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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska is seeing a continued surge in independent voters as Tuesday's election nears, but Republicans continue to hold a giant registration advantage in the conservative state.
About 48 percent of registered Nebraska voters are Republicans, while Democrats account for nearly 31 percent. Independent voters â€” officially known as nonpartisan â€” make up 20 percent.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Races for Nebraska governor, U.S. Senate, a competitive House race and a minimum wage ballot measure are drawing voters to the polls. Some highlights:
FROM CROWDED PRIMARIES
The Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate emerged from unusually crowded primary races that divided the party.
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Though running unopposed on the ballot, Broken Bow Mayor Cecil Burt is actively campaigning to keep his mayoral status. He is advocating for voters to reject a proposal on the November ballot to change the city government system from Mayor and Council to a City Manager system.
Meanwhile Monday, the members of the Custer Economic Development Corporation took an unprecedented move to ask voters for a â€śyesâ€ť vote on the ballot proposal to change the system. The business and industry leaders endorsed the move as more, efficient and effective method of municipal governance.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Tommy Armstrong Jr. has grown up a lot since he last faced Purdue.
The Nebraska quarterback turned in one of his worst performances while making his first career road start against the Boilermakers last year.
Sure, the Cornhuskers won by 37 points against an overmatched opponent. But that didn't do much to make Armstrong feel better about being off target on 12 of 18 passes and throwing three interceptions.
The Boilermakers (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) figure to see a much improved Armstrong when they visit the 17th-ranked Cornhuskers (7-1, 3-1, No. 15 CFP) on Saturday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska officials have launched a pilot program to keep more neglected children with their families, as long as steps can be taken to keep them safe.
The program gives parents a chance to avoid law enforcement and the courts if they are deemed a low risk to hurt their children.
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) â€” Authorities are hunting for two men who robbed the Eaton Federal Credit Union in Kearney.
Police say the robbery occurred around 9:20 a.m. Friday at the Kearney Eaton Employees Federal Credit Union office on East Highway 30. One of the men was armed with a handgun, but no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.
Additional Information: Police say the men got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
There are two suspects, both are black males, short hair and thin build.
Adams Land and Cattle and Broken Bowâ€™s third grade class celebrated a milestone this past week. This is the 20th year that the corporation has taken the class under its wing in a partnership program between the company and Broken Bow Public Schools. Part of their sponsorship includes a day trip to the companyâ€™s South Lot.
â€śI love interacting with the kids,â€ť said tour guide, ALCC employee and third grade mom Stephanie Miller, â€śespecially the kids who have never been around corn or beef.â€ť
Following a string of thefts over the past weekend, Broken Bow Police Department is warning local residents to lock their vehicles.
Chief Steve Scott reports that an arrest has been made in connection with those thefts, which involved unlocked vehicles in driveways and on streets. Wallets, cash, credit cards, cell phones and personal items were
â€śTo protect your belongings, itâ€™s best not to leave personal items in your vehicles,â€ť Chief Scott said. â€śAnd weâ€™re asking that you keep your vehicles locked.â€ť
A Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat his own infection with the deadly virus after getting a similar treatment. The reason: Antibodies in the blood of a survivor may help a patient fight off the germ.
Dr. Kent Brantly went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sunday to donate the plasma to nurse Nina Pham. Brantly got Ebola while caring for patients in Africa, and received plasma from a 14-year-old boy who recovered under his care there.