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Huskers Randy Gregory to forgo senior season and enter NFL Draft

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Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory will forgo his senior season with the Huskers and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.  Gregory is projected by most mock drafts at this point to be a top-5 pick in the draft.   The 6-6 240 pound Gregory was a first-team all-Big Ten selection this year leading the Huskers with […] Read More »

Police advise to ring in the New Year with fireworks, not gunfire

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Many Nebraskans will ring in the New Year with fireworks, but Omaha Police Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says celebratory gunfire remains a big problem in many areas. Sadly, it can often have tragic results when innocent people are hit by the bullets and injured or killed. The reality is that any bullet discharged from […] Read More »

Lt. Gov-elect Foley hopes to use Auditor experience in new role (AUDIO)

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Lt. Governor-elect Mike Foley says he hopes to use his experience as State Auditor in his new role. Foley says the administration of Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts will closely scrutinize the Department of Health and Human Services as it looks to streamline state government. “There are a lot of vulnerable Nebraskans who deserve the services provided […] Read More »

Health insurance cooperative suspended in Nebraska

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A cooperative health insurance company set up under rules created by the federal health insurance law has been ordered to quit writing policies in Nebraska. State Insurance Director Bruce Ramge says the Nebraska Department of Insurance suspended CoOportunity Health after the Iowa Department of Insurance took over the cooperative. “After they issued the order of […] Read More »

Omaha Mavericks fall in final non-conference test at Chicago State

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The Omaha men’s basketball team dropped its final test before conference play begins later this week, falling 69-66 to Chicago State at Jones Convocation Center on Monday night. The Mavericks are now 6-6 (0-0 Summit League) on the season, while the Cougars improved to 4-11 (0-0 WAC). Junior guard Marcus Tyus led UNO with a […] Read More »

Nebraska womens basketball can’t hold lead, drop Big Ten opener

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A short-handed No. 12 Nebraska women’s basketball team led by 14 points with 7:50 left at Minnesota, but the Golden Gophers erupted on a 13-0 run in the next 3:40 then completed the comeback with a 72-69 win at Williams Arena on Monday night. The Huskers slipped to 11-2 on the season while dropping their […] Read More »

Huskers Kenny Bell, accepts invitation to play in 90th East-West Shrine Game

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Kenny Bell, University of Nebraska wide receiver, has accepted an invitation to play in the 90th East-West Shrine Game®. The Game will be held January 17, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St.Petersburg, Fla., kicking off at 4 p.m. EST and televised live on NFL Network. Bell joins an elite list of football greats, such as John Elway, Tom Brady, […] Read More »

Second person dies from Omaha boarding house fire

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A second person has died from the pre-Christmas boarding house fire in Omaha. The Omaha Fire Department reports 27-year-old Eddie Valentine likely died from smoke inhalation though the department is awaiting autopsy results. 37-year-old Demetria Sanchez died from injuries sustained in the fire as well. Both Sanchez and Valentine were treated at Nebraska Medical Center. […] Read More »

Bluejays Sydney Lamberty named Big East freshman of the week

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Freshman Sydney Lamberty is starting to turn heads with her accomplishments, earning her fourth consecutive BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honor on Monday, Dec. 29. Seton Hall’s Tabatha Richardson-Smith was tabbed Player of the Week as she led Seton Hall to a win over No. 14/16 Georgia on Sunday afternoon. BIG EAST Women’s Basketball […] Read More »

Nebraska Air Guard deployed to Middle East

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The war in Afghanistan might have officially been declared over, but Nebraska Air National Guard personnel are still being deployed to the Middle East. Fifty members of the 155th Air Refueling Wing have been deployed to the region. The Guard personnel are members of the 155th Air Refueling Wing. It will be a six-month deployment. […] Read More »

Driver clocked going 127 mph on I-80 charged with DWI

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An Arizona man has been charged with driving drunk after a Nebraska State Trooper stopped him for driving 127 miles per hour on Interstate 80 in Keith County. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 43-year-old Brandon Vasquez of Scottsdale has been jailed in Keith County on charges of Driving-While-Intoxicated and speeding. According to NSP, Troop D-North Platte received […] Read More »

Scammers again targeting OPPD customers

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More than 40 Omaha Public Power District customers recently received phone calls from someone pretending to be with the utility demanding payment for overdue bills. Spokesperson Jodi Baker says the scammer is threatening to shut off a customer’s power unless they pay up immediately. The amounts range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Baker says […] Read More »

Auditor finds abuse in University of Nebraska travel expenses

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State Auditor Mike Foley is critical of some of the travel expenses by the four-campus University of Nebraska system. Foley says his staff has reviewed a small sample of the $30 million a year travel expenditures by the university system. “But out of that small sample, we found $96,000 of first-class airline tickets, mostly at […] Read More »

Drop in gas prices benefit other businesses

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Gas prices dropped under that $2 mark in many areas of Nebraska over the past few days.   Sales and Marketing Strategist and Vice President of Commercial World Group in Omaha Jeff Beals says if these gas prices stay relatively low for some time, “I suspect we will see resurgence in entertainment businesses and sit down […] Read More »

Attorney General Bruning brushes off criticism in Corrections investigation (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Jon Bruning rejects suggestions he lacked the objectivity to consider criminal charges in the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The charge comes from Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, who asserted at a recent news conference Bruning should have appointed a special prosecutor in the prison sentence miscalculation case. “In view of the fact that […] Read More »