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Nebraska State Patrol’s Click It or Ticket

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It is the busiest travel week of the year and the Nebraska State Patrol wants everyone to make it to their destination safely and back home again. There will be extra troopers on the roads through Sunday, November 29th for the annual “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign. Spokesperson Deb Collins says this […]

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No charges will be filed in rape allegation at house shared by Husker players

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No charges will be filed in connection with an allegation that a woman was raped at a Lincoln home shared by three University of Nebraska football players. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong said an investigation began after a 20-year-old woman alleged during a visit to Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln that she had been raped […]

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Omaha man booked for making terroristic threats

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Omaha police rushed to 45th and Lafayette Avenue just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday to investigate a report of gunshots fired in the area. Witnesses told police that a man was firing shots and pointing a gun at a resident that had gone outside to see what was going on. When officers arrived they saw […]

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Nebraska Medicine restarts lung transplant program

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Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center revived their lung transplant program. Dr. Heather Strah is the Medical Director of Lung Transplantation and says, “The last lung transplant was done in 1998 because of physician availability the program had to be shut down. After many years of planning all of the right people […]

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Hawkeyes hope to make series with Nebraska a rivalry

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The Nebraska-Iowa series was renewed when the Huskers joined the Big Ten Conference and Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says it is up to the Hawkeyes to actually make it a rivalry. Nebraska has won 29 of the 45 games played between the two schools, including three of the four Black Friday games that began in […]

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Extra security at Memorial Stadium in place for Huskers-Hawkeyes game (AUDIO)

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Security will be increased for the Nebraska game against Iowa Friday. It is a huge game as Iowa comes to Nebraska undefeated at 11-0, ranked third in the nation, to take on the Huskers, 5-6 on the year. Expect Memorial Stadium to be packed. “We hope there are 90,000 people and we hope they are […]

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Farmers get less than 16-cents of each Thanksgiving food dollar

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As Nebraskans enjoy their Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, Nebraska Farmers Union president John Hansen says only a small fraction of the cost of that meal goes back to the farmers who produced it. “About 15.8 cents out of every food dollar actually goes to a farmer,” Hansen says. “There’s always plenty of profits being made in […]

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Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office tips for a safe Thanksgiving Day

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Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires. The average number of home fires on Thanksgiving is normally double the average number of fires in homes all other days. Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office Deputy Raymond Nance has some suggestions so everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Turkey fryers are very popular […]

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Huskers Pick Up Third Straight Win

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Nebraska improved to 4-1 on the young season with a 67-44 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Pinnacle Bank Arena Tuesday.   The Huskers used a balanced attack and strong defense to get the win, the team’s third straight. Nebraska held Arkansas-Pine Bluff to just 31% shooting. The Huskers also held the rebounding advantage by 17. […]

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Snow, freezing rain in Nebraska’s Thanksgiving forecast

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Nebraskans planning travel on Thanksgiving Day should be ready for some form of precipitation. National Weather Service Meteorologist Van DeWald says those in western Nebraska can expect a couple inches of snowfall. He says the biggest problems will be in central and eastern Nebraska. DeWald says, “Thursday morning it should be warm enough for all […]

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Creighton prepares for UMass

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The Creighton basketball team will play UMass in the championship game of the Men Who Speak Out Main Event tournament in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. The Bluejays advanced with an 85-75 victory over Rutgers and will go up against a UMass team that cruised to an 82-65 win over Clemson. “Their offensively display was […]

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Huskers wary of Beathard scrambles

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Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard has completed 61 percent of his passes and thrown just three interceptions this season but it is the plays he can make with his feet that has Husker defensive coordinator Mark Banker concerned. Beathard has gained 422 yards of rushing and his ability to scramble is one of the reasons the […]

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Female body found in Missouri River

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A body has been found in the Missouri River. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the body of a female has been found in the Missouri River, south of Nebraska City in Otoe County. NSP responded to reports from the Otoe County Sheriff’s Office about the discovery last night. No cause of death has been determined. […]

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