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Fleming sits through rain delay and pitches Saltdogs back into their playoff series

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Marquis Fleming (1-0) pitched seven innings, allowing one run on six hits, striking out four and walking three as the Saltdogs evened up their American Association playoff series at a game apiece with a 3-2 win over Winnipeg. The 27-year old right-hander was able to overcome a nearly 90-minute break between in the bottom of the […] Read More »

Lopers can’t do much against defending national champs

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The Nebraska-Kearney Lopers, with a young team, hung around the first quarter against the defending D-II football national champs and kept close most of the first half, but in the end come up short losing 31-7 on a warm night in Maryville, Mo. Northwest Missouri scored 24 unanswered points to earn a season opening victory […] Read More »

High school football scores from 9/4/14

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Beatrice 29, Ralston 6 Bloomfield 62, Niobrara/Verdigre 22 Doniphan-Trumbull 24, Twin River 14 Grand Island 28, Lincoln Southeast 7 Omaha South 46, Omaha Northwest 45 Read More »

VA hosts open house for veterans in South Sioux City

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming up with area service agencies to host an open house in the Sioux City area for veterans in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota today and tomorrow. VA public affairs officer Will Ackerman says the event will feature lots of resources for any interested veterans. Ackerman says, “The goal […] Read More »

Ebola-infected missionary heading to Nebraska for treatment

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A missionary infected with Ebola will be treated in Nebraska. The charity SIM, based in North Carolina, has announced that Dr. Rick Sacra is being flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Sacra contracted the disease while serving in Liberia, where he was receiving treatment. The president of SIM says Sacra had […] Read More »

Democratic candidate for Auditor, Sen. McGill, calls for debates

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Democrat Amanda McGill wants the Auditor candidates to debate. McGill says debates between her and Republican Charlie Janssen would help voters decide who to choose to succeed Auditor Mike Foley. “It’s getting down to those last couple of months before the election and other debates are starting to happen, but I don’t think that the […] Read More »

Omaha woman says a gun and a pit bull helps in holding off intruder

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On Omaha woman who held an intruder at gunpoint until police arrived says her husband’s gun and her pit-mix made the difference. Barb Haley says she woke up to noise inside her home around 3 o’clock Tuesday morning. She grabbed her husband’s gun, a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun, and with her pit-bull mix by her side she went […] Read More »

Heavy rains leave many with wet basements

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Heavy rains this past week caused a lot of problems for many Nebraskans. There have been reports of streets washed away, flooding and water seeping into basements. Thrasher Basement Systems Chief Operating Officer Nick Rohe says when the ground becomes saturated with water seepage is a common problem. However some people experienced more than just […] Read More »

Lopers face stiff season opening test traveling to defending D-II champion Northwest Missouri State

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Nebraska-Kearney football team starts the 2014 season with the ultimate challenge, facing top-ranked and defending national champion NW Missouri State on the road Thursday night.  Kickoff from Bearcat Stadium in Maryville, Mo., is set for 7:07 p.m. The contest is the “MIAA Game of the Week” and in Nebraska, Cox Cable in Omaha is carrying the […] Read More »

A lot to decide in November, but you need to register to vote (AUDIO)

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Nebraskans will decide some major political races and issues this November, but only the Nebraskans registered to vote. The National Association of Secretaries of State has designated September as National Voter Registration Month. Since the intensely fought primary elections, 2,000 more Nebraskans have registered to vote this November in a general election that will decide […] Read More »

Storm Chasers take game one of their PCL playoff series with a shutout over the Redbirds

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Some of Omaha’s top hitters are now with the parent Kansas City Royals for their September playoff push, but the Storm Chasers still pounded the ball and got a dominating pitching performance in a 7-0 victory in game one over the Memphis Redbirds. The Storm Chasers (1-0), we backed by a dominant start from wins […] Read More »

Fast start by the Saltdogs not good enough as Winnipeg takes game one of American Association playoff series

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The Saltdogs scored four runs in the top of the first but the Winnipeg Goldeyes (1-0) scored six unanswered to take game one of the best-of-five American Association Division Series 6-4 at Shaw Park Wednesday night. Lincoln scored the four runs on RBI hits from Ian Gac, Brian Joynt, Jeremy Hamilton and Mike Gilmartin, but the home […] Read More »

New “Forever” stamp series promotes farmers markets

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There are more than 75 farmers markets operating now in more than 60 Nebraska cities and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is hoping four new postage stamps will help keep those farmers markets on people’s minds. “A lot of folks have talked about the benefits of farmers markets and that’s certainly true. This postage stamp […] Read More »

Truck driver accused of causing triple-fatality wreck arraigned

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A truck driver accused of causing a wreck that killed three late last week in Clay County has been arraigned on three charges of manslaughter. The Hastings Tribune reports 53-year-old Kenneth B. Johnson of Eagle appeared before Judge Michael Burns for arraignment. Bond has been set at $100,000. Johnson is scheduled to be back in […] Read More »

Police warn parents about dangers of Internet after sexual assault arrest

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Nebraska parents are being warned about the dangers lurking on the Internet after a McCook man was arrested and charged with exchanging cigarettes for sex with two teen-age girls. 31-year-old Adam Brunswick turned himself in to Lincoln police. He is accused of luring the two 15-year-old Lincoln girls to a park in Lincoln for sex. […] Read More »