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Eichorst has a leg up on coaching search on Michigan if Hoke is let go (AUDIO)

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Tell me you were not surprised that Bo Pelini was fired before Michigan’s Brady Hoke, who has been on the hot seat all season? Apparently Pelini’s went from luke warm to blazing after the trouncing by Wisconsin. Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst made a quick decision, less than 48 hours after the season finale at Iowa. […] Read More »

Nebraska shows poise on the road holding off Florida State rally in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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Terran Petteway tied a season-high with 25 points and Shavon Shields had 21 and eight rebounds as Nebraska held off a furious rally to defeat Florida State 70-65 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  The Huskers led by 16 at the half, but Florida State shot 52% in the second half and cut the lead to […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman denies putting pressure on to parole more inmates (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman expresses surprise that the head of the Nebraska Parole Board says she felt pressure from his administration to parole more inmates to ease prison overcrowding. Heineman says he met with Nebraska Parole Board chairwoman Esther Casmer along with then-Corrections Director Bob Houston about what could be done to reduce the prison population. […] Read More »

Today’s “Giving Tuesday” for pledging to volunteer or donate

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Charity groups are reminding Nebraskans that today is “Giving Tuesday,” which follows the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Jake Byers, a spokesman for the Community Foundation, says it’s an important day to have among the holidays to promote donations of our time, our money — or both — to charity. “We have a day of thanks for […] Read More »

Slight drop in November’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index

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There was another drop in the monthly Mid-America Business Conditions Index for November. The nine state region dropped to 51.3 compared to October’s index of 51.8 and September’s 54.3. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says, “A stronger US dollar, plentiful supplies and weak global demand have pushed agriculture and energy prices lower. While I still […] Read More »

Nebraskan among 2 dead in SW Iowa crash

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An accident early Sunday in southwestern Iowa has claimed the lives of two men, including a Nebraskan. The Pottawattamie County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Department says 30-year-old Eric A. Poole, of Atlantic, and 19-year-old Nathan C. Poole of Omaha, were ejected from their vehicle as it rolled numerous times about seven miles east of Oakland. Both men […] Read More »

26th Salvation Army Winter Night Watch program starts tonight

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Last winter the Salvation Army’s Winter Night Watch program in Omaha served more than 14,500 meals and distributed more than 9,000 coats, hats, gloves and scarves to those in need. J.J. Kuzma is the Disaster Services, Winter Night Watch coordinator and says their first run of the season is tonight. He says at the beginning […] Read More »

Christmas Gift Shop for hospitalized veterans

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A tradition that dates back from the 1930’s continues today at the VA Nebraska – Western Iowa Health Care System Omaha Medical Center today. Public Affairs Director Will Ackerman says hospitalized veterans will be able to do a bit of Christmas shopping at the American Legion Auxiliary’s gift shop. Ackerman says veterans who are inpatients, […] Read More »

.713 winning percentage not enough for Eichorst to justify keeping Pelini (AUDIO)

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“For whatever reason, we weren’t good enough in the games that mattered against championship quality opponents,” Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst said on Sunday morning after he announced he was replacing Bo Pelini as the head football coach.  “We gave coach ample time, ample resources, and ample support to get that done, now we’re heading […] Read More »

Work on energy issues define Lee Terry’s career (AUDIO)

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Nebraska says good-bye to a veteran member of its Congressional delegation at the beginning of next year. University of Nebraska at Omaha Political Science Department Chairman Randall Adkins says Congressman Lee Terry’s work on energy issues define his eight terms in office. “I know that he’s played a big role in the Energy and Commerce […] Read More »

Nebraska volleyball will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament

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For the 11th straight year, the Nebraska volleyball team will open the NCAA Tournament at home, as the Bob Devaney Sports Center was chosen as one of the 16 host sites for the NCAA first and second rounds next weekend. The Huskers, making their 33rd straight NCAA Tournament appearance, were selected as the No. 14 […] Read More »

Creighton volleyball heads to Topeka to face Oregon State in NCAA tournament

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Creighton will meet Oregon State in Topeka, KS., in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Tournament.  The Bluejays (25-8, 16-2 BIG EAST) will meet Oregon State (19-12, 9-11 Pac-12) in a match that is scheduled for Friday, December 5th, 4 pm Central. The winner of the Creighton/Oregon State match will meet the victor […] Read More »

Protecting your investments from scam artists

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In this day and age financial scam artists are everywhere and try every trick in the book to find ways to get your hard earned money. Michael Herndon is a consumer outreach officer at the U-S Commodity Futures Trading Commission says it isn’t uncommon for even the seasoned investor to get scammed. From 2010 to […] Read More »

Northeast Nebraskan elected to national biodiesel board

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A farmer from the northeast Nebraska community of Newman Grove is being named to the National Biodiesel Board of Directors. Greg Anderson says the organization’s priorities include pushing for approval of the tax extenders legislation, which includes the biodiesel tax credit, and getting out robust 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements. “Members of the Biodiesel […] Read More »

Pelini out as head coach of Nebraska

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University of Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst fired Head Football Coach Bo Pelini effective immediately.  Eichorst released a statement on Sunday morning. “Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move forward in a new direction. Coach Pelini served our University admirably for seven years and led our football program’s transition […] Read More »