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Brownville set for Fourth of July road race

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Competitors will be hitting the streets in the town of Brownville on the Fourth of July for the annual Freedom Run. It will be the 13th year for the event that began as a fun run and now includes a half-marathon, 10K and 5K. Race Director Paul Fish says the first half-marathon event in the […]

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Creighton soccer heads to Europe

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The Creighton men’s soccer team left Tuesday for a two week trip to Europe. The Blue Jays will play four matches in Germany and Austria against professional reserve teams. The team arrives in Munich, Germany on July 1. The Bluejays are slated to play 1860 Munich on July 2 in the first match of the […]

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Omaha and New Orleans trade shutouts

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Omaha and New Orleans traded shutouts on Tuesday. The Zephyrs claimed the opener 6-0 which was the completion of a June 14th game that was suspended in New Orleans. In the second game on the night, Clayton Mortensen tossed six scoreless innings as the Storm Chasers rebounded with a 3-0 victory. Because the completion of […]

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Late rally lifts Saltdogs

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Lincoln scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth as the Saltdogs edged St. Paul 6-5 at Haymarket Park. Curt Smith went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. It was his fourth straight multi hit game. Brian Joynt, Jeremy Hamilton and Aaron Payne each provided two hits. Matt Forgatch went 1-for-3 with two […]

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Lawsuit looms over possible cuts to ethanol production mandate

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Congressional delegations from the nation’s top two ethanol producing states — Nebraska and Iowa — are asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to hold hearings on proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard in each of their states. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Todd Sneller says while he would like to have a hearing in Nebraska, […]

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Hazy skies due to smoke from Canadian wildfires

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Hazy skies are covering most of Nebraska. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist Josh Boustead says that is smoke from Canadian wildfires. How long it will remain depends on several factors. Boustead says, “One is how long they last. They are quite large so we don’t expect that to end anytime soon but also it […]

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Violent weekend in Omaha followed by Monday murder

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After a series of shootings in Omaha over the weekend, another murder investigation is underway. Police are looking for suspects after one man was shot and killed and another critically injured around 4 pm Monday near a golf course and a busy city park in northeast Omaha. This follows a violent weekend of six separate […]

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More cases of jury duty scam in Nebraska

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An old scam has resurfaced in Nebraska where victims are receiving calls they missed jury duty and owe a fine. Douglas County Clerk of the District Court John Friend the victim is also told if they don’t pay the fine a warrant for their arrest will be served at their home. Friend says these scammers […]

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Nebraska’s Holman to represent U-S in South Korea

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Nebraska junior Briana Holman will compete with the U.S. collegiate national volleyball team at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea from July 2-12. Holman, a middle blocker from DeSoto, Texas, was a first-team AVCA All-American in 2014 at LSU before transfering to Nebraska. She will have two years left to play at Nebraska […]

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Medlen makes rehab start as Storm Chasers win

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Kansas City starter Kris Medlen made a rehab start for Omaha as the Storm Chasers posted a 5-3 victory over Round Rock in Pacific Coast League action. Medlen allowed a pair of solo homers with no walks or strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings of work as the Chasers and the Express split their four game […]

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Alternatives to poultry shows at county fairs

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It is almost county fair time in Nebraska but something will be missing this year. Due to the avian flu outbreak there is a ban on poultry. Brad Bennett is the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension Educator for the Youth Livestock Program and says banning poultry is one way to prevent the illness from […]

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2016 Olympic Swim Trial tickets on sale now

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Tickets are now available for next year’s Olympic Swim Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Dara Torres is a 12 time Olympic medalist and attended two trials in Omaha and says the city does an excellent job hosting the event. Torres says, “When I heard first in 2005 when trials were going to be […]

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Registration deadline nears for State Games of America

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Wednesday is the final day to register for the State Games of America, which will be held in and around Lincoln and Omaha July 28th through August second. Nebraska is hosting the national event which replaces the Cornhusker State Games for this year.   Dave Mlnarik is executive director of the Cornhusker State Games and […]

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Gas prices are way down so 4th of July travel numbers are way up

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Many Nebraskans will be celebrating their freedom this coming holiday weekend by hitting the open highway for a road trip. Mark Peterson, with AAA-Nebraska, says they’re predicting a big boost in Fourth of July travel. “AAA is projecting 41.9-million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day,” Peterson says. “That’s […]

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Former Husker leads Serbia to Olympics

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Former Nebraska standout Danielle Page scored 12 points and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds while adding two assists to power Serbia to a 76-68 upset of top-seeded France at the Eurobasket Women’s Championship in Budapest Hungary. The victory earned Serbia an automatic bid into the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  It also gave […]

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