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3 hrs ago | WOWT-TV Omaha

Arbitrator Finds in Favor of Fire Union

An arbitrator has weighed-in on a long-running clash between the Omaha Firefighters' Union and the city, finding in favor of the union's position. The arbitrator has ordered the city to place at least one more fire apparatus, either a medic unit, engine company or truck company, in service for the duration of the current collective bargaining agreement.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

KETV-TV

Omaha gets $15 million federal grant for bus line

A nearly $15 million federal grant will help Omaha develop a new rapid bus service linking Westroads Mall with downtown and major employers in Midtown. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited Omaha Monday to announce the grant that will pay for half the estimated $30.6 million cost of the project.

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Related Topix: University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Nebraska Medical Center

KETV-TV

Human Rights Campaign brings continually staffed presence to Nebraska

NEW AT SIX... THE HUMAN RIGHT'S CAMPAIGN PRESENTS AN UNPRECEDENTED EFFORT TO ADVANCE EQUALITY FOR NEBRASKA'S L-G-B-T COMMUNITY. THIS MORNING THE GROUP ANNOUNCED IT WILL HAVE A CONTINUOUSLY STAFFED PRESENCE IN THE STATE.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

Paradise Post

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room. Debbie Sacra says the Nebraska Medical Center brought in a chess board, books and a Nerf basketball hoop to help entertain her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra.

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Related Topix: Games, Chess, Emory University

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Governor Urges Nebraskans to Create Emergency Pet Plans

Nebraska's governor and first lady are urging residents to create a plan for their pets when preparing for emergencies. Gov. Dave Heineman and his wife, Sally Ganem, stressed the need for planning during an appearance Monday at the Capitol with Snickers, the "first puppy."

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, US Governors, Dave Heineman

KAUZ

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

Police say they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct. Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

WOWT-TV Omaha

Special Enforcement Planned By Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Headquarters Troop-Lincoln will have an increased presence in Otoe County during special enforcement efforts planned September 20-21. Special enforcement activities will include high visibility patrols along with a vehicle check paid for in part thanks to a $3,100 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety .

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KTIV-TV Sioux City

Keystone XL operator asks for PUC re-certification

The operator of the long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has formally asked South Dakota's utility regulators to recertify the portion of the project that runs through the state. The Public Utilities Commission must recertify that the conditions for construction of that portion of the pipeline haven't changed since the permits were issued in 2010.

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KTIV-TV Sioux City

Heineman: Picking new lt. governor will take weeks

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he will appoint a new lieutenant governor even though he only has about four months left in office. Heidemann, a former state senator and University of Nebraska regent, resigned last week after a judge approved a protection order against him at his sister's request.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman

Los Angeles Times

Miss America 2015 is Kira Kazantsev, who channeled Anna Kendrick

Before taking the 2015 Miss America title, a seated Miss New York Kira Kazantsev sings Pharrell's "Happy" while tapping and flipping a red plastic cup. Before taking the 2015 Miss America title, a seated Miss New York Kira Kazantsev sings Pharrell's "Happy" while tapping and flipping a red plastic cup.

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Related Topix: Pitch Perfect, Anna Kendrick, Entertainment

Columbia Journalism Review

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal

So said Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers at a dramatic Sept. 4 hearing on a scandal that has rocked the state's Department of Corrections, spurred litigation and criminal investigations against state officials, become a political football in the governor's race, and disrupted the lives of hundreds of convicts.

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Related Topix: Prison, Nebraska Government, US Governors, Dave Heineman

KETV-TV

Cruisin' for a Cure

SMOOTH RIDING TODAY.. FOR DOZENS OF CLASSIC CARS ALONG DODGE TODAY. THE SHINY RIDES DRAW ATTENTION TO MORE THAN JUST HORSEPOWER..

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health

Agri Marketing

Activities Announced For Nat'l Farm Safety & Health Week

ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED FOR NAT'L FARM SAFETY & HEALTH WEEK Sep. 15, 2014 Source: International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health news release A secure, healthy food supply is everyone's business, and so is the safety of farmers and farm workers. The U.S.-based International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health urges consumers and everyone involved in agriculture to recognize National Farm Safety and Health Week and promote awareness of safety solutions year round.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

American Life in Poetry - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 PST

I'd guess that a number of our readers have had MRIs. One of my neighbors, a gravel hauler in rural Nebraska, told me that his test sounded as if he were on the inside of a corn sheller.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Nebraska Government

KFOR-AM Lincoln

More Cameras on I-80

The state is adding more video cameras to its system along Interstate 80 in Nebraska. The Roads Department says three will added near York and Grand Island starting the week of Sept.

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Washington Times

Woman recalls experience as health care navigator

The woman was then able to get implants in her spine that blocked much of the pain and allowed her to live a more normal life. She could walk at least to the mailbox and back.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Health Insurance, Health, Nebraska Government

The Navajo Times

Intertribal powwow set for Saturday in Omaha

The powwow will feature traditional dance, music, artistry, oral history and foods of various tribes across Nebraska and the surrounding region, including Northern Ponca, Omaha, Santee Sioux and Winnebago. Dancers in colorful regalia perform throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m. with the Gourd Dance, a tradition honoring military veterans.

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The Times Bulletin

New exhibit to open

The National Buick Car Club paid the Wassenberg Art Center a visit and held a luncheon and with a presentation by art center director, Hope Wallace. The Wassenberg Art Center had some wonderful visitors yesterday! The national tour Buick Car Club visited and had lunch with us.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Painting, Union University

KETV-TV

Police motorcycle competition provides training, excitement

At Dillon Brothers Harley-Davidson, police took their motorcycles to try and top their colleagues around the region. Blue Knights of Nebraska call it the metro police motor skill competition.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

KRVN-AM Lexington

The Secret to a Lasting Marriage Is a Wife's Happiness, Study Says

The U.S. Navy called off its search for a missing pilot on Saturday, one day after two fighter jets crashed in the Western Pacific.Crews rescued one of the pilo... -- Committee leaders in Washington are seeking answers from the Obama administration regarding the global outbreak of the Ebola virus, calling for more informatio... -- Broadway performer Pia Zaador was hospitalized Thursday after a golf cart accident.Crews transported the entertainer to the University Medical Center hospital in... The Nebraska State Patrol has seized more than 90 pounds of marijuana following a traffic stop on Interstate 80. Authorities say a trooper pulled over a speeding vehicle Th... - Researchers are backing up the old adage, "Happy wife, happy life," with a new study that says a wife's happiness is more crucial than the husband's in maintaining a lasting marriage.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Rutgers University

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