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UNK’s Beranek named MIAA men’s hoops player of the week

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Nebraska-Kearney’s Connor Beranek has been named the MIAA Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week. Connor had 17 points & 16 rebounds (all defensive) in the Lopers’ 65-64 home win over 8th-ranked Central Missouri on Saturday night. Rebounding a missed shot with 14 seconds to go, he was fouled on the play. He hit the two free throws […]

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Big night from Shields not enough as Hawkeyes hold down Huskers

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Despite a game-high 25 points from Shavon Shields, the Nebraska basketball team fell at Iowa, 70-59, on Monday evening in Iowa City. Shields posted his third straight 20-point game and sixth of the season as the Huskers drop to 8-6, 0-2 Big Ten. Nebraska was in foul trouble most of the first half, and trailed by eight […]

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Rural Nebraska homeowners see benefits of USDA program

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More than $114-million in federal funding was delivered to Nebraska families for home repairs, rental assistance and home ownership last year. USDA Rural Development housing grants are used in communities of 20,000 or fewer people, according to the program’s state director Maxine Moul. Moul says, “We were able to help more than 1,100 families in […]

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Rural Nebraska homeowners see benefits of USDA program

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More than $114-million in federal funding was delivered to Nebraska families for home repairs, rental assistance and home ownership last year. USDA Rural Development housing grants are used in communities of 20,000 or fewer people, according to the program’s state director Maxine Moul. Moul says, “We were able to help more than 1,100 families in […]

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Indoor Air Show at Strategic Air & Space Museum

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum will host an Indoor Air Show on Saturday, January 17th. Marketing Director Deb Hermann says the show brings the fun and excitement of an air show inside with radio controlled -RC- models. The model pilots will demonstrate loops, flips and barrel rolls in the Durham Restoration Hangar. Hermann says […]

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Indoor Air Show at Strategic Air & Space Museum

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum will host an Indoor Air Show on Saturday, January 17th. Marketing Director Deb Hermann says the show brings the fun and excitement of an air show inside with radio controlled -RC- models. The model pilots will demonstrate loops, flips and barrel rolls in the Durham Restoration Hangar. Hermann says […]

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Former federal cyber security chief sentenced to 25 years on child porn charges

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The former acting director of cyber security at the United States Department of Health and Human Services has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on various child pornography charges. A federal jury in the District of Nebraska in late August convicted 56-year-old Timothy DeFoggi, formerly of Germantown, Maryland of engaging in a child […]

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New report shows rural Nebraskans pay more in taxes

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The OpenSky Policy Institute released a report today that shows rural Nebraskans pay more property and income taxes on a per-capita basis than those living in urban areas. Executive Director Renee Fry says, “Although income taxes paid in rural areas are lower, property taxes there are higher so that rural residents pay more when both taxes […]

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Sen. Johanns recalls days at USDA fondly (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns looks back fondly at his time as Secretary of Agriculture. Johanns is retiring after 32 years in public office, including serving as the director of the United States Department of Agriculture under President George W. Bush. “You know you’re in the cabinet room and there’s no higher board or commission or whatever […]

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Home bought for NU president to be sold

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A house purchased by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents as the future home of the university president will be sold before it ever becomes the president’s residence. The University of Nebraska Foundation purchased the house at 2810 South 27th Street in Lincoln in December of 2013 at the request of the Board of […]

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Gov. Heineman wraps up 10 years as governor this week (AUDIO)

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First, Gov. Dave Heineman assures us it doesn’t seem like it has been 10 years. But, it has. Heineman leaves the governor’s office this year after occupying it longer than anyone else. In an interview with Nebraska Radio Network, Heineman says seven years as state Treasurer and three as Lt. Governor prepared him to take […]

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US healthcare worker exposed to Ebola arrives in Omaha

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An American health care worker who experienced a high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus has arrived in Nebraska. Extra precautions were taken to transport the worker from Sierra Leone to the Biocantainment Unit in Omaha. First, the worker was flown via air ambulance from Africa to the United States. Then, a special ambulance transported the […]

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Nebraska Medicine prepares for 4th Ebola patient

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An American health care provider exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is coming to Nebraska for observation and possible treatment. Nebraska Medicine reports the worker has “experienced a high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus.” The patient should arrive at the Biocantainment Unit at Nebraska Medicine this afternoon aboard a private air ambulance. “This […]

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Bitter cold returns to Nebraska

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Bitter cold returned to Nebraska overnight, with a bit of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a wind child advisory for this morning for the entire state. The forecast for today calls for partly cloudy conditions and very cold temperatures with highs in the eastern and central portions of the state ranging from four […]

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