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Aviators flock to Beatrice airport for eclipse

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:00
BEATRICE -- Rick and Candice Bocock touched down at the Beatrice Municipal Airport Sunday evening after four hours in the skies over the Great Plains in their Piper Saratoga.
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Eve of the eclipse: Visitors from across the country stake out spots in Nebraska

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:40
On Sunday, it was still difficult for officials to get a gauge on the number of visitors who chose a Nebraska destination over other spots along the eclipse path from Oregon to South Carolina.
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Seward water unsafe to drink after town's towers run dry

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:05
As officials in Seward work to determine what caused the city's two water tower systems to run dry, residents are being warned to not consume any water flowing through the system.
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Don Walton: Awe and majesty in the sky

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:15
It's time for a little awe.
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Trial set for Florida man in deadly western Nebraska crash

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:00
OGALLALA — Trial has been set for a truck driver charged a 2016 crash in western Nebraska that killed six people.
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24 hours out, forecast for sky cover during eclipse is far from clear

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:00
There's a good chance for cloud cover across much of Nebraska during Monday's total solar eclipse, but that isn't keeping visitors away.
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Three-vehicle crash kills Nebraska school teacher

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:00
OMAHA — Officials say a middle school teacher in Omaha, Nebraska, was killed in a three-vehicle crash.
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Omaha aims to be more welcoming to young black professionals

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 23:01
OMAHA — Between black young professionals in Omaha and their counterparts of other races, there's a big difference in how they view their opportunities in the workplace.
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Man breaks Nebraska record with 55-pound flathead catfish

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 22:30
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 24-year-old Palmyra, Nebraska, man has landed a state record flathead catfish that tips the scales at 55 pounds.
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Doctor: Ragweed pollen affecting Omaha, Council Bluffs

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 22:15
OMAHA — An eastern Nebraska doctor says ragweed pollen is showing up in significant numbers in Omaha and western Iowa.
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Omaha contractors sue insurance for not paying storm damage

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 22:15
OMAHA — Two Omaha contractors are expanding a legal strategy they say forces insurance companies to pay for storm damage, but industry officials say the practice leads to exaggerated claims and may drive away insurers.
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City may donate land in Nebraska to National Park Service

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 22:00
YANKTON, S.D. — A city in southeast South Dakota is considering giving a portion of city-owned land to the National Park Service to provide additional access to the Missouri National Recreational River.
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Lincoln's 'eclipse baby' is a happy coincidence, mom says

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 22:00
Rose Esther Olp may well be Lincoln's eclipse baby.
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Omaha man found guilty of manslaughter for killing woman

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 22:00
OMAHA — A jury has found an Omaha man guilty of manslaughter and other counts in the 2015 death of a woman whose body was found in a vacant house.
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Fired cop sues N. Platte, says city didn't accommodate his PTSD after fatal shooting

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:00
A former North Platte police officer has sued the city, alleging he was wrongfully terminated after he sought disability benefits for PTSD, which he developed after taking the life of an armed man.
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Farm Bureau president optimistic about staged property tax relief

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 18:00
Steve Nelson is a key player in the emerging drama over property tax reduction and reform and he is increasingly optimistic that the Legislature will set the state on course next year toward a multi-year solution that will benefit Nebraska…
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Nebraska schools taking advantage of eclipse to teach and inspire

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 17:00
Cindy Kohout Price was a fifth-grader at Norris Public Schools in 1979 when she watched a partial eclipse from the classroom doors, peering into the pinhole box she’d made in class.
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Lincoln stargazers finding fun in the lead-up to totality

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 16:15
The DIY-ers who turn a tinkerer's eye toward the skies as members of the Prairie Astronomy Club are split on how they plan to experience Monday's eclipse.
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Saltdogs to play ball Monday, with delay planned during total solar eclipse

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 14:00
It's the ultimate minor-league baseball promotion.
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More warnings about fake eclipse glasses; SCC students told to turn their glasses in

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:35
As the countdown to Monday's total solar eclipse continues, there are more warnings about fake paper-framed protective eyewear.
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