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Another B1G honor for Shepard

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For the third time this season Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard has been named the Big Ten women’s basketball freshman-of-the-week and for the second time she shares the award with Cierra Rice from Illinois. The 6-4 forward from Fremont averaged more than 16 points, five rebounds and three assists in leading the Huskers to wins over North […]

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Omaha man injured in head-on collision with a semi

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A 28 year old man is in critical condition after an accident this morning at 168th and Pacific. At 7 a.m. a semi owned by Spic and Span Linen Supply Company was westbound on Pacific Street and was attempting a left turn when it was hit nearly head on by a pickup.  Jayme Billingsley of Omaha […]

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Omaha double murder – victim includes a 2 year old girl

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A double murder investigation is underway in Omaha. Police Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says just after 11 p.m. Sunday, Officers received a call about a shooting at the Bluffs of Cherry Hills apartment complex near 108th and Ida Streets. Omaha police identified the deceased victims as 22 year old Destacia Straughn and 2 year […]

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Farmer finds body floating in barrel in western Nebraska creek

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A gruesome discovery has led to a murder investigation in western Nebraska. Authorities report a farmer fished a barrel from a creek near Bayard, opened it, and found a body inside. The Morrill County Sheriff’s office reports the farmer contacted it after the grim discovery. The office says the body had no signs of trauma. […]

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VA will hear more on possible closing of hospital used by Nebraska veterans (AUDIO)

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More time has been given for public comment on a plan by the Veterans Administration to close a VA hospital used by western Nebraska veterans. Public comment will be taken until February 5th on a proposal to close the Black Hills Health Care System in Hot Springs, South Dakota. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer joined delegates […]

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Manslaughter conviction in fatal wreck thrown out by Nebraska Supreme Court

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A manslaughter conviction has been thrown out by the Nebraska Supreme Court, which has ruled that a dump truck driver from Cook cannot be convicted of a felony in a 2012 fatal crash. Lyle Carmen had been cited for driving too fast and following too closely in the fatal wreck that killed a Kearney woman. […]

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Trucks collide at I-80 rest area, killing two

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Two men from Iowa died in a two-vehicle accident early Sunday morning on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says the accident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. when an eastbound semi-trailer attempted to enter a rest area exit but, was unable to make it and merged at a slow speed back into […]

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Medical marijuana backers ready to lobby Nebraska lawmakers

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Supporters of medical marijuana in Nebraska are preparing to make their case before legislators in the Unicameral next month. Ben Marksmeier of Wisner lost a leg in a roadside bombing in Iraq while serving with the Nebraska National Guard in 2006. Marksmeier says he was prescribed and used other opiate medications in the past but […]

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Huskers headed to Foster Farms

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Nebraska has accepted an invitation to play the UCLA Bruins in the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s Statium on Saturday, December 26th. It will be the Huskers first appearance in the Foster Farms Bowl and Nebraska’s seventh all-time bowl trip to California. UCLA will come into the Foster Farms Bowl with an 8-4 record, including […]

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Vast majority of Nebraska schools score well under new criteria

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Most Nebraska public schools are doing well under new accountability criteria. State Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt gives a positive assessment of school quality in releasing the new accountability formula. “We believe that schools generally in Nebraska are good,” Blomstedt tells reporters during a news conference. “However, we have schools that fall into ‘needs improvement’ in […]

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