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2014 state volleyball semifinal scores

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CLASS A Friday’s semifinals Omaha Marian def. Lincoln Southeast 25-8, 25-18, 23-25, 16-25, 19-17 Papillion-La Vista def. Millard West 25-20, 25-22, 25-21 Saturday’s championship At Devaney Sports Center Omaha Marian (36-7) vs. Papillion-La Vista (41-0), 7 p.m. CLASS B Friday’s semifinals Omaha Skutt def. Elkhorn 27-25, 25-19, 25-13 Norris def. Gretna 25-18, 25-20, 31-29 Saturday’s […] Read More »

Top prospects face off in Arizona Fall League title game

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You'll always remember where you first saw them. The Arizona Fall League has served as an incubation field for some of the best young players in the Major Leagues, and the next generation of prospects will have a chance to introduce themselves to a nat... Read More »

12-year-old pulled from school swimming pool in Omaha has died

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A 12 year old Omaha boy that was pulled from a school swimming pool Thursday has died. Omaha police have identified him as Demariont’e Brown-Elliot. Police say Brown-Elliot attended Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School and was in the swimming pool for physical education class.  It was toward the end of the period and the children […] Read More »

Nebraska Crossing Outlets one year anniversary

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This weekend marks the one-year anniversary at Nebraska Crossing Outlets in Gretna. Developer Rod Yates says they have good reason to celebrate. He says when they opened one year ago capacity was at 80%. Since then they have added approximately 60,000 square feet of new brands. Yates says in the first year they marked $140-million […] Read More »

Gale disappointed not quite half of Nebraska voters turned out for election

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Secretary of State John Gale says he’s disappointed with the voter turnout for the General Election. Gale says he’s pleased the 47.5% turnout this year beat the 43% turnout in 2010, but still disappointed turnout didn’t reach the 50% mark he had projected. “I deeply appreciate everybody who did vote, don’t mistake me there, but […] Read More »

Nebraska firearm deer hunting season starts Saturday

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This weekend marks the opening of firearm deer hunting season in Nebraska. Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says it is going to be very cold and there is two to four inches of snow in the forecast. He says that combination makes for a hunter’s paradise.  The forecast is calling for two to […] Read More »

Cold weather fire prevention reminders

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Four recent house fires in Omaha could have been prevented. Omaha Battalion Chief Tim McCaw says now that the cold weather is here there are several things you need to do to protect your home. Chief McCaw says if you are using space heaters make sure you do not overload electrical outlets. Be careful with […] Read More »

Gov. Hieneman says voters sent a message

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Gov. Dave Heineman says voters sent a message to Washington in the 2014 elections. Heineman, a Republican, says the big Republican wins throughout the United States should be taken as a very powerful statement. “At the federal level, all across America, the American people sent a very powerful message: we want you to get something […] Read More »

Omaha counselor accused of “improper sexual contact” with client

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A licensed mental health counselor from Omaha who has three offices in southwest Iowa is accused of having sex with an Iowa client. According to online documents, in 2012 Amy Jo Murphy began counseling a couple at her clinic in Corning, Iowa. After the couple divorced, the counseling continued for one spouse and the Iowa […] Read More »

Pelini won’t fully commit to saying “Yes, Ameer Abdullah will play Saturday” (AUDIO

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Tomorrow, the weather forecast for Madison Wisconsin calls for cloudy skies and a high only of 30 for tomorrow’s kickoff between the Huskers and the Badgers. NU spent some time outdoors this week getting ready for the weather, but Bo Pelini doesn’t buy too much into that. I’m still not sold Ameer Abdullah is playing […] Read More »

Full slate of basketball this week as Huskers host three games at Pinnacle Bank Arena

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The No. 16 Nebraska women’s basketball opens the 2014-15 regular season with back-to-back home games against Pepperdine (Saturday, 11 a.m.) and Alcorn State (Sunday, 5 p.m.) at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Huskers open the 2014-15 season at No. 16 in both the Associated Press Preseason Poll and the USA Today Coaches Preseason Top 25. Nebraska […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns predicts big clashes between Obama and Congress (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns calls the results of the 2014 election “remarkable”, but predicts a real clash is coming between a Republican-controlled Congress and President Barack Obama. Johanns says voters ushered in huge change, across the country. He points out that not only did Republicans gain control of the Senate and gain seats in the House, […] Read More »

Attorney General-elect Peterson will defend same-sex marriage ban

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Attorney General-elect Doug Peterson says he will defend Nebraska’s definition of marriage. But, Peterson adds he expects the United States Supreme Court to take up the issue next year. The American Civil Liberties Union has threatened to file a lawsuit against the state law. Peterson anticipates the case will follow the same path a similar […] Read More »

Guthrie seeks MLB’s first win in Japan All-Star Series

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Jeremy Guthrie's experience in Japan has thus far revolved around off-field activities, but today, the Royals righty will finally have a chance to take the mound, opposite Samurai Japan right-hander Takahiro Norimoto at the Tokyo Dome in Game 3. Read More »

2014 state high school volleyball opening round scores

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CLASS A Thursday’s first-round results Lincoln Southeast def. Lincoln North Star 25-21, 25-17, 25-22 Omaha Marian def. Papillion-LV South 25-22, 25-20, 26-24 Papillion-La Vista def. Millard South 25-23, 25-18, 25-14 Millard West def. North Platte 25-20, 25-22, 25-21 Friday’s semifinals Lincoln Southeast (34-4) vs. Omaha Marian (35-7), 5 p.m. Papillion-La Vista (41-0) vs. Millard West […] Read More »