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Ott looks for big finish at Iowa

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Giltner native Drew Ott hopes to lead the Iowa Hawkeyes back to prominence this season. The second team All-Big Ten defensive end made headlines at Big Ten Media Day by eating a raw egg and says after a long off-season he is ready to hit the practice field. Iowa finished 7-6 last season and the […]

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Gov. Ricketts hosting town hall meetings across Nebraska

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is back on the road, holding a series of town hall meetings throughout Nebraska. The governor recently traveled to northeast Nebraska for town halls in Wayne and Laurel. Tomorrow (Friday), the governor will host meetings in Nebraska City and Falls City in southeast Nebraska. During his stop in Laurel, Ricketts said he […]

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Nebraska Chapter – Safari International on lion hunt in Zimbabwe

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People from around the world are voicing outrage at the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe by a man from Minnesota who paid more than $50-thousand for a big game hunt. The lion killed was apparently lured out of a protected national park into an area where he was killed by a bow and arrow […]

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Gov. Ricketts to lead trade mission to Japan

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Gov. Pete Ricketts and Lt. Gov. Mike Foley will lead a trade mission to Japan. According to a news release form Ricketts’ office, the governor will lead a delegation of Nebraska business leaders to the 47th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Tokyo, September 12th through the 16th. Lt. Gov. Foley will actually arrive in […]

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Collins and Pierson-El tabbed by B1G

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Nebraska junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins and sophomore receiver/punt returner De’Mornay Pierson-El are among 11 Big Ten players named to the conference’s preseason Players to Watch list. Nebraska was one of four schools with two players on the list, including Wisconsin in the West Division and Ohio State and Michigan State in the East Division. […]

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Husker standouts to compete at Pan Am Juniors

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Nebraska sophomores Landon Bartel and Angela Mercurio will represent their countries at the Pan American Junior Championships this Sunday in Edmonton, Canada. Bartel will compete in the high jump for Team USA. He qualified by finishing second at the USA Junior Championships in June, clearing seven feet one-and-a-half-inch. Mercurio will represent Canada in the triple […]

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Three arrested in October armed robbery of Kearney credit union

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Three men suspected of robbing a Kearney credit union last year have been arrested. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg reports 29-year-old Patrick Wigley and 28-year-old Thomas Dunlap have been arrested in Chicago. They are to be transferred to Lincoln by United States Marshals. The third suspect, 28-year-old Clifton Hudson, has been arrested in Kearney and will […]

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AARP’s “Watch Your Wi-Fi” campaign

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Using free public wireless networks at airports, hotels and coffee shops may come at a cost. AARP just launched their “Watch Your Wi-Fi” campaign to raise awareness of the risks of using those free networks. AARP Nebraska Communications Director Devorah Lanner says a lot of people are setting themselves up to fall victim to hackers […]

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Former Panhandle police chief fined for lying on form

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A former western Nebraska police chief has been fined $2,000 and stripped of his law enforcement certification for filing false documents with the city of Minatare and the state Law Enforcement Training Academy. 49-year-old Robert Regester was convicted on two counts of abusing public records after entering a plea of no contest. Prosecutors accuse Regester […]

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Motorcyclist dies in wreck at busy Lincoln intersection

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A 19-year-old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car at a busy intersection in Lincoln. Lincoln police say David Romero died of injuries sustained when he rode his motorcycle into the back of a car turning from 56th Street onto O Street. Police say Romero was traveling west on O when a car driven […]

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Czech out Wilber’s big festival, tonight through Sunday

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A free dance is planned at the Hotel Wilber tonight to kick off the commuity’s 54th annual weekend-long Wilber Czech Festival. This year’s theme is “A Czech-American Adventure,” and Sheryl Kastanek, Secretary of the Nebraska Czechs of Wilber, says the festival involves the young and old alike. “We have kids that dance for us who are […]

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Sen. Fischer joins in call to take money from Planned Parenthood (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska United States Senator has joined with other senators calling for Planned Parenthood to be stripped of federal funding in wake of shocking videos released to the public. First one, then another. Now, a third video released; clandestine recordings of Planned Parenthood executives discussing abortion procedures that spare organs so they can be used […]

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School administrators hear about accountability during conference in Kearney

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About a thousand school administrators from across Nebraska are hearing about new state accountability measures during a conference in Kearney. Nebraska Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt says there might be a new measuring stick, but the object remains the same. “In many ways, we are trying to win the hearts and minds of educators to do […]

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Lobbyists spend record $14M trying to influence Unicameral

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Lobbyists spent a record $14 million last year trying to influence the Unicameral. Common Cause Nebraska has released its report on the spending of special interest groups. More than 500 groups hire lobbyists to work during the legislative sessions. Jack Gould, Issues Chairman with the local Common Cause chapter, says lobbyists often not only try […]

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Congressman Smith pushes to ease regs on rural hospitals (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says federal rules don’t just hurt the bottom line of rural hospitals, they interfere with patient care. Congressman Adrian Smith proposes changes for two federal rules. One requires a doctor be on hand, even for routine medical decisions; a burden on rural hospitals which Smith says should be able to rely on […]

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