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Storm Chasers offense quiet in loss at Memphis

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Tyler Lyons worked seven solid innings and received home run support from Xavier Scruggs and Randal Grichuck as Memphis came from behind to beat Omaha, 5-3, Wednesday night in the third of a four-game set at AutoZone Park. The Storm Chasers have dropped two in a row to dip to 53-50 and fall two and […] Read More »

Saltdogs win third straight

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Ian Gac homered for the third straight game, Marquis Fleming won his third straight start and Marshall Schuler booked his third straight save as the Saltdogs (32-30) topped the Amarillo Sox (20-32) 6-4 in front of 3,124 fans at Haymarket Park Wednesday night. Amarillo scored four runs in the top of the fifth, including three […] Read More »

Omaha makes top 5 list of best cities for recreation

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When it comes to the top 100 best cities in the U-S for recreation, Omaha comes in number three. WalletHub.com conducted the study on the importance of recreational facilities, parks and green spaces that helps improve health, physical activity and property values. CEO Odysseas Papadimitrious says they also considered the costs for entertainment and Omaha […] Read More »

Tips for beating the heat, while avoiding skin cancer…and ‘skeeters

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The hottest days of summer have arrived in Nebraska, prompting reminders from health officials to drink plenty of water and wear light-weight, light-colored clothing. Also, take plenty of breaks if you’re exerting in the sun, especially when high temperatures are in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Epidemiologist Patty Quinlisk encourages everyone who’s spending time […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer: increase Russian sanctions in wake of Malaysian jet crash

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Sen. Deb Fischer supports increased sanctions against Russia in wake of the downing of a Malaysian commercial flight over Ukraine. Fischer acknowledges much isn’t yet known about the doomed flight, except that it was shot down by a missile fired from territory occupied by pro-Russia separatists. Fischer says the U.S. must go beyond sanctions and […] Read More »

Busy season for the Nebraska Regional Poison Center

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Many Nebraska families will be packing a lot of fun into the final weeks of summer. Joan McVoy is the Public Education Coordinator with the Nebraska Regional Poison Center and urges everyone to program this number into their phone- 1-800-222-1222. McVoy says no matter where you are at in the county you will then be […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns worried changes to lunch program too many too fast

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There have been a number of changes to the school lunch program and that has Senator Mike Johanns concerned. Senator Johanns serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee and says the new regulations and requirements make too many changes too quickly and there is little flexibility at the local level to account for differences in students […] Read More »

UNMC Physician with update on chikungunya

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Physicians in the U-S are learning more about the exotic-sounding illness that originated in the Caribbean - chikungunya. Most of those in the U-S with the illness had recently traveled to that area and returned home ill. Chief of the Infectious Disease Division at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Dr. Mark Rupp says like West […] Read More »

Chadron resident kills young cougar that fails to flee

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A young female mountain lion has been shot and killed when it failed to flee a home near Chadron. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the homeowner reported he shot the 5-month-old female Saturday at his home south of Chadron. According to the resident, the mountain lion crouched in the grass about 20 yards […] Read More »

Approps chair says Unicameral’s steady, cautious approach worked (AUDIO)

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State revenue came in a bit stronger during the last fiscal year than expected and just right according to the legislature’s Appropriations Committee chairman. The state closed the books on the 2013-2014 fiscal year June 30th with $4.117 billion in state revenue, 2.4% better than the forecast of $4.021 billion. Sales tax revenue came in […] Read More »

Creighton guard Chatman undergoes surgery on thumb

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Rising Creighton men’s basketball senior Austin Chatman will undergo surgery later today as doctors reattach the radial collateral ligament in his right thumb. Chatman’s activity will be limited to some conditioning and drills while wearing a cast, which is expected to be needed for two months. Despite the minor setback, Chatman is expected to be […] Read More »

Storm Chasers fall on the road in Memphis

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Shane Robinson scored two runs, drove in a pair and finished a triple shy of hitting for the cycle to support seven strong innings from Marco Gonzales as Memphis downed Omaha, 6-3, Tuesday night in the second of four meetings at AutoZone Park. The Storm Chasers slipped to 53-49 and fell a game and a […] Read More »

Saltdogs come from behind to win series opener

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In just their fourth game at home this month, the road-tested Saltdogs (31-30) overcame an early deficit to defeat the Amarillo Sox (20-41) 5-2 in front of 2,572 fans at Haymarket Park Tuesday night. After a pair of errors led to two unearned in the top of the second, Lincoln responded quickly with two runs […] Read More »

Hottest days of the year & swimming is forbidden at two big lakes

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A health alert is posted due to toxic blue-green algae at two popular recreation areas in Nebraska. Swimming is now considered dangerous at Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County and at Rockford Lake in Gage County, according to Brian McManus, spokesman for the Department of Environmental Quality. McManus says, “If you expose it to your […] Read More »

Nebraska man sentenced to 20 years for causing fatal wreck last year

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An east-central Nebraska man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and his driver’s license has been revoked for 15 years for slamming into another car, killing a 22-year-old. 31-year-old Christopher Hajek of Marquette pleaded no contest in May to a charge of driving under the influence during the wreck last year. He was […] Read More »