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Incidents at Branched Oak Lake Cloud Memorial Day

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An increased number of disturbance calls to Branched Oak Lake over the Memorial Day Weekend kept the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department busy. Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister says “Area 14″ was especially troublesome and they are working with the state Game and Parks Commission to get that section reclassified so that alcohol would not be permitted […] Read More »

Child support payment option

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Nebraskans paying child support using cash, money orders or a cashier’s check can now make payments electronically. Troy Reiners is the director of the Nebraska ChildSupport Payment Center – a division of the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office – and says the state is teaming with “PayNearMe”, an electronic cash transaction network.  Reiners says the first […] Read More »

Lange rounds out her coaching staff at UNO by hiring an Iowa legend

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Kirk Walker, a legendary high school coach in Iowa and women’s assistant coach at Briar Cliff, has accepted an assistant coach position on the Omaha women’s basketball coaching staff.  Head Coach Brittany Lange announced his hiring on Tuesday. Walker joins Lange and assistants Lee Aduddell and Rodney Rogan on the UNO staff. Former assistant and […] Read More »

NU’s Green will wrestle at the World University Games

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For the second consecutive year, Husker wrestler James Green advanced to the University World Championships after winning a pair of matches at the University Nationals over the weekend in Akron, Ohio. Green defeated past All-American Adam Hall two matches to none in the freestyle at 154 pounds. Green advances to the University World Championships, July […] Read More »

Smith Joins in Calls for VA Reform

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Amid troubling allegations against the Veterans Administration, Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith feels that dramatic changes are needed to address the growing scandal surrounding the VA. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has had numerous senators, including Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, calling for his resignation in wake of recent allegations as lawmakers from both parties continue to […] Read More »

TransCanada tries to sway high court ruling on Keystone XL

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TransCanada is filing what’s known as a “friend of the court brief” in Nebraska, siding with the governor and the state in the lawsuit filed by three Nebraska ranchers aiming to block the Keystone XL pipeline. The state is appealing a District Court ruling that threw out the Nebraska law which allowed the siting of […] Read More »

National Guard Opens New Readiness Center in Grand Island

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The Nebraska National Guard unveiled its newest facility today. The $18 million dollar Readiness Center in Grand Island will employ over 200 soldiers from  seven units. It’s a 92,000 square-foot facility that’ll be used for training, administration and support. Governor Dave Heineman flew in from Lincoln for the ribbon cutting that he said sends a […] Read More »

Two Arrested In Rural Hallam Woman’s Death

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Two arrests have been made and more are possible in connection with the methamphetamine-related death of a 44-year old Hallam woman in rural Lancaster County earlier this month. Lancaster County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bliemeister says 49-year old Scott Squires and 32-year old Peter Dudek face a variety of drug related and manslaughter charges in the death […] Read More »

Man injured in boating accident at Branched Oak Lake

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Fun on the water at Branched Oak Lake in Lancaster County Monday ended with a 21 year old man in critical condition.  LancasterCounty officials say one person was wake-boarding behind the boat and fell so the boat driver made a sharp turn to retrieve him.  While making the turn another man on the boat fell […] Read More »

Increase of deadly car accidents in rural areas

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As of May 21st, 74 people have been killed on Nebraska roadways. That is one more than last year during the same time frame but 13 more compared to 2010 through 2013. Triple-A Nebraska spokesperson Rose White says their statistics show that deadly accidents in urban areas are down 22% compared to last year but […] Read More »

Nebraska Track and Field set for NCAA regionals today

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The Nebraska track and field team will arrive at the NCAA West Preliminary Round at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, AR today and practice at the track on Wednesday as they begin to compete for bids to the NCAA Championships during the three-day meet starting on Thursday. The national meet will be hosted in Eugene, Oregon, at […] Read More »

Meet the schools the Husker baseball team will face at the Stillwater, OK Regionals

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For the first time since 2008, the Nebraska baseball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Huskers, who are 40-19 on the year, earned an at-large invitation and will play in the Stillwater Regional. Nebraska’s 40 wins are the most by a Husker program since 2008 when the Huskers ended the year with 41 […] Read More »

Fremont basketball star, Nebraska recruit makes U-18 national basketball team

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Fremont basketball star Jessica Shepard was selected Monday to the USA Basketball Women’s Under-18 national team following a three days of trials at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Shepard was one of 12 chosen for the roster.  27 players tried out.   The national team will compete in the FIBA Americas […] Read More »

Several student-athletes earn All-American honors at D-II national track and field competition

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Wayne State College junior thrower Sara Wells earned All-American honors Saturday night with a second place finish in the shot put on the final day.   It’s the second outdoor All-American honor for Wells, who was fifth in the discus last season, and it marks her third All-American shot put honor after placing sixth in […] Read More »

Johanns Pleased With Water Resources Bill Passage

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Last week, the United States Senate passed a bill aimed to improve governmental oversight on water related projects, both economically and to increase efficiency. The measure, passed on a 91-7 vote Thursday, goes to President Barack Obama’s desk, awaiting his signature. Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns thinks the Water Resources Reform and Development Act will […] Read More »