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1 hr ago | Greenwich Citizen

Today in Nebraska for September

1855 - Army troops attacked a Brule Sioux village along Bluewater Creek in present-day Garden County, killing 86 American Indians and capturing about 70 others in the Battle of Ash Hollow.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns, Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Government, US Military, Hastings, US Army

6 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Nebraska 4-H and UnitedHealthcare Expand "Eat4-Health" Partnership,...

UnitedHealthcare and Nebraska 4-H are expanding a successful partnership called Eat4-Health that helps tackle obesity by promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles among youth and families.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Family, Kids

7 hrs ago | KFOR-AM Lincoln

Electronic Betting Issue in Nebraska Supreme Court

An attempt to invalidate a ballot measure that would allow electronic betting on old horse races is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

8 hrs ago | WOWT-TV Omaha

Police Investigate Shooting

Omaha Police are responding to a shooting near 36th and Ames. Multiple locations are being investigated.

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9 hrs ago | KHGI

Tree-Killing Beetle Moves Toward Nebraska

An invasive tree-eating bug has already killed tens of millions of trees in two dozen states, and it's getting closer and closer to Nebraska.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Entomology, Science

12 hrs ago | National Provisioner

Cargill pledges $1 million to Raising Nebraska

With a major presence in Nebraska, Cargill has become the title sponsor of Raising Nebraska , pledging $1 million dollars over five years.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Agriculture, Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln

15 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

Heineman's capabilities questioned by long time state senator

State Senator Ernie Chambers has told Governor Dave Heineman in a letter that the governor would be incapable of running the University of Nebraska system.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, City University of New York

18 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.

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Related Topix: Crime TV, Entertainment, Television, Life, Food, Fast Food, Violent Crime

22 hrs ago | Now Toronto

Maika Monroea s double whammy in It Follows and The Guest puts her in...

Maika Monroe's double whammy in It Follows and The Guest puts her in some pretty terrific company.

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Related Topix: Janet Leigh

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KHGI

Fair Goes Extra Step on Older Nebraskans Day

Whether it's heat or in this case rain, the Nebraska State Fair has taken extra steps to make sure older Nebraskans enjoy a day just for them.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

KOLN-TV Lincoln

State Fair Holds Older Nebraskan Day

The Nebraska State Fair is an exciting place to be, but for senior citizens the crowds and loud noises can be difficult to deal with.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

KHGI

Nebraska man pleads guilty in child porn case

A former hospital administrator in western Nebraska has pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge as part of a deal.

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KHGI

Horse-racing measure now in Nebraska court's hands

An attempt to invalidate a ballot measure that would allow electronic betting on old horse races is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

KLKN

Horse racing debate heard in Neb. Supreme Court

Anti-gambling group Gambling With The Good Life is opposed to the measure, arguing it cheapens the sport of horse racing, and will turn Nebraska into a casino state.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

Deadline

'Cops' Crew Member Dies After Being Shot During Robbery Standoff

NBC's Omaha affiliate WOWT is reporting that a crew member from the reality TV series Cops has died after being shot while filming for the show Tuesday night, during a standoff between police and a robbery suspect at a Wendy's fast-food restaurant.

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Related Topix: Life, Fast Food, Food

KOLN-TV Lincoln

Senate Candidates Debate at State Fair | Watch their Responses

Nebraska U.S. Senate Candidates debated at the State Fair on Monday on topics including Healthcare, Immigration Reform, Tax Reform, Country of Origin Labeling, Federal Agency Overreach, Veterans Care, Working in Washington and the Role of Agriculture.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

KGWN

$50,000 Donated to Regional West Foundation

In recognition of the importance of the availability of quality local health care to the 425 employees of 21st Century Equipment, company president and CEO Owen Palm donated $50,000 to Regional West Foundation's Campaign for Continuing Excellence.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

KETV-TV

Improvement seen on Nebraska math, reading exams

Nebraska officials are reporting a slight increase in the percentage of students who met or exceeded math and reading proficiency standards.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Wired

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

He's the sixth suspect to make this mistake in Operation Torpedo, an FBI operation that targeted three Tor-based child porn sites and that used controversial methods to unmask anonymized users.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

KFOR-AM Lincoln

ACLU Report Says Non-White Nebraskans Pulled Over More

A new report by a civil liberties group says Nebraska law enforcement officers stop and arrest a disproportionate number of non-white drivers.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Lincoln, NE

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