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Riley hires former Maryland DC as defensive backs coach

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University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced Tuesday the hiring of Brian Stewart as the Huskers’ defensive backs coach. Stewart brings defensive coordinator experience at both the college and professional levels to the Husker staff. Stewart comes to Nebraska after spending the past three seasons as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the […]

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Alex Gordon begins throwing. Yost says he’ll be ready Opening Day

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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon played catch for the first time since his December surgery to repair a tendon in his right wrist.  The former Husker has been cleared to take “dry” swings beginning today, meaning he can swing without any contact with a baseball. “Just getting him loosened up to see how it feels,” Yost said. […]

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NU’s Boldt named Big Ten Player of the Week

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Nebraska outfielder Ryan Boldt was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday following a stellar performance during a 3-1 series victory over the BYU Cougars last week in Peoria, Ariz. Boldt hit .625 (10-for-16) in the series, with at least two hits in every game, including a pair of three-hit performances. Boldt slugged .750 […]

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Boys basketball scores from 2/23/15

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Ashland-Greenwood 48, Douglas County West 46 Auburn 58, Conestoga 53 Banner County 44, South Platte 26 Broken Bow 54, Valentine 44 Burwell 58, Centura 45 Centennial 51, Fairbury 34 Crofton 59, Ponca 53 Friend 40, Sterling 34 Harvard 51, Shelton 46 Hershey 77, Perkins County 71 (4 OT) Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer 60, Weeping Water 54 Hyannis […]

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Debate begins on winner-take-all Electoral College bill (AUDIO)

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A very partisan debate is underway among the officially non-partisan state senators as the Unicameral discusses whether Nebraska should again be a winner-take-all state in the presidential elections. At present, only Nebraska and Maine distribute presidential electors to the Electoral College proportionately. Maine has had the system since 1969. Nebraska adopted it in 1991. LB […]

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Nebraska ranks 49th in US for school breakfast program

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Nebraska placed near the very bottom of a new study ranking the states for the percentage of low-income students who take part in government-funded school breakfast and lunch programs. Crystal FitzSimons, spokeswoman for the Food Research and Action Center, says only two states had a worse showing. “Nebraska is feeding about 50,000 low-income kids for […]

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Former Lincoln resident sentence on child porn charges

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A former Lincoln resident has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney’s office reports 54-year-old Charles Walker will also be required to serve five years of supervised release and register as a sex offender. In February of last year, Lincoln police tracked down […]

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Gov. Ricketts searches for NDOR director; opposes gas tax hike

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says he is not in favor of increasing the gas tax. Many states are poised to take advantage of a drop in gas prices by increasing the state’s take. Ricketts says the state needs to operate on what it has. “I want to work with the money that we have available right […]

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Sexual assault charge filed in Nebraska against Iowa politician dropped

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Sexual assault charges filed in Nebraska against an Iowa politician have been dropped. The charges against 69-year-old Donald Brantz of Mineola, Iowa were originally filed following an incident in Bellevue, Nebraska on October 10, 2014. Brantz was accused of inappropriately touching a woman and allegedly threatened to choke her. Brantz maintained he was innocent of […]

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CHI Health again included in EMS rotation

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Starting today, the Omaha Fire Department and EMS providers in five counties will resume the odd/even calendar day rotation that includes CHI Health. They took Creighton University Medical Center out of rotation in January after they failed to meet the criteria for a level one trauma center. Creighton officials were notified last Friday by the […]

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2 Omaha officers injured in overnight crash

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Two Omaha police officers were injured around 1:00 Monday morning when their cruiser was hit by another vehicle. Omaha Police Department spokesman Officer Michael Pecha says one suffered a hand injury that required treatment. The other officer suffered back and neck pain but refused treatment. Police cited the driver of the other car, identified as […]

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Economist says Wal-Mart wage hike will pressure competitors

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The nation’s largest employer announced last week they are increasing their starting pay to $9. Wal-mart also announced that will increase to $10 in 2016. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says Wal-Mart is a $272-billion dollar corporation and this move will not have a big impact on their bottom line. However, Goss says this is […]

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State economy poised for mid-year spurt (AUDIO)

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The forecast for state economic growth this year has brightened. The Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has seen the leading economic indicator grow for two months in a row. Director Eric Thompson says it is broad-based growth. “It’s in things like construction and manufacturing, especially manufacturing that isn’t closely tied to […]

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Tim Miles takes away the players’ toys after another bad loss

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Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles will not allow his players into their locker room or state of the art lounge after the team dropped their fifth straight game, 74-46 against Iowa. No players were allowed to speak to the media as well. Miles, who had an NCAA tournament team a year ago, has lost […]

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Big first half run lifts Iowa over the Huskers

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Iowa silenced a sellout crowd on Huskers Legends Weekend with a 21-2 run to close the first half in an eventual 74-46 victory over the Huskers Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes (17-10, 8-6 Big Ten) led wire to wire, shooting 50 percent from the field with three players in double figures. Aaron White led Iowa with 18 points […]

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