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Democrat Brad Ashford waits, then finally gives victory speech

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Democrat Brad Ashford has given his victory speech, a few hours after he wanted to. Ashford has defeated Congressman Lee Terry, a Republican, in the 2nd Congressional District of Omaha. “Today, a new chapter begins in the 2nd Congressional District and I am so incredibly proud to have the opportunity to work with everyone in […] Read More »

Congressman Lee Terry concedes to Democrat Brad Ashford

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Congressman Lee Terry has conceded to challenger Brad Ashford, concluding he cannot make up a 4,000 vote deficit. Terry refused to concede last night, even raising the question of voting irregularities at one point. Terry, a Republican, became a rarity in the 2014 elections, which saw huge gains by Republicans across the country. Nebraska Republicans […] Read More »

Medical condition might have led to fatal wreck in Lincoln

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What authorities describe as a medical episode might have led to a fatal accident in Lincoln. Lincoln police report 83-year-old Robert Marhenke died when he crashed his car into a light pole at the Indian Village Shopping Center Tuesday night. Witnesse... Read More »

Nebraska voters approve minimum wage hike (VIDEO)

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Nebraska’s minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour over two years after voters approved statewide ballot Initiative 425 Tuesday. This puts Nebraska working wage higher than the federal standard of $7.25 per hour. A citizen effort, backed by some high-profile donors, collected enough signatures to get the question to the General Election ballot. Small […] Read More »

Shooting in Omaha leaves one dead, another critical

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An Omaha woman is dead after a shooting Tueday around 9:00 pm at 45th and Grand Avenue. 23 year old Johnnesha Brown was rushed to a hospital where she later died. The second victim, 27 year old Stephen Arps, is in critical condition. Omaha police continue to investigate the shooting. So far there have been […] Read More »

Douglas County Election Commission clears counting confusion

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Incumbent 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry is making an announcement at 1:30 this afternoon regarding Tuesday’s election. The race remains undecided as the Douglas County Election Commission continues to count about 13,000 ballots. At one point Tuesday evening Congressman Terry said the voting had stopped. Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says that rumor was false. Phipps […] Read More »

Democrat Ashford confident of win over Congressman Lee Terry (AUDIO)

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It’s been 20 years since a Democrat has represented Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. It appears that Democratic state Senator Brad Ashford toppled incumbent Republican Lee Terry in a close race for that district that encompasses the Omaha metro area. The final tallies of Douglas and Sarpy counties have lasted into Wednesday, with Terry getting testy over the delay. Congressman […] Read More »

Nebraska Republicans have big night, with one big exception

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Nebraska Republicans swept to victory in the general election in November. Well, almost. It appears that despite a strong off-presidential election year for the party out of the White House, incumbent Republican Lee Terry, the Congressman from Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District in Omaha, will lose his seat to Democrat Brad Ashford. Approximately 15,000 votes remain […] Read More »

Pelini says Abdullah will be ready for Wisconsin

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There will be a collective sigh of relief around Husker Nation after Bo Pelini delivers his news that Ameer Abdullah will be ready to go against Wisconsin. Pelini said the Heisman hopeful is “doing great” and that the MCL sprain is not as bad as first feared.  Abdullah left NU’s 35-14 win over Purdue in the first quarter […] Read More »

Class C and D volleyball district scores

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C1-1 at Beatrice Wilber-Clatonia def. Johnson Co. Central 25-19, 18-25, 25-21, 25-22 Auburn def. Fairbury 26-24, 25-11, 25-23 Falls City def. Wilber-Clatonia 25-19, 25-10, 25-12 Tuesday’s final, Falls City def. Auburn 25-16, 17-25, 25-15, 26-28, 16-14 C1-2 at Waverly Ashland-Greenwood def. Conestoga 25-14, 24-26, 25-22, 25-21 Syracuse def. Louisville 25-14, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23 Final, Ashland-Greenwood […] Read More »

Volleyball Class A and B district scores

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CLASS A A-1 at Papillion-La Vista Omaha South def. Omaha Bryan 25-13, 25-10, 25-22 Millard North def. Omaha Burke 25-19, 25-15, 25-19 Papillion-La Vista def. Omaha South 25-7, 25-9, 25-8 Wednesday’s final, Papillion-La Vista vs. Millard North, 6 A-2 at Lincoln Southeast: Wednesday–Lincoln Southeast vs. Lincoln High, 4; South Sioux City vs. Fremont, 5:30; Final, […] Read More »

Just like the Boy Scouts, “be prepared” is good motto for all Nebraskans

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Before the weather turns wicked, Nebraskans will be getting a refresher course about what may lie ahead, as today is Winter Weather Awareness Day across Nebraska. Meteorologist Roger Vachalek, at the National Weather Service, says it’s a good idea to get familiar with the terminology, put fresh batteries in the weather radio and prepare survival […] Read More »

Ashford leads Terry in tight 2nd District Congressional race

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A tight Congressional race in Omaha remains too close to call as Election Day came to a close without a clear result. At present, Democrat Brad Ashford leads Republican incumbent Lee Terry. With 52 of 271 precincts reporting, Ashford has 64,696 voters to Terry’s 68,063; a 48.49% to 46.09% split. Libertarian Steve Laird has 7,603 […] Read More »

Republican Pete Ricketts wins the governor’s race (AUDIO)

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Republican Pete Ricketts will be Nebraska’s next governor. Ricketts, who squeaked out a victory in the Republican primary, easily defeated Democrat Chuck Hassebrook. Many thought this race might be close, but Ricketts held the lead from the beginning of election results coming from the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office. With more than 1,000 of the […] Read More »

Republican Ben Sasse cruises to Senate win (AUDIO)

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Republican Ben Sasse has been elected United States Senator, succeeding fellow Republican Mike Johanns. Sasse easily defeated Democrat Dave Domina. Two independents, Jim Jenkins and Todd Watson, didn’t play a factor in the race. Sasse pledged three things to Nebraskans during his victory speech. “First, I commit to be about the big challenges before us, […] Read More »