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Author, health expert to speak in Kearney tonight

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An author and dietician who’s made several national TV broadcasts will be in central Nebraska tonight to give a free presentation on sports health and nutrition. Dawn Weatherwax offers a preview of what she’ll be discussing in Kearney. “What I’m going to be talking about is how nutrition can impact your health and performance up to 15%,” […]

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Nebraska women’s hoops team makes it to Australia

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After traveling half the day Saturday and all day Sunday, the Nebraska women’s basketball team finally touched down in Australia on Monday morning. Following a brief stop in Sydney, the Huskers flew on to Melbourne for a few hours of sightseeing before heading to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for some rest. The Big Red open […]

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Creighton men’s soccer ranked 6th in preseason poll

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The Creighton men’s soccer team enters 2015 ranked sixth in the NSCAA’s (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Preseason Top 25 Poll released on Monday, August 3. Fifth-year head coach Elmar Bolowich leads Creighton in their quest for the program’s 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance in the past 24 seasons in 2015. Bolowich guided Creighton to […]

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Late error costly as Storm Chasers can’t hold on to lead against Sounds

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (62-48) held a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning, but three runs in the final two innings by the Nashville Sounds (48-62) handed the Chasers a 5-3 loss. Combined with an Oklahoma City comeback win, and Omaha now has fallen to 5.5 games back in the division race. Scott Alexander came […]

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Saltdogs take rubber game from Thunderheads

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Shairon Martis turned in a quality start in his return from the disabled list as the Saltdogs (26-41) dispatched the Amarillo Thunderheads (30-38) 5-3 in front of 2,960 fans to take the series at Haymarket Park Monday night. Martis (5-2), who had been shelved since July 25 with a groin injury, tossed 6 1/3 innings, […]

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Tiny larvae of endangered pallid sturgeon found in Missouri River

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Information retrieved from small fish caught in the Missouri River between Iowa and Nebraska indicates the recovering habitat along that stretch of the waterway may be helping an endangered species to return. Three fish larvae that were caught by U.S. Geological Survey scientists in May of 2014 are now confirmed as pallid sturgeon. Aaron DeLornay is […]

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Analysts predict gas price drop around Labor Day

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If you haven’t taken your vacation yet now may be a good time to consider a trip this fall. Patrick DeHaan is a senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.com and says prices are expected to tumble when summer comes to a close. He says right now crude oil is $45.98 a barrel and it has been […]

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July Business Conditions Index

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The July Business Conditions Index dipped more than two points from the month before.   Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss reports July’s index came in at 50.6 compared to June’s 53.0. Goss says, “We’re talking about an economy, the nine state region we are surveying, are more tied to agriculture and more tied to energy. Those […]

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Congress has much to consider in weight Iran nuclear deal (AUDIO)

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry sees promise as well as peril in the nuclear agreement reached with Iran. Fortenberry says the Obama Administration has been pushing hard for Congressional approval of the nuclear agreement reached with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry has led the push, speaking before Congressional committees and even behind closed doors about the […]

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Nebraska football coach Mike Riley transcript from Big Ten Media Days

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COACH RILEY: Good to see everybody. I’m excited to be here. Very proud to represent Nebraska and our football program. It has been a little bit of a whirlwind. I haven’t transitioned in a long time. So I forgot what all the newness was about a little bit. But it’s been fun. First impressions about […]

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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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