NE, Fremont, NE

KHGI

Gov. Heineman completes ice bucket challenge

Heineman completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday with help from his wife, first lady Sally Ganem.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Terry Branstad

Townhall

ACLU: Nebraska cops - grossly misuse' Tasers | Deena Winter | 35

The ACLU of Nebraska says saying law enforcement agencies in the state have "grossly misused" Tasers several times, jolting an elderly, disabled Omaha man with dementia, a drunk man who was "staring down" a cop from a Grand Island hospital bed and a combative 10-year-old Kearney student.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Nebraskan sentenced for not paying withholding

Federal prosecutors say Randall Thompson must serve three years of supervised release after he leaves custody and pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $95,500.

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KETV-TV

Bill's 6pm Forecast

CLASSES AT GRACE UNIVERSITY START TOMORROW. WEATHER CONDITIONS AT 9:00 THIS EVENING, MOSTLY CLEAR AND 80 LIVE SUPER DOPPLER 7 RADAR, QUIET RIGHT NOW IN THE VIEWING GOES BACK 1Ao2 HOURS TO SHOW THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN COLORADO AND WYOMINGTHAT STUFF WILL MOSTLY STAY TO THE WEST OVERNIGHT THIS IS A LIVE VIEW FROM OUR SKYCAM NETWORK IN THE ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KETV-TV

OPD: Driver arrested after hit-and-run crash

Omaha Police blocked off 52nd Street, one block north and south of Emmet, for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon as they investigated a hit-and-run crash.

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KOLN-TV Lincoln

Michael Petersen Gets Additional Life Sentence for Killing Attorney

A Nebraska man who's already serving a life sentence for shooting his ex-wife to death was handed down an additional life sentence for killing Grand Island Lawyer Todd Elsbernd.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

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