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Nebraska wants Colorado marijuana legalization overturned

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Attorney General Jon Bruning says Nebraska wants Colorado’s move to legalize marijuana overturned. “Today, Nebraska was joined by Oklahoma and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt in filing an original action in United States Supreme Court, seeking a declaration that Colorado’s marijuana legalization process violates the United States Constitution,” Bruning said during a news conference in […] Read More »

Douglas County Attorney moves for vehicular homicide charge in deadly September crash

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Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has asked the Nebraska State Patrol to issue a citation for motor vehicle homicide in a deadly accident September 11th that claimed the life of 36 year old Ryan Boelman. The State Patrol and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office investigated the deadly accident that happened at 252nd and Pawnee Road. […] Read More »

Unemployment applicants urged to file online

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Some seasonal employment will soon come to an end and the Nebraska Department of Labor is encouraging those needing to file for unemployment to do so online. Acting Commissioner John Albin says, “While Nebraska’s unemployment rate remains one of the lowest in the country, we are one of many states that experiences seasonal fluctuations in […] Read More »

No new prison, but added prison spending likely in new session (AUDIO)

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Nebraska lawmakers might not want to build a new prison, but they are considering spending more on Corrections. One legislative committee investigated prison sentence miscalculations during the interim. Another met with the Gov. Dave Heineman, state Chief Justice Michael Heavican, and the Council of State Governments Justice Center. The Unicameral’s Appropriations Committee chairman, Sen. Heath […] Read More »

Gregory and Pierson-El named FWAA All-Americans

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Junior defensive end Randy Gregory and freshman wide receiver/punt returner De’Mornay Pierson-El were both named second-team All-Americans by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). Nebraska had a pair of players selected to the FWAA All-America teams for the first time since 1997, when three Huskers were honored. The FWAA has released its All-America teams […] Read More »

Ethanol worries rise as gas prices fall

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Two years ago the price at the pump hit $5 in some areas of the country.  This week there are 13 states that sell gas for under $2 a gallon. The only ones not pleased with the drop right now are ethanol producers. U-S Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Joe Glauber says ethanol competes with […] Read More »

Pelini throws NU administration under the bus, but lessons should be learned by Eichorst (AUDIO)

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Vulgar language has been apart of Bo Pelini’s M.O. since we’ve known him as the head football coach at Nebraska and that was certainly on full display when you hear the tape of his 30 minute speech he gave to his players off campus after he was fired by Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst. I’m not sure […] Read More »

Kelli Browning makes Creighton volleyball history

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Kelli Browning became the first player in Creighton Volleyball history to be named a Third Team All-American when she was honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Wednesday. She was previously named an Honorable-Mention All-America selection as a sophomore and junior, and becomes CU Volleyball’s first three-time honoree on any of the All-America teams. […] Read More »

University of Nebraska fires back at Pelini

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Statement from University of Nebraska December 17, 2014 The University of Nebraska is in receipt of what appears to be a transcript of remarks delivered by former football coach Bo Pelini.  These remarks to student-athletes were allegedly made during a non-official team meeting at a local high school, held two days after his termination.  At […] Read More »

Omaha officer rushed to hospital after fall during traffic stop

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An Omaha police officer was rushed to a hospital in serious condition after conducting a traffic stop around 10:45 Wednesday morning on westbound I-80 at 36th Street. Omaha Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says the officer was conduction a traffic stop after falling and striking his head.  The officer was responsive at the scene. Members […] Read More »

Nebraska veterans encouraged to enroll in registry

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First, Nebraska veterans had the chance to get a special driver’s license. Next, they can get a special license plate. Gov. Dave Heineman says more than 12,000 veterans have enrolled in the Nebraska Veterans’ Registry, created last year by the Unicameral to place the word “veteran” on their driver’s licenses. In 2016, Military Honor License […] Read More »

Keystone XL talk heats up as Senate considers vote

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Key U-S Senate leaders say the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline is near the top of their agenda and plan to address it next month. Supporters and opponents continue to dig in their heels on what has turned into a controversial issue.  Chris Faulkner is the founder of Breitling Energy and says transporting oil sands through […] Read More »

Public asked to help investigation of illegal cougar kill

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The public is being asked to provide information on a cougar shot illegally and left to rot in the Pine Ridge National Forest south of Chadron. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports a hunter stumbled upon the female mountain lion in Dawes County late last week. The mountain lion is estimated to have been […] Read More »

ACLU claims prison inmate assaulted by white supremacist group

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The ACLU of Nebraska filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Joshua Franklin against Department of Corrections Director Michael Kenney, three wardens and an assistant warden. ACLU Legal Director Amy Miller says while Franklin was awaiting sentencing in Sarpy County for forgery and writing bad checks he was assaulted by another inmate who is […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman accuses prison committee of rewriting history (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman accuses a special legislative committee of attempting to rewrite history in its report on the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The committee concluded in a report released Monday Gov. Heineman set the tone that led to the prison sentencing miscalculations, because he refused to consider building a new prison to relieve overcrowding. Committee […] Read More »