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UNL freshman found dead in fraternity house

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A freshman at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln has died. The university reports 18-year-old Clayton Real died in his room at the FarmHouse Fraternity. Foul play is not suspected. Real was diabetic. Drinking off campus might have contributed to his death. Real, an Agricultural Economics major from Grafton, won a scholarship to UNL from […] Read More »

Historic horse racing is history; Supreme Court keeps it off ballot

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Historic horse racing will not make the ballot in November. The State Supreme Court ruled the law passed by the legislature this year violated the constitution’s prohibition against containing more than one issue. Gambling with the Good Life’s Pat Loontjer is overjoyed by the ruling. “I think I cried my eyes out this morning. I […] Read More »

Cain talks exciting October in Chatting Cage

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The Royals and Cameron Lo Cain are both due this October. The former has not been to the postseason since 1985. The latter will be born to expecting parents Lorenzo and Jenny Cain around the middle of that month, near the time when an American League c... Read More »

Keystone XL route now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court (Link to audio)

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State Supreme Court justices have heard oral arguments in the lawsuit that claims the Unicameral violated the state constitution in passing the law to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline route through Nebraska. State Deputy Attorney General Katherine Spohn argued before the court Friday morning that the Unicameral acted within its rights in passing the […] Read More »

Thousands of flags will honor 9/11 victims

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For 10 years Lynn Castrianno of Omaha heads to Memorial Park this time of year to join dozens of volunteers who will place more than 3,000 American flags in honor of those who died on September 11th, 2001. Castrianno says each flag is coded with a tag that provides information about a person killed during the […] Read More »

Nebraska Medical Center calming fears of Ebola outbreak

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Just after 6:00 Friday morning a plane transporting Dr. Rick Sacra landed at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue. He was then put into an Omaha Fire Department ambulance and transported to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where he will be treated at their bio-containment unit. Sacra was infected with the deadly Ebola virus […] Read More »

Huskers are not taking McNeese State lightly (AUDIO)

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For McNeese State this is their season opener. The Cowboys moved up to No. 6 in the FCS poll. They were 10-3 last season and went to the FCS playoffs for a Southland Conference-record 15th time, where they lost in the first round to Jacksonville State. The Cowboys averaged 40.0 points a game last season, […] Read More »

Omaha hospital takes in Ebola patient, first in the Midwest

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Officials with the State of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Medical Center say treating a missionary doctor who contracted Ebola while serving in Africa at an Omaha hospital poses no health risk to the public. Dr. Joseph Acierno is director of the Nebraska Department of Health. “Considering the way the facility has been designed, […] Read More »

Bruning backs Ricketts; Hassebrook accuses Bruning of changing tune (AUDIO)

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Republican Jon Bruning reiterates his support for Pete Ricketts, who defeated Bruning in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Democrat Chuck Hassebrook says Bruning has changed his tune since the primary. Bruning, the state Attorney General, says he backs his fellow Republican, despite a bruising primary fight in which Bruning charged the Ricketts family with being behind […] Read More »

Cross Country Team Opens Season at Home

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On Thursday, September 5, the NCHS Cross Country Team opened the 2014 season, hosting the Norton Invitational. It was a successful day for the Jays, as the Boys took the Team Title and the Girls team finished 2nd.NCHS Results--2014 Norton Invitational Read More »

Keystone XL comes before Nebraska Supreme Court today

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A lawsuit filed by landowners against the Keystone XL oil pipeline route through Nebraska comes before the Nebraska State Supreme Court this morning. The lawsuit contends the Unicameral exceeded its constitutional authority in giving the governor the power to approve pipeline siting in the state. The landowners won on the lower court level. Lancaster County […] Read More »

Wild pitch sends Memphis past Storm Chasers to even series at 1-1

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The Omaha Storm Chasers rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game, but costly mistakes in the top of the ninth dropped the series to a 1-1 tie with the Memphis Redbirds after a 4-3 defeat. The series shifts to AutoZone Park in Memphis for Games 3-5 this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary). […] Read More »

Fleming sits through rain delay and pitches Saltdogs back into their playoff series

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Marquis Fleming (1-0) pitched seven innings, allowing one run on six hits, striking out four and walking three as the Saltdogs evened up their American Association playoff series at a game apiece with a 3-2 win over Winnipeg. The 27-year old right-hander was able to overcome a nearly 90-minute break between in the bottom of the […] Read More »

Lopers can’t do much against defending national champs

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The Nebraska-Kearney Lopers, with a young team, hung around the first quarter against the defending D-II football national champs and kept close most of the first half, but in the end come up short losing 31-7 on a warm night in Maryville, Mo. Northwest Missouri scored 24 unanswered points to earn a season opening victory […] Read More »

High school football scores from 9/4/14

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Beatrice 29, Ralston 6 Bloomfield 62, Niobrara/Verdigre 22 Doniphan-Trumbull 24, Twin River 14 Grand Island 28, Lincoln Southeast 7 Omaha South 46, Omaha Northwest 45 Read More »