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Ringo Starr in concert Sunday in Omaha

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 One of the original “Fab Four” will be in Omaha Sunday night. Ringo Starr and his All Star Band will perform at the CenturyLinkCenter. The former Beatle says the concert will include music from the past 50 years. Starr says, “I feel I would let people down if I didn’t do ‘Little Help’ and ‘Yellow […] Read More »

State sponsored internship program keeps growing

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A special state program to encourage college students to accept internships at Nebraska businesses keeps growing. The Nebraska Internship Program has reached 750 active participants. Reinke Manufacturing CEO Chris Roth says the program has proven valuable for his operation in the southern Nebraska city of Deshler. “We had four interns last year working for us […] Read More »

Omaha Airport Authority officer fires shot at suspect

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Authorities in two states are involved in an investigation that started Thursday afternoon at Eppley Airfield in Omaha where an Airport Authority officer fired her weapon.   Omaha Police Officer Kevin Wiese says it started with a woman involved in a disturbance inside the terminal. He says she left the building, walked into the parking garage […] Read More »

Huskers continue to get ready for Sparty

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The Nebraska football team went through a 50-minute walkthrough at the Hawks Championship Center on Thursday in preparation for Saturday night’s showdown against Michigan State. Head Coach Bo Pelini spoke to the media afterward and expressed pleasure with the team’s performance this week. “It was good,” Pelini said. “It’s not over yet. We have one […] Read More »

Hat trick dooms Huskers as Nebraska falls on the road to Michigan

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Senior Mayme Conroy put Nebraska up 1-0 early, but Michigan’s Nicky Waldeck earned a hat trick to lead the Wolverines to a 3-1 win at U-M Stadium on Thursday afternoon. Conroy’s goal came in the eighth minute, as she rebounded Katie Kraeutner’s blocked shot and shot it to the bottom right corner of the net. […] Read More »

Creighton grabs double-overtime victory

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For the second time in three weeks the Creighton women’s soccer team delivered a game-winning goal in double overtime as senior Addison Nokels slammed home the clincher to seal the Bluejays’ 2-1 (2OT) against Providence on Thursday, Oct. 2. The win gave Creighton its first BIG EAST points of the season as the Bluejays moved […] Read More »

Nation’s ag boss blasts rail lines for not anticipating bumper harvest

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The nation’s top agriculture official is raising alarms about the looming shortage of rail cars to carry grain from Midwestern fields to market. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says railroad officials should have anticipated the coming bumper harvest and been ready with sufficient cars for delivery. Vilsack says, “The reality is that we’re behind, the […] Read More »

Hassebrook-Ricketts air differences in gubernatorial debate (AUDIO)

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Gubernatorial candidates Chuck Hassebrook and Pete Ricketts disagreed sharply on immigration and Keystone XL during their debate sponsored by NET and the Nebraska Broadcasters Association. Hassebrook, a Democrat, said Nebraska should be ashamed that it is the only state to deny driver’s licenses to the children of illegal immigrants, arguing American law holds people accountable […] Read More »

Domina and Sasse disagree on fate of Obamacare (AUDIO)

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Democrat Dave Domina says flatly the federal health insurance law is here to stay. Republican Ben Sasse says just as earnestly that it must go. The two primary candidates for United States Senate addressed the topic among others during a candidate forum in front of the Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska, gathered in Lincoln. Domina […] Read More »

Free health and wellness event Oct. 11th at UNMC

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The Nebraska Physiological Society invites the public to attend a free health event on October 11th that focuses on the importance of exercise, healthy eating and living.   President Dr. Carol Fassbinder says this is a change from their annual meeting and decided to turn it into a public outreach event. Author and former Sports Illustrated […] Read More »

Former Secret Service agent reacts to recent problems

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There have been several recent embarrassing incidents involving those who protect our nation’s president and other dignitaries. One incident happened September 19th when a veteran jumped the fence at the White House and made it inside.  A few days earlier an armed security contractor in Atlanta made it on an elevator with President Obama.  On […] Read More »

Modern factories in search for skilled workers (AUDIO)

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Factories aren’t what they used to be and the modern manufacturer needs workers with modern skills. Manufacturing has bounced back since the great recession and Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Barry Kennedy says it’s changed. “The manufacturing picture of old, if you will, where people see an assembly line and people just adding […] Read More »

Husker bowling voted number one by coaches

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The Nebraska women’s bowling team was voted the number one nationally rated team by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) Wednesday afternoon. NU received 11 of the 23 first-place votes in the poll (664 points), in front of second-place Arkansas State (four first-place votes, 613 total points). Defending NCAA champion Sam Houston State was third […] Read More »

Huskers have struggled against ranked teams under Pelini (AUDIO0

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If history repeats itself on Saturday, this could be a tough one for the Huskers when they travel to Michigan State. After grabbing a victory in its Big Ten opener against Illinois, Nebraska hits the road for the first time in conference action. The Huskers are 1-2 in Big Ten road openers, defeating Purdue last […] Read More »

Sales tax “penalty” for state’s farmers & ranchers vanishes

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A sales tax exemption is now in effect in Nebraska on repair and replacement parts for farm machinery and equipment. The Nebraska Farm Bureau worked with the Unicameral in getting legislation passed that removed that tax burden on farmers and ranchers. Jay Rempe, the bureau’s vice president of government relations, says the savings will bring […] Read More »