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Cowboys end Randy Gregory’s slide at the 60th selection

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Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday evening, being selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 60th overall pick. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Gregory was a two-time All-Big Ten selection for Nebraska in 2013 and 2014, establishing himself as one of the nation’s top pass rushers. Gregory […]

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Lions select Huskers Ameer Abdullah in second round of the NFL Draft

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Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday evening. Abdullah was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 54th overall pick in the Draft. Abdullah was the fourth running back selected in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Homewood, Ala., native left Nebraska as one of the top […]

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Roeder sets career saves mark as Nebraska baseball notches series opening win

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The Nebraska baseball team (32-16, 7-9 Big Ten) picked up its first conference road win of the year on Friday afternoon with a 4-2 win over the Northwestern Wildcats ( 14-30, 4-12) at Rocky Miller Park. After tying Brett Jensen’s Nebraska career record on Tuesday night at Creighton with his 31st career save, senior closer […]

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Huskers softball opens series with shutout victory over Illinois

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An eight-run fourth inning was all the offense the Nebraska softball team would need Friday night, as the Huskers run-ruled Illinois, 8-0, in five innings at Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers sent 13 batters to the plate in the decisive fifth inning despite recording only three hits. Nebraska drew five walks in the inning and was […]

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Defense struggles as Creighton baseball drops series opener at Seton Hall

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Despite leading for most of the battle, the Creighton Baseball team suffered a 5-4 loss to Seton Hall on Friday, May 1. The loss dropped Creighton to 25-14 on the season and 8-4 in BIG EAST play, while the Pirates moved to 21-18 overall and 6-4 in conference action. Creighton’s offense came in a consistent […]

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Gov. Ricketts defends veto of LB 89, calls it unsustainable

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Gov. Pete Ricketts defends his veto of a bill intended to give needy families a boost in monthly income. Ricketts says he sympathizes with the intent, but calls the legislative solution unsustainable. “But LB 89 was proposing to bankrupt the very reserve fund that is helping to make sure that we’re taking care of these […]

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Omaha’s African American community’s reaction to riots in Baltimore

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Protestors took to the streets hours after Freddie Gray’s funeral in Baltimore this week burning buildings, looting, assaulting police and bystanders. If a situation like that happened here, Willie Hamilton with Black Men United says Omaha’s African American community would likely react the same way. Hamilton says there are things others not in that community […]

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April’s Mid-American Business Conditions Index report

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The latest Mid-America Business Conditions Index for April in nine Midwestern states points to slow economic growth ahead. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says the overall index for the month of April rose to 52.7 from March’s 51.4. Goss says, “Firms linked to energy and agriculture are experiencing pullbacks in economic activity. Growth in Oklahoma […]

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Handcuffed suspect takes control of SHP car, takes off, arrested after spike strips flatten tires

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A handcuffed suspect arrested for speeding on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska and placed in the front seat of a State Highway Patrol cruiser took control of the cruiser and sped off, leading to high-speed chase that ended only when the patrol car ran over spike strips. The patrol reports a trooper stopped an eastbound […]

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TKEs at Wayne State College hope to redeem reputation

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Members of a suspended fraternity at Wayne State College are submitting a plan of action to address alcohol problems in hopes of regaining a footing at the school. The Lambda Chi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was booted for “unacceptable activities” related to alcohol use. Jeff Carstens, Wayne State’s Dean of Students, says the fraternity […]

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State lawmakers advance $8.7B state budget (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers have begun debate on an $8.7 billion state budget for the next two years, advancing it to the next round. Appropriations Committee Chairman, Sen. Health Mello of Omaha, said the committee attempted to address pressing needs while cleaning up some old issues. “The Appropriations Committee particularly focused on property tax relief, K-12 education […]

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Storm Chasers pound Colorado Springs in series opening victory

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Rey Fuentes collected five hits, including a home run, knocked in a pair of runs and scored twice to pace a 16-hit attack in Omaha’s 9-4 victory over Colorado Springs Thursday night in the opener of a four-game set at Security Service Field. The Storm Chasers improved to 11-9 and won for a second time […]

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Nepalese students at UNK hold fundraiser, prayer vigil

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More than 7,000 miles from home, Nepalese students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are holding a fundraiser to benefit relief efforts following last weekend’s devastating earthquake. UNK graduate student Anjana Brasain says their Nepalese Student Association on campus has just seven members. “For the betterment of Nepal, we are trying to put forth […]

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Mother kept on life support until baby delivery

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In early February, 22 year old Karla Perez of Waterloo suffered a brain hemorrhage and was rushed to Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Perez was 22 weeks pregnant and the baby was not developed enough to survive outside the womb. Dr. Todd Lovgren is a maternal – fetal physician at Methodist Women’s Hospital and says her […]

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Bill to pay teens less than minimum advances in Unicameral

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Supporters of a bill to pay youth a dollar less than the minimum wage have overcome a filibuster and edged the bill close to passage. Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha defended the filibuster of Legislative Bill 599 against criticism from Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion, arguing that the bill flies in the face of what […]

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