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Gov. Ricketts calls on McPherson to resign from school board over blog post

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has called on State Board of Education members Pat McPherson to resign after a racist insult of President Barack Obama appeared on his blog. “While many Nebraskans disagree with our president on many issues, he is deserving of the same civility and respect we give one another. There is no room for […] Read More »

Royals to host annual ‘School Day at the K’

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The Royals will host their 17th annual "School Day at the K" on May 7 before the team's 1:10 p.m. CT game against the Indians. The club expects to have about 20,000 students and educators at the ballpark. Read More »

Mountain lion hunts won’t be authorized this year

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No mountain lion hunts will be authorized in Nebraska this year. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has decided against allowing the hunts after 10 female cats were killed in 2014. A total of 16 mountain lions died by various means last year. Five died at the hands of hunters, given permits from the Game […] Read More »

Gov. Ricketts releases names of Corrections Dir. candidates

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Candidates for state Corrections Director come from Alaska, Washington, and Florida. Current Corrections Director Michael Kenney is not on the list. Gov. Pete Ricketts released the names of the candidates chosen with the help of Ford Webb Associates, a national search firm. Ricketts will interview the candidates before choosing a new director. The candidates as […] Read More »

Woman hit by car, legs severed

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A tragic accident in north-central Omaha Wednesday evening sends a woman to a hospital. Police were called to 5116 Northwest Radial Highway to investigate a pedestrian – vehicle accident. Police say 55 year old Joanne Smith was removing items from the trunk of her vehicle when she was hit by a another driver. The force […] Read More »

Nebraska volleyball releases their sand schedule

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The Nebraska sand volleyball team has announced the upcoming schedule for the 2015 season. Nebraska begins its third season of sand volleyball in Hawaii on March 20-21. The Huskers will compete at the Queen of the Beach Challenge along with Hawaii, USC, California, Hawaii Pacific and Chaminade. Nebraska will also play duals against Hawaii and […] Read More »

Wisconsin will have their top scorer back for tonight’s game vs. Huskers

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No. 7 Wisconsin is getting its leading scorer back after 7-footer Frank Kaminsky was cleared to return to practice on Tuesday following a concussion.  Kaminsky didn’t play in the Badgers upset loss at Rutgers. Kaminsky took an elbow to the head in the first half of last week’s 62-55 win over Purdue. While Kaminsky returns, Traevon […] Read More »

Pierson-El named Freshman All-American for special teams

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De’Mornay Pierson-El was named the punt returner on the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America team. Pierson-El returned 34 punts for 596 yards in 2014, returning three punts for touchdowns while averaging 17.5 yards per return. Pierson-El led the nation with his 596 return yards, 194 more yards than any other returner. He […] Read More »

Proposal calls for Nebraska to take steps to drop prison population (AUDIO)

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A proposal for prison reform contends Nebraska can spend a little to save a lot. An outline for prison reform has been released to state lawmakers by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, advocating for increased supervision of inmates released from prison, the greater use of probation, and improved parole supervision. Marc Pelka with […] Read More »

Lightning strikes Creighton once again. Late three-pointer dooms Bluejays

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Matt Carlino’s three-pointer with 11.2 seconds left gave Marquette a 53-52 victory over visiting Creighton on Wednesday night in Milwaukee.  Marquette improved to 10-6 (2-2 BIG EAST), while Creighton dropped to 9-9 (0-5 BIG EAST). It was the second straight heartbreaking loss for Creighton on a three-pointer in the closing seconds after Sterling Gibbs made […] Read More »

Worries rise over invasive species in Nebraska rivers and lakes

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Concerns are being raised about Nebraska’s waterways after the recent discovery of invasive mussel species in two South Dakota lakes. Allison Zach is the Nebraska invasive species program coordinator for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She says both zebra and quagga mussels in South Dakota could mean trouble for Nebraska, especially those found along the border […] Read More »

Proposals hope to make Nebraska veteran-friendly

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A number of measures are being proposed this legislative session, aimed at retaining and attracting military veterans to Nebraska. Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue says many of those measures take direct aim at those now serving at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha. “Retain those veterans who work at Offutt, who are stationed at Offutt, […] Read More »

I-80 traffic stop seizes nearly 60 pounds of marijuana

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A California man has been arrested and 58 pounds of marijuana seized during a traffic stop on I-80 in Hamilton County. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper pulled over a sport utility vehicle a mile east of the Giltner exit for speeding Tuesday afternoon. A patrol drug dog brought to the scene sniffed out […] Read More »

7 year old Plattsmouth girl critically injured

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A 7 year old Plattsmouth girl was rushed to a hospital in critical condition with head and neck injuries evening in a two car accident in Sarpy County.   Investigators say at 5 pm Tuesday,  Madelyne Hughes was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her sister, 17 year old Taylor Hughes. They say Hughes made […] Read More »

More problems for CHI Creighton

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The Omaha Fire Department will no longer transport trauma patients to CHI Creighton University Medical Center. The decision was made after the Department of Health and Human Services denied CHI Creighton a level on trauma center status for failing to meet four requirements. Fire Chief Bernie Kanger says, “It is in the patient’s best interest […] Read More »