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Saltdogs win fourth straight

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All-Star hurler Marquis Fleming turned in another solid outing and Luis Nuñez homered yet again, as the Saltdogs (29-28) beat Trois-Rivieres Aigles (18-34) 6-2 to win their fourth straight series in front of 1,642 fans at Stade Fernand-Bedard Thursday night. Fleming (6-3) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs with five strikeouts no walks to earn […] Read More »

Saturday marks 25th anniversary of the crash of Flight 232 in Sioux City

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A new permanent exhibit and garden that pays tribute to the crew, passengers and the Siouxland response to the 1989 crash of United Airlines Flight 232 is now open at the Mid America Air Museum in Sioux City. Museum director Larry Finley says he gets weekly questions from visitors about Flight 232 and how local […] Read More »

Creighton professor wants Nebraska to change law regarding driver’s license restrictions

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Creighton University Associate Professor Diana Thomas would like Nebraska to change their law regarding restrictions on driver’s licenses to those brought into the country illegally as children. Thomas says the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act allows these young individuals to get work permits and social security numbers if they have no criminal record and […] Read More »

One dies, two are injured in triple truck crash on I-80

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One person died, two suffered injuries in a three semi tractor-trailer collision late Thursday afternoon on Interstate 80 between York and Seward. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the three trucks wrecked on the eastbound lanes of I-80. One of the persons injured in the wreck was taken by helicopter to Bryan West Campus in Lincoln. […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns says Malaysian plane crash poses grave situation

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Sen. Mike Johanns says a plane crash in eastern Ukraine could have grave international ramifications. It appears a surface-to-air missile brought down a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, killing 295. It could have been launched by pro-Russian separatist rebels. “Very, very risky, difficult situation and I can’t overstate how very challenging this could be […] Read More »

ACLU criticizes Heineman on illegal immigrant children stance

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The Nebraska ACLU chapter is criticizing Gov. Dave Heineman, claiming he has no need to know information on the illegal immigrant children now in Nebraska. ACLU spokesman Tyler Richard says the governor should never have written the federal government, demanding information on the 200 children being housed in the state. “Our concern is that this […] Read More »

Nebraska Farm Bureau warns Congress of EPA expansion

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Nebraska Farm Bureau members have wrapped up their annual trek to Washington, after lobbying against a proposed expansion of the power of the Environmental Protection Agency. Todd Reed of Lincoln co-owns a custom farming operation south of Greenwood. He worries a change in definition could allow the EPA to regulate waterways on farms. “That land […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 15

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Royals No. 3 prospect Jorge Bonifacio recorded two hits and a run but Northwest Arkansas fell, 8-4, when Tulsa plated six in the ninth on Tuesday. Read More »

Man dies of injuries from golf cart accident earlier this month

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A young man thrown from a golf cart during an accident earlier this month in Gretna has died of his injuries. 31-year-old Patrick Jurgensen of Gretna had been listed in critical condition at Creighton University Medical Center since the accident on July 10th. Jurgensen died Wednesday night. According to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, Jurgensen […] Read More »

Western Nebraska man dies after car dives into lake

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A western Nebraska man died after his car sunk into a Panhandle lake. Morrill County officials report the body of 50-year-old Brett Golden of Redington was found inside his car, which was nearly completely submerged in a small lake at Bridgeport State Recreation Area. The car hit a tree, bounced off, drove through a beach, […] Read More »

Alleged mother-son murder-suicide in Omaha stuns neighbors

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Friends, family and neighbors of 54 year old Maureen Flanagan and her 18 year old son Cooper are shocked at Wednesday’s discovery of an alleged murder-suicide in their west Omaha home. The causes of death have not been released and autopsies are scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Authorities say Maureen Flanagan was found dead in the […] Read More »

Ex-Royals equipment manager Zych dies in car accident

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Al Zych, longtime equipment manager of the Kansas City Royals, died on Monday as a result of a two-vehicle accident near the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Read More »

Abdullah on Doak Walker list

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Nebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah has been named as one of the preseason candidates for the 2014 Doak Walker Award Thursday morning. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back. The 5-9, 195-pound Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards in 2013, the most of any player returning for 2014. Abdullah owns 2,977 […] Read More »

First eight Husker football games have times set

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The 125th season of Nebraska football will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 30, when the Huskers play host to Florida Atlantic at Memorial Stadium. Game time has been set for 2:30 p.m. CDT with television coverage provided by BTN.  The Huskers stay at home in week two and will take on McNeese State in a […] Read More »

Schaake sweeps junior golf titles

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Alex Schaake of Omaha completed his sweep of the Nebraska junior state golf tournaments by shooting even par to earn a 14-stroke win in the Nebraska Boys Amateur Championship at the Beatrice Country Club, during the final round on Wednesday. Schaake won the Junior Match Play title in McCook earlier this summer.  He will be a […] Read More »