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Nebraska well represented on Northwest Missouri State’s D-II football championship roster

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In front of a record-setting crowd of 16,181 fans Saturday evening at Sporting Park, in Kansas City, KS, the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats stamped their name in the history books and treated their fans to their fifth overall national title and second in three years. Over the last three years, Northwest has compiled a 40-2 […]

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Shepard sweeps B1G awards

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Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard swept the Big Ten Player and Freshman-of-the-Week awards on Monday after her record-setting performance in victory over Northern Arizona. The Fremont, Nebraska, native erupted for a freshman-record 35 points in the Husker’s 90-67 win Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. She added a career-high four steals while pulling down eight rebounds. The only […]

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Huskers head to Foster Farms Bowl

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley says the Huskers are proud to carry the Big Ten torch as they head to San Francisco to play UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl on Saturday. Riley says conference pride is a much bigger part of bowl games than it was just a few years ago and believes the College […]

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Fast-thinking Omaha cops rescue five from flames

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An Omaha police officer is hospitalized after he and his partner went into a burning house Sunday morning to rescue five people. Officers Robbie Goering-Jensen and Anthony Abboud were in the area when the fire started. It was Abboud’s first day on the job after graduating the police academy. Goering-Jensen and Abboud suffered smoke inhalation […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 12/21/2015

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  Agriculture Law and Tax Specialist Roger McEowen commented on the tax provisions included in the Omnibus Spending Bill signed […]

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Want to lend a hand? Then lend an arm & donate blood.

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There are all sort of reasons people skip giving blood during the holidays, but the need for blood remains constant and urgent, according to Katie Marshall, with the American Red Cross chapter in Omaha. “We are so busy with holiday activities, maybe travel, students are out of school and that’s about 25% of the blood […]

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New river-inspired sculpture to be unveiled soon at UNK

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A large aluminum sculpture that was inspired by the Platte River is being installed in the lobby of the Health Science Education Complex at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Launa Bacon, the state artist services manager, says the artwork was created by sculptor Daniel Goldstein of San Francisco. “It has different colored light aluminum […]

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Huskers Fall Flat, Lose to Samford

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From the final minute of the first half to the final minute of the game, Nebraska was outscored by 20 points in a loss to Samford Sunday evening at Pinnacle Bank Arena.   “It’s a bad day for the Huskers,” said Coach Tim Miles after the loss.   Nebraska led by as many as six […]

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Nebraska wins national volleyball championship in sweep of Texas

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Nebraska volleyball swept into a national championship, easily brushing aside Texas in front of a partisan crowd of red in Omaha. The Huskers, the number four seed, defeated the number three seeded Longhorns in three straight sets to win the NCAA women’s volleyball championship. Nebraska won 25-23, 25-23, and 25-21. Nebraska finished its season with […]

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Omaha Police Department adds 53 new officers

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The Omaha Police Department has 53 new officers. A swearing-in ceremony was held this morning at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer told the new officers, “Take care of yourself mentally and psychology because you are going to see some things in this job. You are going to see society at […]

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Omaha police investigate Thursday’s homicide

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Omaha recorded its 47th homicide of the year. Police were sent to 104th and Spaulding at 1:20 Thursday afternoon after receiving a report of a man down. Officers found a man on the ground behind an apartment building and pronounced him dead at the scene. He is identified as 24 year old Dominique Jones. Omaha […]

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Riley hopes bowl destination aids recruiting

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley hopes a trip to California to play in the Foster Farms Bowl against UCLA will open up recruiting avenues for the Huskers. Riley says the coaching staff is working hard in the recruiting hotbeds of California and Florida and while the priority for the Huskers is local talent they plan to […]

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Latest incarnation of the USS Omaha to set sail tomorrow (VIDEO)

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The U.S. Navy will christen its newest warship to be named for a Nebraska city at 10 AM tomorrow during ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. The USS Omaha is an Independence-variant littoral combat ship, or LCS. It’s 418 feet long with a crew of about 75. The ship is designed to be very fast and maneuverable with […]

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