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State supreme court upholds Keystone XL siting law

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A Nebraska Supreme Court decision has cleared a major road block for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, ruling in favor of the proposed project from Canada to the Gulf Coast. In a decision released Friday morning in the case Thompson v. Heineman, the state supreme court ruled 4-3 in favor of landowners […] Read More »

Bold Nebraska reacts to Keystone XL Pipeline ruling

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Bold Nebraska founder Jane Kleeb is not pleased that the Nebraska Supreme Court upheld a 2012 law that allowed the governor to approve the route for the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline. Kleeb says, “The judges all ruled that the law was unconstitutional but threw it out on a technicality of standing. We needed five of […] Read More »

Rancher reacts to Supreme Court ruling on Keystone XL

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 In a split decision this morning, the Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the state law providing a route for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project. The court found the landowners who filed the action against the state law had no standing. One of those landowners, rancher Randy Thompson of Martell, says he’s not only disappointed […] Read More »

Will Shields a finalist for Pro Football’s Hall of Fame

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Former Nebraska lineman Will Shields who played in 224 straight games for the Kansas City Chiefs from his rookie season in ’93 to his final season in ’06 is one of 15 finalists for Pro Football’s Hall of Fame.  The longtime Chiefs lineman was named first-team All-Pro three times, during which he blocked for an […] Read More »

Emily Cady gets hot in the closing minutes at NU grabs their first B1G win

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Emily Cady scored seven of Nebraska’s final 11 points in the game in an 11-1 surge over the final 3:02 to turn a 66-60 deficit into a 71-67 victory for No. 19 Nebraska over Michigan State at the Breslin Center on Thursday night.  With the victory, Nebraska improved to 11-3 overall and 1-2 in the […] Read More »

Children’s Hospital new Rainbow House opens today

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A new “home away from home” for families of children receiving care at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha. Media Relations spokesperson Sarah Weller says their current Carolyn Scott Rainbow House has provided families from around the region a place to stay since 1983. The Rainbow House helps remove the burden of finding and […] Read More »

Blood supplies critically low due to snowstorm & severe cold

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A spokeswoman for the blood bank that serves dozens of hospitals across Nebraska says the recent winter storm hit at a critical moment and left blood supplies dangerously low. LifeServe Blood Center’s Beth Phillips says they had to cancel blood drives all across the region as the snow moved in and left extremely cold weather […] Read More »

Petteway’s 20 points help Nebraska smother Rutgers 65-49

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Returns to the lineup for Nebraska’s Moses Abraham and Leslee Smith helped the Huskers against Rutgers. But it was the play of its defense and Terran Petteway that helped the Huskers get their first Big Ten victory of the season on Thursday night at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Petteway finished with 20 points while Nebraska […] Read More »

Gov. Ricketts challenges lawmakers, encourages citizens in inaugural address (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts challenged the legislature to foster an economic climate that will create jobs and called on the public to stay engaged during his inaugural address. Ricketts has taken the oath of office, officially becoming Nebraska’s 40th governor, succeeding Gov. Dave Heineman, who served the longest in the office. Ricketts addressed a legislative chamber […] Read More »

Nebraska Lottery – big jackpot, play responsibly

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With the Mega Millions jackpot at $221-million for Friday’s drawing, Nebraska Lottery spokesman Neil Watson has tips for those pooling money to play. Watson says team members need to decide what numbers to play or if they use the quick pick option. It is a good idea for groups to select a captain that will […] Read More »

N-U plans for a new biomedical institute

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The University of Nebraska hopes to launch a new biomedical technology institute that will position NU as a leader in research and development. University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold says, “Through the new biomedical institute, Nebraska has an opportunity to serve as a national model in leveraging biomedical technology to advance health […] Read More »

Spring workout dates announced for all clubs

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Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates an... Read More »

Mulford, Ellis Named Students of the Month

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The December, 2014 Students of the Month for NCHS have been announced. Congratulations to Shelby Mulford and Will Ellis!! Read More »

Man dies in Norfolk police custody after scuffle

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The Nebraska State Patrol and Madison County authorities are investigating an officer-involved death that happened in Norfolk. At a news conference, Madison County Attorney Joe Smith said there was a scuffle at the Super 8 Motel just before 7 o’clock Wednesday morning. “An officer was involved and that officer was the one that was slightly […] Read More »

Riley continues to round out his coaching staff

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Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley added four assistant football including offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf, running backs coach Reggie Davis, defensive line coach Hank Hughes, and secondary coach Charlton Warren, who will return for his second season. Warren helped put together a defense that was pretty solid against the pass. Langsdorf was quarterbacks coach for […] Read More »