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Miles adds Beckner to Nebraska coaching staff

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University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Saturday the hiring of Phil Beckner as an assistant coach for the Husker basketball program Miles believes that Beckner’s coaching experience on the collegiate and professional levels, as well his player development skills, made him a great addition to the Nebraska coaching staff. “I believe hiring […]

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Three homers key the Storm Chasers win over Nashville

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (62-47) used three different home runs to defeat the Nashville Sounds (47-62) by a score of 11-5 to even the series. Despite the win the Storm Chasers actually lost ground in the division race with Oklahoma City sweeping a doubleheader, and Omaha now sits at 4.5 games back. After falling behind […]

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Saltdogs cannot survive Amarillo comeback

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After the Saltdogs (25-41) scored six straight, Amarillo Thunderheads (30-37) answered with eight in a row to pull away 10-6 and even the series in front of 4,655 fans at Haymarket Park Sunday evening. After Curt Smith’s two-run homer in the fifth extended Lincoln’s lead to 6-2, Amarillo scored five runs in the top of […]

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Study: EPA carbon-cutting plan could save Nebraskans $94 a month

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A study finds Nebraska consumers would eventually see drastic reductions in their utility bills under a federal plan to reduce carbon emissions. Some electric companies claim the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon pollution would result in much higher costs that would be passed along to consumers. Liz Stanton, the principal economist at Synapse […]

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Colorado woman charged in fiery fatal crash on I-80 in Nebraska

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A Colorado woman has been charged in a fiery fatal crash on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol says 36-year-old Laura Foster has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and driving while intoxicated in the wreck in west-central Nebraska. According to NSP, 43-year-old Angela Miller of Ravenna died in the crash. NRP reports Miller was […]

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Precautions against the Emerald Ash Borer

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The city of Omaha is taking preventative action against the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer. The inventory shows there are 6,482 Ash trees on the right-of-way, 4,340 Ash trees in City of Omaha parks, and 686 on City golf courses. Trees on private property are not included in this count. Omaha’s Parks, Recreation and Public Property […]

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Congressman Fortenberry calls for suspension of money for Planned Parenthood

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says federal funding for Planned Parenthood should be suspended while Congress investigates videos released by an anti-abortion group. A fourth video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress in which it appears a Planned Parenthood officials discusses the trafficking of fetal tissue and organs after abortions. Fortenberry says Planned Parenthood […]

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5 year old Omaha boy killed after hit by SUV

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A tragic accident claims the life of a five year old Omaha boy Thursday night. Omaha police report that just after 9 pm a Ford Explorer was driving through an alley near 27th and Marcy Streets when Yoshua Mejia-Estrada ran between two parked vehicles and was struck. Mejia-Estrada was rushed to a hospital in extremely […]

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Storm downs tree limbs and power lines

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A small but powerful storm hit eastern Nebraska Friday morning around 4 am that dumped heavy rain and strong wind. The storm’s path targeted the central part of Omaha and downed tree limbs and power lines. The Omaha Public Power District reports that at one point 12,000 customers were without service. Spokesperson Jodi Baker says, […]

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Export-Import Bank revival could become part of highway bill

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The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill. The Senate included reviving the bank in its six-year $350 billion highway bill that will not be taken up by the House until September. Congressman Adrian Smith says if the Export-Import Bank is to be revived, it should undergo change. “Bare […]

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Florida woman who drowned puppy in airport restroom sentenced

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A Florida woman accused of drowning a 3-week-old puppy in the restroom of a central Nebraska airport has been placed on probation for two years. 57-year-old Cynthia Anderson of Edgewater apologized and pleaded for mercy during her court appearance in Hall County in Grand Island Thursday. In May, Anderson pleaded no contest to a charge […]

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Danish Alps State Recreation Area opens Saturday

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It is a big day on Saturday for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Spokesman Greg Wagner says the state’s newest recreation area officially opens to the public. The Danish Alps is located about a mile from Hubbard, Nebraska. That is located about 1:45 minutes north of Omaha or 10 miles southwest of Sioux City. […]

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Congress fails to pass long-term highway bill, extends current funding (AUDIO)

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Congress has extended transportation funding just ahead of the deadline, but falls short in an effort to pass a long-term highway bill. House leaders rejected the six-year $350 billion bill approved by the Senate. Instead, Congress passed a three-month highway bill, providing more time to negotiate. Congressman Adrian Smith acknowledges it’s not the best outcome. […]

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Four-star running back Jordan Stevenson commits to Huskers

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Four-star running back Jordan Stevenson announced Thursday on Twitter that he has changed his commitment to Nebraska after reportedly being denied admission at his first choice, Wisconsin. Stevenson – a class of 2015 recruit – originally committed to the Badgers late last year, but was reportedly barred from enrolling because of unspecified academic reasons. He […]

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Storm Chasers survive ninth inning rally to down Round Rock

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Clay Mortensen spun six solid innings as Omaha survived a ninth inning rally to hang to defeat Round Rock, 5-4, Thursday night in the third of four encounters at Dell Diamond. The Storm Chasers improved to 60-46, becoming the second team in the league to reach 60 wins, and moved to within three games of […]

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