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Nebraska Republicans have big night, with one big exception

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Nebraska Republicans swept to victory in the general election in November. Well, almost. It appears that despite a strong off-presidential election year for the party out of the White House, incumbent Republican Lee Terry, the Congressman from Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District in Omaha, will lose his seat to Democrat Brad Ashford. Approximately 15,000 votes remain […] Read More »

Pelini says Abdullah will be ready for Wisconsin

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There will be a collective sigh of relief around Husker Nation after Bo Pelini delivers his news that Ameer Abdullah will be ready to go against Wisconsin. Pelini said the Heisman hopeful is “doing great” and that the MCL sprain is not as bad as first feared.  Abdullah left NU’s 35-14 win over Purdue in the first quarter […] Read More »

Class C and D volleyball district scores

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C1-1 at Beatrice Wilber-Clatonia def. Johnson Co. Central 25-19, 18-25, 25-21, 25-22 Auburn def. Fairbury 26-24, 25-11, 25-23 Falls City def. Wilber-Clatonia 25-19, 25-10, 25-12 Tuesday’s final, Falls City def. Auburn 25-16, 17-25, 25-15, 26-28, 16-14 C1-2 at Waverly Ashland-Greenwood def. Conestoga 25-14, 24-26, 25-22, 25-21 Syracuse def. Louisville 25-14, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23 Final, Ashland-Greenwood […] Read More »

Volleyball Class A and B district scores

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CLASS A A-1 at Papillion-La Vista Omaha South def. Omaha Bryan 25-13, 25-10, 25-22 Millard North def. Omaha Burke 25-19, 25-15, 25-19 Papillion-La Vista def. Omaha South 25-7, 25-9, 25-8 Wednesday’s final, Papillion-La Vista vs. Millard North, 6 A-2 at Lincoln Southeast: Wednesday–Lincoln Southeast vs. Lincoln High, 4; South Sioux City vs. Fremont, 5:30; Final, […] Read More »

Just like the Boy Scouts, “be prepared” is good motto for all Nebraskans

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Before the weather turns wicked, Nebraskans will be getting a refresher course about what may lie ahead, as today is Winter Weather Awareness Day across Nebraska. Meteorologist Roger Vachalek, at the National Weather Service, says it’s a good idea to get familiar with the terminology, put fresh batteries in the weather radio and prepare survival […] Read More »

Ashford leads Terry in tight 2nd District Congressional race

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A tight Congressional race in Omaha remains too close to call as Election Day came to a close without a clear result. At present, Democrat Brad Ashford leads Republican incumbent Lee Terry. With 52 of 271 precincts reporting, Ashford has 64,696 voters to Terry’s 68,063; a 48.49% to 46.09% split. Libertarian Steve Laird has 7,603 […] Read More »

Republican Pete Ricketts wins the governor’s race (AUDIO)

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Republican Pete Ricketts will be Nebraska’s next governor. Ricketts, who squeaked out a victory in the Republican primary, easily defeated Democrat Chuck Hassebrook. Many thought this race might be close, but Ricketts held the lead from the beginning of election results coming from the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office. With more than 1,000 of the […] Read More »

Republican Ben Sasse cruises to Senate win (AUDIO)

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Republican Ben Sasse has been elected United States Senator, succeeding fellow Republican Mike Johanns. Sasse easily defeated Democrat Dave Domina. Two independents, Jim Jenkins and Todd Watson, didn’t play a factor in the race. Sasse pledged three things to Nebraskans during his victory speech. “First, I commit to be about the big challenges before us, […] Read More »

Hassebrook concedes: ‘This campaign was never about me’ (AUDIO)

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Republican Pete Ricketts, a business executive from Omaha, defeated Democrat Chuck Hassebrook, the former executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons. With  556/1380 precincts reporting, the results were: Ricketts:  223,801  57.07% Hassebrook:  154,728  39.46% Hassebrook made a short speech to about 300 Democratic Party supporters in Omaha Tuesday night, saying there is more […] Read More »

Three Royals to play for MLB on Japan tour

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar and pitcher Jeremy Guthrie will join the Major Leaguers who will play in a five-game All-Star Series in Japan, the club confirmed on Tuesday. Read More »

Yost recognized as finalist for AL Manager of the Year

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Ned Yost, who took the Royals to the postseason and the World Series for the first time since 1985, was nominated, along with the Angels' Mike Scioscia and the Orioles' Buck Showalter, for the Baseball Writers' Association of America's American League ... Read More »

Three Royals repeat as Gold Glove winners

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Left fielder Alex Gordon, first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez of the Royals all repeated this year as American League Rawlings Gold Glove winners. Read More »

Gold Glove Award winners announced

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For the first time since the inception of the Gold Glove Awards in 1957, Rawlings collaborated with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) last year to formally incorporate sabermetrics as a component in determining winners of the defensive ... Read More »

Missouri Riverfront development study underway

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A comprehensive study of the Omaha – Council Bluffs riverfront begins today. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce invited a team from Urban Land Institute to survey both cities and interview dozens of stakeholders and prepare a land use report. Information in that report will […] Read More »

UNO’s Political Science chairman’s take on Tuesday’s election

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Nebraska’s 2nd District Congressional race today is receiving national attention. Incumbent Republican Lee Terry and Democrat Brad Ashford are basically nose-to nose. University of Nebraska – Omaha Political Science Department Chairman Dr. Randall Atkins says the race is too close for call and we likely won’t know the results until very late or there may possibly be […] Read More »