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AL Central looking like one powerhouse division

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Yes, the Tigers are still king of the AL Central, but everywhere they look someone is trying to stage a coup. That's the way it's supposed to be in a power division, as the Indians, Royals, Twins and White Sox are all looking to be in the title mix. Read More »

Nebraska veterans encouraged to enroll in registry

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First, Nebraska veterans had the chance to get a special driver’s license. Next, they can get a special license plate. Gov. Dave Heineman says more than 12,000 veterans have enrolled in the Nebraska Veterans’ Registry, created last year by the Unicameral to place the word “veteran” on their driver’s licenses. In 2016, Military Honor License […] Read More »

Keystone XL talk heats up as Senate considers vote

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Key U-S Senate leaders say the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline is near the top of their agenda and plan to address it next month. Supporters and opponents continue to dig in their heels on what has turned into a controversial issue.  Chris Faulkner is the founder of Breitling Energy and says transporting oil sands through […] Read More »

Public asked to help investigation of illegal cougar kill

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The public is being asked to provide information on a cougar shot illegally and left to rot in the Pine Ridge National Forest south of Chadron. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports a hunter stumbled upon the female mountain lion in Dawes County late last week. The mountain lion is estimated to have been […] Read More »

ACLU claims prison inmate assaulted by white supremacist group

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The ACLU of Nebraska filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Joshua Franklin against Department of Corrections Director Michael Kenney, three wardens and an assistant warden. ACLU Legal Director Amy Miller says while Franklin was awaiting sentencing in Sarpy County for forgery and writing bad checks he was assaulted by another inmate who is […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman accuses prison committee of rewriting history (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman accuses a special legislative committee of attempting to rewrite history in its report on the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The committee concluded in a report released Monday Gov. Heineman set the tone that led to the prison sentencing miscalculations, because he refused to consider building a new prison to relieve overcrowding. Committee […] Read More »

Oak Ridge boy reflects on Elvis, Elvira (AUDIO)

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The bass singer for the Oak Ridge Boys, known for his “oom-pa-pa-oom-pa-pa-mau-mau” bass solo in the song “Elvira” says he’s thrilled the band is still drawing huge crowds after four-plus decades of touring. Richard Sterban and the other “boys” will be making one stop in Nebraska this year, tonight in Norfolk. Sterban says the four […] Read More »

Grand Island man charged in packing plant murder

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A 34-year-old Grand Island man has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of a man outside a central Nebraska meat packing plant. Angelo Bol is accused of gunning down 34-year-old Karel Perez-Almaguer of Grand Island in the parking lot outside Gibbon Packing early Monday evening. Buffalo County Attorney Shawn Eartherton charges […] Read More »

Royals sign Kendrys to 2-year deal

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The $17 million didn't hurt, but veteran hitter Kendrys Morales also donned a jersey with "Royals" across the chest on Tuesday because he believes Kansas City is poised for another postseason run or two. He was at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday as the Roy... Read More »

Pelini going back home. Reports suggest he’ll coach Youngstown State

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Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini will become the head-coaching job at Youngstown State, according to multiple reports. Pelini went to high school in Youngstown, Ohio.   Pelini was 67-27 as Nebraska’s coach, passing Tom Osborne for the most wins ever at the school in a coach’s first seven years, but he couldn’t win the big games. Pelini […] Read More »

Attempt to trade drugs for Xbox leads to couple’s arrest

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He didn’t have any money for the Xbox. So, he offered marijuana, and psychedelic mushrooms. Enter the Nebraska State Patrol. According to NSP, a Hay Springs couple offered a trooper six grams of marijuana and two psychedelic mushrooms for the gaming system. 30-year-old Christopher Ames and 26-year-old Casandra Agnes have been arrested on multiple charges. […] Read More »

Offutt AFB closing one of three gates

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Officials at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska are closing one of three entry gates into the base. 55th Wing Deputy of Public Affairs 1st Lt. Carly Costello says, The gate does not meet certain installation requirements and its closure will help the 55th Security Forces Squadron mitigate operational requirement issues, such as upcoming […] Read More »

Michigan and Wisconsin still on hold with their coaching searches (AUDIO)

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After LSU’s Monday evening bowl practice, Tigers’ coach Les Miles addressed persistent rumors that he will return to his alma mater, where he played under Bo Schembechler and spent a decade as an assistant coach.  Miles refused to be quoted on the record, but he sent a clear message: A return to Ann Arbor is not […] Read More »

Lamberty wins freshman honor again in the Big East

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Freshman Sydney Lamberty liked being the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week so much, she decided to keep the title a second week.  Lamberty earned the honor for the second consecutive week on Monday, Dec. 15. Lamberty averaged 12.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a 2-1 week for the Bluejays, with the lone […] Read More »

Committee outlines state missteps in Nikko Jenkins case (AUDIO)

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A special legislative committee concludes solitary confinement and a lack of mental health care might well have pushed Nikko Jenkins to murder four people in Omaha. Nikko Jenkins, convicted of killing four in Omaha after being released from prison, spent most of his time behind bars locked in solitary confinement. “It illustrates the problem with […] Read More »