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Police in Kearney say 1 man killed, 1 injured in shooting

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man has died and another man was injured in a shooting in central Kearney. Police say the shooting was repo... continue reading
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Gov. Ricketts Announces New Directed Health Measure

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued a new Directed ... continue reading
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Colorado to 'aggressively assert' water rights with Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Colorado has warned it will “protect and aggressively assert” its water rights after Nebraska Gov. Pete Rick... continue reading
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Third woman sues Lincoln police for sex discrimination

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln Police Department is facing another sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by a female officer. Department spok... continue reading
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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be v... continue reading
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State AG may sue to block planned mask mandate in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials want to impose a new mask mandate in Omaha to slow the spread of COVID-19 as surging virus cases continue... continue reading
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Pansing Brooks reports nearly $210K in campaign donations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks says she has raised nearly $210,000 in her campaign for the state’s 1st C... continue reading
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Ricketts: Limit state spending, but OK to use pandemic cash

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts will unveil a state budget proposal much like the other frugal spending plans he has introduced over ... continue reading
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One in Custody Following Pursuit with Stolen Vehicle

DECEMBER 30, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — One person is in custody following a pursuit in southwest Nebraska Wednesday afternoon. At ap... continue reading
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NSP Issues Statement on EAS Activation

  Special Statement from the Nebraska State Patrol  Last night at approximately 11:00 p.m. CT/10:00 p.m. MT, the Nebraska State Patrol ... continue reading

Lawyer: Prosecution of Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry 'political'

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An attorney for Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry is arguing that the congressman’s prosecution on charges of making fa... continue reading
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Troopers Find Several Controlled Substances in Multiple Traffic Stops

DECEMBER 9, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers have arrested three people after locating numerous controlled substance... continue reading
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Community Hospital Joins Lawsuit to Lift CMS Mandate Requiring Employees be Vaccinated

McCook, Neb.—Community Hospital, along with nine other Nebraska hospitals and hospitals from nine other states, drafted, signed and filed a d... continue reading
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Nebraska's 1.9% unemployment rate the lowest on record in US

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s unemployment rate fell to a mere 1.9% last month, which was the lowest any state has reached since U.S. d... continue reading
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McCook YMCA Cycling Class Donates to Anderson Center for Radiation Oncology

McCook, Neb.— Every Saturday morning in October from 9 to 9:45 a.m. the McCook YMCA hosted a “Pink rYde” class. The indoor cyclin... continue reading
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New state casino rules to require $1 million license fee

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — To operate a casino at a Nebraska horse racetrack companies will have to pay $1 million for a 20-year license. The Nebra... continue reading
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102 died at Native American boarding school in Nebraska

GENOA, Neb. (AP) — Researchers say they have uncovered the names of 102 Native American students who died at a federally operated boarding sc... continue reading
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3 snow leopards with COVID-19 die at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska of complications from COVID-19. The zoo ma... continue reading
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Ricketts orders agencies not to follow vaccine mandates

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has ordered state agencies under his direct control not to follow any federal coronavirus vacc... continue reading
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19 states sue Biden administration over COVID vaccine rule

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Nineteen states are now suing to block President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors. One suit ... continue reading
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Nebraska unemployment rate of 2% is lowest on record

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s latest unemployment rate of 2% was the nation’s lowest and the lowest on record for the state. Th... continue reading
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Ex-State Fair finance head gets jail, probation for theft

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The former finance director of the Nebraska State Fair has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and 15 years' probatio... continue reading
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Fire at Nebraska prison sends 1 person to hospital

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a fire in a housing unit at the Lincoln Correctional Center has sent one person to the hospital. Lincoln... continue reading
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Lincoln Man Arrested Following I-80 Pursuit

OCTOBER 22, 2021 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers, with the assistance of York County Sheriff’s Deputies, have arrested ... continue reading
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Ricketts rescinds hospital restrictions as capacity improves

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced an end to restrictions that have kept hospitals from being overwhelmed with patients duri... continue reading