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Huskers hope to prove themselves against Iowa

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A roller coaster season could end on a high note for Nebraska when the Huskers host fourth ranked Iowa. Sitting a 3-6 at the beginning of the month the Huskers have won two straight and can lock up a bowl bid with a victory over the unbeaten Hawkeyes. Junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong who says the […]

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NPPD customers will see stable power bills in 2016

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Retail electric customers of Nebraska Public Power District have reason to be thankful. There will be no overall retail rate increase for residential or business customers for at least another year, according to NPPD spokesman Clint Przymus. “It’s the third year in a row that we’ve been able to hold our costs down and offer […]

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Holiday Lights Festival kicks off in Omaha tonight

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A Thanksgiving tradition continues in Omaha as the city officially kicks off the Holiday Lights Festival. Thousands of people will gather at the Gene Leahy Mall at 14th and Farnam Streets downtown for the official lighting ceremony. Mayor Jean Stothert will throw the switch on hundreds of thousands of white lights at 6:30 p.m. Marc […]

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Gov. Ricketts: President Obama needs to talk to governors about refugee program

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Gov. Pete Ricketts doesn’t see a need for legislation to address concerns about the Syrian refugee program. “Well, I don’t think there necessarily needs to be a bill if the administration would just work with us,” Ricketts tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. Ricketts participated in a […]

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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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