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Late fall weather hampers UNK offense in loss to Washburn

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Washburn 10, Nebraska-Kearney 7 Washburn hit a field goal with eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter as they picked up a win on the road at Nebraska-Kearney. The two teams played a very even game as WU finished with 316 yards and UNK had 290 yards of total offense. For the Ichabods Mitch […] Read More »

Johanns, Fortenberry support Obama moves against ISIL (AUDIO)

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President Barack Obama says the United States will form a coalition of nations to target the militant Islamic State that has captured territory in Iraq and Syria. He is getting support in Congress, though some members view warily any move to return to Iraq. Sen. Mike Johanns tells reporters during a conference call says he […] Read More »

High school football scores from 9/11/14

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Burwell 27, Neligh-Oakdale 13 Creighton Preparatory School 34, Omaha Central 14 Sandhills/Thedford 55, Mullen 30 Read More »

Intentional fish kill by poison is a necessary step in restocking lake

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An invasive species of fish, known for sometimes jumping out of the water and injuring boaters, is being eradicated from a lake along the Nebraska-South Dakota border. Lake Yankton was intentionally poisoned this week to wipe out Asian carp. Jeff Schuckman, manager of the Northeast Regional Fisheries for state Game & Parks, says the poison […] Read More »

Strategic Air & Space Museum 9/11 remembrance is Saturday

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A special remembrance program is scheduled at the Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland to honor the heroes of September 11, 2001. Marketing Director Deb Hermann says the guest speaker is Alfred Buckles, retired department director of operations and logistics at U-S Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base. He will focus on his […] Read More »

Ebola patient continues to recover at UNMC

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The physician that contracted Ebola while treating patients in West Africa continues to recover at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Rick Sacra has been in the Med Center’s biocontainment unit since Friday. His wife, Deb, is now in Omaha and met with reporters today. She says they have been cared for […] Read More »

Ricketts says running mate switch ultimately won’t matter much (AUDIO)

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Republican candidate for governor Pete Ricketts says he’s pleased the Secretary of State has allowed him to remove Lavon Heidemann from the November ballot and add Mike Foley. Ricketts requested the change after Heidemann withdrew from the race. Ricketts replaced Heidemann with Foley, the state auditor. Ricketts says, ultimately, it doesn’t matter much. “I’m the […] Read More »

“Relatively weak” tornado confirmed in southeastern Nebraska

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Called “relatively weak,” but still, a tornado did the damage in southeast Nebraska’s Otoe County Tuesday afternoon and early evening. A National Weather Service survey team confirmed an EF-1 tornado, the lowest level on the Weather Service scale, packed 86-to-110 mile per hour winds down a seven-mile path in the county. Otoe County Emergency Manager […] Read More »

VA’s Power of 1 program aimed at suicide prevention

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The U-S Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a new campaign offering support to veterans in need. It is called “The Power of 1″ and it emphasizes the effect that just one person, one conversation or one act can have on the life of a veteran or service member. Dr. Caitlin Thompson is the Deputy […] Read More »

Today’s 9/11 but tomorrow’s the National Anthem’s 200th birthday

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Nebraskans are getting ready to take part in the nationwide celebration of the song most-identified with America. While flags across Nebraska are at half-staff on this Patriot Day to remember the terrorist attacks 13 years ago, tomorrow marks the bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It was 200 years ago when Francis Scott Key wrote the […] Read More »

Today’s 9/11 but tomorrow’s the National Anthem’s 200th birthday

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Nebraskans are getting ready to take part in the nationwide celebration of the song most-identified with America. While flags across Nebraska are at half-staff on this Patriot Day to remember the terrorist attacks 13 years ago, tomorrow marks the bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It was 200 years ago when Francis Scott Key wrote the […] Read More »

Wayne State freshman goalie shuts out UNK

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Josie Brown scored in the 10th minute while freshman goalkeeper Margaret Harma registered her first collegiate win with a shutout to lead Wayne State College in a 1-0 women’s soccer win at Nebraska-Kearney Wednesday evening at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium in Kearney. WSC improves to 1-0-1 on the season while the host Lopers fall […] Read More »

Hassebrook says Lt. Gov. mess should be factor in governor race (AUDIO)

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Democrat Chuck Hassebrook asserts the resignation of Lavon Heidemann as lieutenant governor and as Republican Pete Ricketts’ running mate should weigh on voters’ minds when they go to the polls in November. Heidemann resigned from office and withdrew from the Republican gubernatorial campaign after his sister received a protection order against him following a family […] Read More »

Will Randy Gregory play? If so, how much? (AUDIO)

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Bo Pelini says Randy Gregory will be back on the defensive line for the Huskers this Saturday night at Fresno State. Gregory doesn’t sound so sure of that. He tells us he’s 100%, but is he afraid to go out there and push it? Listen to the Big Red Report This is the second of three […] Read More »

Saltdogs score seven runs in the eighth, but still come up short to Wichita

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The Saltdogs rallied with seven runs in the eighth inning but fell to the Wichita Wingnuts 11-7 at Haymarket Park, giving Wichita a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five American Association Championship Series. The Saltdogs were trailing 10-0. After a walk, an error and a single, Chad Mozingo hit a grand slam to right to get Lincoln on […] Read More »