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Hastings ready to launch new marketing campaign

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Six civic entities in Hastings are teaming up and ready to launch a campaign designed to promote the city to prospective business and industry owners, visitors and residents.   Those entities include the City of Hastings, Hastings Economic Development Corporation, HastingsBID & DowntownCenter Association, the AdamsCounty Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Hastings […] Read More »

Death of Omaha woman investigated as homicide

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Omaha police are investigating the death of a woman as a homicide. Police received a call asking officers to check on the well being of a woman just before 8:30 Sunday morning. Police were able to gain access to the unit and found the woman inside dead. Invetigators say her death is suspicious and they […] Read More »

Popcorn giant celebrates 100 years, offers $100,000 to good deed doers

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An international popcorn company based in the Siouxland is celebrating one-hundred years as a family-owned business by giving cash grants to people or organizations who bring joy to others through good deeds. Tracy Boever is spokeswoman for Jolly Time Popcorn in Sioux City, Iowa, which is taking nominations over the next month. “Kernels of Kindness […] Read More »

Memorial Day travel forecast is up, gas prices are down

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After a long, cold winter and a wet, chilly spring, many Nebraskans are eagerly making plans for the first getaway of the summer season. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says they’re forecasting an upturn in the number of Memorial Day travelers nationwide, compared to last year. She says almost nine out of ten vacationers will be […] Read More »

Nebraska softball wins Columbia regional by beating Mizzou twice

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The Huskers (44-16) hit seven home runs on the day to down the Tigers (43-18), 11-4, in game one to force a winner-take-all game two, which Nebraska took 8-1 to win the NCAA Columbia Regional at University Field in Columbia, Mo. Game 6 – Nebraska 11, Mizzou 4 Nebraska hit four home runs in an 11-4 […] Read More »

High school baseball state tournament results from 5/17/14

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Class A Saturday’s games Omaha Westside 7, Millard North 5 Papillion-La Vista South 5, Millard South 4 Grand Island 11, Creighton Prep 3 Millard West 5, Bellevue West 4 Monday’s games Game 5: Millard North (18-13) vs. Millard South (20-10), noon Game 6: Creighton Prep (23-8) vs. Bellevue West (16-10), 2:30 p.m. Game 7: Omaha […] Read More »

Nebraska baseball grabs #2 seed at Big Ten Tournament

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A three-run walk-off home run by Pat Kelly in the bottom of the 10th inning propelled the No. 26 Nebraska baseball team (37-18, 18-6 Big Ten) to a 7-4 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini (31-19, 17-7 Big Ten) in front a season-high crowd of 6,354 on Senior Day. The series win for the Huskers […] Read More »

Storm Chasers hit six home runs in win over Memphis

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Matt Fields hit two of Omaha’s season-high six home runs and Aaron Brooks was solid through six innings in an 8-2 decision over Memphis Sunday afternoon in the last of four meetings at AutoZone Park. The Storm Chasers gained a series split and depart for a five-game set in Nashville with a 19-22 mark. The […] Read More »

Girls 2014 soccer championship matchups set for Tuesday

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Class A Wednesday’s first round Millard North 1, Lincoln East 0 Kearney 1, Omaha Westside 0, SO (4-2) Omaha Marian 6, Lincoln Southeast 1 Millard West 1, Lincoln Southwest 0 Friday’s semifinals Millard North 1, Kearney 0 Omaha Marian 1, Millard West 0, SO (4-3) Monday’s championship Millard North (18-2) vs. Omaha Marian (17-1), 7:45 […] Read More »

Johanns Questions VA Secretary Over Veterans Care

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Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns questions whether the the Veterans Affairs track record of treating our nation’s veterans is getting worse. Johanns was among senators questioning Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki during a hearing on Thursday. At Thursday’s hearing, Shinseki says he hopes to have a preliminary report soon on how widespread treatment delays and […] Read More »

Fatal Accident Claims One Life in Douglas County

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An accident in rural Douglas County fatally injures one person and critically injures another after a car struck a semi-trailer early Friday afternoon. The accident occurred at around 12:30 near an intersection northwest of Gretna and the Elkhorn River at 240th and West Center Road, when the car pulled into the path of the semi […] Read More »

Optimistic Economic Outlook for Nebraska

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There’s more good economic news for Nebraska. UNL Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson notes that their latest monthly economic survey surged according to a variety of factors. While the outlook hasn’t been consistently strong in 2014, their latest survey shows projected growth at its strongest showing since last December, with solid, moderate growth […] Read More »

Game & Parks Free Park Entry & Fishing Day on Saturday

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Residents and non-residents of Nebraska are encouraged to visit a state park or recreation area on Saturday. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says it is their annual Free Park Entry and Fishing Day. He says there is no charge to get into the gate or to fish but other fees will remain […] Read More »

Omaha man jumps from balcony to escape fire

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An Omaha man jumped from a balcony to escape an apartment building fire Thursday evening. The fire started on an upper floor of the Piccadilly Square Apartments at 144th and West Maple Streets around 9:30 pm. The man was on the third floor and jumped from the balcony to escape the smoke and flames. He […] Read More »

Effort to increase Nebraska’s minimum wage

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Two Nebraska state senators are leading an effort to increase the minimum wage. Several organizations are behind the group Nebraskans For Better Wages and they plan on gathering signatures to put a measure on the November ballot that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $9 by 2016. Senator Danielle Conrad of Lincoln says increasing […] Read More »