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$11.3M grant will aid UNL research into the causes of obesity

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An $11.3 million dollar research grant has been awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to study the causes of obesity and the diseases it spawns. UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced the grant award made by the National Institutes of Health during a news conference on the Lincoln campus. It is a five-year grant which will expand […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman sees pros and cons; still says he would vote against minimum wage (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says that while there are pros and cons to increasing the state minimum wage, he would vote against the November ballot proposal to raise it. Heineman says he prefers how the state has historically addressed the issue. “In the past, Nebraska has followed the lead of the federal government regarding the minimum […] Read More »

Lincoln police investigate deadly fall out of roof of SUV

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Lincoln Police are trying to determine why a 27-year-old Lincoln man climbed out of the sunroof of a sport-utility vehicle while it was moving and fell to his death. The victim is identified as James Rubio. Police say the incident happened around 12:30am Sunday morning in southeast Lincoln near 52nd and La Salle Streets. Rubio, […] Read More »

Trooper seizes nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in I-80 traffic stop

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Nearly 100 pounds of marijuana has been seized after a state trooper stopped a car on Interstate 80 for following too close. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped the car late Sunday morning on eastbound I-80 near the Beaver Crossing exit. After getting consent to search the vehicle, the trooper found 99.6 pounds […] Read More »

Be on the lookout for bats

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The Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha has received hundreds of calls from concerned residents after finding bats inside their home. Vice-President of Field Operations Mark Langan says this is typical for late summer, early fall in Nebraska. He says nights are cooler and bats will try to find a warm spot and houses are an […] Read More »

Auction set for Civic Auditorium contents

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For many Nebraskans Omaha’s Civic Auditorium holds fond memories. Most spent time in the venue attending sporting events, concerts, a circus to trade shows. Days are numbered for the historic auditorium and the city of Omaha decided to auction its contents to the highest bidder. Omaha’s Parks Director Brook Bench is overseeing the auction and says […] Read More »

$125M awaits to be claimed by the rightful owners (AUDIO)

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Could you be owed some money? Perhaps. The state Treasurer will make a special effort during the Nebraska State Fair to reconnect some residents with unclaimed property. State Treasurer Don Stenberg says the state holds $125 million in unclaimed property belonging to 350,000 Nebraskans or former state residents. “And that property can include a lot […] Read More »

No captains named yet, but Pelini points out leaders on the defense (AUDIO)

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The Husker football team is done with what they call Fall Camp, but now today as they practice they move into game week mode for their season opener against Florida Atlantic. On Saturday the team just went through situational walk-throughs, a light practice just over an hour. Bo Pelini revamped his practice schedule this season […] Read More »

Husker volleyball puts on a great show in front of it’s fans at Red-White scrimmage

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The White team defeated the Red, 3-1, Saturday night during the Red-White match in front of 6,150 fans at the Bob Devaney Center. The White won the first three sets (25-10, 29-27, 25-19) before the Red captured set four by a score of 25-19. Five Huskers finished with double-figure kills in the match, led by a […] Read More »

Husker soccer comes up short against DePaul

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The Nebraska soccer team (1-1) came up short in its attempt at an opening weekend sweep, falling to DePaul 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Nebraska Soccer Field. Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored for the Huskers in the 89th minute off an assist from Caroline Flynn to give NU a chance in the closing minutes. Johnson’s […] Read More »

Southeast Community College to add more classes to attract more students

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Southeast Community College has decided to take an unconventional route to stem declining enrollment: add new classes. Community colleges throughout the country have had to deal with flat or even declining enrollment. The Southeast campuses at Lincoln, Beatrice, and Milford have seen enrollment grow by less than a percent in the past 10 years. Southeast […] Read More »

Report: Nebraska is failing in most cancer prevention efforts

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A national report finds Nebraska is making little progress as a state toward preventing cancer. David Holmquist, with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, says the report uses a dozen categories as benchmarks, giving the states a red light for failing to measure up, yellow for being part way there, and green for succeeding. […] Read More »

Former Oxford resident sentenced to 15 years on child pornography charges

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A former Oxford resident has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after being convicted of receiving child pornography. Federal attorneys say 37-year-old David Baumbach will be under supervision for the rest of his life even after he is released from prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender. Also, Baumbach […] Read More »

Papuchis has three who can see significant playing time at cornerback (AUDIO)

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Josh Mitchell is one of Nebraska’s starting cornerback positions, but a two-man competition between Beatrice graduate Daniel Davie and Jonathan Rose will help settle . It’s a nice problem to have for defensive coordinator John Papuchis.  However, before he makes a decision, he’s going to let the competition play out for another week while the team prepares […] Read More »

Creighton volleyball predicted to win the Big East

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The Creighton volleyball team has been picked to win the BIG EAST Conference, according to a poll of league coaches announced today. In addition, Creighton seniors Leah McNary and Kelli Browning were both named to the BIG EAST’s Preseason All-Conference team for the second straight fall. This is the second straight season that Creighton was […] Read More »