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New guidelines regarding annual exams for women released

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A report released last week by the AmericanCollege of Physicians now advises against the yearly exam for women who are not pregnant or experiencing problems. University of Nebraska Medical Center OB-GYN Dr. Libby Crockett is a member of the AmericanCollege of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and says they still recommend the yearly exam for all women […] Read More »

Creighton to host Oklahoma in mid-November, travel to play the Huskers. Download the Bluejays basketball schedule here

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Creighton released their non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season that features eight home games, two games at the Emerald Coast Classic in Florida and road games at Tulsa, Nebraska and North Texas.  Six of the teams played in the postseason a year ago, including five NCAA Tournament qualifiers. The regular-season begins  on Friday, Nov. 14 when Central Arkansas […] Read More »

Creighton to host Oklahoma in mid-November, travel to play the Huskers. Download the Bluejays basketball schedule here

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Creighton released their non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season that features eight home games, two games at the Emerald Coast Classic in Florida and road games at Tulsa, Nebraska and North Texas.  Six of the teams played in the postseason a year ago, including five NCAA Tournament qualifiers. The regular-season begins  on Friday, Nov. 14 when Central Arkansas […] Read More »

Astronaut Clayton Anderson hopes you get to travel in space, too (AUDIO)

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Nebraska astronaut Clayton Anderson says he misses space and hopes that someday you will have the opportunity he has had. Anderson, who is from Ashland, admits to gazing skyward from time to time. “I typically look at sunsets or a meteor shower or the moon or space and just go, ‘Good gosh, I sure wish […] Read More »

Husker hoops reserve suffers torn ACL

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Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced that senior forward Leslee Smith has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee. The injury was discovered during an MRI examination on Tuesday in Lincoln.  Smith suffered the injury last Thursday playing for the British Virgin Islands at the FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships in Tortola, British Virgin […] Read More »

Tornado’s odd behavior still puzzles experts

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While there’s been much news coverage in recent weeks about the town of Pilger that was heavily damaged in a tornado last month, other areas of northeast Nebraska were hit by twisters that same day. Gary Frerichs, from the Cedar County town of Coleridge, lost his home in a tornado on June 16th — a […] Read More »

Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom oppose minimum wage hike

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Supporters of an effort to increase the minimum wage in Nebraska believe they have more than enough signatures to get the issue on the November ballot. The measure would increase the minimum wage from the federal level of $7.25 to $9 by 2016. Now Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom will do their best to defeat the […] Read More »

Political science professor says min. wage issue could benefit Democrats

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A University of Nebraska political science professor doesn’t believe the proposal to increase the state minimum wage is a slam dunk if it makes the November ballot, but does think it will help Democrats this fall. Professor John Hibbing with UNL says despite the large number of signatures gathered to get the issue to the […] Read More »

Columbus man sentenced to federal prison on child porn charges

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A 41-year-old Columbus man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison, ordered to serve 15 years of supervised release after serving his term, and required to register as a sex offender for possessing and distributing child pornography. Federal prosecutors say Edward Johnson sent images of child pornography to a Nebraska State Patrol undercover […] Read More »

Pelini named to the Rimington Trophy watch list

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Nebraska senior Mark Pelini is one of 66 centers who have been named to the official watch list for the 2014 Rimington Trophy. The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top center. The award is named in honor of Dave Rimington who twice won the Outland Trophy and captured the Lombardi Award during […] Read More »

TV show COPS filming in Omaha

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The TV show COPS is now filming in Omaha. Officer Tony Connor is the Vice-President of the Omaha Police Officers Association and says there isn’t any acting here. It is basically what you see is what you get. Officer Connor says crews will follow officers on the night shift. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer will have […] Read More »

Maker of Obama outhouse float says two issues inspired him (AUDIO)

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A Norfolk float builder who sparked controversy over the acceptable limits of political expression says people have misinterpreted the float. Dale Remmich, a Norfolk-area farmer, says that was him, not President Barack Obama, on the float outside an outhouse with “Obama Presidential Library” on the side. “The caricature on the float was depicting me. Yes, […] Read More »

UNL to lead $11.5M research into building blocks of universe (AUDIO)

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists will lead a team from eight universities in a five-year, $11.5 million research project looking into the building blocks of the universe. UNL Physicist Aaron Dominguez said the grant will allow for an upgrade of the accelerator at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. “And it produces these very violent explosions […] Read More »

Omaha man questions Humane Society policy

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Last month Trenton Lovewell says his family made a difficult decision to surrender two cats to the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha. Lovewell says he was under the impression that both of the cats would be placed up for adoption and go to new homes but when he surrendered them there was a red flag. […] Read More »

Nebraska kids in seven grades to be subjected to new health screenings

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Students attending public schools in Nebraska this fall will undergo a different set of health screenings as new standards are being issued by the state Department of Health. Judy Martin, Deputy Director for Community and Environmental Health, says the changes should help student performance. “These new screenings will also include height, weight and body mass […] Read More »