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Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel reportedly stepping down as Defense Secretary

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Reports out of Washington, in particular the Washington Post and the New York Times, say that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has submitted his resignation under pressure. Hagel, a former Republican United States Senator from Nebraska, has been Secretary of Defense for less than two years. According to the newspaper reports, Hagel resigned after holding a […] Read More »

The play of Tommy Armstrong one bright spot in an otherwise disappointing performance (AUDIO)

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One positive for the game on the offense was the play of quarterback Tommy Armstrong.  He was 12 of 29 for 223 yards, he ran for 45 yards and didn’t turn the ball over.  Armstrong has been doing his work behind a shaky offensive line that needs some work.  Nebraska ran the ball just about two-thirds […] Read More »

Bluejays win 22nd home game in a row after victory over North Carolina Central

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Sophomore Isaiah Zierden led the Bluejays with 20 points, including 15 in the second half, while senior Devin Brooks had 12 points as the Creighton men’s basketball team picked up a 65-45 win on Sunday over North Carolina Central.  The win improves Creighton to 4-0 and extends their home winning streak to 22 games, fifth […] Read More »

Creighton soccer advances to third round of the NCAA tournament

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No. 12 seed Creighton beat Oregon State 1-0 in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament at Morrison Stadium in Omaha on Sunday afternoon.After a scoreless first half, CU freshman Lucas Staufferscored the game winner in the 50th minute to put the Bluejays ahead for good.  Creighton (15-3-2) advances to the third round of […] Read More »

Cady and Theriot lead Huskers to win over Utes

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Emily Cady scored a career-high 25 points and added nine rebounds as No. 16 Nebraska picked up a 66-43 women’s basketball win over Utah on Sunday afternoon at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.  The Huskers, who played their first game on their old homecourt at the Devaney Center since March 2, 2013, improved to 4-0 on […] Read More »

Nebraska Congressman says voters want Washington to work (AUDIO)

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Americans shook up Washington during the elections across the country and one Nebraska Congressman says voters expressed frustration with Washington at the ballot box. Congressman Adrian Smith sees the election as not necessarily an endorsement of the Republican Party, but a desire by voters that Washington pursue a different direction. That different direction just might […] Read More »

Suspect in custody following weekend shooting in Kearney

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A man was taken to an Omaha hospital Saturday following an early morning shooting in south Kearney. According to Kearney Police Captain Mike Kirkwood, officers were called to the 300 block of 2nd Avenue shortly before 4:30 Saturday morning in response to a report of a suspicious person in the area. When officers arrived, they found […] Read More »

AAA predicts best Thanksgiving travel weekend since 2007

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Those going home for Thanksgiving will have company on the roads and in the air. Triple-A released their travel outlook for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Nebraska spokesperson Rose White says they predict 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home between Wednesday, November 26th and Sunday, November 30th. White says 89% […] Read More »

Gophers run over Huskers en route to second half comeback victory

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Despite trailing 21-7 at halftime, 25th-ranked Minnesota didn’t waiver from what’s made them one of the better teams in the Big Ten–a strong running game and timely completions in the passing game. That formula worked once again as Minnesota knocked off Nebraska for the first time in Lincoln since 1960. Mitch Leidner’s 3-yard touchdown run […] Read More »

Blocked field goal return propels Huskers to halftime lead over Gophers

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Nate Gerry’s 85-yard blocked field goal return for a touchdown has helped the Huskers take a 21-7 lead into halftime against Minnesota in Lincoln. Randy Gregory got the block on Ryan Santoso’s 30-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter, Nebraska’s first blocked field goal since the 2011 season opener against Tennessee-Chattanooga. After the ball […] Read More »

Study: Thanksgiving meal for 10 will cost pennies more this year

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Nebraskans may be paying slightly more for their Thanksgiving meals this week than they did last year, according to a survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation. Dave Miller, the Farm Bureau’s research director, says the cost of the traditional holiday meal for ten people is only up 37-cents from last year. “The Thanksgiving feast […] Read More »

Gov.-elect Ricketts vows new approach to prison problem

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Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts promises to bring a fresh perspective to the prison problem in Nebraska. A legislative panel found state corrections officials use unreliable data and have failed to update policies, including the use of solitary confinement. Ricketts says he will launch a national search to bring in a new corrections director who will consider […] Read More »

CHI Health responds to rejected proposal

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CHI Health CEO Dr. Cliff Robertson says they will continue to serve the region’s health care needs even though Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska rejected a proposal this week to put an end to a contract dispute. CHI Health patients are no longer in-network if they are covered by Blue Cross. Dr. Robertson says […] Read More »

Nebraska high school graduation rate rises

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Nearly 90% of the seniors in Nebraska high schools last year graduated. The Nebraska Department of Education reports the graduation rate from last year was 89.7%, up from 88.5% in 2013. The department says the four-year graduation rate has improved steadily since 2011, when 86.1% of the high school seniors graduated in four years. The […] Read More »

Nebraska’s largest water park undergoing $5-million expansion

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Nebraska’s largest outdoor ride and water announced a $5-million expansion.  The 16 acre park in Omaha announced this week construction is underway on their first new project, Makana Splash. Spokesperson Katie Anderson says that is a 40 foot tall water playground and it is scheduled to open this coming Memorial Day weekend. Anderson says Makana […] Read More »