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High School football State Championship scores from Tuesday

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Class B Omaha Skutt 40 Elkhorn 10 Class C-1 Boone Central 54 Ashland-Greenwood 14 Class C-2 Aquinas 40 Hartington Cedar Catholic 6 Read More »

Nebraska man to be honored during Friday’s Husker game

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A tradition will continue at Friday’s University of Nebraska – University of Iowa football game. Athletic directors from both teams will make a special presentation during half time honoring one resident from each state for remarkable acts of courage. Nebraska’s hero is Gene Willers. He is the president of Midwest Bank of Pilger and is […] Read More »

Homestead National Monument opens new exhibit, plans for quarter unveiling

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The Homestead National Monument of America is opening a new exhibit on Friday called the Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures. Park Ranger Susan Cook says the exhibit represents various cultures who settled on the prairie because of the Homestead Act of 1862, and well as Native Americans. “The Pawnee Indian Village gave us a picture […] Read More »

Career night from Shields helps Nebraska top Omaha

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It was another slow start for Tim Miles’ team on Tuesday night at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Lucky for Miles and Nebraska, Shavon Shields showed up and took control against Omaha. Shields poured in a career-high 35 points as the Huskers overcame a strong start from the Mavericks on their way to an 80-67 win […] Read More »

Fortenberry regrets Hagel decision to resign as Defense Secretary

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry regrets that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has resigned. Fortenberry says Hagel, a former United States Senator from Nebraska, was forthright when dealing with Congress. “He’ll tell you what he thinks,” Fortenberry tells Kevin Thomas, host of Driver Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “The White House, the way it’s […] Read More »

Investigation yields little to explain why Idaho man set himself on fire

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It remains a mystery why an Idaho man walked up to a gas pump at a Beatrice convenience store last week, poured gas on himself, and set himself on fire. Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says the investigation of the incident has gotten nowhere, primarily because investigators cannot talk to Luedeman who is listed in […] Read More »

Creighton University president stepping down

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Creighton University President Timothy Lannon informed the Board of Trustees he will be leaving the position earlier than anticipated. Lannon had planned on retiring June of 2015 but due to health concerns he moved that date up to January 20th. The board intends to appoint J. Christopher Bradberry, dean of the School of Pharmacy and […] Read More »

UNMC study on smoking VS weight gain

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A 20 year study conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center found it is better to be an overweight ex-smoker than a normal weight smoker. Dr. Mohammad Siahpush is a professor at the College of Public Health and the principle investigator of this study and says about 53,000 individuals and followed them between 2 […] Read More »

AG Bruning believes sentence miscalculations are over (AUDIO)

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No criminal charges will be filed against Corrections officials who miscalculated prison sentences, leading to the early release of hundreds of inmates even as the Attorney General believes Corrections has put the problem behind it. Attorney General Jon Bruning found incompetence, but not criminal intent on the part of officials at the Department of Correctional […] Read More »

Abdullah speaks to the media for the first time since his injury (AUDIO)

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Ameer Abdullah met with the media for the first time since injuring his MCL in the Purdue game.  It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the once Heisman hopeful who has now put aside his personal goals for the better of the team. “It sucks,” was how Abdullah reacted when asked about dealing with […] Read More »

Results from day one of the 2014 high school football championships

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High school football state championships.  Omaha North won their second straight Class A title, led by Calvin Strong who rushed for 286 yards and three touchdowns as the Vikings beat Creighton Prep 41-0.  In the Class D-1 final, Hemingford brings the panhandle a state championship for the first time since 1986.  A 52-8 win over […] Read More »

Nebraska Farmers Union prez says climate change must be taken seriously

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A report from the General Accounting Office says climate change could make the crop insurance program more vulnerable to potential losses. Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen says the report is another example of why climate change needs to be addressed and taken seriously by both ag and non-ag interests. “The GAO report is just […] Read More »

Tennesse men charged with wounding another while in Nebraska

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Two Tennessee men have been charged in the shooting and wounding a companion during a stop in Kearney. The two, arrested Sunday morning, are being held in the Buffalo County jail. Twenty-four-year-old Evan Swenson is charged with attempted 2nd degree homicide and use of a weapon to carry out that attempt, while his accomplice, 22-year-old […] Read More »

No criminal charges will be filed against Corrections employees in sentence miscalculation case (AUDIO)

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No criminal charges will be filed against Department of Correctional Services employees for the miscalculation of prison sentences. Attorney General Jon Bruning, along with Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly, have determined the misconduct in the prison system didn’t rise to a criminal offense. “We have independently determined that we cannot prove what criminal law requires […] Read More »

Nix elects to become free agent instead of Minors assignment

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Infielder Jayson Nix has elected free agency rather than accept an assignment to the Royals' Triple-A club at Omaha. Read More »