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Nebraska edges Cincinnati in double overtime

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Although the offense was at a premium, both Nebraska and Cincinnati saw their defenses force a combined 40 turnovers, field goal percentages in the 30’s, and ten minutes of extra basketball. Luckily for Nebraska, they got the final bounce. Benny Parker’s floating 10-footer with 1:14 to play in the second overtime proved to be the game […] Read More »

Congressman Smith says approval of budget bill the right thing to do

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Congressman Adrian Smith says he wasn’t thrilled with the budget bill passing Congress and avoiding a federal government shutdown, but voted for it nonetheless. The $1.1 trillion spending bill narrowly passed the House on a 219-to-206 vote. “Clearly, the agreement is far from perfect, but I really believe after sifting through the details and given […] Read More »

Gov.-elect Ricketts chooses Schnoor to replace Sen. Janssen

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Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts has selected David Schnoor of Scribner to fill the state senate seat being vacated by Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont who won election as state Auditor in November. Gov. Dave Heineman earlier said he would defer to Ricketts on who to select as Janssen’s replacement. Heineman will make the formal appointment. Schnoor, […] Read More »

Prison plan hopes to slash costs, avoid building new prison

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A plan to help Nebraska ease prison overcrowding and avoid the cost of building a new prison has been released. The recommendations include increased use of probation and drug courts for non-violent offenders as well as additional use of supervision for inmates released from prison. State Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings says supervision of released […] Read More »

Motorist going wrong way on I-80 charged with drunk driving

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Motorist complaints early in the morning led to the arrest of a driver for the second time on suspicion of driving drunk. The Nebraska State Patrol reports several motorists called Troop D in North Platte around 5 o’clock Tuesday morning to report a pick-up traveling the wrong way on I-80 in Lincoln County. A trooper […] Read More »

Nebraska Farm Bureau declares state tax system broken

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The Nebraska Farm Bureau has issued a challenge for the new governor and the new legislature: reform the state tax system. Farm Bureau Vice President Mark McHargue of Central City says the property tax is becoming an increasingly heavy burden for farmers. “The effect on the bottom line for our members is growing, it’s substantial,” […] Read More »

Huskers head coach Mike Riley announces four assistant coaching hires

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University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced on Thursday the hiring of four assistant football coaches that will help lead the Husker football program into the future. All four assistant coaches worked for Riley at Oregon State, and all have proven track records as great coaches, teachers, mentors and outstanding recruiters. The full-time […] Read More »

Nebraska jumps out to lead, holds off Creighton for women’s college basketball win

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Emily Cady notched her fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Rachel Theriot added 16 points and nine assists to power No. 12 Nebraska to a 60-57 women’s basketball win at Creighton on Thursday night. Nebraska improved to 8-1 on the season, while Creighton slipped to 4-5. Cady, a 6-2 […] Read More »

Both sides await key Keystone XL court ruling (AUDIO)

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Both those opposed to the Keystone XL project and those who support the oil pipeline await an important decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court. A decision by the state Supreme Court could come soon either upholding or striking down state law that approved TransCanada’s route for Keystone XL through Nebraska. Lead plaintiff in the lawsuit […] Read More »

Famed Oak Ridge Boys to make one holiday stop in the state (AUDIO)

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One of the most successful and longest-running country music acts will be making one stop in Nebraska next week. The Oak Ridge Boys are marking their 25th annual Christmas tour in their 41st year as a band. Bass singer Richard Sterban says the show is divided into two sections, the first being a rundown of […] Read More »

Royals plant seeds for future moves at Meetings

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The Royals entered the new era of an American League title defense with some roster vacancies to fill, and the sunshine and relaxing vibe of San Diego didn't prevent them from getting to work on putting down the check marks. Read More »

Mississippi educator visits Nebraska as university presidential search continues

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One of four finalists for the position of president of the University of Nebraska wrapped up his visit to the state Tuesday. Hank Bounds is currently the commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. In his current role, Bounds provides leadership for the state’s university system that includes four regional universities, […] Read More »

Royals acquire Rule 5 pick Gustave from Red Sox

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The Royals kept busy Thursday by acquiring hard-throwing right-hander Jandel Gustave in a trade with the Red Sox. Read More »

UNMC takes pride in TIME praise of Ebola fighters

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Those that work at Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit feel a sense of pride that TIME magazine selected men and women on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as their person of the year. “Just a feeling of gratefulness for being able to be here to be that support for those people […] Read More »

Source: Royals agree to 2-year deal with Kendrys

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The Royals still have work to do on their slight roster remodel, but things got a bit clearer Thursday on the last day of the Winter Meetings when they agreed to terms with designated hitter Kendrys Morales on a two-year deal, according to a source. Read More »