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Former Hastings man sentenced to 13 years on child porn charges

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A former Hastings man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison on child pornography charges. Federal prosecutors says 39-year-old Todd Tackwell both received and distributed child pornography. The case began when Immigration and Customs Enforcement moved on a criminal organization that ran a child porn website. Tackwell attempted to become a subscriber, which led […] Read More »

Iowa man behind bars after stealing Fremont cemetery vases

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A southwest Iowa man is sentenced to prisontime after being convicted of stealing dozens of vases from an eastern Nebraska cemetery. Authorities say 53-year-old Gary Hostetter, of Carter Lake, Iowa, admitted to taking 45 brass vases from Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, Nebraska. The vases are worth about $220 each, for a total of $9,000. While […] Read More »

Former Nebraska golfer set for career debut on the LPGA

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Former Nebraska women’s golfer Madeleine Sheils is expected to make her LPGA debut Thursday at the Portland Classic in Oregon. Sheils was an All-Big Ten performer for the Huskers as a senior in 2012, and finished second in a qualifier for the event on Monday to earn her first spot in an LPGA tournament. Sheils […] Read More »

High school softball scores 8/26/14

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Arlington 6, West Point-Beemer 0 Ashland-Greenwood 10, Platteview 1 Bishop Neumann 13, Aquinas Catholic 1 Blue Hill 6, Southern Valley/Alma 1 Blue Hill 9, Chase County 1 Central City 5, Polk County 4 Conestoga 4, Plattsmouth 2 Crete 8, Norris 0 Crete 9, Centennial 1 Elkhorn South 10, Fremont 0 (4 inn.) Elkhorn South 9, […] Read More »

One Owl is coming home to honor his grandfather when he takes on the Huskers (AUDIO)

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When the Huskers take on Florida Atlantic this Saturday at 2:30 it will be a homecoming for one of the Owls on their defensive line. Junior defensive tackle Brandin Bryant was a star player at Omaha-Bryan and he says he’s looking forward to coming back to Nebraska to play in front of his mom and […] Read More »

State Fair provides stage to proclaim agriculture’s importance (AUDIO)

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The State Fair provides a unique platform to proclaim the importance of agriculture to the state economy and to combat some negative messages. A recent Purdue University study disclosed many consumers get their view of farming from the Humane Society of the United States or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, much to the […] Read More »

North Omaha activist holding voter rally Saturday

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Omaha activist Preston Love Jr. says there are a lot of similarities between northeast Omaha and Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer earlier this month. Love says both communities have a high poverty rate, low employment, high teen pregnancy and STD rates, educational achievement gaps and low voter […] Read More »

Summit to focus on benefits of physician assistants in rural areas

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A national conference in Omaha next month will explore the role physician assistants play in the changing world of health care, especially in rural areas. Dr. Michael Huckabee is director of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s PA Education Division. “You know there are barriers in rural primary care and a lot of this is […] Read More »

Former federal cyber security official convicted on child porn charges

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A federal jury in Nebraska has convicted the former acting director of cyber security for the United States Department of Health and Human Services on a number of child pornography charges. The U.S. Attorney’s office reports 56-year-old Timothy DeFoggi, formerly of Germantown, Maryland, has been convicted by a federal jury in the District of Nebraska […] Read More »

Nebraska students score well on standardized tests

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  State education officials say nearly three in every four Nebraska public school students met state reading, math, and science standards. The 2014 state test results disclose 77% of the Nebraska students met or exceeded state standards on the reading test; 72% in science and 71% in math. State Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt says education […] Read More »

Omaha man shoots intruder

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A home break in north Omaha ends with the victim shooting the intruder. Omaha Police Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says officers were sent to 3425 Cuming Street at 1:46 Tuesday morning after they received a call of a burglary in progress. Pecha says dispatch then notified officers that one party at the scene was […] Read More »

Government tightening restrictions on painkillers

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The government is cracking down on how doctors prescribe opioid painkillers like hydrocodone and other addictive drugs. Dr. Jeff Baldwin is the Vice-Chair of Education and a professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and says this is due to an increasing number of deaths due to overdose. He says this will […] Read More »

Huskers hire Cal State-Fullerton assistant for Erstad’s staff

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Cal State Fullerton assistant coach Mike Kirby has accepted the assistant position with the Nebraska baseball program left open when former assistant Will Bolt left for Texas A & M. Kirby has been with the Titans and Oregon, where he’s known to recruit well. It was Cal State Fullerton that knocked the Huskers out of […] Read More »

Pelini names five captains and a former Husker will play close to home (AUDIO)

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The Huskers named their team captains…three offensive players in I-back Ameer Abdullah, receiver Kenny Bell and offensive guard Jake Cotton. On the defensive side, cornerback Josh Mitchell and safety Corey Cooper. The players come from five different states including Nebraska (Cotton), Alabama (Abdullah), Colorado (Bell), Illinois (Cooper) and California (Mitchell). This marks the second consecutive […] Read More »

Democrat Domina and Republican Sasse spar in State Fair debate

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United States Senate candidates staked out positions and tried to make distinctions during a 90-minute debate at the State Fair in Grand Island. Whether the federal health care law pushed through Congress by President Barack Obama works became a point of contention between the two main candidates. Democrat Dave Domina asserted repeal of the Affordable […] Read More »