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Congressman Fortenberry says trade important for Nebraska

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry defends Congressional action to make it easier for the president to negotiate trade deals with other countries. Fortenberry says he understands why some people are suspicious about the measure. “Look, trade is a mixed bag for America. Let’s be honest. It’s very important in Nebraska. It is very helpful to our agricultural […]

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Huskers want more big plays from passing game

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As the Nebraska football team returns to the practice field offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says he will be looking for more big plays out of the passing game. It is an area that struggled during the opening week of camp.   “I think we have run the ball relatively well and we have worked on […]

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North Platte concludes case involving suspected child abuse

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The North Platte School District says it has settled a dispute with two of its employees, a teacher and a guidance counselor.  Teacher Christie Copper and counselor Stephen Spiehs say they were told to check with parents before reporting suspected child abuse.  The student arrived at Madison Middle School last March with a scratched, dirty […]

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New threat over Keystone XL act of desperation, says BOLD Nebraska

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TransCanada’s CEO is reportedly threatening to file a NAFTA complaint if President Obama rejects plans for the company’s Keystone XL oil pipeline project. Pipeline opponent Jane Kleeb, of BOLD Nebraska, says the threat likely means TransCanada officials think they won’t prevail and they’ll try anything to succeed. “They’re essentially telling the president, ‘You approve our […]

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Deadly weekend on Nebraska roads

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A 47 year old Omaha woman was killed in a one vehicle accident on Sunday. Omaha police responded to an accident around 8:30 pm near Sorensen Parkway and 35th Street. Witnesses told police an SUV was speeding and making a number of lane changes when the driver hit a curb, a metal light pole and […]

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Omaha man shot by deputy dies

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A grand jury will investigate the death of a man shot by a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy earlier this year. 32 year old Taylor Culbertson was shot by a deputy outside the Kwik Shop near 155th and Blondo Streets back on June 23rd. He died at an Omaha hospital on Sunday. The deputy was inside […]

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Huskers to play Cincinnati in Brooklyn

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The Nebraska men’s basketball team will see a familiar foe in a new setting, as the pairings for the Barclays Center Classic presented by Honda were announced this morning. The Huskers will face Cincinnati in the third non-conference matchup in three years between the two schools on Friday, November 27th. Tennessee and George Washington will […]

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Husker women earn victory in Australia

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Sophomore Natalie Romeo scored 20 points and dished out five assists to lead four Huskers in double figures, as the Nebraska women’s basketball team won the final game of its Australian Tour with a 76-56 victory over the Sydney Heat on Monday. Romeo knocked down 7-of-14 shots from the field, including 5-of-12 three-pointers to lead […]

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Husker offense searches for consistency

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The Nebraska football team conducted its fourth practice on Sunday night and the offense is looking for more consistency. Junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong says the offense struggled. “We’ve got to respond the right way”, Armstrong said. “As a team we did we could have done better. We had a better day yesterday (Saturday). As a […]

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Storm Chasers blanked at Iowa

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Carlos Pimentel combined with three relievers on a three-hitter as Iowa blanked Omaha, 3-0, Sunday afternoon at Principal Park. The Storm Chasers dropped the final four games of the series to fall to 63-53. Omaha is in third place in the Pacific Coast League American North Division race, five and a half games behind division […]

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Lincoln wins in extra innings

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The Lincoln Saltdogs erased a three-run deficit enroute to a 6-5 victory over the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Sunday afternoon. An early error cost Lincoln three runs, and Gary stretched the lead to 4-1 with a lead-off homer from Adam Taylor in the third. Lincoln took the lead on an Aaron Payne two-out single in […]

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Nebraskan arrested in fatal hit-and-run involving semi-truck

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A Sioux City man is dead and a suspect is in custody after a fatal hit-and-run incident Saturday afternoon on the city’s northside. Police say the incident began around 3:15 pm when a 52-year-old man and his wife saw a man slumped over the wheel of a truck in the northbound lane of the 4000 […]

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Work to keep Ogallala Aquifer flowing continues (AUDIO)

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An effort continues to preserve the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the great water resources in the United States that agriculture depends on. The Ogallala Aquifer Initiative actually began in 2010 and ran for five years. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service wants to keep it going. State Conservationist Craig Derickson notes the importance of the […]

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Sidney’s top cop faces charges, jail time

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The police chief in Sidney has been given 30 days to appeal his jail sentence.  Chief B.J. Wilkinson pleaded no contest to charges of obstructing government operations last month.  He was sentenced to 30 days in the Cheyenne County Jail.  Wilkinson was supposed to being serving the sentence this week, but that was put on […]

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Weekend plane crash injures two

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The weekend crash of a single-engine private plane in a Cedar County, Nebraska, farm field leaves a father and son from South Dakota injured.  The Federal Aviation Administration is handling the case.  Fifty-six-year-old Ronald Feimer and his 16-year-old son, Alan, were taken to a Yankton hospital for treatment.  Investigators say the father was flying the Cessna 172-G […]

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