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Pilger receives replacements for flags destroyed by tornado

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A patriotic present has been given to Pilger, just before Christmas. Lt. Governor John Nelson has presented the city with 70 new American flags to replace those damaged during the June 16th tornado that wiped out much of the town. “We are here to celebrate what can only be described as a triumph,” Nelson stated […] Read More »

Immigrant driver’s license issue sent to state court

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A lawsuit attempting to force Nebraska to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants brought to this country illegally by their parents has been sent to state court. Chief United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp rejected an argument by the American Civil Liberties Union that federal court was the proper venue for its lawsuit filed on […] Read More »

USC’s offense will provide plenty of challenges for NU’s defense (AUDIO)

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USC QB Cody Kessler, a finalist for the Unitas Golden Arm Award and Manning Award, is having the most efficient season ever by a Trojan quarterback, and is among the nation’s leaders in passing efficiency, completion percentage, TD passes, completions and passing yards while hitting over 70% of his throws with 36 TDs and just […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman says changes can keep prison numbers down (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman insists Nebraska doesn’t need a new prison and rejects suggestions the prison scandal has tainted his legacy. Heineman sticks with his insistence that no new prison is needed. “I believe at this stage, based on all the information that I know, Nebraska does not need to build a new prison,” Heineman tells […] Read More »

Deadly weekend in Omaha

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A deadly weekend in Omaha during two separate shootings. The Omaha Police Department reports 25-year-old Kerrington Luker was found lying on a sidewalk, dead of a fatal gunshot wound early Sunday morning in northeast Omaha. Few details of the shooting have been released. Later, police responded to a second shooting in northeast Omaha. Officers found […] Read More »

Bruning challenges judge ruling to lift life sentence in juvenile murder case

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Attorney General Jon Bruning is challenging a judge’s move to overturn the life sentence of a prison inmate convicted of sexually assaulting and shooting his adopted 12-year-old sister. York County District Judge James Stecker vacated the life sentence of Sydney Thieszen, convicted of first degree murder in the 1987 sexual assault and murder of 12-year-old […] Read More »

Creighton’s comeback comes up short

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Creighton dug itself too deep a hole at The Super Pit and could not recover, dropping its final non-conference game of the year 62-58 to North Texas. Creighton fell to 9-4, while North Texas improved to 6-4. Creighton fell behind 35-18 at the half, shooting just 29.2 percent, including 2-of-14 from deep, and were outrebounded […] Read More »

Theriot drops 30 in NU women’s victory over High Point

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All-American Rachel Theriot erupted for a season-high 31 points and Tear’a Laudermill pitched in 22 as No. 12 Nebraska rolled to an 83-57 women’s win over defending Big South Conference champion High Point at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday. With the victory, Nebraska closed non-conference play with a 10-1 record, while High Point, which returned […] Read More »

Final finalist makes pitch for University of Nebraska presidency

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The last of four finalists for the presidency of the University of Nebraska wrapped up a four day visit this week.  Dr. Sally Rockey is currently the deputy director for extramural research for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Rockey’s visit this week included open forums at each NU campus, meetings with key university constituents […] Read More »

Nebraska unemployment rate dips to 3.1%

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate dropped, again. The state Department of Labor reports the preliminary unemployment rate for November dipped to 3.1%, down three-tenths of a percent from October. The labor news gets even better for the state’s two major cities. The Omaha metro area unemployment rate stands at 3% with the Lincoln rate dropping to 2.1%. […] Read More »

Nebraska students return from long-distance exchange program

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Now, this is an exchange program. Three Nebraska high school students have returned after traveling to Taiwan. York High School Senior Grant Suddarth says they experienced lots of differences between the United States and Taiwan. “The biggest take away I got was how welcoming and sincere and hospitable the citizens of Taiwan were,” Suddarth tells […] Read More »

OSHA could fine Kearney plant big for worker illness

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A Kearney manufacturer faces a possible $7,000 fine for an incident this summer when a long-time employee suffered a heat-related illness that required hospitalization. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Eaton Corporation after the 53-year-old worker suffered acute kidney failure when the temperature inside the plant reached 101 degrees on July 11th. The […] Read More »

Sen. Lathrop objects to Gov. Heineman criticism of report (AUDIO)

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Sen. Steve Lathrop objects to Governor Dave Heineman’s response to a legislative committee report on the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. Lathrop, who chaired the committee, calls Heineman’s criticism of the report as “a partisan shot” a familiar response. “Attribute something you don’t want to hear to a Democrat and then call it a partisan attack,” […] Read More »

Thomas More Society places Nativity display at Capitol

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Just in time for Christmas, the Nebraska Capitol has a Nativity scene on display. The Omaha chapter of the Thomas More Society raised private funds to set up the Nativity in the first floor rotunda of the Capitol. The society says the Nativity will be on display through December 26th. “The Nativity scene in the […] Read More »

Huskers hand out football awards; Abdullah named team, offensive MVP

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Senior I-back Ameer Abdullah led the way in team awards announced on Thursday. Abdullah was named the overall Team Most Valuable Player for the second straight year, and also earned Offensive MVP honors. Abdullah was also selected as the winner of the Guy Chamberlin Trophy. The award dates back to 1967 and is voted on […] Read More »