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Boys basketball scores from 2/17/15

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Ainsworth 92, Anselmo-Merna 52 Arlington 61, Aquinas Catholic 45 Bennington 60, Ralston 43 Bishop Neumann 52, Ashland-Greenwood 40 Boys Town 74, Plattsmouth 70 (1OT) Grand Island 69, Hastings 42 Gretna 57, Omaha Skutt Catholic 52 (1OT) Millard West 60, Papillion-LaVista 44 Morrill 79, Glendo, WY 65 (1OT) Nebraska City 61, Omaha Gross Catholic 48 Omaha […]

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Winery & Grape Growers Forum March 5 – 7

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The 18th annual Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum and Trade Show is rapidly approaching. University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension viticulture specialist Paul Read says Nebraska has seen a nice sustainable growth in the wine industry. In just over 20 years the number Nebraska wineries has grown to 30 and there are more than […]

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State’s future farmers are being recruited as hometown ag ambassadors

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Nebraska FFA chapters can now compete for educational and financial resources from the Nebraska Corn Board. The Ag Champions Contest is designed for FFA chapters to submit advocacy plans to boost education in communities about issues and misconceptions about agriculture. Corn Board executive director Kelly Brunkhorst says three winners will receive grants based on the […]

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Sen. Sasse pleased judge blocks immigration executive order

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse is pleased a federal judge has put a temporary halt to President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order. Sasse believes the president exceeded his authority by granting immunity to more than 4 million immigrants in the country illegally. “Obviously, the Texas district judge’s ruling is a validation of three branches of […]

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Man charged in Nebraska meatpacking plant fatal shooting pleads not guilty

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A 35-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting late last year in a south-central Nebraska meatpacking plant has entered a plea of not guilty. Angelo Bol is charged with felony first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony in the December 15th shooting death of 34-year old Karel Perez-Almaguer, outside Gibbon […]

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Conflicts regarding possible overturn of same sex marriage ban

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County clerks in Nebraska could see an increase in marriage license applications of the state’s ban on same sex marriage is overturned. U-S District Judge Joseph Bataillon could rule on the issue Thursday.   Some clerks have expressed concern due to their religious beliefs. Father Ryan Lewis is pastor at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in […]

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More flexibility in smoking cessation drug shows success

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A study of more than 1,500 cigarette smokers who were not ready to quit smoking but were willing to cut back on cigarette consumption and combine their approach with varenicline (Chantix) increased their long-term success of quitting smoking. University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher and lung specialist Dr. Stephen Rennard co-authored the report and says […]

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Alaska resident busted on drug charges after I-80 traffic stop

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An Alaska resident has been arrested for drug possession after being stopped for speeding on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 37-year-old Ian Gyori of Glennallen, Alaska has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell it. NSP says a state trooper pulled Gyori over Monday afternoon for speeding while eastbound […]

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Abdullah, Bell and Gregory set for NFL Combine. What the experts are saying.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers will send three players to the NFL Combine which gets started with interviews and exams on Wednesday from Indianapolis, IN. The on-field workouts begin this Friday, February 20 with the offensive linemen and tight ends, and continues with the running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers on Saturday, February 21, linebackers and defensive linemen on […]

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Proposal seeks to take emotion out of livestock expansion evaluations (AUDIO)

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A proposal in the legislature seeks to take the emotion out of proposals to expand livestock operations in Nebraska. The Nebraska Farm Bureau says decisions at the county level hold state agriculture back. The organization suggests cow-calf operations, hog production, dairy, and poultry could all expand in Nebraska if individual expansion proposals were greeted more […]

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Girls sub-district basketball scores from 2/16/15

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Allen 51, Walthill 22 Alma 60, Elwood 55 (OT) Anselmo-Merna 41, Stapleton 39 Arcadia-Loup City 55, Gibbon 29 Ashland-Greenwood 44, Douglas County West 30 Banner County 43, Minatare 32 Bloomfield 66, Osmond 34 Boone Central/Newman Grove 61, Madison 37 Broken Bow 56, O’Neill 32 Chase County 53, Gordon-Rushville 51 Clarkson/Leigh 36, Lutheran High Northeast 32 […]

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Another nail biter for Creighton that ends in a loss

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Roosevelt Jones’ bank shot with 1.9 seconds left lifted No. 19 Butler to a 58-56 win over Creighton on Monday night before a sellout crowd of 17,971 fans at CenturyLink Center Omaha.  The Bulldogs trailed 54-48 with three minutes to go before closing the game on a 10-2 run, including the final five from Jones. […]

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At least 3 Nebraska Radio Shacks to close under Chapter 11

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As more details are released about Radio Shack’s plans to emerge from bankruptcy, at least three stores in Nebraska will be closed, though most of the rest will remain open in some form. John Linenberger owns J & L Electronics in Beatrice — a Radio Shack store. Linenberger says being a dealer-franchise means he’ll likely […]

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Sec. of State Gale favors voter photo ID and winner-take-all Electoral College

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Secretary of State John Gale backs legislation working its way through the Unicameral to require Nebraska voters to display photo identification to cast a ballot and to end the state practice of proportional distribution of its Electoral College votes. Gale says other states have had success implementing the photo identification requirement. “The states that have […]

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