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Hepatitis A outbreak tied to berries spreads to 1 more state

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A hepatitis A outbreak tied to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores now includes 16 confirmed cases in six states, including Nebraska. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 16 cases of hepatitis A, including seven in Nebraska, as part of the outbreak in Nebraska, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. Fresh Thyme has said ...

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Strong Sunday storms leave heavy damage in Lincoln, large hail and strong winds reported throughout the area

A round of strong to severe thunderstorms rumbled through southeast Nebraska on Sunday afternoon. A tornado touched down, reportedly several...

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers opening in Crete, Madison and Columbus in May

CRETE - The State of Nebraska and FEMA will be opening Disaster Recovery Centers in Madison, Platte and Saline counties. The Saline County ...

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Beatrice, Falls City, three other cities receive honor from Main Street America

BEATRICE - Beatrice, Falls City, Fremont, Grand Island, and Wayne have been designated as Accredited Main Street America programs for meeti...

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Missouri Valley City Council Discusses Flood Recovery

BLAIR - The Missouri Valley City Council tonight will formalize an embargo on flood stricken streets that will put a weight restriction of t...

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Beatrice 77 Livestock, Yutan's Heldt Cattle partnering to benefit Nebraska cattlemen affected by floods

BEATRICE - Few have felt the effects of recent flooding harder than cattle producers. "If you've got a cow herd and water that came ...

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Reduced cost of Nebraska Unemployment Program Cited by Gov. Ricketts

BLAIR - Boomer Blair news talked with Governor Pete Ricketts earlier this afternoon- he says the cost of the state’s unemployment program ...

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NSP Trooper Warns of Dangerous Road Conditions

_informq.push(); LINCOLN --- As heavy snow and ice get dumped on southeast Nebraska, the Nebraska State Patrol is warning people to eit...

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On Track to Creating More Jobs in Blair

BLAIR – Big Ox Energy, around six months ago, announced it would develop a plant in Blair with the intention of processing organic by-prod...

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