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13 min ago | 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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1 hr ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

The Hastings Tribune

Faces of Tribland: Beth Janning

Growing up on a farm, Beth Janning always knew she loved animals. The family had dairy cattle and hogs in addition to growing row crops.

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

ThinkProgress

Why Nebraska's 'Top Climate Denier' Congressman Could Lose His Seat In November

Seeking his ninth term in office, the Republican congressman deemed Nebraska's " top climate denier " by the state's most prominent progressive grassroots organization seems to be getting a run for his money from a veteran state senator.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lee Terry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nebraska Government, Liberal Political News

AmmoLand

Enjoy Living History at State Park Areas in Nebraska

Living history demonstrations by re-enactors are scheduled Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park and Indian Cave State Park.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

Agri Marketing

Cargill Pledges $1 Million To The New "Raising Nebraska" Program

CARGILL PLEDGES $1 MILLION TO THE NEW "RAISING NEBRASKA" PROGRAM Aug. 26, 2014 Source: Cargill news release 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

WBNS

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

It's probably the coldest activity ever to sweep the country, but that's certainly what has happened with the ice bucket challenge to benefit ALS research.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Medicine, Als, Health, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Opinion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Headstones mark Nebraska graves of Civil War vets

The Norfolk Daily News says about 50 people gathered Sunday on a quiet hill at Best Cemetery west of Norfolk.

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Custer County Chief

Rural Nebraskans' Optimism Up This Year

Fifty percent of poll respondents said they were better off this year than five years ago, up from 42 percent last year.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Norwalk Citizen News

Program to help ex-Nebraska wards into adulthood

It's called Bridge to Independence, and on Oct. 20 it's expected to begin helping former foster children who have aged out of state custody at 19. State legislation passed in 2013 and 2014 authorized the program, but funding approval by the federal government was necessary before it could begin.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Custer County Chief

Bruning confident state can restore death penalty

Nebraska's attorney general said the state's corrections department has been too busy dealing with myriad problems to focus on resolving drug shortages that have halted executions in the state, which hasn't carried out the death penalty in 17 years.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Bruning, NE, Prison

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Taxes will be the topic at a special meeting Monday night in Pilger, Nebraska.

Taxes will be the topic at a special meeting Monday night in Pilger, Nebraska. After a night of fun thanks to Bret Michaels Sunday night, residents in Pilger get back to the business of recovery.

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Related Topix: Pilger, NE, Stanton County, NE, Jefferson County, NE

KETV-TV

Kyle's Monday AM Forecast

MATT HAS THE MORNING OFF... KYLE IS HERE WITH YOUR FORECAST... JUST A FEW THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING...BUT THOSE ARE MISSING WELL OFF TO THE SOUTH...ACROSS NORTHWEST MISSOURI.

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