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UNMC study on smoking VS weight gain

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A 20 year study conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center found it is better to be an overweight ex-smoker than a normal weight smoker. Dr. Mohammad Siahpush is a professor at the College of Public Health and the principle investigator of this study and says about 53,000 individuals and followed them between 2 […] Read More »

AG Bruning believes sentence miscalculations are over (AUDIO)

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No criminal charges will be filed against Corrections officials who miscalculated prison sentences, leading to the early release of hundreds of inmates even as the Attorney General believes Corrections has put the problem behind it. Attorney General Jon Bruning found incompetence, but not criminal intent on the part of officials at the Department of Correctional […] Read More »

Abdullah speaks to the media for the first time since his injury (AUDIO)

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Ameer Abdullah met with the media for the first time since injuring his MCL in the Purdue game.  It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the once Heisman hopeful who has now put aside his personal goals for the better of the team. “It sucks,” was how Abdullah reacted when asked about dealing with […] Read More »

Results from day one of the 2014 high school football championships

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High school football state championships.  Omaha North won their second straight Class A title, led by Calvin Strong who rushed for 286 yards and three touchdowns as the Vikings beat Creighton Prep 41-0.  In the Class D-1 final, Hemingford brings the panhandle a state championship for the first time since 1986.  A 52-8 win over […] Read More »

Nebraska Farmers Union prez says climate change must be taken seriously

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A report from the General Accounting Office says climate change could make the crop insurance program more vulnerable to potential losses. Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen says the report is another example of why climate change needs to be addressed and taken seriously by both ag and non-ag interests. “The GAO report is just […] Read More »

Tennesse men charged with wounding another while in Nebraska

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Two Tennessee men have been charged in the shooting and wounding a companion during a stop in Kearney. The two, arrested Sunday morning, are being held in the Buffalo County jail. Twenty-four-year-old Evan Swenson is charged with attempted 2nd degree homicide and use of a weapon to carry out that attempt, while his accomplice, 22-year-old […] Read More »

No criminal charges will be filed against Corrections employees in sentence miscalculation case (AUDIO)

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No criminal charges will be filed against Department of Correctional Services employees for the miscalculation of prison sentences. Attorney General Jon Bruning, along with Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly, have determined the misconduct in the prison system didn’t rise to a criminal offense. “We have independently determined that we cannot prove what criminal law requires […] Read More »

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel resigns as Sec. of Defense (AUDIO)

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Former Nebraska United States Senator Chuck Hagel has resigned as Secretary of Defense. President Barack Obama, in a White House announcement, thanked Hagel for his service. “When I nominated you for this position, you said that you would always give me your honest advice and informed counsel. You have. When it has matter most, behind […] Read More »

Psychedelic mushroom grow operation uncovered in Ralston

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A loud music complaint late last week sent Ralston police to an apartment building around 2 o’clock Friday morning. Deputy Chief Mark Leonardo says officers responding to the call talked to two people inside the apartment and noticed drugs in plain view. Officers were able to obtain a search warrant and returned to the apartment. […] Read More »

Pilger bank president to be among “citizen heroes” honored on Friday

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During Friday’s Nebraska-Iowa football game, the American Red Cross will honor two men, one from each state, who went above and beyond in the face of crisis. Red Cross spokeswoman Kara Kelly says the honoree from Nebraska is Gene Willers, the president of the Midwest Bank Branch in Pilger, a town that was forever changed […] Read More »

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel reportedly stepping down as Defense Secretary

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Reports out of Washington, in particular the Washington Post and the New York Times, say that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has submitted his resignation under pressure. Hagel, a former Republican United States Senator from Nebraska, has been Secretary of Defense for less than two years. According to the newspaper reports, Hagel resigned after holding a […] Read More »

The play of Tommy Armstrong one bright spot in an otherwise disappointing performance (AUDIO)

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One positive for the game on the offense was the play of quarterback Tommy Armstrong.  He was 12 of 29 for 223 yards, he ran for 45 yards and didn’t turn the ball over.  Armstrong has been doing his work behind a shaky offensive line that needs some work.  Nebraska ran the ball just about two-thirds […] Read More »

Bluejays win 22nd home game in a row after victory over North Carolina Central

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Sophomore Isaiah Zierden led the Bluejays with 20 points, including 15 in the second half, while senior Devin Brooks had 12 points as the Creighton men’s basketball team picked up a 65-45 win on Sunday over North Carolina Central.  The win improves Creighton to 4-0 and extends their home winning streak to 22 games, fifth […] Read More »

Creighton soccer advances to third round of the NCAA tournament

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No. 12 seed Creighton beat Oregon State 1-0 in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament at Morrison Stadium in Omaha on Sunday afternoon.After a scoreless first half, CU freshman Lucas Staufferscored the game winner in the 50th minute to put the Bluejays ahead for good.  Creighton (15-3-2) advances to the third round of […] Read More »

Cady and Theriot lead Huskers to win over Utes

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Emily Cady scored a career-high 25 points and added nine rebounds as No. 16 Nebraska picked up a 66-43 women’s basketball win over Utah on Sunday afternoon at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.  The Huskers, who played their first game on their old homecourt at the Devaney Center since March 2, 2013, improved to 4-0 on […] Read More »