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October 14th, 2014
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.
Lakes in Seward and Broken Bow have been added to the sites that will host trout family fishing events in October. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the events will help teach families and inexperienced anglers about fishing.
Each body of water will be stocked with catchable-sized trout before the events. Loaner equipment, bait and fishing instruction is also available. The Trout Family Fishing events will begin Oct. 19 and run on various days through Oct. 30.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” An American video journalist being treated for Ebola continues to show improvement and is described by hospital officials as steadily heading in the right direction.
Taylor Wilson, spokesman for Nebraska Medical Center, said Sunday doctors are pleased with 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo's progress and that he was better Sunday than the day before.
He's described as weak but responding very well to treatment.
He's receiving an experimental Ebola drug called brincidofovir and IV fluids.
Broken Bow City Council agenda for Oct. 14, 2014
The meeting begins at noon in the Municipal Building
â€¢ Roll Call
â€¢ Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
â€¢ Approval of Consent Agenda
â€¢ Minutes â€“ September 23, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
â€¢ Claims â€“ October 14, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
â€¢ Approval of Request by H & H Catering to cater the Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet Oct. 24, 2014 between the hours of 5 p.m. - Midnight at the Broken Bow Municipal Building.
â€¢ Approval of Application of Pat Zulkoski as a member of the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) â€” Law enforcement officials in small Nebraska communities near the Colorado border say they are struggling to keep up with the amount of marijuana crossing the state line.
KHAS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1sCSASM ) drug arrests are increasing, straining county budgets and putting more pressure on Nebraska law enforcement.
Deule County Sheriff Adam Hayward says just finding enough room for all the evidence in the cases in a problem.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Some Nebraska county elections officials are seeing an uptick in their workload as voters cast early ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and other races.
Requests for mail-in ballots have prompted county election commissioners to hire additional staff to send ballots and process them as they're returned.
The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday in Dallas, and the government said it would begin taking the temperatures of travelers arriving from West Africa at five U.S. airports.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Small-business owners who oppose Nebraska's minimum wage ballot measure are taking their case to voters, despite lukewarm opposition from the state's largest business groups.
The issue will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. The proposal is backed by unions and advocacy groups for workers, while business groups generally oppose it.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” The expected record corn and soybean harvest will be slightly bigger than previously estimated, the result of late summer warmth that helped fill cornstalks with ears and soybean plants with bean pods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday.