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NU basketball forward Leslee Smith injured at FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships

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Nebraska senior forward Leslee Smith is returning to Lincoln to have his left knee further evaluated after he suffered an injury while playing for the British Virgin Islands, in the FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships.  The injury happened during a game this past Thursday. Smith helped the British Virgin Islands to a 3-0 start, Smith was averaging […] Read More »

Former Husker Robinson helps lead USA volleyball over Brazil

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Kelsey Robinson, the Big Ten’s player of the year at Nebraska this past season, playing in her first top-level match, had 15 points for the U.S. women’s volleyball national team as they defeated Brazil 25-21, 25-23, 25-20 at USC’s Galen Center, in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup, Sunday night. The Brazilians, ranked No. […] Read More »

Former Husker ball players Gordon and Watson land on MLB All-Star rosters

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Former Husker and Lincoln native Alex Gordon made his second-straight All-Star team, becoming the first Royals outfielder to make consecutive appearances since Willie Wilson played in the 1982-83 contests. The 30 year old Gordon is batting .263 with 23 doubles, 9 homers and 42 RBI. He hit .319 (22-for-69) over the first 19 games in the […] Read More »

Annual river clean-up project to focus on Big Sioux

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Volunteers from Nebraska are welcome to pitch in during the annual week-long river cleanup event starting this coming Saturday. Lynette Seigley helps organize Project AWARE, which stands for A Watershed Awareness River Expedition. This year, it will focus on 91 miles of the Big Sioux River from Sioux Falls to just north of Sioux City. […] Read More »

Special prosecutor to press false report case against deputy

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A special prosecutor has been appointed to pursue charges against former Richardson County Deputy Sheriff Joshua Nincehelser, accused of triggering a massive manhunt in southeastern Nebraska after falsely reporting her had been shot during a traffic stop. Kale Burdick with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office will serve as special prosecutor in the case as Acting […] Read More »

On this day of celebration, pause to reflect

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Today is a day of celebration; a day when we often cook out, get together with family and friends, and shoot off a few fireworks. Today also should be a day of reflection, according to Sen. Mike Johanns. Johanns urges Nebraskans to pause during the festivities of the day to simply think about what the […] Read More »

Separate accidents in Panhandle claim two lives

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Two people have died in separate car accidents in the Panhandle. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, 38-year-old Joni Lee Twiss of Pine Ridge, S. D. died when her sports utility vehicle rolled over on 320th Lane near Rushville Tuesday morning. 71-year-old Jesus Javalera-Chavez of Colorado Springs, CO died in another rollover accident Wednesday evening. […] Read More »

Storm Chasers rally to snap losing skid

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Whit Merrifield drove in the game-winning run in a two-run ninth inning surge that carried Omaha to a compelling 4-3 come from behind win over Iowa Thursday night in the last of a five-game set in front of 13,006 at Principal Park. The Storm Chasers halted a five-game skid to improve to 45-42 and move […] Read More »

Saltdogs drop series finale

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Brian Joynt lashed a home run to give Lincoln (21-24) the early 2-0 lead, but the Laredo Lemurs (24-20) answered back with the next four and held the lead the final five frames to take the rubber match 4-3 in front of 4,125 fans at Uni-Trade Stadium Thursday night. Joynt’s long ball, his fifth of […] Read More »

Sky high meat prices could limit 4th of July grilling

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The high cost of meat could take the sizzle out of Nebraskans 4th of July cookouts this year. Annemarie Kuhns is an economist with the U-S Department of Agriculture and says if it goes on the grill it is going to cost more than one year ago. She says beef and veal is 10.7% higher […] Read More »

Relatively unknown crop from Asia could be Nebraska’s next soybean

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It has an odd name, but a bamboo-like plant from Southeast Asia could be the Nebraska’s next energy crop. Miscanthus (pronounced mis-CAN-thus) is a relative of sugar cane and it’s about to become much more abundant in a region dominated by corn and soybeans. Agronomist Emily Heaton is working with miscanthus in Iowa: “When I […] Read More »

Reinactors from the 1860s host 4th of July weekend bash at Fort Kearny

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A three-day event is underway to celebrate the nation’s Independence Day at Fort Kearny State Historical Park, the U.S. Army outpost founded in 1848 that eventually became the city of Kearney. Laura Rose, a spokeswoman for Fort Kearny, says a soldiers’ camp and living history event will be held today, Saturday and Sunday from 9 […] Read More »

Voters likely to decide minimum wage hike (AUDIO)

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Organizers of a campaign to place a proposed increase in the state minimum wage before voters in November say they have more than enough signatures for success. “Today, I’m proud to announce that thanks to the help of hundreds of citizens who donated thousands of volunteer hours, we will be submitting 134,899 signatures,” State Sen. […] Read More »

We’ve had rain. Still, be careful with fireworks this 4th

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Rain last month has improved conditions in the state’s forests. Still, the Nebraska Forest Service urges Nebraskans to take precautions with fireworks. Don Westover, Fire Program Leader with the Nebraska Forest Service, says though there has been plenty of rain in many parts of Nebraska, fireworks still pose some dangers. “We just really have to […] Read More »

Nebraska State Patrol 4th of July special enforcement underway

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Drivers – be on your best behavior this 4th of July holiday weekend. The Nebraska State Patrol will be conducting a special enforcement, “Drive to Save Lives” starting July 3rd and running through the 5th. Lt. Kevin Bridges with Troop A in Omaha says an $18,960 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is […] Read More »