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Two inmates dead, prison guards injured in Tecumseh prison riot

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Two inmates have been discovered dead in a housing unit at the Tecumseh state prison, two others are being treated in a hospital in wake of a riot at the prison. Prison guards have secured the prison. All staff have been accounted for, according to Department of Correctional Services officials. The public is not at […]

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2015 High School Baseball district results

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A-1 at Omaha Westside Saturday’s results Omaha Northwest 11 Omaha South 2 Bellevue West 10, Omaha Burke 0 Omaha Westside 14, Omaha Northwest 0 Monday’s final Omaha Westside vs. Bellevue West,6 A-2 at Den Hartog Friday’s result Omaha Bryan 10, Omaha Benson 0 Saturday’s games At Den Hartog Lincoln Southwest 22, Omaha Bryan 1 Grand […]

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York, Peru State, and Bellevue baseball headed to NAIA nationals

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The York College Baseball team will be traveling to Oklahoma City next week for the NAIA Opening Round and a chance to advance to the 59th annual NAIA Baseball World Series in Lewiston, Idaho. York finished the regular season at 39-15 and currently stands at 39-17 after losing two in last week’s tournament. The Panthers earned […]

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Husker softball headed to one of the toughest regionals

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The Nebraska softball team fell one win short of a Big Ten Tournament title Saturday night, losing to third-ranked Michigan, 6-1, in the championship game in Columbus, but there is postseason life for the Huskers. NU earned an at-large bid but got a tough draw, heading to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and host LSU. The Tigers are ranked […]

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UNK’s marching band heads for gig in Norway this week

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Thirty-seven members of the University of Nebraska at Kearney marching band will be heading 4,500 miles away this week to perform in a Norwegian town’s National Day parade event. Duane Bierman, director of the UNK Pride of the Plains marching band, says they’ll leave Wednesday for Sandefjord, Norway. Bierman explains how it all came about: […]

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Search of Elkhorn River underway to find 5-year-old Omaha boy

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An intensive search of the Elkhorn River is underway where it is presumed the body of a young boy, the subject of an Amber Alert issued last week in Omaha, will be found. Omaha police issued the Amber Alert last week for 5-year-old Josue Ramirez-Marinero after his mother, 45-year-old Jesus Ismenia Marinero, was found dead […]

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Acierno resigns days after confirmation as Chief Medical Officer

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State Medical Director Dr. Joseph Acierno has resigned only a couple of days after winning a bruising confirmation vote in the Unicameral in which a number of state senators called him arrogant and unresponsive. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services stated Acierno turned in his resignation to Gov. Pete Ricketts on Friday. It […]

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Prison fights leave two staff, inmates injured

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Weekend fights at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln left two staff members at the prison injured. A few inmates had to seek medical attention as well. The two staff members were taken to a Lincoln hospital Saturday to receive treatment for minor injuries. Both have been released. Acting prison warden, Robert Madsen, issued a […]

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Huskers open Big 10 softball tourney with win over host Buckeyes

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The Nebraska softball team opened postseason play with a 5-2 win over host Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament Friday evening at Buckeye Field. With the win, Nebraska (33-20) advanced to Saturday’s second semifinal. The Huskers will face either second-seeded Minnesota or No. 10 seed Iowa at 5 p.m. (Central) on […]

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Creighton baseball comes up short against Wolfpack

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The Creighton Baseball team came up just short, falling 5-4, against Nevada on Friday, May 8. The loss dropped Creighton to 27-15, while Nevada moved to 39-12. The Bluejays claimed the lead with a run in the top of the first as sophomore Daniel Woodrow laced a leadoff double to right-center. He went to third […]

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Saturday game time for Nebraska baseball moved

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Nebraska and Purdue are scheduled to open a three-game series on Saturday at Hawks Field and due to impending weather the start time on Saturday has been moved to 12:05 p.m. The game will still be shown statewide on NET and streamed live on BTN Plus. Saturday’s game was originally set for 2:05 p.m. Sunday […]

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Storm Chasers fall in series opener to Oklahoma City

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In their first home game against a division opponent, the Omaha Storm Chasers (15-13) dropped the series opener to the first place Oklahoma City Dodgers (21-7) and fell in the division race to six games back. Three of the five meetings between the two teams have been decided by one run, and all five by […]

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Mother’s Day eCard scams

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Sunday is a day for everyone to thank their mother for all they do. Along with flowers and gifts, many people send greetings by email in the form of an eCard. The Better Business Bureau – Nebraska reports scammers look forward to Mother’s Day as much as moms as it is a day they can […]

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First flood-related death reported in Fairbury area

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Rescuers in Jefferson County have found the body of an 86-year-old woman in her flooded basement near Fairbury. A search was conducted starting early Thursday for the body of Betty McMullen of rural Fairbury who had been missing. The Jefferson County sheriff says the search started around the woman’s flood-surrounded home, but had to be […]

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Flooded farmers may be forced to replant, weekend weather is key

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Many acres of farmland in Saline and Jefferson counties are underwater after this week’s heavy rains, particularly the downpours that came along with severe weather on Wednesday. Saline County Extension Educator Randy Pryor says the extent of damage to the newly planted crops will be known next week. “Seeds that are sitting there underwater that […]

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