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Bugged by bugs? New USDA program may help fight hungry pests

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching an effort the could help Nebraska farmers and homeowners in the fight against plant pests. Mike Watson, with the USDA, says those bugs and the diseases they carry can cause a lot of expensive damage. “Hungry pests cost the United States approximately $120-billion a year. That impacts everything […]

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Tecumseh prison tries to return to normal after riots leave inmates dead, injured (AUDIO)

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A state prison in Nebraska, rocked by riots and the deaths of two inmates, attempts to return to normal. “This has been a very difficult 24 hours,” State Corrections Scott Frakes told reporters during a news conference late Monday morning, only hours after staff at the Tecumseh prison regained control of the institution. The disturbance […]

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Search continues for Omaha boy

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Search crews returned to the Elkhorn River today to search for missing five-year-old Josue Ramirez-Marinero. Police say they have reason to believe he was thrown into the river by his older brother last week. Roberto Martinez-Marinero was arrested last week and is accused of killing his mother, Jesus Marinero. Martinez-Marinero’s girlfriend, 24 year old Gabriela […]

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Omaha stabbing death investigation

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Omaha police are looking for a suspect in a weekend stabbing death. The suspect is identified as 36 year old Juan Manuel Martinez and police believe he may be driving a green 1998 Chewy Blazer with Nebraska license plate number SIZ414. On Sunday, May 10th, police were called to south Omaha home to check on […]

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Grand Island man makes “no contest” plea in murder of co-worker

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A Grand Island man is facing a life prison term for fatally shooting one of his co-workers following a dispute outside the Gibbon Packing plant last December. Angelo Bol, 34, pleaded no contest in Buffalo County District Court to first-degree murder of Karel Perez-Almaguer, 34, on December 15th at the Gibbon Packing parking lot. In […]

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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 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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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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