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Mayor insists controversial float doesn’t represent Norfolk

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Norfolk Mayor Sue Fuchtman says she’s disappointed a float in the city’s Independence Day parade disparaged President Barack Obama. On the float, a mannequin in overalls stands just outside an outhouse with the words “Obama Presidential Library” on the outside. While some at the Odd Fellow’s 4th of July parade thought it was funny, Fuchtman […] Read More »

Norfolk parade organizers defend controversial float as political satire

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A float in the Norfolk Odd Fellows 4th of July Parade has sparked a heated debate about freedom of speech and respect for the office of the presidency. The float carried on top of a flat-bed pick-up depicted a man in overalls standing in front of an outhouse with the words “Obama Presidential Library” on […] Read More »

531 will soon join the 402 area code in eastern Nebraska

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Those getting new land-lines or cell phones in eastern Nebraska will soon see a new area code assignment. The new 531 code will also be used in the 402 code area. Cullen Robbins is GIS Analyst and Information Technology – Telecom specialist with the Nebraska Public Service Commission and is still uncertain when phone companies […] Read More »

NU’s Abdullah, Bell, Gregory named to football award watch lists

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Husker seniors Ameer Abdullah and Kenny Bell and junior Randy Gregory were each named to watch lists.  One of the nation’s top returning rushers, Abdullah was named to watch lists for both the 78th annual Maxwell Award and the Paul Hornung Award. Bell was also named to the Hornung Award Watch List, while Gregory was […] Read More »

Obama parade float in Norfolk sparks controversy

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A float in the Norfolk 4th of July Parade depicted a black man in overalls with a walker outside an outhouse, which was labeled as the “Obama Presidential Library.” Some people say the float was offensive while others were amused, laughed and clapped as it passed. A release from the Nebraska Democratic Party calls the […] Read More »

Senators see little impact from Supreme Court EPA ruling (AUDIO)

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A United States Supreme Court ruling restricting the reach of the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t restrict it all that much, according to Nebraska’s two senators. A Supreme Court decision declares the EPA went too far in regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, but only a bit too far. Sen. Deb Fischer sees […] Read More »

Huskers fare well at junior track and field event with McCoy winning women’s long jump

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More than 300 young collegians competed at the two-day U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore. this weekend and it was another big weekend for Nebraska Cornhuskers. In the last two events on Sunday, Anna Peer finished second in the 5,000 meters race with a time of 17:23, 22 second behind the […] Read More »

Former Lincoln native tennis star Jack Sock wins in the men’s doubles at Wimbledon

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Lincoln native Jack Sock, who grew up in Nebraska, but later moved to the Kansas City area to work on his tennis game, teamed with Canadian Vasek Popisil to win the Men’s Double Tournament at Wimbledon.  Sock, graduated from Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kansas in 2011 and won four consecutive Kansas 6A high school […] Read More »

NU basketball forward Leslee Smith injured at FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships

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Nebraska senior forward Leslee Smith is returning to Lincoln to have his left knee further evaluated after he suffered an injury while playing for the British Virgin Islands, in the FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships.  The injury happened during a game this past Thursday. Smith helped the British Virgin Islands to a 3-0 start, Smith was averaging […] Read More »

Former Husker Robinson helps lead USA volleyball over Brazil

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Kelsey Robinson, the Big Ten’s player of the year at Nebraska this past season, playing in her first top-level match, had 15 points for the U.S. women’s volleyball national team as they defeated Brazil 25-21, 25-23, 25-20 at USC’s Galen Center, in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup, Sunday night. The Brazilians, ranked No. […] Read More »

Former Husker ball players Gordon and Watson land on MLB All-Star rosters

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Former Husker and Lincoln native Alex Gordon made his second-straight All-Star team, becoming the first Royals outfielder to make consecutive appearances since Willie Wilson played in the 1982-83 contests. The 30 year old Gordon is batting .263 with 23 doubles, 9 homers and 42 RBI. He hit .319 (22-for-69) over the first 19 games in the […] Read More »

Annual river clean-up project to focus on Big Sioux

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Volunteers from Nebraska are welcome to pitch in during the annual week-long river cleanup event starting this coming Saturday. Lynette Seigley helps organize Project AWARE, which stands for A Watershed Awareness River Expedition. This year, it will focus on 91 miles of the Big Sioux River from Sioux Falls to just north of Sioux City. […] Read More »

Special prosecutor to press false report case against deputy

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A special prosecutor has been appointed to pursue charges against former Richardson County Deputy Sheriff Joshua Nincehelser, accused of triggering a massive manhunt in southeastern Nebraska after falsely reporting her had been shot during a traffic stop. Kale Burdick with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office will serve as special prosecutor in the case as Acting […] Read More »

On this day of celebration, pause to reflect

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Today is a day of celebration; a day when we often cook out, get together with family and friends, and shoot off a few fireworks. Today also should be a day of reflection, according to Sen. Mike Johanns. Johanns urges Nebraskans to pause during the festivities of the day to simply think about what the […] Read More »

Separate accidents in Panhandle claim two lives

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Two people have died in separate car accidents in the Panhandle. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, 38-year-old Joni Lee Twiss of Pine Ridge, S. D. died when her sports utility vehicle rolled over on 320th Lane near Rushville Tuesday morning. 71-year-old Jesus Javalera-Chavez of Colorado Springs, CO died in another rollover accident Wednesday evening. […] Read More »