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Sen. Nordquist to leave Unicameral to become Congressman Ashford Chief of Staff

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State Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha will leave the Unicameral at the end of the month to become Chief of Staff for Congressman Brad Ashford. Nordquist worked with Ashford in the legislature prior to Ashford’s election to Congress in 2014. Nordquist first won election to the legislature in 2008 and won re-election in 2012. “I […]

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Crouch and Wiegert named to Hall of Fame ballot

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Nebraska legends Eric Crouch and Zach Wiegert have been named to the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The 2016 ballot includes 76 players and five coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Crouch was the 2001 Heisman trophy winner and led the Huskers to the national championship game. Wiegert was named Nebraska’s seventh Outland […]

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Nebraska voters might decide the death penalty issue

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A referendum effort is underway that would allow Nebraskans to vote on whether or not the state should reinstate the death penalty. Aimee Melton is a board member with Nebraskans for the Death Penalty and says the first step was taken Monday by filing the necessary documents with the Secretary of State’s office. Melton says […]

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Speaker Hadley: lawmakers had great session, didn’t lose touch (AUDIO)

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Speaker of the Legislature, Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney, looks back at what he considers a successful legislative session and rejects the notion that lawmakers are out of touch. Hadley gives a quick assessment of the just-concluded legislative session. “I thought it was a great session,” Hadley tells reporters during a post-session interview in his […]

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Late homer lifts Storm Chasers

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For the second straight day the Omaha Storm Chasers used ninth inning heroics to win at Albuquerque. Cheslor Cuthbert’s solo homer in the top of the ninth lifted the Storm Chasers to a 2-1 victory as they split a four game series with the Isotopes. Omaha (26-26) continues a Pacific Coast League road trip with […]

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McDermott tabs former Boston College aide

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Creighton men’s basketball coach Greg McDermott has a new assistant coach. Preston Murphy spent last season on the staff at Boston College, where he had previously served as the program’s director of operations from 2006-10. Murphy also had coaching stints at him alma mater, the University of Rhode Island as well as the high school […]

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Pierson-El named preseason All-American

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Nebraska’s De’Mornay Pierson-El has been named to the preseason All-American team by publisher and college football prognosticator Phil Steele. He was a first-team selection as a punt returner and the only Husker to be named on Steele’s four All-American teams. Pierson-El led the nation in punt return yards in 2014 with 596 and returned three […]

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Sen. Sasse says Nebraska agriculture will benefit from TPA

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse says he understands some of the opposition to Trade Promotion Authority. But, Sasse says Nebraska will gain under the TPA passed by the Senate. Sasse says advancing trade is good for both producers and consumers in the long term. “But in the short term, there are obviously reasons that some […]

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Omaha Bomb Unit called to investigate a suspicious suitcase

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The Omaha Police Bomb Unit was called to a busy road leading to Eppley Airfield this morning. Lt. Catherine Miloney says around 10 am Eppley maintenance workers found a suitcase under some bushes near the roadway. The Omaha Police Bomb Unit decided to use their robot to first remove the suitcase from under the bushes […]

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Gov. Ricketts pleased with session, despite three veto overrides

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Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Unicameral clashed during this legislative session, though the governor insists he’s pleased with the direction the state is going. Ricketts isn’t pleased the Unicameral overrode three of his vetoes. In so doing, the legislature repealed the death penalty, authorized the children of illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses, and raised […]

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Motorcyclist killed near Fremont

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The death of a motorcyclist near Fremont on Friday remains under investigation. A Dodge County Sheriff’s deputy saw the motorcycle speeding south of Fremont on old Highway 275. The deputy was turning around to follow but the motorcycle then hit the back of a flatbed truck. The name of the motorcyclist has not been released.

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Omaha police say man’s death is suspicious

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Omaha police are investigating a weekend murder. The Omaha Fire Department was called to a home in the Dundee area to check on the well being of a resident Saturday afternoon. Inside the home they located 51 year old Charles Keathley deceased inside.   Omaha police were then contacted and the Homicide Unit is currently investigating his […]

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Grand Island woman charged in fatal hit and run on I-80

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A Grand Island woman has been arrested after a fatal hit and run crash on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 29-year-old Mandy MacDonald has been charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Motor Vehicle Homicide. According to NSP, troopers responded to reports of a hit and run crash on westbound I-80 […]

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Husker junior helps U.S. soccer claim title

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Nebraska junior Jaycie Johnson and the United States under-23 Women’s National Team won the Four Nations Tournament in Norway after beating England 2-1 on Sunday. Wisconsin midfielder Rose Lavelle and UCLA forward Taylor Smith each scored goals for the U.S. to secure the tournament victory. The Four Nations Tournament opened last Wednesday, as Team USA defeated […]

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19 Huskers to compete at NCAA Championships

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The Nebraska track and field team add eight more bids to the NCAA Championships later this month on the final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin Texas. In the night’s final event, the men’s 4×400 relay team of Cody Rush, Drew Wiseman, Levi Gipson and Jake Bender earned a bid to nationals […]

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