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Sen. Johanns says immigration ex. order ruins rest of lame-duck session

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Sen. Mike Johanns says President Barack Obama’s decision to issue an executive order on immigration will have a negative impact on the lame-duck session of Congress. “When we came into session a few weeks ago, there was every hope that we would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, which is the […] Read More »

Nebraska Congressman says Obama exceeded authority on immigration (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says President Barack Obama abused his power by using an executive order to delay deportation of as many as five million illegal immigrants. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says President Barack Obama should never have decided to go it alone on immigration. “All of this is a responsibility of Congress. It’s not the responsibility […] Read More »

Passenger in van killed in head-on collision with semi

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A passenger in a minivan was killed in a head-on collision near North Platte. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports 34-year-old Michelle Heisz of Stapleton died in the wreck late Wednesday morning after the van driven by her mother crested a hill on U.S. 83, crossed the center line, and hit a semi tractor-trailer. The […] Read More »

Huskers look to snap skid and grab revenge in Heroes game against Iowa

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A pair of Big Ten Conference teams hoping to better their postseason prospects bring the curtain down on the regular season this Friday, as the Nebraska Cornhuskers pay a visit to the Iowa Hawkeyes. Nebraska had been among the nationally ranked as recently as last week, but Bo Pelini’s club dropped a gut-wrenching 28-24 decision […] Read More »

Kearney show spotlights shiny vehicles of yesteryear

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The annual “Classic Car Collection” is kicking off this holiday weekend in Kearney. The event started on Black Friday in 2011 and has been gaining popularity ever since, according to organizer Brad Kernick. The Classic Car Collection is operated by a team of both paid staff and dedicated volunteers. Kernick says the number of cars on […] Read More »

Once Black Friday’s over, plan to Shop Small, Dine Small tomorrow

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Big box stores across Nebraska are packed with Black Friday shoppers today, but another effort is gaining momentum tomorrow — Small Business Saturday. Pat Brown-Dixon, the regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, says merchants who own and run their own shops are also eager to have your patronage. She suggests making it a […] Read More »

Gordon lights up Plaza to continue magical year

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Thousands came out to cheer Alex Gordon, but this time, not at Kauffman Stadium. On Thursday night, it was at the Country Club Plaza. And, oh yes -- the roar of the crowd was also directed at thousands of holiday lights. Read More »

Butler thanks KC for his time with the Royals

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Departed designated hitter Billy Butler gave thanks to Kansas City fans and the Royals organization on Thursday by taking out a full-page ad in the Thanksgiving edition of the Kansas City Star. Read More »

Freezing temps won’t stop the need for charitable contributions

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The cold weather is making it tough on Nebraskans who are ringing bells at red Salvation Army kettles and it puts a a chill on donations. Lia Pontarelli is spokeswoman for the charity, which is seeking hundreds of volunteers to staff positions outside grocery stores and shopping malls. “During our Christmas campaign, we raise about […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman focused on current job, not looking ahead

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Gov. Dave Heineman isn’t ready to talk about his future, yet. Heineman has a little more than a month left on his 10-year tenure as governor. He insists his focus is on his current job, not on any future jobs. “This job is very time consuming and as I’ve shared with the governor-elect, all the […] Read More »

Cold, cold fall doesn’t necessarily equal cold, cold winter (AUDIO)

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A frigid fall doesn’t necessarily mean a nasty winter. And yes, this fall has been as bad as you thought. “It was like a plot in a bad movie where you take the wrong exit and then you start getting chased by all these villains. Autumn definitely took a detour and a wrong turn,” state […] Read More »

Nebraska volleyball sees eight match winning streak end at Illinois

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Despite a spirited comeback to force a fifth set, the No. 10 Nebraska volleyball team fell at No. 11 Illinois, 3-2 (25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 24-26, 15-10), on Wednesday night at Huff Hall. The loss snapped the Huskers’ eight-match win streak and perfect month of November. Nebraska dropped to 20-8 overall and 14-5 in the Big […] Read More »

Nebraska finishes up workouts in preparation for Friday’s matchup with Iowa

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The Nebraska football team held a 45-minute walkthrough at the Hawks Championship Center on Wednesday as the Huskers prepare for their Black Friday matchup against Iowa. Head Coach Bo Pelini spoke to the media afterwards. “We had a good week,” Pelini said. “(It was) a short week, but we had good attention to detail. I […] Read More »

Nebraska Regional Poison Center food safety tips

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Thanksgiving Day is a busy time for those answering the phone at the Nebraska Regional Poison Center. Spokesperson Joan McVoy says do not hesitate if you have a question about food handling and safety. They have likely answered them all. McVoy says they have received calls from people who cooked their turkey but left the […] Read More »

Stay vigilant for scammers as you leap into holiday shopping

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Thousands of Nebraskans had their identities put at risk with recent cyber attacks on J.P. Morgan Chase, Home Depot and Target — and hackers are constantly trying to breach more computer servers. Doug Shadel, with the AARP Fraud Watch Network, says scammers are also calling Nebraskans on the phone, trying to worm personal information, money […] Read More »