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Janning named BIG EAST Player of the Week

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Marissa Janning, the reigning BIG EAST Player of the Year and Preseason Player of the Year is starting to hit her stride this season and this weekend’s performances were no different.  The junior guard led the Bluejays to back-to-back wins by averaging 22 points, four rebounds, four assists and 3.5 steals, while shooting .519 from […]

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Weekend weather brings a brutal reminder that winter isn’t over (AUDIO)

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A brutal weekend storm reminds all of us that winter isn’t over and that travelers must be prepared. Captain Lance Rogers, Nebraska State Patrol Commander of Headquarters Troop-Lincoln, says the brutal blast of winter caught many drivers by surprise. A little preparation can make a big difference. “Always, of course, carry those emergency first aid […]

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More Nebraska farmers are becoming remote-control pilots with UAVs

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During the off-season this winter, some Nebraska farmers and ranchers will be kicking the figurative tires on unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, to help with their operations in the spring. Tom Junge, director of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, says the small remote-control vehicles essentially come in two types, those that fly like airplanes or […]

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Deadly weekend began before winter storm rolled in

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Lincoln police reported two traffic deaths prior to the winter storm slamming the city. Authorities say no charges will likely be filed against the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a 60-year-old man attempting to cross a major street in the city Saturday. According to police, Douglas Embree improperly tried to cross the […]

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Unadilla Bill predicts 6 more weeks of winter

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Unadilla Bill saw his shadow on Groundhog’s Day and according to legend that means six more weeks of winter. Bob Brandt is the director of Unadilla’s Central Groundhog Committee and says Bill, their stuffed groundhog, made that prediction at 7:35 this morning.  Brandt says Unadilla became the state’s Groundhog Day capitol back in 1988 by […]

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Winter weather causes two fatal accidents in Nebraska

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Icy conditions led to two fatal accidents in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a 30-year-old trucker lost control on Interstate 80 during the snow Sunday morning. His truck collided with another semi tractor-trailer on the interstate. That accident as well as numerous others snarled traffic through northern Lincoln Sunday morning from Northwest 48th Street […]

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Mid-America business index sees modest growth ahead

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January’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose slightly to 54.8 compared to December’s 54.4. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss conducts the monthly survey of business managers and expects modest growth in the months ahead due to slowing energy and agriculture sectors. Goss says drops in the energy sector will have an impact on employment numbers in […]

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Two former Huskers named to Pro Football Hall of Fame

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A pair of former Nebraska offensive line greats were among eight individuals selected to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2015 class of inductees.  Mick Tingelhoff was a standout center for the Minnesota Vikings following his Nebraska career, while Will Shields followed his Husker career by becoming a […]

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Creighton to induct four into Hall of Fame

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The Creighton University Athletic Hall of Fame will add four all-time greats to its ranks on April 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Omaha. This year’s inductees are former head men’s basketball coach Tony Barone as well as former student-athletes Chad McConnell (baseball), Tammy Nielsen Winkler (softball) and David Wright (men’s soccer), […]

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Husker wrestling takes two matches over the weekend

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No. 10 Nebraska (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten) finished a weekend sweep and picked up its fifth consecutive dual win in a 33-6 rout of Indiana at the Devaney Center on Sunday afternoon.  On Friday, NU beat Northwestern 25-11 No. 10 Nebraska 33, Indiana 6 Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 Devaney Center, Lincoln, Neb. Attendance: 239 Results […]

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Laudermill leads Huskers in strong second half over Michigan

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No. 15 Nebraska scored a season-high 50 second-half points to turn a 14-point first-half deficit into a 15-point  win, as the Huskers notched a 75-60 victory over Michigan Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.   Tear’a Laudermill finished as Nebraska’s leading scorer for the fourth straight game, closing with 19 points, including 13 in the second half. […]

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Senator worries budget cutters could be eyeing Offutt AFB (AUDIO)

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A state senator worries about the future of Offutt Air Force Base and says the time to act is now. Sen. Tommy Garrett worries the flying mission at Offutt Air Force Base could be in the cross-hairs of the Pentagon as it trims its budget. “At one point that was the largest flying wing in […]

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Parts of Husker State get 8″ of snow

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Some roads in eastern Nebraska are still in very poor shape following the weekend snowstorm. B.J. Fictum is the emergency management coordinator for Saline County and says their forecast called for a range of somewhere between one and eight inches — and the Wilber area got eight. “There were two storm systems that merged and […]

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IRS: Tax credit could save Nebraskans a bundle

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Now that it’s February, all Nebraskans should have their W-2s and other tax information they’ll need from their employers to fill out their returns. The Internal Revenue Service is again trying to make sure everyone who is eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit is taking advantage of it. IRS spokeswoman Jodi Patterson says the […]

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