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Creighton baseball falls short in Big East title game

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The Creighton Baseball dropped a hard fought 8-7 contest to St. John’s in the BIG EAST Championship game at TD Ameritrade Park on Sunday, May 24. With the win St. John’s (39-14) earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, while the Bluejays finished the 2015 season at 32-19. St. John’s jumped out to […]

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Storm Chasers three game winning streak halted in series finale

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (21-23) failed to get their record back to .500 and could not finish off their first ever non-conference sweep in Werner Park history, as the Reno Aces (19-24) dealt Omaha their worst home loss of the season at 12-3. The 12 runs were the most allowed at home by the Chasers, […]

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Saltdogs sweep doubleheader from Kansas City

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The Saltdogs (2-1) held off a late rally to win 7-5 in game one and erupted for an impressive final-inning comeback in the nightcap to win 7-3, sweeping the Kansas City T-Bones (1-2) at CommunityAmerica Ballpark Sunday night. In game one, the ‘Dogs piled on seven runs in the first two innings, highlighted by a […]

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“Sham” cancer charities now subject of massive lawsuit

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Nebraskans are warned to do their research before contributing to a charity. The advice from Chris Coleman, at the Better Business Bureau, is in response to a federal lawsuit involving all 50 states against four phony cancer charities. The complaint says the organizations collected $187 million in donations over five years and only about five-precent […]

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Lack of offense dooms Creighton in Big East tourney loss

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The second-seeded Creighton Baseball team fell 8-1 to top-seeded St. John’s in a winner’s bracket contest on day two of the BIG EAST Baseball Championship at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on Friday, May 22. Creighton dropped to 31-18 following the loss while St. John’s improved to 38-14 with the win. As a result, the Red […]

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Gov. Ricketts urges Nebraskans to voice their views on death penalty

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Gov. Pete Ricketts confirms he will veto the bill repealing the death penalty and Ricketts calls on Nebraskans to let their senators know how they feel. Ricketts says he has been talking with state senators since they approved LB 268, which would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. Ricketts says public opinion can be persuasive […]

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Visitation tonight, funeral tomorrow for Omaha Officer Kerrey Orozco

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The Omaha Police Department remains in shock after the shooting death of Officer Kerrie Orozco Wednesday in the line of duty. John Wells, president of the Omaha Police Officer’s Association, says it has hit officers hard. “You are trained to expect this could happen, but it doesn’t really prepare you for when it happens to one […]

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Gov. Ricketts offers condolences to Officer Orozco’s family

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Gov. Pete Ricketts paused during a news conference on highway safety to remember slain Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco. “I’d like to take a moment right now to remember one of the members of our law enforcement community who has passed away recently,” Ricketts said. “The terrible tragedy with Officer Orozco is something that reminds […]

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More details released in death of Officer Kerrie Orozco

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Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer released more information about the shooting death of Officer Karrie Orozco Wednesday. He says Sgt. Jeffrey Kopietz and Officer Robert Laney, both members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force, were conducting surveillance along Martin Avenue just before 1 pm in northeast Omaha when they spotted the suspect, Marcus Wheeler. […]

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Iowa Gov. Branstad pays tribute to slain Omaha police officer, will attend funeral

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Iowa’s governor has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of the Omaha police officer who was killed in the line of duty this week. Twenty-nine-year-old Kerrie Orozco was shot and killed Wednesday while serving an arrest warrant on a known gang member in Omaha. Orozco was a native of Walnut, Iowa, and […]

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Gov. Ricketts signs into law $8.6B state budget for next two years (AUDIO)

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No objections. No line-item vetoes. Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed into law the bills making up the $8.6 billion state budget for the next two years. Ricketts says the budget achieves the goals he set out earlier this year: keep the growth of state spending around 3% and provide more money for property tax relief. […]

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Omaha Westside, Lincoln Pius X win State Baseball titles

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Class B Lincoln Pius X used a three-run fifth inning to win its second straight Class B state title with a 6-3 victory over Norris in Thursday’s championship game at Haymarket Park. Class A Matt Waldron tossed a no-hitter striking out 12 as Omaha Westside took the Class A state baseball championship 1-0 over Millard […]

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Late Spartans rally eliminated Huskers from Big Ten Tournament

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The No. 8 seed Nebraska baseball team (34-23) had a 7-3 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning on Thursday afternoon at Target Field, but the No. 5 seed Michigan State Spartans (34-22) exploded for six runs in the frame on its way to a 9-7 victory that eliminated the Huskers from the […]

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Creighton baseball takes Big East tournament opener from Seton Hall

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The second-seeded Creighton Baseball team topped third-seeded Seton Hall 7-4 on the first day of the BIG EAST Baseball Championship at TD Ameritrade Park Thursday, May 21. Creighton improved to 31-17 with the win while Seton Hall dropped to 24-24. The Bluejays will face top-seeded St. John’s at 7 p.m. CT Friday night on day […]

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Omaha police officer killed in line of duty

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The Omaha Police Department, area law enforcement and the community is mourning the death of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer made the announcement Wednesday that she was killed in the line of duty. Officer Orozco was a member of the fugitive task force. Chief Schmaderer says she and other officers […]

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