Tag: Nebraska

Human remains found in Nebraska may belong to one of two murdered Wisconsin brothers, authorities say

HERSHEY, Neb. — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in Nebraska says it has found human remains in the state, and they could possibly belong to one of the two missing brothers from Wisconsin’s Shawano County, Nick and Justin Diemel. Deputies responded to a ranch south of Hershey, Nebraska (west of North Platte) on Friday, Nov. […]

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The Promise and Peril of Vaping, Part 1: A Mystery in Nebraska

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher When John Steffen died, his family had little doubt that a lifetime of cigarette smoking was to blame. Then, the Nebraska Department of Health got an unusual tip. Today, we begin a two-part series on the […]

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He Tried E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking. Doctors Say Vaping Led to His Death.

OMAHA — In the spring, Kathleen Fimple buried her husband, John, and by the fall, she had reluctantly settled into her new life as a widow. She accepted what the doctors told her: that he had died at 68 from respiratory failure and pulmonary disease after years of smoking cigarettes, coupled with a bout of […]

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Keystone XL Pipeline Plan Is Approved by Nebraska Supreme Court

Nebraska’s highest court approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline’s planned path through that state on Friday, resolving a permitting battle that has stretched on for more than a decade as the project became a proxy for a national debate between environmentalists and the energy industry. Keystone XL, which would carry crude oil from Canada to […]

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Marriott and Hilton Sued Over ‘Resort Fees,’ Long a Bane for Travelers

The hotel charges known as resort fees are again under scrutiny — this time, from state attorneys general. Travelers loathe the mandatory — and consumer watchdogs say, confusing — fees, which vary by location and by the services they purport to cover. Some hotels charge the fees for Wi-Fi and gym access, while others may […]

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Unlicensed Nebraska Midwife Is Arrested in Newborn’s Death After Home Delivery

A Nebraska woman who advertised herself as a midwife specializing in home births — but who prosecutors said did not have the proper certification — is facing a homicide charge after the troubled delivery of a newborn resulted in the baby’s death. The midwife, Angela Hock, who turned herself in to the police on Tuesday […]

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Nebraska School District Will Test Students for Nicotine Over Vaping Worries

A school district in Nebraska will start randomly testing students who take part in extracurricular activities for nicotine, after educators noticed a sharp rise in the use of e-cigarettes, a school official said Monday. The new policy at Fairbury Public Schools reflected the growing recognition nationwide of the public health threat of e-cigarettes. Their soaring […]

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River of No Return

Willard Ruzicka saw it all in a dream. The Niobrara River, which runs a few hundred feet from his family’s farmhouse in the unincorporated village of Pishelville, Nebraska, had topped its banks. But instead of water edging toward his house from the north, the dream river—somewhere upstream, in the direction of Spencer Dam—had jumped the […]

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