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Nebraska gymnast named Academic All-American

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Nebraska men’s gymnastics standout Ethan Lottman captured 2015 Capital One Academic All-America honors. Lottman was named to second-team list and becomes the 13th academic All-American in program history.  The Omaha, Nebraska native enjoyed a breakout season as a junior in 2015, adding a number of honors and awards to his list. He earned All-America honors at the […]

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Riley announces departures

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Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says receiver Jariah Tolbert and safety LeRoy Alexander are leaving the Husker program and will continue their careers at different schools. Riley also announced in a statement that linebacker David Santos will not be...

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Gov. Ricketts backs Hicks-Sorensen in Wisconsin controversy

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Gov. Pete Ricketts expresses confidence in state Economic Development Director Brenda Hicks-Sorensen, who has been mentioned in news articles questioning a loan made by her former employer. The $500,000 loan provided to a donor of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is now in default. The loan was approved by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation during Hicks-Sorensen’s […]

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Socialist Workers Party react to repeal of the death penalty

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The Socialist Workers Party is speaking about regarding repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska. Member Dennis Richter ran for Nebraska governor in 2014 and says all working people should fight to abolish the death penalty to end this instrument of class rule in all 50 states. Richter says, “In the United States there are […]

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Cross-country cyclist raises funds for killer childhood illness

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The dean of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science will be pedaling his bicycle across Nebraska this week to raise awareness and money about a rare childhood disease that’s always fatal. Dr. Greg Crawford is about halfway through his cross-country Road to Discovery ride that’s taking him from New York to California. Dr. […]

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Gov. Ricketts leads trade mission to Europe (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is making the pitch for Nebraska during a trade mission to Europe. Ricketts has visited with a number of businesses in Italy, pushing Nebraska as a great place to expand. “But I was struck by how many Italian companies are really looking to expand their operations outside of Europe and they’re looking […]

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Lincoln man sent to prison for defrauding investors

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A 46-year-old Lincoln man who told would-be investors he had develop windmills that operated on solar power and an inexpensive method to desalinate seawater has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Federal judge John Gerrard sentenced Scott Usher to seven years in federal prison and ordered him to pay nearly $520,000 in restitution. Usher’s […]

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Latino-American Commission condemns use of “wetback” during legislative debate (AUDIO)

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The Nebraska Latino-American Commission has condemned a state senator for using the term “wetback” during legislative floor debate. Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion made the comment during debate on the DREAMers driver’s license bill (LB 623) on May 13th, referring to a crackdown on illegal immigration. “Now, let me give up a successful policy, Sen. […]

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Rollover wreck in the Nebraska Panhandle kills pickup driver

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An 83-year-old man has died in a single vehicle, rollover wreck in the Nebraska Panhandle. The Nebraska State Patrol reports Joseph Heiting died at the scene in Sheridan County, near Hay Springs. According to NSP, Heiting was southbound on 420th Lane near U.S. 20 late Tuesday morning when he lost control of his pickup. The […]

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TSA failures has Senator Sasse concerned

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There are more disturbing reports regarding the Transportation Security Administration and their ability to keep travelers safe. Two reports shows workers failed to detect mock explosives and weapons 67 out of 70 tests and that 73 airport workers were on terrorism watch lists. Nebraska U-S Senator Ben Sasse says this is just the tip of […]

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Missouri River clean up scheduled for Saturday

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Missouri River Relief is partnering with Fontenelle Forest to host a community based clean-up of trash along the river this Saturday. Individuals, families and groups are invited to take part and director Jeff Barrow is hoping that upwards of 250 people show up to help. Barrow says all volunteers will go through a safety briefing […]

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Local organizers prepare for College World Series

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As thousands of fans get set to converge on Omaha for the College World Series local organizers have been working for the past year to help make the event run smoothly. Kathryn Morrissey is executive director of College World Series of Omaha Inc. and says her group serves as a liaison between the NCAA and […]

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Lubach selected by Angels

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Nebraska senior catcher Tanner Lubach was taken by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ninth round of Tuesday’s Major League baseball draft. It is the 37th straight year that a Husker player has been drafted. Named second-team All-Big Ten this season, Lubach finished second on the team with a career-best .312 batting average. He […]

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Yutan native drafted by Chicago Cubs

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Cal State Fullerton reliever Tyler Peitzmeier was taken by the Chicago Cubs in the ninth round of Tuesday’s Major League Baseball Draft. The Yutan native has been the Titans’ primary closer this season. He has a 5-3 record with 16 saves. Cal State Fullerton will be playing in the College World Series, which begins Saturday […]

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Duffy makes rehab start in Storm Chaser loss

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The Omaha Storm Chasers dropped their first home series of the season with a 6-3 loss to the Colorado Sky Sox. Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy made his first appearance on a rehab assignment gave up two hits, one walk and struck out four in four innings of work. Duffy is working his way […]

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