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Fortenberry says Congress can do little in wake of Keystone XL veto

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says Congress has little recourse in wake of President Barack Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL bill. President Obama vetoed the bill approved by Congress, stating it circumvented the existing process for dealing with TransCanada’s request for a presidential permit to cross the northern border to build the $8 billion oil pipeline […]

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Celebrations by some Nebraskans over Keystone XL bill’s veto

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Nebraska environmentalists are applauding Tuesday’s veto by President Obama of the bill that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. BOLD Nebraska’s energy director, Ben Gotschall, says the veto wasn’t a surprise, but it was welcome. “The White House had indicated several times that they were going to veto the bill, the […]

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AG office sees Republican River order as victory for Nebraska (AUDIO)

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The United States Supreme Court has ordered Nebraska to pay Kansas $5.5 million to settle a dispute over use of the Republican River. Nebraska officials call it a victory. “I think overall the office of the Attorney General is very pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision,” Justin Lavene, chief of the Agriculture, Environment, and […]

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Nebraskans honor their agricultural roots and the future of farming

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The 7,000-plus FFA members in Nebraska are celebrating FFA Week. The program teaches high school students about the world of the ag industry. FFA spokesman Kurt Veldhuizen doesn’t see any letting up in the program that’s nearly 90 years old. “I think it’s very strong and when you look at ultimately FFA’s tie to agriculture, […]

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Girls basketball scores from 2/24/15

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Aurora 51, Lexington 42 Bellevue West 65, Bellevue East 47 Bennington 54, Omaha Duchesne Academy 40 Fremont 56, Grand Island 36 Gretna 68, Ralston 49 Kearney 47, Lincoln North Star 29 Lincoln High 56, Omaha Bryan 40 Lincoln Northeast 79, Omaha South 44 Millard North 50, Columbus 31 Norfolk 37, Papillion-LaVista 33 North Platte 55, […]

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Boys basketball scores from 2/24/15

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Ainsworth 63, Broken Bow 43 Amherst 70, Overton 40 Anselmo-Merna 65, Stapleton 38 Ansley-Litchfield 53, Central Valley 40 Aquinas Catholic 75, Nebraska Christian 50 Archbishop Bergan 43, Logan View 18 BDS 49, Deshler 43 Bancroft-Rosalie 60, Wausa 30 Battle Creek 52, Lutheran High Northeast 44 Bertrand 70, Alma 55 Bishop Neumann 70, Ashland-Greenwood 43 Bloomfield […]

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McDermott wins his 400th

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Creighton built a 22-7 lead in the first 11 minutes and survived a furious DePaul comeback to give Greg McDermott his 400th win as a head coach on Tuesday night in a 75-62 win. Creighton improved to 13-15 (4-11 BIG EAST) with its fourth win in the past seven games, while DePaul fell to 12-17 (6-10 […]

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Husker women too much for Minnesota

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Freshman Natalie Romeo tied career highs with 21 points and six three-pointers, as No. 23 Nebraska handled Minnesota for a 74-50 women’s basketball win at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday night.  With the victory, Nebraska improved to 20-8 overall and 10-7 in the Big Ten, as the Huskers notched their fourth consecutive 20-win season. The Husker […]

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Husker women too much for Minnesota

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Freshman Natalie Romeo tied career highs with 21 points and six three-pointers, as No. 23 Nebraska handled Minnesota for a 74-50 women’s basketball win at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday night.  With the victory, Nebraska improved to 20-8 overall and 10-7 in the Big Ten, as the Huskers notched their fourth consecutive 20-win season. The Husker […]

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School website back after hackers take over, post porn

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A northeast Nebraska school district is rebuilding its website after hackers took it over. North Bend Central manages the website NBTigers.org. Those who logged on Monday were greeted with pornographic images. Once school officials were notified, the website was taken down. The website now reads, “We are back…but under construction.” It asks viewers to return […]

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Northeast Nebraska judge refuses to lower bond in fatal teen-ager shooting case

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A northeast Nebraska judge has refused to lower the bond for a Fremont teen-ager accused of shooting to death his roommate. A reduction in bond for 18-year-old Andrew Marty was denied by Dodge County Judge Kenneth Vampola in county court Tuesday. Marty, in court on manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon, and other charges was […]

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President Obama spikes Keystone XL bill

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President Barack Obama has fulfilled his promise and vetoed legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The president retains his authority to approve or reject an application by TransCanada to cross the border between Canada and the United States to build the pipeline from western Canadian oil sands fields to Steele City, Nebraska. […]

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Trooper seizes marijuana, hashish in traffic stop in western Nebraska

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A state trooper has seized nearly 30 pounds of marijuana during a weekend traffic stop on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the trooper stopped an eastbound car near the Ogallala exit on I-80 in Keith County for following too close. After getting permission to search the vehicle, the trooper found 27 pounds of […]

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Omaha police officer involved shooting death

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A robbery suspect was shot and killed by an Omaha police officer Monday evening. Officers were sent to the Family Dollar Store in southeast Omaha around 6:30 pm to investigate an armed robbery. Before officers arrived at the store they located the suspect and attempted to make an arrest. At that time 39 year old […]

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Keystone XL Oil Pipeline legislation heads to president’s desk

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The U-S Congress sent the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline bill to President Obama today but word from the White House is he will veto it. Nebraska 2nd District U-S Congressman Brad Ashford remains optimistic the permit will eventually be signed. He says, “Canada is our largest trading partner in the world. They are going to […]

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