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Former Lincoln middle school teacher sentence for sexual assault of student

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A former Lincoln middle school teacher has been sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting a student. Lancaster County District Judge Lori Maret sentenced 23-year-old Jackson Hedrick, a former teacher at Irving Middle School. The Lincoln Public School District fired Hedrick after he was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with […]

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Fast start boosts Creighton past Nebraska

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Creighton dominated the start of the game and the second half and the Blue Jays cruised to an 83-67 win over Nebraska for their fifth straight victory in the series. It was also a much needed win after losses to Arizona State and Loyola. “The start of the game and the start the second half […]

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Nebraska’s county government leaders converge on Kearney

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Hundreds of county government leaders from across Nebraska are in Kearney this week for the Nebraska Association of County Officials annual conference. Larry Dix, the organization’s executive director, says there are several affiliated groups attending the meeting, in addition to county board members. Dix says, “Each group will have a number of speakers and a […]

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Family of inmate who hanged himself sue Gage County

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Family members for the estate of a Gage County Jail inmate who died in custody, have filed a half a million dollar lawsuit against Gage County. The estate of Adam Wolken filed the suit against Gage County Sheriff Millard Gustafson and other, unnamed employees of the county. Wolken hanged himself in the detention center early […]

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Gold coin found inside Omaha Salvation Army Red Kettle

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Someone put something very special inside a Salvation Army red kettle in Omaha. Director of Public Relations Susan Eustice says, “Just yesterday we discovered a small, one-tenth of an ounce gold panda coin was placed in a kettle last Saturday. What a special, special surprise that was.” The coin was dropped into a kettle outside […]

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Omaha company first in nation to use eSight device

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Outlook Nebraska, the largest employer of the visually impaired in the state is the first company in the United States to use a new eSight device in the workplace. The device allows people with low vision and certain levels of blindness to actually see. Public Relations Associate Rachael Carver says, “If you were to wear […]

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Name of hit & run victim released, search still underway for suspect

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Authorities have released the name of the person killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident late last week just north of Interstate 80 near Elm Creek. The victim is identified as 57-year-old Billy Frank Barlow, a transient from Texas. An investigation by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Barlow was apparently walking along the shoulder […]

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Creighton looks to extend dominance

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Creighton will try to continue its dominance over Nebraska when the teams meet in Omaha this evening. The Blue Jays have won 13 of the last 16 games in the series, including four straight. “Everybody is just stressing the fact that we just have to get this win especially since it is my senior year […]

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UNL professor condemns Donald Trump Muslim message (AUDIO)

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A University of Nebraska professor condemns Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the country and says it undermines efforts to combat radical Islam. University of Nebraska-Lincoln history professor James Le Sueur, an expert on radical Islam and terrorism, says he never knows what Donald Trump might say on any […]

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Sen. Sasse declares America is at war with militant Islam (AUDIO)

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Sen. Ben Sasse took to the United States Senate floor Tuesday to criticize Washington for failing to be forthright with the American people in wake of the San Bernardino shootings. Sasse blamed what he sees as failed leadership in part for some Americans flocking to radical anti-Muslim rhetoric. Sasse told colleagues that the American people […]

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Survey: Hiring to outpace firing in Nebraska during first quarter

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A survey finds many Nebraska employers plan to hire more workers during the first few months of 2016. Karen Miller, spokeswoman for Manpower, says better than one in five employers who were polled statewide expect to be adding to their workforces during January, February and March. Miller says, “Twenty-one-percent of those employers interviewed said they […]

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Senator Sasse – Domestic terror is a reality

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Nebraska U-S Senator Ben Sasse traveled to San Bernardino and released a video following President Obama’s Sunday evening speech to the nation. Senator Sasse says Americans lack clarity.   He says, “I do believe the American Constitutional system is an unbelievable gift that we have inherited and we should be clear about what it is. It’s […]

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Accused killer of pregnant 22-year-old and 2-year-old girl turns himself in

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The subject of a massive manhunt in wake of the death of a pregnant 22-year-old Omaha woman and her two-year-old daughter has given himself up. Omaha police report 23-year-old Dontevous Loyd turned himself in to authorities outside the Douglas County Jail in Omaha. Loyd is accused to shooting and killing Destacia Straughn, her unborn child, […]

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Wounded deputy struggles to recover from being shot

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Deuel County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Hutchinson, known to many as Hutch, is still under intensive care at a Colorado hospital after being shot last Thursday while serving a warrant. Hutchinson is fighting for his life at the Greeley hospital after being shot four times. Doctors say he’s battling infection and kidney problems. His daughter, Sarah, […]

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UNK prof wins international award for family research

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A family studies professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is being recognized for her research on family dynamics around the world. Sylvia Asay recently traveled to Vancouver, Canada, where she received the Jan Trost Award from the International Section of the National Council on Family Relations. Asay says, “Most of my research has focused […]

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