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Middle blocker leaves NU volleyball program

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More turnover for the NU volleyball team. Middle blocker Melanie Keil is transferring to Florida State. Coach John Cook told reporters in April that she was weighing her options, after Keil played in 22 matches as a sophomore last season. The Huskers lack depth at middle blocker where Keil played. NU added LSU transfer Briana […]

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Showdown with Gov. Ricketts over child aid avoided (AUDIO)

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A compromise has been reached and a confrontation with the governor avoided on legislation to increase federal aid to poor families in Nebraska. Gov. Pete Ricketts shocked lawmakers when he vetoed Legislative Bill 89, blocking an increase in Aid to Dependent Children for nearly 6,000 Nebraska families. Though Ricketts spiked the bill, he left open […]

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Soccer district scores from Tuesday 5/5/15

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Girls Bellevue West 10, Grand Island 0 Blair 1, Elkhorn 0 Columbus Scotus 5, Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic 0 Hastings 8, Seward 0 Kearney Catholic 2, Holdrege 0 Lexington 1, Scottsbluff 0 Lincoln East 2, Millard South 0 Lincoln Lutheran 1, Beatrice 0 Lincoln Pius X 3, Norris 1 Lincoln Southeast 10, Fremont 0 Lincoln Southwest […]

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Job-hunting new grads should “scrub” social media accounts first

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Thousands of young Nebraskans are about to graduate from college and they’ll be flooding the internet with their resumes over the next few weeks as they begin job hunts. Susan McBroom, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, says before you type the first letter on your resume, check Instagram and all other online accounts to make sure […]

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Controversy sparks 2+ hours of debate, still Rice confirmed as SHP superintendent

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State legislators debated the nomination of Brad Rice as superintendent of the State Highway Patrol for more than two hours before confirming his nomination on a 32-to-7 vote. Opponents claim Rice has discriminated against women, too freely shared his Christian faith with others on the job, and might have used excessive force during his 29-year […]

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No screen time until age 2

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We see more and more children, some as young as six months of age, playing with their parent’s cell phone. Dr. Holly Roberts is a child psychologist at the Munroe Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and says the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not introducing children to any type of screen […]

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Husker softball gets a bye at the Big Ten Tournament

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Nebraska earned the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Big Ten Softball Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, and the Huskers will open play at the tournament on Friday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. The Huskers, who have finished in the top three of the final league standings in each of their first four seasons in the […]

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Nebraska’s Alvarado named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

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Following a 3-1 week for the Nebraska baseball team, including a series win at Northwestern, freshman outfielder Luis Alvarado was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday by the conference office. Alvarado started three of Nebraska’s four games last week and posted a .500 (5-for-10) batting average. The Salinas, Puerto Rico, native had […]

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Double homicide investigation underway in Omaha

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A double murder investigation is underway in northeast Omaha. Police Department spokesperson Officer Michael Pecha says officers responded to a “shots fired” call around 4:30 am at an apartment building at 28th and Spencer Streets. He says when they arrived they located to adult males and both were declared dead at the scene. Police did […]

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Omaha man sentenced for not registering as sex offender

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An Omaha man has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender after moving to Nebraska. The U.S. Attorney’s office reports 31-year-old Timothy Kirsch had been convicted in Page County, Iowa in 2002 for sexually assaulting a child. It isn’t the first time he has been […]

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Budget chair pleased with movement of state budget (AUDIO)

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The legislature’s Appropriations Committee chairman is pleased with the progress of the $8.6 billion state budget in the Unicameral. State lawmakers breathed a sigh of relief when the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board restored $10 million to its estimate of state revenue rather than lower the estimate. The board in February reduced its estimate of […]

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District soccer scores from 5/4/15

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Boys Columbus 1, North Platte 0 Columbus Scotus 9, Columbus Lakeview 0 Crete 6, Beatrice 1 Kearney 3, Omaha Westside 2 Lexington 5, Gering 0 Lincoln Southwest 9, Omaha Benson 0 Millard North 2, South Sioux City 0 Norfolk 4, Lincoln High 3 (OT) Norris 2, Seward 1 (OT) Omaha North 1, Lincoln Northeast 0 […]

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Nebraska bat designed by feds as “threatened”

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Federal officials are now designating a type of bat that lives in Nebraska as a threatened species, because a fungal disease is wiping out large populations of the furry, flying creatures. Kristen Lundh, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, says the northern long-eared bat will have new protections in Nebraska and 25 […]

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Legislators again complain about lack of property tax movement

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State legislators have advanced a break on personal property taxes. But, it’s not much of a break in the eyes of some lawmakers. In fact, debate on Legislative Bill 259 focused less on the bill and more on the overall lack of movement of property tax relief legislation. Numerous lawmakers have complained that bills, such […]

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Rough weather rumbles through state, more to come

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A weak tornado touched down near the Gage-Lancaster County line last night during severe thunderstorms that brought hail, heavy rain and high winds. The twister was reported near the towns of Cortland and Adams, but there are no reports of any serious damage. Brian Miller, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says the biggest […]

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