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Former Husker football player Thenarse arrested over the weekend

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Former Nebraska football player Rickey Thenarse was arrested on burglary charges early Saturday morning after an alleged break-in at an apartment complex on Lincoln’s  northeast side. According to the Lincoln Police Department report, officers responded to a call at 12:40 a.m. from a 22-year-old woman who complained someone she did not know was banging on her front […] Read More »

Creighton can never catch up to Villanova after slow start

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The Creighton Bluejays went seven minutes and 18 seconds without a point last night at #4 Villanova as the Wildcats jumped out to a 15-0 lead on their home court. Creighton could never make that deficit up losing 71-50. They started the game 0 for 4 shooting and had five turnovers. The Bluejays are now […] Read More »

Senators say Gov. Ricketts on board with prison reform (AUDIO)

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State senators pushing for prison reform say the new governor is on board with the effort. A number of bills have been filed this legislative session seeking to reduce prison population through reform. Judiciary Committee Chairman, Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings, says the legislature will work closely with new Corrections Director Scott Frakes as it […] Read More »

Heart failure hospitalizations spike after Super Bowl

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Nebraska hospitals and those around the country are bracing for “blitz” of heart failure patients shortly after Super Bowl Sunday. Dr. Marc Silver is a cardiologist and says that big game can cause big problems for diagnosed with heart problems. Dr. Silver says, “Heart failure hospitalizations in heart failure patients go up about 10% after […] Read More »

Nebraska gets failing grades on smoking prevention report card

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A new report card on Nebraska’s efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state an A and three Fs. Nebraska received failing grades for its funding for cessation programs, funding for prevention and control and for its cigarette tax of 64-cents a pack. James Martinez, spokesman for the American Lung Association of […] Read More »

Petteway, Shields power Huskers to 79-77 win over Spartans

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On an afternoon honoring Nebraska assistant coach Chris Harriman’s son Avery and other children who’ve battled cancer, it took a strong performance from Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields to will the Huskers to victory. Petteway finished with 32 points while Shields added 21 as Nebraska knocked off Michigan State 79-77 on Saturday afternoon. Despite being […] Read More »

Senators propose changes to reduce prison population

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State senators who held hearings throughout the interim on various problems with the state prison system have proposed legislation for this session. Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha says it is important for legislators to continue the discussion about prison reform now that the session has started. “But it’s also very important that we move in […] Read More »

Man who stole $20K from Mom to gamble sentenced to probation

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A man who stole money from his elderly mother to feed a gambling habit has been sentenced to two years probation. District Judge Daniel Bryan, Jr. has sentenced William Gingery in Gage County District Court on the charge of felony theft by unlawful taking. Gage County Attorney Roger Harris told Judge Bryan in court that […] Read More »

Nebraska state unemployment rate dips below 3%

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The state unemployment rate dropped once again, falling slightly below three percent. The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the state unemployment rate dipped to 2.9% in December, two-tenths of a percent lower than the rate in November. Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says the long-term forecast sees solid […] Read More »

Thin ice alert from Nebraska Game & Parks

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The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is sounding the alarm about ice dangers on the state’s lakes and rivers.   Spokesman Greg Wagner says there have been several recent close calls for thrill-seekers walking on the ice and this is a dangerous game of horse-play.  Wagner says those ice fishing need to test drill the area […] Read More »

UNMC Skate-A-Thon for Parkinson’s research

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What started as a back yard event has turned in to a big fundraiser for the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Colleen Wuebben of Omaha was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005 and wanted to do something to raise money for research. She and her husband, Ted had flooded their back yard in the winter for […] Read More »

Gov. Ricketts sees trade missions as key to economic growth (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts emphasized economic development in his State of the State address and says exports will be a key to economic growth. Ricketts says Nebraska needs to be strategic and aggressive in pursuing trade missions abroad. “I hope to be able to do two a year to make sure we are making those connections, […] Read More »

Kearney hockey game to benefit boy and his Team Jack Foundation (VIDEO)

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The young cancer patient who captured hearts around the world with a viral video of his touchdown run with the Huskers football team during a practice game in 2013 will sample a new sport this weekend. Jack Hoffman will be guest of honor at the Tri-City Storm hockey game in Kearney tomorrow night. Storm spokesman […] Read More »

Gov. Ricketts focuses on economy in State of the State address (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed strengthening the state economy, cutting taxes, cutting regulations, and expanding educational opportunities in his first State of the State address. Ricketts told lawmakers gathered in the legislative chamber he will bring his years of business experience at family-owned TD Ameritrade to work for the state. “To that end, I’ve crafted a […] Read More »

Two shooting deaths within 2 hours in Omaha

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Two people were shot and killed with two hours this morning in Omaha. Police near 99th and Maple Streets in the city’s northwest region were flagged down by citizen at 6:30 am. . When police arrived they found an adult male with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene […] Read More »