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Riley names Husker captains

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Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says six players have been voted by their teammates to serve as captains for the upcoming season. Offensively, senior tackle Alex Lewis, junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and junior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp were named captains. Senior defensive end Jack Gangwish, junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins and junior safety Nate […]

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Shrine Bowl is more than just football

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The state’s top high school football players are in Kearney for Saturday’s 57th annual Shrine Bowl. Executive Director Dave MacDonald says the main purpose of the game is to raise revenue to support Shriner’s Hospitals for Children and to benefit Shrine Hospital transportation funds. Players from both teams were flown to Chicago this week to […]

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Omaha murder investigation

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At 2:33 Friday morning Omaha police responded to a shot-spotter call in the northeast part of the city. That was followed by a radio call of a shooting on north 24th Street. Officers found one victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Medics arrived a short time later and pronounced the man dead at the scene. He […]

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State senator says prison riot exposed problems facing counties (AUDIO)

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A state senator with the Tecumseh state prison in his district says the deadly riot there exposed problems the state needs to address. Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse says he’s satisfied with how the state has responded to the riot which left four injured and two dead at the Tecumseh prison. But, Watermeier says he […]

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Hastings Runza restaurant rammed by sleepy teen driver

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Police say a 17-year-old driver claims to have fallen asleep at the wheel when his car plowed into a Hastings restaurant on Thursday. The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at the Runza restaurant located at 2nd Street and Elm Avenue. The crash left a giant hole in the northwest corner of the building as […]

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35th Salvation Army Summer Fan Program

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The summer heat has arrived and for the 35th year the Salvation Army in Omaha will be distributing fans to those in need. The Salvation Army spokesperson Susan Eustice says, “They are quite concerned about the dangerous health consequences that this heat and humidity pose to certainly older adults, those ill or disabled. It is […]

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Nebraska’s top marching band members tune up for bowl game

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Some of the state’s top high school musicians are taking part in the Masonic All-Star Marching Band Camp at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The camp is held in conjunction with the 57th Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl being played tomorrow at UNK. Michelle Fulmer is spokeswoman for the Masonic Grand Lodge of Nebraska, which […]

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Sen. Sasse favors easing regulations on smaller banks

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse supports moves to ease banking restrictions on smaller, community banks. Sasse, a member of the Senate banking committee, has voted in favor of the first revisions of the Dodd-Frank law that slapped added regulations on financial institutions in wake of the 2008 financial meltdown. “It will be good if we […]

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Sen. Kintner’s Facebook photo controversy

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Papillion State Senator Bill Kintner’s Facebook posting has many Nebraskans up-in-arms today. On Wednesday, Sen. Kintner posted, or someone else posted a photo of a beheaded woman on his page. He says he posted the picture to make a point regarding the repeal of the state’s death penalty. Sen. Kintner posted on his Facebook page, […]

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Johnson enjoys international experience

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Leading scorer Jaycie Johnson returns as the Nebraska soccer team departs for a seven-match trip to Canada. Johnson was part of the under-23 U.S. women’s national team that won the Four Nations Tournament in Norway. The Americans defeated England and Sweden to win the tournament. Johnson hopes it will lead to more international opportunities down […]

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Boldt named Academic All-American

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Nebraska sophomore outfielder Ryan Boldt was named a third-team academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Boldt is the 17th Husker baseball player in history to earn the honor and the first since 2011 when Casey Hauptman was a second-team choice. The Red Wing, Minnesota native led the Huskers in average (.344), […]

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Embroiled in controversy early, Sen. Chambers wins in the end

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This legislative session saw many twists and turns, but none as unlikely as a legislature united in its criticism of Sen. Ernie Chambers earlier in the session, then largely following Chambers’ lead to repeal the death penalty at the end of the session. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha noticed. McCoy led the legislative criticism of […]

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Fast start boosts Storm Chasers

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The Omaha Storm Chasers scored two runs in the second inning and four more in the third to post a 6-2 victory at El Paso in Pacific Coast League action. With the victory Omaha climbs back to the .500 mark at 27-27 on the season. Casey Kotchman and Erik Kratz both homer and Yohan Pino […]

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Lincoln bullpen fails in Laredo

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The bullpen failed to hold the lead, again, as the Lincoln Saltdogs lost at Laredo 7-6. It was the Saltdogs seventh straight loss as they fall to 4-9. The Saltdogs scored five runs on two hits, with three walks and three errors in the top of the seventh to take a 6-4 lead. Laredo rallied […]

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Mary Yori takes over at Nebraska Wesleyan

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Mary Yori is returning to the collegiate coaching ranks. The former Creighton All-American has been named the new head softball coach and intramural director at Nebraska Wesleyan. Yori spent 21 years as a head coach, including 11 years at Nebraska-Omaha where she posted a 459-158 record. She also had a lengthy coaching stint at Colorado […]

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