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USDA reaches out to LGBT community in rural Nebraska

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The USDA held the nation’s third LGBT Rural Summit at Wayne State College last week. The summit was a partnership between the USDA, National Center for Lesbian Rights, the True Colors Fund, and Wayne State to discuss the opportunities and challenges lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered citizens face while living in rural America. Special Assistant […] Read More »

Two killed in rear-end collision in southeastern Nebraska

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Two people died in a rear end collision on Highway 34 in southeastern Nebraska Sunday evening. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports 23-year-old Matthew Kirkchhoff of Weeping Water and 22-year-old Emily Widger of Lincoln died at the scene, a mile and a half southeast of Elmwood. According to the sheriff’s office, Kirchoff was driving west […] Read More »

Murray man killed in weekend rollover crash

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A 38-year-old Murray man has been killed after he lost control of his car on a curve, driving off the roadway, and rolling over. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports Kevin Light was pronounced dead at the scene, Saturday morning on the southern side of Plattsmouth. Investigators for the office say Light was driving too […] Read More »

18-year-old charged with vehicular homicide in fatal Lincoln wreck

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An 18-year-old Lincoln man faces a charge of vehicular homicide and driving while under the influence after a fatal wreck just outside Lincoln late Sunday morning. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says Christopher Cazun refused to take a chemical test after the wreck and is also charged with reckless driving and driving under suspension. Wagner […] Read More »

Woman dies from injuries suffered after her car crashes into pole

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A young woman died of injuries suffered when her car rammed into a utility pole in southwest Omaha. Omaha police say 29-year-old Ashley Carter of La Vista died later at an Omaha hospital from injuries suffered in the wreck. Police say witnesses reported the care had been moving erratically before the fatal accident early Saturday […] Read More »

Prison inmate found dead, likely suicide

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State Department of Correctional Services officials say a prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder at the Lincoln state prison has been found dead in his cell, likely from suicide. 59-year-old Michael Peterson just began serving his life sentence in late May on a first-degree murder charge from Buffalo County. According to the Department […] Read More »

Public feedback needed regarding child welfare services

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A national consulting firm has been hired by the Nebraska Legislature to conduct a study on public and private child welfare agencies in the state. This is a follow-up to its earlier study on child welfare privatization. This study will help determine whether the management of child welfare cases should be carried out by public […] Read More »

Nebraska law enforcement warning about synthetic LSD

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Nebraska law enforcement is reporting a new synthetic drug that has been found  in the state. DEA Task Force member, Douglas County Narcotics Deputy Jason Stehlik says it is called “N-Bomb” or “Smiles” and it mimics the effects of the hallucinogenic LSD. Deputy Stehlik says it is in the form of blotter acid – meaning it […] Read More »

Abdullah named Big Ten player of the week (AUDIO)

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Nebraska I-back Ameer Abdullah earned Big Ten weekly honors for the second time this season on Monday. Abdullah shared Big Ten Offensive honors with Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon following Nebraska’s 41-31 win over Miami Saturday night. Abdullah totaled 313 all-purpose yards – an NCAA single-game high in 2014 – as he rushed for 229 yards on […] Read More »

Division II football recap: All three Nebraska schools lose

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MSU Moorhead 40, Wayne State 36 MSU Moorhead stopped Wayne State on a fourth and goal at the nine yard line on the final play of the game to win a wild 40-36 Northern Sun Conference football game over the Wildcats Saturday afternoon at Bob Cunningham Field in Wayne. The visiting Dragons improve to 1-2 […] Read More »

Chief Justice Roberts gives insight to workings of court (AUDIO)

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The Chief Justice of the United States came to Nebraska and provided insight into how the court works. Roberts says he works hard to get the court to reach agreement on cases, but sometimes that’s not possible. “And I think it’s a good thing when more people come together. The court looks like it’s working […] Read More »

Study: Nebraska’s highways rank #2 in the nation

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A new report shows Nebraska’s highway system ranks among the very best in the country, based on their condition and cost-effectiveness. The study’s lead author, David Hartgen, with the Reason Foundation, explains how they compile the rankings which show Nebraska at number-two in the nation for the second year in a row. “Each of the […] Read More »

Nebraska stays unbeaten with 41-31 win over Miami

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When in doubt, give the ball to Ameer Abdullah. That was the philosophy for 22nd-ranked Nebraska on Saturday night, as the senior Heisman trophy candidate carried 35 times for 229  yards and two touchdowns in addition to a receiving touchdown to help the Huskers dispatch Miami 41-31 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The win moves […] Read More »

Nebraska defeats Miami 41-31 to stay unbeaten

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Behind a strong ground game and an opportunistic defense, 22nd-ranked Nebraska moved to 4-0 on the season after a 41-31 win over Miami on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Heisman Trophy candidate Ameer Abdullah was spectacular again, with 35 carries for 229 yards and three total touchdowns to help the Huskers wear down […] Read More »

Nebraska leads Miami 17-14 at halftime

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It’s been a back and forth contest in Lincoln between Miami and 22nd-ranked Nebraska, with the Huskers leading the Hurricanes 17-14 at the half. Miami took the opening kickoff and took nine plays to cap off a 75-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run by Duke Johnson to put the Hurricanes ahead 7-0 with 10:26 […] Read More »