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Saltdogs swept in Amarillo

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The Lincoln Saltdogs squandered an early three run lead as they lost at Amarillo 7-6 as the Thunderheads swept a three game series at Potter County Memorial Stadium. Jon Gaston homered for the Saltdogs, who led 5-2 in the fourth inning before before Amarillo rallied. Lincoln (4-6) opens a three-game series at the Laredo Lemurs […]

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Storm Chasers rally past Albuquerque

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Omaha rallied with two runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Albuquerque 2-1 in Pacific Coast League action on Sunday. A sacrifice fly by Eric Kratz scored the game winner as the Storm Chasers snapped a five-game road losing streak. The series concludes at Isotopes Park this afternoon as Omaha (25-26) sends left-hander […]

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Gov. Ricketts “appalled” by repeal of the death penalty (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts expresses disappointment the legislature overrode three of his vetoes, especially the veto of the bill that repealed the death penalty. Ricketts needed to change the votes of three senators to sustain his veto of LB 268, the bill ending capital punishment in Nebraska. He only got two. Ricketts won’t say whether he […]

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Report: Job openings in ag sector far outweigh college grads

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A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows there are plenty of jobs in ag-related fields, but not nearly enough college graduates to fill them all. Agriculture is Nebraska’s top industry and a recent UNL study showed 25% of all jobs in Nebraska are related to agriculture. “Folks don’t really realize the variety […]

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2-year-old Missouri boy found, safe, in Nebraska

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A two-year-old boy kidnapped by his non-custodial mother in Missouri has been found, unharmed, in Nebraska. Missouri authorities had feared for the safety of Colton Lee Dominquez. Authorities say Colton and his mother, Billie Jo Linhart, were taken into custody without incident by the Omaha Police Department’s Child Victim/Sexual Assault unit. The Jefferson City, Missouri […]

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Henry Doorly Zoo worker seriously injured by Komodo dragon bite

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Officials with the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha report an employee has been taken to the hospital suffering from serious injury from a Komodo dragon bite. Zoo officials say the female employee is being treated at the Nebraska Medical Center. Henry Doorly received the dragon, named Albi, from the San Antonio Zoo where he was […]

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Gov. Ricketts praises Unicameral while giving nod to differences (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts praises lawmakers for working with him on keeping state spending down while acknowledging he doesn’t always agree with them on the direction to take Nebraska. In his farewell to legislators on the last day of the session, Ricketts focused on where the two branches of government agreed. “My priorities for the session […]

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Papillion 12 year old opening RockFest

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Many 12 year old boys and girls play the guitar but very few like Aidan Fisher of Papillion. Aidan and his father, Chris are on the road today heading to Kansas City where he will open RockFest with his own version of the National Anthem. Fisher says Aidan started taking piano lessons when he was […]

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Congressman Smith against Waters for the U-S rule

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Washington DC are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States rule that gives them and the Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction over the management of all water.   This includes ponds, streams, creeks, marshes on farms and ranches so it appears that any […]

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Senator will work with, not challenge governor on suspect video machines

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A state senator has decided not to challenge the governor’s veto of his bill to tax suspected illegal video machines, but to work with the governor on the legislation. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus says he drafted LB 70 after the suspect touch-screen computer games began to appear in bars, convenience stores, and clubs in […]

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Five Huskers headed to track and field nationals after first day

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Five members of the Nebraska track and field team punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships on Thursday at the NCAA West Preliminary Round on the University of Texas campus. Fighting off strong winds and two delays from lightning, Nick Percy (discus), Tierra Williams (long jump), Jazmin McCoy (long jump), James White (high jump) and Landon […]

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Political warning fails to stop second override of governor (AUDIO)

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A warning issued prior to the vote on the second override of the governor in as many days failed to sway votes in the Unicameral. Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion fought to sustain Gov. Pete Ricketts’ veto of LB 623, the bill allowing youth brought to the country illegally when young to apply for a […]

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Courts may well decide fate of Nebraska’s death row inmates

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Attorney General Doug Peterson is raising questions about the legality of a section of the death penalty repeal law passed by the legislature. One section of Legislative Bill 268 states the intent of the legislature is that those on death row have their sentences commuted to life in prison. Peterson believes that section is unconstitutional […]

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Nebraska Radio Network 2015-05-29 06:28:17

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Class A–Top 3 Teams 1 Creighton Preparatory School +7 296 287 583 Alex Schaake, 11 -2 F -3 71 70 141 David Hansen, 12 +3 F +8 77 75 152 Thomas Pieper, 11 +4 F +3 71 76 147 Nolan Maschka, 11 -2 F +3 77 70 147 Blake Tooley, 11 Even F +6 78 […]

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Warning goes out to all drivers as we’re now in 100 Deadliest Days

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A new study finds almost two-thirds of people injured or killed in crashes involving a teen driver are people -other- than the teen behind the wheel. Rose White, traffic safety director at AAA-Nebraska, says we’re now in what’s considered the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen crash fatalities […]

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