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Ebola patient treated at UNMC in Omaha dies

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A third patient flown to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment of Ebola has died. Doctors had characterized the condition of Dr. Martin Salia has extremely ill. Salia, a surgeon, was flown from Sierra Leone to Omaha on Saturday. He died Monday morning. “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share this news,” […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer looks forward to move into majority (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer looks forward to serving in the majority in the United States Senate next year. Fischer has served for two years in the minority, chafing under a Democratic leader not friendly to Republican input. Fischer, a Republican, says voters spoke loudly in 2014 against such tactics. “I think people want to see action. […] Read More »

UNMC clinical trial for new Alzheimer’s disease medication

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center is taking part in a new national clinical research study, clinical trial involving Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Dan Murman is the lead investigator and says they will be evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine when taken by people with mild to moderate symptoms. Dr. Murman says Alzheimer’s disease […] Read More »

Study: Tax credit is big bonus for rural Nebraskans

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A study finds a federal tax credit that targets low-income working families is especially important in rural areas in Nebraska and nationwide. Jon Bailey, at the Lyons-based Center for Rural Affairs, says the Earned Income Tax Credit is focused on putting more money in the pockets of people who have jobs and who make less […] Read More »

Creighton beats Chicago State to improve to 2-0

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Will Artino had career-highs with 20 points and five steals as Creighton men’s basketball led wire-to-wire in an 84-66 win over Chicago State on Sunday.  Creighton is now 2-0 and has yet to trail heading into a showdown with No. 19 Oklahoma on Wednesday in Omaha. The Bluejays won 104-77 in Friday night’s season opener […] Read More »

Petteway leads NU men to season opening win

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All-Big Ten honoree Terran Petteway had a game-high 25 points, including six 3-pointers, lifting No. 21 Nebraska to an 80-61 win over Northern Kentucky in the season opener at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Shavon Shields finished with 18 points, hitting all four shots from the field and going a perfect 10-of-10 from the line, while David Rivers […] Read More »

Husker women hit the century mark in season opening win

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Brandi Jeffery scored a career high of 19 points and eight rebounds to lead five Huskers in double figures as No. 16 Nebraska rolled to a 100-65 women’s basketball win over Pepperdine on Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nebraska won its eighth consecutive season opener while improving to 33-1 in home openers since 1981. NU’s 100-point performance […] Read More »

2014 state volleyball championship finals

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CLASS A Championship: Omaha Marian def. Papillion-La Vista 25-19, 16-25, 25-20, 25-15. CLASS B Championship: Norris def. Omaha Skutt 25-23, 24-26, 25-16, 25-22 CLASS C-1 Championship: Kearney Catholic def. Omaha Concordia 25-22, 25-17, 26-24 Third place: Columbus Scotus def. Wahoo 20-25, 27-25, 25-20, 25-18 CLASS C-2 Championship: Freeman def. Crofton 25-23, 22-25, 34-32, 27-25 Third place: […] Read More »

Gordon’s record day buries Nebraska

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Nebraska held Melvin Gordon mostly in check for one quarter. It was the other two quarters that did in the 16th-ranked Huskers as Gordon and the Badgers ran absolutely wild and into the NCAA record books. Gordon’s 408 rushing yards eclipsed the previous NCAA record of 406 rushing yards by Texas Christian’s LaDanian Tomlinson as […] Read More »

Huskers blow early lead, trail Badgers 24-17 at halftime

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Despite three Wisconsin fumbles, the Badgers rallied behind Heisman trophy candidate Melvin Gordon to overcome a 17-3 deficit and lead 16th-ranked Nebraska 24-17 at halftime in Madison. Nebraska jumped to an early 3-0 lead after a 32-yard field goal from Drew Brown in the first quarter after the first Wisconsin turnover, then extended the lead […] Read More »

What will become of the Sasse RV?

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United States Senator-elect Ben Sasse says the secret to his success was traveling the state. “We had a great experience spending better than a year traveling the 93 counties and listening to Nebraskans,” Sasse, a Republican, says about his successful campaign to succeed Sen. Mike Johanns. Sasse made his trips across Nebraska highly visible, driving […] Read More »

High school football playoff scores from 11/14/14

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Aquinas Catholic 31, Battle Creek 20 Ashland-Greenwood 34, Cozad 7 Boone Central/Newman Grove 34, Kearney Catholic 7 Creighton Preparatory School 28, Papillion-LaVista South 0 Elkhorn 24, McCook 10 Hartington Cedar Catholic 19, Oakland-Craig 0 Omaha No... Read More »

2014 state volleyball semifinal scores

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CLASS A Friday’s semifinals Omaha Marian def. Lincoln Southeast 25-8, 25-18, 23-25, 16-25, 19-17 Papillion-La Vista def. Millard West 25-20, 25-22, 25-21 Saturday’s championship At Devaney Sports Center Omaha Marian (36-7) vs. Papillion-La Vista (41-0), 7 p.m. CLASS B Friday’s semifinals Omaha Skutt def. Elkhorn 27-25, 25-19, 25-13 Norris def. Gretna 25-18, 25-20, 31-29 Saturday’s […] Read More »

12-year-old pulled from school swimming pool in Omaha has died

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A 12 year old Omaha boy that was pulled from a school swimming pool Thursday has died. Omaha police have identified him as Demariont’e Brown-Elliot. Police say Brown-Elliot attended Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School and was in the swimming pool for physical education class.  It was toward the end of the period and the children […] Read More »

Nebraska Crossing Outlets one year anniversary

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This weekend marks the one-year anniversary at Nebraska Crossing Outlets in Gretna. Developer Rod Yates says they have good reason to celebrate. He says when they opened one year ago capacity was at 80%. Since then they have added approximately 60,000 square feet of new brands. Yates says in the first year they marked $140-million […] Read More »