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Motorcycle-SUV crash kills Grand Island man

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A Grand Island man is dead after a motorcycle and SUV collided Sunday afternoon. Grand Island police have identified the man as 39-year-old Todd Schlender.  Authorities say Schlender was riding his motorcycle south on Webb Road when an SUV headed the opposite way turned in front of him to enter a business parking lot.  Schlender […]

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Ticket deadline for Cattlemen’s Ball is Friday

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This is the last call for tickets to the 2015 Cattlemen’s Ball scheduled for June 5th and 6th. The ball will be held at the Redbird Ranch near Lynch, Nebraska. Event co-chairperson Deb Hilker says events Friday include a golf tournament, reception, a live auction and a dance. Saturday starts at 9 am with a […]

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Process in carrying out death sentences

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Nebraska state officials announced last week the purchase of two drugs that are needed in order to carry out death sentences. Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says the drugs have been ordered but not yet received by the Department of Corrections. Peterson says, “Once those drugs are delivered they will be tested. We already have […]

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Nebraska native confirmed dead in Nepal copter crash

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Family members of a south central Nebraska native who was on a Marine helicopter that went down while on an earthquake relief mission in Nepal last week have confirmed the man’s death. Keith Lukasiewicz, the father of Captain Justin Lukasiewicz, said his family was officially notified of Justin’s death on Saturday. The Wilcox native was […]

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NU baseball will carry a four-game losing into the Big Ten Tournament

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The Nebraska baseball team held a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning on Saturday, before rain sent the game into a near two hour delay in Champaign, IL.  Eventually, the game was called and will not count in the standings. The Huskers end the regular season with a 34-21 overall record, including a 9-14 […]

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First round 2015 state baseball tournament scores

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Baseball state tournament–Class A Omaha Westside 7, Grand Island 3 Millard North 9, Papillion-La Vista 8 Millard South 8, Millard West 2 Lincoln Southwest 4, Lincoln Southeast 0, suspended in the 5th inning, they play today at 2pm. Monday’s schedule: Game 5—Grand Island (20-8) vs. Papillion-La Vista (22-8), 4 p.m. Game 6—Millard West (20-11) vs. Loser […]

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Sec. of Agriculture Vilsack says feds responding to avian flu outbreak (AUDIO)

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Federal agriculture officials say they are responding to stop avian flu, which has now spread to Nebraska. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says sloppiness might well contribute to the spread of avian flu, hitting hard the Iowa poultry industry and now in Nebraska. Some producers have used pond water for their flocks, pond water that […]

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New Siouxland pork plant to bring 1,100 jobs

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Two companies are announcing plans to build a $264 million pork processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa. Officials with Triumph Foods and Seaboard Foods say the venture will create 1,100 jobs. But, the city manager for Sioux City, Bob Padmore, says the economic benefits for the area extend far beyond the new jobs. “The project […]

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NU softball season ends after extra inning loss to LSU

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The Nebraska softball team fought to the very end with No. 5 national seed LSU on the Tigers’ home field, but the Huskers came up just short in a season-ending 3-2, 10-inning loss on Saturday night. Both teams scored in the fourth inning and LSU scored twice in the top of the 10th inning. The Huskers […]

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NU assistant soccer coach killed in Iowa

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The University of Nebraska Athletics Department confirmed that assistant soccer coach Peter Underwood was killed in a car accident on Saturday, May 16, 2015, while on a recruiting trip near Atlantic, Iowa. Underwood just completed his fourth season with the Nebraska women’s soccer program, serving the last two as a full-time coach and the previous […]

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Bruins bounced from NAIA tournament falling to top seeded Tabor

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Top-seeded and fifth-ranked Tabor College used two big innings to claim a 9-4 win over Bellevue University in the championship game of the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round (Bellevue Bracket) at Roddy Field Friday afternoon. Tabor earned a trip to the Avista NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho on May 22-29. Bellevue ends its […]

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NU softball drops opening regional game to Arizona State

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Arizona State scored five unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for a 5-2 victory over the Nebraska softball team on Friday in a game that saw two weather delays in Baton Rouge, La. Lightning caused a delay in the sixth with the Huskers up 1-0.  Following the near hour delay, […]

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Huskers can’t snap Illinois win streak, now at 26

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No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini (45-6-1, 21-1 Big Ten) ran their nation-leading win streak to 26 games with a 10-9 victory. The Huskers scored the game’s final five runs and had the tying run in scoring position with two outs in the top of the ninth, but Tyler Jay closed the door for his 12th […]

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State soccer scores from Class B Girls, plus Saturday’s schedule for 5/16/15

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Class A Girls Saturday’s games Millard North (13-3) vs. Millard West (15-2), 1 p.m. Lincoln Southwest (16-4) vs. Omaha Marian (15-3), 3 p.m. Class B Girls Friday results Omaha Mercy 3, Omaha Duchesne 2 Gretna 1, Lincoln Pius X 0 Elkhorn South 6, Platteview 0 Omaha Skutt 5, Columbus Scotus 1 Saturday’s games Omaha Mercy […]

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Effort to repeal death penalty in Nebraska takes major step forward

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A bill that would repeal the death penalty is one step away from passage in the Unicameral. Supporters of Legislative Bill 268 had to overcome a filibuster to force a vote during the second round of debate. They needed 33 votes for cloture and got 34. After ending the filibuster, legislators voted 30-to-16 with two […]

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