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Storm Chasers repeat at Triple-A national champions

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The Omaha Storm Chasers defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox 4-2 tonight at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, North Carolina to capture their second straight Triple-A National Championship, and third Triple-A Championship overall. It is the first back-to-back Triple-A Championships in franchise history. Brett Hayes was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. The Storm Chasers led 2-1 […] Read More »

19th ranked Wayne State volleyball rallies past #22 Augustana

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#19 Wayne State College rallied from a 2-1 deficit to open Northern Sun Conference volleyball play Tuesday evening with a thrilling five-set win at #22 Augustana College. Scores of the match were 25-21, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19 and 15-5. WSC is now 8-1 overall and 1-0 in the NSIC The first set featured 12 ties and […] Read More »

Law professor questions Secretary Gale ballot decision (AUDIO)

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A constitutional law professor from Creighton University finds fault with Secretary of State John Gale’s decision to allow the Republican gubernatorial ticket to switch names. The Libertarian candidate for governor, Mark Elworth, Jr., filed a lawsuit after Gale replaced Lavon Heidemann with Mike Foley as Republican Pete Ricketts’ running mate. Gale reasoned Ricketts’ constitutional right […] Read More »

3rd ranked Creighton soccer remains undefeated at win over UIC

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The No. 3 Creighton men’s soccer team defeated UIC 3-1 at Morrison Stadium Tuesday night.  The Bluejays never trailed in the contest, extending their streak to six straight matches this season in which Creighton has yet to fall behind. An early goal from CU sophomore Fabian Herbers put the Jays ahead. He later assisted on […] Read More »

Omaha chef hopes to break a world record this Sunday

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An Omaha chef has set a big goal. Lynn Leahy is president of a non-profit organization the Power of One and has organized a huge spaghetti feed that will take place at 12 Omaha area high schools this Sunday. Leahy says, “We are just a bunch of regular Joe’s who wanted to make a difference. […] Read More »

Some farmers offer crops, not cash, to charities

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As harvest season approaches, many charitable organizations statewide are preparing to get gifts of grain from Nebraska’s farmers. Those farmers can choose to donate a portion of their stored or harvested crops and get a tax deduction at the same time. John Syverson, a certified financial planner, says there are a number of advantages to […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns says VA must fulfill its pledge to the veterans it serves

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Sen. Mike Johanns says the Veterans Administration must fulfill its vow to veterans. Johanns has spoken with the new Veterans Affairs Secretary, Robert McDonald, about implementing a law just passed by Congress to address problems with long patient delays. “Recent scandals and failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs in no way upholds the pledge […] Read More »

Special “COPS” episode honors crew member killed in Omaha

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A crew member with the TV show “COPS” will be remembered this week by the show’s production company. Bryce Dion was an audio technician and filming with the Omaha Police Department on August 26th when he was hit by an officer’s bullet during an armed robbery.   Dion was behind one officer when they entered Wendy’s […] Read More »

Carfit checks for senior drivers on Friday

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Triple-A Nebraska is holding a free CarFit Inspection to help seniors drive safer and longer. Spokesman Gene LaDoucer the program is designed to make sure the senior driver “fits” into their vehicle by going through a 12-point checklist. Trained technicians from Creighton School of Occupational Therapy and AARP will perform the checks that include making […] Read More »

New Lt. Governor could be in place in a couple of weeks

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Gov. Dave Heineman says it might take a couple of weeks before he names a new Lt. Governor to replace Lavon Heidemann, who resigned. Heineman says it will take time to react to the unusual circumstances that led to a vacancy in the office. “First of all, it was unexpected. Secondly, you have a unique […] Read More »

Huskers ready to renew an old rivarly (AUDIO)

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The Huskers are 24th in this week’s AP poll, and they host an old rival of sorts in Miami this Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will be the renewal of one of college football’s most significant non-conference rivalries where the two schools are 5-5 in the all-time series. The two programs have combined for […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman says he’s ready to help lead smooth transition (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says his administration is ready to help with the transition of a new governor, whoever that might be. Heineman says he wants Nebraska to experience the best transition the state has ever had. Heineman, ten years on the job, says his experience in state government, including as Lt. Governor, prepared him for […] Read More »

Omaha receives federal grant for new rapid bus service

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U-S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx made a stop in Nebraska on Monday. He was in Omaha to announce a $15-million federal grant that will be used for a new rapid-bus service line in the city. Fox says Omaha will continue to see population growth. In many cities the infrastructure can’t keep up with that growth […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman says Corrections must restore public trust

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Governor Dave Heineman says state government is moving forward to restore trust after the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The Department of Correctional Services released the investigation of the scandal by the Lincoln law firm Jackson Lewis. A failure to follow a state Supreme Court decision led to the premature release of hundreds of state inmates. […] Read More »

Don’t forget the pets when making emergency preparations (AUDIO)

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Remember your pets when making emergency preparations. State and federal officials say pets must be taken into consideration, because situations can become more dangerous if they are not. Preparedness Coordinator Phil Kirk with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Kansas City says FEMA has learned through painful experience the importance of including pets in any […] Read More »