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Men’s track and field team ranked 10th in coaches rankings

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The Nebraska men’s track and field team is ranked 10th in the latest set of United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Computer Rankings, heading into the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., next week. The men lead the Big Ten at No. 10. The Husker men’s team has 12 […] Read More »

CHI Responds to Blue Cross Blue Shield Announcement

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One of the state’s biggest health insurance firms is telling Catholic Health Initiatives to negotiate lower prices at its Alegent Creighton Health hospitals in the Omaha area or they will stop coverage. Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Dr. Cliff Robertson says they are working toward a more efficient model of reimbursement. “There’s so many more opportunities […] Read More »

Be better prepared for severe weather with free app

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After another bout with rough weather in Nebraska last night, American Red Cross spokesman Dan Cataldi  says it’s critical to have a reliable notification system, especially when storms strike overnight. “That’s when tornadoes can often be the most deadly because people are sleeping,” Cataldi says. “The outdoor warning systems are not necessarily designed to wake […] Read More »

Truck Found in Fatal Hit-and-Run Near Lincoln

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A pickup truck that was believed to be involved in a fatal hit and run crash that claimed the life of a 62-year old rural Hickman man last Thursday has been located and the owner questioned.Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says they had determined from some of the debris recovered at the scene that they […] Read More »

Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska ready to end contract with CHI

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska is getting ready to end their contract with Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals in the state. BCBS Senior Vice President Pat Bourne says this is a matter of dollars and cents and those facilities charge anywhere from 10 to 30% more than other facilities for the same care. Bourne says […] Read More »

Disaster plan should include pets

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As Nebraska prepares for severe weather today the Nebraska Humane Society reminds pet owners that there are proactive things that can be done in case they become separated from their owner. Spokesperson Pam Wiese says they have learned through other weather related disasters that the best way to be reunited with a pet is to […] Read More »

Nebraska women’s basketball adds another for the 2015 recruiting class

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Connie Yori’s Nebraska women’s basketball team added two players from Kansas for the 2015 recruiting class in the past week. Lanie Page, the sister of incoming freshman Kaylee Page, has committed to the Huskers. The Page sisters are from Wamego, KS., where they’re coached by their father, Jim. Lanie Page, a 6-foot-3 wing, joins Leavenworth, KS., […] Read More »

State Braces for Severe Weather on Tuesday

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Severe weather is of great concern today for much of Nebraska. The Weather Channel is taking notice, sending Meteorologist and storm chaser Mike Bettes to Grand Island, just in case. Bettes says that Nebraskans in the eastern two-thirds of the state should pay close attention to today’s weather forecasts, with a higher chance for strong […] Read More »

Wave “hello” as antique tractors chug across Husker State

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About 50 older tractors are rolling across the state this week as part of the 2014 Tractor Relay Across Nebraska. The ride started this past weekend in Nebraska City and will wrap up next Sunday in the Haigler area, near the Nebraska-Kansas-Colorado border. Brenda Edson, from Farnam, is driving a 1940 International “M” and says […] Read More »

Ricketts Tabs Heidemann For Running Mate

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Republican candidate for Governor Pete Ricketts has announced Lieutenant Governor Lavon Heidemann as his running mate for the general election. Ricketts says Heidemann’s agriculture background is a major reason for the choice.“Lavon has got a background in agriculture, he’s a farmer, and a livestock producer,” Ricketts says. “Until Lavon accepted the position as Lieutenant Governor, […] Read More »

Investigation Says Lincoln Man Did Not Fire On Sheriff’s Deputies

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A 64-year old Lincoln man did not fire at Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies before he was shot and killed during an eviction process at his southeast Lincoln home last Friday. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong says they are conducting an investigation of the Friday incident into the death of Doug DaMoude.“As soon as the door […] Read More »

Nebraska Radio Network 2014-06-02 13:34:23

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The next round of severe weather in Nebraska could come as early as Tuesday. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist Barbara Mayes says the day will start out hot and humid but as the day goes on super-cells of severe weather could start to break out in the central part of the state in the […] Read More »

21 Huskers advance to Track and Field nationals

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The Nebraska track and field team wrapped up competition at the NCAA West Region Preliminary Round this weekend on the campus of the University of Arkansas. The Huskers added five more qualifiers on the final day and are set to have 21 total bids at the NCAA Championships in Eugene in two weeks. The Huskers will head […] Read More »

Strong Growth Predicted For Mid-America Economy

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The latest Mid-America Business Conditions Index for nine states, including Nebraska, is up to its highest level in three years. Creighton University economist Dr. Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey, says despite less than ideal weather conditions over the winter months, the region surveyed as a whole showed signs of growth. “We’re coming off some really […] Read More »

Husker football gets a transfer from Washington

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Damore’ea Stringfellow, a former University of Washington wide receiver,  is transferring to Nebraska. He will likely have to sit out the 2014 season per NCAA transfer rules. Last season at Washington, Stringfellow caught 20 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown. However, he comes with baggage. Stringfellow was involved in a fight with two Seattle Seahawk fans […] Read More »