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McDermott sets BIG EAST record as Bluejays beat DePaul, faces Xavier next

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Doug McDermott set a BIG EAST Tournament record with 27 points in the first half and No. 14 Creighton won its BIG EAST Tournament debut with an 84-62 victory over DePaul on Thursday. Creighton (25-6) advances to the semifinal round on Friday 8:30 pm Central, where it meets Xavier. McDermott made a career-high 7-of-9 three-pointers […] Read More »

Boys state basketball scores from 3/13/14

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Class A FIRST ROUND THURSDAY Omaha Benson 73, Lincoln Northeast 58 Omaha Westside 63, Lincoln Southeast 56 Norfolk 70, Omaha South 66, 3 OT Bellevue West 68, Omaha Central 50 SEMIFINALS FRIDAY Omaha Benson (24-3) vs. Omaha Westside (20-5), 7 p.m. Norfolk (21-5) vs. Bellevue West (19-6), 8:45 p.m. FINALS SATURDAY Championship, 6:30 p.m. Third-place […] Read More »

Missouri lawmakers join in fray over Keystone XL pipeline

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Nebraska is Ground Zero for heated debate over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline but the project is sparking challenges in other states, too. The pipeline would bring oil from Canada to a hub in Nebraska and one of connecting pipe runs across Missouri. In the Show Me State’s legislature, Representative Margo McNeil is speaking […] Read More »

Man dies in bicycle-car collision in west Omaha

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A 56 year old man was killed Thursday afternoon near 260th and West Center Road in west Omaha. Douglas County Sheriff’s officials have identified him as Jim Johnston. Investigators say he was riding a bicycle when an oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and hit Johnston nearly head on. He was airlifted to a hospital […] Read More »

Veterans disabled during military service could get homestead exemption

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Veterans disabled during their military service would be given a homestead exemption under a bill advancing in the legislature. It is estimated that 2,500 Nebraskans would benefit from the tax break in LB 1087. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus supports the measure, but does so with a cautionary remark. “It is only a matter of […] Read More »

Lincoln woman dies from injuries sustained in car wreck

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A 39-year-old Lincoln woman has died of injuries suffered in a car crash. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports Francisca Campbell died from the injuries sustained in an accident north of Plymouth. According to the sheriff’s office, Campbell was riding in a car traveling west on 724th Road Wednesday afternoon when the driver of the […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns co-sponsors Enforce the Law Act

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There appears to be more support for what is known as the “Enforce the Law Act” in Washington D-C. Nebraska U-S Senator Mike Johanns is co-sponsoring the bill that would hold the executive branch accountable to following the laws that are stated in the U-S Constitution. Senator Johanns says the president doesn’t have the authority […] Read More »

A-G Bruning still hopeful prison reform will be addressed this session

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Addressing the good time law was at the top of the list at the start of the legislative session. Now it appears that little will be done to address the issue. Several lawmakers have stated Nebraska’s incarceration rate is too high. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning strongly disagrees. He says Nebraska incarcerates one-quarter of one-percent […] Read More »

Pritchard keeps streak alive as NU baseball falls to Northern Colorado

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Nebraska baseball senior Michael Pritchard extended his consecutive on-base streak to 57 games after a he lined a two-out single in the first inning. it was just one of seven hits on the day as the Huskers saw their five-game winning streak end with a 9-2 loss against Northern Colorado. With that first inning single, […] Read More »

Seven wrestlers set to represent Nebraska at Nationals

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Seven Nebraska wrestlers will compete in the NCAA Championships which begin March 20-22 Oklahoma City, OK. Big Ten champion James Green earned the No. 1 seed at 157 pounds. Junior Robert Kokes, who also won a Big Ten title, is the No. 3 seed at 174 pounds. Jake Sueflohn is the No. 6 seed at […] Read More »

Midland, Bellevue men advance in NAIA D-II tournament, Hastings women win, Concordia knocked out

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MEN’S RECAP –#10 Midland opened championship play with a 69-61 win over Embry-Riddle (Fla.) in the first round at the 2014 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship. The 2014 event is being played at the Keeter Gymnasium on the campus of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. Midland, now 27-5, will play either […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman continues to push for deeper tax cuts (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman keeps pushing, though he seems to be running into increasing resistance to significant tax cuts this legislative session. Heineman says the revised $8 billion state budget advanced by lawmakers has too much new spending and too little tax relief. “The taxpayers of this state want property tax relief and so I think […] Read More »

Study finds cancer specialists are rare in rural areas

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A national study finds cancer care in rural America is lacking and without significant changes, won’t likely improve. One of the study’s authors, Dr. Blase Polite, a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, says there are too few cancer specialists in rural areas of Nebraska and they face an increasing number of cancer […] Read More »

UNMC receives high rankings in U-S News & World Report

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US News & World Report ranked the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the top 10 of the nation’s top graduate schools in two areas. UNMC remains the sixth ranked primary care medical program in the U-S, tied with the University of Minnesota. UNMC also tied for 9th in the list of top rural medicine […] Read More »

2014 Nebraska Passport sites selected

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The Nebraska Tourism Commission is getting ready for summer vacation season. Public Information Manager Angela White says they are getting ready their 2014 Nebraska Passport program. She says for 2014 the passport will feature 80 attractions on 10 themed tours. All you have to do is pick up a passport and have it stamped when […] Read More »