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Meet the schools the Husker baseball team will face at the Stillwater, OK Regionals

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For the first time since 2008, the Nebraska baseball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Huskers, who are 40-19 on the year, earned an at-large invitation and will play in the Stillwater Regional. Nebraska’s 40 wins are the most by a Husker program since 2008 when the Huskers ended the year with 41 […] Read More »

Fremont basketball star, Nebraska recruit makes U-18 national basketball team

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Fremont basketball star Jessica Shepard was selected Monday to the USA Basketball Women’s Under-18 national team following a three days of trials at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Shepard was one of 12 chosen for the roster.  27 players tried out.   The national team will compete in the FIBA Americas […] Read More »

Several student-athletes earn All-American honors at D-II national track and field competition

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Wayne State College junior thrower Sara Wells earned All-American honors Saturday night with a second place finish in the shot put on the final day.   It’s the second outdoor All-American honor for Wells, who was fifth in the discus last season, and it marks her third All-American shot put honor after placing sixth in […] Read More »

Johanns Pleased With Water Resources Bill Passage

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Last week, the United States Senate passed a bill aimed to improve governmental oversight on water related projects, both economically and to increase efficiency. The measure, passed on a 91-7 vote Thursday, goes to President Barack Obama’s desk, awaiting his signature. Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns thinks the Water Resources Reform and Development Act will […] Read More »

Local food programs to see benefits from new Farm Bill

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching an effort aimed at connecting farmers with urban shoppers. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the demand for local food is growing to between $5- and $7-billion dollars every year and that could be an economic boon for farmers, especially in states like Nebraska. “We know that there […] Read More »

Scam alert: Hang up on robocall offering free home security system

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Nebraskans are being warned about pre-recorded calls that promise a free home security system in exchange for putting a sign in your yard. Consumer advocate Jerad Albrecht says the calls don’t appear to be from a real company and are very likely a scam. “These are unsolicited sales calls, they are illegal and from what […] Read More »

Before record crowd, Huskers fall in Big Ten title game

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For the second straight year the No. 20 Nebraska baseball team (40-19) fell to the top-seeded No. 9 Indiana Hoosiers (42-13) in the title game at the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers jumped out to a 3-0 lead through two innings, which ended up propelling the Hoosiers to an 8-4 victory over the Huskers. All-Big […] Read More »

Creighton shut out in Big East title game

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The Creighton Baseball team suffered a 5-0 defeat in the BIG EAST Tournament Championship game, falling to Xavier, on Sunday, May 25. The loss dropped the Bluejays to 32-17-1 on the season, while Xavier earned the automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament with the win and moved to 29-27 overall. Creighton was held to just […] Read More »

Storm Chasers suspended by rain

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The May 25th game between the Omaha Storm Chasers and Round Rock Express has officially been suspended at a 2-2 tie in the middle of the 7th Inning. The game will resume tomorrow at 10:30am at Werner Park with the gates opening at 10am. The normally scheduled May 26th game will begin 30 minutes after […] Read More »

Nebraska softball season ends at Super Regional

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The 19th-ranked Nebraska softball team saw its season come to an end Friday night, as two more unearned runs cost the Huskers in a 2-1 defeat to No. 2 Alabama, which punched its ticket to the Women’s College World Series by sweeping the Huskers in the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional. Alabama relied on four unearned […] Read More »

Stuhr Museum Ready for Memorial Day

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The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island is hosting Military Past and Present on Memorial Day Monday. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and primarily takes place in the 1890’s Railroad Town. The Townspeople and visitors to the museum will gather at 11:30 for a flag led quarter mile […] Read More »

USDA research aims to boost Nebraska dairy industry

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Nebraska’s dairy industry is worth about $200-million a year and research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture could help dairy producers in the state boost production while reducing costs. USDA research geneticist Tad Sonstegard says the key is understanding the genome, or genetic material, of dairy cows. “We know where the location of the genes […] Read More »

Senator Johanns Grateful on Memorial Day

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With remembrances across the state today, Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says it’s time for all Nebraskans to pay service to those who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice for the United States. Senator Johanns says now is not the time to take our freedoms for granted and to thank those who served to help protect the […] Read More »

Coal EPA Regulations Could Impact Nebraska

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Nebraska U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer is helping lead a bipartisan group sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, requesting an extended public comment period for its proposed regulation of greenhouse gases from existing power plants. The EPA is expected to release the first ever greenhouse gas performance standards on June 2. Hastings Utilities […] Read More »

Stabbing suspect in standoff with Omaha police

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A man remains barricaded in a house near 40th and Himebaugh in Omaha. This man is suspected of stabbing a woman several times around 5:30 this morning. She was taken to a hospital with serious wounds. Police say she and four children were able to run to a neighbor’s house and called for help. Swat […] Read More »