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UNMC – Nebraska Medicine’s $4.2B impact on Nebraska’s economy

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine have a combined $4.2-billion annual impact on Nebraska’s economy. University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey God says they recently hired a national consulting firm, Tripp Umbach to conduct a study on how both entities benefit the state’s economy. Dr. Gold says, “Our work impacts […]

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Sen. Sasse calls southern border a “crisis of government” (AUDIO)

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse says he has returned from a trip to the southern border convinced Congress must act. Sasse has heard the stories told by Texas authorities and ranchers on counties that run along the southern border between the United States and Mexico. Desperate immigrants attempting to cross the border illegally often make […]

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Fugitive accused of hitting mother with car – twice

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The search for a man considered armed and dangerous continues in the Omaha metro area Monday morning. Police officers from Omaha and Bellevue police along with Omaha’s swat team stormed an apartment this morning near 26th and Cuming Street.   This is in connection to an event Saturday when police located 32 year old Anthony Flud […]

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Kyle Korver is the second leading scorer for Eastern Conference All-Stars

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Kyle Korver who  became the first Creighton Bluejay in 40 years to be selected to the NBA All-Star game, finished second in scoring for the Eastern Conference All-Stars behind Cleveland’s LeBron James.  Korver scored 21 points in their 163-158 loss on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.  James had 30 points. Korver played 16 minutes off […]

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Ward Labs in Kearney: 4.4-million soil samples and still going

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An agricultural soil testing firm in Kearney is marking the completion of a major expansion project. Ward Laboratories has cut the ribbon on a 16,000 square foot addition. Company founder and president Ray Ward says the expanded facility will help the company provide more efficient soil testing results for ag producers. Ward says, “That’s our […]

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Hiring Our Heroes job fair Wednesday in Bellevue

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The Nebraska Department of Labor is partnering with the U-S Chamber of Commerce, the Nebraska National Guard and other sponsors in hosting a Hiring Our Heroes job fair in Bellevue on Wednesday, February 18th. Seth Fager is an employment and training administrator with the Nebraska Department of Labor and says all veterans, transitioning service members and their […]

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NU softball comes up empty-handed in five weekend games at Tallahassee

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The 19th-ranked Nebraska softball team lost to No. 6 Florida State on Sunday, 3-2, finishing the weekend winless in two games against the Seminoles and Georgia State and another game against Western Kentucky. In two games against the Yellowjackets, NU was outscored 22-4, getting run-ruled in each game.  They fell to the Hilltoppers 5-1 and lost […]

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NU baseball loses opening series to UNLV

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After posting a 2-0 shutout win on Friday night in the season opener, the Nebraska baseball team dropped the final two games of its series with UNLV, including a 3-0 loss in the finale on Sunday. Nebraska had the tying or go-ahead run at the plate in both the eighth and ninth innings, but couldn’t […]

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Laudermill leads the Huskers past Wisconsin

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Tear’a Laudermill erupted for 20 points and a career-high seven assists, and freshman Natalie Romeo added a career-high 19 points and four assists to lead No. 22 Nebraska to a 70-63 women’s basketball win over Wisconsin on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nebraska jumped to a 13-point first-half before Wisconsin rallied to take a four-point lead just […]

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NU men miss out on first Big Ten road win

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Shavon Shields scored a game-high 19 points but Nebraska was unable to get its first Big Ten road win of the season, as the Huskers fell at Purdue, 66-54, Sunday evening. Shields hit 7-of-13 shots from the field to lead three Huskers in double figures, as Nebraska fell to 13-12 on the season and 5-8 in Big […]

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Sen. Chambers, Sen. Krist spar over anti-discrimination bill wording (AUDIO)

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A spat between two state senators broke out on the legislative floor before lawmakers left Lincoln for a long weekend. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha told colleagues he cannot understand why his remarks following a Judiciary Committee meeting offended Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha. Chambers added he won’t back off his criticism of the Catholic […]

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Affordable Health Care deadline is Sunday

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Nebraskans have until midnight Sunday to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Health Care Act. Omaha insurance expert Art Jeter says those who decide not to select coverage and pay the government penalty need to remember that amount increased significantly from last year. Jeter says, “The penalty has basically doubled and it has been […]

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Omaha Storm Chasers job fair Saturday

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If you love baseball this job fair might be right up your alley. Omaha Storm Chasers President and General Manager Martie Cordaro says they need to fill a number of positions from ushers to AV staff to run the scoreboard.  Cordaro says applications are available by logging on to omahastormchasers.com. He says you can save […]

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Charlton Warren leaving Nebraska football coaching staff

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Statement from University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley: “Charlton Warren has informed me of his plans to take a similar coaching position at another university. This is an opportunity that Charlton feels is right for him and his family, and I respect his decision. We appreciate the valuable role Charlton has played in […]

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