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Disaster aid now available for livestock producers; amount under dispute (AUDIO)

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Federal disaster assistance has been made available for livestock losses due to severe weather, even to producers who suffered losses two years ago from drought. But, the amount of aid is in dispute. Nebraska Farm Service Agency Director Dan Steinkruger agrees Nebraska producers have been hit hard by severe weather the last few years. “The […] Read More »

American Legion baseball tournament scores with late games included (updated for 7/29/14)

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American Legion Senior state tournaments Class A National Division at Grand Island’s Ryder Park Monday’s results Kearney 10, *-Ralston 3 Omaha Burke 7, *-Millard South 1 Grand Island 5, Creighton Prep 1 Tuesday’s games Game 12 – Kearney vs. Creighton Prep, 4:30 p.m. Game 13 – Omaha Burke vs. Grand Island, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s games […] Read More »

Siouxland schools donate 70 desks and more to tornado-damaged Pilger

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A school in northeast Nebraska that was damaged beyond repair in a tornado last month will re-open for classes on time next month, thanks in part to a school district in northwest Iowa. The 105-year-old Wisner-Pilger Middle School in Pilger was demolished by the EF4 tornado on June 16th. Superintendent Chad Boyer says he got […] Read More »

Royals acquire Kratz, Hendriks from Blue Jays

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The Royals have a new backup catcher in veteran Erik Kratz and perhaps Mike Moustakas' platooning days are behind him. Read More »

Blue Jays shore up infield depth, acquire Valencia

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The Blue Jays acquired infielder Danny Valencia from the Royals on Monday night in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam Hendriks. Read More »

Moustakas rediscovering enjoyment along with swing

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It took nearly four months, and 100 games, but the "Mooooose" chant finally got its legs back on Friday. When Mike Moustakas tattooed a home run off the back of the visiting bullpen versus the Indians, the Kauffman Stadium faithful responded with its p... Read More »

Congressman extolls the virtues of corn detasseling

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry contends detasseling has been an integral part of building Nebraska’s strong work ethic. And Fortenberry, a father of five, has more than a passing interest in corn detasseling. Fortenberry praises the work of teen-agers in Nebraska corn fields this time of year. “Thousands of Nebraska young people pour into the fields at […] Read More »

100 year old UP depot scheduled to be demolished

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The 100 year old Union Pacific Railroad depot in Columbus will be torn down next year. U-P spokesman Mark Davis says a few years ago the railroad offered to donate the old depot to the city of Columbus. However, the building sits about 15 feet from active railroad tracks. For safety reasons U-P required the […] Read More »

High school football schedules for 2014 and 2015 released

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Following are the 2014 and 2015 high school football schedules for every team in every class: CLASS A: Bellevue East 2014 Schedule: Week 1 Lincoln East Week 2 Millard South Week 3 @Omaha Bryan Week 4 South Sioux City Week 5 @Bellevue West Week 6 Creighton Preparatory School Week 7 Omaha Central Week 8 @Omaha […] Read More »

Omaha police investigate shooting death of teen

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Omaha police are investigating the shooting death of a 19 year old man inside a unit at the Pacific Winds apartment complex in the west part of the city.   Joseph Morolla of Omaha was shot around 9 p.m. Sunday night. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died. Omaha police have not released […] Read More »

Motorcyclist dies in central Nebraska accident after losing control of bike

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A 60-year-old motorcyclist from Broken Bow has died after losing control of his bike. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office reports Kenneth Neville died at the scene, three miles south of Broken Bow. According to the sheriff’s office, Neville was riding south on Sumner Road early Sunday evening. Neville lost control of the motorcycle. It hit […] Read More »

Omaha youth golf program attempts to address decline in interest

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It seems that golf is no longer one of the great American past times. The National Golf Foundation reports the number of players has been dropping since 2010 and most of them putting away the clubs are people in their 30′s and younger. City of Omaha Golf Manager Bob Baber says business has been very […] Read More »

Another independent qualifies for US Senate ballot in November

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We have another independent candidate for United States Senate. The Secretary of State’s office reports Todd Watson of Lincoln has qualified for the November ballot, joining Jim Jenkins as alternative candidates to those nominated by the two major political parties. More than 4,000 signatures for Watson to be placed on the ballot have been verified. Watson […] Read More »

FEMA aid coming to 12 Nebraska counties following storms, floods

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Twelve Nebraska counties are now approved for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. Recovery efforts are still underway for residents across the state who were impacted by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Kevin Garvin, the emergency manager for Cedar County, says the FEMA assistance will greatly help with the […] Read More »

Abdullah and Gregory named to Big Ten’s “players to watch”

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The Big Ten Conference announced its fourth annual football Players to Watch list, with 10 players earning preseason recognition. The preseason Players to Watch list is selected by a media panel and consists of five student-athletes each from the East Division and West Division. Nebraska and Wisconsin lead the way with two players each on […] Read More »