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New Bill to Expand Veterans Medical Services

(7-30-14) Veterans Administration medical facilities will expand in Lincoln and two dozen other cities if Congress passes the current compromise bill on fixing the VA. Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer on Wednesday threw her support behind the bill worked out between the House and Senate Veterans affairs committees.

New Democratic Candidate for Lancaster County Board

(7-30-14) A member of the Nebraska Legislature will be a candidate for the Lancaster County Board. 28th district Senator Bill Avery was picked last night as the Democratic Party's replacement candidate for the District One board seat.  He replaces commissioner Jayne Raybould, who halted her re-election campaign to run for lieutenant Governor.  

Omaha Man Pleads Guilty to Hoax 911 Calls

(7-30-14) Prosecutors in Dallas say a member of a "swatting" ring that made hoax 911 calls has pleaded guilty to computer-related conspiracy and retaliation counts. Jason Allen Neff of Omaha, Nebraska, faces up to five years in federal prison in a plea deal over the investigation since 2006. 

New Nebraska Health, Crime Stats Out

(7-30-14) August is National Immunization Awareness Month, revealing that Nebraska ranks 11th for having a low rate of drug deaths and few poor mental and physical health days off per month.  The United Health Foundation ranks Nebraska 26th for percentage of people smoking, 14th for violent crime, 9th for percentage of adults with diabetes, but nearly the worst state for for binge drinking, coming in at number 48.

Doane Ranks High on Money Magazine College List

(7-30-14) Money Magazine examined colleges across the Midwest and ranks Doane College of Crete 5th highest behind Notre Dame, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Principia College in Illinois and Robert Morris University. Doane was also ranked 10th most affordable college by Money Magazine, with an average net price of a degree at $103,000.

Omaha Plant to Contest Citations for Fatal Collapse

(7-30-14) A livestock feed company says it will contest citations and proposed penalties issued for the collapse of an Omaha plant that killed two employees. International Nutrition has notified the Occupational Health and Safety Administration of the company's intentions. 

Hastings Man Accused of Attempted Murder of Officer

(7-30-14) A 29-year-old Hastings man has been accused of trying to kill a police officer who was hanging out of a car the man was driving in an attempt to flee. On Tuesday in Adams County Court in Hastings, Marty Deckert was charged with second-degree attempted murder and three related felonies. Deckert remained in custody on Wednesday, pending $750,000 bail.

Nebraska Crash Kills One, Injures Three

(7-30-14) A collision between a pickup and a sport utility vehicle has killed one person and injured three in south-central Hall County. The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 281 south of Doniphan. The State Patrol says the SUV was headed south when it went out of control, crossed the median and hit the pickup.

Omaha to End Paid Bicycle-Pedestrian Position

(7-30-14) Omaha's mayor has announced the elimination of a paid position that was created to help make the city friendlier to bicyclists and pedestrians. Mayor Jean Stothert doesn't want to use city funds for the bicycle-pedestrian coordinator. The position was created by a former mayor in 2010.

Break-ins at North Cotner Businesses

(7-30-14) As of Wednesday morning, police are looking for suspects in four burglaries. A-1 Linoleum, Cook's Cafe, Ming's House Restaurant and Salon Monet were hit Tuesday morning. This is the second time in 20 days that A-1 Linoleum has been burglarized. The first time, thieves threw a rock into the window to get in and took cash from an office envelope. This time, thieves also threw