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March 28th, 2015
Ex-Husker DE Randy Gregory to NFL Media: I failed drug tests
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Defensive end Randy Gregory said he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month and that he failed two drug tests at Nebraska last year.
Gregory disclosed his marijuana use in an interview with NFL Media on Wednesday.
Gregory went into February's scouting combine projected to be among the top 10 picks in the draft. He declared for the draft after his junior season at Nebraska, where he recorded 17 1/2 sacks in two seasons.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate of 2.7 percent last month was the lowest in the country, a state report showed Friday.
The Nebraska Labor Department report said the February rate was seven-tenths of a point under the February 2014 rate of 3.4 percent and remained well under the new national average rate of 5.5 percent.
Nebraska's rate of 2.7 percent was trailed by North Dakota at 2.9 percent and South Dakota and Utah at 3.4 percent, according to U.S. Labor Department figures.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” The adage goes that if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. One rural Nebraska couple were forced to build 12 when they arrived at their newly purchased home to find all of the interior doors missing.
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in favor of the couple Friday, agreeing that the man who sold them the building should have disclosed that he planned to take the building's doors with him.
The high court's decision upheld a Custer County District Court ruling last year that found Andrew Solomon was wrong to take the building's 12 interior doors.
DENVER (AP) â€” States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.
The filing marks the first time Colorado has defended legal marijuana in writing. The federal government did not sue to block the state's 2012 vote to legalize pot for all adults over 21.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” A Nebraska law that allows the public to know the names and backgrounds of finalists for top jobs in government is sometimes ignored and frequently challenged, advocates for transparency say.
All efforts to end the disclosure law have failed in the Legislature, but government accountability advocates say they often see a new push for secrecy when a high-profile job comes open.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) â€” Ten health care workers with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak are to be evacuated to the United States after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease.
Partners in Health said in a statement Saturday that the 10, the largest group to be evacuated to the United States over possible Ebola exposure, would travel on non-commercial aircraft and be isolated in Ebola treatment facilities.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” A sharp decline in the number of Nebraska dairy farms while neighboring states prosper is driven by inconsistent local zoning regulations, some county officials say, and a measure moving through the Legislature aims to rectify the issue with a mandatory set of standards.
(Lincoln, Neb.)- Reducing the potential for alcohol related crashes by cracking down on impaired driving is the focus of a special St. Patrickâ€™s Day special enforcement effort conducted by the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP).
Troopers and communication specialists with NSP will put in overtime hours on St. Patrickâ€™s Day, Tuesday, March 17 in an effort to gain voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws as they work to keep Nebraska roads safe. The overtime funding is provided thanks in part to a $5,367.50 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).
As the weather warms and potentially drier conditions occur in Nebraska, the State Fire Marshal reminds Nebraskans of the potential for wildfires. A lack of moisture, high winds, and a failure of individuals to exercise caution with regard to the fire danger potential is a combination for disaster and an area of concern for Nebraska Fire Service.
Ricketts to travel state for Nebraska ag week tour
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is set to travel the state as part of a National Ag Week tour.
Ricketts will visit Omaha, Broken Bow North Platte and Seward on Monday for various events.
The tour includes stops at commodity-processing facility in Omaha; a lunch with farmers, ranchers and agribusiness representatives in Broken Bow; his monthly call-in show in North Platte; and an agriculture banquet in Seward.