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Southeast Community College to add more classes to attract more students

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Southeast Community College has decided to take an unconventional route to stem declining enrollment: add new classes. Community colleges throughout the country have had to deal with flat or even declining enrollment. The Southeast campuses at Lincoln, Beatrice, and Milford have seen enrollment grow by less than a percent in the past 10 years. Southeast […] Read More »

Report: Nebraska is failing in most cancer prevention efforts

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A national report finds Nebraska is making little progress as a state toward preventing cancer. David Holmquist, with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, says the report uses a dozen categories as benchmarks, giving the states a red light for failing to measure up, yellow for being part way there, and green for succeeding. […] Read More »

Former Oxford resident sentenced to 15 years on child pornography charges

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A former Oxford resident has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after being convicted of receiving child pornography. Federal attorneys say 37-year-old David Baumbach will be under supervision for the rest of his life even after he is released from prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender. Also, Baumbach […] Read More »

Papuchis has three who can see significant playing time at cornerback (AUDIO)

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Josh Mitchell is one of Nebraska’s starting cornerback positions, but a two-man competition between Beatrice graduate Daniel Davie and Jonathan Rose will help settle . It’s a nice problem to have for defensive coordinator John Papuchis.  However, before he makes a decision, he’s going to let the competition play out for another week while the team prepares […] Read More »

Creighton volleyball predicted to win the Big East

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The Creighton volleyball team has been picked to win the BIG EAST Conference, according to a poll of league coaches announced today. In addition, Creighton seniors Leah McNary and Kelli Browning were both named to the BIG EAST’s Preseason All-Conference team for the second straight fall. This is the second straight season that Creighton was […] Read More »

Group forms to push historic horse racing on November ballot

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A group has formed to support historic horse racing on the ballot this November. Jordan McGrain, a spokesman for Nebraskans for Amendment One, says those who support the issue decided they couldn’t wait until the Supreme Court rules whether it will actually make the ballot. “We didn’t feel like we could wait for the court’s […] Read More »

Nebraska State Fair opens 5th year in Grand Island today

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The 145th State Fair begins today and begins its 5th year in Grand Island. State Fair Executive Director Joseph McDermott says the fair has prospered from the move to Grand Island. “We’ve got, right now, about $50 million worth of new buildings out there. It’s a beautiful fairgrounds,” State Fair Executive Director Joseph McDermott tells […] Read More »

Big Ten announces basketball schedules. Download the schedule here

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Weekend matchups against Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa and Maryland at Pinnacle Bank Arena highlight the Huskers’ 2014-15 Big Ten schedule, as the Big Ten Conference unveiled its complete conference schedule.  Nebraska, which finished fourth in the Big Ten with an 11-7 mark in 2013-14, will face 12 of its 18 Big Ten contests against teams […] Read More »

Study: Beef Check Off is good investment in Nebraska

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A Cornell University study shows every dollar invested in the Beef Check Off during the past five years returned about $11.50 to the beef industry. The survey also showed that had the Check Off not been in place, beef demand would be down by nearly 16-billion pounds. Nebraska Beef Council executive director Ann Marie Bosshamer […] Read More »

Tickets for Young-Nelson anti-Keystone concert selling fast

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It appears Neil Young and Willie Nelson can attract quite a crowd to rural Nebraska. Bold Nebraska reports it has sold more than 6,500 tickets for the benefit concert that will help fund the anti-Keystone XL pipeline campaign. The group also says it will sell only 500 more tickets to cap the crowd a 7,000. […] Read More »

Sterling man placed on probation after admitting he failed to register as sex offender

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A Sterling man has admitted he failed to register as a sex offender when he moved, and has been placed on two years’ probation. 51-year-old Marvin Hazen made his plea in front of Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund, without an attorney. Korslund praised Hazen for his action. “You’ve been a standup guy on this. […] Read More »

Ricketts vs. Hassebrook for governor closer than many thought (AUDIO)

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Republican Pete Ricketts won a narrow primary victory and it seems faces another tough race against Democrat Chuck Hassebrook as the two campaign to succeed Governor Dave Heineman. A few polls have emerged on the Nebraska gubernatorial race, apparently a closer race than many expected. Republican Pete Ricketts, the former TD Ameritrade executive, leads, but […] Read More »

Feel free to call, NSP main number restored

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The Nebraska State Patrol is back in business. Actually, NSP never went out of business. Its main phone number did, though. A cut cable cut off the main business number for the Nebraska State Patrol. NSP reports the number, 402-471-4545, and the Nebraska State Patrol non-emergency Highway Helpline 1-800-525-5555 (*55) have now been restored. The […] Read More »

Study: Deadly hog disease PEDV can travel in feed

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A deadly virus that’s driving up pork prices as it’s wiped out as many as one in every ten piglets in Nebraska in the past year can be spread through hog feed, according to new research. Dr. Scott Dee, the study’s lead author and research director at Minnesota’s Pipestone Veterinary Services, says they were stunned […] Read More »

Teen-age driver in fatal crash charged with texting while driving

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A Sidney teen-ager will be in court on suspicion of texting while driving in the fatal accident of another teen from Chappell. A petition has been filed by the Cheyenne County Attorney’s Office against 16-year-old Hayden Graham in juvenile court on charges of motor vehicle homicide, texting while driving, careless driving and failing to stay […] Read More »