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Midwest oil refinery problems could impact the price at the pump

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A rare occurrence in the summer months. Gas prices have dropped 35-cents a gallon over the past few weeks in Nebraska. Rose White with Triple-A Nebraska says there is a chance that could come to an end. She says one refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas is out of commission due to a fire and repairs could […] Read More »

Lincoln Regional Center officials ordered to hearing

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A hearing scheduled Thursday to determine what to do with convicted murderer Nikko Jenkins was extended because no one from the state’s psychiatric hospital showed up. Douglas County Judge Peter Bataillon ordered Jenkins to the Lincoln Regional Center to restore his competency so he can be sentenced for four murders last summer. Officials at the […] Read More »

Secondary depth will be tested with the loss of nickel back Jackson (AUDIO)

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After practice, Head Coach Bo Pelini said that junior nickel back Charles Jackson will miss the entire 2014 season due to a knee injury suffered this week.  Jackson, a native of Spring, Texas was expected to compete for the starting nickel back job, a key position in the Husker defense. “For his long term best interest, […] Read More »

Russian threat to cut off farm imports not seen as big to Nebraska (AUDIO)

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A threat from Russia to cut off agricultural imports from the United States isn’t seen as significant for Nebraska. Sen. Mike Johanns says exports to Russia have declined over the years as Russia has proven to be an unreliable trade partner. Johanns, the former Secretary of Agriculture, adds the problem could be resolved rather quickly. […] Read More »

Ashland’s own astronaut is passing along his survival (and scuba) skills

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Former astronaut and Nebraska native Clay Anderson is now teaching a college course that has students skydiving, scuba diving and learning wilderness survival skills. Anderson says the purpose of the workshop is to expose students to the type of critical thinking needed for spaceflight training. “I think that’s the overlying goal for me is to […] Read More »

Group opposed to EPA expansion of Clean Water Act grows (AUDIO)

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Some groups more associated with the city than the farm have joined the Nebraska Farm Bureau coalition opposed to an expansion of the Clean Water Act. Farm Bureau officials have assembled what it calls the “Common Sense Nebraska” coalition to protest the proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to expand the Clean Water Act beyond […] Read More »

12 year old Bellevue girl takes charge during house fire

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A 12 year old Bellevue, Nebraska girl is being hailed a hero after fire broke out in their home Thursday morning. Elizabeth Mahan says she saw black smoke coming down the basement stairs and left her bedroom to investigate. She says saw flames coming from the laundry room. Mahan says, “I quickly ran up the stairs and […] Read More »

Criminal investigation underway at Department of Corrections

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A number of employees at the Nebraska Department of Corrections were suspended Wednesday as the result of miscalculating sentences of nearly 600 inmates that were released early. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says the issue is far from over. The suspensions stemmed from an independent personnel investigation conducted by the Jackson – Lewis Law Firm and […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer calls Afghan shooting a disturbing event (AUDIO)

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An American general is dead, others wounded, after a person wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform opens fire, a disturbing event, according to a Nebraska senator. The shooting earlier this week at the National Defense University in Kabul, Afghanistan took the life of Major General Harold Greene. Sen. Deb Fischer, a member of the […] Read More »

Nebraska football continues fall camp

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The Nebraska football team continued Fall Camp on Wednesday with a two-hour practice at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields outside of the Hawks Championship Center. Afterward, Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck spoke to the media about the up-tempo speed of practice and was pleased with the way it is going so far. “I like […] Read More »

Huskers womens soccer ranked 13th in preseason poll

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The Nebraska soccer team earned the No. 13 spot in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Division I Preseason Rankings when the list was announced on Wednesday. Last season, the Huskers posted a 19-4-1 record en route to winning the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles. Nebraska finished the 2013 campaign with the No. 13 ranking and will […] Read More »

Creighton men’s soccer receives votes in preseason poll

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The Creighton men’s soccer team received 14 votes from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in the organization’s Preseason Top 25 Poll released Wednesday afternoon. The Bluejays are the sixth team listed in schools also receiving votes, placing them at No. 31 overall in the national rankings. Creighton finished last season unranked with […] Read More »

Jack Hoffman’s brain tumor no longer in remission

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Jack Hoffman, who gained worldwide fame with his connection to the Nebraska Football program received troubling news from doctors yesterday.  Here is the post from the Hoffman family posted to caringbridge.org: Marathon of healing continues … By Andy Hoffman — 13 hours ago Today we were humbly reminded that when your child has an inoperable brain tumor, that […] Read More »

USDA boss says not all climate change impacts are bad

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Farmers and scientists are trying to determine how climate change will impact agriculture in Nebraska and nationwide in the years ahead, with one study predicting without action, crop yields will drop 20% by mid-century. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says farmers will have to adapt to greater variability in the weather, but the news isn’t […] Read More »

Corrections Dir. Kenney suspends employees for sentencing scandal

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State Corrections Director Mike Kenney has announced he has suspended some employees, disciplined others, and ordered changes at the Department of Correctional Services in light of the miscalculation of prison sentences. A miscalculation by the Department of Correctional Services led to the release of 306 inmates before they had served their time. Before it was […] Read More »