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Nebraska budget committee member defends 2-year budget deal (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman who sits on the House Budget Committee defends the two-year budget deal in face of strong opposition in the delegation. Fortenberry, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, says the budget deal avoids another government shutdown showdown. “Look, we don’t need any more disruptions from Washington. I don’t think America can sustain […]

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Drunk woman gets nipped trying to pet tiger

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A 33-year-old woman is cited for criminal trespass after sneaking into the Henry Doorly Zoo while it was closed.  Jacqueline Eide is being treated at Creighton University Medical Center after a tiger bit her early Sunday morning.  Police say Eide was intoxicated when she went into an unauthorized area at about 7:20 AM to pet […]

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Open Enrollment for 2016 health insurance is underway

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Nebraskans have until January 31st to select their health insurance plan through the government’s Marketplace under the Affordable Health Care Act.   Tom Gilsdorf is the director of product development for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and says those who purchased health insurance on the marketplace last year are encouraged to go back and review […]

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Hartington organic farmer wins accolades in Washington DC

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A farmer from northeast Nebraska was among a dozen producers honored in a White House ceremony last week as a Champion for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture. Martin Kleinschmit, of Hartington, says making the shift to organic farming and grass fed beef production didn’t happen overnight. “As soon as you start doing the organic system, you […]

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Purdue Stings Huskers With Sixth Loss

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For the sixth time in nine games the Huskers are on the short end of the scoreboard, but Saturday’s loss to Purdue leaves a new sting on the 2015 Nebraska football team.   The Huskers (3-6, 1-4) lost 55-45 to Purdue, handing Purdue just their second conference win in the last three years.   “You’d […]

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Purdue Opens Big Lead Over Huskers

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Purdue used a big third quarter to open up a large lead over Nebraska.   Nebraska started the half with a 75 yard touchdown drive to cut Purdue’s lead to 21-16, but the rest of the quarter belonged to Purdue.   The Boilermakers scored three times in the period, once after forcing a fourth Husker […]

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Turnovers Haunting Huskers Against Purdue

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Nebraska turned the ball over three times in the first half and Purdue took advantage, getting out to a 21-9 lead at halftime.   Nebraska started the game well, forcing a punt on Purdue’s first possession and scoring with a 41-yard field goal by Drew Brown to take a 3-0 lead.   But from then […]

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Purdue Takes Early Edge Over Huskers

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The Huskers find themselves in a early hole against Purdue after the first quarter.   Nebraska took an early lead after the first Huskers possession with a 41 yard field goal by Drew Brown.   But Purdue answered with a touchdown drive on their next possession, scoring on a 56 yard run by quarterback David […]

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Congressman Fortenberry sees changes ahead under Speaker Ryan

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says things will change within the United States House of Representatives with Paul Ryan as Speaker. The Republican Caucus nominated Ryan, who is from Wisconsin, as the next Speaker. The entire House voted for him to succeed John Boehner of Ohio. “I think Paul Ryan is a very capable person. He is […]

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Omaha man says he was fired for following a thief

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An Omaha man is out of a job for what he says was doing the right thing. Steve Fennel had worked for Home Depot for four years and was currently employed as a front end supervisor. He says earlier this month he saw a man running out of the store with a radio he didn’t […]

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Fyfe leads Huskers to Purdue

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With quarterback  Tommy Armstrong sidelined by what has been called a toe injury Ryker Fyfe gets his first start under center when Nebraska visits Purdue in Big Ten play. The former walk-on from Grand Island has appeared in eight games for the Huskers and has spent all week taking first team reps. “We are all […]

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Gov. Ricketts vows to have more travel transparency (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts promises to better track his travel after questions have arisen about overtime paid to his Nebraska State Patrol security detail. Ricketts doesn’t apologize for flying to Europe and Japan for trade missions or even a trip or two to Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs, which his family owns. Ricketts does say […]

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Denied promotion, man allegedly hacks college’s computer system

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A Nebraska man who’s accused of hacking into computers at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, has entered into a plea agreement in federal court. Forty-six year-old David Boyer pleaded guilty to unauthorized access to a protected computer in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. Prosecutors claim when he didn’t get the promotion he wanted […]

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Armstrong won’t play at Purdue

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Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong won’t play on Saturday when the Huskers visit Purdue in Big Ten play. Armstrong sat out practice this week with what was called a turf toe injury and coach Mike Riley says it did not heal enough to give the junior a chance to play. “Not really close and as a matter of […]

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