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Volleyball fans set for great action this weekend as NU starts season with two ranked opponents

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Nebraska features the fewest seniors (1) and most underclassmen (11) in school history this fall.  Yet head coach John Cook is building one of his deepest and talented rosters. The seventh-ranked Nebraska volleyball team opens its season this weekend with a pair of top-15 showdowns at the 2014 AVCA Showcase. The Huskers face 13th-ranked Florida State on […] Read More »

High school softball scores from 8/28/14

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Adams Central 14, Fairbury/Thayer Central 3 Adams Central 6, Blue Hill 1 Arlington 9, Omaha Duchesne Academy 1 Beatrice 5, Bennington 0 Beatrice 6, Raymond Central 3 Bellevue East 8, Omaha North 0 Blue Hill 10, Fairbury/Thayer Central 5 DC West/Concordia 10, Omaha South 0 Falls City 9, Maryville, MO 0 GICC 9, Chase County […] Read More »

Motorists can expect plenty of company on the roads for the holiday

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The last holiday weekend of summer is just ahead and more Nebraskans are expected to be on the road this Labor Day compared to last year. Rose White, at AAA Nebraska, says holiday travel should be picking up nationwide. “Across the country, we’re expecting that travel will be up about 1.3% from last year with […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman declares September Nebraska Preparedness Month (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman has declared September Nebraska Preparedness Month. Heineman says it is only appropriate in light of a series of severe storms that tore through Nebraska this year. “During this spring and summer, Nebraska has experienced three weather-related events that were eventually declared federal disasters,” according to Heineman. “These storms devastated the lives of […] Read More »

Former western Nebraska hospital administrator pleads to child porn charge

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A former western Nebraska hospital administrator has pleaded guilty to a charge of child pornography. Former Box Butte General Hospital executive James Parks entered a plea of guilty in federal court to a charge of child pornography possession. In a plea agreement, a second charge has been dropped. The charges arose from an investigation into […] Read More »

Blue Cross – CHI Nebraska contract ends Sept 1

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As it stands right now Blue Cross Blue Shield’s contract with 12 CHI Nebraska hospitals and about 1,400 health care providers ends September 1st. The two have been in negotiations for months after Blue Cross sent notice to end their contract because CHI Nebraska charged 20% to 30% more compared to other facilities for the […] Read More »

Omaha Police Officers Assoc. defends its cops in shooing deaths

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The Omaha Police Department remains in the public’s eye after Tuesday’s tragic shooting death of reality TV’s COPS crew member Bryce Dion. There are many questions still about what happened, why multiple shots were fired and is this a case of excessive force? President of the Omaha Police Officers Association Sgt. John Wells defends the […] Read More »

4-H encourages healthy eating at state fair with “blender-bikes”

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When you think of food at the Nebraska State Fair, often what comes to mind are corn dogs, popcorn, pork tenderloins and deep fried things on a stick. This year, 4-H leaders are trying to change that perception. Bob Meduna, head of Nebraska 4-H youth development, says they will promote exercise at the fair today […] Read More »

Supreme Court hears arguments on historic horse racing issue

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State Supreme Court justices will decide the fate of historic horse racing in Nebraska before the voters do. In fact, the court could rule the voters don’t get to decide. The court has heard oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by Gambling with the Good Life, which claims LR 41 CA violates the state constitution’s […] Read More »

Crewman from “Cops” TV show killed in Omaha shootout (AUDIO)

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A crew member from the reality television news program “Cops” has died of wounds suffered in a police shooting in midtown Omaha Tuesday night. Omaha police say 38-year-old Bryce Dion died from police officer gunfire. Dion was part of the “Cops” filming crew following police as they responded to a robbery report at a Wendy’s restaurant. Omaha […] Read More »

Reports: COPS TV crew member dies of wounds from shootout

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A suspect has been killed and a crew member of the COPS reality television show reportedly fatally wounded in a police shootout in Omaha. Omaha police refuse to confirm the death of the crew member, but the Omaha World-Herald reports the crew member, who earlier was reported in extremely critical condition, has died. A news […] Read More »

One man dead; COPS TV crew member critically wounded in Omaha shootout

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An officer involved shooting leaves one man dead and a crew member from the television show COPS in extremely critical condition in Omaha. Omaha police were called to a robbery at a Wendy’s restaurant at 42nd and Dodge Street around 9:20 Tuesday night. Omaha Police Deputy Chief Dave Baker says extra officers were called to […] Read More »

Union Pacific building fire in Omaha overnight

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Omaha firefighters had a problem when they arrived at the Union Pacific Railroad building downtown at 2:00 am Wednesday morning. Omaha Battalion Chief Dan Olsen says flames were coming from a sign outside the building. Firefighters were not able to reach the sign as the building is a high-rise and their ladders couldn’t reach to […] Read More »

Former Hastings man sentenced to 13 years on child porn charges

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A former Hastings man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison on child pornography charges. Federal prosecutors says 39-year-old Todd Tackwell both received and distributed child pornography. The case began when Immigration and Customs Enforcement moved on a criminal organization that ran a child porn website. Tackwell attempted to become a subscriber, which led […] Read More »

Iowa man behind bars after stealing Fremont cemetery vases

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A southwest Iowa man is sentenced to prisontime after being convicted of stealing dozens of vases from an eastern Nebraska cemetery. Authorities say 53-year-old Gary Hostetter, of Carter Lake, Iowa, admitted to taking 45 brass vases from Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, Nebraska. The vases are worth about $220 each, for a total of $9,000. While […] Read More »