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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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

KOLN-TV Lincoln

First Year for Nebraska NEST Program for High Schools

Eighty-one Nebraska high schools took advantage of Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars, an online financial literacy education program sponsored by the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust at no cost to schools, during the 2013-14 school year, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today at a news conference in his office in the State Capitol.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

KHGI

Report: Stun guns misused by Nebraska officers

The ACLU of Nebraska report released Tuesday says there's a lack of oversight and guidance for the weapons, which release 50,000 volts of electricity.

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Journal-Advocate

RE-1 Valley staff head back to school

STERLING - While RE-1 Valley students are likely getting in some last minute fun before they return to school Wednesday, staff headed back to class Monday for the district's annual Back-to-School inservice, held at Sterling High School After a brief meet-and-greet to catch up with fellow staff members, the inservice got underway with a welcome by ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Colorado, Colorado Government

KETV-TV

Crime Stoppers Most Wanted: Kelly Bedminster

She was allegedly driving drunk with an open can of beer and some marijuana when she slammed into a car this spring.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

KOLN-TV Lincoln

New Study Details Thousands of Nebraskan's Battling Hunger

Nebraska families are continuing to struggle with hunger. Approximately 25,400 different individuals across the state of Nebraska receive assistance each week from Food Bank for the Heartland and Food Bank of Lincoln according to data from a study released today by Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization.

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Related Topix: Lincoln, NE

KSCJ-AM Sioux City

Changes Made in Nebraska Corrections Department

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Department of Correctional Services Director Mike Kenney have announced personnel actions taken to hold accountable the agency staff members responsible for inmate sentencing miscalculations.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Brandon Sun

Willie Nelson, Neil Young to headline anti-Keystone XL oil pipeline concert in Nebraska field

Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast.

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Pam's House Blend

Minimum Wage Increase Will Be on the Ballot in Nebraska

While efforts to increase the minimum wage at the federal level have are basically dead for the moment, some real progress is being made at the state and local level.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

US Senate Candidate Weiland Enlists New Adviser

U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has enlisted a new campaign adviser. The Democrat on Monday announced that veteran political strategist Steve Jarding will serve as his senior adviser and spokesman for the remainder of the race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, South Dakota, South Dakota Government, Harvard University

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Nebraska may have to repay $2.5M in Medicaid money

Federal officials want Nebraska to repay nearly $2.5 million because they say the state mishandled some Medicaid prescription drug claims.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Medicaid, Health

Corn Nation

Report: Aaron Curry Set To Transfer To Oklahoma, Per Rivals.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Defensive Tackle Aaron Curry, who started 8 games for the Huskers last season, is reported to be transferring to the Oklahoma Sooners .

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Related Topix: Sports, University of Nebraska NCAA, NCAA Sports

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