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Pelini was tired of playoff talk back in August (AUDIO)

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The Huskers have been practicing for the past couple of days, yesterday it was in full pads and the Big Red hit the field again today at 3:45, this bye week comes at nice time. They’ve played half of their schedule and now have an extra week to re-assess the team and where they’re heading […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman criticizes Sen. Lathrop’s handling of Jenkins investigation (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has harsh words for the state senator chairing a legislative committee investigating the release of serial killer Nikko Jenkins. Heineman, during a news conference in his Capitol office, accused state Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha of already reaching a conclusion before the legislative committee he leads completes its investigation of the release […] Read More »

Softball districts begin today. Find the schedule right here

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2014 NEBRASKA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL DISTRICTS A-1 at Millard South PARTLY CLOUDY, 65 Thursday’s games Game 1–Omaha Bryan (2-16) vs. Omaha Northwest (1-15), 10 a.m. Game 2–Columbus (18-17) vs. South Sioux City (8-18), noon Game 3–Millard South (24-2) vs. Bryan-Northwest winner, 2 p.m. Game 4–Loser 1 vs. Loser 2, 4 p.m. Game 6–Loser 3 vs. […] Read More »

County leaders struggle to keep bridges passable as harvest begins

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Many Nebraska counties face the dilemma of having to repair or replace dozens of crumbling rural bridges, especially as farmers ramp up traffic during the harvest. The Nebraska Legislature’s Transportation Committee is hearing testimony on an interim study of the problem. Saunders County Highway Superintendent Steve Mika says his county has more than 400 bridges and […] Read More »

Fortenberry hosts forum to explain health care law he opposes

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has hosted a forum to explain the requirements of the federal health care law, even though he opposes the law. Fortenberry says he hears a lot about health care from constituents. “Health care is very, very personal and the escalating cost, the new Affordable Health Care Act, the new law, was supposed […] Read More »

Nebraska’s richest man forecasts next White House winner

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The oracle of Omaha is making a political prediction. Billionaire Warren Buffett says he’d bet money that former First Lady and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not only run for president in 2016, but that she’ll win the office. The longtime chairman and CEO of Berkshire-Hathaway made the prediction this week while speaking in […] Read More »

Ricketts leads Hassebrook in fundraising

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Republican Pete Ricketts leads Democrat Chuck Hassebrook in the money race for governor. The Ricketts campaign reports it raised $2.3 million during the latest reporting period, which ended September 30th. The Hassebrook campaign reports it brought in $1.4 million. Ricketts won a hotly contested Republican primary and his campaign reports it has raised $2.8 million […] Read More »

Hunter bags a mountain lion in Prairie Unit

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A male mountain lion has been shot and killed near Lewis and Clark Lake. The Game and Parks Commission reports the 157-pound lion is the first harvested in the Prairie Unit, which has had an open mountain lion hunting season since the beginning of the year. The Prairie Unit is the only section of the […] Read More »

Health official: Forget Ebola and worry more about flu, enterovirus

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While Ebola is grabbing a lot of attention lately, public health officials say Nebraskans should be more wary about other, more contagious and preventable bugs, like the flu. Deb Scholten, who heads the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department in Wayne, says the enterovirus is something new this year and it’s spreading quickly. “We’re more concerned […] Read More »

Foley calls for better accounting from Nebraska Crime Commission

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Millions of federal dollars targeted for local crime fighting efforts in Nebraska are on hold.  The U.S. Justice Department wants a better accounting from the Nebraska Crime Commission on how previous money has been spent at the local level.  Auditor Mike Foley says it’s very important that federal money is not lost, to the tune […] Read More »

American group providing aid to thousands after ISIS attacks

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A humanitarian aid group that started in Kansas City is on the ground in Iraq helping thousands of people as they flee the terror group ISIS.  Sean Malone with Crisis Response International just returned from Iraq.  Malone says up to 200,000 Christians and others have fled from Mosul, which is under ISIS control to the […] Read More »

Monitors help calm Ebola fears

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As an Ebola virus patient receives care in Nebraska at Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit about 50 people are being watched very carefully after a man in Dallas, Texas was diagnosed a week ago. Five of those individuals that had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan are children and that has parents pulling children from school. […] Read More »

Respiratory illness making rounds, not all D-68

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Nearly 600 people in 43 states have been diagnosed with enterovirus D-68, a respiratory illness that was responsible for the death of a 4 year old boy in New Jersey.  It has also caused the hospitalization of hundreds of people, mostly children and some have suffered muscle weakness and paralysis.  Symptoms typically start with a […] Read More »

Nebraska Ebola patient receives experimental drug

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Officials with the Nebraska Medical Center are treating Ebola virus patient Ashoka Mukpo with an experimental drug, Brincidofovir.  “After looking at the data on this drug, collaborating with the CDC and FDA and speaking with the patient and his family, we decided this was currently our best option for treatment,” said Phil Smith, M.D., medical […] Read More »

Huskers release 2015 baseball schedule

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Coming off a 41-win season and a trip to the NCAA Tournament, Head Coach Darin Erstad will continue to challenge the Nebraska baseball team in 2015 as it works to reach its ultimate goal of playing in Omaha at the College World Series.  The Huskers are set to play 56 games in 2015, including 27 […] Read More »