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Two Omaha teens face murder charges

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Omaha police made two arrests in a murder on Monday, June 29th in the northeast part of the city. Police located suspects, a 17 year old male and a 15 year old male. Both were booked on 1st degree murder charges in the death of 31 year old Jamymell Ray. Investigators are still attempting to […]

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Death penalty petition process continues

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Petitioners continue to swarm the state gathering signatures to get the death penalty repeal issue on the ballot. Elkhorn State Senator Beau McCoy is co-chair of “Nebraskans for the Death Penalty” and says he encourages those for and against the issue to sign the petition. McCoy says, “I’m very excited about Nebraskans engaging on this […]

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Pierson-El named to Hornung award watch list

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Nebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El was named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list. The Hornung Award is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. As a freshman, Pierson-El ranked second nationally in punt returns, averaging 17.5 yards […]

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Holman and U-S squad winless in South Korea

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The U.S. Collegiate National Volleyball Team finished 0-3 in pool play at the World University Games in South Korea after a 13-25, 19-25, 12-25 loss to Brazil early this morning. Husker junior Briana Holman finished with two kills in each of the three pool play matches. Team USA also lost 3-1 to Finland and 3-1 to Japan. The […]

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Future Husker leads Australia over Spain

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Incoming Nebraska freshman Jack McVeigh was one of three players to finish in double figures, as Australia finished seventh at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship with a 103-72 victory over Spain on Sunday. The six-foot-seven McVeigh finished with 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting and 3-of-4 shooting from the foul line. McVeigh also added seven rebounds. In […]

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Omaha collects 16 hits in victory

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Francisco Pena homered and Jose Martinez drove in three runs in support of six strong innings from Kris Medlen as Omaha knocked off Oklahoma City, 8-2, Sunday evening in the second of four meetings at Bricktown Ballpark. The Storm Chasers have taken the first two games of the series to lift their record to 45-39. […]

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Lincoln bullpen holds off Joplin

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For Lincoln relievers combined to yield only two hits in eight innings of work as the Saltdogs edged Joplin 5-3. Lincoln starter Jesse Smith surrendered two runs in the opening inning and was forced to leave the game with a hamstring injury. Zac Westcott (1-1) pitched three hitless innings to earn the win. Ryan Fennell […]

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UNL survey shows ag land values dropped statewide during past year

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Nebraska ag land values fell 2% overall in a farm real estate market survey from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It covered the 12-month period ending February 1st. UNL Extension educator Jim Jansen says that average doesn’t tell the whole story. “The land classes that support the beef industry, as an example, the grazing land or […]

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Those needing help can now text 911 in Buffalo County from any cell

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Buffalo County is now the first county in Nebraska to receive 911 text messages through all available cell phone companies. In January, 911 emergency dispatch centers in Buffalo and Douglas counties began accepting text messages from Sprint and Verizon customers with texting plans. Messages are accepted from people in situations in which it otherwise would […]

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Historic 1870s one-room schoolhouse to undergo restoration

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One of the oldest remaining one-room schoolhouses in Nebraska is undergoing renovation. Susan Cook, a park ranger at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, says visitors won’t be able to step inside the Freeman School for a few weeks. “We’re replacing the whole wood floor in it,” she says. “They did replace it […]

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Wayne County to still conduct weddings inside courthouse

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There’s a correction from some local media reports about the Wayne County Courthouse being involved in part of the discussion about anybody, straight or gay, could no longer have their wedding in the Wayne Courthouse; you still can. Only the Wayne County Magistrate will no longer perform anymore ceremonies. Randy Larson, Chair of the Wayne […]

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UNL grad is now CNN’s man in Washington DC

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A University of Nebraska Journalism College graduate is in the midst of covering his fifth presidential election. CNN’s senior Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny says the speed of the news cycle has changed how often candidates are forced to answer questions, which was the case with last week’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. […]

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Historic Fort Kearny to host Civil War encampment this weekend

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One of Nebraska’s longest-running Fourth of July celebrations will kick into gear again tomorrow at Fort Kearny State Historical Park near Kearney. Gene Hunt, the park’s superintendent, says it’s a historic look at our state’s pioneer past. “A group of Fort Kearny reinactors has been coming out here for years,” Hunt says. “They set up […]

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OSHA will investigate West Point explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday’s explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point. Workers were cleaning out propane tanks when the explosion happened around 3:30 pm. Seven people were injured and two were airlifted to Nebraska Medicine in Omaha for treatment. OSHA spokesperson Rhonda Burke says […]

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UNMC/Nebraska Medicine – National Ebola Training and Education Center

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine has been named one of three institutions that will make up the National Ebola Training and Education Center. UNMC Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold says they are pleased to accept this designation as a national leader in the world’s fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases. Emory University in […]

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