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Brush Up Nebraska painting 78 homes Saturday

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The number of deteriorating homes in the Omaha metro area is alarming but 78 will be getting  cleaned up and a new coat of paint on Saturday. Tom Pettigrew started Brush Up Nebraska in 1989 as a community service to help low income elderly and permanently disabled homeowners maintain their home. Since then volunteers have […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 12

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Fourth-ranked Royals prospect Hunter Dozier had two hits and two runs in Northwest Arkansas's victory. Read More »

GOP Senate candidate Sasse rejects frontrunner status

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Republican Ben Sasse claims he’s running his campaign for United States Senate as if he is trailing in the polls. But, he isn’t. A smattering of public opinion polls have been taken of the campaign to succeed Sen. Mike Johanns, a Republican who has decided to leave public office after the end of this term. […] Read More »

Bellevue man dies in Iowa crash

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Authorities in southwest Iowa are releasing more information now about a single-vehicle crash over the weekend that killed a Nebraska man. The Mills County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that 20-year-old Nicholas Polsley, of Bellevue, Nebraska, was apparently ejected through the sunroof of the 1999 Chrysler he was driving, after the vehicle went out of […] Read More »

Reminder!! School Day Now Begins at 8:15

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Reminder to all: A change has been made to the USD 211 Daily Schedule. The school day will begin at 8:15 am. Be sure to set your alarms accordingly!! Read More »

Welcome Back!!

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The 2014-15 NCHS School year will begin on Friday, August 15 at 8:15. This will be a 1:00 pm dismissal day. Welcome Back!! Read More »

Congressmen insist border bill wasn’t just window dressing (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Congressmen insist the effort by the House to pass a border crisis bill wasn’t a waste of time, even though the Senate won’t take it up and they worry the president will act during the August recess. House Republicans pushed through a $694 million package to secure the southern border and speed-up deportation of […] Read More »

Wayne State volleyball picked for fifth in the Northern Sun coaches poll

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Wayne State College is picked to finish fifth in the 2014 Preseason NSIC Volleyball Coaches Poll released Tuesday morning by the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota. Sophomore middle hitter Alyssa Frauendorfer was listed as the Wildcat Player to Watch this season. The Wildcats return four starters from last year’s team that was 22-10 overall and […] Read More »

Nebraska to tip-off ACC/Big Ten Challenge with the first of 14 matchups on ESPN’s network of channels

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The tip-off times and television information for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge we announced and Nebraska’s game at Florida State on Monday, Dec. 1, will tip off at 6 p.m. (central) and will be televised nationally on ESPN2. The Huskers’ game with the Seminoles is one of two games  that evening, as Rutgers will take on […] Read More »

Key to computer safety: Change your password frequently

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Nebraska computer users may be a bit skittish after Russian hackers made international news last week by breaking into the database of a Midwestern securities firm. They reportedly stole 1.2 billion user names and passwords belonging to some 500-million email addresses. Information security expert Mike Masino says Nebraskans can do something fairly simple to keep […] Read More »

Vargas aims for continued success against A’s

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Scott Kazmir will bid for his 14th win as the A's try to make it two straight against Jason Vargas and the Royals on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Royals stay in first despite streak-ending loss

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Jeremy Guthrie was tagged with four earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings as the Royals' eight-game win streak was snapped with Tuesday night's 11-3 loss to the A's. Read More »

Willingham ready to be part of Royals’ lineup

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Josh Willingham, a right-handed power hitter, was in the Kansas City lineup for the first time as DH and batted sixth behind Alex Gordon on Tuesday night against Oakland, one of his former clubs. Read More »

Hosmer set to have X-rays on fractured hand

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Stiff neck lands Downs on 15-day DL

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Left-handed pitcher Scott Downs was placed on the Royals' 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, clearing a roster spot for newly acquired outfielder Josh Willingham. Read More »