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Huskers tangle with UCLA in Foster Farms Bowl

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Nebraska looks to end a down season on a positive note Saturday night against UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl. Husker coach Mike Riley says the off-season begins now and the game against UCLA gives them a chance to improve in two key areas that plagued them in a 5-7 regular season that failed to […]

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Gov. Ricketts issues Christmas message to Nebraskans

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the Christmas holiday, celebrating the holiday with extended family. The governor did issue a statement prior to leaving: “Christmas is a time for us to celebrate and give thanks for God’s gift of Jesus Christ.  Throughout the year, the birth, life, and death of Jesus is a […]

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Nebraska couple dies on slick roads Christmas Eve

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A newly married Nebraska couple died in a car crash due to slick conditions early on Christmas Eve. The Seward County Sheriff’s Office reports 37-year-old Quincy Bearce-Kimsey could not stop his vehicle at the intersection of Nebraska 15 and Rock Creek Road, because of the snow. The car was struck by another vehicle. Both Bearce-Kimsey […]

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Kansas man found dead in south-central Nebraska crash

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A Kansas man has died in a single-vehicle crash in south-central Nebraska. The Webster County Sheriff’s Office reports 75-year-old George Pfrimmer of Mankato, KS died in the crash east of Red Cloud early Wednesday evening. The sheriff’s office reports deputies responded to the crash on Highway 78 found Pfimmer dead at the scene. The investigation […]

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Little time remains to make donations before 2016 arrives

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The days left in December are dwindling and Nebraskans who need to make charitable contributions before the new year arrives to help their tax picture need to get moving. IRS spokesman Christopher Miller says if you plan to make a year-end gift to charity, several important tax laws have changed in recent years. First, you […]

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Husker defense needs sound effort

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Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker says the Husker defense will need to be sound and make plays on Saturday night to be successful against UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl. Banker says the Bruins do a good job of creating the match ups they want prior to the snap. “The quarterback has that responsibility from […]

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State senator cautions voters not raise expectations if death penalty reinstated

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A state senator instrumental in the repeal of the death penalty cautions voters not to expect too much if they reinstate it. Sen. Colby Coash of Lincoln helped build the coalition of conservative senators vital in the vote by the Unicameral not only to repeal capital punishment, but to override Gov. Pete Rickett’s veto. A […]

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Kearney cop’s kindness brightens holiday for family

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A young Cozad girl and her family are hoping to enjoy their best Christmas ever, thanks in part to the generosity of a Kearney police sergeant who recently decided to offer a little extra this holiday season. Tina and Gary Hardin of Cozad were in Kearney to let their six-year-old granddaughter, Dezirae, visit with her […]

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Beating the winter blues may just involve the flick of a switch

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During this first week of winter, Nebraskans are reminded there are relatively easy fixes if they find they’re being bogged down by a case of the blues. Epidemiologist Dr. Patty Quinlisk says Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is brought on by a lack of exposure to sunlight and it can make people feel moody and […]

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Bruins hope to contain Armstrong

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The UCLA defense will try to contain Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong in Saturday night’s Foster Farms Bowl. Bruins defensive coordinator Tom Bradley says they are concerned about Armstrong’s ability to make plays outside of the pocket. “He’s a heck of an athlete and he is somebody we are going to be smart about and understand […]

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Expert: Poinsettia is not poisonous, unless you eat 500 leaves

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Some Nebraskans may be paranoid about having poinsettias in the house as they’ve heard those red-and-green flowers traditionally associated with Christmas can be deadly poisonous if eaten. Registered nurse Tammy Noble, a spokeswoman for the poison control center, says that myth is busted. Poinsettias over the years have gotten a bad rap,” Noble says. “Their […]

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Nebraska Farm Bureau wants packer-hog ownership ban lifted

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Nebraska Farm Bureau says it will continue its efforts to overturn the state’s ban on packer ownership of hogs, which has been in place since 1998. First Vice President Mark McHargue of Central City is an independent pork producer, but believes lifting the packer ban is necessary for Nebraska to stay competitive. “We are the […]

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Run game a key for Nebraska

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Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says the Huskers want to run the ball when they play UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl on Saturday night. The Bruins have the top ranked pass defense in the Pac-12 Conference but ranked just seventh against the run by giving up 187 yards per game. Langsdorf says the Huskers […]

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Iowa drops charge against Nebraska sex offender

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Authorities in Council Bluffs, Iowa, are dropping one of the child sex abuse counts that had been filed against a man already serving time in Nebraska for a similar crime. The count was dismissed Tuesday in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, District Court. Twenty-nine-year-old Rocky Ontiveros still faces another count. He’s pleaded not guilty. Iowa authorities say […]

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Huskers work to limit mistakes

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley says the Huskers are working on taking what the defense gives them as they prepare for Saturday’s Foster Farms Bowl against UCLA. Much of that hinges on the decision making of quarterback Tommy Armstrong. The junior accumulated more than three thousand yards of total offense but he was intercepted 16 times, […]

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