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Dates set for sale of Spring Game tickets

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Nebraska football fans can purchase tickets for the Red-White Spring Game beginning next week. Season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase spring game tickets at 8:00a.m. on Tuesday, February 2 and tickets to the general public will go on Sale Wednesday, February 3 at 8:00a.m. The spring game will be played on […]

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Cattlemen want to put “right to farm” law into Nebraska’s constitution

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There’s now a state law that spells out the right to farm and ranch in Nebraska but an effort is underway to include that law in the state constitution. Laura Field, legislative director for the Nebraska Cattlemen, says that’s one of four bills the association is making a priority this legislative session. “In the November […]

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Filibuster of gun rights bill holds…by one vote (AUDIO)

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Supporters of a bill that would have prohibited cities from adopting gun laws stricter than state law failed to overcome a filibuster, by one vote. Talks failed to reach a compromise, then supporters fail to end a filibuster, falling a single vote short of stopping debate and forcing a vote. Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln […]

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Huskers women hope to add to win streak

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team bids for a sixth straight victory at home against Wisconsin. The Huskers are 5-3 in the Big Ten after road victories last week at Michigan and Purdue and with a victory against Badgers would match the fourth-longest conference winning streak in school history. Nebraska’s last six-game league winning streak came […]

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How to grow high-tech jobs a focus of Governor’s Ag Conference

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Nebraska farmers, ranchers and anyone interested in the state’s agriculture industry are invited to this year’s Governor’s Ag Conference. “I think Nebraska agriculture loves the opportunity to gather together and learn about cutting edge issues and some of the policy considerations that affect their daily lives,” State Ag Director Greg Ibach says about the event […]

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Update on Omaha funeral home fire

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As an Omaha funeral home went up in flames early Tuesday morning, a co-owner Bill Cutler’s main concern was for the families of the nine deceased individuals inside. At one point during the fire, Cutler and a firefighter went inside Heafey-Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak – Cutler Funeral Home at 78th and Center Street to see if they could […]

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Car crash involving Gov. Ricketts sends one to the hospital

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Lincoln police are investigating a traffic accident this (Wed) morning, involving Governor Pete Ricketts. It happened just before 7 a.m. in the area of 13th and Washington streets in downtown Lincoln. The governor and the state trooper driving the vehicle were not injured. Officers say the driver of the other vehicle was taken to the […]

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Gun debate drags on, could reach crucial vote today (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers again take up a debate on whether Nebraska cities can impose stricter gun laws than the state with a crucial vote upcoming. A filibuster has held up a vote, forcing supporters to search for 33 votes to cut off debate and force a vote. Debate on LB 289 enters its fourth day today. […]

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Late collapse sinks Creighton

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D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera’s two free throws with just over sid seconds remaining capped a furious rally as Georgetown edged Creighton 74-73 and handed the Blue Jays their first road loss in Big East play. It was a game Creighton led 70-59 with two and a half minutes remaining before being outscored 15-3 to close the game. […]

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Fab Four’s original animator brings art show to Siouxland

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The man who was the animator for the Beatles and some of the best-known cartoon characters of decades past is in Siouxland this week showing off his work. Australian-born Ron Campbell animated the Beatles cartoon TV series as well as much of the work on the Fab Four’s “Yellow Submarine” movie. Campbell says he didn’t […]

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Body of missing Omaha man found in submerged truck in South Carolina

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The body of a young Omaha man reported missing since early December has been recovered in a submerged pick-up in Folly Beach, South Carolina. The Omaha Police Department says family members reported 26-year-old William Smith II missing December 8th. Dental records confirmed the body recovered was that of Smith. The cause of death has not […]

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Nebraskan says Medicaid expansion would help with mounting bills

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A Nebraska resident who says the medical bills piled up when she took time to take care of her aging father urges state lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Sarah Parker of Lincoln says she requested her company reduce her hours to free up time to better care for her father. Once the hours were reduced, employer-funded […]

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Nearly 50 lbs. of marijuana seized during western Nebraska traffic stop

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A California man has been jailed in western Nebraska on drug charges after a state trooper seized 47 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 30-year-old Christopher Jensen of Temecula, CA has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell it. He has been jailed in Lincoln […]

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