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Nebraskan among 2 dead in SW Iowa crash

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An accident early Sunday in southwestern Iowa has claimed the lives of two men, including a Nebraskan. The Pottawattamie County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Department says 30-year-old Eric A. Poole, of Atlantic, and 19-year-old Nathan C. Poole of Omaha, were ejected from their vehicle as it rolled numerous times about seven miles east of Oakland. Both men […]

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26th Salvation Army Winter Night Watch program starts tonight

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Last winter the Salvation Army’s Winter Night Watch program in Omaha served more than 14,500 meals and distributed more than 9,000 coats, hats, gloves and scarves to those in need. J.J. Kuzma is the Disaster Services, Winter Night Watch coordinator and says their first run of the season is tonight. He says at the beginning […]

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Christmas Gift Shop for hospitalized veterans

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A tradition that dates back from the 1930’s continues today at the VA Nebraska – Western Iowa Health Care System Omaha Medical Center today. Public Affairs Director Will Ackerman says hospitalized veterans will be able to do a bit of Christmas shopping at the American Legion Auxiliary’s gift shop. Ackerman says veterans who are inpatients, […]

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.713 winning percentage not enough for Eichorst to justify keeping Pelini (AUDIO)

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“For whatever reason, we weren’t good enough in the games that mattered against championship quality opponents,” Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst said on Sunday morning after he announced he was replacing Bo Pelini as the head football coach.  “We gave coach ample time, ample resources, and ample support to get that done, now we’re heading […]

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Work on energy issues define Lee Terry’s career (AUDIO)

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Nebraska says good-bye to a veteran member of its Congressional delegation at the beginning of next year. University of Nebraska at Omaha Political Science Department Chairman Randall Adkins says Congressman Lee Terry’s work on energy issues define his eight terms in office. “I know that he’s played a big role in the Energy and Commerce […]

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Creighton volleyball heads to Topeka to face Oregon State in NCAA tournament

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Creighton will meet Oregon State in Topeka, KS., in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Tournament.  The Bluejays (25-8, 16-2 BIG EAST) will meet Oregon State (19-12, 9-11 Pac-12) in a match that is scheduled for Friday, December 5th, 4 pm Central. The winner of the Creighton/Oregon State match will meet the victor […]

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Protecting your investments from scam artists

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In this day and age financial scam artists are everywhere and try every trick in the book to find ways to get your hard earned money. Michael Herndon is a consumer outreach officer at the U-S Commodity Futures Trading Commission says it isn’t uncommon for even the seasoned investor to get scammed. From 2010 to […]

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Northeast Nebraskan elected to national biodiesel board

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A farmer from the northeast Nebraska community of Newman Grove is being named to the National Biodiesel Board of Directors. Greg Anderson says the organization’s priorities include pushing for approval of the tax extenders legislation, which includes the biodiesel tax credit, and getting out robust 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements. “Members of the Biodiesel […]

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Pelini out as head coach of Nebraska

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University of Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst fired Head Football Coach Bo Pelini effective immediately.  Eichorst released a statement on Sunday morning. “Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move forward in a new direction. Coach Pelini served our University admirably for seven years and led our football program’s transition […]

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Creighton volleyball wins Big East Tournament

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The Creighton Volleyball team won the school’s first BIG EAST Tournament title in any sport with a 3-1 triumph over Seton Hall on Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis. Scores of the match were 25-12, 17-25, 26-24, 25-12. The 64-team bracket will be announced live nationally on ESPNU starting at 7:30 p.m., Central time.

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Pitchford’s career-high 19 points lead Huskers to win over Skyhawks

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Coming into Nebraska’s game against Tennessee-Martin, Nebraska’s Walter Pitchford had been struggling with his shot this season, making just one of his 16 three-point attempts. Thankfully for Nebraska, it was a much different story for the junior forward on Friday night. Pitchford hit 6-of-10 from three-point territory and finished with a career-high 19 points as […]

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Nebraska fights back, downs Iowa in overtime 37-34

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Despite trailing 24-7 late in the third quarter, Nebraska didn’t fold and saved its best for last. It took a stark reversal of fortunes for the Huskers to claw back and win their ninth game of the season after it looked like Iowa would extend the Huskers’ losing streak to three games. Tommy Armstrong’s 9-yard touchdown […]

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Sen. Fischer breaks through gridlock; E-Label Act signed into law

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Sen. Deb Fischer says she pushed for the “E-Label Act”, in part, as a way to break through partisan gridlock. Fischer’s bill allows electronics manufacturers to digitally label their products, rather than physically label them. “The E-Label Act would ease certain regulatory requirements on manufacturers of products such as phones, and computers, and other electronics […]

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Sen. Johanns says immigration ex. order ruins rest of lame-duck session

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Sen. Mike Johanns says President Barack Obama’s decision to issue an executive order on immigration will have a negative impact on the lame-duck session of Congress. “When we came into session a few weeks ago, there was every hope that we would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, which is the […]

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