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Winter Weather Keeps Troopers Busy

Winter Weather Keeps Troopers Busy

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

OMAHA--  Nebraska State Patrol troopers are revealing the results of their winter storm response.  Patrol officials announced yesterday that they responded to 68 crashes between Friday afternoon and Sunday.  In addition, troopers helped 166 motorists and assisted agencies in 41 other incidents. ...

New Miss Nebraska USA Crowned

New Miss Nebraska USA Crowned

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

OMAHA--  A new Miss Nebraska USA is crowned.  Megan Swanson, the Millard title holder, was crowned Miss Nebraska USA 2020 on Sunday night at the Rose Theater in Omaha.  She is the sister of Allie Swanson, who currently serves as Miss Nebraska.  Megan will compete for the Miss USA title in the spring.

Northeast welcomes Barrett as new president

Northeast welcomes Barrett as new president

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January 14, 2020

NORFOLK – January not only begins a new semester and a new decade at Northeast Community College, it is also the start of a new era in leadership for the two-year college. Dr. Leah Barrett assumed the office of president recently, becoming the ninth CEO of Northeast and its predecessor institutions. ...

Northeast Community College receives scholarship funds from Nebraska golf event

Northeast Community College receives scholarship funds from Nebraska golf event

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November 19, 2019

NORFOLK, NE – A day on the golf course will pay dividends for students at Northeast Community College. A check for $16,500 has been presented to the College to be used to assist students with scholarships. Arlan Kuehn, Northeast board of governor’s vice chairperson, accepted a check for $16,650 f...

Stranded Dog Rescued

Stranded Dog Rescued

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

OMAHA-  A dog is safe after being rescued from Flanagan Lake in northwest Omaha.  Two people were walking with their dog yesterday when the dog ran towards some ducks on the water.  The dog named Lola became stranded on ice, and the owners tried to rescue the dog.  Two Omaha firefighters in wet suits...

Mumps Cases On The Rise

Mumps Cases On The Rise

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

LINCOLN-  The number of mumps cases is on the rise in Lancaster County.  The Lancaster County Health Department says nine mumps cases have been reported since September.  Three of the cases have been confirmed, but officials have not said if the cases are related to an outbreak of at least 30 cases...

UNO Responds To Intimidating Note

UNO Responds To Intimidating Note

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

OMAHA-  University of Nebraska-Omaha officials are responding after an intimidating note was found near campus.  UNO student worker Joshua Garcia found a note on his car Tuesday evening that read "Illegals are not welcome."  UNO Chancellor Jeffrey Gold announced yesterday that everyone is welcome...

Creighton Economist Predicts Slowing Retail Growth

Creighton Economist Predicts Slowing Retail Growth

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

OMAHA-  An economist at Creighton University thinks retail growth will be slower this holiday season.  Doctor Ernie Goss forecasts retail sales to grow by three-to-four percent, which is down from last year's growth.  Goss says the overall economic growth rate is down and people are spending more...

Northeast volleyball crowned Region XI champions for fourth consecutive year; Sanger named MVP

Northeast volleyball crowned Region XI champions for fourth consecutive year; Sanger named MVP

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November 5, 2019

MASON CITY, Iowa – History does in fact, repeat itself.   Just ask the Northeast Community College volleyball team.   On Sunday, the Hawks (21-16) stormed back after losing the first set to North Iowa Area Community College to claim the Region XI championship in a five-set thriller (23...

Pumpkin Sets New State Record

Pumpkin Sets New State Record

Learfield Wire Services

October 15, 2019

WAHOO --  A Wahoo man is the new state record holder for the largest pumpkin.  The "Omaha World-Herald" reports that 33-year-old Brent Cernik displayed a nearly 15-hundred pound pumpkin at the Ryan Norlin Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Anamosa, Iowa, on Saturday.  Cernik's pumpkin weighed in at one-thousand-492-point-five-pounds,...

Rental Lawsuit Filed

Rental Lawsuit Filed

Learfield Wire Services

October 15, 2019

OMAHA  --  An Omaha landlord group is trying to prevent the city's new rental registrations and inspections program from taking effect.  The Metropolitan Omaha Property Owners Association filed the lawsuit against the city of Omaha last week.  The City Council approved an ordinance earlier this year...

Assisted-Living Center For Combat Veterans Could Come To Omaha

Assisted-Living Center For Combat Veterans Could Come To Omaha

Learfield Wire Services

October 15, 2019

OMAHA  --  A new assisted-living center for wounded combat veterans could be coming to Omaha.  The Omaha World Herald reports the city council unanimously approved early plans for the 40-acre military-focused Dunham House on Tuesday.  Paying for construction costs hinges on donations by the Wounded...

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