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USMC details cause of fatal copter crash in Nepal

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The U.S. Marine Corps is releasing its report into the cause a helicopter crash in Nepal last spring which killed a Nebraska native and five other Marines during an earthquake relief mission. Dustin Lukasiewicz, 29, a native of Wilcox, was piloting the helicopter when it went down in a rugged mountainous area on May 12. […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 11/09/2015

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  Roger McEowen, Director of the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, commented on three recent agriculture-related […]

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Woman falls to her death in Grand Island high-rise fire

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A cigarette is blamed for causing Saturday’s fire at a Grand Island high-rise apartment building which killed one person, critically injured another and left more than 100 residents displaced. Smoke from the upper floors of Centennial Towers led one woman to jump to her death, according to Grand Island Fire Chief Corey Schmidt. Another person was […]

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Researchers in Omaha study hearing loss in very young children

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A first-of-its-kind study was done in part at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha on hundreds of children with mild-to-severe hearing loss. It finds those kids don’t learn to speak or communicate as well as others who have good hearing. Researcher Beth Walker says children who were fitted with hearing aids at a very […]

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Huskers Rally to Take Down #6 Michigan State

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“Hip Hip Hooray” shouts could be heard about 100 feet outside the Husker looker room following Nebraska’s 39-38 win over previously undefeated Michigan State.   “We did ten of them,” said defensive tackle Greg McMullen on the hip hip hooray chant.   Nebraska’s win over #6 Michigan State came after the Huskers fell behind by […]

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Michigan State Leads 31-20 After Three Quarters

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Nebraska took the lead on a touchdown drive early in the third quarter, but Michigan State owned the rest of the period, surging to an 11 point lead.   Nebraska’s touchdown came on a 1-yard plunge by Imani Cross to take a 20-17 lead over the Spartans.   Michigan State answered on their next drive […]

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Michigan State Battles Back to Lead Huskers at Half

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Nebraska jumped out to a 10- lead, but Michigan State came alive in the second quarter.   Nebraska built an early lead with a 44 yard field goal by Drew Brown and a 38 yard touchdown pass from Tommy Armstrong to Jordan Westerkamp.  But Michigan State seized momentum from then on.   After a field […]

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Nebraska Storms to Early Lead over #6 Michigan State

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The Nebraska defense played one of the best quarters of the year in the opening period against #6 ranked Michigan State.  And Nebraska’s offense was on target too to give Nebraska the early lead.   Nebraska’s defense set the tone on the first Michigan State possession, stopped the Spartans on a fourth down attempt.   […]

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President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

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Seven years after the review began, President Barack Obama has rejected TransCanada’s Presidential Permit request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. During his statement, the president said, “The State Department has decided that the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States. I agree with that decision.”   Nebraska Governor […]

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Governor Ricketts reacts to Keystone XL rejection

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Today, Governor Pete Ricketts commented on President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline: “Keystone XL would have brought good-paying jobs and much-needed tax revenue to Nebraska’s counties. President Obama’s politically-motivated decision to reject this project puts the jobs and this tax revenue at risk.”

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Bold Nebraska reacts to rejection of pipeline permit

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As expected, President Barack Obama rejected permit for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. That was the announcement that Jane Kleeb, founder of Bold Nebraska has been waiting for.   Kleeb says the six year-long battle was worth it because this war was won. Kleeb says, “From my perspective, this is the one time in our […]

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Huskers bid for upset against unbeaten Michigan State

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With a 3-6 record Nebraska has been reduced to the role of spoiler and the Huskers will get their first chance against a sixth ranked Michigan State squad that is in the playoff hunt and the thick of the race in the Big Ten East Division. Nebraska coach Mike Riley says posting an upset begins with a good week of […]

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Mead man found dead in wastewater lagoon

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Saunders County Sheriff’s Office is waiting for autopsy results of a man who died Thursday near Yutan. Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtz says a pickup was located in a lagoon of a water treatment plant about a mile from town. He says the pickup had left the road, went through a fence along the side of the […]

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Peaceful protest morphed into prison riot at Tecumseh (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers have heard about some of the problems that led to the Tecumseh prison riot on Mother’s Day. State Ombudsman Marshall Lux didn’t soft-pedal what happened at Tecumseh. “At times we’ve heard the department refer to the situation out at Tecumseh on May 10th as an event or an incident. Let me be clear […]

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Route from Omaha to Lincoln closed on Husker Saturday

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A road that gets a lot of use on Husker Saturday’s is closed. Nebraska Department of Roads Operation and Maintenance Manager for District 1, Roger Kalkwarf says Highway 92, or West Center Road, is closed to traffic near Yutan. Kalkwarf says, “A concrete culvert collapsed on us and we have to go in and do […]

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