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NU captures third All-American honor at NCAA track and field championships

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Patrick Raedler is the third Husker at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships to grab All-American honors after he finished 8th in the long jump. Raedler became a three-time All-American with a jump of 24 feet, 4 and a quarter inches as his fifth jump moved him from ninth to eighth. The Huskers also […] Read More »

Johanns Reacts to Failed Student Loan Propsoal, Successful VA Bill

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Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns expresses strong opposition to a student loan proposal that failed to overcome a filibuster on Wednesday. Johanns feels that the proposed legislation does nothing to address the cost of college and shifts private debt to taxpayers. The bill was brought forward by Senator Elizabeth Warren and would have raised taxes […] Read More »

Siouxland lands another air carrier, starting today

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Frontier Airlines is returning flights between Sioux City, Iowa, and Denver, Colorado, today, after cancelling the route in 2008 when the company filed Chapter 11. Last year, Frontier was purchased by Indigo Partners, which provides low-cost air transportation. Frontier spokeswoman Tyri Squyres says the airline is returning because it believes Sioux City has a strong market […] Read More »

Guthrie eyeing first win since April in opener vs. White Sox

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Jeremy Guthrie could use a victory when he faces the White Sox on Friday night. After all, he's been without one in his last 11 starts since winning his first two games of the season. Chicago will turn to left-hander Jose Quintana in the series opener. Read More »

Davis, Holland form dynamic duo at back end of ‘pen

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It's a mutual admiration society for Wade Davis, Kansas City's eighth-inning setup man, and Greg Holland, its closer. Davis and Holland are the Royals' iron wall at the finish and, lately, they've been virtually impenetrable. Read More »

Audit Finds Highway Superintendent Claimed False Overtime Hours

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Over 1700 hours of overtime worth nearly $50,000 is an overpayment according to State Auditor Mike Foley after a recent state audit found a Dundy County highway superintendent had claimed to have taken no vacation time, but evidence points to the contrary. Foley says a Facebook photo posted by the wife of Superintendent Michael Edwards […] Read More »

Johanns Outraged at Taliban Prisoner Swap

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Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns minces no words in expressing his feelings on the recent swap of Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Johanns says he’s still surprised at the release of five Taliban fighters despite the comments of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday. “I guarantee, these folks are going to […] Read More »

Omaha man shot while mowing lawn

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An Omaha man was rushed to a hospital after being hit by gunfire around noon today. Sgt. Steve Martinez with the Omaha Police Department says the victim was outside of a house mowing a lawn in the north-central part of the city when apparently a person with a gun walked up and started shooting. Sgt. […] Read More »

Holland’s success in KC fills father with pride

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From the moment Royals closer Greg Holland first picked up baseball, he's had a supporting father to lead him along the way. That meant trips to sporting-goods stores for gloves, cleats, bats and all the other necessities -- rides to games and, on non-... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: June 11

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The Storm Chasers improved to 2-1 at Sacramento, scoring three in the second, four in the fourth and three in the eighth. Johnny Giavotella drove in five runs, including a three-run homer. Read More »

Johnny Giavotella drives in five runs in Chasers win over Sacramento

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Johnny Giavotella had three hits, including a home run, and drove in five runs to power Omaha past Sacramento, 10-4, Wednesday night in the third of four games at Raley Field. The Storm Chasers finished with 16 hits to lift their record to 35-31 overall and 17-17 on the road and remain a half-game behind victorious Oklahoma City […] Read More »

Two Huskers reach the podium after the first day of the NCAA track and field championships

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The Nebraska track and field team opened the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday on the campus of the University of Oregon. Two Husker women had top ten finishes as Maggie Malone tallied a fourth-place finish in the women’s javelin and Jazmin McCoy came in sixth in the women’s long jump. Malone earned the second All-America honors […] Read More »

Heineman, Glenn Spar Over UNL President Search

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Governor Dave Heineman says politics are behind suggestions from University Of Nebraska Regent candidate Steve Glenn on the selection process for a new university president.Glenn recently said that perception is important in the selection of a president, especially after Governor Heineman publicly announced he wanted the job.“I called for any regent who’s been appointed by […] Read More »

Young African singers, dancers swing through Nebraska

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A 22-member children’s choir from the African nation of Uganda is making four stops in Nebraska over the next week. Choir director Phillip Mugerwa says the singers in the choir range in age from seven to 12 years old and all have lost at least one parent. He says one goal of this tour of […] Read More »

Royals ride Ventura, four sac flies to fourth straight

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Yordano Ventura is turning out to be just about what the Royals expected: pretty darn good. Ventura breezed through seven innings against the Indians as the Royals notched a fourth straight victory, 4-1, and took the two-game series from the Tribe in f... Read More »