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Westerkamp and Armstrong have the opportunity to leave a lasting impression on and off the field

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There is still a buzz surrounding the behind the back catch made by Jordan Westerkamp. Hard to believe the sophomore may be remembered for this catch and how quickly we forget he was involved in the Hail Mary catch for the win over Northwestern. Highlights, photo montages of the catch are everyone. Westerkamp himself if […] Read More »

September is Renewable Fuels Month

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September is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska and the Nebraska Corn Board wants drivers to know of the renewable fuel options available to them. Kim Clark is the Director of Biofuel Development and says all drivers have options at the pump but those with flex fuel vehicles have more. Most vehicles operate fine with E10 […] Read More »

Survey: State economy slows, employers have more openings than applicants

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A survey of business leaders across Nebraska finds the state’s leading economic indicator for August fell several points from July but continues to grow. Creighton University polls companies monthly in Nebraska and eight other Midwestern states. Creighton economist Ernie Goss says the region’s employment index also fell for the month, setting up an unusual situation. […] Read More »

Man aims vehicle at Omaha officer

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A 20 year old Omaha man is facing a long list of charges. Around 10:20 Sunday night officers tried to stop a white Ford pickup but the driver took off. Police tracked down the pickup a short time later but the driver took off again but this time aimed the vehicle at an officer. Omaha’s […] Read More »

Nebraska to make big economic pitch this weekend

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Nebraska makes a big push to sell the state both nationally and internationally this weekend. The 47th annual Nebraska Diplomats Passport Weekend will be held this weekend in Lincoln, inviting site selection representatives from several states and several countries to the state. Gov. Dave Heineman says a group of business executives and community leaders has […] Read More »

Options for farmers dealing with commodity price drop

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Many Nebraska corn and soybean producers are a little discouraged going into the fall harvest. Agriculture Economist Michael Langemeier that is due to the drop in commodity prices. He says farmers need to look at every option to counter those lower prices and that includes looking at their crop insurance policy. He says the revenue […] Read More »

Omaha woman turns table on burglery suspect

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A frightening ordeal for an Omaha woman Tuesday morning. Around 3 am Barb Haley woke up when she heard an intruder inside her home. With her dog by her side Hadley discovered a man had broken into her home and was inside a closet.   Hadley’s dog kept the man cornered while she grabbed a gun […] Read More »

Nebraska drops from 7th to 12th in the volleyball polls, Creighton out of the top 25

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The Creighton Volleyball team dropped out of the AVCA Top-25 released on Monday, but did receive enough votes to come in 29th in the first regular-season ranking of the fall.  The Huskers, after dropping both opening weekend matches against #13 Florida State and #3 Stanford, fell from 7th to 12th. Creighton returns to action this […] Read More »

Saltdogs finish the season on fire and now prepare for the playoffs

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With a Gary loss at Winnipeg Sunday night, the Saltdogs clinched the 2014 American Association Central Division Championship, and have earned a playoff berth for the first time since 2010. After clinching the title, the Lincoln Saltdogs (54-46) split a double header with the Sioux City Explorers to wrap up the regular season at Haymarket […] Read More »

Gregory will miss at least one week after surgery (AUDIO)

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Bo Pelini said that defensive end Randy Gregory will be out this week against McNeese State after undergoing surgery on Sunday. Pelini said it was an old basketball injury that flared up after a non-contact play on Saturday against Florida Atlantic.  Pelini said Gregory had his knee scoped on Sunday morning after an MRI showed […] Read More »

Study: Nebraska winters will still be snowy despite climate change

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A national report on climate change finds even with global warming, we’ll still have plenty of snow in the winters ahead in Nebraska and across much of the country’s northern half. Climatologist Harry Hillaker says climate change is very gradual and snow blowers and shovels will remain necessities. Hillaker says the report from the Massachusetts […] Read More »

Ricketts and Hassebrook talk issues, but also get personal in debate (AUDIO)

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Republican Pete Ricketts and Democrat Chuck Hassebrook talked issues, but also got personal during the gubernatorial debate at the State Fair in Grand Island. Issues included prison reform, Medicaid expansion, and minimum wage. Both Hassebrook and Ricketts endorsed using alternative incarceration programs, such as drug courts, to reduce the state prison population. Hassebrook, though, stated […] Read More »

No day off for Dakota City, recovering from severe storms

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Nebraskans in extreme northeastern Nebraska are spending today not at cook-outs, but at clean ups. Dakota City is recovering the Labor Day after severe thunderstorms with high winds touching 80-miles-per-hour at times took down power lines and did some structural damage throughout the city. Dakota City Mayor Jerry Yecevich says all the destruction is still […] Read More »

Abdullah named Big Ten offensive player of the week

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I-back Ameer Abdullah was honored by the Big Ten Conference Monday, as he was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Abdullah earned the award after rushing for a career-high 232 yards on 21 carries in a 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. His rushing total was the 15th-most in Nebraska school […] Read More »

Doctor: Don’t crack your back with an overpacked backpack

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With schools back in session across Nebraska there’s a warning about aches and pains from the misuse of backpacks. The weight really adds up considering text books, laptops, notebooks, cell phones and other items. Pain specialist Dr. Douglas Keehn says the kids may not consider it a “cool” look, but they need to use both […] Read More »