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Buffet Reports Most Stock Prices Reasonable

(4-24-14) Warren Buffett says most stocks are trading at reasonable prices even though the market has soared this year.  On CNBC, Buffet said he thinks stocks are generally selling in a reasonable price range.  Buffett was in New York City yesterday to dine with the winners of last year's charity auction of a lunch with the Omaha-based billionaire.

Gov. Heineman Launches "The Good Life for Veterans" Campaign

Governor Heineman is hoping to lure military veterans to Nebraska with a campaign touting good jobs for vets.  "The Good Life for Veterans" campaign seeks to attract military veterans and their families from other states.  Nebraska employers and other representatives are attending a series of military career fairs in several states, including Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado.

Nebraska to Launch Job-Seeking, Free App

The state is launching a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets which will help Nebraskans search for available jobs in the state.  The free app is an extension of the Nebraska Department of Labor's job site which matches employers with qualified candidates.  There are approximately 35,000 Nebraska jobs posted on NEworks and nearly 25,000 resumes of qualified job seekers.  

Cigarette Caused Ruined Home, Two Dog Deaths

The cause of Monday's fire in the Rolling Hills neighborhood in south Lincoln was a carelessly discarded cigarette.  Fire Inspector, Donald Gross, says the cigarette was tossed off the back deck at 5921 Rolling Hills Blvd, causing more than $300,000 in damage and killing two family dogs.

Nebraska City to Vote on New Aquatic Center

Nebraska City citizens will vote in November on a half cent sales tax to pay for a new aquatic center.  The $4 million to $5 million project features zero depth entry, water slides, shade areas and a lazy river.  The city's current pool is 44 years old and the bath house is 78 years old.  

Tea Party Members Spread Support for Sasse

A slew of tea party favorites are heading to central Nebraska this week to support Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse, less than three weeks before the May 13 primary election.  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Utah Sen. Mike Lee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be at the Buffalo Bill State Historical Park in North Platte on Friday for a rally to support Sasse, president of Midland...

Man Out on Time Served for False Threat

An Iowa man who mailed bomb threats to the FBI office in Omaha has been sentenced to time served. Thirty-year-old Matthew Fell, of Waterloo, Iowa, was sentenced on Wednesday in Lincoln by Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf. Fell had pleaded guilty to making a false threat. Fell has been behind bars for 15 months while awaiting final disposition of his case.

Ride-sharing Companies Warned of Rights in Nebraska

(4-24-14) The Public Service Commission has sent warnings to two ridesharing companies that they need the commission's permission to offer services in Nebraska. On Monday, the commission issued letters to Lyft and Uber, two San Francisco companies that use smartphone applications to link motorists and people who would pay for rides. Passengers pay through the app and can even tip...

Union Pacific Ordered $85,000 Damages to Ex-worker

Federal regulators have ordered Union Pacific to reinstate an injured Nebraska worker and pay $85,000 in damages.  The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday the railroad improperly terminated the North Platte employee after he reported an injury.

Ex-UNMC Student Discrimination Appeal Dismissed Again

The Nebraska Supreme Court has again dismissed an appeal by a former University of Nebraska Medical Center student who says the school discriminated against him when it kicked him out. The student filed the lawsuit after he was dismissed in 2006 for poor performance. He filed anonymously as John Doe and served as his own attorney, accusing UNMC, various staff members and the University Board of