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Bruning challenges judge ruling to lift life sentence in juvenile murder case

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Attorney General Jon Bruning is challenging a judge’s move to overturn the life sentence of a prison inmate convicted of sexually assaulting and shooting his adopted 12-year-old sister. York County District Judge James Stecker vacated the life sentence of Sydney Thieszen, convicted of first degree murder in the 1987 sexual assault and murder of 12-year-old […] Read More »

Creighton’s comeback comes up short

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Creighton dug itself too deep a hole at The Super Pit and could not recover, dropping its final non-conference game of the year 62-58 to North Texas. Creighton fell to 9-4, while North Texas improved to 6-4. Creighton fell behind 35-18 at the half, shooting just 29.2 percent, including 2-of-14 from deep, and were outrebounded […] Read More »

Theriot drops 30 in NU women’s victory over High Point

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All-American Rachel Theriot erupted for a season-high 31 points and Tear’a Laudermill pitched in 22 as No. 12 Nebraska rolled to an 83-57 women’s win over defending Big South Conference champion High Point at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday. With the victory, Nebraska closed non-conference play with a 10-1 record, while High Point, which returned […] Read More »

Rios excited to join ‘impressive’ Royals

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The Royals feel as if veteran outfielder Alex Rios will be a perfect fit in Kansas City, blending in seamlessly with their style of play in the outfield. Read More »

Royals trade Giavotella to Angels for righty Broderick

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The Royals have traded infielder Johnny Giavotella, who was designated for assignment on Thursday, to the Angels for right-hander Brian Broderick. Read More »

Royals request release waivers for outfielder Peguero

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The Royals have requested release waivers for outfielder Carlos Peguero, the team announced Friday. The 27-year-old spent the majority of the 2014 season with Triple-A Omaha, batting .266 with 30 home runs and 76 RBIs. Read More »

Final finalist makes pitch for University of Nebraska presidency

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The last of four finalists for the presidency of the University of Nebraska wrapped up a four day visit this week.  Dr. Sally Rockey is currently the deputy director for extramural research for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Rockey’s visit this week included open forums at each NU campus, meetings with key university constituents […] Read More »

Nebraska unemployment rate dips to 3.1%

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate dropped, again. The state Department of Labor reports the preliminary unemployment rate for November dipped to 3.1%, down three-tenths of a percent from October. The labor news gets even better for the state’s two major cities. The Omaha metro area unemployment rate stands at 3% with the Lincoln rate dropping to 2.1%. […] Read More »

Nebraska students return from long-distance exchange program

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Now, this is an exchange program. Three Nebraska high school students have returned after traveling to Taiwan. York High School Senior Grant Suddarth says they experienced lots of differences between the United States and Taiwan. “The biggest take away I got was how welcoming and sincere and hospitable the citizens of Taiwan were,” Suddarth tells […] Read More »

OSHA could fine Kearney plant big for worker illness

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A Kearney manufacturer faces a possible $7,000 fine for an incident this summer when a long-time employee suffered a heat-related illness that required hospitalization. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Eaton Corporation after the 53-year-old worker suffered acute kidney failure when the temperature inside the plant reached 101 degrees on July 11th. The […] Read More »

Sen. Lathrop objects to Gov. Heineman criticism of report (AUDIO)

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Sen. Steve Lathrop objects to Governor Dave Heineman’s response to a legislative committee report on the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. Lathrop, who chaired the committee, calls Heineman’s criticism of the report as “a partisan shot” a familiar response. “Attribute something you don’t want to hear to a Democrat and then call it a partisan attack,” […] Read More »

Thomas More Society places Nativity display at Capitol

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Just in time for Christmas, the Nebraska Capitol has a Nativity scene on display. The Omaha chapter of the Thomas More Society raised private funds to set up the Nativity in the first floor rotunda of the Capitol. The society says the Nativity will be on display through December 26th. “The Nativity scene in the […] Read More »

Huskers hand out football awards; Abdullah named team, offensive MVP

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Senior I-back Ameer Abdullah led the way in team awards announced on Thursday. Abdullah was named the overall Team Most Valuable Player for the second straight year, and also earned Offensive MVP honors. Abdullah was also selected as the winner of the Guy Chamberlin Trophy. The award dates back to 1967 and is voted on […] Read More »

Review TSA guidelines before flying this holiday season

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Transportation Security Administration agents screen about 1.8 million passengers every day at airports across the country. Air travel will increase this week as people head home for the holidays and TSA Federal Security Director for Nebraska Paul Ross suggests those flying take time to review list of items of what is prohibited to take on […] Read More »

Nebraska wants Colorado marijuana legalization overturned

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Attorney General Jon Bruning says Nebraska wants Colorado’s move to legalize marijuana overturned. “Today, Nebraska was joined by Oklahoma and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt in filing an original action in United States Supreme Court, seeking a declaration that Colorado’s marijuana legalization process violates the United States Constitution,” Bruning said during a news conference in […] Read More »