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UNK’s Morris picks up 100th victory

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Juniors Bronson Marsh and Romero Cotton each ran for 112 yards and the defense came up with a goal line stand as Nebraska-Kearney beat Lindenwood, 31-13, Saturday afternoon for their second straight win. This also is the 100th career win for UNK head coach Darrell Morris. Kearney scored the game’s first 24 points and finished with […] Read More »

Nebraska clamps down in second half, buries Northwestern 38-17

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After a lackluster opening half, 19th-ranked Nebraska found its groove in the second half and was able to bury Northwestern to keep pace in the Big Ten West division standings. Behind Ameer Abdullah’s 23 carries for 146 yards and four touchdowns, Nebraska moved to 6-1 on the season with a 38-17 win over the Wildcats. The […] Read More »

Northwestern enjoys 17-14 halftime lead over Nebraska

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It’s been a back-and-forth affair in Evanston, Illinois for 30 minutes, as Northwestern’s Jack Mitchell knocked in a 29-yard field goal to give the Wildcats a 17-14 lead just before halftime. The Wildcats struck first, capping off a 15-play, 89 yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run by Justin Jackson. The true freshman from Carol […] Read More »

High school softball championship scores

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Class A Omaha Marian 12, x-Papillion-LV 0, 3 inn. Championship: Millard South 9, Omaha Marian 1, 5 inn. Class B Elkhorn South 5, x-Beatrice 2 Elkhorn South 3, Elkhorn 2, 9 inn. Championship: Elkhorn 5, Elkhorn South 2 Class C Guardian Angels CC 9, x-Wayne 4 Guardian Angels CC 10, Ashland-Greenwood 6 Championship: Guardian Angels CC 4, Ashland-Greenwood […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer says country must upgrade nuclear weapons

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Sen. Deb Fischer has returned to Washington after touring the three nuclear weapon facilities in the United States. Fischer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, visited the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Fischer says those sites […] Read More »

Stock Market showing signs of recovery Friday

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After six straight days of losses the Stock Market is showing signs of recovery Friday.   Darrell Bryant is the owner of D. Bryant Retirement Strategies in Omaha and says what we experienced this week was a correction. Most of the indexes dropped 8% to 12%. Bryant says, “This is not a full fledge bear market. That would […] Read More »

Push for more use of E-85 as ethanol industry faces obstacles

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State and agriculture officials are pushing for the expansion of bio-fuel use in Nebraska even as the industry attempts to weather a couple of obstacles. Oil prices have dropped, bringing the price of gas closer to the break-even point for ethanol profitability. More oil is being produced domestically as well, which hold prices down. Nebraska […] Read More »

Gas under $3 a gallon at several Nebraska locations

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Some Nebraskans are getting pretty good deal at the gas pump but Rose White with AAA Nebraska says the further west you go the more you will pay.  She says prices vary across the U-S. Missouri has the lowest price at $2.84 a gallon for self-serve unleaded so those in southeast Nebraska will see lower […] Read More »

Pick-up stopped on I-80 had marijuana wired to frame

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A pick-up stopped for speeding on Interstate 80 in Seward County had nearly 60 pounds of marijuana wired to its frame. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped the pick-up for speeding just east of the Beaver Crossing exit. A search of the vehicle discovered 58 pounds of marijuana stuffed in 52 packages wired […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns calls for travel restrictions to battle Ebola (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns supports temporary travel restrictions in wake of the Ebola outbreak. Johanns says news reports that health officials say a nurse should never have flown commercially shortly before being diagnosed with Ebola prompted him to back travel restrictions. “I’m not calling for a ban, but I am calling for travel restrictions to help […] Read More »

Injured Sioux City policewoman is released from hospital

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The Sioux City police officer who was shot in the chin earlier this month by a suicidal man is being sent home from the hospital. Sioux City Police Chief Doug Young says Officer Jill Ohm was released from the medical center after almost two weeks of care. “She’s in very good spirits, but she still […] Read More »

High school softball scores from 10/16/14

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Class A Thursday’s games Game 7–Millard South 14, Papillion-La Vista South 4 (4 inn.) Game 8– Papillion-La Vista 6, Omaha Marian 2 Game 9– Omaha Marian, 9, Millard North 4 Game 10– Papillion-La Vista South 17, Lincoln Southwest 12 Game 11– Millard South 2, Papillion-La Vista 0 Game 12–Omaha Marian 5, Papillion-La Vista South 2 […] Read More »

Thursday night football scores from 10/16/14

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Fullerton 52, Howells-Dodge 46 Hay Springs 62, Crawford 18 Lincoln North Star 14, Lincoln High 10 Omaha Gross Catholic 24, Ralston 19 Parkview Christian 62, Lewiston 0 Sutherland 42, Morrill 30 Read More »

“Father” of GMOs says opponents are a minority, extremists

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The debate over genetically modified organisms — or GMOs — in food has been heating up in Nebraska and nationwide in recent months. Robert Fraley, a top researcher at crop-seed maker Monsanto, is often referred to as “the father of agricultural biotechnology.” Fraley says he’s convinced opponents of GMOs represent a small percentage of consumers. […] Read More »

No need for subpoena, Gov. Heineman to testify willingly (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman said today he will testify before the special legislative committee investigating the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The governor’s remarks came hours after the Department of Correctional Services Special Investigating Committee voted unanimously to subpoena the governor to testify before the committee October 29th. The special legislative committee first formed to investigate why […] Read More »