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Ralston Arena serves at temporary classroom

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A broken water main near a Ralston elementary school didn’t stop district officials from holding class today. Instead school officials turned to plan B. Students were transported to the Ralston Arena where a make-shift classroom was set up for use. More than 150 children spent Monday at the substitute building. Repairs to the water main […] Read More »

Ebola patient update

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The third American to receive treatment for Ebola in the U-S is showing improvement since arriving at the Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Rick Sacra arrived from West Africa last Friday. Dr. Phil Smith is the director of the MedCenter’s biocontainment unit and says Sacra isn’t out of the woods just yet. Sacra is very weak […] Read More »

University of Nebraska enrollment tops 51,000

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Enrollment at the four campuses of the University of Nebraska has topped 51,000, the largest student body since 1993. The university today released the enrollment numbers for the four campuses as well as at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis as 51,215. That is a one percent increase over last year. The Lincoln […] Read More »

Omaha homeowner shoots intruder

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An Omaha man is being questioned by police after a shooting occurred inside his home in the north-central part of the city at 9:10 Monday morning. Police say the man was home with his four-year-old daughter when he heard the doorbell ring. The homeowner got up to answer the door and saw a stranger had […] Read More »

Ruling in Nebraska could have big overall impact on Keystone XL (AUDIO)

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A ruling by the state Supreme Court on the law that authorized the Keystone XL route through Nebraska could have ramifications well beyond this state. Attorney General Jon Bruning is confident the Supreme Court will uphold the law that set the route. “I think the legislature clearly acted within the bounds of our constitution,” Bruning […] Read More »

Storm Chasers advance to fourth straight PCL Championship

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The Omaha Storm Chasers beat the Memphis Redbirds 6-2 to take the American Conference Championship 3-1 and advanc to the Pacific Coast League Championship Series for a fourth straight year. Omaha becomes the third team in league history to advance to four straight Championship Rounds. Omaha set a franchise record by allowing only six total runs in the […] Read More »

Saltdogs come up big to force a fifth and final game in their playoff series with Winnipeg

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Lincoln starter Nick Green threw seven strong innings to help the Saltdogs (2-2) extend the division series with a 9-2 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Haymarket Park Sunday night. The Saltdogs scored with two runs in the second. After Brian Joynt singled and Jeremy Hamilton doubled, Winnipeg starter Matt Jackson balked home a run before Mike Gilmartin […] Read More »

Missouri River levels are rising and will continue climbing

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With all the rain in recent weeks across the Midwest and Northern Plains, water levels are rising along the Missouri River basin — and the water will likely remain high through fall. Dave Becker, operations manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Gavins Point Dam, says they’re having to increase the releases from […] Read More »

Nebraska Survives Close Call, Defeats McNeese State 31-24

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“Thank God for Ameer Abdullah.” Head coach Bo Pelini may have uttered those words just moments after Nebraska held off McNeese State 31-24 at Memorial Stadium, but those same words were on the minds of another 90,000 plus inside the stadium and thousands more outside of it in Nebraska on Saturday afternoon. After all, the […] Read More »

Abdullah Saves Nebraska in 31-24 Win Over McNeese State

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It wasn’t exactly how the script was supposed to go. But for Nebraska senior running back Ameer Abdullah, it’s one that saw him play hero once again for the Huskers. With McNeese State giving the 18th-ranked Huskers all they could handle and then some, Abdullah took a short pass from Tommy Armstrong, broke numerous tackles, […] Read More »

Nebraska Unable To Shake McNeese State After Three Quarters, Leads 24-14

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Although Nebraska kept McNeese State off the scoreboard in the third quarter, the Huskers are still locked in a fight with the Cowboys after three quarters, leading 24-14. Nebraska appeared to have taken a 28-14 lead after a short Tommy Armstrong touchdown run, but the play was called back after a personal foul on guard […] Read More »

At Halftime, Nebraska Leads McNeese State 21-14

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McNeese State was on the move to start the second quarter, trailing 14-7. The Cowboys were unable to find points and were forced to punt to Nebraska as the Huskers looked to deliver the knockout blow. Instead, McNeese State found an answer and announced this will be a longer game than many people anticipated. After […] Read More »

McNeese State Strikes First, But Nebraska Leads After First Quarter

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Despite falling behind FCS-level McNeese State 7-0 early in the first quarter, 18th-ranked Nebraska battled back to take a 14-7 lead after the first quarter of play at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The Huskers were stopped on a fourth-and-1 near midfield, with the Cowboys taking advantage and getting on the board with a 5-yard touchdown […] Read More »

High school football scores from 9/5/14

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Friday (09/05/2014) Ainsworth 28, Centura 18 Archbishop Bergan 55, Freeman 8 Ashland-Greenwood 28, Syracuse 13 Aurora 46, Alliance 27 Axtell 48, Dundy County-Stratton 6 BDS 30, Blue Hill 23 Bancroft-Rosalie 66, Osceola 36 Battle Creek 41, Oakland-Craig 6 Bellevue West 42, Papillion-LaVista South 32 Bertrand 40, Eustis-Farnam 10 Bishop Neumann 28, Lincoln Christian 26 Boone […] Read More »

UNL freshman found dead in fraternity house

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A freshman at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln has died. The university reports 18-year-old Clayton Real died in his room at the FarmHouse Fraternity. Foul play is not suspected. Real was diabetic. Drinking off campus might have contributed to his death. Real, an Agricultural Economics major from Grafton, won a scholarship to UNL from […] Read More »