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Virus decimates wheat in southern Panhandle

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - 1 hour 46 min ago
Larry Flohr first noticed the yellow leaves from the cab of his John Deere 8430 as he sprayed fertilizer on his recently emerged winter wheat.
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Cindy Lange-Kubick: Man behind new Native license plates 'wanted the world to right the wrongs' before he died

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, six months after Ross Smith died of pancreatic cancer, his family gathered on the north side of the Capitol and walked up the stairs and into Room 1015.
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Omaha man sentenced to prison for fatal crash last year

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 16:19
OMAHA — A 60-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to 40 to 50 years in prison for causing a crash last year that killed a motorcyclist.
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Omaha company faces lawsuit over guardrail crash deaths

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 16:00
An Omaha-based manufacturer of guardrail parts used on highways in most states, including Nebraska, is accused of producing a faulty product that can result in vehicles being skewered in high-speed crashes.
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Sasse wants more state Medicaid flexibility

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:30
Sen. Ben Sasse, who is deeply engaged in efforts to reach Republican agreement on a Senate health care bill, said Wednesday he believes states and their governors "should have a lot of power to build a Medicaid program that works"…
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State officials warn of gas pump credit card skimming after discovery in Aurora

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:00
State officials on Wednesday warned Nebraska drivers to keep an eye out while gassing up for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year after inspectors discovered a credit card skimming device at a gas station in Aurora this…
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Body, believed to be Nebraska man, found in Montana river

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 13:30
POLSON, Mont. — Law enforcement officers in northwestern Montana believe a body that was recovered from the Flathead River is that of a 23-year-old Nebraska man who went missing last month.
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Nebraska officials trying to pay long-delayed child support

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:50
Nebraska state officials are trying to contact more than 430 parents who are owed child support after discovering the Department of Health and Human Services didn't send payments in a timely manner.
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State Auditor Janssen to seek re-election in 2018

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:14
Nebraska State Auditor Charlie Janssen says he plans to seek re-election in 2018.
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State Patrol plans extra Fourth of July enforcement

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:00
The Nebraska State Patrol will work extra hours over the July Fourth holiday.
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Ex-director who stole from nonprofit gets jail, probation

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 08:37
AUBURN — A southeast Nebraska judge has sentenced a former director of a nonprofit organization to jail and probation for stealing from the organization.
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Ag secretary hawking Nebraska beef in China

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 07:55
Nebraska's agriculture secretary will be barbecuing in China this week.
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Amber Alert canceled for Kansas children

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 05:47
The Amber Alert issued for two Kansas children has been canceled.
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Woman gets 5-7 years for crash death while driving drunk

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 05:03
OMAHA — A 19-year-old woman has been imprisoned for causing a fatal crash while driving drunk last November in Douglas County.
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It's been a long, hard six months with HHS Medicaid managed care

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 05:00
It's been a miserable six months for a bunch of nonprofits providing care for the state's Medicaid clients.
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Morrill Hall offers free admission Thursdays in July

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 00:57
Morrill Hall visitors can mingle with the mammoths and pose with the plesiosaur for free Thursday nights in July.
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FBI: Montana man is bank robber dubbed 'AK-47 bandit' who hit Nebraska bank in 2014

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:15
A Montana man accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper is a bank robber the FBI dubbed "the AK-47 bandit," suspected of holding up at least six banks in five states, including one in Nebraska City, federal authorities said…
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Town fights to keep judge, spurs debate about judicial resources statewide

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:00
A northeast Nebraska community will get to keep its county court judgeship for now, but the fight to do it showed a growing tug-of-war brewing over whether judicial resources should go to the state’s urban or rural areas.
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Officials reject petition over Grand Island post office

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:11
GRAND ISLAND — Federal officials have dismissed a petition seeking review of a decision to close the downtown Grand Island post office.
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